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Selcuk: Private Ephesus and House of Virgin Mary Tour

1. Selcuk: Private Ephesus and House of Virgin Mary Tour

Your guide and driver will welcome you at the reception of the hotel or Kusadasi Port and drive early in the morning to beat the crowds and first drive to the Virgin Mary's House; afterwards, we visit Ephesus which was the second largets city of Roman Empire. Strolling through the streets of Ephesus, will visit the Fountain of Traian, the temple of Hadrian and the Library of Celsus . Visiting the Terrace Houses wil be the highlight of the day: A number of living units where the rich and the dignitary of Ephesus with the most beautiful ground mosaics, frescoes, terra cotta pipe lines and private baths. Later in the afternoon will visit St. John Basilica, believed to be the tomb of the Apostle John, Christ"s beloved disciple. The remaining of artemis Temple can be seen from the top of St. John.

All inclusive Private Full day Ephesus tour with Lunch

2. All inclusive Private Full day Ephesus tour with Lunch

Learn more about famous religious sites like The House of Virgin Mary, St. John Basilica, and Artemis temple in this private tour of Ephesus from Kuşadas. Taste some delicious Turkish food at a local restaurant, as you see this significant port city.  Be met by your private guide at Kusadasi port or your accommodation. Travel in a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle to Ephesus. Stroll along the ancient streets to see impressive monuments like the Baths of Scholastica, the Library of Celsus, the Temple of Hadrian and The Grand Theater. Visit the House of the Virgin Mary to see where it is thought that Mary lived until her death.  Savor a delicious Turkish lunch and beverage. After Lunch, drive to Basilica of St. John, where it is believed that the evangelist St. John spent his final days. Stop at Artemis Temple to see one of the seven wonders of the ancient world.

Istanbul: 10-Day Sightseeing Trip with Accommodation & Meals

3. Istanbul: 10-Day Sightseeing Trip with Accommodation & Meals

Sightsee, shop, and explore on this guided 10-day tour from Istanbul to Cappadocia, Adiyaman, Sanliurfa, Gaziantep, and Kusadasi. See Göbekli Tepe, Mount Nemrut, Zeugma Mosaic Museum, and other highlights. Enjoy accommodation, meals, and round-trip transportation. Day 1: Arrival to Istanbul Get picked up upon arrival at Istanbul Airport (IST) or Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW) and get a private transfer to your hotel for your overnight stay in Istanbul. Alternatively, you can be picked up to start the tour directly from your hotel in Istanbul. Day 2: Full-Day Istanbul Tour (w/ Breakfast) Visit Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque, and the Hippodrome of Constantinople, where chariot races and the Byzantine riots took place. Stop at the Grand Bazaar for shopping. Day 3: Istanbul to Cappadocia (w/ Breakfast + Dinner) In the morning, take a flight from Istanbul to Cappadocia. After arrival, start exploring Cappadocia. Visit the Three Sisters, the fairy chimneys in Urgüp. Then, descend into the Kaymakli Underground City, one of the largest and deepest of 200 others in Cappadocia. Stay overnight in Cappadocia. Day 4: Full-Day Cappadocia Tour (w/ Breakfast + Dinner) Visit Devrent Valley, Pasabag, and Avanos. In the afternoon, head to the famous Goreme Open-Air Museum. Visit the Uçhisar rock castle and enjoy a panoramic view. Day 5: Cappadocia to Adıyaman (w/ Breakfast + Dinner) Drive to Karatay Caravanserai and visit the caravanserai on the way to Adıyaman. Spend your evening at leisure and stay overnight in Adıyaman. Day 6: Mt. Nemrut to Urfa (w/ Breakfast + Dinner) Departing at 3:30 AM, hike to the summit of Mt. Nemrut, one of the most popular UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Watch the sunrise. Later, drive to Urfa (Şanlıurfa). On the way, visit the Atatürk Dam and enjoy scenic views. Stay overnight in Urfa. Day 7: Urfa to Gaziantep (w/ Breakfast + Dinner) From Urfa, drive to Göbekli Tepe, one of the world's most important archaeological sites. At 12,000 years old, it is believed to be the world's oldest temple. Later, head to Gaziantep for an overnight stay. Day 8: Gaziantep to Izmir, Ephesus, & Kusadasi (w/ Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner) Fly to Izmir. Upon arrival, visit the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Then, continue to Ephesus and walk along the marble streets lined with buildings. After Ephesus, enjoy lunch in the garden of a local handicraft center. Then, visit the House of Virgin Mary. Stay overnight in nearby Kusadasi. Day 9: Fly to Istanbul (w/ Breakfast) Drive to Izmir Airport for your flight to Sabiha Gokcen Airport. After landing, get a transfer to your hotel in Istanbul where you will stay overnight. Enjoy a free afternoon. Day 10: Return Home (w/ Breakfast) After breakfast, take a private transfer to Istanbul Airport or Sabiha Gokcen Airport for your return flight home.

From Kusadasi Port: Private Highlights of Ephesus Tour

4. From Kusadasi Port: Private Highlights of Ephesus Tour

Starting and ending in Kusadasi Port, step back in time to ancient Ephesus on this private guided tour and explore historic sights including Hercules Gate, Marble Road, and Ephesus Museum. Visit the House of the Virgin Mary, the Temple of Artemis, and more. Meet your guide at the port, then drive toward your first stop, the House of Virgin Mary. Explore and learn about the house (church) for approximately 45 minutes before taking a 5-minute drive to Ephesus. Take about 2 hours to discover Ephesus by walking on the marble streets, accompanied by your tour guide. Ephesus is an exceptional testimony to the cultural traditions of the Hellenistic, Roman Imperial, and early Christian periods, and it is also an important site for Christianity as one of the seven churches of revelation. See the Odeon, State Agora, prytaneion, Memmius Monument, Domitian Temple, Hercules Gate, Curetes Street, Temple of Hadrian, latrines, terrace houses, Library of Celsus, Marble Road, Commercial Agora, Great Theater, and Arcadine (Harbor Road). Carry on to Ephesus Museum, which consists of six chambers exhibiting collections from the ruins. Marvel at the marble statues of Goddess of Artemis, one from 1st century A.D. and the other from the 2nd century A.D. Before returning to Kusadasi Port, visit the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Shoot photos of the Church of St. John and Mosque of Isa Bey from the best angles.

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What people are saying about Terrace Houses of Ephesus

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 6 reviews

Our tour guide, Ilker Olccaydu, made this excursion the best one we had for this vacation at any of our ports. He reached out to me before arriving at the port of Kusadasi and ensured me that he would be waiting for us upon arrival, which true to his word, he was standing at the entrance door with a Big smile. His personality put us all at ease and we felt completely safe and secure with him at our side. He had such a rapport with all the staff at each location we visited as they joked amongst themselves. We were feeling like family by the end of the tour. This tour guide was one of the best I have had in the 40 years I have been traveling. He is a great ambassador for his country and we are now discussing on revisiting in the near future.

The tour with Pupa Travel was amazing! Our guide was super funny and told us many interesting stories. This tour is great value for money. We’ve visited a lot of tourist attractions, had a wonderful lunch and found out a lot about the history of Ephesus. So, highly recommend

Excellent service, so reliable and everything organized very well from the start and finish in Ephesus region. Accommodated all last minute requests. Would highly recommend for anyone with upcoming plans/tours. Just book your private tour and leave everything to them!

La atención personalizada de Sechkin es excepcional. Nos paseo y explicó perfectamente alrededor de Efeso. El restaurante al que nos llevo fue muy sabroso

Amazing experience with İlker our trip was amazing we enjoyed the entire experience very informative sessions ! Must recommended .