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In Christian tradition, St. John the Apostle came to Ephesus after St. Paul and ministered to the Ephesians. The vast Basilica of St. John, built by the sixth-century emperor Justinian, houses a fourth-century tomb that drew pilgrims from across Europe in search of miracles. It is still one of the world’s largest cathedrals today.

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8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. in winter, until 6:30 p.m. in summer
Isa Bey Mahallesi, 2013. Sk. No:1, Selçuk & Ephesus, Turkey
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Ephesus and St. Mary's House Day Trip from Izmir
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Ephesus and St. Mary's House Day Trip from Izmir

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Travel back to times to see the ancient christian ruins of Ephesus and visit St. Mary’s House during this guided day trip from Izmir. Along the eastern Mediterranean, discover the old yet well preserved city of Ephesus. Then, traverse to a famous pilgrimage site where the Virgin Mary spent her remaining days.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$85.00
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$85.00

Private Full Day Tour of Ephesus with Traditional lunch

Private Full Day Tour of Ephesus with Traditional lunch

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Discover Ephesus, the House of the Virgin Mary, and more on a private tour from Kusadasi.  Relax in comfortable round trip transportation from your hotel or port. Enjoy an immersive and interactive experience as your guide narrates the ancient sights. The tour can also be customized to have a Biblical theme at no extra cost. Later, avoid tourist traps with a complimentary lunch at a local Turkish restaurant. 
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$69.00
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$69.00
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Ancient Ephesus tour with Mother's Mary House and visit to old village Sirince with wine tasting

Ancient Ephesus tour with Mother's Mary House and visit to old village Sirince with wine tasting

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Ephesus is one of Turkey’s most impressive ancient sites, but many tours only include a whistle-stop visit. This full-day tour from Izmir takes in all the highlights of the archeological site; visits St. John Basilica, the Temple of Artemis, and the House of the Virgin Mary; and includes a delicious Turkish lunch and wine tasting in Sirince village. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$82.50
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$82.50

Small Group Ephesus Tour (Entrance Tickets & Lunch Included)

Small Group Ephesus Tour (Entrance Tickets & Lunch Included)

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Explore the ancient ruins and religious sites of Ephesus on a full-day, small group tour with lunch and an experienced guide. Follow the trail of the Virgin Mary to her mountainside house, then trace a route through the ancient city’s ruins, temples, theatre and the great Celsus Library. See an iconic mosque made of brick, marble and tiles, then see the ruined foundations of the Temple of Artemis, once a Wonder of the Ancient World.
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  • 4 to 7 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$62.03
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Turkey's Wonders - Pamukkale, Ephesus, Cappadocia Travel from-to Istanbul

Turkey's Wonders - Pamukkale, Ephesus, Cappadocia Travel from-to Istanbul

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Visit some of Turkey’s archaeological and natural must-sees on a small-group 3-night tour from Istanbul with domestic flights and accommodation included. Rather than arranging a complex independent trip and finding your own guides; relax with your transport, hotels, tickets, guiding and many meals all sorted. Marvel at Ephesus, visit Hierapolis and Pamukkale, and admire Cappadocia’s rock formations, fairy chimneys and cave churches. Upgrade to include a hot air balloon flight over Cappadocia as dawn breaks over its rocks and valleys.
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  • 4 days
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$929.39
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Kusadasi Shore Excursion: Ephesus Sightseeing Tour

Kusadasi Shore Excursion: Ephesus Sightseeing Tour

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Discover the fascinating ancient city of Ephesus on this Ephesus shore excursion from Kusadasi. On this Ephesus Turkey tour, depart from your cruise ship in Kusadasi and meet your expert guide, then venture to one of Turkey’s best preserved ancient cities. During Roman and Greek times, Ephesus was an important religious and commercial center. Explore the ruins and learn about this fascinating slice of Turkish history, including the Temple of Hadrian, Fountains of Trajan, the Library of Celsius and the Great Theater, then return to your ship for an on-time departure. 
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$85.00
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$85.00

Best of Ephesus Guided Tour from - to Izmir

Best of Ephesus Guided Tour from - to Izmir

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Visit > Ancient Ephesus, Terrace Houses, Virgin Mary House, Basilica of St. John, The Temple of Artemis SKIP-THE-LINE Tickets, Guiding in your own language, Luxury Transportation provided. Explore Ephesus in a unique and personal way. 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 Ephesus that interest you, as the customer 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 and pressure of waiting or being rushed by other tourers. The tour is designed as a full day, by private van, walking tour.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$290.00
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$290.00
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Private Ephesus Tour From Kusadasi Port

Private Ephesus Tour From Kusadasi Port

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Explore the ancient ruins of Ephesus on a private full-day tour when your cruise ship docks in Kusadasi. Your private guide shows you the well-preserved ruins of Ephesus, including the Great Theater and the Library of Celsus. Continue to the nearby site where the Temple of Artemis once stood, plus other highlights like the Basilica of Saint John. Includes private guide and driver, and transportation from Kusadasi port.
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  • 4 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$82.70
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$82.70
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Shore Excursions: Best of Ephesus Private Tour

Shore Excursions: Best of Ephesus Private Tour

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This is a Private Tour only for you. Enjoy your private guided tour that combined ancient Roman and Greek history in the Ancient City of Ephesus, House of the Virgin Mary and Temple of Artemis. Walk on the streets that Apostle Paul and John walked, see the Grand Theatre of Ephesus that St. Paul preached to Ephesians, take great pictures in front of Celsus Library, Temple of Hadrian, Public Toilets, Marble Street, etc. Feel the very peaceful atmosphere of House of the Virgin Mary, visit the Temple of Artemis. It is a private tour, so you can spend your time in the sites as much as you wish and ask your questions to your private guide who will be with your entire day. As a family-based & educated (5 years of University education for Tourism Industry and 15 years of Experience in Tourism Industry) licensed Travel Agency we do our job with love and we try to do our best to represent our Country. We offer you; • 100 % Satisfaction • Exploring Local Life not the Touristic Designed Travel
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  • 4 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$78.87
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$78.87
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Cruise Passengers: Small-Group Ephesus Tour

Cruise Passengers: Small-Group Ephesus Tour

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SKIP-THE-LINE ENTRANCE TICKETS & LOCAL LUNCH IS INCLUDED / SMALL-GROUP TOUR EPHESUS ANCIENT CITY is the largest open-air museum of Turkey that is listed in UNESCO World Heritage. And, HOUSE OF VIRGIN MARY is one of the most important religious sites, visited by many Pope. Planning a visit & logistics to that important ruins takes serious time. During this hassle-free, all-inclusive day trip, you can settle back and relax while our team handles the LOGISTICS, SKIP-THE-LINE ENTRANCE TICKETS, LUNCH, and all others. • Starting from your Hotel/Cruise Port and returning to your Hotel/Cruise Port • On-time Return is guaranteed for Cruise Passengers • Skip-the-Line Entrance Tickets, Lunch, and Licensed Tour Guide Included • You also have a chance to explore Traditional Local Handicrafts besides visiting historical & cultural destinations • SMALL-GROUP TOUR limited UP TO 15 PERSONS; ensures a more personalized experience
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  • 4 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$62.03
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$62.03
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Cruise Passengers: Best of Ephesus Private Tour

Cruise Passengers: Best of Ephesus Private Tour

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A PRIVATE TOUR BY LOCALS ONLY FOR YOUR PARTY! . Ephesus is the largest open-air museum of Turkey and one of the largest of the world, planning a visit to the famous ruins takes serious time. Cruise passengers have a limited time in Kusadasi and in your limited time, you can settle back & relax while our team handles all arrangements for you. Explore the ancient ruins and religious sites of Ephesus on this private tour which is specially designed for cruise passengers. Follow the trail of the Virgin Mary to her mountainside house, then trace a route through the ancient city’s ruins, temples, theatre, and the great Celsus Library. • Starts from Cruise Port and returns to Cruise Port • Professional Licensed Tour Guide & A/C new model vehicle included • Even you have a chance to explore local handicrafts besides visiting historical & cultural destinations • Private Tour only for your party • Satisfaction Guaranteed • Ensures the on-time return
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  • 4 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$82.70
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$82.70
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Cruise Passengers: Highlights of Ephesus Private Tour

Cruise Passengers: Highlights of Ephesus Private Tour

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A PRIVATE TOUR BY LOCALS ONLY FOR YOUR PARTY! . Ephesus is the largest open-air museum in Turkey and one of the largest in the World, planning a visit to the famous ruins takes serious time. Cruise passengers have a limited time in Kusadasi and in your limited time, you can settle back & relax while our professional team handles all the arrangements for you. Explore the ancient ruins and religious sites of Ephesus on this private tour which is specially designed for cruise passengers. Follow the trail of John the Evangelist to his Basilica, then trace a route through the ancient city’s ruins, temples, theatre, and the great Celsus Library. • Starts from Cruise Port and returns to Cruise Port • Professional Licensed Tour Guide & A/C new model MiniVan included • Even you have a chance to explore local handicrafts besides visiting historical & cultural destinations • Private Tour by Locals only for your party • Satisfaction Guaranteed • Ensures the on-time return
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  • 4 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$82.70
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Daily Trip to House of Virgin Mary, Ancient City of Ephesus, Basilica of St.John

Daily Trip to House of Virgin Mary, Ancient City of Ephesus, Basilica of St.John

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See Ephesus and the surrounding sites with ease on this private full-day tour that can depart from Istanbul, Bodrum, Kusadasi, or Selcuk. Enjoy easy airport pickup and travel in an air-conditioned vehicle. Skip the lines at the House of the Virgin Mary, Basilica of St. John, and the ancient city of Ephesus, and learn about their history from your guide.
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  • 7 to 15 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$76.50
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$76.50
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Private Full Day Ephesus, The House of Virgin Mary, St John, Artemission Temple

Private Full Day Ephesus, The House of Virgin Mary, St John, Artemission Temple

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Private : Full Day tour of Ephesus, St. John Basilica Temple of Artemis, The House of Virgin Mary . Private Licenced tour guide,  A/C transportation, parking fees and lunch are included in the price. Terrace houses can be added into the program , If requested ,  Bible Oriented Guide can be organised without any extra. Entrance fees are not included in this program. Our guide will have pre-paid tickets to the sites.Total entrance fees can be paid to our guide at the end of the tour in cash .
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  • 6 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$79.00
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$79.00
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Shore Excursions: Biblical Ephesus Private Tour

Shore Excursions: Biblical Ephesus Private Tour

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This is a Private Tour only for you. Enjoy your private guided tour that combined ancient Roman and Greek history in the Ancient City of Ephesus, House of the Virgin Mary and Temple of Artemis. Walk on the streets that Apostle Paul and John walked, see the Grand Theatre of Ephesus that St. Paul preached to Ephesians, take great pictures in front of Celsus Library, Temple of Hadrian, Public Toilets, Marble Street, etc. Feel the very peaceful atmosphere of House of the Virgin Mary, visit the Temple of Artemis. It is a private tour, so you can spend your time in the sites as much as you wish and ask your questions to your private guide who will be with your entire day. As a family-based & educated (5 years of University education for Tourism Industry and 15 years of Experience in Tourism Industry) licensed Travel Agency we do our job with love and we try to do our best to represent our Country. We offer you; • 100 % Satisfaction • Exploring Local Life not the Touristic Designed Travel
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  • 4 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$78.87
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$78.87
Price varies by group size

Private Ephesus and Basilica of St. John Tour from Kusadası Port

Private Ephesus and Basilica of St. John Tour from Kusadası Port

A unique experience at the Turkey coasts… Along with this shore excursion, you will find out the ancients. Your tour guide will pick you up from the port and you will continue to the Ephesus area. You will be discovering the highlights of the Ephesus Ancient City, such as Celsus Library, Thermal Baths of Scolastika, and the Odeon. You will be walking on the famous Arcadian Way, on which Cleopatra and Mark Anthony did.
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  • 3 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$80.00
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$80.00
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Half day Private Ephesus Tour

Half day Private Ephesus Tour

Unveil the Ephesus Ancient City’s history with your instructive private tour guide in serene. You will be the star of this private tour while visiting highlight destinations of the Ephesus such as Domitian Temple and Celcus Library. You may customize the tour pick-up and drop-off time to-from port.
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  • 3 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$90.00
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$90.00
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5 Day MINI Group Seven Churches of Asia Minor Tour (Max. 10 Guests)

5 Day MINI Group Seven Churches of Asia Minor Tour (Max. 10 Guests)

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Watch ancient history take shape before you on this five-day tour, featuring historic churches that date back to Biblical times. Departing from Izmir, combine the early history of Christianity with pre-Christian heritage, including a visit to an Acropolis and Temple of Apollo. This tour takes you to a huge variety of distinct and antique sites. Avoid the hassle of planning a complex itinerary; on this tour, your itinerary is taken care of.
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  • 5 days
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$545.00
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$545.00
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Private Full day Ephesus Tour From Izmir

Private Full day Ephesus Tour From Izmir

Benefit from personalized attention and the ability to travel at your own pace during this full-day private tour of Ephesus. Stops include the Temple of Artemis, the Basilica of St. John, the House of the Virgin Mary, and the ancient city of Ephesus itself. Learn much more through guided commentary than you would simply exploring on your own.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$105.00
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$105.00

Private Ephesus Tours from Izmir Port

Private Ephesus Tours from Izmir Port

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Benefit from traveling with your own private guide to Ephesus when your cruise ship docks in Izmir. Take time to walk around the ancient Roman ruins of Ephesus, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and significant cultural center from the ancient world. Continue to Temple of Artemis, then have some free time for shopping before returning to Izmir. Admission fees are included, along with port pickup and drop-off.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$250.00
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$250.00

For Cruise Guests : Biblical Ephesus Tour / Kusadasi Tours

For Cruise Guests : Biblical Ephesus Tour / Kusadasi Tours

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See the major Biblical sites in Ephesus. This tour is ideally suited for cruise ship passengers, this exclusive private tour takes you on an enriching off-shore excursion to some of the world’s most famous ruins. Explore the ancient city of Ephesus, the world’s best-preserved Greco-Roman site, and visit locations considered sacred in Christianity, like the House of the Virgin Mary and St. John Basilica. Tours include dock-side pickup, and you’ll travel between stops in a luxury Mercedes.
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  • 5 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$85.00
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$85.00
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Full Day Private Ephesus tour including Lunch

Full Day Private Ephesus tour including Lunch

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Explore the ancient Greco-Roman city of Ephesus with ease and in comfort with this full day, privately guided small group tour from Kusadasi. Walk down Arcadian way, where once Mark Antony and Cleopatra once rode in procession, hearing stories of Alexander the Great, the Virgin Mary, and many other famous visitors who strolled along these same marble streets. Rest your feet and enjoy a homemade traditional Turkish lunch, included.
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  • 6 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$69.00
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$69.00
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From Kusadasi Port: Private Religious Ephesus Tour

From Kusadasi Port: Private Religious Ephesus Tour

Private Religious Ephesus tour; Today's programm will bring you to the house of virgin Mary where we believe she spent the last days from her live. After the house of virgin Mary we will see the ancıent city off Ephesus a must see if you are in Turkey. After Ephesus we go to visit the ruins of the temple of Artemis, the basilic of Saint John and the İsabey mosque -Our tour provides a professional english guide -Travel in comfort by air-conditioned busses. -Including private transportation from the Kuşadası port
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$82.70
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$82.70
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Shore Excursion Biblical Ephesus Low Cost

Shore Excursion Biblical Ephesus Low Cost

An in-depth guided walking tour of Ephesus, once the trade center of the ancient world, reveals its historic and archeological significance through its major sights. Entrance Fees are NOT INCLUDED in the price. Parking Fees and all Taxes are INCLUDED in the price . Take a step back in time on this excursion. Visit Ephesus ancient city , Basilica of St. John, House of Virgin Mary , Temple of Artemis , Selcuk Town
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$70.00
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Basilica of St. John hours of operation: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. in winter, until 6:30 p.m. in summer. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.