The full day Farewell to The Elders of Ephesus Tour includes
- Pick-up from the Kusadasi Port or from your hotel
- Visit of the Miletus
- Lunch break,
- Continue for the visit of Ephesus ancient city and the
Church of Virgin Mary
- By the end of the tour drive back to Kusadasi Port
or to your hotel.
journeys. On his second journey his visit was brief. After engaging in a discussion in the synagogue, St. Paul left Ephesus, leaving Priscilla and Aquila in the city, and promised to return (Acts 18:18-20). Paul returned to Ephesus during his third journey.
This time he spent a considerable length of time in Ephesus. (Acts 19:8-10 says Paul spent two years teaching and preaching in the hall of Tyrannus in Ephesus, after having spent three months teaching in the synagogue there. Acts 20:31 says he spent three years in Ephesus.)
The Church of Virgin Mary - To the north of the Harbor Baths is the Church of Mary (The Council Church). The main entrance faces the Ephesus-Selcuk road. The church was built dedicated to Mary and is an important structure in the history of Christianity. It was also the site of a Council of Ephesus in 431 AD.
Miletus - Apostle Paul visited Miletus at the conclusion of his third and final missionary journey, he was hurrying to arrive in Jerusalem in time for Pentecost (Acts 20:16). So he had bypassed Ephesus, where his past connections would have obligated him to spend considerable time, and traveled directly from Troas to Miletus. There he summoned the elders from the church at Ephesus to
meet with him and delivered a lengthy and poignant farewell speech to them (Acts 20:17-35). At the conclusion of his address he quoted an otherwise unknown saying of Jesus that has become famous, "It is more blessed to give than to receive" (Acts 20:35).
WHAT YOU SEE ALONG THE WAY
From the Kusadasi drive through countryside dotted with vineyards, olive orchards and cotton plantations to Miletus and finally to the upper gate of Ephesus for the visit, passing the The Tomb of St. Luke. Your tour ends at Kusadasi.
MASS SERVICE IN THE HOUSE OF VIRGIN MARY
Experience a special Catholic mass service including communion celebrated at the Virgin Mary Shine, a unique once-in-a-lifetime experience for anyone. In recent times, mass services have been conducted at the shrine by
Pope Paul VI, Pope John Paul II, Pope Benedict XVI. A portion of the cost of your tour will be donated to the church.
Please kindly inform in advance if you would like to have mass service in the House of Virgin Mary while visiting this site.
includes walking approximately 1 mile over
uneven and cobblestone surfaces with inclines and steps. Comfortable
walking shoes, comfortable clothing, a hat, sunscreen and insect repellent
are recommended. Guests should watch their step at all times in order to
Temperatures can reach extreme highs during summer months; we recommend
that you drink a lot of water and use suitable sun protection.
The tour includes the professional licensed Biblical oriented tour guide, all entrance fees, lunch, private air-conditioned transportation,
lunch and VAT.
Approximate time to reach to Miletus for this tour is 50 minutes.
Rates are based on per person.
As the number of participant increases the certain amount of discount will be applied.
Please contact us for your group requests.
Children 0-6 ages are free.
If you book any tour in Istanbul together with any Ephesus tour, then you will have 5% discount on your Ephesus tour.
The above rate is only valid for Kusadasi Port. If your arrival port is Izmir, please kindly contact us for price and tour details.
event of cancellation, written notice must be received by Meander Travel
at least three days before the arrival in order to receive the full
In the event of no show, 100% cancellation fee will apply.
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