- The ancient ruins of Ephesus in the company of an expert guide
- Visit the final home of the Virgin Mary
- See the ruins of the Temple of Artemis, one of the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World.
The largest open-air museum in Turkey, Ephesus contains more than 30 buildings and structures linked together by streets that still bear the marks of chariot wheels. Your guide will show you the awe-inspiring Great Theater, where St. Paul preached against the pagans and gladiators once engaged in battle. Walk along Marble Street to the Library of Celsus and be dazzled by its restored façade. Visit the Temple of Hadrian, Roman baths, and other remarkable ruins.
Continue to the Church of the Virgin Mary. According to Christian tradition, Mary was brought to Ephesus by the Apostle John after the Resurrection of Christ. The church was erected on the foundation of the house where she spent her final days, as authenticated by Pope Paul VI and Pope John Paul II.
End your day at the Temple of Artemis, one of the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World. Today there are only a series of columns and scattered ruins of this marvelous Hellenistic construction, though the grandeur of the colossal structure once exceeded that of the Parthenon.
At the end of the tour transfer to airport and evening flight to Istanbul.
- Pick-up and drop off at Izmir Airport by air-conditioned van
- Round trip flights from/to Istanbul
- Entrance fees
- English speaking guide
- Optional activity costs
- Tips and personal expenses
> After your tour finishes your guide will assist you to Izmir airport and you will fly back to Istanbul. A driver will meet you at the arrival gate of Istanbul airport and drive you to your hotel.
If cancelling less than 48 hours before the chosen start date no refund applies.