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Ephesus Private Biblical Tour

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1 Day
Availability : Jan 2017 - Dec 2018
Min Age : 7+
Max People : 100

Ephesus Biblical Tour Private

ITINERARY

Your guide will meet you at Kusadasi Port, your hotel, or in Selcuk, and then lead you on an excursion to visit the first destination, the House of the Virgin Mary (now converted into a small chapel) on Bulbul Mountain, revered as an important pilgrimage site for Christians. The visit typically lasts around 50 minutes, but those who wish to linger in the peaceful atmosphere may do so upon request.

St. Mary, entrusted by Christ himself to Apostle St. John at the crucifixion, journeyed to the ancient frontiers of Ephesus and chose this hill to spend the remainder of her life. Recognized as a pilgrimage site by Catholics, this location has been blessed by not only Pope Paul VI but also by Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI at different times. Ceremonies are still held here every Sunday.

Continuing our journey, we traverse through the lush forests along this scenic route, reaching the upper gate of Ephesus to commence our exploration of the magnificent ruins of Ancient Ephesus. Highlights include the Celsus Library, the Ancient Theater with a seating capacity of 25,000, the Odeon, Harbor Street (Arcadians Street), the Marble & Curetes Streets, the Hercules Gate, the Medical Center, the Temple of Hadrian, Domitian, the Prytaneion, various Monumental Fountains, the State Agora, and more.

The Ephesus Church mentioned in the Book of Revelation is regarded as the most significant of the Seven Churches in Asia Minor (Anatolia) and served as their head. The Loveless Church (Revelation 2: 1-7) is believed to have been located in Ephesus, where the Gospel of John is thought to have been written. Apostle Paul also preached to the Ephesians and resided there for three years, contributing significantly to the development of Christianity in Ephesus, which was deemed the third most important city of Christianity after Jerusalem and Antioch.

We will pause for lunch at a local restaurant (excluded) and then visit the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Finally, we will proceed to St. John’s Basilica, constructed by the Byzantine Emperor Justinianus on Ayasuluk Hill. The official tour concludes with a prayer at St. John’s tomb within the basilica.

At the conclusion of all visits, those interested in shopping may make brief stops at a carpet weaving center, a leather outlet center, or a ceramic craft shop. Shopping is optional.

The excursion will conclude with drop-offs at the guests’ respective destinations: Kusadasi Port or their hotel.

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Cancellation Policy

– For cancellations made 30 days before the tour, 100% refund. (Except for the Bank Commission)
– For cancellations made 29 – 15 days before the tour, 50% refund. (Except for the Bank Commission)
– For cancellations made 14 – 11 days before the tour, 30% refund.
– No refunds will be made on reservations made 10 days before the tour. %100 Penalty is applied.

Remarks
– Travel health insurance is mandatory.
– Sample hotels are confirmed on the date of booking in case of availability. Otherwise,
similar hotels are booked.
– In the event of bad weather, time scarcity, traffic jams, and similar situations, the Guide may make changes to the tour program.
– The locations given in the itinerary can be changed with other places if they are closed.
– During the tours, you will be walking approximately 2 km every day on uneven and
cobblestone surfaces, inclines, and steps.
– You must wear comfortable clothing, flat walking shoes, a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen. in summer months and raincoats, warm clothes, winter walking shoes, umbrella, etc. in winter.
– The order of the sites visited may change to avoid crowds.
– You will need your passport at check-in for all domestic flights.
– Domestic flights are economy class. Luggage limit 15 Kg.

Highlights

Ephesus
Temple of Artemis
House of Virgin Mary
Isabey Mosque
Basilica of St. John
Seven Sleepers
Magnesia Gate
Terrace House
Vedius Gymnasium
East Gymnasium
Bath of Varius Ephesus
State Agora
Temple of Isıs
Odeon Concert Hall
Domitian Square
Temple of Domitian
Fountain of Pollio
Memmius Monument
Hercules Gate
Curetes Street
Fountain of Trajan
Scholastica Basilica
Temple of Hadrian
Roman Latrines
Octagon
Brothel
Hadrian’s Gate
Heroon
Celsus Library
Gate of Mazeus
Temple of Serapis
Commercial Agora
Marble Road
Ephesus Theater
Theatre Gymnasium
Arcadian Street
Harbour Baths
Harbour Gymnasium
The Double Church
Ephesus Stadium

F.A.Q.

What is the description of Regular Group Tour - Private Tour – Guaranty Departure Tour.

Private Tours, on the other hand, is between 1 person and 40 people. It usually consists of small and private groups such as Families, groups of friends, or professional groups. No other travelers are allowed in Private groups. In private tours, the guide is given according to the group’s request (available in Turkey)

How many people is the quota of the tours?

There is no limit on the number of private tours, usually between 1 and 18 people.

What clothes should I bring to Turkey Tours, there is a dress code for local and private visits.

You can bring clothes and auxiliary items according to Turkey Tour regions and Tour season. During the winter seasons, you should bring thick and cold protective clothing and rain protective clothing.
Items such as clothes and umbrellas are required against rains that may occur in Spring and Autumn. In summer, have sunglasses, sunhat, comfortable walking shoes, swimming clothes, and equipment in lake and seashore tour programs.
It is appropriate for men and women to wear closed clothes in religious areas such as Churches, mosques, and synagogues. In Turkey, which is a Muslim country, mosques are not visited during prayer times. Mosques are visited after worship.

How to make tour reservations ?

After you write your contact information such as the name of the tour you prefer, the tour code number, the date of the tour, the number of people to attend, on the tour request form, you can send us your request by reading and approving the rules written in the (Terms and conditions) section.
Your registration is done and your official confirmation is sent to you. Then you make some payment.

How to make Tour Payments?

Tour payments are made by money transfer systems such as Credit Card, bank transfer or Western Union.

Is it possible to withdraw foreign currency or Turkish lira from ATMs in Turkey?

Visitors can withdraw money in Turkish Lira, Euro, and US Dollars with their bank cards from ATMs in Turkey. Most ATMs offer English or other language options for foreigners’ convenience.

Can I use my credit cards for shopping in Turkey?

Visitors can use their credit and debit cards for all kinds of shopping. During the tour, you can travel to smaller towns or villages far from the city center, where your credit card may not be valid, so it is recommended to always have cash, foreign currency, and Turkish Lira with you.

What kind of Sockets are used for electrical appliances in Turkey?

Two-pin sockets used in Europe are also widely used in Turkey.
If you are using a three-pin socket, it is recommended to bring a converter adapter.

Can I use my mobile phone in Turkey?

If you want to use your own country’s GSM operator in Turkey, you should ask your GSM operator to activate the international roaming function of your mobile phone before coming to Turkey. Or you can get a new SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) card from one of the local GSM operators such as Türk Telekom, Vodafone, to use while you are in Turkey.

Can I drive in Turkey with my driver's license?

Foreigners in Turkey can drive in Turkey, provided that they always have their passports, international driving licenses, and their car licenses with them. It is legally forbidden to drink and drive and there are penalties. In Turkey, the vehicle is driven on the right side of the road.

What are the working hours of Banks, Shopping Centers, Museums, and Pharmacies in Turkey?

Banks working hours 09:00 – 17:00 money transfer ends at 16:00.
Shopping Centers: 10:00 – 22:00
Pharmacies: 08:00 – 18:00 In each region, one on-duty pharmacy remains open between 18:00 and 08:00 at night.
There is a pharmacy on duty that remains open in every region on Sundays and public holidays. It is a legal obligation to keep the pharmacies on duty open.

Turkey Health Tourism treatment packages informations.

For the treatments, you want to have in Turkey, travel agencies that have work and agreements with Hospitals and Doctors, who are experts in their fields, provide communication with the patient by transmitting the patient information to the relevant hospitals and Doctors. Travel Agencies, during the treatment period, provide services such as flight tickets, hotel or house reservations for accommodation, transfer services, and tour organizations for the patient and their relatives.
Hair transplant, Dental treatment, Aesthetic Plastic Surgery tour packages are among the most preferred health tourism packages in Turkey.

Why is medical treatment highly preferred in Turkey? What are the advantages?

Compared to other European and Asian countries, Turkey has a large number of JCI (Joint Commission International) accredited hospitals and medical institutions. It has world-renowned Doctors who are experienced in their special branches and private or corporate hospitals equipped with modern medical devices. You don’t have to wait in line for the highest quality medical treatment people deserve. Moreover, prices are much cheaper than world standards. You can find the best quality medical treatment at the lowest price in Turkey. You can find the best quality medical treatment at the lowest price in Turkey Hospitals. Such as Dental treatments, Hair Transplantation, Aesthetic & Plastic Surgery, Oncology, Urology, IVF – In Vitro fertilization, Cardiology treatments.

Is PCR test, Covid 19 or other vaccinations mandatory before going to Turkey?

For foreigners who come to Turkey, there is no other vaccination obligation other than the Covid 19 Vaccine. It is obligatory for foreigners who come to Turkey during the Covid-19 Pandemic to be vaccinated or have a PCR test 72 hours before. In addition, there is an obligation to document this information.
As in all countries of the world, Cpvid-19 travel rules change from time to time according to countries. For this reason, you should learn the current travel data from the Turkish Consulate in your own country before traveling.

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