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House of the Virgin Mary (Meryem Ana Evi) Tours and Activities

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House of the Virgin Mary (Meryem Ana Evi)
A holy shrine to the supposed death place of St. Mary, the House of the Virgin Mary (Meryem Ana Evi) in Ephesus is a standing testament to the home of the beloved mother of Jesus (Meryem Ana or Meryemana in Turkish). Many believe that the house was indeed the place where she spent her final days, and today you can visit the restored stone house, which now serves as a chapel.

Serving as sacred territory for Christians and Muslims alike, the Virgin Mary's House has called hundreds of thousands of visitors and pilgrims since its discovery in the 19th-century. Remnants of the chapel date as far back as the 6th-century, and serves as the place where its caretakers, the Lazarist Fathers, conduct mass every day. Despite the altar placed within, the house still contains a bedroom and kitchen, decorated with pictures of Mary and candles.

Many believe that the spring that runs beneath St. Mary's House is blessed and possesses the power to heal, and once you enter the house, you can see left behind crutches and other apparatus’ that were apparently left behind amid miracles.

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Once in Orman Yolu Park, there are plenty of signs available from both the upper and lower entrances that will guide you to the house, just follow the ones that say Meryemana.
Address: Ephesus, Turkish Aegean Coast, Turkey
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Turkey's Gold Triangle - Travel to Pamukkale Ephesus Cappadocia from/to Istanbul

Turkey's Gold Triangle - Travel to Pamukkale Ephesus Cappadocia from/to Istanbul

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Covering Turkey’s top sights takes serious time and planning, but you’ll hit the highlights on this all-inclusive, multi-day guided tour. Take a dip in the famous white travertines of Pamukkale, marvel at the world’s best-preserved Greco-Roman ruins in Ephesus, and venture deep into the underground cities and chimney-shamed rocks of Cappadocia.
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  • 4 days
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$684,30
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US$684,30
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Turkey's Wonders - Pamukkale, Ephesus, Cappadocia Travel from-to Istanbul

Turkey's Wonders - Pamukkale, Ephesus, Cappadocia Travel from-to Istanbul

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Pamukkale, Ephesus, Cappadocia !!! Three beauties of Turkey. If you would like discover those amazing destinations, this travel package is one of the best Turkey travel itineraries. The connection between the destinations (Istanbul-Pamukkale & Izmir-Cappadocia & Cappadocia to Istanbul) will be with the domestic flights and those flights are included.
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  • 4 days
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$701,25
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US$701,25
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SKIP THE LINE : Best Seller Ephesus Private Tour

SKIP THE LINE : Best Seller Ephesus Private Tour

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THIS IS A PRIVATE TOUR, NOBODY WILL BE IN THE TOUR BESIDE YOUR PARTY / Discover all the highlights of Ephesus with well-educated professional local tour guide. Visit one of the UNESCO listed places that is Ancient City of Ephesus, walk on the streets where Apostle Paul and John walked, see the Grand Theatre of Ephesus that St. Paul preached to Ephesians, take excellent pictures in front of Celsus Library,explore Roman Baths,Temple of Hadrian, Public Toilets, Marble Street, Agora, etc. See superb preserved Terrace Houses that are for the rich people during the Roman time in Ephesus, famous with unique mosaic and frescos. Feel very peaceful atmosphere of shrine that is the most important Biblical Site in Turkey, House of the Virgin Mary. See the location of Temple of Artemis that is one of the wonders of ancient world. Take great pictures of the fascinating sites with recommendation of your expert local tour guide. Upon to your request, you will have a chance for a local lunch.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$95,00
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US$95,00
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Best of Ephesus Tours

Best of Ephesus Tours

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THIS IS A PRIVATE TOUR ONLY FOR YOU AND YOUR TRAVEL COMPANIONS / Enjoy your full day,private guided tour that combined ancient Roman and Biblical history in Ancient City of Ephesus, House of the Virgin Mary and Temple of Artemis. This private tour will give you the opportunity to understand typical life of the Romans. Walk on the streets that Apostle Paul and John walked, see the Grand Theatre of Ephesus that St. Paul preached to Ephesians, take great pictures in front of Celsus Library,explore Roman Baths,Temple of Hadrian, Public Toilets, Marble Street, etc. Feel very peaceful atmosphere of House of the Virgin Mary; see the Temple of Artemis that was one of the seven wonders of ancient world. Ensure a personalized experience with your knowledgeable guide. It is a private tour, so you can spend your time in the sites as much as you wished, take pictures from the best foto ops that are shown by your guide, ask your questions to your private guide.  
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$82,06
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US$82,06
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5 - 6 Hours Mini Group (Max 10 pax) Excursion to Ephesus -Entrances are included

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5 - 6 Hours Mini Group (Max 10 pax) Excursion to Ephesus -Entrances are included

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Journey back to ancient Rome on this half-day shore excursion to Ephesus from Kusadasi. Marvel over the magnificent ruins of Ephesus, including the Grand Theater, Temple of Hadrian, and the Library of Celsus, then explore the Terrace Houses, where the city’s wealthiest residents once lived. That’s not all: you also visit the House of Virgin Mary, where Mary allegedly spent her last days, and the ruins of the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$35,20
US$44,00
US$8,80 savings
From
US$35,20
US$44,00
US$8,80 savings
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Small Group Tour from Kusadasi Port to St.Mary's House, Ephesus and Surroundings

Small Group Tour from Kusadasi Port to St.Mary's House, Ephesus and Surroundings

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If you are cruising to Kusadasi or stay in a hotel of Kusadasi and prefer a full day group tour, that tour could be best option. You will visit the most famous sights of Ephesus in a small group guided tour by a comfortable minibus. Immerse yourself in the Greco-Roman times of Ephesus, visit the temple of Artemis, Isabey mosque (beautiful example of Seljuk Turkish architecture) and see the House of Virgin Mary in a full day trip from Kusadasi port.
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  • 7 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$50,61
From
US$50,61
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Private Seven Churches Tour

Private Seven Churches Tour

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Visit the seven churches listed in the Book of Revelations and more on a private 4-day sightseeing tour from Izmir. The Bible inspired adventure is the perfect opportunity to get off the beaten tourist path and dive deep into ancient history. Traditional meals, comfortable accommodation, and air-conditioned transportation ensure that your excursion is completely stress-free. Itinerary highlights include Saint Polykarp Church, the Virgin Mary House, and Sardis.
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  • 4 days
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$650,00
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From
US$650,00
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Private Full Day Tour of Ephesus with Traditional lunch

Private Full Day Tour of Ephesus with Traditional lunch

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Discover Ephesus, the House of the Virgin Mary, and more on a private tour from Kusadasi.  Relax in comfortable round trip transportation from your hotel or port. Enjoy an immersive and interactive experience as your guide narrates the ancient sights. The tour can also be customized to have a Biblical theme at no extra cost. Later, avoid tourist traps with a complimentary lunch at a local Turkish restaurant. 
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$69,00
Price varies by group size
From
US$69,00
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Private Ephesus tour

Private Ephesus tour

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Leave the modern streets of Kusadasi behind and discover the ancient city of Ephesus on a private 6-hour tour. The flexible itinerary allows you to take your time and only visit the locations that interest you. With private transportation at your disposal, you’re able to zip from place to place comfortably and efficiently. Your tour may also include visits to the House of the Virgin Mary and Artemis Temple.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$70,00
per group
From
US$70,00
per group
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Kusadasi Shore Excursion : Ephesus Private Tour

Kusadasi Shore Excursion : Ephesus Private Tour

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This is a big chance for you to enjoy your full day,private guided tour that combined ancient Roman and Biblical history in Ancient City of Ephesus, House of the Virgin Mary and Terrace Houses. You will be met at port and guaranteed on-time return to your ship. Walk on the streets that Apostle Paul and John walked, see the Grand Theatre of Ephesus that St. Paul preached to Ephesians, take great pictures in front of Celsus Library,explore Roman Baths,Temple of Hadrian, Public Toilets, Marble Street, etc. Feel very peaceful atmosphere of House of the Virgin Mary; see the fascinating Roman Houses for upper class families. It is a private tour, so you can spend your time in the sites as much as you wished, take pictures from the best foto ops that are shown by your guide, ask your questions to your private guide who will be with you entire day. We ensure great value for money. Upon to your request, you will have a chance for a local lunch in a local restaurant.
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  • 5 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$82,06
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From
US$82,06
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Shore Excursions: Best of Ephesus Private Tour

Shore Excursions: Best of Ephesus Private Tour

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This is a Private Tour only for you. Enjoy your private guided tour that combined ancient Roman and Greek history in the Ancient City of Ephesus, House of the Virgin Mary and Temple of Artemis. Walk on the streets that Apostle Paul and John walked, see the Grand Theatre of Ephesus that St. Paul preached to Ephesians, take great pictures in front of Celsus Library, Temple of Hadrian, Public Toilets, Marble Street, etc. Feel the very peaceful atmosphere of House of the Virgin Mary, visit the Temple of Artemis. It is a private tour, so you can spend your time in the sites as much as you wish and ask your questions to your private guide who will be with your entire day. As a family-based & educated (5 years of University education for Tourism Industry and 15 years of Experience in Tourism Industry) licensed Travel Agency we do our job with love and we try to do our best to represent our Country. We offer you; • 100 % Satisfaction • Exploring Local Life not the Touristic Designed Travel
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  • 4 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$92,40
Price varies by group size
From
US$92,40
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Full-day Ephesus Tour from Hotels in Istanbul, Kusadasi, Selcuk, Izmir, Bodrum

Full-day Ephesus Tour from Hotels in Istanbul, Kusadasi, Selcuk, Izmir, Bodrum

You will visit the most famous sights of Ephesus in a small group guided tour by a comfortable minibus. Immerse yourself in the Greco-Roman times of Ephesus, visit the temple of Artemis, Isa Bey mosque (beautiful example of Seljuk Turkish architecture) and see the House of Virgin Mary in this full day trip. Pick-up & drop-off services are available for hotels in Istanbul, Kusadasi, Selcuk, Izmir, Bodrum. Also, you can start this tour from Izmir airport. The pick-up & drop-off points depends your prefer about the booking options.
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  • 7 to 14 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$59,35
Price varies by group size
From
US$59,35
Price varies by group size
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Private Ephesus Shorex

Private Ephesus Shorex

Explore the marble streets of Ephesus and admire the city's many ruins Gain revealing insights into the past from your knowledgable tour guide Visit the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World See the House of Virgin Mary
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$33,91
From
US$33,91
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Small Group Ephesus Tour

Small Group Ephesus Tour

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Explore the ancient ruins and religious sites of Ephesus on a full-day, small group tour with lunch and an experienced guide. Follow the trail of the Virgin Mary to her mountainside house, then trace a route through the ancient city’s ruins, temples, theatre and the great Celsus Library. See an iconic mosque made of brick, marble and tiles, then see the ruined foundations of the Temple of Artemis, once a Wonder of the Ancient World.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$52,08
Price varies by group size
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US$52,08
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Private Ephesus Shore Excursion for Your group - NO HIDDEN COSTS

Private Ephesus Shore Excursion for Your group - NO HIDDEN COSTS

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Escape the crowded tour buses and make the most of your time in port with this private guided tour of Ephesus, including pick-up at the cruise port and lunch. Enjoy a comprehensive tour of the ancient city of Ephesus, including access to the Terrace Houses, and a visit to the remains of the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Visit an artisan village, shop for local crafts, and also take the optional  tour through Basilica of St John (own expense).
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  • 4 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$79,00
Price varies by group size
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US$79,00
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All inclusive Private Tour: Ephesus, Artemis, The House of Virgin Mary, LUNCH

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All inclusive Private Tour: Ephesus, Artemis, The House of Virgin Mary, LUNCH

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Travel back to Ancient Greek and Roman times as you explore the ruins of UNESCO-listed Ephesus, make a pilgrimage to the House of Virgin Mary and view the ruins of the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. This all-inclusive private day tour includes round-trip air-conditioned transport from Kusadasi, lunch, and admission fees, plus a guided walking tour of Ephesus, including the Great Theater, Odeon, Celsius library and an optional visit to the Terrace Houses.
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  • 5 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$71,20
US$89,00
US$17,80 savings
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US$71,20
US$89,00
US$17,80 savings
Price varies by group size
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Turkey's Highlights - Pamukkale, Ephesus, Cappadocia Trip & Balloon Ride Option

Turkey's Highlights - Pamukkale, Ephesus, Cappadocia Trip & Balloon Ride Option

Short and sweet, this tour is perfect for those with limited time. See the best places of Turkey, the iconic sites of Ephesus, Pamukkale and Cappadocia. We guarantee you will be amazed at the rich history and the diverse landscapes to be found here.
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  • 4 days
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$599,52
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US$599,52
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Private Tour from Izmir to Ephesus, Artemission, Virgin Mary House incl. Lunch

Private Tour from Izmir to Ephesus, Artemission, Virgin Mary House incl. Lunch

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Walk in the shadows of Gods in the comfort of a private tour from Izmir. Including the ancient city of Ephesus, sacred temple of Artemis, and House of the Virgin Mary, professional guides will recount tales of historical figures such as Mark Antony, Cleopatra, and Alexander the Great, each who walked the very same marble streets. This tour provides the perfect blend of architecture, art, and ancient opulence.
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  • 5 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$89,00
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From
US$89,00
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BEST SELLER: Private Ephesus Tour From Kusadasi

BEST SELLER: Private Ephesus Tour From Kusadasi

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Uncover the rich history and biblical importance of Ephesus on this private half-day shore excursion, including lunch. Meet your driver at Kusadasi cruise port and make your way to Ephesus, where you’ll see the Odeon, Fountain of Trajan, Celsius library and Temple of Hadrian. Be sure to visit the Grand Theater, where Saint Paul preached, and perhaps include a visit to sacred sites like the St John’s Basilica and the House of the Virgin Mary.
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  • 5 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$133,00
From
US$133,00
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8-Hour Ephesus Sightseeing Tour with Lunch Included

8-Hour Ephesus Sightseeing Tour with Lunch Included

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Ephesus is one of the best preserved ancient sites in the world, but planning a visit to the famous ruins takes serious planning. During this hassle-free, all-inclusive day trip, you can settle back and relax while someone else handles the logistics. Enjoy private pickup from Kusadasi and a complimentary lunch with a small-group tour. You’ll also visit Virgin Mary House, and can opt for a carpet or leather-making demonstration.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$52,08
Price varies by group size
From
US$52,08
Price varies by group size
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Kusadasi Shore Excursion: Ephesus Sightseeing Tour

Kusadasi Shore Excursion: Ephesus Sightseeing Tour

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Discover the fascinating ancient city of Ephesus on this Ephesus shore excursion from Kusadasi. On this Ephesus Turkey tour, depart from your cruise ship in Kusadasi and meet your expert guide, then venture to one of Turkey’s best preserved ancient cities. During Roman and Greek times, Ephesus was an important religious and commercial center. Explore the ruins and learn about this fascinating slice of Turkish history, including the Temple of Hadrian, Fountains of Trajan, the Library of Celsius and the Great Theater, then return to your ship for an on-time departure. 
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$85,00
From
US$85,00
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Ephesus Small Group Day Tour from Selcuk

Ephesus Small Group Day Tour from Selcuk

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Explore Turkey's remarkable history on a full-day, small-group tour of Ephesus and surrounding sites from Selcuk, and follow in the footsteps of ancient Greeks, Roman republicans, Goth warriors and early Christians. See archeological excavations that uncovered bright mosaics, an ancient library, carved goddesses and private homes, and explore the remains of the Temple of Artemis. Visit the mountainside House of Virgin Mary then step into the world of the Seljuq dynasty at the 14th-century Isa Bey mosque.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$54,50
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US$54,50

Ephesus & The House of Virgin Mary MINI Group ( Max 10 Pax ) Tour

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Ephesus & The House of Virgin Mary MINI Group ( Max 10 Pax ) Tour

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Visit the ancient ruins of Ephesus and other nearby monuments with the ease of a small-group tour from Kusadasi. Your guide leads you around the well-preserved Roman ruins at Ephesus and shares stories about the ancient city. Continue to explore further at the Temple of Artemis, House of the Virgin Mary, and the Terrace Houses. All entrance fees, transportation, and hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$46,75
US$55,00
US$8,25 savings
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US$46,75
US$55,00
US$8,25 savings
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Private Ephesus Tour From Kusadasi Port

Private Ephesus Tour From Kusadasi Port

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Explore the ancient ruins of Ephesus on a private full-day tour when your cruise ship docks in Kusadasi. Your private guide shows you the well-preserved ruins of Ephesus, including the Great Theater and the Library of Celsus. Continue to the nearby site where the Temple of Artemis once stood, plus other highlights like the Basilica of Saint John. Includes private guide and driver, and transportation from Kusadasi port.
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  • 4 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$84,78
Price varies by group size
From
US$84,78
Price varies by group size
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