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Private FD Christian Tour Ephesus for Catholics

Tour Description
Itinerary
Map

Ephesus is one of the Seven Churches of Asia Minor. Where St Paul lived, and according to the legend where St John took care of Virgin Mary after the death of Jesus. Biblical References for Ephesus; Acts 18:19–21, 24–26; 19:1–20:1; 20:16–17; 1 Cor 15:32; 16:8; Eph 1:1; 1 Tim 1:3; 2 Tim 1:18;4:12; Rev 1:11; 2:1–7

Highlights

  • Archeological site of Ephesus
  • Basilica of St John & his tomb
  • House of the Virgin Mary

Included

  • Private Government Licensed English Speaking Tour Guide
  • Private AC Vehicle with driver
  • Entrance Fees
  • Service Charges and local taxes
  • Lunch

Excluded

  • Beverages during lunch
  • Tips to the guide and drivers

Please Note

Summer: Light comfortable clothing and shoes. Sunglasses, suncream, hat and camera. Winter : Warm casual, comfortables shoes, sunglasses, hat and camera.

Hotel Pickup

Your private guide will meet you at the cruise pier/lobby of your hotel, holding a sign reading your name, for the day's private sigthseeing tour

Itinerary

First visit of the day will be to the House of the Virgin Mary, who was brought to Ephesus by John, the beloved disciple of Jesus. The home of Virgin Mary on a hill top, where she lived out her last days is now visited by over a hundred thousand pilgrims each year. The pilgrims drink the water of the sacred spring, meditate and pray for health at this ancient spot of worship. Pope Paul VI in 1967 and Pope John Paul II in 1979 and Pope Benedict XVI celebrated Mass at the House of the Virgin Mary in Ephesus, Wednesday Nov. 29, 2006.

Next visit will be to the fascinating Greco-Roman archaelogical site of Ancient Ephesus.

We will begin our walking tour in Ephesus along the Royal Road also known as the Arcadian Way, a 4th century white marble chariot thotoughfare whose most striking sight is the two-story Library of Celsus. The Royal Road will also take you to the Ephesus Theatre from which St. Paul once preached to the Ephesians. The theatre has 25,000 seats and has exceptional acoustics and is still in use today for concerts and theatrical performances.

Following lunch (included) in the town of Selcuk you will continue the day's program with a visit to the Basilica of St. John and his tomb.
Last vsit of the day will be to the Archaeological Museum of Ephesus.

Before returning to the pier/your hotel, you will have the shopping opportunity (optional) at the area.

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