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Tour of Ephesus, Ephesus Archaeological Museum & House of the Virgin Mary

by Castle Travel
per adult Price is $120
Duration: {0} Duration: 8h Free Cancellation Free Cancellation No Booking Fees E-voucher (printout not required) E-voucher (printout not required) Offered in: English Offered in: English Picks up from select hotels Picks up from select hotels

Highlights

Exploration of must-see sights of Ephesus in a single day

Impressive 2nd-century frescoes at the Terraced Houses

Discovery of artifacts at the Ephesus Archaeological Museum

The best-preserved & largest archelogical site in Turkey

House of the Virgin Mary, a site for Catholics & Muslims

Highlights

Exploration of must-see sights of Ephesus in a single day

Impressive 2nd-century frescoes at the Terraced Houses

Discovery of artifacts at the Ephesus Archaeological Museum

The best-preserved & largest archelogical site in Turkey

House of the Virgin Mary, a site for Catholics & Muslims

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8:00 AM, Tour in English, includes Food Only

Duration 8h

Live Commentary in English.

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Total price is $120, taxes included

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Tour of Ephesus, Ephesus Archaeological Museum & House of the Virgin Mary

Activity Location

Ephesus

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Hotel Pickup

    Izmir

  • Izmir Port Pickup

    Atatürk Cad.

    Konak/İzmir 35480

  • Izmir Airport Pickup

    Dokuz Eylül Mh.,

    Gaziemir/İzmir 35410


Description

Travel back in time to the glory days of the Roman Empire as you discover the ruins of the most complete Classical city on earth. Explore Ephesus, the Terrace Houses, the Ephesus Archaeological Museum, and the House of the Virgin Mary all in one well-planed day.

After your hassle-free hotel pickup, it's just an hour-long drive through the Turkish countryside to the city of Ephesus. As you wander among the impressive ruins, your guide's insight paints a vivid picture of Ephesian daily life. Gaze upon the grand facade of the Library of Celsus, as well as the marble pillars of the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. To get a glimpse into how the city's upper crust lived, take a trip up the hill to the Terraced Houses, home to the Ephesian elite and many superbly preserved 2nd-century frescoes.

Get back on the road for a quick ride to your next stop, the Ephesus Archaeological Museum. You can peruse a wealth of artifacts from excavations of sites like the Basilica of St. John, believed to be the burial place of John the Apostle. Check out finds from the Belevi Mausoleum, known for holding the grandiose tomb of Greek king Antiochus II Theos.

Finally, head up Mt. Koressos to pay a visit to the House of Virgin Mary, a destination for both Catholic and Muslim pilgrims. Learn all about this modest chapel, where Mary is believed to have spent her final years, before catching your ride back to Izmir.


Inclusions

  • Guided tour of Ephesus, Ephesus Archaeological Museum, Terraced Houses, & House of Mother Mary

  • Admission fees

  • Lunch

  • Roundtrip transportation to and from most Izmir hotels, Izmir Port, and Izmir Aiport

  • Live tour commentary provided in English


Exclusions

  • Beverages


Know Before You Book

  • Children under 5 and younger are complimentary.

  • Children 12 and younger must be accompanied by an adult.

  • Please notify the tour operator in advance if you will be accompanied by an infant requiring a car seat.

  • Pickup is available from most Izmir hotels, Izmir Port, and Izmir Airport. Please arrange pickup when you call to confirm your reservation.

  • You will receive confirmation of your exact pick-up time when you call to confirm your reservation. Please be ready and waiting in your lobby 15 minutes prior to your scheduled pick-up time.


Tour of Ephesus, Ephesus Archaeological Museum & House of the Virgin Mary ratings based on 3 Verified Reviews

Expedia Verified Reviews

4.5 out of 5

5/5 Jun 9, 2018

Excellent service from my guide Mr. Feyzullah ftom Castel Travel. He made my tour very pleasant and with nice guide and conversation. All the tour sites (Mereye Ana, Ephesus site, the city and museums were excellent! Foof wasn't the great yet still acceptable. Excellent value for your money. I highly recommend the tour