Visit the Basilica of St. John and the magnificent archaeological site of Ephesus.
After meeting your official Turkish guide at cruise ship pier, you will continue to Selcuk, where the Roman city of Ephesus is located.
Upon arriving, you will visit Basilica of St. John, built in 6th century to house his tomb chamber. It is believed that St. John spent his last years in the region around Ephesus, and 300 years after his death a small chapel was constructed over his grave. During the reign of Emperor Justinian, the small chapel was changed into a marvelous basilica.
Then continue on to Ephesus, one of the most magnificent and best-preserved ancient sites in the world. Ephesus was founded by the Amazons, but now it is more commonly believed to have been the Hittite city of Apasa. Tour the site, including the Celsus Library, whose facade has been carefully reconstructed from all original pieces, the Great Theatre with a seating capacity of 25,000 people, and the Temple of Hadrian.
All entrance fees are included in the price of this tour. The cost of lunch, drinks or any other extras are not included.
Always communicate your needs and expectations to your driver/guide. They are there to take care of you in any situation, and are more than willing to adjust the day accordingly, upon immediate request. Do not feel that you have to rush through your tour, take your time. Ask questions and you may logically determine by the middle of your tour the amount of time you should need to return to the starting point. If you are taken to a shop or school you may leave at anytime. You are not required to purchase anything.
Days offered: 7 days a week