Private Tour from Izmir to Ancient Ephesus: Artemission Temple and Virgin Mary House including Lunch
Private guided tour of Ephesus, Temple of Artemis, The House of Virgin Mary with lunch. Entrance fees, A/C transportation,and lunch are included in the price. Terrace houses can be added into the program (additional cost)Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this productStop At:
Ancient City of Ephesus, Selcuk 35920 Turkey
Your private guide will meet you at Izmir Airport / Hotel / Port with a sign written “ Your Name “ on it, anytime you want .We will drive around 50 mins. to reach Ephesus. 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.
Walkthrough 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.
Duration: 2 hoursStop At:
Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), Selcuk 35100 Turkey
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.
Duration: 1 hourStop At:
The Temple of Artemis, Ataturk, Park Ici Yolu No:12, Selcuk Turkey
We will stop at Artemission Temple where used to be one of the seven wonders of the ancient world as our last stop before drive back to Izmir Airport / Port / Hotel.
Duration: 20 minutes
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
"Most travelers can participate"
"No heart problems or other serious medical conditions"
"At time of booking, passengers must provide hotel name"
"This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"
Duration: 5 To 9 Hours
Traveler pickup is offered
Your Hotel lobby in Izmir City Center
Cancellations and refunds:
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.