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From Izmir: Ephesus Day Trip with Private Guide & Van

From Izmir: Ephesus Day Trip with Private Guide & Van

From US$ 237.72 per group up to 15

Enjoy a tour of Ephesus, Terrace Houses, Archeology Museum, and the House of Mother Mary with a private guide and transport.

About this activity

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Duration 10 hours
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English, Spanish, Greek, Japanese, Hebrew, German, Russian
Pickup included
Izmir Cruise Ship Port, Izmir Hotels, Izmir Airport
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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore Ephesus, the most impressive archeological site in Turkey
  • Go to the House of Mother Mary, a spiritual site for Catholics & Muslims
  • Visit the Archeology Museum of Ephesus
Full description
After a one hour drive, arrive in Ephesus, which was the Roman capital of Asia Minor, and home to over a quarter of a million people —from slave traders to saints— at its peak between 1 AD and 2 AD. 150 years of excavations at Ephesus have revealed the most complete Greco-Roman classical city on Earth. There are terraced Houses, containing handsome frescoes from the 2nd century CE, which extend up the hill. They once housed the wealthier and more prominent families of the city, who lavished the interiors with superbly preserved frescoes and mosaics. The decor and furnishings of the houses have provided some interesting informations about the life style of the Ephesian elite during the Roman and early Byzantine periods. Inevitably, the houses have been compared with similar buildings found in the parts of the Roman Empire, particularly with the 1C villas of Pompeii and Herculaneum. The consensus is that the Ephesians houses are in no way inferior to these. The next stop will be the Ephesus Archeology Museum. A large part of the museum’s excavations at Ephesus, St. Jean Church, Artemision, and Belevi Grave Memorial  consists of works brought from other nearby ruins. The House of Mother Mary is where Mary was brought to Ephesus by the Apostle John after the Resurrection of Christ and lived out her final resting days here in accordance to the Predominant Christian belief. This is based mainly on the traditional belief that John came to Ephesus combined with the biblical statement that Jesus consigned her to John’s care (John 19:26-27).
Includes
  • Transportation by AC Deluxe van
  • Guiding services
  • Parking fees
  • Gratiuties to tour guides and drivers
  • Beverages
  • Personal expenditures
  • Entrance fees to museums and sites
  • Lunch
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones

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  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen

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  • Pets
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