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The Library of Celsus is the most famous part of the ruins of Ephesus in Turkey. It was built between 110 and 135 AD by Gaius Julius Aquila in honor of his father, Celsus Polemaeanus. Unfortunately his father died before the Celsus Library was completed, and his tomb was placed in a special room beneath the ground level of the building. A statue of Athena was placed at the entrance to the tomb because Athena was the goddess of wisdom.

The Library of Celsus was two stories high and had three entrances in the front. The entrances were designed with exaggerated height in order to give the building the overall appearance of being bigger than it was. The building faces east which allowed plenty of morning light to shine into the reading rooms. The Celsus Library was once the third largest library in the ancient world, after Alexandra and Pergamum, and could hold more than 12,000 scrolls.

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BEST SELLER: Private Ephesus Tour From Kusadasi

BEST SELLER: Private Ephesus Tour From Kusadasi

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Uncover the rich history and biblical importance of Ephesus on this private half-day shore excursion, including lunch. Meet your driver at Kusadasi cruise port and make your way to Ephesus, where you’ll see the Odeon, Fountain of Trajan, Celsius library and Temple of Hadrian. Be sure to visit the Grand Theater, where Saint Paul preached, and perhaps include a visit to sacred sites like the St John’s Basilica and the House of the Virgin Mary.
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  • 5 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$77.00
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$77.00

Ephesus Sightseeing Tour

Ephesus Sightseeing Tour

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Venture back in time and experience Christian history during a guided sightseeing tour of Ephesus from Kusadesi. Travel to the Mediterranean’s ancient city and discover one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World - the Temple of Artemis. Admire the immensity of the Library of Celsus and the Great Theater. You will have a traditional Turkish lunch and then be inspired by the House of the Virgin Mary, where Mary eternally rests.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$85.00
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$85.00

Ephesus Small Group Day Tour from Selcuk

Ephesus Small Group Day Tour from Selcuk

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Explore Turkey's remarkable history on a full-day, small-group tour of Ephesus and surrounding sites from Selcuk, and follow in the footsteps of ancient Greeks, Roman republicans, Goth warriors and early Christians. See archeological excavations that uncovered bright mosaics, an ancient library, carved goddesses and private homes, and explore the remains of the Temple of Artemis. Visit the mountainside House of Virgin Mary then step into the world of the Seljuq dynasty at the 14th-century Isa Bey mosque.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$57.54
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4 Day Turkey Tour: Cappadocia, Ephesus, Pamukkale by Plane

4 Day Turkey Tour: Cappadocia, Ephesus, Pamukkale by Plane

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Take flight from Istanbul to see the best of Turkey by air, on this private, 4-day, 3-night all-inclusive sightseeing tour of Cappadocia and the North Aegean provinces. Discover what life was like for the Turks under Roman rule as you visit ancient cities like Ephesus and Hierapolis, and see travertine rock terraces at the Pamukkale archeological site. See more of Turkey’s natural and historic highlights.
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  • 4 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$748.06
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4 Days Turkey Tour Cappadocia Tour Ephesus Tour Pamukkale Tour

4 Days Turkey Tour Cappadocia Tour Ephesus Tour Pamukkale Tour

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Experience all of the must sees during Cappadocia Tour, Ephesus Tour, Pamukkale Tour. Watch the sunrise from a hot air balloon as you float above the fairy chimneys that dot the landscape. Stay in one of the charming cave hotels built into the volcanic rocks of Göreme. Tour the famous sites of the region such as the underground city of Derinkuyu, Uçhisar Castle, Göreme Open Air Museum, Selime Monastery and the Ihlara Valley. Discover the ancient city of Hieraplois in Pamukkale. Relax in the beautiful white travertines heated by thermal water. Retain your youth with a dip in Cleopatra’s Pool. See what remains of the Temple of Artemis, one of the ancient seven wonders of the world and visit the Virgin Mary’s last dwelling place. Have an adventure you’ll never forget your Pamukkale Tour from istanbul.
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  • 4 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$958.12
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All inclusive Private Tour: Ephesus, Artemis, The House of Virgin Mary, LUNCH

All inclusive Private Tour: Ephesus, Artemis, The House of Virgin Mary, LUNCH

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Travel back to Ancient Greek and Roman times as you explore the ruins of UNESCO-listed Ephesus, make a pilgrimage to the House of Virgin Mary and view the ruins of the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. This all-inclusive private day tour includes round-trip air-conditioned transport from Kusadasi, lunch, and admission fees, plus a guided walking tour of Ephesus, including the Great Theater, Odeon, Celsius library and an optional visit to the Terrace Houses.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$89.00
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$89.00
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4 Days Turkey Tour: Cappadocia, Ephesus, Pamukkale - 4* Hotels & ✈

4 Days Turkey Tour: Cappadocia, Ephesus, Pamukkale - 4* Hotels & ✈

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See the highlights of Turkey in just four days during this comprehensive tour, including flights. Benefit from personalized attention and a flexible itinerary as you explore Cappadocia, Ephesus, Ionia, and Pamukkale. Listen to guided commentary on the ancient history, modern culture, flora, fauna, and archeology of each area; you'll learn much more than you would simply exploring on your own.
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  • 4 days
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$919.00
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6 Days Turkey Tour Cappadocia, Pamukkale, Ephesus, Gallipoli, Troy, Pergamon

6 Days Turkey Tour Cappadocia, Pamukkale, Ephesus, Gallipoli, Troy, Pergamon

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Experience all of the must sees of Cappadocia. Watch the sunrise from a hot air balloon as you float above the fairy chimneys that dot the landscape. Stay in one of the charming cave hotels built into the volcanic rocks of Göreme. Tour the famous sites of the region such as the underground city of Derinkuyu, Uçhisar Castle, Göreme Open Air Museum, Selime Monastery and the Ihlara Valley. Discover what remains of one of the 7 ancient wonders of the world, the Temple of Artemis. Take a fully guided tour of the ruins of Ephesus. See the last dwelling place and tomb of the Virgin Mary. Walk in the famous white travertines heated by thermal waters. Learn about the ANZAC and Ottoman forces that fought during WWI. Tour the battlefields and memorials. See the remains of ancient Pergamon and Troy. Climb inside a replica of the Trojan horse.Have an adventure you’ll never forget on 5 Nights in Turkey.
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  • 6 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,153.80
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$1,153.80

Ephesus Small Group Day Tour from Izmir

Ephesus Small Group Day Tour from Izmir

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Ephesus is one of Turkey’s most impressive ancient sites but with over 2 million annual visitors it can get crowded. Ensure a more personalized experience with this small-group tour from Izmir and enjoy a comprehensive itinerary that includes UNESCO-listed Ephesus; the House of the Virgin Mary, where Mary spend her final years; the site of the Artemis temple, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World; and the Isabey Mosque.
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  • 11 hours
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$109.33
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$109.33

Private Ephesus and Sirince VillageTour from Kusadasi

Private Ephesus and Sirince VillageTour from Kusadasi

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All TOUR GUIDES VACCINATED !! ( Please ask your guide Vaccination Certificate) After a short journey you will find yourself in the heart of history. And then you will walk into the ancient city of ephesus which named has been written to history in the gold letter.Our guide will enlighten you about history of region ,structures of ephesus, culture and tradations of ancient life deeply. During the route you will find out the odeon, bouleterion, temple of domitian, Temple of Hadrian, the Fountain of Trajan, Brothel, the Great Theater and the spectacular Celsus Library, one of the best-preserved buildings among the ruins and it was the third lasrgest library in ancient time. Walk along marble street more than two thousands years old. Then reach to greatest building of ephesus. where st john mentioned to pagans people about Christianity.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
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$51.79
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Ephesus Small Group Day Tour from Kusadasi

Ephesus Small Group Day Tour from Kusadasi

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Ephesus is one of Turkey’s most impressive ancient sites but with over 2 million annual visitors it can get crowded. Ensure a more personalized experience with this small-group tour from Kusadasi and enjoy a comprehensive itinerary that includes UNESCO-listed Ephesus; the House of the Virgin Mary, where Mary spend her final years; the site of the Artemis temple, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World; and the Isabey Mosque.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$57.54
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Ancient Ephesus tour with Mother's Mary House and visit to old village Sirince with wine tasting

Ancient Ephesus tour with Mother's Mary House and visit to old village Sirince with wine tasting

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Ephesus is one of Turkey’s most impressive ancient sites, but many tours only include a whistle-stop visit. This full-day tour from Izmir takes in all the highlights of the archeological site; visits St. John Basilica, the Temple of Artemis, and the House of the Virgin Mary; and includes a delicious Turkish lunch and wine tasting in Sirince village. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included.
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  • 10 hours
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$93.32
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Ancient Ephesus tour with Virgin Mary's House from Bodrum

Ancient Ephesus tour with Virgin Mary's House from Bodrum

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Step into antiquity on a full-day trip from Bodrum to the Ancient City of Ephesus that explores the ruins of a thriving Roman port and Meryemana, the Virgin Mary’s House. With an experienced guide to lead the way through the historic sites you’ll learn about daily life, religion, and culture in ancient Ephesus, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This full-day Ephesus tour includes round-trip transport from the Bodrum Peninsula, lunch, and entrance fees at the Ancient City of Ephesus.
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  • 14 to 15 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$48.52
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2 Days Ephesus Tour and Pamukkale Tour from Istanbul

2 Days Ephesus Tour and Pamukkale Tour from Istanbul

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Relax on an early morning flight to Izmir. Discover what remains of one of the 7 ancient wonders of the world, the Temple of Artemis. Take a fully guided tour of the ruins of Ephesus. See the last dwelling place and tomb of the Virgin Mary. Enjoy lunch at a traditional Turkish restaurant. Spend the evening in the beautiful of Kusadasi near the sea. Learn all about the ancient city of Hierapolis. Walk through the famous white travertines. Take a dip in the thermally heated Cleopatra’s Pool to prolong your youth. Zip back to Istanbul on an evening flight. Don’t miss two of the most famous sites in Turkey!
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$472.31
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7 Days Turkey Tour Package

7 Days Turkey Tour Package

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7 Days Turkey Tour Package – Highlights Of Turkey Itinerary includes all airport transfers, flights, 6 nights accommodation, fully guided tours in Istanbul, Cappadocia, Pamukkale and Ephesus, all museum entrance fees, breakfast and lunch. Come and explore one of the…
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  • 7 days
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$1,295.49
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Ephesus Pamukkale Tour by Plane

Ephesus Pamukkale Tour by Plane

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Get the most out of your visit to Pamukkale by traveling with a guide and small group of just 15 people or fewer. Making the journey by plane means you'll save tons of travel time, arriving in Pamukkale to explore one of the Mediterranean's best-preserved ancient cities, including the calcified terraces and pools, the marble-paved streets, and the Library of Celsus. Overnight accommodations and meals are included so you don't have to worry about planning a thing.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$433.88
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4 Day Turkey Tour: Cappadocia, Pamukkale, Ephesus by Bus

4 Day Turkey Tour: Cappadocia, Pamukkale, Ephesus by Bus

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The ideal introduction for first-time visitors, this small-group, multi-day covers three top attractions in Turkey’s North Aegean province. Tour the ruins of Ephesus and Hierapolis, bathe in the thermal waters of otherwordly Pamukkale, and visit the fairy tale chimneys and historic villages of both South and North Cappadocia. Tour packages include three overnight bus rides, lunches, and hotel or port pickup and drop-off.
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  • 6 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$563.93
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2-day Ancient Ephesus and Pamukkale Hot Springs Tour

2-day Ancient Ephesus and Pamukkale Hot Springs Tour

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Deciding which attractions to visit can be difficult, particularly in Turkey, where there’s so much heritage to discover. Tick the ancient city of Ephesus off your to-plan list with this two-day guided tour from Fethiye. Your tour of this UNESCO World Heritage Site includes ruins from the 10th century through to the Ottoman era. Stop off in nearby Pamukkale to soak in natural hot springs which have restored weary travellers for more than a thousand years
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  • 2 days
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$145.41
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6 Days Turkey Tour Gallipoli Troy Pergamon Ephesus Pamukkale Cappadocia Tour

6 Days Turkey Tour Gallipoli Troy Pergamon Ephesus Pamukkale Cappadocia Tour

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6 Days Turkey Tour Package. Spend 6 glorious days in Turkey seeing all the must see sights. Soar above the fairy chimneys at dawn on a hot air balloon ride over Cappadocia. Explore the ancient city of Ephesus and the Temple of Artemis, one of the ancient Seven Wonders of the World. Luxuriate in the thermal hot springs of Pamukkale and retain your youth in Cleopatra’s Pool. Don’t miss this trip, which is jam packed with adventure and beautiful places waiting to be seen!
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  • 6 days
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$1,260.20
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$1,260.20

2-Day Ancient Ephesus and Pamukkale Hot Springs Tour from Bodrum

2-Day Ancient Ephesus and Pamukkale Hot Springs Tour from Bodrum

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Expand your beach vacation in Bodrum to include an overnight two-day adventure to Ephesus and Pamukkale. You’ll enjoy convenient end-to-end transportation with a private guide and go at an unhurried pace. First, visit the ancient city of Ephesus and then onwards to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Pamukkale. With three meals and accommodation at a four-star hotel included, all that’s left for you to do is enjoy the sights.
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  • 2 days
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$114.02
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$114.02

Private tour: Ephesus, House Of Virgin Mary and Temple of Artemis From Istanbul

Private tour: Ephesus, House Of Virgin Mary and Temple of Artemis From Istanbul

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Uncover the world of an ancient city on this private tour of Ephesus from Istanbul. Your knowledgable local guide will lead you on a private tour of one of the oldest places in the world, stopping at sites such as the Celsus Library, the Temple of Hadrian and the Fountain of Trajan. Tread in the footsteps of biblical figures at the House of the Virgin Mary and marvel at one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World at the Temple of Artemis. A delicious Turkish lunch and round-trip private transport are included in your tour.
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  • 10 to 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$363.00
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$363.00

4 Days Turkey Tour Cappadocia, Ephesus, Pamukkale Tour

4 Days Turkey Tour Cappadocia, Ephesus, Pamukkale Tour

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Experience all of the must sees of Turkey during 4 days Cappadocia, Ephesus, Pamukkale Tour. Watch the sunrise from a hot air balloon as you float above the fairy chimneys that dot the landscape. Stay in one of the charming cave hotels built into the volcanic rocks of Göreme. Tour the famous sites of the region such as the underground city of Derinkuyu, Uçhisar Castle, Göreme Open Air Museum, Selime Monastery and the Ihlara Valley. Discover the ancient city of Hieraplois in Pamukkale. Relax in the beautiful white travertines heated by thermal water. Retain your youth with a dip in Cleopatra’s Pool. See what remains of the Temple of Artemis, one of the ancient seven wonders of the world and visit the Virgin Mary’s last dwelling place. Have an adventure you’ll never forget your Pamukkale Tour from istanbul.
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  • 4 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,155.23
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$1,155.23

6 Day Istanbul, Ephesus Pamukkale Tour

6 Day Istanbul, Ephesus Pamukkale Tour

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See Turkey’s historical and cultural highlights on this incredible Highlights of Turkey 6-day Turkey tour from Istanbul to Kusadası. With either of Istanbul's two major airports, departure transfer plus five nights’ accommodation included, this tour enables you to see the best of the country with ease. Discover ancient cities like Ephesus and tour UNESCO-listed archeological sites such as Pamukkale. Hagia Sophia, The Blue Mosque, The Hippodrome, Obelisk of Theodosius from Egypt, Serpentine Column from the Temple of Delphi, German Fountain, Grand Bazaar and Topkapi Palace
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  • 6 days
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$851.64
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2-Day-Tour of Ephesus and Pergamum

2-Day-Tour of Ephesus and Pergamum

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This tour programme will allow you to live your Aegean experience in a short time. Opting for the two-day Ephesus & Pergamum tour, you would be able to experience cultural legacy of millennia in 48 hours, visiting the ancient Cities of Ephesus and Pergamum.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$480.00
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$480.00

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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Library of Celsus can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Library of Celsus costs USD 6.89. Guided Library of Celsus tours start around USD 6.89 per person.
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