When your cruise ship docks your professional tour guide will be awaiting you with a board where your name is written at the arrival gate of the Port. Then you will join your guide to get to the van. After 30 min. driving you will be arrived to Selcuk town where Ephesus ruins still stand. Firstly, you will stop at Ephesus. The extensive ruins which include The Odeon, State Agora, The Temples of Dea Roma, Prytaneion, Domitian Square, Hercules Gate, Curetes Street, The Fountain of Trajan, The Baths of Scholastica, Themple of Hadrian, Celsius Library, The Gymnasium, Grand Theatre.. And much more monuments create the special atmosphere of Ephesus, charming each visitor. Once it was a trade center of the ancient world, later on became a religious center of the early Christianity and today, a famous and unique tourism center proving all its perfects to the visitors around all over the world. We also visit The House of Virgin Mary, the place where it is believed that she had spent last years of her life. It is considered that St. John brought Virgin Mary to Ephesus after the death of Jesus Christ and that a small house was built for her on Bulbul Mountain. On July 26, 1967, Pope Paul VI visited The House of Virgin Mary and declared one of the pilgrimage center. The last point you will visit is the Basilica of St.John where he was most probably buried. To the end of your tour you are going to have chance to see a cooperative where turkish hand-made rugs carpets and klimms are weaven by young ladies whom come from different villages around Ephesus Ancient city. Drive back to port.
Why this excursion?
*You will be welcomed at the port gate by your professional & licensed tour guide (holding up the sign with your name on.)
*Our tour guide and A/C deluxe vehicle will be at your service from the arrival until departure time.
*You have the flexibility to spend as much time you wish at each site and make small changes on the itinerary.
*You do not have to wait for the other group members or rush around the crowds in each site to follow up the tight schedule,
*You have the chance to make stops along the itinerary wherever you wish to have pictures taken or enjoy the spot for longer.
*Our private excursions on V.I.P standards are cheaper than cruise company's excursion rates which are designed for the big crowded groups.
*You may ask any questions & interview your private guide for the social & political facts for which you may not have a chance within the big crowds.
*You may decide where & what to eat for lunch out of the many different options which your guide will offer instead of being herded into the crowded fabrication restaurants.
*You may decide on departure time.
*You will have a relaxing, individually respected, enjoyable tour instead of being rushed & pushed around.
Passengers aged between 0 and 12 years old, a valid proof of age (National ID, Passport etc.) is required to get the reduced rates for the historical sites.
Ancient city of Ephesus it's an open air museum and includes 2 km. walking. Sun-cream-umbrella or hat is really recommended.
Program order: The order in which visits are mentioned might be changed and/or adjusted, according to circumstances.
Private Professional Licenced Guide;
Transportation in comfortable air-conditioned and non-smoking vehicles;
Private Professional Driver;
Entrance fees to the sights mentioned above the itinerary
Any tips for Guide & Driver;
Any drinks (unless specifically mentioned);
Any kind of other personal expenses
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