Biblical Ephesus Tour
Start City : Kusadasi Port, Kusadasi Hotels / Izmir Ports, Izmir Hotels, Izmir Airport.
End City : Kusadasi Port, Kusadasi Hotels / Izmir Ports, Izmir Hotels, Izmir Airport.
Scheduled / Operates on : Jan 1st 2019 - Dec 31st 2019: Daily
Tour Highlights : (Ephesus Excursions) (Ephesus guide)
Departure from Izmir Airport, Izmir Harbour - Port, Izmir Hotels, Kusadasi Harbour - Port or Kusadasi Hotels
Ephesus ancient city, House of Virgin Mary, St. Paul’s cave, St. Luke’s Grave, Seven Sleepers cave, St. John Basilica. The price includes the entrance fees, professional licensed guide and private air conditioned vehicle. ( 0-6 aged children are FREE).
Biblical Ephesus Tour
Biblical Ephesus, House of Virgin Mary, St. Pauls cave, St. Lukes Grave, Seven Sleepers cave, tour for cruise passengers and churches.Biblical Ephesus tour to Ephesus may include the visit of the House of Virgin Mary, St. Pauls cave, St. Lukes Grave, Seven Sleepers cave, a pilgrimage place close to Selcuk, visited also by the Papa.
Duration: Approximately 5 - 5,5 hours. Daily departures. Private tour is available.
Available: All Year around.
Departure: Transportation from and to Kusadasi Port or İzmir Port.
Includes: Guided Tour, Lunch, All Entance Fee, Ephesus ancient city, House of Virgin Mary, St. Paul’s cave, St. Luke’s Grave, Seven Sleepers cave, St. John Basilica.
Professional licensed tour guide, all entrance fees, private air-conditioned transportation and VAT.
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Special Biblical Ephesus Tour and
Christianity has a long history in Anatolia (Turkey), which is the birthplace of numerous Christian Apostles and Saints, such as Paul of Tarsus, Nicholas of Myra, Timothy, Polycarp of Smyrna and many others.
Two out of the five centers of the ancient Pentarchy are in Turkey: Constantinople (Istanbul) and Antioch (Antakya). Antioch was also the place where the followers of Jesus were called "Christians" for the first time in history, as well as being the site of one of the earliest and oldest churches, established by Saint Peter himself. For a thousand years, the Hagia Sophia was the largest church in the world. Turkey is also home to the Seven Churches of Asia, where the Revelations to John were sent. Apostle John is known to have taken Virgin Mary to Ephesus in western Turkey, where she spent the last days of her life in a small house, known as the House of the Virgin Mary, which still exists today and has been recognized as a holy site for pilgrimage by the Catholic and Orthodox churches. The cave of the Seven Sleepers is also located in Ephesus.
WHAT YOU VISIT
After pick up from your hotel/cruise ship/ Airport Izmir:
- Visit the House of Virgin Mary (approx. 40 min) - where it is believed that she has spent her last days before she died
- Visit the ancient Ephesus city (approx. 1,5 hours) - where St. Paul used to preach in Grand Theatre. Apostle Paul probably spent two and a half years in Ephesus during his third missionary journey.
- Visit St. Paul’s cave (approx. 20 min) - used from the early Christian era until the late 19th century for worship purposes, with frescoes and portraits of St. Paul.
- Visit the St. Luke’s Grave (20 min) - the author of the Gospel of Luke, the companion of the Apostle Paul (Phil 1:24, 2 Tim 4:10-11).
- Visit Seven Sleepers cave (approx. 20 min) - where 7 chased by the Emperor young men hided and fell asleep for 100 years.
- Visit St. John Basilica (approx. 50 min) - located over his burial place.
P.S. The program of the biblical Ephesus tour is customizable, contact us for more details and quote.
Did you know that fact about Ephesus?
But did you know about the place outside of Ephesus called garbage heap (trash heap)? According to the historical records unwanted babies - mostly girls -due to the belief to the Artemis goddess (Artemis was the goddess of fertility both giving blessings to woman willing to have a child and also protecting from the child birth, as every third woman was likely to die during the child birth) were left in the isolated area to die. The most healthiest of them were picked up by the slave traders and used to be slaves or prostitutes.
For the first time in Kusadasi and Izmir, our mobility scooters are at your disposal during the daily Ephesus tours, especially for our disabled guests or those who have walking difficulties. We offer this service for the half or full day Ephesus tour to all of our customers with disabilities and elder people with walking problems. You just start the mobility scooter up and can visit the House of Virgin Mary or the Ephesus city without ant problems together with your tour guide.
The only thing you need to do is to let us know about this special request while making the tour reservation. While picking you up from Kusadasi or Izmir ports, our mobility scooter, being collapsible, will wait for you in the back of the mini van. And you will be able to make your tour with all the comfort and without getting tired! If you look at the pictures below, you will see how comfortable and safe the mobility scooter is, especially for your full day or private Ephesus tour.