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Private Biblical Ephesus Full-Day Tour From Izmir

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Izmir, Turkey
Private Biblical Ephesus Full-Day Tour From Izmir

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icon7 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
iconOffered in: English and 10 more
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Overview

Explore Ephesus with a dedicated guide during this full-day tour from Izmir. Stop at Ephesus area highlights, including the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. This private tour guarantees personalized attention from your guide for you and your party. Traditional Turkish lunch and round-trip transportation from your accommodations in Izmir are included.
  • Private full-day Ephesus tour from Izmir
  • Explore the Temple of Artemis with a private guide
  • Take in top Ephesus landmarks including Celsus Library, the Grand Theatre and the Temple of Hadrian
  • Gain insight into Ephesus’ role in Turkish history
  • Traditional Turkish lunch in a local restaurant
  • Explore the Cave of Seven Sleepers and the 6th-century Basilica of St John
  • Tour includes round-trip travel from Izmir
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Professional, private, licensed tour guide
Private air-conditioned non-smoking vehicle
Round-trip travel from Adnan Menderes Airport, the cruise port or your Izmir hotel
Food and drinks, unless specified
Gratuities
Landing and facility fees
Lunch

Departure Point

Izmir, Izmir, Izmir Province, Turkish Aegean Coast

Traveler pickup is offered
In front of Montro gate of Izmir International fair

Airports

  • Adnan Menderes Airport, Izmir Turkey


Ports

  • Izmir Port, Umurbey, 35230 Konak/İzmir, Turkey


In front of Montro gate of Izmir International fair

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Start your day with pickup at your hotel in Izmir, the cruise port, or the Adnan Menderes Airport. Meet your dedicated guide at your chosen departure time, then climb into a private air-conditioned vehicle bound for Ephesus. As you travel, your guide will give an orientation to the area's history and culture. 

Make a brief stop at the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, to stretch your legs and have a look around. 

Once you arrive in Ephesus, take a tour of the area's highlights, including the Church of Mary, the Temple of Hadrian, the Grand Theatre, Celsus Library, and the popular Catholic pilgrimage site the House of the Virgin Mary. 

Sit down for a traditional Turkish lunch in a local restaurant before continuing your exploration with a visit to the Basilica of St. John, dating from the 6th century. Your last stop is the Cave of the Seven Sleepers, said to be the site of refuge for persecuted believers in the year 250. 

Return to Izmir for drop-off at the conclusion of your tour.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Temple of Hadrian
This was a Roman Temple which was built in 2nd century AD. to the name of Emperor Hadrian and it was rebuilt after the discovery.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Grotto of the Seven Sleepers
Seven young Ephesians lived at this time and entered the history of Ephesus as the legendary seven sleepers.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
The Basilica of Saint John
After the death of St. John, according to his wishes, he was buried in the spot that now forms the center of the Church of St. John.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House)
It is believed to be the last home of the Virgin Mary. It is a World famous place of pilgrimage.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Ephesus Terrace Houses
Terrace Houses of Ephesus were rich Roman homes where you can see the most beautiful mosaics and frescoes.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Bibliotheque de Celsus
This was the third largest library of ancient world. The name comes from Tiberius Julius Celsus Polemaeanus and it is the master piece of Ephesus today.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
The Temple of Artemis
It is one the Ancient Seven Wonders of World. It was the first temple of Ionian architecture.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Ancient City of Ephesus
Ephesus is one of the most visited archeological open air museum of Turkey in which you will explore the whole ancient city.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Not Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant seats available
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Infant meals not included
  • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Ephesus Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • 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.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Private Biblical Ephesus Full-Day Tour From Izmir?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Private Biblical Ephesus Full-Day Tour From Izmir.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Private Biblical Ephesus Full-Day Tour From Izmir?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Private Biblical Ephesus Full-Day Tour From Izmir.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Private Biblical Ephesus Full-Day Tour From Izmir?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Private Biblical Ephesus Full-Day Tour From Izmir.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Private Biblical Ephesus Full-Day Tour From Izmir?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Private Biblical Ephesus Full-Day Tour From Izmir.

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