Begin your tour with a visit to the house where Jesus’ mother is said to have lived the last years of her life. The site called the Virgin Mary’s House is a Catholic shrine and was visited by Pope Paul VI in 1967, Pope John Paul II in 1979, and Pope Benedict XVI in 2006. Then, visit ancient Ephesus, one of the most magnificent and best-preserved archaeological sites in the world. See the Odeon Theatre, the Stoa Basilica, Curetes Street, the Baths, the Celsus Library, Marble Street and the Great Theater. The theatre has a seating capacity of 25,000 people and is still used for concerts today. You will also visit the Archaeological Museum as well as Basilica of St. John before you enjoy your lunch where a folkloric show will entertain you during your meal. Afterwards, head back to Kusadasi to shop in downtown. Don't miss the famous Turkish carpet demonstration which is a must while visiting Turkey, or return to the ship.
Headphones are provided. Tour includes walking over rough, uneven and broken pathways, marble ground and cobblestone terrain. This tour is not recommended for guests with mobility issues. Comfortable shoes, sunscreen, water and a hat are recommended.