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Tour Name : Biblical Ephesus Tour
Tour Code : CPD-17144
Tour Duration : Approximately 7 ½ Hours
Departure Dates : This tour is a guaranteed departure on every day of year.
Itinerary : Ephesus Ancient City, House of Virgin Mary, Basilica of St.John
Pick up & Drop off : Your hotel in Izmir or airport of Izmir.
You will meet with your private guide at your hotel in Izmir or airport of Izmir and you will drive to Bulbul 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. The next visit is Ephesus Ancient City. Famous in antiquity for its Temple of Artemus during the years of the Roman Empire, the Greek port of Ephesus became the greatest city in Asia Minor. You will start your Ephesus walking tour at the upper Magnesia Gate, and work your way down through the city, ending near the ancient Harbor. Along the way you will 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 will continue to the Basilica of St. John. It is believed that the evangelist St. John had spent his last years in the region around Ephesus and was buried in the southern slope of Ayosolug Hill. Three hundred years after the death of Saint Paul, a small chapel was constructed over the grave. The chapel was replaced with a marvelous basilica during the region of Emperor Justinian (527-565 A.D.). The monumental basilica was in the shape of a cross and was covered with six domes. Its construction, being of stone and brick, is an extremely rare find amongst the architecture of its time. Raised on two steps and covered with marble, the tomb of St. John was under the central dome. Afterwards you drive back to your hotel or airport of Izmir.
Transportation by private van with A/C, Professional licenced guide (English), Entrance fees
|for parties of 2 people||100 US$ P.P.|
|for parties of 3 people||73 US$ P.P.|
|for parties of 4 to 5 people||60 US$ P.P.|
|for parties of 6 to 8 people||46 US$ P.P.|
|for parties of 9 to 10 people||38 US$ P.P.|
|for parties of 11 to 15 people||34 US$ P.P.|
Prices are per person and there is no hidden cost.
A minimum of 2 pax per booking is required. If you are solo traveller, We could charge 2 people price.
There is 50% children discount for ages between 06-09. We do not charge for ages between 00-05.
The tour language is English. You may ask to have another languages speaking guides which will depend on availibility. It is charged extra 45,00 US$ per day for the other languages guided.
Please fill the booking request form at the right of that page and post us online.
We will response your request within 12 hours and send you an official booking & credit card authorization form for your deposit (15%) payment.
Your tour will be confirmed by Celsus Travel after you paid deposit of your tour amount and we will send your confirmation document / vouchers.
We request min 15% deposit for certain reservation and this payment should be while booking of tour plan.
The payment of balance can be cash to guide or can be with credit card at the end of tour.
We accept MasterCard, Visa for your payments by credit card.
If you cancel at least 3 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is full refund of your payment.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is no refund.
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