We offer 2 days Private Tours of Ephesus and Pergamon from Kusadasi, Selcuk and Sirince.
Below please find the tour program details. The tour can be modified depending on guests needs, where they would like to overnight and fly. For more information, please contact us.
Day 1: Meet with your tour guide at Izmir Airport. Drive to the north of Izmir, pass fertile fields and olive trees, to the present day, modern town of Bergama, once known as Pergamon, a great center of culture. The ancient city was a capital of the Pergamon Kingdom, and it was here that parchment paper was invented. Today, Pergamon is one of Turkey's finest archeological sites. Drive up to the Acropolis, to see the remains of the citadel and the city walls, the foundations of the Zeus Altar, and the Royal Palace. The famous Pergamon Library once contained 200.000 scrolls which were a gift to Cleopatra from Mark Anthony. Walk through the ruins and see the restored Trajan Temple and the remains of the Athena and Dionysus Temples. On the steep slopes of the Acropolis you will visit the Theatre, which once held as many 10.000 spectators, view the town and its surroundings from this site. Continue to the town en route, see the Red Basilica which was used as a temple dedicated to the Egyptian godess of Serapis. Enjoy lunch in local Restaurant of Bergama and have a taste of Turkish food. In the afternoon, visit the Asclepion, a healing center from the 4th century BC and one of the most important sites of Pergamon. Here patients had herbalistic, aquatic and psychological treatment. Visit the Temple of Asclepios, the theatre, and walk through the sacred corridor and down the ancient, arcaded, marble-paved boulevard. Drive to Kusadasi.
Day 2: Meet with your tour guide at your hotel in Kusadasi. Drive to the country. Your first stop on this fascinating tour is at the HOUSE OF VIRGIN MARY. Then, you will continue on to visit ancient EPHESUS, one of the most magnificent and best-preserved ancient sites in the world. See the Odeion, the Market Basilica, Curetes Street, Bath, Celsus Library, Marble Street and the Great Theatre with a seating capacity of 25,000 people. Afterwards visit the BASILICA OF ST. JOHN and see the TEMPLE OF ARTEMIS, one of the wonders of the ancient world. End your tour at Izmir Airport.
Cost: 310 Euro (Total to be paid for your party of 1-6 people)
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* There is no prepayment required for the reservation. To avoid disappointment, we recommend to make your private tourreservation at earliest possible.
Payment can be made in Euro, Turkish Liras or US Dollar cash at the end of the tour. There is no prepayment required for the booking.
You can cancel a tour 72 hours in advance of your tour departure without any charges. If you would like to cancel a tour, simply send us an email and we will be happy to assist you. Once you are within the 24 hour tour departure window, the tour becomes non-refundable. This is because our guide and vehicle have set aside space to accommodate your request and will often not be able to fill that space with another customer so close to departure.
For more information, please contact us.
by TransBalkan Tours is a fully licenced tour operator since 1963 and a member of TURSAB.
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