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Ephesus: Small Group Tour with House of the Virgin Mary

1. Ephesus: Small Group Tour with House of the Virgin Mary

Ephesus is the second biggest open-air museum in the world after Pompeii. Explore the public parts of its grounds accompanied by a licensed guide in a small group. Enjoy pick-up from your hotel in Kusadasi or Selcuk or from the cruise ship port. Your driver will take you to several important sights of the area while your guide will help you immerse yourself in Greco-Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman history. The tour includes lunch. Apart from the city of ancient Ephesus, also explore one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World - the Artemis Temple, as well as the temples of Hadrian and Domitian, the Fountains of Trojan, Polio, the Library of Celsus, and the Great Theater, which was once the center point of entertainment for up to 24,000 people. You will also get to see the House where Virgin Mary is believed to have spent her last years in life. The tour ends at approximately 4:00 PM, at which point you'll be taken back to your hotel or cruise ship.

Private Guided Ephesus Tour for Cruise Travelers

2. Private Guided Ephesus Tour for Cruise Travelers

Ephesus is a city created by the Ionians in the 11th Century BC and later expanded by the Romans. Now considered one of the grandest reconstructed sites in the ancient world, the region also hosted the likes of Cleopatra, Mark Antony, the Virgin Mary, and John the Apostle. After a pick-up from Kusadasi port or your city hotel, you will be driven to the Ephesus region to start your tour. Your first stop will be the Temple of Artemis, considered one of the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World. Next, you will explore the old Greco-Roman city of Ephesus. See the magnificent Magnesia Gate and begin a slow, downhill walk into the ruins of the former Roman provincial capital. Your route will take you past the Temple of Hadrian, the Fountain of Trajan, the Great Theater, and the spectacular Celsus Library, one of the best-preserved buildings among the ruins. Visit the Odeon, Bouleterion, Temple of Hadrian, Serapis, and Domitian. Continue to the Great Theater, the Double Church, and Arcadian Way. Walk along Marble Street and get fantastic views, whichever way you look. Keep your eyes and ears open for gladiators! By the end of the tour, some of you may feel like a true Greek, and some like an Ancient Roman… Our private excursions on V.I.P standards are cheaper than cruise company's excursion rates which are designed for big crowded groups. You are guaranteed to arrive back at your ship on time, without ever feeling rushed.

Kusadasi & Selcuk: Day Tour to Pergamon & Asklepion

3. Kusadasi & Selcuk: Day Tour to Pergamon & Asklepion

Take in a full-day tour of Pergamon and the Asklepion from Kusadasi or Selcuk and learn about this important ancient center of medicine. Get picked up at your hotel by your guide and start your tour of the ancient city of Pergamon. Explore centuries worth of history ranging from the Stone Age to the Classical period. Visit the Asklepion, an ancient medical center named after the god of health and medicine. See the place where famous medical scholars like Hippocrates and Galenus worked. Explore the Acropolis, the Altar of Zeus, and other wonders in this ancient marvel. Have lunch at a local Turkish restaurant. Enjoy a convenient transfer back to your hotel at the end of your tour.

Pamukkale: Full Day Tour from Kusadası or Selcuk

4. Pamukkale: Full Day Tour from Kusadası or Selcuk

Enjoy a relaxing splash in the hot springs of Hierapolis, one of the sacred sites of Turkey, dating back thousands of years. They were used in Roman times because of their therapeutic powers. Also admire the white limestone terraces, known as travertines of Pamukkale.  Pamukkale has always been a very popular settlement, because of its hot springs, which are believed to have healing powers. Through this, the city became the center of a pagan cult in antiquity. Now it has transformed into an outstanding spa resort. The city was on the borders of the ancient states of Caria, Lycia and Phrygia and had a mixed population. Citizens were usually involved in the wool and textile industry. Its beautiful terraces were formed by running warm spring water. The temperature is around 35 C, containing calcium bicarbonate. When the water loses its carbon dioxide it leaves limestone deposits. These reveal themselves with different colours and shapes in the form of terraces with pools, overhanging surfaces and fascinating stalactite formations. Pamukkale takes its name from these formations.

Private Guided Eploration of Ephesus

5. Private Guided Eploration of Ephesus

According to your private tour pick-up time Meet your guide at your hotel's reception, Kusadasi / Izmir port, or a pre–arranged meeting point and receive a brief introduction from your tour guide about the attractions in Ephesus Region. Together with your guide, decide the places you would like to see such as museums, local markets and local restaurants, and then start your full-day tour. Discover the places in Ephesusthat interest you most and learn about these spots from your own private guide. Take the tour at your own pace, stopping as frequently and for as long as you like without the hassle of waiting for other people. The tour is designed as a full day by private van walking tour. At the end of the tour return to the original departure point.

All Inclusive Private Ephesus Full Day Tour with lunch

6. All Inclusive Private Ephesus Full Day Tour with lunch

All Inclusive Private Ephesus, The House of Virgin Mary, Artemission with lunch Learn more about famous religious sites like The House of Virgin Mary, and Artemis temple in this private tour of Ephesus from Kuşadasi. Taste delicious Turkish food at a local restaurant, as you see this significant port city.  Your private guide will meet you at Kusadasi port or hotel with a sign written “ Your Name “ on it, ( Pick up time will be given in your confirmation ). After greeting, we will have 20 mins drive to Ephesus area. We will start visiting one of the main highlights in Turkey, Ephesus, one of the 12 cities of Ionian League (an ancient Greek district on the western coast of Asia Minor) is located near Izmir. As a port city it was a major departure point for trade routes into Asia Minor. Walk through history along marble streets lined with wonderful public buildings, among them the Baths of Scholastica, the Library of Celsus; it was built in the beginning of the 2nd century A.D. by Gaius Julius Aquila to be a memorial to his father Gaius Julius Celsus Polemanus, the proconsul of Province of Asia. , the Temple of Hadrian and The Grand Theater are two of the most impressive buildings in Ephesus. Grand theatre was built in 3rd century B.C and it was later expanded to 24.000 spectators by the Romans in the 1st century A.D. After traditional Turkish lunch we continue to visit The House of Virgin Mary is located on the Aladag Mountains 5 miles away from Ephesus. At the third Ecumenical Council on 431 AD in Ephesus, it was claimed that Mary came to Ephesus with St. John in 37 A.D. and lived there until her death in 48 A.D. After the discovery of the house, the Archbishop of Izmir declared there as a place of pilgrimage in 1892. On July 26, 1967, Pope Paul VI visited this place and prayed there. We will stop at Artemis Temple where used to be one of the seven wonders of the ancient world as our last stop before drive back to Kusadasi town center and port. The end of our services.

Ephesus: 4-Hour Guided Tour with Transfer from Kusadasi

7. Ephesus: 4-Hour Guided Tour with Transfer from Kusadasi

Meet your tour guide at Kusadasi port or your hotel, and begin your tour by visiting one of the main highlights in Ephesus, one of the 12 cities of the Ionian League, an ancient Greek district on the western coast of Asia Minor near Izmir. As a port city, it was a major departure point for trade routes into Asia Minor. Walk through its history along marble streets lined with wonderful public buildings, among them The State Agora, Odeon, Memnius Monument, the Temple of Domitian, Polio Fountain, Curetes Street, The Trajan Fountain, The Baths of Scholastica, Hadrian Temple, Latrina, Celsus Library, and the Gate of Mithridates and Mazes. See Commercial Agora and the Grand Theater, two of the most impressive buildings in Ephesus. The Grand Theater was built in the 3rd century B.C. and was later expanded to hold 24,000 spectators by the Romans in the 1st century A.D. Visit the Temple of Artemis or Artemision, also known less precisely as the Temple of Diana, a Greek temple dedicated to an ancient, local form of the goddess Artemis. After the tour, your guide will take you back to your Kusadasi town hotel or port.

From Kusadasi: Ephesus Private Full-Day Tour with Lunch

8. From Kusadasi: Ephesus Private Full-Day Tour with Lunch

Walk along marble streets, and see the Temple of Artemis, the Baths of Scholastica, and the Library of Celsus, built by Gaius Julius Aquila. Marvel at the Temple of Hadrian and the Grand Theater, two of the most impressive buildings in Ephesus. Stand at the House of the Virgin Mary, where she lived until her death. Learn the history of this sacred location and place of pilgrimage that was once visited by Pope Paul VI. Next, travel to the mountain village of Sirince, and pass the picturesque vineyards and peach trees. Discover the synthesis of Turkish and Greek culture as you admire the mosque and Orthodox church. Finally, spend some time exploring the narrow streets of Sirince, filled with handmade crafts, olive oil, and local wine.

Eight Day Turkey Tour: Seven Churches of Asia

9. Eight Day Turkey Tour: Seven Churches of Asia

Turkey, in antiquity known as Asia, was home to seven wondrous churches. It didn’t refer to an actual building, but rather seven Christian cities in Western Anatolia, which now lie in ruins. Visit these ancient places and walk the same steps that the world’s earliest Christians did. Before that, you’ll see all of Istanbul’s major sites, including the Hippodrome, the Blue Mosque, and Hagia Sophia. Then you’ll travel to Izmir and start your tour of ancient Christianity, seeing many Roman ruins along the way. Soak in the thermal baths at Pamukkale, just as tourists have done for centuries – it was founded, after all, as a resort town by the Ancient Romans. Each step along the way, your expert guide will be there to provide you with context and information regarding each of these wonderful cities. Detailed Itinerary: Day 1: Arrival Arrive in Istanbul and enjoy a comfortable transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Istanbul. Day 2: Istanbul Tour Explore Istanbul and visit the historic old town. Then visit the Hippodrome, Istanbul’s first sports stadium, and the Blue Mosque (Sultanahmet Mosque). Then visit the Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace and a traditional bazaar. Day 3: Istanbul - Izmir Visit the Grand Bazaar before touring the port of Istanbul and seeing the Cistern of Istanbul. Flight to Izmir. Day 4: Pergamon – Thyatira – Izmir Explore the Pergamum Acropolis, and visit the Ancient Roman health center of Asklepieion. See the Red Basilica and continue on to Thyatira and back to Izmir. Day 5: Izmir – Sardis – Philadelphia – Laodicea – Hierapolis Visit the Sardis Church and ruins of the Temple of Artemis, then travel to Philadelphia Church. Then to the Roman resort of Pamukkale with its therapeutic thermal baths and the Cotton Castle. Finally, head to the Gate of Domitian, and the Nymphaion. Day 6: Ephesus – Kusadasi See the Basilica of St. John the Apostle. Then head to the ancient city of Ephesus and its Archeological Museum. Day 7: Izmir to Istanbul Relax in Kusadasi and flight back to Istanbul. Day 8: Departure Airport transfer in time for your flight.

Sirince Village and Ephesus Tour From Kusadasi

10. Sirince Village and Ephesus Tour From Kusadasi

Upon request, meet at your port or hotel in Kusadasi and drive to Sirince Village. Sirince is a village on the borders of Selcuk, which is a town and is only 7 km away from Selcuk. Sirince is located on a plateau, behind a beautiful valley, and surrounded by mountains. Stroll down the tree-lined streets of this traditional hillside village. Browse among the tented stalls and shops. Sample the local wine and stop for a cup of Turkish coffee. Sirince is surrounded by groves and orchards. Stroll through the streets of this hillside village with its white houses and red-tiled roofs. Visit a village home to have an opportunity to see an authentic Turkish village house before being transferred back to your accommodation. Visit Magical Ephesus ancient city, the biggest open-air museum of Ephesus

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Fatima and her team are absolutely amazing - I’ve been on a lot of tours around the world, and this one is right at the top of my favorites list. Ephesus is fantastic, and Fatima was such a knowledgeable guide. The lunch is also the best I’ve experienced on any tour - delicious food included and nice wines available for a very reasonable price. I also really like the size of this tour - small enough to feel personal, but uses a more comfortable minibus to get around so there’s plenty of space for everyone. I can’t recommend this tour highly enough!

The tour was amazing. Our guide Fatima was very knowledgeable and friendly in particular. Supporting guide and driver were great too. Everything ran smoothly and on time. A tour like this is best suited with a guide & having Fatima was just cherry on the cake. Thank you so much Fatima & team for making my tour memorable & enjoyable!

This was a good tour with money well-spent. Ismael seemed to know his stuff. Although we did go to see a carpet factory, when I thought we were going to a Craft Market. The carpets were beautiful & they weren’t too high pressure!

Excellent choice. Our guide Hussein was very knowledgeable and explained in details the tour! Traditional lunch was included which we enjoyed it! Thanks Hussein!

Everything went smoothly. Pick up was on time. Fatima was very insightful, we were able to learn a lot about Ephesus. Highly recommend this tour!