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

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  • 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
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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.
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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Reviewed 6 days ago

Ephesus and St. Mary's House Day Trip was a great experience. The tour guide was a cool guy and very knowledgable of the sites. He also had a way of using humor in his descriptions of what we were seeing which was an added bonus...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Mikemd1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ephesus is definitely the highlight of this trip and way above my expectations. The ancient ruins and history was brought to life again for us by our excellent tour guide Erman who was informative, patient, helpful and funny as well (he would love it if...More

Thank Sydsolo
Experience820434, Guest Relations Manager at Neon Tours - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear our valuable guest, We're glad yo hear that you enjoyed our services. Hope to see you again, Neon Tours

Reviewed April 29, 2019

A wonderful experience by visiting the places. It gave insight how the great powers achieved marvels

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank footslogger77
Experience820434, Guest Relations Manager at Neon Tours - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear our valued guest, We're delighted to hear that you loved our country and enjoyed our services. We're hoping to host you again, Neon Tours

Reviewed October 19, 2018 via mobile

For the price, including transportation to/from Izmir, this was a value! The tour was as described in terms of sites, but the sites were more than I had expected. Additionally, our guide, Erman, was very factual & comprehensive in his knowledge of the sites and...More

4  Thank 45mariann
Reviewed October 18, 2018

A visit to the ruins of Ephesus is like a visit to ancient Rome. It was a vast, elaborate, and wealthy city, with every luxury that a Roman citizen could want. The basic tour includes most of the central area of the city, Temples, baths,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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There is no limit of guests. The organizer arrange the transport according to number of visitors
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