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Private Tour - St Johns Basilica, Ancient Ephesus, House of Mary & Artemis Temple

Access from: Izmir


Key info

  • Tour ID: 52
  • Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Pick up point: Port
  • Activity level: Easy
  • Optional extras available

From $369.38pp

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Key info

  • Tour ID: 52
  • Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Pick up point: Port
  • Activity level: Easy
  • Optional extras available

Itinerary

Times are subject to change etc

PRIVATE TOUR - 
You will be met at the port by a Cruising Excursions representative who will take you to the start of this tour.

As you walk the marbled streets of Ephesus, you can’t help but be struck by the sheer scale of it all. This is a place where Greeks and Romans; worshippers of Zues, Artemis and then Jesus Christ all gathered, lived and died.

The history of Ephesus will be brought to stunning life by your Guide for the day. They will begin your expedition at the House of the Virgin Mary in the Aladag Mountains. Many Christians believe that this is the house that Mary spent the last years of her life in. It is said that she came to Ephesus with St John in 37AD.

The Archbishop of Izmir declared the house a place of pilgrimage in 1892; Pope Paul VI visited it in 1967 and it is considered a sacred place by many worshippers.

A few miles out of the mountains, you’ll be taken to St John’s Basilica. After John accompanied Mary to Ephesus, it is believed that he too stayed in the region. It is also thought that his body is buried in the southern slope of Ayosolug.

Then it is back to Ephesus for one of the highlights of any tour: the site of the Temple of Artemis. Sadly the Temple no longer stands – and as you’ll hear, it had a very troubled history – but this remains a site of great interest. Helped by your Guide, you’ll get a real sense of what it might have been like. This is the place where history really can come to life for you.

In amongst all of this, there will of course be time for a break for lunch if you wish. And, at the end of the tour, you’ll be returned to the Izmir port.

INCLUDED IN THIS TOUR

  • Professional English Speaking Guide
  • Air Conditioned Transportation
  • All Entrance Fees where necessary

 

  • Full details

    Key info

    • Tour ID: 52
    • Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes
    • Pick up point: Port
    • Activity level: Easy

    Itinerary

    Times are subject to change etc

    PRIVATE TOUR - 
    You will be met at the port by a Cruising Excursions representative who will take you to the start of this tour.

    As you walk the marbled streets of Ephesus, you can’t help but be struck by the sheer scale of it all. This is a place where Greeks and Romans; worshippers of Zues, Artemis and then Jesus Christ all gathered, lived and died.

    The history of Ephesus will be brought to stunning life by your Guide for the day. They will begin your expedition at the House of the Virgin Mary in the Aladag Mountains. Many Christians believe that this is the house that Mary spent the last years of her life in. It is said that she came to Ephesus with St John in 37AD.

    The Archbishop of Izmir declared the house a place of pilgrimage in 1892; Pope Paul VI visited it in 1967 and it is considered a sacred place by many worshippers.

    A few miles out of the mountains, you’ll be taken to St John’s Basilica. After John accompanied Mary to Ephesus, it is believed that he too stayed in the region. It is also thought that his body is buried in the southern slope of Ayosolug.

    Then it is back to Ephesus for one of the highlights of any tour: the site of the Temple of Artemis. Sadly the Temple no longer stands – and as you’ll hear, it had a very troubled history – but this remains a site of great interest. Helped by your Guide, you’ll get a real sense of what it might have been like. This is the place where history really can come to life for you.

    In amongst all of this, there will of course be time for a break for lunch if you wish. And, at the end of the tour, you’ll be returned to the Izmir port.

    INCLUDED IN THIS TOUR

    • Professional English Speaking Guide
    • Air Conditioned Transportation
    • All Entrance Fees where necessary

     

  • Essential information

    Included in this tour

    • Tour Guide
    • Entrance Fees
    Additional 45 minutes free time for lunch is avaliable if requested. Tour time can be flexible if needed.
    What to bring with you:
    Camera, Sunhat, Comfortable and suitable footwear, Sun Cream and Sun Glasses.
    EXCLUDED IN PRICE:  Drinks, Lunch & Personal Expenses

    Joining instructions

    Clients will be met by a Cruising Excursions representative at the port of Izmir, the representative will be holding a sign with the Cruising Excursions logo and the customer's name.
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