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8-Hour Ephesus Sightseeing Tour with Lunch Included

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  • A small-group, all-inclusive sightseeing tour of Ephesus, with Virgin Mary House
  • Get a peek at Artemis Temple, and opt for a leather-making or carpet-weaving demonstration
  • Small-group tours are capped at 15 people for personalized attention from your guide
  • Enjoy plenty of time to explore one of the world’s seven wonders with a guided visit of the ruins
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Overview
Ephesus is one of the best preserved ancient sites in the world, but planning a visit to the famous ruins takes serious planning. During this hassle-free, all-inclusive day trip, you can settle back and relax while someone else handles the logistics. Enjoy private pickup from Kusadasi and a complimentary lunch with a small-group tour. You’ll also visit Virgin Mary House, and can opt for a carpet or leather-making demonstration.
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Pass By: İlayda Avantgarde

We start picking up our guest around 08:30 - 09:00 am. Then start driving to Selcuk Town where we will spend our whole day with visiting the destinations.

Stop At: Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), Selcuk, Izmir Province, Turkish Aegean Coast

It is known that the Virgin Mary came to Ephesus and lived here for some time. Whether or not she died in Ephesus was not known until Anne Catherine Emmerich’s vision. The stigmatized German nun who had never been to Ephesus had a vision of the House of the Virgin Mary and described it in detail to the German writer Clemens Brentano who later published a book about it. Catherine Emmerich died in 1884. In 1891 Paul, Superior of the Lazarists from Izmir read about her vision and found a little building which corresponded with Emmerich’s descriptions. Archeological evidence showed that the little house was from the 6C AD but that the foundations were from the 1C AD.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Ancient City of Ephesus, Selcuk, Izmir Province, Turkish Aegean Coast

Ephesus Ruins is the largest open air museum of Turkey which is deted to the Greek and Roman periods. Inside the Ruins of Ephesus we explore Senate Building, Ancient Hospital, Domitian Temple, Nike Statue, Hercules Gate, Trajan Fountain, Hadrian Temple, Celsus Library, Grand Theatre of Ephesus and many more...

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: The Temple of Artemis, Selcuk, Izmir Province, Turkish Aegean Coast

Artemis was the Greek goddess, the virginal huntress and twin of Apollo, who replaced the Titan Selene as Goddess of the Moon.
The ancient temple was built around 650 BC to the cult of Artemis, was constructed on a site already sacred to the Anatolian Mother Goddess,Cybele. The temple was financed by the wealthy king of Lydia and marshy ground was selected for the building site as a precaution against future earthquakes.

Duration: 20 minutes

Pass By: İlayda Avantgarde

At the end of the tour we will give you some time as optional to explore local goods and around 16:00 – 16:30 we will drop you back to your Hotel.
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Reviewed 1 week ago

As I look back on the hundreds of pictures I’m reminded how walking this site was a treat, we started at the top of the hill and worked our way down which I and other were thankful for, so much history and thankfully our tour...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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kikuscu, Yönetici at Best Turkey Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Guest, Thanks so much for wonderful review for us and sharing with another guests on tripadvisor Best Wishes Fatima

Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked this tour last minute the day before on GetYourGuide but were contacted shortly with details of our pickup. We joined another English-speaking group and a Spanish-speaking group (total of 7 guests and 2 guides) for the day. Our guide Fatima was amazing, definitely...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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kikuscu, Yönetici at Best Turkey Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for sharing travel experience you had with us. Our company values put customer satisfaction as top priority and we are committed to our customers. We look forward to serving you again. Best Wishes Fatima

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited with our teenage daughter and her friend and highly recommend this tour. Bugra Can was our guide and did an amazing job of bringing this fascinating place and history to life. We saw everything we wanted to visit in the area, and we...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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kikuscu, Yönetici at Best Turkey Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for sharing travel experience you had with us. I hope to meet back with you Kind wishes Ismail

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great trip with our tour guild Ismial ,100% recommend him and this tour to everyone and especially people who have kids

Date of experience: May 2019
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kikuscu, Yönetici at Best Turkey Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Saira, Thank you for leaving a review. It was a pleasure showing you around. Thank you so much for taking the time to share your thoughts about services Best wishes Ismail

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The city of Ephesus is stunning, you can feel the history of the place, we had a tour guide and they explained about the city and its people, you could imagine your self there and there is a surprise round every corner,truly worth a visit,...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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kikuscu, Yönetici at Best Turkey Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Brian, I'm honoured you chose to spend time with us and we hope that you will be with us the next time. Best Wishes Fatima

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Hello dear sir or madam , Firstly, thanks a lot for your interest for our service. Fatima is usually our tour guide. If you want to book tour, we can pick you up from Pine Bay Holiday Resort too. Hope to see you in our... More
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They usually pick up from any hotel in central Kusadasi. Contact Fatima or Ismail directly, they are very helpful.
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