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Biblical Ephesus Tour - Ephesus Turkey Tours Ephesus Ancient City, House of Virgin Mary, Basilica of St.John

Biblical Ephesus Tour
Biblical Ephesus Tour, Ephesus Turkey Tours Ephesus Ancient City, House of Virgin Mary, Basilica of St.John
Ephesus Holy Land Tour
Ephesus Turkey Tours, Ephesus Ancient City, House of Virgin Mary, Basilica of St.John
Ephesus Ancient City, House of Virgin Mary, Basilica of St.John
Tour Start Point : Hotel in Kusadasi, Airport in Izmir, or ports from Izmir or Kusadasi.   Duration : 8 Hours
Tour End Point : Hotel in Kusadasi, Airport in Izmir, or ports from Izmir or Kusadasi.   Departure : 08:30 am
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Biblical Ephesus Tour

What You Can Expect
With reservation we will meet you at your requested place with our private minivan and driver.

The tour will begin with our certified, English speaking guide. Immediately upon your arrival you will start discovering the highlights of Ephesus.


Enjoy this 1-day tour, which will guide you from Ephesus Ancient City to the Temple of Artemis, the Virgin Mary House, and the Basilica of Saint Joh.


Tour Highlights
  • Ephesus Ancient City
  • Virgin Mary House
  • Basilica of Saint John
  • Izmir
  • Selcuk
Package Includes:
  • 1 Full Day Ephesus Tour
  • English Speaking Guide (An expert guide for Biblical and historical background of Ephesus especially for Biblical information)
  • Luxury Transportation
  • Entrance fees to sites
  • Lunch (Biblical lunch) Most dishes from the Last Supper.
Exclusions:
  • Personal expenses
  • Beverages
  • Tips
Additional info about tour

- During the tour we are going to take you to one of the best restaurants in the Ephesus region. We choose special places away from the crowds.

- While you are in Ephesus you will have the opportunity to taste vegetables, olive oil dishes, and kebabs from the Aegean Sea region.

- First Travel kindly asks travelers to be aware that the site is established on a small hill, with the entrance located at the top and the end at the bottom making for a pleasant meandering downhill walk through the ruins.

- The walking trip in Ephesus lasts about 2 hours.

- You should have at least 1 bottle of water.

- Visit the toilets before exploring Ephesus Ancient City.

- You will walk down the slope slowly and our guide will slow down the walk when needed.

- Walking surfaces within the site vary from flat, slippery marble stone to gravel even surfaces to uneven stone and cobblestone surfaces.

- You will walk up a few steps at some sites within Ephesus, such as the Library of Celsus and the Terrace Houses, but this is at the visitors discretion.

- Since this is a walking trip through Ephesus, participants will be on their feet for approximately 2 hours. We recommend you to watch your step at all times in order to avoid injuries. Also, follow the guide so as not to lose the group as Ephesus is quite crowded with groups at high season.

- Participants must be able to walk approximately 1 mile over uneven and cobblestone surfaces, inclines and steps.

- You are advised to wear comfortable shoes, sunscreen and a hat as it will be quite warm and sunny and often with no shade.

- You are not allowed to take pictures inside the Mother Mary House.

Tour TypeSightseeing, cultural, activity, history, art, shopping, arkelogical, museum, Greek and Roman CultureGroup Size Generally 4-16 pax ONLY AVAIBLE FOR PRIVATE TOURS

Ephesus Museum :
The Ephesus Archaeological Museum is an archaeological museum in Selcuk just 1 km away from Ephesus Ancient City. It houses finds from the nearby Ephesus excavation site. Its best-known exhibit is the statue of Artemis retrieved from the temple of the goddess in Ephesus. Museum closed at the end of 2012, and reopened in November 2014 after extensive renovations.


Seven sleepers :
Ephesus is believed to be the city of the Seven Sleepers. The story of the Seven Sleepers, who are considered saints by Catholics and Orthodox Christians and whose story is also mentioned in the Qur'an,[59] tells that they were persecuted because of their belief in God and that they slept in a cave near Ephesus for centuries.


Terrace Houses :
The additional fee is well worth it as it takes at least half an hour to do the tour and could take a lot longer. Don't miss the great views of Ephesus from the top of the terraces after you exit - great for photographs. Its a pity that the exterior of the building is an eyesore that detracts from the feel of the city.


The Isabey Mosque :
The Isabey Mosque (Turkish: İsa Bey Camii), constructed in 1374–75, is one of the oldest and most impressive works of architectural art remaining from
the Anatolian beyliks. The mosque is situated on the outskirts of the Ayasluğ Hills at Selcuk, Izmir.


The Village of Sirince :
Sirince (pronounced Şirince) is a village of 500 inhabitants in İzmir Province, Turkey, located about 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) east of the town Selcuk.
Sirince was settled when Ephesus was abandoned in the 15th century but most of what one sees today dates from the 19th century. There is a story that the village was settled by freed Greek slaves who named the village Çirkince (meaning "Ugly" in Turkish) to deter others from following them. The village's name was changed to Şirince (meaning "Pleasant") in 1926 by the governor of Izmir Province.


Camel Wrestling :
The annual camel wrestling championship takes place at Selçuk-Pamucak (Ephesus Beach) in January.


Railway Museum :
In the village of Çamlık is the Çamlık Railway Museum.

Day-1
Ephesus Turkey Tours - Ephesus Ancient City, House of Virgin Mary, Basilica of St.John

8:30am: Meet at hotel, Airport in Izmir, or ports from Izmir or Kusadasi.

9:00am: House of Virgin Mary.

10:45am: Ephesus Ancient City

12:45pm: Biblical Lunch in Selcuk

14:00pm: Temple of Artemis

14:50pm: The Basilica of Saint John

16:30pm: Free time for your leisure

17:00pm: Drive to hotel, Airport in Izmir, or ports from Izmir or Kusadasi.

Package Includes:
  • 1 Full Day Ephesus Tour
  • English Speaking Guide (An expert guide for Biblical and historical background of Ephesus especially for Biblical information)
  • Luxury Transportation
  • Entrance fees to sites
  • Lunch (Biblical lunch) Most dishes from the Last Supper.
Exclusions:
  • Personal expenses
  • Beverages
  • Tips
First Travel (www.travelturkey.com) is official A Group Travel Agency; member of (TURSAB)Turkish Travel Agencies Associations since 1993. Membership Id : 2399 All scheduled times are approximate and subject to change due to weather conditions and weight restrictions.
  • Infants travel at no charge during our packages except for taxes on internal flight tickets. Please ask the rate for infants and children. The rate for children is 50% of the package rate.
  • We have English speaking Tour Guides for all of our group tours. Private tours are available with your own language. If you are a group of family and/or friends and need another language speaking guide, just contact us.
  • Times are subject to change due to local traffic and weather conditions.
  • There is no special visa needed to visit Ephesus and other part of Turkey.
  • Check the weather in the Ephesus region of Turkey before coming and dress appropriately. We recommend that you wear sports/casual clothes and shoes.
  • You can expect to receive confirmation at the time of booking.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Infant seats are available upon request if advised at time of booking.
    Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking:
  • Ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time.
  • Payment can be taken in cash when the minivan picks you up.

Our tours are designed for small groups and if you wish to make your package with private guide and transportation we can arrange it.
If You want to book this tour private please complete your reservation from private book button.


Tour availability days Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun From December 2015 till December 2020

Infiants (0 - 6 yrs) are free during our packages. We do charge only taxes for internal flight tickets. Please ask rate for infiants and children. The rate for children (7-11 yrs) %50 off from the package rate.

0 €
Infant
20 €
Child 7-11 yrs
45 €
Adult