We offer exclusive private Ephesus tours for Norwegian Spirit passengers. Norwegian Spirit call to the Port of Kusadasi and only stay half day at the Port of Izmir. We customize private tours of Ephesus depending the port timings of Norwegian Spirit at the Port of Kusadasi
Suggested private Ephesus tour programs for Norwegian Spirit passengers are as as follows:
KUSADASI - No:1
Halfday (3.5 hours) Tour of Ephesus & Temple of Artemis
Meet with your guide in front of the Kusadasi port passenger terminal. Drive to the country. See the TEMPLE OF ARTEMIS, one of the wonders of the ancient world. Then a visit to EPHESUS is a visit to one of the best preserved ancient cities in the world. Ancient historians believed that Ephesus was founded by the Amazons, but now, it is believed to have been the Hittite city of Apasas. With your guide, you will see the Odeion, where the advisory council held its meetings and the Roman Baths, as well as many other columns, monuments and ruins, including the Celsus Library and the Grand Theater of Ephesus. En-route to Kusadasi enjoy the scenery or shopping opportunity.
Ephesus Tour with Denizhan Pekoz
KUSADASI - No:2
HalfDay (4.5 hours) Temple of Artemis + Ephesus + House of Mary
After meeting your guide drive through the fertile lands. Your first stop will be the Temple of Artemis, one of the 7 wonders of the ancient world. Afterwards proceed to the mountain where Virgin Mary is believed to spent her 9 years. The house is approximately 1000 feet above sea level and running as an active chapel. Roman Catholics believe that Virgin Mary came to Ephesus with Saint. John 5 years after the crucification. At the age of 63 she is assumed to heaven. Altough there is no fact that Virgin Mary lived here approximately 1.5 million people visit the site each year. After 30 minutes visit to the House of Mary, drive to ancient city of Ephesus. You will be dropped at the upper gate of Ephesus with your tour guide. Start exploring the city. You will be walking down the hill approximately 1.5hrs. You will see the Odeon, the basilica, domitian square, fountain of Trajan, Celcus library, Terrace Houses(optional), Marble street, the Grand Theater of Ephesus and the Harbour Street. You will be endng your tour at the bottom gate. Your driver and tour guide will take you to another site or drop you at the desired location.
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We offer private Jewish heritage tours in Izmir which is one of the most populated cities for the Jewish community in Turkey. Our Jewish tours in Izmir are tailor made, which enables us to prepare the itineraries according to the needs and requirements of our guests. Our professional Jewish tour guides are experts on Jewish history in Izmir, so they are able to give our guests wide information about the past and presence Jewish life in Izmir. Izmir is a very rich city with Jewish heritage and have wonderful old and new synagogues. Izmir has a deep history of Jewish presence.
Today, MSC Lirica will be calling to Izmir Cruise Port. During 11 Nights Italy, Greece, Turkey, Malta cruise. MSC Lirica will stop at Izmir Cruise Port. We have been receiving enquiries for private tours of Ephesus. MSC Lirica is the only cruise ship of MSC Cruises which will be calling to Izmir Cruise Port. MSC Lirica will stay at Izmir Cruise Port between 9.00 and 15.00.
IZMIR No. 2
Fullday - Ephesus + Lunch (6 hours)
Boarding your vehicle at airport of Izmir, drive south to Selcuk Town.. En-route see the cotton fields, vineyards and pine woods while driving along the blue Aegean shores. Your first stop will be the Temple of Artemis, one of the 7 wonders of ancient world. Continue to Ephesus where you start at the Magnesia Gate and walk downhill through the city. Your tour guide will point out the sights, bringing the history of Ephesus to life as you pause at the Odeon, Upper Agora, Town Hall, Fountain of Trajan, Temple of Hadrian and Domitianus, Memmius Memorial, Roman Baths and extraordinary Library of Celsus. At the end of a marble street leading from the library, gaze up at the impressive theater, built to seat 24.000 people. Enjoy a lunch in the grounds of a country house. Here you will see a private demonstration of the traditional carpet making process from dying to spinning to weawing at a school where young girls are trained in the craft. Your last stop will be the visit to the Isa Bey Mosque, a delicate masterpiece of Turkish architecture from the fourteenth century. Afterwards drive back to Izmir airport.
Fullday tour of Ephesus, House of Mary & Basilica of St. John
Biblical sites, including Mary's last-known dwelling place, the ancient city of Ephesus and a relaxing luncheon are featured in this fascinating, full-day excursion. As your vehicle makes its way along the Aegean Coast, you will pass some of the regions fertile lands. As you reach the silted valley, time seems to come to a halt and then reverse. After a steep drive up Mt. Pagus, you will arrive at a stone chapel. This converted house probably dates from the 1st century and was envisioned by a German nun as the site where the Virgin Mary spent her last days. Continuing to Ephesus, leave your coach at the parking area and proceed on foot through Magnesia Gate. As you stroll along the old marble streets, you will pass the Odeon and Upper Agora. You will also see the ornate Hadrian Temple, the remains of some Terrace houses, the beautifully restored facade of the Celsus Library, the Roman Baths of Scholastica, the Commercial Agora and the theater, which accommodates 25,000 spectators and is still used for occasional performances. After your visit to Ephesus, re-board your vehicle for an ejoyable lunch. Afterwards enjoy a presentation about Turkish weavings , see the girls at the looms knotting carpets and kilims. Learn about the natural dyes and learn the differences between Silk , flosh , wool and cotton weavings for handmade rugs. The proprietors will give a fascinating demonstration of the local traditional crafts. Next is the Basilica of St. John, one of the seven churches of Asia Minor, is your final stop before your return to Izmir Airport.
Fullday (8hours) Ephesus & Villages
Meet with your guide in front of the Izmir airport passenger terminal. Depart the pier for the an hour drive to the magnificent site of Ephesus. Ephesus is the best preserved of the Greek/Roman cities in Anatolia and while you are visiting the ancient ruins of this magnificent site and your tour guide will bring them alive. You will see the beautiful Celsus Library, restored and reconstructed according to its original form by the architect Friedmund Hueber in the 1970's. The most spectacular building of Ephesus is the Grand Theater, built during the Hellenistic age to hold 25,000 spectators. The city was also the hometown of great philosopher Heraclitus. After a visit to Ephesus Antique Site, you will arrive at Sirince Village. This old Orthodox Village, 30 km from Kusadasi, was once "Cirkince"(ugly). Indeed its inhabitants gave this name on the purpose as they did not want to be bothered by foreigners nor to share the beauty of their village. Still after years, visitors understood that the village was not ugly and called it "Sirince" (pretty). Today the village is a perfect synthesis of Turkish-Greek culture as of the 1920's; after the Turkish Independence War, people exchange between Greek and Turks has occurred and all those typical Greek houses, though they kept their original outside characteristics, have received the local layout inside. At Sirince Village you will have chance of seeing the local life at a village and purchasing some small local souvenirs and handicrafts. The village is also famous for its local grape and other fruit wines. During the lunch, mingle with the local people of the village. Have a cup of traditional Turkish coffee at the main coffee house of the village. Your last stop will be the visit to the Isa Bey Mosque, a delicate masterpiece of Turkish architecture from the fourteenth century.
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Frequently Asked Questions:
1. Entrance Fee - Ephesus - where else does this sites covers?
As mentioned, You will see the beautiful Celsus Library, restored and reconstructed according to its original form by the architect Friedmund Hueber in the 1970's. The most spectacular building of Ephesus is the Grand Theater
> These are the sites you will be visiting during the visit to the ancient city of Ephesus:
2. Entrance Ticket - is your guide will assist me to purchase? Does your guide need a ticket?
> Yes, the tour guide will assist you to purchase tickets.
We will assign you a licensed tour guide.
There is no admission for licensed tour guides.
3. Once Confirmed - do I need to fill up all as mentioned below:
> Yes, please. We need the following information:
For private tour booking,
Kindly advise us the following:
4. Cancellation Policy - as mentioned, Once you are within the 24 hour tour departure window, the tour becomes non-refundable. May I know, what method of transaction?
> In this case we will ask your credit card details.
5. Hotel Pick Up & Drop Off - at Hotel in Izmir
> No problem, we can meet you at a Hotel in Izmir.
6. Entrance Fee - if requested for early purchase, any extra charges incurred? Kindly advise and give quotes.
Approximate cost of entrance fees:
Ephesus: 10 euro per person (60 Turkish Lira)
House of Mary: 5.5 Euro per person (35 Turkish Lira)
Temple of Artemis: Free of Charge
Sirince Village: Free of charge
Isa Bey Mosque: Free of Charge
Terrace Houses: 5 Euro per person (30 Turkish Lira)
Basilica of St. John: 2.5 Euro per person (15 TL)
Museum of Ephesus: 2.5 Euro per person (15 TL)
> There is no need to prepurchase the tickets. There are never long lines at the sites. You can make the decision where to go with the recommendation of your tour guide.
7. Lunch - if requested, where and what is provided? Estimation of cost if a Turkish set meal? Kindly advise and give quotes.
> We will take you to a place where you can Enjoy home made meal. Lunch will be provided at the premises öf a weaving center. Lunch cost is included in the price.
9. Shopping - please recommend some shops and handicraft places.
> Turkish pottery , çini
> Turkish Carpets
> Turkish Delight and sweets
> Leather outlet för Leather jackets
10. Mode of Payment - can be paid in TL?
Yes, Payment can be made in Turkish Liras.
11. Transport - Vehicle Merc MPV deluxe Sedan EURO 160 is for 4 pax?
> We will assign you a Mercedes Vito which has 6 passenger seats + guide + driver
12. Is it a private tour? We are party of 4.
> We only offer private tours. You will be the only ones in the vehicle besides your personal tour guide and driver.
13. We can pick & choose sites, not all? Entrance priced mentioned.
> yes, you can choose the sites to be visited.
14. Tickets purchases by whom? No delay.
> our tour guide will assist you to buy the tickets. You will not wait in the lines.
15. Will there be any shopping or handicraft shop visit? Like to visit some.
> if requested yes. You are the who is going to decide where to go.
Make a Devotional Excursion to the Sites of Faith in Ephesus
Experience Ephesus from a unique perspective! See how God has stamped His indelible mark on the landmarks, monuments and memorials.. You will carry away an unforgettable appreciation of what God's men and women have achieved in laying the foundations for christianity.
Capture the deep, rich, Christian heritage of Ephesus and the people who founded it such as St. Paul, St. John the Apostle and Virgin Mary...
Our licensed tour guides have long experience of guiding Christians through their heritage in Ephesus. Ephesus has been a hotbed of spiritual and philosophical genius for centuries. Come and find out about the people who changed the world. Ephesus Travel Guide Christian Heritage Tours have a large range of itineraries for those wishing to explore the roots of Christian faith. There is no greater feeling than standing at the very sites where major religious events took place - Grand Theater of Ephesus, where a riot started against St. Paul by silversmith Demetrius and the first church dedicated to Virgin Mary which housed the third ecumenical council.
When you travel with Ephesus Travel Guide Christian Heritage Tours, you know that your trip is designed and organised by people with an intimate knowledge of Christian travel and years of experience in arranging specialised tours.
Through our excursions, we seek to show that Christianity was and still is a living faith with the power to change people and shape history.
Check our selection of private Ephesus tours which combine faith based travel while experiencing the local culture and cuisine. Learning about the lives of the most beloved and influential Christians is another magnificent way to deepen your faith.
For more information about Christian Heritage Tours please contact us.
Best Hotels near Ephesus
In the vicinity of Ancient City of Ephesus, there is a good selections of boutique hotels for travellers who are seeking for comfortable and clean accomodation.
Here are some tips which will help you to choose where to stay:
The newest cruise ship of Carnival Cruise Line, Carnival Vista will be calling to Kusadasi Cruise Port during 10 Days and 13 Days Europe Cruises staring from Trieste, Italy, Athens, Greece and Barcelona, Spain.
Carnival Vista was initially planned to call Izmir Cruise Port. Carnival Cruise Line made an itinerary change and the ship will now call to Kusadasi Cruise Port which is a closer destination to the Ancient City of Ephesus.
First call will be on May 22 2016. This will be the first call of Carnival Vista to Kusadasi. Several years ago Carnival Cruise Ships: Carnival Freedom and Carnival Sunhine called to Izmir Cruise Port several times. Carnival Vista will stay in port between 9.00am till 6.00pm. Carnival Vista will be the new refurbished ship of Carnival Cruise Lines.
We provide private tours of Ephesus from Kusadasi Cruise Port with excellent English speaking tour guides for passengers of Carnival Vista and other cruise ship passengers calling to Izmir Cruise Port and Kusadasi Cruise Port. For more information please contact us.
Oferecemos excursões guiadas de Éfeso com guias de língua portuguesa. Estes passeios podem começar a partir de Kusadasi, Izmir, Selcuk e Sirince. Todos os nossos guias são licenciados pelo governo turco.
Nossa reputação foi estabelecida com a confiabilidade ea qualidade de nossos guias.
Acreditamos que a nossa empresa oferece o maior número de excursões profissionais e completas a Éfeso.
Para mais informações sobre nós mesmos e excursões, por favor visite: http://www.ephesustravelguide.com/excursoes-privadas-de-efeso.html
Several Costa Cruises ships dock at the Cruise Port of Izmir. For Costa Cruises passengers, we offer private Ephesus Tours from Izmir Cruise Port.
Some of the Costa Cruises ships that dock at Izmir Cruise Port:
First call for 2014 will be Costa neoRomantica. Costa neoRomantica will dock at Izmir Cruise Port tomorrow on February 17th.
For more information about private Ephesus tours from Izmir Cruise Port, please contact us.
Norwegian Jade estará chamando para Izmir Porto para este inverno a partir de abril de 2014 e vai parar no porto de Kusadasi. Em 12 de janeiro , temos reservas para Tours Éfeso privadas de Izmir Porto e começamos a receber pedidos de excursões privadas de Éfeso de Kusadasi Porto .
Éfeso é preciso ver com um guia confiável, informativo Éfeso licenciado que vai trazer a antiga cidade de Éfeso a vida por você.
Há muitas vantagens de reservar um tour privado Éfeso com a gente em vez de reserva navios excursão.
Considerando esses benefícios, é difícil imaginar uma viagem a Éfeso , sem optar por uma visita guiada privada. Para mais informações, por favor clique aqui.
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Excursões privadas de Éfeso
Excursiones Privadas a Éfeso
Частные Эфес туры
Private Führungen von Ephesos
House of Virgin Mary
Ephesus Archeaological Museum
Temple of Artemis
Basilica of St. John
Isa Bey Mosque
Grotto of Seven Sleepers
Terrace Houses in Ephesus
Ancient City of Ephesus:
Church of Mary
Ephesus in Bible
House of Virgin Mary
Temple of Artemis
Basilica of St. John
Isa Bey Mosque
Grotto of 7 sleepers
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