Tour Name : Ephesus Connoisseur Tour
Tour Code : CPS-17213
Itinerary : Ephesus Ancient City, Terrace Houses, House of Virgin Mary, Basilica of St.John, Selcuk Archaeology Museum
Tour Duration : Approximately 8 ½ Hours
Pick up & Drop off : Kusadasi Port
You will be met at Kusadasi Port by your professionally trained guide and drive to the Ephesus, approximately 30 minutes from Kusadasi. Once you enter the Ephesus Ancient City and pass by the Magnesia gate, you will enter the administrative section of ancient Ephesus. The guided walking tour will take you through one of the most magnificent excavations in the world. See the Odeon, the Fountain of Trajan, the steam baths of Scholastika, the temple of Hadrian and the impressive library of Celsius. The library is adorned with columns and statues. You will also visit to Terrace Houses in Ephesus ancient city. Terrace Houses are located on the slopes of Bulbul Mountain, opposite the Hadrian Temple. Also called as “the houses of rich”, these houses were for the important and wealthy people of Ephesus, as only rich people could afford such houses. After Terrace Houses you will continue to The Grand Theater, where St. Paul preached, is the largest theater in antiquity with a capacity of 24,000 seats. You will return to your private vehicle through the Arcadian Way, where Mark Anthony and Cleopatra once rode in procession. After the termination of the visit to Ephesus, you will drive to Bulbul mountain where the House of the Virgin Mary is located in a nature park between Ephesus and Selcuk, which is believed to be the last residence of the Virgin Mary, mother of Jesus. The peaceful site is sacred to both Christians and Muslims, and is visited by many tourists and pilgrims. This House was later visited by Popes Paul VI and John Paul II, who confirmed its appropriateness as a place of pilgrimage. On November 29, 2006, Pope Benedict XVI celebrated mass here. Your next visit will be to the Selcuk / Ephesus Archaeology Museum where you can see a lot ancient furnitures, sculptures, mosaics, frescos and more. The last visit of today will be to the Basilica of St. John. It is believed that the evangelist St. John had spent his last years in the region around Ephesus and was buried in the southern slope of Ayosolug Hill. Three hundred years after the death of Saint Paul, a small chapel was constructed over the grave. The chapel was replaced with a marvelous basilica during the region of Emperor Justinian (527-565 A.D.). The monumental basilica was in the shape of a cross and was covered with six domes. Its construction, being of stone and brick, is an extremely rare find amongst the architecture of its time. Raised on two steps and covered with marble, the tomb of St. John was under the central dome. Afterwards you drive back to port of Kusadasi.
Round-trip transfers from Kusadasi port, Transportation by private van with A/C, Professional licenced guide (English), Entrance fees
Prices are per person and there is no hidden cost.
A minimum of 2 pax per booking is required. If you are solo traveller, We could charge 2 people price.
There is 50% children discount for ages between 06-09. We do not charge for ages between 00-05.
The tour language is English. You may ask to have another languages speaking guides which will depend on availibility. It is charged extra 45,00 US$ per day for the other languages guided.
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We will response your request within 12 hours and send you an official booking & credit card authorization form for your deposit (15%) payment.
Your tour will be confirmed by Celsus Travel after you paid deposit of your tour amount and we will send your confirmation document / vouchers.
We request min 15% deposit for certain reservation and this payment should be while booking of tour plan.
The payment of balance can be cash to guide or can be with credit card at the end of tour.
We accept MasterCard, Visa for your payments by credit card.
If you cancel at least 3 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is full refund of your payment.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is no refund.
If cruise ship cancel the stop in Kusadasi port, there is full refund of your payment.