Biblical Ephesus tour

Biblical Ephesus tour
Key Information:
Tour Duration: approx. 4 - 4,5 hours
Days of Operation: Every day
Season: All Year
Places to visit: Ephesus ancient city, House of Virgin Mary, St. Paul’s cave, St. Luke’s Grave, Seven Sleepers cave, St. John Basilica
Guide: English speaking guide (tours in other languages are available)
Departure from: Izmir Airport/Izmir port or hotel / Kusadasi Harbour or Kusadasi Hotels.

Biblical Ephesus Tour program

Christianity has a long history in Anatolia (Turkey), which is the birthplace of numerous Christian Apostles and Saints, such as Paul of Tarsus, Nicholas of Myra, Timothy, Polycarp of Smyrna and many others.
Two out of the five centers of the ancient Pentarchy are in Turkey: Constantinople (Istanbul) and Antioch (Antakya). Antioch was also the place where the followers of Jesus were called "Christians" for the first time in history, as well as being the site of one of the earliest and oldest churches, established by Saint Peter himself. For a thousand years, the Hagia Sophia was the largest church in the world.
Turkey is also home to the Seven Churches of Asia, where the Revelations to John were sent. Apostle John is known to have taken Virgin Mary to Ephesus in western Turkey, where she spent the last days of her life in a small house, known as the House of the Virgin Mary, which still exists today and has been recognized as a holy site for pilgrimage by the Catholic and Orthodox churches. The cave of the Seven Sleepers is also located in Ephesus.

Please find below the tour program of the biblical Ephesus tour:
After pick up from your hotel/cruise ship:
- visit the House of Virgin Mary (approx. 40 min) - where it is believed that she has spent her last days before she died
- visit the ancient Ephesus city (approx. 1,5 hours) - where St. Paul used
to preach in Grand Theatre. Apostle Paul probably spent two and a half years in Ephesus during his third missionary journey.
- Visit St. Paul’s cave (approx. 20 min) - used from the early Christian era until the late 19th century for worship purposes, with frescoes and portraits of St. Paul
- Visit the St. Luke’s Grave (20 min) - the author of the Gospel of Luke, the companion of the Apostle Paul (Phil 1:24, 2 Tim 4:10-11).
- lunch
- visit Seven Sleepers cave (approx. 20 min) - where 7 chased by the Emperor young men hided and fell asleep for 100 years.
- Visit St. John Basilica (approx. 50 min) - located over his burial place.

P.S. The program of the biblical Ephesus tour is customizable, contact us for more details and quote.

Take with you

  • Camera.
  • Hat.
  • Comfortable shoes.
  • Water.

Included in price
Professional English speaking guide (tour in other language is available).
Air conditioned vehicle with the driver
All entrance fees stated in the program.
All local taxes.
Lunch (optional)
No extra or hidden costs!

Excluded in price
Tipping and drinks.

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