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Ephesus & House of the Virgin Mary Small-Group Tour

by Neon Tours Duration 8h Picks up from select hotels Picks up from select hotels Free cancellation available No booking or credit card fees
per adult Price is C$113

Take a look back to see the ancient Greco-Roman world come alive in the historic ruins of Ephesus. With hassle-free transport and the experience of a knowledgeable guide, this tour gives you an introduction to the intriguing secrets of this one-time Aegean metropolis.

After you're whisked away from your hotel, start your journey towards the UNESCO World Heritage site on Turkey's Mediterranean coast. Once the bustling capital of Roman Asia Minor, Ephesus was one of the region's great attractions – a wealthy and important city and the home of the famed Temple of Artemis, one of the wonders of the ancient world.

Even though less than a quarter of the site has been excavated, it is considered the most complete example of a classical Greek metropolis. Listen to insightful stories about the lives of the people who filled the city during bygone centuries as you marvel at the well-preserved ruins and enjoy a delicious lunch in a local restaurant renowned for its authentic Turkish cuisine.

Your tour also visits such major sights as the House of the Virgin Mary, where Catholic belief holds that the mother of Jesus spent her last days, and the ruins of the 6th-century Basilica of St John, built by the Byzantine emperor Justinian I.

Take a look back to see the ancient Greco-Roman world come alive in the historic ruins of Ephesus. With hassle-free transport and the experience of a knowledgeable guide, this tour gives you an introduction to the intriguing secrets of this one-time Aegean metropolis.

After you're whisked away from your hotel, start your journey towards the UNESCO World Heritage site on Turkey's Mediterranean coast. Once the bustling capital of Roman Asia Minor, Ephesus was one of the region's great attractions – a wealthy and important city and the home of the famed Temple of Artemis, one of the wonders of the ancient world.

Even though less than a quarter of the site has been excavated, it is considered the most complete example of a classical Greek metropolis. Listen to insightful stories about the lives of the people who filled the city during bygone centuries as you marvel at the well-preserved ruins and enjoy a delicious lunch in a local restaurant renowned for its authentic Turkish cuisine.

Your tour also visits such major sights as the House of the Virgin Mary, where Catholic belief holds that the mother of Jesus spent her last days, and the ruins of the 6th-century Basilica of St John, built by the Byzantine emperor Justinian I.

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9:00 AM, Tour includes Food Only

Duration 8h No booking or credit card fees
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per adult
C$112.06

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Ephesus & House of the Virgin Mary Small-Group Tour

Activity Location

Ephesus

Efes

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Izmir City Center (Hotel Pickup)

    Izmir

  • Kusadasi City Center (Hotel Pickup)

    Kusadasi


Highlights

  • Spectacular & mysterious ruins of an ancient metropolis

  • Site of the Temple of Artemis, a wonder of the ancient world

  • Catholic & Muslim shrine at the House of the Virgin Mary

  • Ruins of a 6th-century basilica built for Justinian I

  • Hassle-free transport & a professional tour guide


Inclusions

  • Guided tour of Ephesus

  • Admission fees

  • Lunch

  • Roundtrip transport to and from your Izmir or Kusadasi hotel


Exclusions

  • Drinks


Know Before You Book

  • Children aged 2 and younger are complimentary.

  • Maximum group size is 16 people.

  • You must be able to walk on unpaved or uneven terrain.

  • Hotel pick-up is available from most centrally located Izmir and Kusadasi hotels. Please arrange pick-up from your hotel or a nearby location when you call to confirm your reservation.

  • A surcharge may apply for transfers to and from hotels outside Kusadasi or Izmir city centre.

  • Tour stops vary.


Ephesus & House of the Virgin Mary Small-Group Tour ratings based on 3 Verified Reviews

4.5 out of 5

5/5 8 Apr. 2018

It was a combination of an extremely interesting place and utmost professionalism of the tour guide. His name is Ismail. He was very knowledgable and personable. Not only we had an opportunity to touch and feel timeless charm of this place, but the way it was presented made us pine for more. I would likite to use this opportunity and thank our guide for a wonderful tour. I would have to qualms recommending it to anyone and ask specifically for our guide, Ismail Keser.

4/5 21 Mar. 2018

The guide is very knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. Ephesus is worth to visit. The downside of the tour is they will bring you to carpet factory and pottery shop, they will not force you to buy anything but just wasting time.