Travel to the Mediterranean’s ancient city and discover one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World – the Temple of Artemis. Admire the immensity of the Library of Celsus and the Great Theater. You will have a traditional Turkish lunch.
Duration: 8 Hours
Operating Days: Daily
Tour starting time: 9:00am
Child: Ages 5–11
You will meet your guide at your Izmir hotel and drive to Ephesus. Your expedition into ancient Christian times begins with a drive aboard an air-conditioned coach to St John’s Basilica at the summit of Ayasuluk Hill. Inside the basilica, you will observe the 4th century grave that is believed to keep the remains of the saint. Then you will take a ride to Ephesus, an ancient city famous for its early Christian roots. Hear about Christ’s vision, in the book of Revelation, that shed light onto seven churches including Ephesus. Then, you will have the opportunity to explore the Great Theater and Library of Celsus with your guide, and uncover one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, the Temple of Artemis, as well as other well maintained ancient temples. You will stop along the way at a local eatery and savor Turkish delicacies for lunch. Next, you will experience a place that has been a host to pilgrims for centuries – the House of the Virgin Mary. Hear about Mary’s final moments alive before embracing eternal rest. After leaving the historic site of the House of the Virgin Mary, you will take a ride back to your hotel.