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All inclusive Private Tour: Ephesus, Artemis, Virgin Mary House including Lunch

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    Stop At: Ege Ports, Camikebir Mahallesi, Liman Cd. No:10, 09400 Kuşadası/Aydın, Turkey

    Your tour guide will be ready at your hotel lobby in Kusadasi or at Kusadasi Cruise terminal at pre-arranged time.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Pass By: Kusadasi Gazi Begendi Park, Turgut Ozal Blv., Kusadasi Turkey

    Drive to Ephesus through Gazibegendi Park to have the best view of Kusadasi Port and center

    Stop At: Ancient City of Ephesus, Selcuk 35920 Turkey

    We drive to Ephesus, famous in antiquity for its Temple of Artemis during the years of the Roman Empire, the Greek port of Ephesus became the greatest city in Asia Minor. You will start your Ephesus excursion 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 Forum, the Odeon, the Library of Celsus, the Thermal Baths of Scolastika and the Great Theater, built in the Greek era and reconstructed in the Roman period. It has played host to programs as varied as Paul and his sermons to the Ephesians, to concerts by Sting, in part due to its remarkable acoustics.
    You will walk along the Arcadian Way, where once Mark Antony and Cleopatra rode in procession. You will hear stories of Alexander the Great, the Virgin Mary, and many other famous visitors who walked the same marble streets that you are walking.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), Selcuk 35100 Turkey

    Drive to the House of the Virgin Mary. The House of Virgin Mary is one of the pilgrimage center of Christians where Virgin Mary passed her recently time and died. Pope Paul VI visited the shrine in 1967, and ‘unofficially’ confirmed its authenticity. Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI has visited this shrine

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: The Temple of Artemis, Selcuk Turkey

    Continue to visit Temple of Artemis which is one of the seven wonders of Ancient time

    Duration: 20 minutes
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    Reviewed 16 July 2019 via mobile

    We had a wonderful tour with Pinar as our guide. She was very knowledgeable and flexible to meet our preferences with the pace of the tour, taking is to Mary’s house 1st thing to avoid the crowds. Pinar gave us lots in interesting information as...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank 782wendyn
    Reviewed 13 July 2019 via mobile

    The ancient city of Ephesus and the house of the Virgin Mary were awesome. Interesting and our guide was informative and friendly. But lunch was at the rug store so after we ate, we got an extravagant sales pitch. The rugs were beautiful and I...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    1  Thank epodowd
    Reviewed 12 June 2019 via mobile

    We were 2 couples and enjoyed an amazing tour with Inan. He was incredibly educated about the history and architecture of Ephesus. The ruins were absolutely one of the most incredible sights I’ve ever seen and we felt very fortunate to have a guide who...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank Debbie P
    Reviewed 24 May 2019

    This trip was absolutely fantastic. Our guide Alex was the best! We ended up in a beautiful private van just the three of us plus driver and the day was completely unrushed and out our own pace. We first visited the Virgin Mary's house then...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
    Thank Karen H
    Emre C, Manager at Curio Travel, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2019

    Dear Karen, Thank you very much for your kind comments and feelings about our services, first of all! That is very nice for us to hear that you had a wonderful time in Ephesus with our (your) guide, Alex. We also wish you unforgottable memories...More

    Reviewed 13 May 2019

    Our guide was really good--gave us lots of info plus time to meander at our own pace. There is so much to see at Ephesus--its overwhelming and very impressive. The transportation was top notch. We had a wonderful day and enjoyed ourtime. Our guide spoke...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    1  Thank bridget0727
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