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€ 66.00
Adult (Age 6-99)

Ephesus & House of Virgin Mary Private Tour from Izmir Port

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Duration: 8 to 9 hours
Product code: 4765
Overview

After you are whisked away from Izmir Port, begin your tour and head to the UNESCO World Heritage site situated on Turkey's Mediterranean coast.

Once a bustling capital of Roman Asia Minor, Ephesus was one of the region's great attractions a wealthy and influential city and home of the famed Temple of Artemis and one of the wonders of the ancient world.

Less than a quarter of this archaeological site has been excavated, and it is still considered a complete example of a classical Greek metropolis. Listen to perceptive stories regarding the lives of the those who filled the city throughout past centuries as you wonder at the well-preserved ruins and revel in a delicious lunch in a local restaurant notable for its authentic Turkish cooking.

Your tour also takes you to other significant sights such as the House of the Virgin Mary, where Catholic belief says that the mother of Jesus spent her final days. You will also have the chance to visit the ruins of the 6th-century St. John Basilica, built by the Byzantine emperor Justinian I.

Highlights
  • See the ruins of a 6th-century basilica built for Justinian I
  • Visit the Catholic and Muslim shrine at the House of the Virgin Mary
  • Explore the site of the Temple of Artemis, a wonder of the ancient world
  • See the spectacular and mysterious ruins of an ancient metropolis in Ephesus
Know Before You Book
  • Scheduling Scheduling: Private
  • Languages offered on activity/tour Languages offered on activity/tour: English, German, French
  • Duration Duration: 8 to 9 hours
  • Printed or Mobile Voucher Accepted Printed or Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Pick-up service Pick-up service
    Pickup and Drop of from the Port of Izmir
  • Ship to shore “Stress-free” tour guarantee Ship to shore “Stress-free” tour guarantee.
    Get a full refund for non-docking ships or late port arrivals.
  • Cancellation Cancellation
    There is no cancellation fee once Customers Cancel at least 7 day(s) prior to the date of the activity or tour.
    There is 50% cancellation fee for Customers to Cancel 3 and 6 day(s) prior to the date of the activity or tour.
    There is 100% cancellation fee for Customers to Cancel 2 day(s) prior to the date of the activity or tour.
  • Instant Confirmation Instant Confirmation
  • Cut-off TimeCut-off Time
    Available to be booked until 24 hours before the tour starts. Please note we reserve the option to confirm the tour or not due to availability.
Inclusions
  • Guided tour of Ephesus
  • Admission fees
  • Lunch
  • Roundtrip transportation to Izmir port
Exclusions
  • Other services not mentioned
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips and gratuities (optional)
  • Drinks
Meeting Point
Pickup from the Port of Izmir. Times will be confirmed once the booking is made.

Additional Info
  • Please bring your booking documentation with you
  • You must be able to walk on unpaved or uneven terrain
  • Tour stops may vary
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Reviewed by Hande Akbas TR   September 12, 2019
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Bu gezi biz gerçekten cok sevdik harikaydi . Biz özellikle geri meryemana sevdim tekrar gelmeyi planlıyoruz çok etkilendim. Efes antik kenti de harikaydı. Rehberimiz de çok iyiydi bize Efes hakkında birçok bilgi verdi.
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Ayla TR   September 13, 2019

Merhaba Hande Hanim, Güzel yorumunuz için tesekkur ederim. Tur hosunuza gitini çok sevindim. Saygilar, Ayla

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Reviewed by Anton B CH   February 16, 2019
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Very professional tour,and tour guide.
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Karin DE   February 17, 2019

Thank for your positive review.Regards Karin.

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Reviewed by Christine K GB   February 14, 2019
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My guide was lovely and knowledgeable, and the entire tour was well-planned, educational, and at a pace and with the flexibility that was much appreciated by our small group of 4. I would definitely recommend this tour to friends.
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Christine GB   February 14, 2019

Happy to hear that you enjoyed the tour, we will pass your comment to the tour operator.Thank you , Christine.

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Reviewed by Robin Z BE   February 05, 2019
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Visiting Ephesus was breath taking , the time there was perfect and the guide was very knowledgeable . St. Mary's house was located in such peaceful surroundings .I really enjoyed the whole day.
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Janne NL   February 05, 2019

So glad to hear you enjoyed the tour.Hopefully till next time.Thanks , Janne.

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Reviewed by Violetta M PT   February 01, 2019
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This tour was amazing!
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Donna GB   January 02, 2019

Thank you for your positive review.Kind Regards Donna.

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Reviewed by Sando J IN   January 21, 2019
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This tour was excellent, our tour guide Ismail was highly informative and knowledgeable. He allowed us enough time to explore on our own and provided us with very interesting information about the sites we visited. St Mary House was peaceful and an absolute must visit. A great day.
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Karen US   January 21, 2019

Hello Mr/Mrs Sandoo. It is always very satisfying to get positive feedback from the tour the customer did.I will pass your review trough to the tour guide and operator.Kind Regards Karen.

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Reviewed by Patrick S US   January 19, 2019
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Absolutely spectacular this tour,well worth it.
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Susan US   January 19, 2019

Thank you for writing a positive review.Susan.

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Reviewed by Adrianna K GR   January 07, 2019
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Both driver and guide were very professional. Worth the money. I would definitively recommend this, as the city is very well preserved and a unique mix of history and cultures.
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Yvonne GB   January 07, 2019

Thank you very much for your review.I will pass your feedback through to the operator ,they will very pleased to hear that you enjoyed the tour. Kind Regards Yvonne.

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Reviewed by Douglas G GB   January 03, 2019
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Fantastic trip. Our guide was knowledgeable and helpful. A great guide through the history of ancient Ephesus. I highly recommend this trip.
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Amy GB   January 04, 2019

Hello Douglas. Good to hear that you will recommend this trip.Thank you very much Amy.

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Reviewed by Hamid AE   December 20, 2018
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Our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and had a great sense of humor
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Joan US   December 21, 2018

Thank you for your positive review.I will let the operator know that you very happy with your tour guide. Regards Joan.

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Reviewed by Audry G AU   December 13, 2018
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We really enjoyed our tour. The guide was amazing, knowledgeable and helpful. It was a fabulous and fascinating day.
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Maria US   December 13, 2018

Hello Audrey.I am very happy to hear that you enjoyed your tour and wrote a positive review.Kind regards Maria.

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