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  • From Istanbul: Ephesus & Şirince Day Trip w/ Wine Tasting

    1. From Istanbul: Ephesus & Şirince Day Trip w/ Wine Tasting

    Spend the day exploring the most memorable places in Ephesus and Şirince on this guided full-day tour from Istanbul, lunch included. Visit the House of Virgin Mary, see the Temple of Artemis, and taste local wine at a vineyard. Enjoy convenient round-trip transportation from Istanbul. Start your trip by getting picked up from your hotel in Istanbul and transferred to the Istanbul Airport for your flight from Istanbul to Izmir. Upon arrival at Izmir Airport, meet your driver to head to Ephesus to start the tour. First, stop at the House of Virgin Mary, the place where Mary may have spent her last days. This place was officially declared a shrine of the Roman Catholic Church in 1986, and since then it has become a popular place of pilgrimage. The visit to the House of Virgin Mary takes about 45 minutes. After, take a 5-minute drive to Ephesus to continue the tour. Ephesus is an excepti...

  • Ephesus: House of Virgin Mary & Artemis Temple Private Tour

    2. Ephesus: House of Virgin Mary & Artemis Temple Private Tour

    One of the main appeals of Kusadasi is its proximity to the ancient city of Ephesus, the best preserved classical city in the Eastern Mediterranean. Cleopatra, Mark Antony, the Virgin Mary, and John the Apostle once walked its streets. This full-day guided tour from Kusadasi takes you to explore what is unquestionably one of the greatest sites of antiquity. The largest open-air museum in Turkey, Ephesus contains more than 30 buildings and structures linked together by streets that still bear the mark of ancient chariot wheels. Your guide will show you the awe inspiring Great Theater, where St. Paul preached against the pagans and gladiators once engaged in battle. Walk along Marble Street to the Library of Celsus - the facade of which has been remarkably restored. You will also visit the Temple of Hadrian, Roman baths, and many other remarkable ruins. The Church of the Virgin Mary lies...

    Do not miss this tour and guide! We will never forget it, it was very emotional and actually mind-blowing to be able to visit the House of the Virgin Mary - what an honour and a privilege. This tour and guide was excellent and really good value for money. It was the highlight of our cruise and I would urge everyone to go there. Ephesus was awesome also. We left a piece of our hearts there at the House of the Virgin Mary .....

  • From Izmir/Kusadasi: Private Full-Day Ephesus Excursion

    3. From Izmir/Kusadasi: Private Full-Day Ephesus Excursion

    Explore the ancient city of Ephesus on a private tour with pickup from Izmir hotels and the Izmir Port or from Kusadasi hotels or Kusadasi Port. After meeting, head to the House of Virgin Mary, the house where Mary spent her final days and where the Assumption is believed to have taken place.  Next, continue to the city of Ancient Ephesus, the best-preserved classical city in the Eastern Mediterranean. In the company of your professional guide, discover this open-air archeological museum, which was formerly the largest city on the planet. Wander around the streets and admire its beautiful monuments, including a library and roman theater, as well as a harbor. Afterwards, pay a visit to the Terrace Houses. Admire the frescoes and mosaics that line these luxury dwellings and wander through the bedrooms, bathrooms, and kitchens that belonged to high ranking officers, governors, and rich ...

  • From Istanbul: Day Trip to Ephesus with Flight and Lunch

    4. From Istanbul: Day Trip to Ephesus with Flight and Lunch

    See the highlights of Ancient Ephesus including the popular pilgrimage sites such as the Temple of Artemis and the House of the Virgin Mary. Get picked up from your hotel in Istanbul and arrive at the airport for a 1.5-hour flight to Izmir. Meet your local driver and enjoy the ride to Selcuk, where you will join other group participants and begin your tour. Start off with a visit to the House of the Virgin Mary, a popular Catholic pilgrimage site known as the house where Mary spent her final days. Contınue on to explore Ancient Ephesus, one of the best preserved classical cities in the Eastern Mediterranean and once considered the most important trading center in the region. Marvel at the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Feel like you’ve stepped back in time as you walk along the streets of Ephesus and admire beautiful monuments such as the third large...

  • Small Group: Ephesus Private Tour from Kusadasi

    5. Small Group: Ephesus Private Tour from Kusadasi

    Explore Ephesus in a small-group tour with an expert local guide. Visit Ancient Ephesus, Temple of Artemis, Terrace Houses, House of Virgin Mary, and Basilica of St. John, with Skip-The-Line tickets. Enjoy a delicious lunch at a local restaurant. Meet your guide and drive to Ephesus, An Archeological treasure, The best-preserved classical city in Eastern Mediterranean. Feel like a time traveler, as you walk down the well preserved streets and alleys, where Mother Mary, St. John and St. Paul walked. Next, go to Terrace Houses, once the dwellings of wealthy Ephesians, decorated with beautiful frescoes and mosaics. Go to the House of Virgin Mary, declared by the church to be the final house where Mary spent her last days, also believed that the Assumption took place there on the 15th of August. Continue on to St John Basilica, 3 km away from the ruins of Ephesus and admire the impressive...

  • Kusadasi: House of the Virgin Mary Hike with Lunch

    6. Kusadasi: House of the Virgin Mary Hike with Lunch

    Experience the natural beauty of Turkey on a guided hike on the Mother Mary trail, a 4.5 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail located near the town of Selçuk and the city of Izmir. See beautiful wildflowers and Selçuk mountain views as you walk to the House of the Virgin Mary. In the morning, get picked up from your hotel or Kusadasi Port and enjoy a ride to the Arvalya area to start your hike to the House of Virgin Mary. Walk to the House of the Virgin Mary, a place where, according to the beliefs of many people, Mary, the mother of Jesus, spent the last years of her life. Afterward, meet your driver and have lunch in a local restaurant before returning back to the Kusadasi area where you will be dropped off at where you were picked up.

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What people are saying about House of Virgin Mary

Unforgettable and very emotional and our guide Ilker was fantastic!

Do not miss this tour and guide! We will never forget it, it was very emotional and actually mind-blowing to be able to visit the House of the Virgin Mary - what an honour and a privilege. This tour and guide was excellent and really good value for money. It was the highlight of our cruise and I would urge everyone to go there. Ephesus was awesome also. We left a piece of our hearts there at the House of the Virgin Mary .....

Fantastic!

Our visit to Ephesus could not have gone better. Everything perfect. The fabulous guide Augusto, attentive to every detail (traveling with a baby) and knowledgeable of the region. I highly recommend the services. Thank you Augusto and our driver for all your care. If we ever come back, we want to count on you again!

Excellent!!!

Congratulations to the guide and his driver! Excellent hosts The Tour is very interesting and enriching, as well as a delicious lunch.

Great guide

A great guide who went out of his way to make it a wonderful experience for the whole family.

Good that we didn't miss out on this tour.

Very professional guide, with whom we could also discuss current events.