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Ephesus and St. Mary's House Day Trip from Izmir provided by Neon Tours - Day Tours

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

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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Updated 07/03/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 07/03/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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.
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
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  • 1
    The Basilica of Saint John
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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  • 2
    Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House)
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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  • 3
    Ancient City of Ephesus
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
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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
Duration
8h
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
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • 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
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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wagon747 wrote a review Oct 2020
Kansas City24 contributions3 helpful votes
Marcy was excellent.... She was so enthusiastic! We enjoyed our day so much because of her. Her knowledge of the history of Ephesus was very helpful! This was a great tour! Also Speedy was a great driver from.Izmir.... very safe We would definitely suggest this tour!
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Harrice B wrote a review Dec 2019
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia9 contributions2 helpful votes
Had a great trip to Ephesus... Our pick up was at our hotel and the drive took 1 hour. Started Christmas morning with a visit to house of Virgin Mary the we went to oil factory to look at various oils ( olive , lavender ) then went to see the ruins of Ephesus... had lunch and
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from Experience820434, Guest Relations Manager at Ephesus and St. Mary's House Day Trip from Izmir
Responded Dec 30, 2019
Dear Harrice, It's a great pleasure to hear that you enjoyed your tour. We really hope to see you again and be at your service for other tours, Neon Tours
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Jessiemjoy wrote a review Dec 2019
Busselton, Australia73 contributions16 helpful votes
This should be on the top list of things to do in the area. Pay for a full day tour to get to the three main places: ST Mary’s, Ephesus and St John Basilica. Be aware though, on the tours, after lunch they will try and sell you carpets or jewellery. Unfortunately it’s all part
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Trek661403 wrote a review Dec 2019
15 contributions13 helpful votes
What an amazing place! The ruins are very well preserved in places. The guide was extremely knowledgable. The excursion was very well planned and several stops were made through the day to local shops and vendors. We learned a lot about the ancient civilizations but also
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from Experience820434, Guest Relations Manager at Ephesus and St. Mary's House Day Trip from Izmir
Responded Dec 8, 2019
Dear N, Thank you for your kind review. It's a great pleasure to hear that you enjoyed our services. Hope to see you again soon, Neon Tours
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Armin H wrote a review Nov 2019
Shiraz, Iran248 contributions47 helpful votes
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 Nov 10, 2019
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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alexisdomflo
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Worth the ride.
Ever since we were picked up at the meeting point, our experience was really great. as soon as we met our guide, h
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105sepehrs
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Very good
Fine tour with a experience tour guide name İsmail. Very well transport and comfortable. Very beautiful place to v
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harriceb
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Long Drive Short Visit
We started our tour with pick up from hotel in Izmir and it took 3 hour to get to destination... spent 2 hours arou
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TravelingMerci
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One of my favorite places on earth
It's hard to beat the incredible combination of natural beauty, ancient architecture, and spiritual heritage found
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Z W
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Just as good or even better than Ephesus
I thoroughly enjoyed visiting this amazing place. Nearly didn't go because of some negative reviews about guided to
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yasemin2k
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Sadly very poorly kept.
I am from Turkey and always wanted to visit this place, I guess I was pretty late to see the pools with natural wat
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amran_tasrif
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Enjoyable Day Trip from Izmir
Our driver arrived 15 min ahead of schedule and waited patiently in the lobby as we were still having our breakfast
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BeirutSou
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Very nice
Pamukale was the highlight of the day. It is a very nice and unique site. You can have a walk/sit in the water.
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Shahnaz P
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Expectations vs reality
It was Sunday and that was the first mistake we did when we planned to go to pamukkale😏. We were deceived by the s
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Mika P
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Excellent organized day tour ! From the moment we booked, they contacted us and picked us up from our hotel the day
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kspadee
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Day tour to Pamukkale and Hierapolis from Izmir
Neon tours were great. Excellent service and very polite. We even forgot the Ipad in the bus at the end of the day
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twboland
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Day Tour to Ephesus, Mary's House and St John Basilica
An amazing day. The ruins at Ephesus are second to none and we have seen Rome, Vesuvius and other great sites. The
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Kongzi8
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Day Tours to Ephesus and Pamukkale
Recommended by my friend to engage Viator for day tours in Izmir. I was not disappointed by the agency which they e
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Alice C
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Visit to the 7 Wonders couldn't get any better with Neon Tour
Did a lot of planning before arrival in Izmir and was about to confirm booking with one of the top rated local trav
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Mohammad Mehdi S
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a day trip to Pergamum and Asklepion
I booked this tour through viato.com . it was very well managed with a very nice and knowledgeable guide, Hande. Bo
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