Ephesus and The House of Virgin Mary Tour from Izmir Port
Ephesus & The House of Virgin Mary Tour includes
- Pick-up from the Izmir Port or from your hotel
- Visit of the House of Virgin Mary
- Continue for the visit of Ephesus ancient city
- By the end of the tour drive back to Izmir Port
or to your hotel.
Duration: approx. 4 & 1/2 hours
WHAT YOU VISIT
Ephesus - Enter through the Magnesia Gate and begin a slow, downhill walk with your guide into the ruins of this Roman provincial capital. Your route takes you past the Odeum, the Celsus Library, the Temple of Hadrian, the Fountain of Trajan and the Great Theater.
The Theater had seating for 25,000, was the site where St. Paul preached to the Ephesians, and is used today for a local spring festival.
The House of Virgin Mary - The Vatican has recognized this small house in the Solmissos Mountains as the final resting place of the Virgin Mary.
A small shrine dedicated to St. Mary was found when the ruins of the house were first discovered.
WHAT YOU SEE ALONG THE WAY
From Izmir, you travel to the House of Virgin Mary, passing the Byzantine fortress at Selcuk, is long and winding but with great vistas of the valley.
After the visit of the House of Virgin Mary drive down to the upper gate of Ephesus. By the end of touring Ephesus, return to Izmir.
Walking at the House of Virgin Mary includes approximately 0.50 mile over
mostly paved walkways with some inclines to/from the car parking area to
the shrine. The car parking area is constructed of uneven gravel/dirt
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 avoid injuries.
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 tour guide, all entrance fees, private air-conditioned transportation and VAT.
Approximate time to reach to The House of Virgin Mary 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 Izmir Port. If your arrival port is Kusadasi, 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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