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IZMIR TOUR 2: HIGHLIGHTS OF EPHESUS

Tour Code:T.P.T Izmır Tour 12

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Duration:Approx. 4,5 hours
Departures:From Kusadasi port
Standarts:Private
Highlights:( SHORE EXCURSION FOR CRUISE PASSENGERS)

Ancient Ephesus, House of Mother Mary

TOUR ITINERARY

Tour start from the port of Kusadasi proceed to the House of the Virgin Mary includes scenic views of the Byzantine fortress in Selcuk and the Temple of Artemis. Along and winding road affords wonderful views of the valley en route to the Shrine of St Mary. The diminutive house, beautifully situated in the Solmissos Montains, is considered by the Vatican to be final resting place of the Virgin Mary.

Your tour continues to ancient Ephesus, where you will pass through the arched Magnesia Gate and begin a slow, downhill walk to the ruins of the Roman provincial capital. Your knowledgeable guide will highlight such sights as the beautifully preserved Temple of Hadrian, the magnificent Trajan Fountain, the Odeon Theater, once used for both political and entertainment purposes, and the beautiful Celsus Library with its imposing facade and two storied Corinthian columns. The dramatic Great Theater is one of the few structures still used today. It seats twenty- five thousand and although it was once an area for gladiator games, it is now home to annual spring festivals. Visit the carpet weaving Corporation to see how carpets are made by hand.

SPECIAL NOTES

Guest must be able to walk approximately 1.5 miles over uneven and cobblestone surfaces,inclines and 10-30 steps.Comfortable shoes, a hat and plenty of sunscren are recommended as shade is limited the order of the tour itinerary may vary in order to avoid congestion.Guests should watch their step at all times in order to avoid injuries.

Tour Price Includes

  • Pick up from the port

  • Professional English Speaking Official Tour Guide

  • Entrance fees to the various sites

  • Air conditioned non- smoking luxury vehicle

Tour Price Does Not Include

  • Beverages

  • Personal expenses

  • Tip to driver and tour guide

  • Anything unless specified being included

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