Full Day tour of Ephesus, House of Mary & Basilica of St. John (8 hours)
The Closest Airport to Ephesus is Izmir Airport. Izmir Airport to Ephesus distance is 60 kilometers, and it takes approximately 45 minutes by car. We offer Private Ephesus Tours from Izmir Airport with licensed tour guides.
Biblical sites, including Mary's last-known dwelling place, the ancient city of Ephesus, the Basilica of St. John and a relaxing lunch are featured in this fascinating, full-day private tour.
After meeting with our staff at Izmir Airport. As your vehicle makes its way along the Aegean Coast, you will pass some fertile lands of the region. 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 years. 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 State Agora. You will also see the ornate Hadrian Temple, (Optinal Visit 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 enjoyable lunch. Afterwards enjoy a presentation about Turkish weaving, 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 weaving for handmade rugs. The proprietors will give a fascinating demonstration of the local traditional crafts. Next is the Basilica of St. John, when St. John was burried, is your final stop before your return to Izmir Airport.
Cost of Private Ephesus Tour starting and ending at Izmir Airport: 170 Euro (Total to be paid 1-6 people)
* Above rate is NOT a per person rate. It is total to be paid for your group.
* We offer %20 discount for Private Ephesus Tour bookings with English speaking tour guides, on certain dates. To see these dates please click.
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* Except Terrace Houses, there is no admission fee for children under 8 years old. For the proof of age, please bring passport copies with you.
* There is no prepayment required for the reservation. To avoid disappointment, we recommend making your private tour reservation at earliest possible.
Payment can be made in Euros, Turkish Liras, British Pounds and US Dollars 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.
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by TransBalkan Tours is a fully licenced tour operator since 1963 and a member of TURSAB.
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