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Private Tour: Ephesus and St. Mary's House

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Izmir, Turkey
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icon8 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks provided for travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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Overview

Travel back to Roman times with a private tour of one of Turkey’s most impressive ancient cities, Ephesus, and enjoy the undivided attention of your guide as you explore the UNESCO Word Heritage site. Pose for photos by the grand Library of Celsius; walk through the Great Theatre, where St Paul once preached; and see the ruins of the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. After lunch, pay a visit to St John's Basilica and the House of the Virgin Mary.
  • Private Tour of the ruins of Ephesus and St. Mary's House from Izmir
  • Visit the final resting place of the Virgin Mary
  • Explore the Temple of Artemis, considered to be one of the Seven wonders of the Ancient World
  • Enjoy authentic Turkish cuisine
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • English-speaking local guide
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Hotel pickup and drop off
Lunch
Local guide
Transport by private vehicle
Gratuities
Food and drinks, unless specified

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered

Departure Time

9:00 AM
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • In the event of any museum closures, an alternative similar museum will be visited
  • Not recommended for children aged 4 and under
  • Children 18 years and under must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Neon Tours

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Private Tour: Ephesus and St. Mary's House?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by Private Tour: Ephesus and St. Mary's House.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Private Tour: Ephesus and St. Mary's House?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Private Tour: Ephesus and St. Mary's House.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Private Tour: Ephesus and St. Mary's House?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Private Tour: Ephesus and St. Mary's House.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Private Tour: Ephesus and St. Mary's House?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Private Tour: Ephesus and St. Mary's House.

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This is one of the most incredible...
michael g
, Oct 2015
This is one of the most incredible days spent seeing sites that had such an impact on history. Ismail, our guide, was masterful in his knowledge of the areas and his desire to make the day so memorable--he is a true asset to the company. Ephesus in many ways exceeds the Forum in Rome in splendor and majesty---so much history over so many civilizations in one place. St Mary's tomb was moving. Whether you belive in a religion or not, the power of the location and simplicity cannot do anything other than to move you. What a day!
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We had a wonderful time in izmir...
microlabjnc
, Oct 2013
We had a wonderful time in izmir our guide Philis was very patient and professional. There is a lot too learn
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Gülar was wonderful, very...
James D
, Aug 2013
Gülar was wonderful, very knowledgable and personable. The tour ran like clockwork and we all had a terrific time. Thanks!
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The pickup was confirmed at 7:00 am...
Margaret W
, Oct 2012
The pickup was confirmed at 7:00 am but the driver did not arrive until 7:30 with a dirty van, and went through 2 other pickups around Izmir. Finally the van seated a total of 10 passengers uncomfortably to Ephesus, we were seatd in a seat designated for 3 adults but 4 adults occupied the seat. We raised our concern with the driver who did not speak English, and was explained that we have to deal with his company upon arrival into Ephesus. Eventually, we were being dropped off in a local tour company around 10 am in Ephesus. When we questioned the person in charge at the tour operator. He told us that the tour guide assigned to us, could not work as there was a death in his family. Instead this tour agency decided without our consultation or offer of reimbursement to put us into a group tour. Until we voiced our discontent, this tour agency had no intentions of honouring our private tour of Ephesus. As well, Neon made no attempts to intervene on our behalf when we phoned them and explained the situation. If I were to visit any area in Turkey other than Istanbul, I would not use this tour operator again. I hope Viator takes note of what we are reporting so a similar situation does not occur to other travelers who are willing to pay extra for private tours.
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Friendly driver. Very knowledgable...
Edward M
, Mar 2012
Friendly driver. Very knowledgable and open guide. Both were flexible and worked to make certain that we were able to see all of the highlights in a very short period of time. Of course, there was the obligatory lunch (which was excellant) coupled with a factory "tour" and sales pitch. (Rugs and jewelry.)
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Our tour guide was wonderful. He was...
Nicholas P
, Sep 2008
Our tour guide was wonderful. He was intelligent and extremely kind. We would recommend him again in a minute. Last year our daughter went on the same tour and she felt the same way about him.
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The Ephesus tour was fantastic, and we...
Monica M
, Oct 2007
The Ephesus tour was fantastic, and we were done by noon. That would have been fine. However, we were then taken to a ceramic place where we had a demonstration of how traditional ceramics were made, and then we were taken to the store, where we felt compelled to buy something. After that, our lunch was at a carpet-making store. Apparently lunch was offered by the store. Then we were put in a room with closed doors and submitted to an hour and a half long presentation of carpets, and once again felt compelled to buy. We did not buy anything. The problem is that we were sold a full-day tour of Ephesus with a typical lunch, not a shopping trip for half a day.
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