Enjoy Roman Ephesus & Its Christian Heritage
Your private Ephesus Tour Guide will welcome you at Kusadasi port/hotel.Then you will meet your private driver and get on a luxurious, A/C, comfortable veichle. After 20 minutes’ drive you will arrive the House of the Virgin Mary which is located in a nature park between Ephesus and Selcuk. This is believed to be the last residence of the Virgin Mary, Mother of Jesus. The peaceful site is sacred to both Christians and Muslims and is visited by many tourists and pilgrims. This House was later visited by Popes Paul VI and John Paul II, who confirmed its appropriateness as a place of pilgrimage. On November 29, 2006, Pope Benedict XVI celebrated mass here.
Following you will visit Ancient Ephesus City. Your Ephesus Tour Guide will have the entrance tickets readyfor you to skip the lines.Your Ephesus Tour will start at the upper gate and finish at the lower gate of Ancient Ephesus City. You will have an extensive tour in this ancient site where you will see Domitian’s, Trajan’s and Hadrian’s Temples, the huge Roman bath, Harbour Street, Marble Street, the Gates of Mihridates and Mazues, Commercial Agora, Latrina, the Scolastica Baths, Curetes Street, Polio Fountain, Memnius’ Monument, the Prytaneion, Odeon, the State Agora, the Celsus Library and the biggest amphitheater in Turkey.
You will have a traditional Turkish lunch in a peacefull and non-toursity restaurant close to Ephesus.
After lunch, you will visit the Basilica of St. John, which was a great church in Ephesus, constructed by Emperor Justinian in the 6th century. From the hill where the Basilica was erected, you will have a wonderful panoramic view of the valley of Ephesus.
You will visit the ruins of the Temple of Artemis (Artemision), which was one of the Seven Wonders of the World. After lunch your tour guide and driver will drop you back to Kusadasi Port / Izmir port on time.
- Private non-smoking, A/C car or minibus
- Tips to guide and driver