Regular Ephesus Tour / FD

Code: RET-FD002
Approximately 7 Hours
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Tour Name : Regular Ephesus  Tour / Full Day
Tour Code : RET-FD002
Prices : House of Virgin Mary, Ephesus Ancient City, Temple of Artemis
Tour Duration : Approximately 7 Hours
Pick up & Drop off : Kusadasi Port

A visit to Ephesus – once the commercial centre of the ancient world – is a highlight of any visit to Turkey. The city, whose wealth and patronage supported its splendid architectural program, was dedicated to the goddess Artemis. Her enormous temple, once considered one of the seven wonders of the Ancient World and rebuilt several times, dates in its latest form from the third century B.C.

The ruins also include a theatre, gymnasium, agora and baths, as well as the Library of Celsus. It is recorded that St. John brought the Virgin Mary to Ephesus after the death of Jesus Christ and that she spent her last days in a small house built for her on Bulbuldagi (Mt. Koressos ). Now a popular place of pilgrimage for Christians and Muslims the house has received the official sanction of the Vatican and Christians observe a commemoration ceremony every year on August 15th.

There are many important ancient sites, Ephesus is the most popular ancient site around. Many acres of carefully excavated ruins present an unique recreation of the ancient splendor. These ruins require at least a full day for observation. With its excellent location Ephesus had become the most important city of Asia Minor throughout several civilizations.

Nearby, is the site of St. John’s Basilica and the reputed last home of the Virgin Mary who was said to have spent the last years of her life in Ephesus area.

Southeast of Bulbul Dag (Mount Nightingale), 7 km from ancient city Ephesus, on Ala Dag (Mount Solmissos), is a building known as the House of the Virgin Mary, where people from various countries and many different religions gather together, there is the place in which the Virgin is said to have lived and died. The building, the foundations of which date from the 1 st c. A.D., was restored in Byzantine times but thereafter was abandoned and fell into disrepair.

Its association with the Virgin dates only from the 19th c., following the visions of a German nun, Katarina Emmerich (1774 – 1824), who gave an exact description of the situation and appearance of a house at Ephesus in which the Virgin had lived and died. In 1891, on the basis of her account, Lazarists from Smyrna (Izmir). discovered on the south side of Bulbul Dag the ruins of a small church which had evidently belonged to a monastery, and this is now revered as the Virgin’s house.

The pilgrimages which began after the finding of the house continued on an increased scale after the Second World War, and the Feast of the Assumption (15 August) is celebrated here with particular ceremony. In the year 1961, the statements by Pope John the 23rd, in 1967 the visit made by Pope Paul the 6th, and in 1979. After these important visits Virgin Mary’s home was accepted as that of being holy. And each year is visiting by more than one million Christian and Tourists.

Regular Ephesus Tour / Full Day

Tour Prices (Per Person)

for parties of min. 12, max. 40  people 34 US$ P.P.
 child (0-5 free) / 6-9 years 18 US$ P.P.

What is included

  • Round-trip transfers from Kusadasi Port or Kusadasi Hotels
  • Transportation by private van with A/C,
  • Professional licenced guide (English),
  • Entrance fees,
  • Lunch in a traditional Turkish local restaurant

What is excluded

  • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • tips to driver and tour guide

Discounts & Supplements

  • Prices are per person and there is no hidden cost.
  • A minimum of  12 pax per booking is required.
  • 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
    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.

How Can I Book This Tour ?

  • Please fill the booking request form at the right of that page and post us online.
  • 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 LexusTravel after you paid deposit of your tour amount and we will send your confirmation document / vouchers.

Payment Policy

  • 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.

Cancellation Policy

  • 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.

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