Biblical Ephesus Tour

Kusadasi (Ephesus) Port

PRIVATE

from 51 CHF to 190 CHF
Per Person Based On Your Group Size

Kusadasi (Ephesus) Port

SHARED

59 CHF per person

Max. 8 people group size

Visiting: Temple of Artemis, Ephesus, House of Virgin Mary, Basilica of St. John

Duration: 6 hours

Today you will get to make your private pilgrimage to some sacred sights of the Christian faith. As you depart Kusadasi Harbour, look for a guide holding your name card for easy recognition. Your professional local guide will then be taking you over to Selcuk to visit the following sights.


Ephesus Temple of Artemis

To begin, you will get to visit the Temple of Artemis. Although now only a few parts of the temple are left standing, the sight is still attractive to marvel at what was once there. The large marble column bases that are now scattered throughout the over growing swamp land give you an idea of how fantastic this temple once was and why it is listed as one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Dating back to 6th Century B.C., it is one of the oldest relics in the area.
The Temple of Artemis used to be part of the large Roman City – Ephesus. These marble ruins are some of the best preserved you will see in the world. Throughout your tour, you will get to visit the Temple of Hadrian, the Temple of Domitian and the large theater where it is believed that St Paul used to preach. The brilliantly reconstructed Celsius Library will impress you, along with the ornate marble carvings that decorate the facade.

House of the Virgin Mary
In the Ephesus region sits The House of the Virgin Mary. The small stone cottage is where Mary spent the last years of life after John the Baptist brought her to this place. It is now quite a popular pilgrimage sight for many religions that come to pay their respects and pray for good will.

Basilica of St. John
Back down into the center of Selcuk sits the Basilica of St John. Although there is not a lot known about this church, it is believed that a tomb found in its foundations is the tomb of St John himself. The church was completed back in 565 AD and was one of the most sacred and holiest churches of its time.

NOTE!
Do not miss a chance to visit the Terrace Houses section which is located inside the Ancient City of Ephesus and has an extra entrance fee - 15 USD per person. "The houses of the rich Romans", the oldest building, dates back to the 1st century BC until the 7the century AD. You will be able to see amazing mosaics and frescoes and the famous water-running and heating system with clay pipes. Anyone who has seen it will tell you that it is one of the highlights of this place as you can picture the lifestyle of the people in that period. In this section, there are over 100 stairs, so we do not recommend it for people with physical disabilities. It takes a minimum of 30 minutes to visit.

Food/Beverage

Lunch is not included in the cost of the tour. We will suggest options for local Turkish restaurants and provide ample time for you to have a sit-down lunch.

Included

- Port pick-up and drop-off
- Entrance fees as per itinerary
- Luxury air-con coach
- Licensed tour guide
- Drinking water in vehicle
- VAT

Exclude

- Lunch and beverages
- Entrance fee to the Terrace Houses - $15 extra (optional)
- Gratuities (optional)

Dress

This tour requires a bit of walking and we suggest you wear comfortable tennis shoes or sandals. As it can be very hot in summer months, please bring sunscreen, sunglasses, hats and any other necessary sun gear with you.

Restrictions

For optional mosque visits, you need to bring a sarong to cover your legs and a head scarf for women.

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  • Kusadasi (Ephesus) Port
  • 1 190 CHF
  • 2 111 CHF
  • 3 84 CHF
  • 4 71 CHF
  • 5 63 CHF
  • 6 59 CHF
  • 7 54 CHF
  • 8 51 CHF

Shared Small group tour with maximum 8 people

  • Kusadasi (Ephesus) Port
  • 1 59 CHF

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