Guests will be picked up from their hotels or in the port area of Izmir. Then, we will drive towards Ephesus. Before we arrive at the ruins of the old city, we will stop at the ruins of St. John's Basilica that rest atop Ayasuluk Hill. Then, we will reach Ephesus, an important center of early Christianity. We will continue to the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, the Greek Theater, the Library of Celsus, and many other well-preserved buildings. While we take a quick break to enjoy a lunch of delicious Turkish cuisine at a local restaurant, our guide will explain interesting facts about the city and its surroundings. After lunch, we will visit the House of the Virgin Mary, where she is said to have spent the final days of her life. This small cottage in the foothills near Ephesus has been a destination for pilgrims for centuries, and is a holy site for both Christians and Muslims. Afterward, guests will be returned to Izmir.
Kusadasi is a resort town on Turkey's Aegean coast. The municipality's primary industry is tourism.
The amphitheater at the ruins of Ephesus is still in excellent condition. The Library of Celsus, the Temple of Hadrian, and the Basilica are other notable buildings. The Temple of Artemis was located on the outskirts of the city.
This small cottage in the hills above Ephesus is supposedly the home where Mary, mother of Jesus, lived out her life after the events of the New Testament. It is regarded as a holy site for both Christians and Muslims.
Located nearby the ancient ruins of Ephesus, all that remains of this grand temple are a few columns, but at its height, it was considered one of the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World.
Departure & Return
Departure Time: 7:30am (Please be ready before 10 mins.)
Complimentary hotel pick-up service is available from most hotels in Izmir area, please enter your hotel name and address in the 'Pickup Hotel Info' field upon booking.
Inclusions & Exclusions
Hotel pick-up and drop-off in Izmir area
Professional tour guide
All meals and drinks, unless otherwise specified
Any private expenses
Gratuities to tour guide
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Terms & Condition
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Booking changes: A fee may be charged for any revision or alteration made to a reservation after the booking is confirmed. Name changes or corrections may be treated as a cancellation and cancellation fees will apply. A change of tour date or tour itinerary may be treated as a cancellation, and normal cancellation fees will apply.
Cancellations and Alteration fees: Regardless of reason, cancellations result in costly charges from our travel and hotel providers covering penalties and fees incurred by canceling confirmed and pending bookings. Therefore, cancellation penalties and or fees will apply. Time of cancellation will be determined when notice is received and confirmed by our office. Notice of cancellation must be made directly to Taketours through web mail at Contact Us. Your refund request will be answered and processed promptly. If you do not receive any reply within 2 business days, that means your request is not received successfully; thus, the tour status remains "confirmed". Please contact us immediately at +1-888-428-7255.
Cancellation penalties as follows:
Cancellations received up to 21 days prior to departure will incur a penalty of 30% of total purchase amount.
Cancellations received within 7-21 days of departure will incur a penalty of 75% of total purchase amount.
Cancellations received within 7 days of departure will incur a penalty of 100% of total purchase amount.
Unused features are non-refundable. No shows forfeit entire payment.
We cannot grant refunds more than 30 days after completion of tour.
There is 6% handling fee of refund amount add-on to the above penalties.
Itinerary Variations: We constantly strives to improve tour itineraries and features. If such improvements can be made, or unforeseen circumstances beyond our control make changes necessary - we reserve the right to vary itineraries and to substitute hotels. At certain peak periods duplicate departures may operate, and sometimes in reverse order in which case hotels may vary from those stated on the itinerary pages.
Tour Cancellation: We reserves the right to cancel or re-schedule any tour departure in accordance with operating requirements (e.g. minimum number of passengers) or circumstances beyond its control. If cancellation is made any time prior to departure* of the tour, Taketours' only liability will be to refund to the passenger the amount it has received for the tour booking. We will try to re-book the same or similar tour. Please note that we are not liable for any cancellation penalties incurred on any other travel arrangements including air tickets purchased separately from customers. We are not responsible for any other travel arrangements affected due to our cancellations.
Prices may vary and are subject to availability by season, weekend, and/or holiday.
While we will make every effort to maintain a regular operation, we reserve the right to cancel a scheduled trip and issue a full refund to affected customers under special circumstances.
We reserve the right to modify the tour arrangements for smooth operation of the tour.