Biblical Ephesus Private Tour - 1 Day

Overview

For our Christian visitors, the Biblical Ephesus Tour is the right program. As the ancient city of Ephesus has a significant role in the Bible, we deliberately select guides that have strong knowledge of the Bible and Christian heritage for our Biblical tour of Ephesus.

On his return from the missionary trip, the apostle Paul first visited Ephesus, where he entered the synagogue and debated with the Jews (Acts 18:19-21).

Paul returned to Ephesus on his second pilgrimage and instructed the twelve apostles who only understood John’s baptism (Acts 19:1-7) and went into the synagogue and talked boldly for three months, arguing and persuading about the stuff of the kingdom of Heaven (Acts 19:8)

According to legend, upon the invitation of other disciples, John wrote his Gospel in Ephesus and died in the church named after him on Ayasuluk Hill.

Trip Highlights

  • The Temple of Artemis
  • Ephesus Ancient City
  • The House of Virgin Mary
  • Terrace Houses(optional)
  • Basilica of St. John(optional)

Itinerary

Day 1
Ephesus

We will meet you in Kusadasi or Izmir. There will be your Biblical Ephesus Tour Guide.
Next, you are going to see the Temple of Artemis (One of the seven wonders of the world).
And then, there is a 15-minute trip to Ephesus. We will spend about 2 hours wandering in Ephesus on this journey, where you will see the key points of this sight, such as the Great Theatre (It is the largest in Anatolia and has the capacity of 25,000 seats) and the Library of Celsus (After Alexandra and Pergamum, it was the third richest library in ancient times).
If you want to enter the Terrace Houses in Ephesus, we can visit the living area of rich people in Roman period.
After visiting Ephesus, we will have lunch at a restaurant where you can taste delicious Turkish foods.
When lunch is over, the House of the Virgin Mary will be our next destination. We usually spend 30-45 minutes there. Although you should stay in church longer if you wish to pray and need some spare time. Centred on their conviction that Mary, the mother of Jesus, was brought to this house by Saint John, Catholic pilgrims frequent this place and stayed there for their final days, until her assumption (according to Catholic doctrine).
Several popes visited the House of the Virgin Mary: Pope Paul VI in the 60s, Pope John Paul II in the 80s and Pope Benedict XVI in 2006. Today it is an active Catholic church, and on Sundays it is possible to attend the mass.

If necessary, we will continue from the House of Virgin Mary to the Basilica of St. John, and we will see his burial site there.
At the end of the trip, you will get back to your hotel in Kusadasi or Izmir/Izmir airport by our private car.

Including

  • Professional service for guidance,
  • Transportation (in a comfortable van with a driver).
  • Taxes and fees for parking and diesel
  • The Entrance prices
  • Lunch

The Trip Cost Excludes

  • Drinks
  • Personal Expenses such as shopping, bar bills, hot shower, telephone etc.
  • The Entrance Prices for Terrace Houses and Basilica of St. John

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Biblical Ephesus Private Tour

Trip Facts

  • 1-14
  • Kusadasi or Izmir port/airport/hotel
  • Ephesus
  • A modern and air-conditioned car.
  • Biblical
  • English