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Ephesus and St. Mary's House Day Trip from Izmir

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Overview
Ephesus was once a bustling metropolis, four times the size of the Parthenon and one of the largest seaports of the ancient world. The archaeological park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is now one of Turkey’s top attractions. Get an in-depth look at the mesmerizing ruins on this comprehensive tour, which also includes a stop at the nearby House of the Virgin Mary.
Highlights
  • Ephesus and House of Virgin Mary air-conditioned bus tour
  • Explore the Turkish countryside with stops at multiple ancient sites
  • Commentary on the history of Ephesus
  • Savory Turkish lunch and round-trip transportation from Izmir
What to Expect
After a convenient pickup from your Izmir hotel, enjoy the scenic journey to Ephesus in an air-conditioned coach. Briefly stop at Ayasuluk Hill, currently the excavation site of an impressive fortress, and the fourth-century St. John’s Basilica, believed to be the final resting place of John the Apostle. Move on to the UNESCO-listed archaeological park, one of the world’s best-preserved ancient cities. At Ephesus, listen to your guide’s commentary on the city’s role in Christian texts, such as the Book of Revelation, and the influence of Christianity on the vibrant port. Tour the remains of the Temple of Artemis, one of the seven ancient wonders of the world, and the massive, intact Great Theatre. After an authentic Turkish lunch, visit the House of the Virgin Mary, a popular pilgrimage site authenticated by Pope Paul VI in 1967. Learn about Mary’s final days before returning to your Izmir hotel.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
Departure Time
9:00 AM
Duration
8h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point at approximately 5:00pm
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Lunch
  • Local guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - The Basilica of Saint John
  • Entry/Admission - Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House)
  • Entry/Admission - Ancient City of Ephesus
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Confirmation for this tour will be received at time of booking
  • In the event of any museum closures, an alternative similar museum will be visited
  • Not recommended for children aged 4 and under
  • Children 18 years and under must be accompanied by an adult
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Takes about three hours to see all the parts.not remained well but as good as you want as a professional tourist
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Response from Experience820434, Guest Relations Manager at Ephesus and St. Mary's House Day Trip from Izmir
Responded 1 week ago
Dear our valued guest, We're more than happy to hear that you enjoyed our tour. We hope you visit again, Neon Tours
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This trip is a must-do in Turkey. Our guide Mesut and driver Fatih were fantastic. They picked us up in a mini-bus ( 12-seat) from our Hotel in the morning and dropped us back at 5:30 PM. The trip started with a visit to St. John's basilica - the site is nearly 2000 yrs old and
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Response from Experience820434, Guest Relations Manager at Ephesus and St. Mary's House Day Trip from Izmir
Responded 1 week ago
Dear our valued guest, Thank you for this kind review. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed our service. We hope to see you again, Neon Tours
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Great visit. Good guide. Knew history of the places we visited and showed us around in detail. Do not miss.
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Response from Experience820434, Guest Relations Manager at Ephesus and St. Mary's House Day Trip from Izmir
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Mr. Muhammed, Thank you for your kind review. We're glad to hear that our guide satisfied your expectations, We hope you visit our beautiful country again, Neon Tours
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I must admit that I didn't read the description of the trip before booking, my wife made the preselectioun, so maybe my expectations were a bit off. Still overall it was a nice trip with good explanations by our guide about Efese and the basilica of St John. The chapel of Mary
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Response from Experience820434, Guest Relations Manager at Ephesus and St. Mary's House Day Trip from Izmir
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Jie Yong, Thank you for your kind review. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed our services. Hope to see you again, Neon Tours
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I must congratulate Neon Tours Izmir. Eventhough there were only 2 of us this tour, we still proceeded. We got the whole van just for the 2 us ! The tour was very special and entertaining. We visited Mother Marys house and the ruins of Ephesus. Both places are evocative. Ephesus
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Response from Experience820434, Guest Relations Manager at Ephesus and St. Mary's House Day Trip from Izmir
Responded 9 Oct 2019
Dear Richard, Thank you for your kind review. It's a great pleasure for us to hear that our services satisfied your expectations. We hope to be in your service again, Neon Tours
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Key Details
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Instant confirmation
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English
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