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Guided Tour of Ephesus & the House of the Virgin Mary

by Castle Travel
per adult Price is £78
Duration: 6h Free cancellation available No Booking Fees E-voucher (printout not required) Offered in: English Offered in: English Picks up from select hotels Picks up from select hotels

Highlights

  • The largest & best-preserved archaeological site in Turkey

  • Exploration of amazing intact Greek & Roman buildings

  • Chance to gain insight into centuries of ancient history

  • Visit to the modest yet impressive House of the Virgin Mary

  • Unique wishing wall where you can express your ambitions

Highlights

  • The largest & best-preserved archaeological site in Turkey

  • Exploration of amazing intact Greek & Roman buildings

  • Chance to gain insight into centuries of ancient history

  • Visit to the modest yet impressive House of the Virgin Mary

  • Unique wishing wall where you can express your ambitions

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

Duration 6h No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in English.

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per adult
£77.09

Total price is £77.09, taxes included

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Guided Tour of Ephesus & the 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

Uncover ancient history at the largest and best-preserved archaeological site in Turkey. This tour takes you to Ephesus, an ancient Greek city full of still-intact buildings and monuments. Also, visit the House of the Virgin Mary, where Mary is believed to have lived after Christ's Resurrection.

After a drive from Izmir city, arrive in Ephesus and step out of your bus to take in its wonder. The enormous excavation site reveals an incredibly well-preserved ancient Greek city dating back to the 10th century BC. Explore majestic ruins like the grand theatre-like Odeon, the impressive Fountain of Trajan, or the complex of the Scholastica Baths. Make a stop at the famous and immaculately detailed Library of Celsus, which was built in honour of Roman Senator Tiberius Julius Celsus Polemaeanus in 135 AD. At the end of your time at Ephesus, return to your coach through the Arcadian Way, the street where Mark Anthony and Cleopatra once rode.

Continue your tour to the House of the Virgin Mary, near Ephesus. The modest shrine is believed to be the home where Saint John brought Mary after the Resurrection of Christ. Learn about the discovery of the place and the legends surrounding it as you walk through the rooms of the house, stepping into the chamber where Mary is believed to have slept. Before you take your leave, visit the wishing wall outside the shrine, where you can write down your aspirations on paper or cloth and attach it to the wall for good luck.


Inclusions

  • Guided tour of Ephesus and the House of the Virgin Mary

  • Admission fees

  • Lunch

  • Roundtrip transport to and from most Izmir hotels, Izmir Port, and Izmir Airport

  • Live tour commentary provided in English


Exclusions

  • Meals and drinks not listed as Inclusions


Know Before You Book

  • Children under 5 and younger are complimentary.

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

  • Infant seats are provided at no additional cost. Please notify the tour operator in advance if you will be accompanied by a child requiring an infant seat.

  • Pick-up is available from most Izmir hotels, Izmir Port, and Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport. Please arrange pick-up from your hotel, port, airport, or a nearby location 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 15 minutes prior to your scheduled pick-up time.


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