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In Christian tradition, St. John the Apostle came to Ephesus after St. Paul and ministered to the Ephesians. The vast Basilica of St. John, built by the sixth-century emperor Justinian, houses a fourth-century tomb that drew pilgrims from across Europe in search of miracles. It is still one of the world’s largest cathedrals today.

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8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. in winter, until 6:30 p.m. in summer
Isa Bey Mahallesi, 2013. Sk. No:1, Selçuk & Ephesus, Turkey
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Turkey's Wonders - Pamukkale, Ephesus, Cappadocia Travel from-to Istanbul

Turkey's Wonders - Pamukkale, Ephesus, Cappadocia Travel from-to Istanbul

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Visit some of Turkey’s archaeological and natural must-sees on a small-group 3-night tour from Istanbul with domestic flights and accommodation included. Rather than arranging a complex independent trip and finding your own guides; relax with your transport, hotels, tickets, guiding and many meals all sorted. Marvel at Ephesus, visit Hierapolis and Pamukkale, and admire Cappadocia’s rock formations, fairy chimneys and cave churches. Upgrade to include a hot air balloon flight over Cappadocia as dawn breaks over its rocks and valleys.
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  • 4 days
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$933.43
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$933.43
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Ephesus and St. Mary's House Day Trip from Izmir
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Ephesus and St. Mary's House Day Trip from Izmir

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Travel back to times to see the ancient christian ruins of Ephesus and visit St. Mary’s House during this guided day trip from Izmir. Along the eastern Mediterranean, discover the old yet well preserved city of Ephesus. Then, traverse to a famous pilgrimage site where the Virgin Mary spent her remaining days.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$85.00
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$85.00

Ancient Ephesus tour with Mother's Mary House and visit to old village Sirince with wine tasting

Ancient Ephesus tour with Mother's Mary House and visit to old village Sirince with wine tasting

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Ephesus is one of Turkey’s most impressive ancient sites, but many tours only include a whistle-stop visit. This full-day tour from Izmir takes in all the highlights of the archeological site; visits St. John Basilica, the Temple of Artemis, and the House of the Virgin Mary; and includes a delicious Turkish lunch and wine tasting in Sirince village. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$82.86
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$82.86

Cruise Passengers: Small-Group Ephesus Tour

Cruise Passengers: Small-Group Ephesus Tour

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SMALL-GROUP TOURS UP TO 15 PEOPLE Ephesus is one of the best-preserved ancient sites in the world and the House of Virgin Mary is one of the most important religious sites, visited by many Popes. Planning a visit to the famous ruins takes serious time. During this hassle-free, all-inclusive day trip, you can settle back and relax while someone else handles the logistics and all others. Explore the ancient ruins and religious sites of Ephesus on a full-day, small-group tour with lunch and an experienced guide. • Starting from your Hotel/Cruise Port and return to your Hotel/Cruise Port • Guaranteed on-time return to ship for the Cruise passengers • Entrance Fees, Lunch and Licensed Tour Guide Included • Even you have a chance to explore local handicrafts besides visiting historical & cultural destinations • Small-group tour limited up to 15 people; ensures a more personalized experience
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  • 4 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$51.91
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$51.91
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Classic Turkey Highlights - Travel to Pamukkale, Ephesus, Kusadasi, Cappadocia

Classic Turkey Highlights - Travel to Pamukkale, Ephesus, Kusadasi, Cappadocia

Want to take in the highlights of Turkey in just five days ? Maximise your time with this pre-planned travel package, including flight tickets, hotel accommodations and cherry-pick the most popular attractions. Visit the UNESCO-listed Goreme Open Air Museum, Pamukkale Natural Park and Ancient Cities of Ephesus and Hierapolis. This 5-days Turkey travel is including 4 nights hotel accommodation, domestic flight tickets from Istanbul to Pamukkale - Izmir to Cappadocia - Cappadocia to Istanbul, transfers at the mentioned airports in the itinerary, Entrance fees of museums / national parks / ruins mentioned in the itinerary, professional tour guides licensed by the Ministry of Culture & Tourism for duration of the day tours. Do not forget add a hot air balloon ride to your booking for an even more unforgettable Cappadocia experience. It is available with the discounted prices on the booking options of this travel package.
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  • 5 days
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$725.77
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$725.77
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5 Day MINI Group Seven Churches of Asia Minor Tour (Max. 10 Guests)

5 Day MINI Group Seven Churches of Asia Minor Tour (Max. 10 Guests)

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Watch ancient history take shape before you on this five-day tour, featuring historic churches that date back to Biblical times. Departing from Izmir, combine the early history of Christianity with pre-Christian heritage, including a visit to an Acropolis and Temple of Apollo. This tour takes you to a huge variety of distinct and antique sites. Avoid the hassle of planning a complex itinerary; on this tour, your itinerary is taken care of.
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  • 5 days
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$545.00
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$545.00
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Private Ephesus Tour From Kusadasi Port

Private Ephesus Tour From Kusadasi Port

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Explore the ancient ruins of Ephesus on a private full-day tour when your cruise ship docks in Kusadasi. Your private guide shows you the well-preserved ruins of Ephesus, including the Great Theater and the Library of Celsus. Continue to the nearby site where the Temple of Artemis once stood, plus other highlights like the Basilica of Saint John. Includes private guide and driver, and transportation from Kusadasi port.
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  • 4 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$100.71
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$100.71
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Cruise Passengers: Highlights of Ephesus Tour

Cruise Passengers: Highlights of Ephesus Tour

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A private tour only for your party! . Ephesus is the largest open-air museum of Turkey and one of the largest of the world, planning a visit to the famous ruins takes serious time. Cruise passengers have a limited time in Kusadasi and in your limited time, you can settle back & relax while our team handles all arrangements for you. Explore the ancient ruins and religious sites of Ephesus on this private tour which is specially designed for cruise passengers. Follow the trail of the Virgin Mary to her mountainside house, then trace a route through the ancient city’s ruins, temples, theatre, and the great Celsus Library. • Starts from Cruise Port and returns to Cruise Port • Professional Licensed Tour Guide & A/C new model vehicle included • Even you have a chance to explore local handicrafts besides visiting historical & cultural destinations • Private Tour only for your party • Satisfaction Guaranteed • Ensures the on-time return to your ship
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  • 4 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$100.71
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$100.71
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All Inclusive Private Ephesus Tour

All Inclusive Private Ephesus Tour

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Build your own itinerary for your private 4-hour tour from Kusadasi. You can choose to visit the ancient ruins of Ephesus and the Temple of Artemis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You might want to include important religious sites like the Meryemana (House of the Virgin Mary), or the 6th-century Basilica of St. John. Or stop for fruit wine tastings and lunch in the village of Sirince. Choose two or three attractions, and your guide will tailor your itinerary to your group.
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  • 4 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$110.00
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$110.00
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Private Ephesus Tour from Cesme

Private Ephesus Tour from Cesme

This is a private tour, designed for guests who want to explore Ephesus and it surroundings, from Cesme. 

Explore the ancient city of Ephesus during this half-day private tour from Cesme. Visit the area’s key landmarks such as the Temple of Artemis, the Roman Baths, the Terrace Houses, and much more. Learn about the city’s rich trade and religious history stretching as you explore the UNESCO-listed ancient ruins. 
Once you meet your guide at your hotel, you can head to Ephesus (approx. 1h 45min) , in a private air conditioned minibus. 
Visit Ephesus and see highlights with a small group tour with an English speaking professional guide. You will visit Oden, Temple of Hadrian, Roman Baths, the fountain of Trajan, the Celsius Library, Theater, Terrace Houses, Temple of Artemis, House of the Virgin Mary. 
Your knowledgeable guide will share historical facts and stories with you and take you at a comfortable pace to see all the sites.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$140.17
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$140.17
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Private Full Day Ephesus, The House of Virgin Mary, St John, Artemission Temple

Private Full Day Ephesus, The House of Virgin Mary, St John, Artemission Temple

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Private : Full Day tour of Ephesus, St. John Basilica Temple of Artemis, The House of Virgin Mary . Private Licenced tour guide,  A/C transportation, parking fees and lunch are included in the price. Terrace houses can be added into the program , If requested ,  Bible Oriented Guide can be organised without any extra. Entrance fees are not included in this program. Our guide will have pre-paid tickets to the sites.Total entrance fees can be paid to our guide at the end of the tour in cash .
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  • 6 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$79.00
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$79.00
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Small Group Ephesus Tour

Small Group Ephesus Tour

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Explore the ancient ruins and religious sites of Ephesus on a full-day, small group tour with lunch and an experienced guide. Follow the trail of the Virgin Mary to her mountainside house, then trace a route through the ancient city’s ruins, temples, theatre and the great Celsus Library. See an iconic mosque made of brick, marble and tiles, then see the ruined foundations of the Temple of Artemis, once a Wonder of the Ancient World.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$51.91
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$51.91
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Ephesus Small Group (10 person) Semi Private Shore Excursion

Ephesus Small Group (10 person) Semi Private Shore Excursion

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See the ruins of the ancient city of Ephesus and other highlights of the area on a private half-day tour from Kusadasi. Walk through the UNESCO World Heritage Site then stop at the Temple of Artemis, the Meryemana (Virgin Mary's House), and the Cave of the Seven Sleepers. Your tour includes skip-the-line admission, lunch, private guide and driver, and hotel or port pickup and drop-off.
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  • 4 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$49.90
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$49.90

Flexible Ephesus: Design your own tour

Flexible Ephesus: Design your own tour

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Discover the surrounding area of Ephesus and the town of Selcuk according to your own taste and pace. You will have your own dedicated van, your own driver, and your own official tour guide -the driver and the guide are two separate individuals-
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$259.57
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$259.57
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Cruise Passengers: Best of Ephesus Private Tour

Cruise Passengers: Best of Ephesus Private Tour

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A private tour only for your party! . Ephesus is the largest open-air museum of Turkey and one of the largest of the world, planning a visit to the famous ruins takes serious time . Cruise passengers have a limited time in Kusadasi and in your limited time, you can settle back & relax while our team handles all arrangements for you. Explore the ancient ruins and religious sites of Ephesus on this private tour which is specially designed for cruise passengers. Follow the trail of the Virgin Mary to her mountainside house, then trace a route through the ancient city’s ruins, temples, theatre, and the great Celsus Library. • Starts from Cruise Port and returns to Cruise Port • Professional Licensed Tour Guide & A/C new model vehicle included • Skip the Line entrance tickets are included • Even you have a chance to explore local handicrafts besides visiting historical & cultural destinations • Private Tour only for your party • Satisfaction Guaranteed • Ensures the on-time return
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  • 5 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$93.45
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$93.45
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Exclusive Ephesus Tour from Kusadası Port

Exclusive Ephesus Tour from Kusadası Port

The private Ephesus Tour is one of the bests in Turkey! It is like a magnet with its unique atmosphere, fascinating history, and beautiful scenery. You won’t regret it! -Taxes and service fees are included -Freeport pick-up/drop-off -Professional Licensed Tour Guide
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$88.00
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Tour to House of Virgin Mary, Ancient City of Ephesus, Basilica of St. John

Tour to House of Virgin Mary, Ancient City of Ephesus, Basilica of St. John

This private Ephesus tour is available for departures from your hotel in Istanbul or Kusadasi or Selcuk or Bodrum. You can create your own Turkey travel plan with this flexible daily trip. The highlights of this private tour are UNESCO-listed ancient city of Ephesus, House of Virgin Mary, St.John church where St John lived with the Virgin Mary after being cast out of Jerusalem in 37 to 42 AD. The lunch is including in a traditional local restaurant. Also, entrance fees are included and you will be skipped the long ticket lines.
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  • 7 to 15 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$102.79
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Private Biblical Ephesus Full-Day Tour From Izmir

Private Biblical Ephesus Full-Day Tour From Izmir

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Explore Ephesus with a dedicated guide during this full-day tour from Izmir. Stop at Ephesus area highlights, including the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. This private tour guarantees personalized attention from your guide for you and your party. Traditional Turkish lunch and round-trip transportation from your accommodations in Izmir are included.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$100.00
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$100.00

Daily Trip to House of Virgin Mary, Ancient City of Ephesus, Basilica of St.John

Daily Trip to House of Virgin Mary, Ancient City of Ephesus, Basilica of St.John

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See Ephesus and the surrounding sites with ease on this private full-day tour that can depart from Istanbul, Bodrum, Kusadasi, or Selcuk. Enjoy easy airport pickup and travel in an air-conditioned vehicle. Skip the lines at the House of the Virgin Mary, Basilica of St. John, and the ancient city of Ephesus, and learn about their history from your guide.
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  • 7 to 15 hours
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$76.83
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$76.83
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5 Days : Seven Churches of Asia Minor Tour Smyrna, Pergamon, Thyatira, Sardis...

5 Days : Seven Churches of Asia Minor Tour Smyrna, Pergamon, Thyatira, Sardis...

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This 5-day, bible-inspired journey through Asia Minor is truly of biblical proportion. Departing Izmir, guests are taken on an epic tour encompassing stunning sights and several sites of historic and religious significance. With all accommodation at least four-star rated, guests can explore the ancient wonders of Pergamum, Sardis, Ephesus, and more, with all the comforts and conveniences of modernity.
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  • 5 days
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$545.00
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$545.00
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Shore Excursions: Best of Ephesus Private Tour

Shore Excursions: Best of Ephesus Private Tour

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This is a Private Tour only for you. Enjoy your private guided tour that combined ancient Roman and Greek history in the Ancient City of Ephesus, House of the Virgin Mary and Temple of Artemis. Walk on the streets that Apostle Paul and John walked, see the Grand Theatre of Ephesus that St. Paul preached to Ephesians, take great pictures in front of Celsus Library, Temple of Hadrian, Public Toilets, Marble Street, etc. Feel the very peaceful atmosphere of House of the Virgin Mary, visit the Temple of Artemis. It is a private tour, so you can spend your time in the sites as much as you wish and ask your questions to your private guide who will be with your entire day. As a family-based & educated (5 years of University education for Tourism Industry and 15 years of Experience in Tourism Industry) licensed Travel Agency we do our job with love and we try to do our best to represent our Country. We offer you; • 100 % Satisfaction • Exploring Local Life not the Touristic Designed Travel
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  • 4 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$79.21
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4-Days Seven Churches of Revelation

4-Days Seven Churches of Revelation

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Visit > Pergamum, Thyatira, Smyrna (Izmir), Sardis, Philadelphia, Laodicea, Ancient Ephesus, The Temple of Artemis, House of Virgin Mary, Basilica of St John. This is a customized 4-day package with Professional bible oriented guides. The seven churches in revelation refer to seven literal churches described in Revelation chapters 2 and 3. At the time these were the seven cities with major Christian congregations in Anatolia. The archeological remains of all seven locations are stıll exıst today. Bible-oriented guide, 4star accommodation, lunch at tours provided.
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  • 4 days
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$720.00
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$720.00
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3 Days - Seven Churches of Revelation

3 Days - Seven Churches of Revelation

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Revisit key chapters in the Book of Revelations during this multi-day, Bible-focused tour to seven ancient churches in Turkey. Travel from Izmir to Hierapolis, Pamukkale, Ephesus and other historic languages, listening to in-depth commentary as you tour the archaeological ruins. Private guided tours include overnight accommodation, most meals, and comfortable ground transportation in a climate-controlled vehicle.
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$650.00
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$650.00
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Best of Ephesus Guided Tour from - to Izmir

Best of Ephesus Guided Tour from - to Izmir

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Visit > Ancient Ephesus, Terrace Houses, Virgin Mary House, Basilica of St. John, The Temple of Artemis SKIP-THE-LINE Tickets, Guiding in your own language, Luxury Transportation provided. Explore Ephesus in a unique and personal way. Together with your guide, decide the places you would like to see such as museums, local markets and local restaurants and then start your full-day tour. Discover the places in Ephesus that interest you, as the customer most, and learn about these spots from your own private guide. Take the tour at your own pace, stopping as frequently and for as long as you like without the hassle and pressure of waiting or being rushed by other tourers. The tour is designed as a full day, by private van, walking tour.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$290.00
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Basilica of St. John hours of operation: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. in winter, until 6:30 p.m. in summer. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.