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  • Location: Kusadasi, Turkey
  • Duration:  3 hours (approx.)
When your cruise docks in the Kusadasi port, head to Ephesus on a private tour! On this shore excursion, a private guide will ensure you make the most of your time in port as you visit Ephesus' major historical sites and learn important bits of the ancient city's history. You’ll also visit the House of the Virgin Mary, where Mary spent the last days of her life.

Highlights

  • Private shore excursion from Kusadasi to Ephesus and the House of the Virgin Mary
  • See historical sites like the Celsus Library, the Temple of Hadrian and the Great Theater
  • Visit the home where the Virgin Mary spent her final days
  • Private tour guide for a more personalized experience
  • Transport by luxury air-conditioned vehicle
  • Covered by Viator's worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship

What You Can Expect

Kusadasi Shore Excursion: Private Tour to Ephesus and the House of Virgin Mary

Kusadasi Shore Excursion: Private Tour to Ephesus and the House of Virgin Mary

When you arrive in the Kusadasi port, your private guide will meet you and take you on a private shore excursion to see the best sights and monuments of Ephesus, a former Roman capital. As you arrive in Ephesus, you will first see the Magnesia Gate, a marvelous example of ancient architecture that once stood tall as an entrance to the city.

Begin a downhill walk with your guide into the city's ruins. The route will take you past the Odeon, the Celsus Library, the Temple of Hadrian, the Fountain of Trajan and the Great Theater. The theater, one of the city’s best-preserved monuments, 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.

Then you will head to the House of Virgin Mary in the Solmissos Mountains. A place of great importance to Christians, the House of the Virgin Mary is where she spent her final days. A small shrine dedicated to St Mary was found here when the ruins of the house were first discovered.

Worry-free Shore Excursion:
We will ensure your timely return to the Kusadasi 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.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2013

Our tour guide Amray loves his country and was very excited to show it to us. Very professional and friendly!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2013

Our guide was fantastic, I can not imagine doing this tour without a guide, there is so much to know and he was full of such great information, he really made the place come to life and

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