It was very informative and a ‘must’ tour! The transportation was very clean and on time. The tour guide was very knowledgeable of the places visited and history.
Ephesus was once a bustling metropolis, four times the size of the Parthenon and one of the largest seaports of the ancient world. The archaeological park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is now one of Turkey’s top attractions. Get an in-depth look at the mesmerizing ruins on this comprehensive tour, which also includes a stop at the nearby House of the Virgin Mary.
After a convenient pickup from your Izmir hotel, enjoy the scenic journey to Ephesus in an air-conditioned coach. Briefly stop at Ayasuluk Hill, currently the excavation site of an impressive fortress, and the fourth-century St. John’s Basilica, believed to be the final resting place of John the Apostle.
Move on to the UNESCO-listed archaeological park, one of the world’s best-preserved ancient cities. At Ephesus, listen to your guide’s commentary on the city’s role in Christian texts, such as the Book of Revelation, and the influence of Christianity on the vibrant port. Tour the remains of the Temple of Artemis, one of the seven ancient wonders of the world, and the massive, intact Great Theatre.
After an authentic Turkish lunch, visit the House of the Virgin Mary, a popular pilgrimage site authenticated by Pope Paul VI in 1967. Learn about Mary’s final days before returning to your Izmir hotel.
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We were the first to join and expected he coach to be full however only one person joined us and we were off. It was a blessing as the guide Mesut ( I think that was his name ) had time to explain everything to...More
This tour was perfect for me, I was in Izmir and I only had one day to see something touristic around the city. The tour takes you to Different ruins including Virgin Mary’s house and Ephesus ruins, the tour guide was very knowledgeable of the...More
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