Biblical Ephesus Tour
Ephesus Tour - Celcus Library

Quick Information

Tour Highlights: Ancient City of Ephesus, The House of Virgin Mary, Basilica of St. John.

Location: Ephesus & Surrounding sites.

Duration: Approx. 7 Hours

Departures: All Year Round from Izmir.

Price Includes

  • Professional Licensed Tour Guide.
  • Transportation with luxury Van.
  • All transportation costs.
  • All entrance fees.
  • All insurances.
  • Parking fees and Gas.

Tour Program

Ephesus Shore ExcursionsWhen your cruise ship arrives, our professional tour guide greets you outside the customs/passport control building with your named signboard. Then your guide conducts you to your private transport and your Private tour starts. During the tour you will visit all the places in the schedule. After the tour your guide returns you to the port.

Ancient City of Ephesus

Ephesus - Celcus LibraryEphesus is one of the most important ancient cities of the world and it is a UNESCO heritage site and was the capital and commercial center of Asia Minor in the roman period.It was the beginning and the end of the King Road.(One of the three ancient trade routes,the others being the silk and spice roads )of the World. You will have chance to see beautiful temples, library ( which was the third largest in ancient World ) and buildings were built in the roman period.

The House of Mother Mary

The House of Mother Mary is located at the top of the Bulbul mountain and it’s only 6 kms away from Ancient city of Ephesus. It is believed that The Mother Mary spent her last years in this shrine. According to Catholic Christianity, After the Crucifixion of Jesus, Mother Mary was brought from Jarusalem to Ephesus by St. John the appostal to live. The foundation of the house is based on Anna Catherine Emmerich's visions and was found in 1891. When they found the house, was already collapsed by the erthquake. After The House of Virgin Mary was re-built as a church and has been visited by Pope Paul VI in 1967 and Pope John Paul II in 1979, has been registered as a place of pilgrimage.

The Basilica of St. John

According to Catholic Christian Society, John and Marry definitely lived in Ephesus and one of his tasks was to take care of Mother Mary. He was also spreading christianity in Ephesus, in the reign of Domitian, John was exiled to the island of Patmos as a prisoner. When he re-gained his freedom, He returned to Ephesus and spent his remaining years in the Basilica. He was the only diciple of jesus not to have been killed or executed by the romans who were pagan, who worshipped the greek gods and godeses of Olympus.

 

Tour Prices :

Number of Person Tour Price
For Parties of 2 USD 185 / Van
For Parties of 3 USD 235 / Van
For Parties of 4 USD 275 / Van
For Parties of 5-6 USD 310 / Van
For Parties of 7-8 USD 340 / Van
For Parties of 9-10 USD 370 / Van
For Parties of 11-14 USD 410 / Van
Over 14 guests Please contact us

Special Notes

  • Tour prices given in the price list on the left are daily in total for parties, not per person.
  • Terrace Houses in Ephesus are optional and not recommended for disabled people because lack of access.
  • This tour is fully private. Therefore you can change your itinerary anytime before or during the tour without any extra cost.