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From Izmir: Full-Day Ephesus Tour

From Izmir: Full-Day Ephesus Tour

Start with a pickup from your hotel in Izmir. Then, the discovery of Ephesus begins with the House of the Virgin Mary and a 10-minute drive to the ancient city of Ephesus. Explore the city by walking on the marble streets, accompanied by a guide.  See the Odeon, State Agora, the Pretension, the Memmius Monument, the Domitian Temple, Hercules Gate, Curetes Street, Hadrian Temple, and the Latrines. Choose to take an optional visit to the terrace houses for an additional cost.  After the terrace houses, carry on with your exploration with the Celsus Library, Marble Road, Commercial Agora, Great Theater, and Arcadian (harbor road). Enjoy a nice lunch served in a quaint local restaurant. Visit the Temple of Artemisa and take pictures of the church of St. John and the Mosque of İsa Bey. Enjoy free time in the old village of Sirince to discover the traditional houses, the fruit-flavored wine production, and enjoy some wine tasting.  End the day with a transfer back to Izmir airport or to your hotel in Izmir.

From Kusadasi: Ephesus Private Tour for Cruise Passengers

From Kusadasi: Ephesus Private Tour for Cruise Passengers

Disembark and meet your private guide at the Kusadasi Port. Start by driving to the House of the Virgin Mary, the place where Mary may have spent her last days, officially declared a shrine of the Roman Catholic Church in 1986. Up next, enjoy a short drive to Ephesus to admire the cultural traditions of the Hellenistic, Roman Imperial, and early Christian periods. Discover this historic site, one of the 7 churches of revelation, by walking along the marble streets in the company of your guide. See the Odeon, State Agora, Prytaneion, Memmius Monument, Domatian Temple, Hercules Gate, Curetes Street, Hadrian Temple, Latriens and Private House, Celsus Library, Marble Road, Commercial Agora, Great Theater, and Arcadine. Head over to the Temple of Artemis and snap photos of the Church of St. John and the Mosque of Isa Bey from the best possible angle. Finally, be dropped off back at the Kusadasi Port.

From Istanbul: 2-Day Tour to Gallipoli & Troy

From Istanbul: 2-Day Tour to Gallipoli & Troy

Day 1: Istanbul - Eceabat - Canakkale 6:00 AM - 6:20 AM: Pickup from your hotel around the Taksim area 6:30 AM - 7:00 AM: Pickup from your hotel around the Sultanahmet area. Depart for Eceabat by non-smoking A/C minibus 09:00 - 09:30 AM: Break for refreshments (breakfast at your own expense ) 12:20 PM: Arrive in Eceabat 12:30 PM: Restaurant lunch 1:00 PM: Depart for a fully guided Gallipoli tour visiting Brighton Beach, Beach Cemetery, ANZAC Cove, Ariburnu Cemetery, ANZAC Commemorative Site, Respect to Mehmetcik Statue, Lone Pine Australian Memorial, Johnston's Jolly, (Turkish and Allied trenches and tunnels), Turkish 57. Infantry Regiment Cemetery, The Nek and Chunuk Bair New Zealand Memorial6:00 PM: Tour ends and check in to your hotel. Overnight at a 3-star basis or similar hotel Day 2:  Troy 1:30 PM: Pick up from the hotel and depart to visit the Trojan Horse, Sacrificial Altars, the 3700-year-old city walls, Houses of Troy I, 3000 BC - 2500 BC, the Bouleuterion (Senate Building), the Odeon (Concert Hall), and the remains of the various cities from Troy I through to Troy IX 4:45 PM: Head back to Canakkale 5:30 PM: Board your bus to your hotel in Istanbul 11:00 PM: Arrive in Istanbul with drop-off at your hotel

Ephesus Full-Day Tour from Kusadasi or Selcuk

Ephesus Full-Day Tour from Kusadasi or Selcuk

The tour starts with your pick up from your hotel in Kusadasi. The pick up in Kusadasi starts at 08:30 am; and the pick up in Selcuk starts at 09:00 am. After all the participants of the tour meet up; the discovery of Ephesus starts with the House of Virgin Mary. House of Virgin Mary is the place where Mary may have spent her last days. Indeed, she may have come in this area together with Saint John. This place was offically declared a shrine of the Roman Catholic Church in 1986, and since then it has become a popular place of pilgrimage. Pope Paul VI visited shrine in 1967. The visit to the House (church) takes about 1 hour and after our visit there will be a 10 min drive to Ephesus. Ephesus is an exceptional testimony to the cultural traditions of the Hellenistic, Roman Imperial and early Christian periods. Ephesus is an important site for Christianity; being one of the seven Churches of Revelation Apostle Paul probably spent two and half years in Ephesus during his third missionary journey. In two hours, you will be exploring the city by walking on the marble streets, accompanied by our English speaking tour guide. In our tour, we will be seeing the odeon,state agora,the prytaneion,the Memmius monument,the Domatian temple,Hercules gate,curetes street,the Hadrian temple and the latriens. The visits to the private houses (So-called ‘Terrace Houses’) is an optional visit for an extra 320 ₺/ per person and your guide should be informed on before hand. After the terrace houses, we will carry on with our exploration with the Celsus library,marble road,commercial Agora,great theather, and arcadiane (harbour road). A nice lunch will be served in a quaint local restaurant. After lunch we will visit the temple of Artemis; which is one of the 'seven world wonders' of antiquity. Here, there will be good chance to take georgious pictures of the church of St.John and the Mosque of İsa Bey . Sirince is an old village of ‘the Byzantine Greeks situated on the hills of Selcuk and 9 km from Ephesus. As part of the peace pact after theTurkish national war (1919-1922), a formal exchange of Turkish and Greeks, was agreed upon and Sirince is inhabited by Turkish now. The village is popular for beautiful traditional houses and fruit flavoured wine production; and you will have a free time for some wine tasting. Our daily tour will be finalised around 4:30 pm and you will be brought back to your hotels.

From Istanbul: Ephesus Day Trip w/Flight

From Istanbul: Ephesus Day Trip w/Flight

You will be picked up from your hotel in Istanbul and transferred to the airport. Arrive at the Istanbul airport for your flight from Istanbul to Izmir. Fly from Istanbul to Izmir. Upon your arrival at Izmir Airport, you will be meeting our driver and will be transferred to Ephesus to join the daily Ephesus full-day tour. The House of Virgin Mary is the place where Mary may have spent her last days. Indeed, she may have come to the area together with Saint John. This place was officially declared a shrine of the Roman Catholic Church in 1986, and since then it has become a popular place of pilgrimage. Pope Paul VI visited the shrine in 1967. The visit to the House (church) takes about 45 minutes and after our visit; there will be a 5-minute drive to Ephesus. Ephesus is an exceptional testimony to the cultural traditions of the Hellenistic, Roman Imperial, and early Christian periods. Ephesus is an important site for Christianity; being one of the seven Churches of Revelation. Apostle Paul probably spent two and half years in Ephesus during his third missionary journey. In two hours, you will be exploring the city by walking on the marble streets, accompanied by our English-speaking tour guide. On our tour, we will be seeing the Odeon, State Agora, Prytaneion, Memmius Monument, Domatian Temple, Hercules Gate, Curetes Street, Hadrian Temple, and Latriens. The visit to The Private House (So-called brothel, ‘Terrace Houses’) is an optional visit for an extra 320 ₺/person and your guide should be informed beforehand. After Terrace Houses, we will carry on with our exploration of Celsus Library, Marble Road, Commercial Agora, Great Theather, and Arcadine (Harbour Road). We will carry on with the visit to the Temple of Artemis; which is one of the Seven Wonders of antiquity. Here, there will be a good chance to shoot photos of the Church of St.John and the Mosque of İsa Bey from the best angle as well. Sirince is an old village of ‘Rum’ (Byzantine Greeks) situated on the hills of Selcuk and 7 km from Ephesus. As part of the peace treaty after the Turkish National War (1919-1922), a formal exchange of Turkish and Greeks, was agreed upon and Sirince is inhabited by Turkish now. The village is popular for beautiful traditional houses and fruit-flavored wine production, and you will have free time for some wine tasting. Our Daily Tour will be finalized around 4:30 pm and you will be transferred back to the airport for your flight to Istanbul. Our driver will pick you up at the airport and transfer you back to your hotel in the evening.

3 hours Ephesus and Terrace Houses Tour from Kusadasi Port

3 hours Ephesus and Terrace Houses Tour from Kusadasi Port

Step Back in Time at Ephesus: Embark on an enchanting walk through Ephesus, a once-thriving Roman city renowned for its cultural significance. Our expert guide will narrate captivating tales of gladiators, philosophers, and emperors who once roamed these ancient streets. Witness the remarkably preserved ruins, including the iconic Celsus Library and the awe-inspiring Great Theater. Terrace Houses: Where Luxury Resided: Indulge your senses in the splendor of the Terrace Houses, exquisite residences of Ephesus' elite. Imagine the opulence of bygone eras as you explore these beautifully restored houses, adorned with intricate mosaics, frescoes, and lavish amenities. The Terrace Houses provide a rare glimpse into the privileged lifestyles of the ancient rich. The Grandeur of Celsus Library: Behold the grandeur of the Celsus Library, an architectural masterpiece and a beacon of knowledge in its time. Stand in awe of its stunning facade, adorned with statues representing wisdom and virtue. Learn about its historical significance and the role it played in preserving ancient texts and wisdom. Capturing Memories: Photo Opportunities: Throughout the tour, seize countless photo opportunities. From the majestic columns of Ephesus to the ornate details of the Terrace Houses, every moment invites you to capture the beauty of these remarkable ancient structures. Tour Details and Conclusion: Your 3-hour Ephesus and Terrace Houses Tour commences with a warm welcome at Kusadasi Port by our knowledgeable guide. Delve into the essence of Ephesus' history and architecture, accompanied by insightful commentary. After the tour, you will be safely returned to Kusadasi Port, leaving you with cherished memories of this enriching journey into the ancient marvels.

From Istanbul: Private Guided Day Trip to Ephesus with Lunch

From Istanbul: Private Guided Day Trip to Ephesus with Lunch

Istanbul to Ephesus by flight to Izmir You will be picked up from your hotel in ISTANBUL the morning and transfer to Istanbul Airport IST or SAW for a morning flight to Izmir. ( Istanbul hotel pick up time, flight details will be emailed in your confirmation email ) After arriving in Izmir Airport, you will be met by your tour guide and driven to Ephesus (a 45-minute drive). Your tour will begin with a visit to the Artemission Temple, which is one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Continuing to Ephesus, you will walk through history along the marble streets which are lined with wonderful public buildings. Among these buildings are the State Agora, Odeon, the Memnius Monument, the Temple of Domitian, the Polio Fountain, and Curetes Street. You will also encounter the Grand Theater which was built in the 3rd century B.C., before being later expanded to a 24,000 spectator arena by the Romans in the 1st century A.D. After Ephesus, lunch will be served in the garden of a local handicrafts center. Here you can see some of the traditional carpet weaving techniques used, and enjoy viewing some splendid displays of beautiful carpets. Following lunch, you will visit the House of Virgin Mary, located on the Aladag Mountains, 5 miles from Ephesus. At the third Ecumenical Council of 431 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 it a place of pilgrimage in 1892. On July 26, 1967, Pope Paul VI visited this place and prayed here. Following this sacred place, you will drive back to to Izmir airport for your flight back to Istanbul. Once having landed at Istanbul you will be met by your representative and transferred back to your point of origin.

Kusadasi or Selcuk: Highlights of Ephesus - Small Group Tour

Kusadasi or Selcuk: Highlights of Ephesus - Small Group Tour

The tour starts with your pick-up from your hotel in Kusadasi. The pick-up in Kusadasi starts at 08:30 am, and the pick-up in Selcuk starts at 09:00 am. After all the participants of the tour meet up; the discovery of Ephesus starts with the House of the Virgin Mary. The House of the Virgin Mary is the place where Mary may have spent her last days. Indeed, she may have come to this area together with Saint John. This place was officially declared a shrine of the Roman Catholic Church in 1986, and since then it has become a popular place of pilgrimage. Pope Paul VI visited the shrine in 1967. The visit to the House (church) takes about 1 hour and after our visit there will be a 10 min drive to Ephesus. Ephesus is an exceptional testimony to the cultural traditions of the Hellenistic, Roman Imperial, and early Christian periods. Ephesus is an important site for Christianity; being one of the seven Churches of Revelation Apostle Paul probably spent two and half years in Ephesus during his third missionary journey. In two hours, you will be exploring the city by walking on the marble streets, accompanied by our English-speaking tour guide. On our tour, we will be seeing the Odeon, state agora, the Prytaneion, the Memmius monument, the Domatian temple, Hercules Gate, curates street, the Hadrian temple, and the Latriens. The visit to the private houses (So-called ‘Terrace Houses’) is an optional visit for an extra 320 ₺/ per person and your guide should be informed beforehand. After the terrace houses, we will carry on with our exploration of the Celsus library, marble road, commercial Agora, great theatre, and Arcadiane (harbor road). A nice lunch will be served in a quaint local restaurant. After lunch, we will visit the temple of Artemis, one of the 'seven world wonders' of antiquity. Here, there will be a good chance to take gorgeous pictures of the church of St.John and the Mosque of İsa Bey. Sirince is an old village of ‘the Byzantine Greeks situated on the hills of Selcuk and 9 km from Ephesus. As part of the peace pact after the Turkish national war (1919-1922), a formal exchange of Turkish and Greeks, was agreed upon and Sirince is inhabited by Turkish now. The village is popular for beautiful traditional houses and fruit-flavored wine production, and you will have free time for some wine tasting. Our daily tour will be finalized around 4:30 pm and you will be brought back to your hotels.

Kusadasi Port: All Inclusive Ephesus Tour (Skip-The-Line)

Kusadasi Port: All Inclusive Ephesus Tour (Skip-The-Line)

Upon your arrival at Kusadasi Port, you will be greeted by your private guide who will accompany you throughout the tour. The first stop on our itinerary is the House of the Virgin Mary. The House of Virgin Mary is where Mary may have spent her last days. Indeed, she may have come in the area together with Saint John. This place was officially declared a shrine of the Roman Catholic Church in 1986, and since then it has become a popular place of pilgrimage. Pope Paul VI visited the shrine in 1967. The visit to the House (church) takes about 45 minutes and after our visit; there will be a 5 min drive to Ephesus. Ephesus is an exceptional testimony to the cultural traditions of the Hellenistic, Roman Imperial, and early Christian periods. Ephesus is an important site for Christianity; being one of the seven churches of revelation. Apostle Paul probably spent two and half years in Ephesus during his third missionary journey.It will take about 2 hours to discover Ephesus ancient city by walking on the marble streets, so it is helpful to wear comfortable shoes like sneakers. accompanied by our English-speaking tour guide. The site has two entrances; as it is slightly downhill, it is better to start from the upper gate. On our tour, we will be seeing Odeon, State Agora, Prytaneion, Memmius Monument, Domatian Temple, Hercules Gate, Curetes Street, Hadrian Temple, Latriens, and Private House (so-called Brothel, 'Terrace Houses') Celsus Library, Marble Road, Commercial Agora, Great Theater, and Arcadine (Harbour Road). We will visit the Temple of Artemis; which is one of the seven world wonders of antiquity. there will be a good chance to shoot photos of the Church of St. John and Mosque of Isa Bey from the best angle as well. After the tour, we will make sure to drop you off at Kusadasi Port promptly, ensuring that you are returned to your desired location on time. Your convenience and satisfaction are our top priorities throughout the tour.

Private Ephesus, Terrace Houses & Sirince Village Tour

Private Ephesus, Terrace Houses & Sirince Village Tour

Explore the stunning ruins of Ephesus on this 7-hour sightseeing tour from Kusadasi Port. As it is a private tour you can start at any time you like, depending on the arrival and departure time of your cruise ship. A guide will take you around the breathtaking sites of the Roman and Greek complex, including the impressive Odeon Theatre, which could seat up to 1,400 spectators in its heyday. See statues carved into marble slabs, and the beautiful Celcius Library, completed by the Romans in 117AD, and perhaps the most awe-inspiring façade still standing in Ephesus, with its columns, statues and windows. Most coach tours to Ephesus skip the Terrace Houses opposite the Ephesus complex, but this tour will take you to the stunning former mansions of the rich, where painted walls, frescos and mosaics can still be seen. After a delicious lunch, the last stop on your tour will be Sirince village to experience a typical, laid-back Turkish village lazing in the Mediterranean sun.

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