Memphis Tours will take you on a private tour to visit the Temple of Artemis, the Basilica of St. John and Selcuk Isa Bey Mosque. These three structures represent some of the most impressive architecture from three different important periods of Turkey’s history.
Your guide will pick you up from the port in Kusadasi to begin your day of touring. First you will visit the Basilica of St. John, who is believed to have come to this area with Mary after the death of Jesus Christ to live out their lives and write his gospel. Isa Bey Mosque stands very close to St. John Basilica. It is a beautiful example of Seljukian architecture, such has pendant domes decorated with painted tiles, stalactite forms in the window moldings with arabesque motifs, and adorned with coloured stones and painted tiles. Some of the columns of this mosque were taken from the Temple of Artemis. After visiting the mosque, you will continue to the Selcuk Museum, which holds the finest archaeological artifacts discovered during the excavation of Ephesus. Finally, your guide will take you to visit the ruins of the Temple of Artemis, which was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Before the end of the tour, you will visit a handicraft center for a presentation about authentic Turkish arts and then your guide will return you to your ship in Kusadasi.
- Pick up services from Kusadasi port and return.
- All transfers by a private air-conditioned vehicle.
- English speaking guide during the tour.
- Private driver during the tour.
- Lunch will be served through the tour
- Entrance fees to all the mentioned sites.
- All taxes and service charge.
- Personal spendings.
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|Price Per Person||$ 180||$ 91||$ 84||$ 78|
Tour and PricesTour price currency is set to USD but you can pay in Euro or British pound. The prices quoted per person per tour all inclusive and prices are always updated to ensure you receive the lowest price possible. Once your tour is confirmed we guarantee the price will not be changed.
Children Policy0 - 05.99 Free of Charge
6 - 11.99 pay 50% of tour price
12+ pay full tour price as per adult person
If your tour includes airfare then an extra charge for child rate may apply.
Deposit and Balance of PaymentA down payment (25%) will be required when confirming your booking as requested and can be paid by credit or debit card (Visa / MasterCard) via Verisign Secured payment system on our website. The balance of payment (75%) will be required on arrival / pick up, to be paid to your tour director by credit / debit card or in cash.
Tour VoucherAfter your tour is confirmed we will email final confirmation and voucher to print and bring with you. Details will include contact numbers of your tour operator and customer care and additional information for your convenience.
Cancellation PolicyMemphis Tours does not charge a cancellation fee for tours and excursions cancelled for ‘force majeure’ reasons such as volcanoes, earthquakes, or reasons beyond control. If cancellation happens due to personal or business reasons and Memphis Tours has already incurred costs on your behalf, these costs will be transferred to you.
Best Time to Visit Turkey
Spring and autumn are the ideal times to visit Istanbul and the inland regions. The Aegean and Mediterranean coasts are typically like the Mediterranean climate with mild winters and hot summers. As you travel further east in Turkey the extremes in climate become more pronounced with very hot and dry summers reaching highs of 40°C and bitterly cold winters with heavy snowfall.
Flying to Turkey
Istanbul for comfort and quality – Turkish Airlines & Delta Airlines (Daily and Scheduled Airlines only)
09 hours 30 minutes direct from New York
10 hours direct from Washington
Standard Time = GMT+2 hours
Summer Time = GMT+3 hours
Required - obtainable an e-Visa online by your credit or debit card before you travel costs $20 or on arrival
Make sure you are up-to-date on routine vaccines before every trip includes measles-mumps-rubella vaccine, diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccine, varicella (chickenpox) vaccine, polio vaccine, and your yearly flu shot
Most citizens of Turkey are Muslims, but Turkish society is secular and modern, so European dress styles prevail. For your holiday in Turkey, dress the same as you wear in your country