Kusadasi: Private Ephesus Ruins + House of Virgin Mary Tour

Kusadasi: Private Ephesus Ruins + House of Virgin Mary Tour

From US$ 39.20 per person

See the highlights of the Ephesus Ruins, the House of Virgin Mary and the Temple of Artemis without the crowds and with a licensed tour guide. Get up close to the most important buildings of this region still standing from the Greek and Roman Periods.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 6 hours
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Pickup included
Complimentary pickup and drop-off services from Kusadasi and Selcuk hotels are included.
Wheelchair accessible
Private group


  • Avoid the crowds by taking a private tour
  • See highlights from both the Greek and Roman periods, as well as Turkish heritage
  • Receive a personalized experience with your private tour guide
  • Enjoy a tour which is operated solely for your group
Full description
After meeting your guide at your Kusadasi Hotel, your private, guided tour of Ephesus and the House of Virgin Mary will begin. Your expedition into Ancient Greek and Roman periods begins with a drive aboard an air-conditioned coach to Ephesus, an ancient city famous for its early Christian roots. Once here you will hear about the settlements of one of the biggest open air museums in the world, which receives over a million visitors each years. You will also see the constructions of the Ephesus Ancient Ruins; the parliament building, the ancient municipality, the ancient hospital, the Temple of Hadrian, the Trajan Fountain, the Celsus Library and the Great Theater. If you are hungry, you will also be able to receive recommendations from your guide. Next, you will experience a place that has been a host to pilgrims for centuries, the House of the Virgin Mary. At this site you will hear about Mary’s final living moments before embracing eternal rest. Afterwards, learn how pope Paul VI certified the site in 1967. After leaving the historic site of the House of the Virgin Mary, your next stop will be one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, the Temple of Artemis (as well as other nearby well maintained ancient temples). At the end of the tour, you will make our way back to Kusadasi to be returned to your hotel. While driving to Kusadasi, you will have chance to stop and see local and traditional goods which are under the control of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the Turkish Republic.
  • Licensed, private guide
  • Transportation
  • Parking fees
  • Private guide and air-conditioned van
  • Lunch
  • Entrance fees for the Ephesus Ruins (Approximately 7€ each) and the House of Mary (Approximately 4€ each)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Please remember to bring a camera, a sunhat, and to wear comfortable walking shoes
  • The tour will take place in all weather conditions
  • If you are going to go to Izmir Airport, please ask your guide for transportation
  • Private transfer options are available
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