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Private Full-Day Shore Excursion from Izmir: Ancient Ephesus - Virgin Mary House - Sirince Village

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    What to Expect
    • Private shore excursion to ancient Ephesus and the House of the Virgin Mary
    • See historical sites like the Celsus Library and the Temple of Hadrian
    • Transport by luxury air-conditioned vehicle
    • Private licensed tour guide for a more personalized experience

    When you arrive in the Izmir port, leave your cruise ship behind and head out on a private tour to the ancient city of Ephesus and the House of Virgin Mary. Your experienced private guide will lead you around the city and ensure that you make the most of your time in port. As you travel south from Izmir to Selcuk in your private vehicle, you’ll drive along the blue Aegean Sea, passing cotton fields, vineyards and pine woods.

    When you arrive in Ephesus, enter the city through the Magnesia Gate, a marvelous example of ancient architecture. Inside the former Roman capital city, you will see the Odeon (a small theater), the Celsus Library (built in honor of the Roman senator Tiberius Julius Celsus Polemaeanu), and the Temple of Hadrian (originally built in the 2nd century). You will also see the Great Theater and the Fountain of Trajan, which was erected between 102 and 104 AD and consecrated to the Emperor Trajan.

    The Great Theater is one of Ephesus' most famous landmarks, as it is still used today for the local spring festival. It once had seating space for 24,000 people, and it is believed to be the site where St Paul preached to the Ephesians.

    You will then visit the House of the Virgin Mary in the Solmissos Mountains. This small house it is of extraordinary importance to Christians as the place where the Virgin Mary spent her final days. A small shrine dedicated to her was found there when the ruins of the house were first discovered.

    Worry-free Shore Excursion:

    We will ensure your timely return to Kusadasi cruise port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Izmir Cruise Port
    Departure Time
    This is a private tour, the tour time will be scheduled around your cruise ship porting times.
    Duration
    5h
    Return Details
    Izmir Cruise Port
    Inclusions
    • Bottled water
    • Wine tasting
    • Port pickup and drop off
    • Professional licensed Local guide
    • Transport by no-smoking, air-conditioned, luxury private coach
    Exclusions
    • Gratuities
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • In the event of any museum closures, an alternative similar museum will be visited
    • Not recommended for children aged 4 and under
    • Children 18 years and under must be accompanied by an adult
    • Timings are subject to change
    • This is a private tour, the tour time will be scheduled around your cruise ship porting times.
    • There will be some free time in a typical shop before returning to the ship.
    • 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
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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