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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Izmir Airport / Port / Hotel to Ephesus : 9 different Private Tours

Tour 1 : Private Ephesus Tour

Your private guide will meet you at Izmir Airport / Port / Hotel  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 Airport / Port / Hotel. The end of our services.


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

PRIVATE EPHESUS TOUR 1 RATES

Between

  2 to 4 pax

  5 to 8 pax

  9 to 12 pax

 13 to 20 pax

21 to 29 pax

30 to 44 pax

Per person

92-$US

84-$US

76-$US

69-$US

59-$US

Special rate

 

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 Airport / Port / Hotel  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 Airport / Port / Hotel. The end of our services.

 

 

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

PRIVATE EPHESUS TOUR 2 RATES

Between

  2 to 4 pax

  5 to 8 pax

  9 to 12 pax

 13 to 20 pax

21 to 29 pax

30 to 44 pax

Per person

93-$US

85-$US

77-$US

70-$US

60-$US

Special rate

 

 

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 A1: Private Ephesus - Artemission Temple - The House of Virgin Mary Tour

Your private guide will meet you at Izmir Airport / Port / Hotel  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 Airport / Port / Hotel. The end of our services.


 

INCLUDES : *** 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 3 A1 RATES

Between

  2 to 4 pax

  5 to 8 pax

  9 to 12 pax

 13 to 20 pax

21 to 29 pax

30 to 44 pax

Per person

99-$US

92-$US

84-$US

77-$US

67-$US

Special rate

 

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 - A2 : Private  Ephesus - Artemission Temple - The House of Virgin Mary Tour + Traditional Turkish Lunch ( www.bizimevhanimeli.com ) 

Your private guide will meet you at Izmir port / Airport / hotel  with a sign written “ Your Name “ on it, anytime you want. After greeting, we will have 50 mins drive to Ephesus area. 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.


Walk through 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. Have a stop for atraditional Turkish lunch. 


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 Izmird port / airport / hotel  The end of our services.


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

 

PRIVATE EPHESUS TOUR 3 A2 RATES

Between

  2 to 4 pax

  5 to 8 pax

  9 to 12 pax

 13 to 20 pax

21 to 29 pax

30 to 44 pax

Per person

111-$US

104-$US

96-$US

89-$US

79-$US

Special rate

 

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 A1: Private Ephesus - Artemission Temple - The House of Virgin Mary - St. John Basilica

Your private guide will meet you at Izmir Airport / Port / Hotel 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 Airport / Port / Hotel. The end of our services.

 

 

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

 

PRIVATE EPHESUS TOUR  4 A1 RATES

Between

  2 to 4 pax

  5 to 8 pax

  9 to 12 pax

 13 to 20 pax

21 to 29 pax

30 to 44 pax

Per person

106-$US

98-$US

89-$US

81-$US

71-$US

Special rate

 

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 - A2 : Private Ephesus - Artemission Temple - The House of Virgin Mary - St. John Basilica Tour + Traditional Turkish Lunch ( www.bizimevhanimeli.com ) 

Your private guide will meet you at Izmir  port / airport / Hotel  with a sign written “ Your Name “ on it, anytime you want. After greeting, we will have 50 mins. drive to Ephesus area. 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.


Walk through 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. Have a stop for atraditional Turkish lunch. 


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 Kusadasi town center and port. Drive back to Izmir Port / Airport / Hotel. The end of our services.
 

INCLUDES : *** Private professional tour guide, Private air-conditioned transportation, entrance fees and Lunch (drinks are excluded) 
      Approximately 7,5 hrs.

 

PRIVATE EPHESUS TOUR 4 A2 RATES

Between

  2 to 4 pax

  5 to 8 pax

  9 to 12 pax

 13 to 20 pax

21 to 29 pax

30 to 44 pax

Per person

118-$US

110-$US

101-$US

93-$US

83-$US

Special rate

                    

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 Airport / Port / Hotel  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 Airport / Port / Hotel. The end of our services.


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

 

PRIVATE EPHESUS TOUR 5 RATES

Between

  2 to 4 pax

  5 to 8 pax

  9 to 12 pax

 13 to 20 pax

21 to 29 pax

30 to 44 pax

Per person

115-$US

105-$US

95-$US

86-$US

78-$US

Special rate


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 Airport / Port / Hotel 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 Airport / Port / Hotel. The end of our services.

 

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

 

PRIVATE EPHESUS TOUR 6 RATES

Between

  2 to 4 pax

  5 to 8 pax

  9 to 12 pax

 13 to 20 pax

21 to 29 pax

30 to 44 pax

Per person

99-$US

92-$US

84-$US

77-$US

67-$US

Special rate


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 Airport / Port / Hotel 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 : 239 US$ ( total not per person up to 10 pax )
English Speaking Tour Guide & Minivan : 369 US$ ( total not per person up to 20 pax )
English Speaking Tour Guide & Minivan : 469 US$ ( total not per person up to 30 pax )
English Speaking Tour Guide & Minivan : 599 US$ ( total not per person up to 44 pax )

INCLUDES : *** Private professional tour guide, Private air-conditioned transportation, 

You can decide where you will visit with your guide's recommendations and you can pay extra for the entrance and parking fees as below.

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


Entrances and parkings are extra

Ancient city of Ephesus : Entrance fee : 13 US$ per person

Terrace Houses    Entrance fee : 7 US$ per person

House of Virgin Mary  Entrance fee : 7 US$ per person

Basilica of St. John     Entrance fee : 4 US$ per person   

Temple of Artemis     Entrance fee : N/A

Sirince Village   Extra: 25 US$ total not per person

Ephesus museum    Entrance fee : 4 US$ per person

Traditional Turkish Lunch     Price : 12 US$ per person

Parking fees : 10-$US per site except lunch , Terrace Houses and Artemission Temple


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.




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