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Ephesus & The House of Virgin Mary

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Starting from $109 USD / Adult
Marvel at the ancient city of Ephesus, known as an open-air archeological museum. The day begins with a stop at the House of the Virgin Mary, the site where it is said Mary was assumed into heaven. Partake of holy water at the house before entering the magnificent remnants of Ephesus. First built in the 10th century B.C. and lasting until its abandonment under Ottoman rule, Ephesus dazzles visitors with its ruins. See the Odeon, a concert hall, the steam baths of Scholastica, the famed, two-story Library of Celsus and the Grand Theater where St. Paul preached. Walk the Arcadian Way, a procession route of Cleopatra and Marc Anthony. At the end of the tour you will have the opportunity to participate in a short carpet demonstration and the option to browse the amazing collection of authentic handmade Turkish carpets and other products.
  • Tour the ruins of Ephesus, an ancient city known today as an open-air archeological museum.
  • Visit the House of the Virgin Mary, where many believe Mary was assumed into heaven.
What to BringShow
  • Keycard and photo identification
  • Sun protection
  • Camera
  • Cash/credit cards
  • Insect repellent
What to WearShow
  • Walking shoes
  • Hat and sunglasses
Important NotesShow
  • Guests must be able to walk approximately 2 miles over cobblestones and uneven surfaces with 10 to 30 steps.
  • This tour is not suitable for full-time wheelchair/motorized scooter users.
  • The House of the Virgin Mary may experience large crowds on August 15, the Feast of the Assumption.
  • Tour sequence may vary.
  • Ruins of Ephesus are made of marble which can be very slippery. Caution while walking is advised.
  • There are no places to sit in Ephesus.
  • During months of June to August, extreme heat is to be expected in Ephesus. Head covering, sun block and plenty of water is advised.
  • Please note that most of the tours in Turkey may include a shopping stop at the end. They are very proud of their authentic products such as Carpet, Jewelry and Souvenir that would differ by the ports you visit.
Location Ephesus (Kusadasi), Turkey Ephesus (Kusadasi), Turkey
Tour Code KD20 KD20
Duration4.25 Hours 4.25 Hours
Activity Level#Medium #Medium
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