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Legacy of Ephesus

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 1 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 45 people
Destination(s): Turkey  
Specialty Categories: Museum Tours   Cultural Journey  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 37 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 85 US Dollar (USD)

When you arrive in the port of Kusadasi, your private guide will be waiting to lead you to your own luxury vehicle, in which you can relax as your private shore excursion to Ephesus begins. You will take a short walking tour in Kusadasi town and embus for drive to mountain where the House of the Virgin Mary is located in a nature park between Ephesus and Selcuk, which is believed to be the last residence of the Virgin Mary, mother of Jesus. The peaceful site is sacred to both Christians and Muslims, and is visited by many tourists and pilgrims. This House was later visited by Popes Paul VI and John Paul II, who confirmed its appropriateness as a place of pilgrimage. On November 29, 2006, Pope Benedict XVI celebrated mass here. You will continue and enter the Ephesus Ancient City and pass by the Magnesia gate.

The guided walking tour will take you through one of the most magnificent excavations in the world. See the Odeon, the Fountain of Trajan, the steam baths of Scholastika, the temple of Hadrian and the impressive library of Celsius. The library is adorned with columns and statues.
The Grand Theater, where St. Paul preached, is the largest theater in antiquity with a capacity of 24,000 seats.

You will return to your private vehicle through the Arcadian Way, where Mark Anthony and Cleopatra once rode in procession. After the termination of the visit to Ephesus, you’ll also see one of the most popular sites in Ephesus, the ruins of the Temple of Artemis. First built during the Archaic period, the temple is one of the Seven Wonders of Ancient World.

Next See, Selcuk / Ephesus Archaeological Museum where you can see a lot ancient furniture, sculptures, mosaics, frescos and more. After all the visits, you will turn back to port of Kusadasi.

Note : Participants must be able to walk approximately 1 mile over uneven and cobblestone surfaces, inclines and steps, continually standing up and walking up and down. They are advised to wear comfortable shoes, sunscreen and a hat as it will be quite warm and sunny and sometimes without a shade.

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price includes: Private (in English) local guide, Transport by luxury AC vehicle with professional driver, Pick up & Drop off from / to Kusadasi (Ephesus) Port, Parking fees, Entrance fees.

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