Ephesus tour is a must if you are visiting Turkey! You can also join Ephesus Tour from Istanbul by having daily return flights. You can join our daily Ephesus tour from Izmir/ Kusadasi/ Selcuk and Kusadasi Cruise port.
Visiting Ephesus with a guide gives you a chance to feel the amazing atmosphere of the city! Tour to Ephesus is spiritually significant for Christianity because you will be able to walk on the streets that St.John and St.Paul walked! The Private Ephesus Tour contains a visit to The House of Virgin Mary.
Shopping opportunities will be up on request!
Daily Ephesus Ancient City & House of Mother Mary and Artemis Temple Tour – Private / Regular Ephesus tour options with experienced licenced tour guides. Visit Ephesus Archeological Site on daily tour and see Ephesus Ancient City & House of Mother Mary and Ruins of Artemis Temple. Daily Ephesus Tour Ancient City & House of Mother Mary and Artemis Temple Tour is available from Izmir, Selcuk, Kusadasi and Cruise Port.
Day 1: Ephesus
Visits for today: Ephesus Ancient City, House of Mother Mary, Artemision, Isa Bey Mosque
We will meet you at the reception of your hotel and start your tour.
Ephesus had been a trade center of the ancient world because Ephesus is in that location where trade roads end by land and from the harbors of the city continuous to Europa by sea.
Other reason is Ephesus always been an important cult center of Mothergoddes, Kybele or Artemis in Greek period and later all these female figures converted in to Mother Mary and also Ephesus is considered to one of the most well-preserved ancient cities from Greko-Roman period where you can imagine easily how people lived 2000 years ago. Visit to ruins of ancient city Ephesus is the most important visit of the day. You will walk through the original streets of the city which is 2000 years old. You will enter city from top gate from the official part of the city. Firstly, you will visit bouleuterion, the parliament building of the city. So do not expect to see a palace of a king here because Ephesus never been a kingdom. After Greek colonization city was a Greek Federation, 1 century B.C. Ephesus became a state of Roman empire. Thats how you will see Greek and Roman style together in this city architecture.
After you will walk down to Domitian’s Square, you will see beautiful Nike relief. Then you will pass through the Hercules Gate where you have a general look to the city center. You will walk by the Trojan Fountain, Hadrian Temple, public toilets and reach to the most important monument in Ephesus, Library of Celsus. Last visit point will be great public theater which has a capacity of 25.000 people, one of the biggest in the world.
Other visit during the tour will be The House of Virgin Mary. As it is believed when Jesus crucifixion, he left his mother to the guard of St. John the Evangelist and because of his mission St John travelled to Ephesus with Mother Mary where Virgin Mary. spent her last days and deceased. The Vatican has recognized this small house as the final resting place of the Virgin Mary. You will have lunch in a local restaurant.
As before the Christianity period Ephesus was the Major center of Artemis worship one of the most spectacular Temple of all the times built for Artemis here in Ephesus where we call Artemision or Temple of Artemis. Artemis Temple had been a pilgrim center for Pagans of those times and been the very first example of banking in history as merchants left their valuable things to the mercy of Artemis. Today only one column left from the temple but the view from the temple is spectacular.
Isa Bay Mosque is another visit in Selcuk town which is in the old center of Selcuk and surrounded by old Turkish houses. This mosque is from 14 century, Turkish period and built before the conquest of Istanbul which makes this modest mosque very different than imperial Islamic architecture.
End of the tour you will be transferred to Kusadasi.
Child Rate Policy :
2-8 %50 of adult rates
ABOVE 8 years FULL Price
Please note: Pick up and drop off to-from has additional price. Please contact us for quatation.
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- All above rates are in US DOLLAR currency
- Topkapı Palace is closed every Tuesday
- Grand Bazaar is closed every Sunday
- Hot Air Balloon ride is forbidden for children under 6 y/o and for pregnant woman due to safety.
*Please note that %30 of the payment required on booking, the rest will be received as cash at airport.
PAYMENT ON CREDIT CARD : %3 Transaction fee and %18 V.A.T will be added in total amount on CC will be paid by your side.
MONEY TRANSFERS VIA BANKS : 10 $ International Money Transfer Fee and %18 V.A.T will be added in total amount on bank transfer. International Money Transfer Fee will be paid by your side.
%18 V.A.T will be charged even in case of refund.
When the trip is canceled by the client 60 or more days prior to the start of the trip, he/she shall be able to request and receive a full refund. When cancellation happens between 59 and 30 days prior to the start of the trip, the client will be able to obtain a refund of 50% of the trip price. When cancellation is requested less than 29 days prior to the start of the trip, he/she will not be able to obtain any refund whatsoever.
Is there any shopping opportunity during the tour?
Yes, you’ll hear the opportunities from your tour guide.
What’s the Duration of the tour?
What’s the walking difficulty level?
3 out of 5, please wear comfy shoes for walking in ancient cities, sacred places.
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