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House of the Virgin Mary (Meryem Ana Evi) Tours and Activities

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St. Mary’s House in Ephesus is believed by many to be the place where the mother of Jesus, the Virgin Mary, spent her final days, and has attracted hundreds of thousands of visitors and pilgrims seeking the healing properties of the spring that runs beneath the stone home since its discovery in the 19th-century.

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Ephesus and St. Mary's House Day Trip from Izmir

Ephesus and St. Mary's House Day Trip from Izmir

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Travel back to times to see the ancient christian ruins of Ephesus and visit St. Mary’s House during this guided day trip from Izmir. Along the eastern Mediterranean, discover the old yet well preserved city of Ephesus. Then, traverse to a famous pilgrimage site where the Virgin Mary spent her remaining days.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$85.00
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$85.00

Private Shore Excursion: Ephesus, Terrace Houses, St. Mary House, St. John Basilica

Private Shore Excursion: Ephesus, Terrace Houses, St. Mary House, St. John Basilica

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Combine visits to some of Turkey's most important highlights in this 8-hour guided shore excursion from Kusadasi. With a dedicated guide, visit Ephesus (Efeze), St. Mary's House, the Terrace Houses, and St. John's Basilica. This private shore excursion ensures personalized attention from your guide and includes lunch in a local restaurant.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$45.00
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$45.00

Ancient Ephesus Tour from/to Istanbul

Ancient Ephesus Tour from/to Istanbul

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Maximize your time in Turkey with an organized day tour to Ephesus.  Forget the stress of planning as the comprehensive tour includes your plane ticket to Izmir, hotel pickup and drop-off, a filling buffet lunch, and entry fees. With your guide running the show, all you have to do is relax and enjoy one of Turkey’s most famous UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
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  • 14 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$248.00
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$248.00
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Small Group: Full Day Ancient Ephesus Tour With House of Virgin Mary From Kusadasi

Small Group: Full Day Ancient Ephesus Tour With House of Virgin Mary From Kusadasi

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Harken the days of biblical times during this full-day small-group tour of Ephesus from Kusadasi. Your knowledgable local guide will first take you to the historic Basilica of St. John, where the disciple wrote his famous gospel. Next you will visit the ancient city of Ephesus, once the greatest city in the Roman Empire and home to the Library of Celcius, Temple of Hadrian and the Odeon. After spending time exploring at your own pace you’ll travel to the House of the Virgin Mary, where the famous biblical figure is thought to have lived before she died. Don’t miss this opportunity to see some of the most ancient sites in all of Asia and learn about the region’s important history and culture.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$40.00
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$40.00

Ephesus Shore Excursion from Kusadasi Port

Ephesus Shore Excursion from Kusadasi Port

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When your cruise ship docks in Kusadasi, explore Ephesus and the surrounding sights on a shore excursion led by a local guide. Skip the line with pre-purchased tickets and see The Grand Theatre, Library of Celsus, and other monuments within the ancient ruins. Next, go to the nearby House of Virgin Mary and the site where the Temple of Artemis once stood. You also have time to take in the Terrace Houses (own expense). Includes lunch, guide, transport by air-conditioned minivan, and port pickup and drop-off.
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  • 5 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$80.56
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$80.56

Ephesus Small Group Tour From Kusadasi - Selcuk

Ephesus Small Group Tour From Kusadasi - Selcuk

Explore Ancient Turkey on a full-day tour of Ephesus, and surrounding areas. Traverse Ephesus on foot and see the Tempe of Hadrian, the Library of Ephesus with its grand Columns and statues, and many other sights.  After a lunch break, visit the Temple of Artemis and then have time to explore the the Greek village of Sirince known for its wine production, olives, and organic farming. Stop for a presentation on the art of traditional Turkish carpet eating before making the journey back to your hotel.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$57.54
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$57.54

Daily Ephesus Tour from Istanbul by Flight

Daily Ephesus Tour from Istanbul by Flight

Visit the ancient city of Ephesus with one of the TOP RATED agencies in Turkey. Experience one of the major destinations of Turkey. This daily Ephesus tour starts with a flight from Istanbul to Ephesus (Izmir) to visit Temple of Artemis, Library of Celsus, Ancient city of Ephesus with ruins, and House of Virgin Mary. The tour ends with a flight back to Istanbul and a transfer to your hotel.
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  • 12 to 16 hours
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$340.00
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$340.00
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SKIP THE LINE : Best Seller Private Ephesus Tour / PRIVATE TOUR

SKIP THE LINE : Best Seller Private Ephesus Tour / PRIVATE TOUR

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THIS IS A PRIVATE TOUR, NOBODY WILL BE IN THE TOUR BESIDE YOUR PARTY / Discover all the highlights of Ephesus with well-educated professional local tour guide. Visit one of the UNESCO listed places that is Ancient City of Ephesus, walk on the streets where Apostle Paul and John walked, see the Grand Theatre of Ephesus that St. Paul preached to Ephesians, take excellent pictures in front of Celsus Library,explore Roman Baths,Temple of Hadrian, Public Toilets, Marble Street, Agora, etc. See superb preserved Terrace Houses that are for the rich people during the Roman time in Ephesus, famous with unique mosaic and frescos. Feel very peaceful atmosphere of shrine that is the most important Biblical Site in Turkey, House of the Virgin Mary. See the location of Temple of Artemis that is one of the wonders of ancient world. Take great pictures of the fascinating sites with recommendation of your expert local tour guide. Upon to your request, you will have a chance for a local lunch.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$88.00
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$88.00
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PRIVATE TOUR: Best of Ephesus Tours ( Skip the line )

PRIVATE TOUR: Best of Ephesus Tours ( Skip the line )

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THIS IS A PRIVATE TOUR, NOBODY WILL BE IN THE TOUR BESIDE YOUR PARTY/ Do not lose this opportunity that may come once in your life time. You will visit the most popular sights with an expert local tour guide. This private tour lets you devise your own itinerary. Choose to visit Ephesus, the Temple of Artemis, and the House of the Virgin Mary; shop for traditional handicrafts; or Terrace Houses.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$96.33
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$96.33
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SKIP THE LINE: Best Seller Highlights of Ephesus Private Tour

SKIP THE LINE: Best Seller Highlights of Ephesus Private Tour

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Discover fascinating archaeological site of Ephesus and House of the Virgin Mary with an expert local tour guide on this small group tour. Your expert tour guide will meet you at port, then take you two thousand years back with all tiny details that you would have never know existed. This small group tour is a good example of how guided tours should be done, with well prepared guides, who know and love their country and ready to answer all your questions. We ensure great value for money. Upon to your request, you will have a chance for a local lunch in a local restaurant.  THIS SMALL GROUP TOUR ( max 10 pax ) IS ONLY FOR THE CRUISE SHIP GUESTS FROM CRUISE PORTS. IF YOU ARE NOT FROM A CRUISE SHIP, PLEASE DO NOT BOOK THIS TOUR AND CHECK OUR OTHER TOUR OPTIONS.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$88.00
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$88.00
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PRIVATE TOUR: Best of Ephesus Tours ( Skip Ticket Lines )

PRIVATE TOUR: Best of Ephesus Tours ( Skip Ticket Lines )

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THIS IS A PRIVATE TOUR ONLY FOR YOU AND YOUR TRAVEL COMPANIONS / Enjoy your full day,private guided tour that combined ancient Roman and Biblical history in Ancient City of Ephesus, House of the Virgin Mary and Temple of Artemis. This private tour will give you the opportunity to understand typical life of the Romans. Walk on the streets that Apostle Paul and John walked, see the Grand Theatre of Ephesus that St. Paul preached to Ephesians, take great pictures in front of Celsus Library,explore Roman Baths,Temple of Hadrian, Public Toilets, Marble Street, etc. Feel very peaceful atmosphere of House of the Virgin Mary; see the Temple of Artemis that was one of the seven wonders of ancient world. Ensure a personalized experience with your knowledgeable guide. It is a private tour, so you can spend your time in the sites as much as you wished, take pictures from the best foto ops that are shown by your guide, ask your questions to your private guide.  
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$82.06
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$82.06
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Kusadasi Shore Excursion: Ephesus Sightseeing Tour

Kusadasi Shore Excursion: Ephesus Sightseeing Tour

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Discover the fascinating ancient city of Ephesus on this Ephesus shore excursion from Kusadasi. On this Ephesus Turkey tour, depart from your cruise ship in Kusadasi and meet your expert guide, then venture to one of Turkey’s best preserved ancient cities. During Roman and Greek times, Ephesus was an important religious and commercial center. Explore the ruins and learn about this fascinating slice of Turkish history, including the Temple of Hadrian, Fountains of Trajan, the Library of Celsius and the Great Theater, then return to your ship for an on-time departure. 
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$85.00
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$85.00

5 - 6 Hours Mini Group (Max 10 pax) Excursion to Ephesus -Entrances are included

5 - 6 Hours Mini Group (Max 10 pax) Excursion to Ephesus -Entrances are included

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Journey back to ancient Rome on this half-day shore excursion to Ephesus from Kusadasi. Marvel over the magnificent ruins of Ephesus, including the Grand Theater, Temple of Hadrian, and the Library of Celsus, then explore the Terrace Houses, where the city’s wealthiest residents once lived. That’s not all: you also visit the House of Virgin Mary, where Mary allegedly spent her last days, and the ruins of the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$44.00
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$44.00
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Small Group Ephesus Tour

Small Group Ephesus Tour

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Explore the ancient ruins and religious sites of Ephesus on a full-day, small group tour with lunch and an experienced guide. Follow the trail of the Virgin Mary to her mountainside house, then trace a route through the ancient city’s ruins, temples, theatre and the great Celsus Library. See an iconic mosque made of brick, marble and tiles, then see the ruined foundations of the Temple of Artemis, once a Wonder of the Ancient World.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$74.81
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Small Group Ephesus Tour From Kusadasi / Selcuk

Small Group Ephesus Tour From Kusadasi / Selcuk

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In the morning, your guide will meet with you at Kusadasi hotel. We reach to Ephesus. Ephesus, was the second largest city in the Roman Empire over 250.000 people in the 1st BC. Ranking only behind Rome it was the second largest city in the world. Ephesus was also a harbour city. And, this giant city was built only with marbel. Did you know Ephesus had a largest amphitheater in the ancient world over 25.000 seats? The House of Virgin Mary, is a place where according to the beliefs of many people Mary, the mother of Jesus, spent her last years of her life. Temple of Artemis or Artemision, also known as the Temple of Diana, was a Greek Temple dedicated to the goddess Artemis. It was located in Ephesus and it was one of the seven wonders of the world. The Isabey Mosque, constructed in 1374 – 1375, is one of the oldest and most impressive works of architectural art remaining from the Anatolian Beyliks. In the end of the tour, you will be transferred to your hotel.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
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$63.30
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$63.30
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Small-Group: Ephesus and The House of Virgin Mary Day Trip from Istanbul
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Small-Group: Ephesus and The House of Virgin Mary Day Trip from Istanbul

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Travel back in time nearly two millennia and discover the House of Virgin Mary and Ephesus during this guided day trip from Istanbul. With round-trip flights to Izmir included, you'll fly to the best preserved ancient city in the eastern Mediterranean for an epic trip. Stroll along roads once roamed by toga-clothed Romans; enjoy visits to the Library of Celsus, the stunning Great Theatre; gaze at temples and walk along shop-lined streets. You'll then explore the ruins of the Temple of Artemis, have lunch, and highlight your day with a tour of the stone home where it’s believed the Virgin Mary spent her final days. Numbers limited to 14 on this small-group tour.
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  • 15 hours
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$325.00
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$325.00

Ephesus Small Group Tour From Kusadasi / Selcuk Hotels

Ephesus Small Group Tour From Kusadasi / Selcuk Hotels

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Ephesus, was the second largest city in the Roman Empire over 250.000 people in the 1st BC. Ranking only behind Rome it was the second largest city in the world. Ephesus was also a harbour city. And, this giant city was built only with marbel. Did you know Ephesus had a largest amphitheater in the ancient world over 25.000 seats? Temple of Artemis or Artemision, also known as the Temple of Diana, was a Greek Temple dedicated to the goddess Artemis. It was located in Ephesus and it was one the seven wonders of the world. The House of Virgin Mary, is a place where according to the beliefs of many people Mary, the mother of Jesus, spent her last years of her life. She was supposed to arrive at Ephesus together with St. John and lived there in the years 37-45 CE until her Assumption or Dormition. The Isabey Mosque, constructed in 1374 – 1375, is one of the oldest and most impressive works of architectural art remaining from the Anatolian Beyliks..
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$68.00
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$68.00
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8-Hour Ephesus Sightseeing Tour with Lunch Included

8-Hour Ephesus Sightseeing Tour with Lunch Included

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Ephesus is one of the best preserved ancient sites in the world, but planning a visit to the famous ruins takes serious planning. During this hassle-free, all-inclusive day trip, you can settle back and relax while someone else handles the logistics. Enjoy private pickup from Kusadasi and a complimentary lunch with a small-group tour. You’ll also visit Virgin Mary House, and can opt for a carpet or leather-making demonstration.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
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$74.81
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Ephesus Sightseeing Tour

Ephesus Sightseeing Tour

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Venture back in time and experience Christian history during a guided sightseeing tour of Ephesus from Kusadesi. Travel to the Mediterranean’s ancient city and discover one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World - the Temple of Artemis. Admire the immensity of the Library of Celsus and the Great Theater. You will have a traditional Turkish lunch and then be inspired by the House of the Virgin Mary, where Mary eternally rests.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$85.00
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$85.00

Private Tour : Highlights of Ephesus Private Tour

Private Tour : Highlights of Ephesus Private Tour

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Visit the UNESCO World Heritage site of Ephesus, as well as other important spots nearby, on this easy day trip from Izmir. It’s a great option for travelers short on time on the Aegean Coast of Turkey, who don’t want to waste time with public transit. As this is a private tour you can customize the itinerary to suit your interests, and go at your own pace.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$87.00
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$87.00
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Ephesus Small Group Day Tour from Selcuk

Ephesus Small Group Day Tour from Selcuk

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Explore Turkey's remarkable history on a full-day, small-group tour of Ephesus and surrounding sites from Selcuk, and follow in the footsteps of ancient Greeks, Roman republicans, Goth warriors and early Christians. See archeological excavations that uncovered bright mosaics, an ancient library, carved goddesses and private homes, and explore the remains of the Temple of Artemis. Visit the mountainside House of Virgin Mary then step into the world of the Seljuq dynasty at the 14th-century Isa Bey mosque.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$57.54
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All inclusive Private Tour: Ephesus, Artemis, The House of Virgin Mary, LUNCH

All inclusive Private Tour: Ephesus, Artemis, The House of Virgin Mary, LUNCH

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Travel back to Ancient Greek and Roman times as you explore the ruins of UNESCO-listed Ephesus, make a pilgrimage to the House of Virgin Mary and view the ruins of the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. This all-inclusive private day tour includes round-trip air-conditioned transport from Kusadasi, lunch, and admission fees, plus a guided walking tour of Ephesus, including the Great Theater, Odeon, Celsius library and an optional visit to the Terrace Houses.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$89.00
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$89.00
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Private Tour : Best of Ephesus Tour

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Private Tour : Best of Ephesus Tour

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This private tour of Ephesus is ideal if you’d like to explore the ancient city with only your own travel companions. Your guide offers insightful commentary and points out the best photo ops of the highlights, such as the Temple of Artemis, deemed one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world. Spend as much time at each site as you wish during this full-day trip from Izmir.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
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$87.57
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Private Tour: Antique Ephesus Tour From Kusadasi / Selcuk Hotels

Private Tour: Antique Ephesus Tour From Kusadasi / Selcuk Hotels

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In the morning, your guide will meet with you at Kusadasi port. We reach to Ephesus. Ephesus, was the second largest city in the Roman Empire over 250.000 people in the 1st BC. Ranking only behind Rome, it was the second largest city in the world. Ephesus was also a harbour city. Ephesus Museum, this fascinating Ephesus Museum houses the statues of Ephesian Artemis which are found from the Temple of Artemis, Eros Statues, Hall of the Roman Empires, the Carvings of Hadrian Temple, biblical inscriptions statue of Dormition and the statues of Augustus and Livia. The House of Virgin Mary, is a place where according to the beliefs of many people Mary, the mother of Jesus, spent her last years of her life. St. John Basilica, was a basilica in Ephesus. It was constructed by Justinian I in the 6th Century. It stands over the believed burial site of John the Apostle. In the end of the tour, you will be transferred to Kusadasi port.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$119.00
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