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Deluxe Private Full Day Ancient Ephesus Tour Itinerary

Overview

The Ancient City of Ephesus, which also hosts the Temple of Artemis, one of the world’s seven wonders, has been one of the most important centers of the world for thousands of years. Today, it welcomes millions of domestic and foreign tourists every year. It is also possible to go to Ephesus, which houses some of the most beautiful structures in the world, with a daily tour from Bodrum.

Ancient Ephesus Tour Program

You can explore the Ancient City of Ephesus and witness history with Elite Turkey Tours. We drive from Airport to Ephesus Ancient City and arrive in Selcuk after about 2 hours. When we come to the ancient city of Ephesus, our tour guide tells you all the necessary details, and you are witnessing a history of thousands of years.

After the Ephesus Ancient City tour, we go to the Church of the Virgin Mary, which is very important for Christians. Entry here is optional. You are given the necessary time to visit, but the entrance fee is not included in the price. You can also relax outside of the Virgin Mary’s House if you wish.

Important Places to See in the Ancient City of Ephesus

The Temple of Artemis

Undoubtedly, the Temple of Artemis is one of the essential structures in the Ancient City of Ephesus. But unfortunately, this considerable complex succumbed to history, and only a few columns have survived today. However, as a result of the information given by our guide, you can imagine the size of the Temple of Artemis and understand how important it was for its period.

Ephesus Ancient Theater

One of the most essential structures of the Ancient City of Ephesus is the Ephesus Antique Theatre. With a capacity of 24 thousand, this theater was the largest theater of its time. Although the stage was destroyed, it is a structure that has survived to the present day with excellent preservation.

Ephesus Celsus Library

The most well-known structure of the Ancient City of Ephesus is undoubtedly the Celsus Library. The first thing that comes to mind when Ephesus has mentioned shows that the Celsus library is identified with the Ancient City of Ephesus. This gigantic structure has survived to the present day with perfect preservation.

Ephesus Hillside Houses

Yamac Evler (Yamac Houses) is one of the important works of Ephesus. You have to pay an extra fee to enter here. Yamac Evler is the name given to the houses where the wealthy lived. It is one of the structures that have managed to reach the present day by being very well preserved.

House of Virgin Mary (Church)

The House of Virgin Mary, also known as the Virgin Mary Church, is located on Bülbül Mountain, 9 kilometers from Selçuk city center. Hz. About five years after the death of Jesus, St. John is said to have brought the Virgin Mary to Ephesus, and the Virgin Mary spends her last days in this house. The discovery of the Virgin Mary’s House shed new light on the Christian world, and this place has become the center of attention. Pope Paul VI paid a visit to this house, which is also considered sacred by Muslims, in 1967, and after this date, rituals began to be held on the 15th day of August every year.

You will arrive at Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport by a morning flight from Istanbul. You will be met by the guide at the airport and depart for Selçuk.

The ruins of the ancient city of Ephesus, including the Odeon, the Handian Temple, the Celcius Library, the agora, and the theater, will be visited.

You will visit the House of Virgin Mary, the Temple of Artemis, and the Basilica of St. John.

Lunch will be taken at a local restaurant according to the flow of the tour.

Return to Izmir Airport for the flight to Istanbul. Arrive in Istanbul in the late hours.

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Janine and Ramona Group

You arranged a tour for my group of five on may 10 and 11. I would like you to know that we were very impressed with how smoothly the arrangements went, from the time we were picked up at the hotel until we were dropped off there the next day. Our guide, Nesrin , was wonderful! She provided so much information and was able to answer our questions, and she modified the trip at the end to include a tour of a winery which we had not expected. Two of our group had taken such tours before in other countries and remarked at how coordinated and exceptional your tour was. We were of course disappointed that we could not take the balloon ride but completely understand that safety must come first. I guess that gives me an excuse to visit again in the future.

I will gladly recommend your company to anyone I know who is travelling to Turkey. And I would like to add that I found the Turkish people in general to be very welcoming, kind, and helpful. I enjoyed your country and thank you again for arranging this tour. It will remain a fond memory for me.

Again Thank you so much

Nancy & Jay

Nancy and I have only just returned from our trip .Thank you for all the arrangments made on our behalf.We were happy with the accomodation and touring.All arrangments ran ver smoothly ..The accomodation was the style and high quality that Nancy and I wanted and the touring/transportation/guides and cars were perfect


We will ceratinly reccommend Elite Turkey Tours to our friends and colleagues and we will be in touch you ourselves for assistance as we plan to spend some more time Greece and Egypt

Kitty Finch

I just wanted to let you know that we had a great time in Istanbul, Onur Usta picked us up and we found him very sweet, friendly and accommodating.He took us to have good meals on both days and we toured the city.Unfortunately, we were unable to get into the Topkapi or Hagia Sofia because of the crowds lined up there for tickets, which would have meant a 2 – 3 hour wait.We also had a good time in Kusadasi, were driven to Ephesus and enjoyed it greatly. Thanks for arranging this, I’ll certainly let all my friends know about your company. Kindest regards,

Barbara & Connor

I am writing to let you know of the wonderful service I received from Elite Turkey Tours. I was trying to put a vacation together and she was accommodating, friendly, professional and a delight!! My son’s birthday was Aug 17 and I was waiting to get vacation approval so I could book a trip and put the info in his birthday card! Early afternoon on the 15th I got approval and called Hulya so she could check 2 trips for my final choice. She was prompt, called me and I booked the 8 days in Paris, Italy, Christmas. Between phone tags and my demanding work schedule, we spoke at 4:30 PST and she faxed me the confirmation and trip schedule so I could put it in my Son’s card. He was thrilled and excited and it made our day!! Thank you and I will continue to work with your company in all my travels!

Larissa & Justin

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We wish you all the best!

George

I just returned from a business trip and quite exhausted after all this travelling….you can quote me below:

I had a wonderful time touring Bursa, Cumalikizik and Iznik.

Bursa is, in my opinion, NorthWest Turkeys hidden gem. If you want wonderful historic sites, gastronomy Iskender kebap), and shopping all to yourself in a verdant setting go to Bursa.

Cumalikizik is a wonderful original Ottoman village nearby…best enjoyed off-season. I would imagine staying overnight in snowy winter would be magical.

Iznik, while much smaller and boasting fewer sites, is of spiritual importance to many and, for those, not to be missed….

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Amendments and Cancellations by Clients

1. Clients can cancel at any time. The cancellation will be effective as at the time that Elite Turkey Tours receives a written request from the Agent or for direct bookings from the Client, and the following cancellation charges will apply.

1. More than 50 days prior to departure – 65% of the product cost or 40 GBP, whichever is higher.

2. 48 to 45 days prior to departure – 75% of the product cost or 40 GBP, whichever is higher.

3. 40 to 35 days prior to departure – 85% of the product cost or 40 GBP, whichever is higher.

4. 0 to 35 days prior to departure – no refund is given.

5. No refund is given for a partially used Product.

2. After the booking has been confirmed proposed amendments must be written by ‘the Lead Client’ and will incur an administration fee of equivalent to GBP 30.00 except for the first change that will incur no fee or as otherwise agreed. No requested change can be guaranteed.

3. If any number of the party is prevented from travelling because of death, injury or serious illness of the client, close relative or friend, redundancy or jury service, it may be possible to transfer the booking to another suitable person or departure date or tour of similar standard and cost provided that written notice is confirmed by Elite Turkey Tours.

4. If a refund is payable by Elite Turkey Tours to the Client, the refund amount will be calculated according to the conditions set out in Section 2.1 and with consideration of evidence of exceptional circumstances. All bank fees incurred for processing/transferring the credited amount to the client will be the responsibility of the client.

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