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Private Ephesus and The House of Virgin Mary Tour from Kusadasi provided by Ephesus Tours

Private Ephesus and The House of Virgin Mary Tour from Kusadasi

Private Ephesus and The House of Virgin Mary Tour from Kusadasi
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  • Duration: 7h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
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Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Start the day with pickup in Kusadasi between 7:30am and 11am—if you’re traveling by cruise ship, we suggest departing 30-minutes after docking time. Travel by private vehicle to the ancient city of Ephesus, where you'll leave the car behind to tour the site on foot. Follow the pillar-lined Harbor Street to an open-air theater, then continue to Marble Street, the Celcius Library, and the imposing gate of Mithridates and Mazeus. Get a glimpse of ancient Roman life at the commercial agora and a series of well-preserved temples, baths, fountains, and monuments. Leave the archeological site for Mt. Koressos, where a small stone house of the Virgin Mary has become a pilgrimage place for Catholics from around the world. Pause for lunch at a nearby restaurant then visit the Basilica of St. John, built to honor the tomb of John the Apostle. Make a final stop at the Temple of Artemis, whose foundation stones and chipped pillars are the only remnants of a ‘Wonder of the Ancient World.’ This tour concludes with drop-off at your Kusadasi hotel or cruise port.    
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Important information
Inclusions
Professional guide • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off • Transport by private vehicle • Lunch included
Exclusions
The listed price does not include a $10 parking fee per person, payable at the time of tour check-in. • Entrance fees (per person 24USD) • Drinks • Entry/Admission - The Basilica of Saint John • Entry/Admission - Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House) • Entry/Admission - Ancient City of Ephesus
Duration
7h
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
Hotels in Kusadasi, Kusadasi port and hotels in Selcuk
Kuşadası, Aydın, Turkey
Selçuk/İzmir, Turkey
Inclusions
Professional guide • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off • Transport by private vehicle • Lunch included
Exclusions
The listed price does not include a $10 parking fee per person, payable at the time of tour check-in. • Entrance fees (per person 24USD) • Drinks • Entry/Admission - The Basilica of Saint John • Entry/Admission - Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House) • Entry/Admission - Ancient City of Ephesus
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
Hotels in Kusadasi, Kusadasi port and hotels in Selcuk
Kuşadası, Aydın, Turkey
Selçuk/İzmir, Turkey
Duration
7h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
At time of booking, cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
Not wheelchair accessible
Stroller accessible
Infant seats available
Not recommended for pregnant travellers
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
According to the new regulations in Turkey, the ministry of transport requires all passengers' full names as on passport, passport numbers and nationality
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Itinerary
  • You’ll have 2 starting options
    Or, you can also get picked up
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  • 1
    The Basilica of Saint John
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 2
    Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House)
    Stop: 40 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 3
    The Temple of Artemis
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 4
    Ancient City of Ephesus
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • You'll end at
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Nancyms4
Datca, Turkey3 contributions
Perfect Day with a Perfect Guide!
Dec 2019
Our guide was knowledgable and charming. We learned so much about the sights we saw, the surrounding areas and about Turkish life. Begum made it a day we will not forget.
Written 23 December 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

dipamaity16
Kolkata (Calcutta), India10 contributions
Our guide made our Epheseus Tour come alive!
Oct 2019 • Family
We visited Turkey this October 2019. Our tour was taken care by 'Pick Your Trail '. We saw places like Istanbul Cappadocia,Kusadasi Antalaya.In Kusadasi we did the Epheseus tour. Our Guide Mr Tuğrul Sezgin from Viator received us from the hotel lobby right on time .As usual the vehicle was comfortable and grand. On the way the guide in perfect English foundgave us some very interesting information about the political geographical economical and cultural facts about this beautiful country we were in .Then slowly as we nearer Epheseus we were told about the importance of the region and how we will proceed the tour. Epheseus is a large area but his way of narration gave us a comprehensive knowledge. We were a group of five coming from different educational background and he drew attention to the architecture medical and engineering intricacies of this planned city. All throughout the tour he exchanged pleasantries with his fellow guides and everyone complemented that we were with the best guide in Turkey. The way he conducted the tour we never felt tired or bored . We wanted to know more and more. Turkey is such a beautiful country a mix of Western and Eastern cultures so modern yet clinging to traditions. As the tour ended we felt in awe of the region and also of the guide who made us feel that way. A true guide can really change the perspective of a place I realized. We were dropped at our place with recommendation where to have lunch and luckily we met him there too. Till now we agree that the Epheseus tour is by far the best tour in Turkey. A stupendous narrative can spin such magic that a whole city comes alive in front of us . Thank you Tuğrul Sezgin.
Tel-+90.535.385.95.81
email- info@tapu.nl
Written 31 October 2019
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David D
Bridgewater, NJ8 contributions
Ephesus and Kusadasi
Aug 2019
First of all, our tour guide, Begum, was great!! We had a private tour - and she was waiting for us in Kusadasi right after we got off the ship. Car was close by so no walking very far. Driver was also great. We went to Ephesus and she was very knowledgeable about the sites history. She was very friendly and pleasant - making the tour not only informative but also fun! Lunch was provided also and it was very good. Begum, if you are reading this - thank you!

Ann & David D’Innocenzo
Written 22 August 2019
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Caoimhín
London, UK1 contribution
Top class private trip.
Initially myself and my partner opted somewhat hesitantly for the private tour option, hesitantly because we thought it might be to expensive for us, but the price ultimately proved reasonable. The tour encompassed Ephesus, The Ephesus museum, The Temple of Artemis, The House of the virgin Mary, St Peter the apostle church and as a bonus a visit to the glorious Turkish carpet shop, where we were given a complimentary lunch, in exchange for being shown the carpets on offer and shown the interesting process in how these beautifully hand made carpets were made. I hasten to add we were not at all pressurised into buying any carpets.
The tour given by our very kind, hospitable and interesting guide Begum was better than I could have expected, she had a great sense of timing, knowing when and how much information to impart to us about the various archaeological exhibits on display, she also gave us enough time to ourselves to go at the pace we were comfortable to go at. And if that wasn't enough, by coincidence Begum, happened to be musically performing at the hotel we were staying at, if she wasn't a tour guide, she should certainly be singing full time, such was her beautiful singing voice.
I'll say no more, as I may be in danger of sounding like I'm exaggerating, which I'm definitely not.
Written 16 July 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Dear Caoimhinn, Thank you for your comment. I am so happy to hear that you were happy with the tour and flattered for your thoughts about the singing:) You have a friend in Turkey and we would love to welcome you here again someday. Warm Regards
Written 19 July 2019
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WWWong39
Melbourne, Australia163 contributions
Ancient ruins older than Rome
May 2019 • Solo
I never realised Turkey has so many old cities. I thoroughly enjoyed Ephesus particularly the remains of old library. The Third largest in the ancient world
Written 14 May 2019
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Taylor W
Dallas, TX67 contributions
Amazing day in Turkey!
Jun 2018 • Friends
EphesusTours.biz was a game-changer and I cannot speak highly enough of them! We were in Samos and everyone in Samos basically told us that we couldn't go to Turkey because no one in Greece was offering that service the days we were there. Luckily, EphesusTours.biz knew that there is in fact a turkish ferry that goes back and forth DAILY! So, we took an evening ferry to Kusadasi and they booked us a really nice hotel with amazing service that was about halfway to Ephesus. We were welcomed by the hotel around 10 pm with welcome drinks and dinner if we were hungry. Then we had the most spectacular breakfast the next morning. After that our tour guide picked us up and took us to Ephesus, the house of Mary, the temple of Artemis, and St. John's Basilica. He also took us to a turkish rug Co-op school, a ceramic store we asked to stop at, a local baklava bakery, and to get turkish delights before we boarded our evening ferry back to Samos. We had a spectacular time and I think it was my parents' favorite day of a two week long trip.

I can't say enough good things about EphesusTours.biz. Everyone should contact them!
Written 9 July 2018
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wtpoohb
Prattville, AL706 contributions
Amazing
Apr 2018 • Friends
The city of Ephesus was simply amazing. To walk through this ancient city and see what is was is just unbelievable. I enjoyed hearing about life in the city and the way things were I can not believe how much of this area is still standing.

I also visited the house if Mary. To know that Mary lived on that mountain is so moving. The whole area has a feel of peace and calmness. It was beautiful.
Written 4 May 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
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By: Ephesus Tours
dfowler3
dfowler3
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Worth a visit
Very interesting piece of history to visit. The place is kept very clean. Toilets and restaurant areas spotless. Th
callatisw
callatisw
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Starts for Everything
Beautiful pleaces for Christianity Pray area Also you can sightseen historical pleaces never seen before. Greek mpn
Todd W
Todd W
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Excellent Tour to Ephesus, Terrace Houses and the House of the Virgin Mary
Our guide, bus ride, and lunch were all great. Enjoyed the lunch at the rug making school as well. We were on a c
J_D348
J_D348
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Fantastic tour
We booked with Viatours who contracted Achtypis Tours. We loved the reliability of Viatours. Even when our cruise
wendya979
wendya979
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Well worth a visit.
I had always wanted to visit here so I was really looking forward to our visit I must say I was not disappointed,
sandsl32
sandsl32
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Awesome
We took a local bus which drops you at the road up to Ephesus, it’s a bit of a trek to entrance in the hot sun so w
korayt313
korayt313
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A 'must see' place
Ephesus is a 'must see' historic place to be visited. One of rarest historical sites in the world. Hosts the home o
PDXFamilyTravelers
PDXFamilyTravelers
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Begum, of Ephesus Tours, is the best! I cant imagine a better private guide for our family of 4.
My wife and son (7) and daughter (9) booked Begum from Ephesus Tours for a full day tour of Ephesus, The museum, an
moglentours
moglentours
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Great learning experience
What an excellent place to visit. Really nice ruins. Uncovering new stuff to see. This was our second trip here bri
Yuriy_O_M
Yuriy_O_M
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Ephesus
Great place to visit! Прекрасне місце, обов'язкове для відвідин в Егеї. Один із найбільших пам'ятників античності,
Ianbrut
Ianbrut
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Educational
Went for walk around here as was interested in knowing more about ephesus and its history. Enjoyed it even though I
SnorkelQueeny
SnorkelQueeny
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Brilliant.
Wear sturdy footwear as the marble a nd stone walk way can be slippy. A wonderful day exploring this ancient site.
Myth1949
Myth1949
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"Ephesus" a wonder of history
The story of Ephesus will amaze even those who have been to other perhaps more well known sites such as those in Ro
RosChristie
RosChristie
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Ephesus tour with Begum
What a fabulous day we had with Begum. She greeted us with such a warmth then followed up with the most informative
barrymD921HS
barrymD921HS
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Wonderful day in Ephesus
What a great day. We travelled in Airconditioned comfort and saw all that this area had to show us in just over 5 h
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