House of the Virgin Mary & Ancient Ephesus

Starting at
$139.99 / Adult (ages 13 and over)
$129.99 / Child (ages 12 and under)
Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey
Moderate Activity Level
No Minimum Age
4.0 hours
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Virgin Mary's House Visit: Explore the final residence of Jesus' mother, an officially recognized Catholic shrine visited by Pope Paul VI in 1967, Pope John Paul II in 1979, and Pope Benedict XVI in 2006.

Ephesus Visit: Transport yourself to Ephesus, renowned as one of the world's most intact archaeological sites.

Ephesus Ancient Greek Theatre: Enjoy a performance amidst the ancient ruins of this remarkable theatre, initially constructed in the Hellenistic era and expanded by the Romans in the 1st century AD. Notably, it served as the venue for St. Paul's sermons to the Ephesians and continues to be lauded for its superb acoustics.

The Marble Road: Traverse this revered pathway to behold the renowned Celsus Library and Hadrian's Temple, adorned with intricate Corinthian-style architecture and featuring a Medusa head believed to offer protection.

Free Time in Kusadasi: Experience the Turkish tradition of apple tea while witnessing a captivating carpet demonstration, with the option to explore local shops, or return to your ship at your convenience.

What’s Included:

  • Admission to Ephesus.
  • Turkish pastry with cheese, soft drinks, wine, beer and water.

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Requirements & Restrictions: Professional cameras and tripods are not permitted. For safety reasons, this tour is not recommended for guests with walking difficulties or who use a wheelchair. Guests must be able to walk 1.25 miles over uneven and cobblestone surfaces, with some steps included. Minimum age to drink alcohol – 18 years.

What to Bring: Hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, cash or credit card for purchases. Wear comfortable clothing and walking shoes.

Good to Know: Expect crowds at some locations. This tour uses headsets. The walking in Virgin Mary's house and the Basilica is uphill, on cobblestones surface, and uneven.