Izmir Excursion: Ephesus and the House of Virgin Mary Private Tour

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Tour Details


    When your cruise docks in the Izmir port, explore some of the most renowned attractions in Turkey on a private shore excursion to Ephesus. Your personal tour guide will direct you to the key historical sites of the ancient city, such as Odeon, the Celsus Library, the Temple of Hadrian, the Fountain of Trajan and the Great Theater. Additionally, you will go to the House of Virgin Mary, where Mary spent her last days.

    What’s included

    • Travel via private vehicle with a professional driver
    • Services of a knowledgeable guide
    • Inclusion of all taxes, fees and handling charges
    • Peace-of-mind provided by our Worry-Free Shore Excursion Guarantee

    What’s Exclude

    • Gratuities
    • Food and drinks, unless specified

    What To Expect

    This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Ancient City of Ephesus, Selcuk 35920 Turkiye

    Visit to Ephesus - Access the Magnesia Gate and start a leisurely descent with your guide through the ruins of this Roman provincial capital. Your route will lead you past the Odeon, the Celsus Library, the Temple of Hadrian, the Fountain of Trajan and the Great Theater. The theater offered space for 24,000 people and is believed to be where St. Paul preached to the Ephesians; it is used today for a local spring festival.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), Sultaniye Mahallesi, Selcuk 35100 Turkiye

    House of Virgin Mary - The Vatican has acknowledged this small house in the Solmissos Mountains as being where the Virgin Mary passed away. A tiny shrine committed to St. Mary was found when initially exploring its ruins.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: The Temple of Artemis, Ataturk, Park Ici Yolu No:12, Selcuk Turkiye

    The Temple of Artemis that had been constructed during Archaic times is known today as one of Seven Wonders in Ancient World.< br >< br >Duration : 20 minutes

    Additional Information

    • At time of booking, Cruise Ship passengers must provide the following details under Special Requirements: Ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
    • Not recommended for children aged 4 and under
    • Children 18 years and under must be accompanied by an adult
    • Please enter your preferred pickup time in the Special Requirements box at the time of booking, and reconfirm 48 hours prior to the tour’s departure time
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Children who do not occupy a seat are free of charge. Children who occupy a seat and are up to 11 years old, benefit from a discount
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • - To avoid congestion, vehicle seats will always be in abundance comparing to group comparing to group's size. -Passengers will always have to carry their own protection masks during the activity
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 5 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability

    Voucher Requirements

    You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

    Departure Time

    Confirm time with the local provider in advance of your experience.
    Option 1
    1/1/2023 - 12/31/2023

    Monday - Sunday : 08:00 AM - 04:00 PM

    Departure Point

    Traveler pickup is offered
    You must contact the local service provider at least 48hrs before tour to be informed on the exact pickup time (meeting point will be provided on your confirmation voucher)


    • Izmir Port

    Hotel Pickup


    Return Details

    Kuadas, Aydn, Türkiye - All Hotels in Kusadasi Area