Izmir to Ephesus

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TRAVEL Sunday September 2, 2012
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We hired a driver and a private guide through Curio Travel , http://www.curiotravel.com,
a reliable tour company based in Turkey.  By Amanda Jones
Ephesus Shuttle is owned by Curio Travel Ltd. Member of Turkish Travel Agencies ( TURSAB ) licence Nr. 6420

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We do not recommend our guests to make a group with other travelers in the cruise to drop the cost. When you add others to your tour, this will not be a private tour anymore.

 
Izmir to Ephesus 7 different Private Tours

Tour 1 : Private Ephesus Tour

Your private guide will meet you at Izmir port with a sign written “ Your Name “ on it, anytime you want .We will drive around 50 mins. to reach Ephesus. We will start visiting one of the main highlights in Turkey, Ephesus, one of the 12 cities of Ionian League (an ancient Greek district on the western coast of Asia Minor) is located near Izmir. As a port city it was a major departure point for trade routes into Asia Minor. 

 

Walkthrough history along marble streets lined with wonderful public buildings, among them the Baths of Scholastica, the Library of Celsus; it was built in the beginning of the 2nd century A.D. by Gaius Julius Aquila to be a memorial to his father Gaius Julius Celsus Polemanus, the proconsul of Province of Asia. , the Temple of Hadrian and The Grand Theater are two of the most impressive buildings in Ephesus. Grand theatre was built in 3rd century B.C and it was later expanded to 24.000 spectators by the Romans in the 1st century A.D. The theater was the place where St. Paul preached. Drive back to Izmir port. The end of our services.


*** Private professional tour guide, Private van with A/C and  entrance fees are included.
Approximately 4,5 hrs. + 45 minutes free time for lunch if requested.
 

PRIVATE EPHESUS TOUR RATES

Between

  2 to 3 pax

  4 to 5 pax

  6 to 7 pax

 8 to 10 pax

11 to 15 pax

16 to 20 pax

Per person

95-$US

90-$US

85-$US

80-$US

72-$US

66-$US

 

Terrace Houses is located in the ancient city of Ephesus and can be added into itinerary with 10-US$ extra per person. It will extend tour duration around 30 mins. *** Ephesus has 1 mile ( 1.5 k.m.) walking distance and Terrace Houses has steps. Not recommended for people with physical disabilities.

Reservation              Any Questions ?



Tour 2: Private Ephesus - Artemission Temple Tour

Your private guide will meet you at Izmir port with a sign written “ Your Name “ on it, anytime you want .We will drive around 50 mins. to reach Ephesus. We will start visiting one of the main highlights in Turkey, Ephesus, one of the 12 cities of Ionian League (an ancient Greek district on the western coast of Asia Minor) is located near Izmir. As a port city it was a major departure point for trade routes into Asia Minor. 

 

Walkthrough history along marble streets lined with wonderful public buildings, among them the Baths of Scholastica, the Library of Celsus; it was built in the beginning of the 2nd century A.D. by Gaius Julius Aquila to be a memorial to his father Gaius Julius Celsus Polemanus, the proconsul of Province of Asia. , the Temple of Hadrian and The Grand Theater are two of the most impressive buildings in Ephesus. Grand theatre was built in 3rd century B.C and it was later expanded to 24.000 spectators by the Romans in the 1st century A.D. The theater was the place where St. Paul preached. We will stop at  ArtemissionTemple where used to be one of the seven wonders of the ancient world as our last stop before drive back to Izmir port. The end of our services.

 

 

*** Private professional tour guide, Private van with A/C and entrance fees are included.
Approximately 5 hrs. + 45 minutes free time for lunch if requested.
 

PRIVATE EPHESUS TOUR RATES

Between

  2 to 3 pax

  4 to 5 pax

  6 to 7 pax

 8 to 10 pax

11 to 15 pax

16 to 20 pax

Per person

98-$US

90-$US

85-$US

80-$US

75-$US

70-$US

 

 

Terrace Houses is located in the ancient city of Ephesus and can be added into itinerary with 10-US$ extra per person. It will extend tour duration around 30 mins. *** Ephesus has 1 mile ( 1.5 k.m.) walking distance and Terrace Houses has steps. Not recommended for people with physical disabilities.

 Reservation              Any Questions ?

 
Tour 3: Private Ephesus - Artemission Temple - The House of Virgin Mary Tour

Your private guide will meet you at Izmir port with a sign written “ Your Name “ on it, anytime you want .We will drive around 50 mins. to reach Ephesus. We will start visiting one of the main highlights in Turkey, Ephesus, one of the 12 cities of Ionian League (an ancient Greek district on the western coast of Asia Minor) is located near Izmir. As a port city it was a major departure point for trade routes into Asia Minor. 

 

Walkthrough history along marble streets lined with wonderful public buildings, among them the Baths of Scholastica, the Library of Celsus; it was built in the beginning of the 2nd century A.D. by Gaius Julius Aquila to be a memorial to his father Gaius Julius Celsus Polemanus, the proconsul of Province of Asia. , the Temple of Hadrian and The Grand Theater are two of the most impressive buildings in Ephesus. Grand theatre was built in 3rd century B.C and it was later expanded to 24.000 spectators by the Romans in the 1st century A.D. The theater was the place where St. Paul preached.

 

The House of Virgin Mary is located on the Aladag Mountains 5 miles away from Ephesus. At the third Ecumenical Council on 431 AD in Ephesus, it was claimed that Mary came to Ephesus with St. John in 37 A.D. and lived there until her death in 48 A.D. After the discovery of the house, the Archbishop of Izmir declared there as a place of pilgrimage in 1892. On July 26, 1967, Pope Paul VI visited this place and prayed there.  We will stop at  Artemission Temple where used to be one of the seven wonders of the ancient world as our last stop before drive back to Izmir port. The end of our services.


 

*** Private professional tour guide, Private van with A/C and  entrance fees are included.

Approximately 6 hrs. + 45 minutes free time for lunch if requested.

 

PRIVATE EPHESUS TOUR RATES

Between

  2 to 3 pax

  4 to 5 pax

  6 to 7 pax

 8 to 10 pax

11 to 15 pax

16 to 20 pax

Per person

103-$US

95-$US

89-$US

85-$US

80-$US

76-$US

 

Terrace Houses is located in the ancient city of Ephesus and can be added into itinerary with 10-US$ extra per person. It will extend tour duration around 30 mins. *** Ephesus has 1 mile ( 1.5 k.m.) walking distance and Terrace Houses has steps. Not recommended for people with physical disabilities.

 
Reservation              Any Questions ?

 
Tour 4: Private Ephesus - Artemission Temple - The House of Virgin Mary - St. John Basilica

Your private guide will meet you at Izmir port with a sign written “ Your Name “ on it, anytime you want .We will drive around 50 mins. to reach Ephesus. We will start visiting one of the main highlights in Turkey, Ephesus, one of the 12 cities of Ionian League (an ancient Greek district on the western coast of Asia Minor) is located near Izmir. As a port city it was a major departure point for trade routes into Asia Minor. 

 

Walkthrough history along marble streets lined with wonderful public buildings, among them the Baths of Scholastica, the Library of Celsus; it was built in the beginning of the 2nd century A.D. by Gaius Julius Aquila to be a memorial to his father Gaius Julius Celsus Polemanus, the proconsul of Province of Asia. , the Temple of Hadrian and The Grand Theater are two of the most impressive buildings in Ephesus. Grand theatre was built in 3rd century B.C and it was later expanded to 24.000 spectators by the Romans in the 1st century A.D. The theater was the place where St. Paul preached.

 

The House of Virgin Mary is located on the Aladag Mountains 5 miles away from Ephesus. At the third Ecumenical Council on 431 AD in Ephesus, it was claimed that Mary came to Ephesus with St. John in 37 A.D. and lived there until her death in 48 A.D. After the discovery of the house, the Archbishop of Izmir declared there as a place of pilgrimage in 1892. On July 26, 1967, Pope Paul VI visited this place and prayed there.  After House of Virgin Mary,  drive to St. John’s Basilica, it is believed that the evangelist St. John had spent his last years in the region around Ephesus and buried in the southern slope of Ayosolug Hill.

 

We will stop at  Artemission Temple where used to be one of the seven wonders of the ancient world as our last stop before drive back to Izmir port. The end of our services.

 

 

*** Private professional tour guide, Private van with A/C and  entrance fees are included.
Approximately 6,5 hrs. + 45 minutes free time for lunch if requested.

 

PRIVATE EPHESUS TOUR RATES

Between

  2 to 3 pax

  4 to 5 pax

  6 to 7 pax

 8 to 10 pax

11 to 15 pax

16 to 20 pax

Per person

118-$US

108-$US

100-$US

90-$US

85-$US

80-$US

 

Terrace Houses is located in the ancient city of Ephesus and can be added into itinerary with 10-US$ extra per person. It will extend tour duration around 30 mins. *** Ephesus has 1 mile ( 1.5 k.m.) walking distance and Terrace Houses has steps. Not recommended for people with physical disabilities.

 

 Reservation              Any Questions ?


Tour 5: Private Ephesus - Artemission Temple - Sirince Village -Traditional Turkish Lunch

( www.bizimevhanimeli.com or www.sirinceocakbasi.com or www.dimitrosrestaurant.com )

Your private guide will meet you at Izmir port with a sign written “ Your Name “ on it, anytime you want .We will drive around 50 mins. to reach Ephesus. We will start visiting one of the main highlights in Turkey, Ephesus, one of the 12 cities of Ionian League (an ancient Greek district on the western coast of Asia Minor) is located near Izmir. As a port city it was a major departure point for trade routes into Asia Minor. 

 

Walkthrough history along marble streets lined with wonderful public buildings, among them the Baths of Scholastica, the Library of Celsus; it was built in the beginning of the 2nd century A.D. by Gaius Julius Aquila to be a memorial to his father Gaius Julius Celsus Polemanus, the proconsul of Province of Asia. , the Temple of Hadrian and The Grand Theater are two of the most impressive buildings in Ephesus. Grand theatre was built in 3rd century B.C and it was later expanded to 24.000 spectators by the Romans in the 1st century A.D. The theater was the place where St. Paul preached.

 

After visiting Ephesus,  drive up to the pretty old Turkish-Orthodox village Sirince, located on the top of a mountain, where anyone will enjoy the impressive wine yards' and peach trees'. The village has synthesis of Turk-Greek culture, where we visit mosque and Orthodox church. All the narrow streets of the village belong to the women, selling handcrafts of all kinds, olive oil. Another attraction of Sirince is its fruity wine: try its taste in small cafés. We will stop at  Artemission Temple where used to be one of the seven wonders of the ancient world as our last stop before drive back to Izmir port. The end of our services.


*** Private professional tour guide, Private air-conditioned transportation, entrance fees and Lunch (drinks are excluded) are included.
Approximately 6,5 hrs.

 

PRIVATE EPHESUS TOUR RATES

Between

  2 to 3 pax

  4 to 5 pax

  6 to 7 pax

 8 to 10 pax

11 to 15 pax

16 to 20 pax

Per person

118-$US

113-$US

108-$US

103-$US

98-$US

93-$US


Terrace Houses is located in the ancient city of Ephesus and can be added into itinerary with 10-US$ extra per person. It will extend tour duration around 30 mins. *** Ephesus has 1 mile ( 1.5 k.m.) walking distance and Terrace Houses has steps. Not recommended for people with physical disabilities.

Reservation              Any Questions ?


 

Tour 6: Private Ephesus - Artemission Temple  - St. John Basilica


Your private guide will meet you at Izmir port with a sign written “ Your Name “ on it, anytime you want .We will drive around 50 mins. to reach Ephesus. We will start visiting one of the main highlights in Turkey, Ephesus, one of the 12 cities of Ionian League (an ancient Greek district on the western coast of Asia Minor) is located near Izmir. As a port city it was a major departure point for trade routes into Asia Minor. 

 

Walkthrough history along marble streets lined with wonderful public buildings, among them the Baths of Scholastica, the Library of Celsus; it was built in the beginning of the 2nd century A.D. by Gaius Julius Aquila to be a memorial to his father Gaius Julius Celsus Polemanus, the proconsul of Province of Asia. , the Temple of Hadrian and The Grand Theater are two of the most impressive buildings in Ephesus. Grand theatre was built in 3rd century B.C and it was later expanded to 24.000 spectators by the Romans in the 1st century A.D. The theater was the place where St. Paul preached.

 

After Ephesus,  drive to St. John’s Basilica, it is believed that the evangelist St. John had spent his last years in the region around Ephesus and buried in the southern slope of Ayosolug Hill.

 

We will stop at  Artemission Temple where used to be one of the seven wonders of the ancient world as our last stop before drive back to Izmir port. The end of our services.

 

*** Private professional tour guide, Private van with A/C and entrance fees are included.
Approximately 6 hrs. + 45 minutes free time for lunch if requested.

 

PRIVATE EPHESUS TOUR RATES

Between

  2 to 3 pax

  4 to 5 pax

  6 to 7 pax

 8 to 10 pax

11 to 15 pax

16 to 20 pax

Per person

103-$US

95-$US

89-$US

85-$US

80-$US

76-$US


Terrace Houses is located in the ancient city of Ephesus and can be added into itinerary with 10-US$ extra per person. It will extend tour duration around 30 mins. *** Ephesus has 1 mile ( 1.5 k.m.) walking distance and Terrace Houses has steps. Not recommended for people with physical disabilities.

 

                                                                        Reservation              Any Questions ?

Tour 7 : Relax Ephesus Tour

Your private guide will meet you at Izmir port with a sign written “ Your Name “ on it, anytime you want. After greeted by your guide, you are going to customize your private tour with recommendations of your guide due to your cruseship schedule.Ephesus area where all attractions are located is 55 mins. driving away from Izmir port.  You can kindly find the list of places where you can add to your private tour.

English Speaking Tour Guide & Minivan : 249 US$ ( up to 12 pax )

P.S.  Special date discount is not valid for this tour.

 

         Ancient city of Ephesus

o    Entrance fee : 15 US$ per person

o    Duration : 90 mins.

o    Car Parking fee : 13 US$ for a Minivan.

·         Terrace Houses

o    Entrance fee : 8 US$

o    Duration : 40 mins.

o    Car parking fee : N/A

·         House of Virgin Mary

o    Entrance fee : 7 US$ per person

o    Duration : 30 mins.

o    Car Parking fee : 13 US$ for a Minivan.

·         Basilica of St. John

o    Entrance fee : 5 US$ per person   

o    Duration : 30 mins.

o    Car Parking fee : 13 US$ for a Minivan.

                           Temple of Artemis

o    Entrance fee : N/A

o    Duration : 15 mins.

o    Car Parking fee : N/A

                           Sirince Village

o    Entrance fee : N/A

o    Duration : 1 hour

o    Car Parking fee : 5 US$ for a Minivan.

                            Traditional Turkish lunch

o    Price : 15 $US per person

o    Duration : 45 min.

o    Excluded : Drinks and tipping to restaurant

                             Shopping Tour

Duration : depends on interest.

 

 



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