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Ephesus and St. Mary's House Day Trip from Izmir provided by Neon Tours

Ephesus and St. Mary's House Day Trip from Izmir

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Overview
Ephesus was once a bustling metropolis, four times the size of the Parthenon and one of the largest seaports of the ancient world. The archaeological park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is now one of Turkey’s top attractions. Get an in-depth look at the mesmerizing ruins on this comprehensive tour, which also includes a stop at the nearby House of the Virgin Mary.
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  • 1
    The Basilica of Saint John
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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  • 2
    Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House)
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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  • 3
    Ancient City of Ephesus
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
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Highlights
  • Ephesus and House of Virgin Mary air-conditioned bus tour
  • Explore the Turkish countryside with stops at multiple ancient sites
  • Commentary on the history of Ephesus
  • Savory Turkish lunch and round-trip transportation from Izmir
What to Expect
After a convenient pickup from your Izmir hotel, enjoy the scenic journey to Ephesus in an air-conditioned coach. Briefly stop at Ayasuluk Hill, currently the excavation site of an impressive fortress, and the fourth-century St. John’s Basilica, believed to be the final resting place of John the Apostle. Move on to the UNESCO-listed archaeological park, one of the world’s best-preserved ancient cities. At Ephesus, listen to your guide’s commentary on the city’s role in Christian texts, such as the Book of Revelation, and the influence of Christianity on the vibrant port. Tour the remains of the Temple of Artemis, one of the seven ancient wonders of the world, and the massive, intact Great Theatre. After an authentic Turkish lunch, visit the House of the Virgin Mary, a popular pilgrimage site authenticated by Pope Paul VI in 1967. Learn about Mary’s final days before returning to your Izmir hotel.
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Important Information
Duration
8h
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Lunch
  • Local guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - The Basilica of Saint John
  • Entry/Admission - Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House)
  • Entry/Admission - Ancient City of Ephesus
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Confirmation for this tour will be received at time of booking
  • In the event of any museum closures, an alternative similar museum will be visited
  • Not recommended for children aged 4 and under
  • Children 18 years and under must be accompanied by an adult
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Trek661403 wrote a review 2 Dec
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What an amazing place! The ruins are very well preserved in places. The guide was extremely knowledgable. The excursion was very well planned and several stops were made through the day to local shops and vendors. We learned a lot about the ancient civilizations but also
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Date of experience: December 2019
Response from Experience820434, Guest Relations Manager at Ephesus and St. Mary's House Day Trip from Izmir
Responded 5 days ago
Dear N, Thank you for your kind review. It's a great pleasure to hear that you enjoyed our services. Hope to see you again soon, Neon Tours
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Armin H wrote a review Nov 2019
160 contributions18 helpful votes
Takes about three hours to see all the parts.not remained well but as good as you want as a professional tourist
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Response from Experience820434, Guest Relations Manager at Ephesus and St. Mary's House Day Trip from Izmir
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear our valued guest, We're more than happy to hear that you enjoyed our tour. We hope you visit again, Neon Tours
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AnilSanag wrote a review Nov 2019
31 contributions11 helpful votes
This trip is a must-do in Turkey. Our guide Mesut and driver Fatih were fantastic. They picked us up in a mini-bus ( 12-seat) from our Hotel in the morning and dropped us back at 5:30 PM. The trip started with a visit to St. John's basilica - the site is nearly 2000 yrs old and
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Date of experience: November 2019
Response from Experience820434, Guest Relations Manager at Ephesus and St. Mary's House Day Trip from Izmir
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear our valued guest, Thank you for this kind review. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed our service. We hope to see you again, Neon Tours
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muhammadim78 wrote a review Oct 2019
41 contributions10 helpful votes
Great visit. Good guide. Knew history of the places we visited and showed us around in detail. Do not miss.
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Date of experience: October 2019
Response from Experience820434, Guest Relations Manager at Ephesus and St. Mary's House Day Trip from Izmir
Responded 30 Oct 2019
Dear Mr. Muhammed, Thank you for your kind review. We're glad to hear that our guide satisfied your expectations, We hope you visit our beautiful country again, Neon Tours
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Jie Yong K wrote a review Oct 2019
194 contributions57 helpful votes
I must admit that I didn't read the description of the trip before booking, my wife made the preselectioun, so maybe my expectations were a bit off. Still overall it was a nice trip with good explanations by our guide about Efese and the basilica of St John. The chapel of Mary
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Date of experience: October 2019
Response from Experience820434, Guest Relations Manager at Ephesus and St. Mary's House Day Trip from Izmir
Responded 30 Oct 2019
Dear Jie Yong, Thank you for your kind review. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed our services. Hope to see you again, Neon Tours
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Key Details
  • Duration: 8h
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  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Hotel Pickup
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