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Small-Group Tour: Half-Day Ancient Ephesus Tour With House of Virgin Mary

Kusadasi, Turkey
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  • 4 hours (approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Offered in: English
  • Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Get a dose of ancient history during this 4-hour tour of Ephesus. Your local guide will introduce you to what was once the greatest city in the Roman Empire and stop at famous sites such as the Temple of Hadrian, the Library of Celcius and the Odeon. After exploring the ancient city you’ll head to the House of the Virgin Mary, which is believed to be where the biblical heroine lived before she died. Your guide will inform you about the years of the Roman Empire and other essential periods in Turkish history.
  • A 4-hour tour of the ancient city of Ephesus
  • Learn about the site’s important history from a knowledgable local guide
  • See famous sites such as the Temple of Hadrian, Celcius Library and Odeon
  • Tread in the footsteps of biblical figures at the House of the Virgin Mary
  • Avoid waiting in line with included skip the line access

What's Included

  • Professional art historian guide
  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities

Departure & Return

Possible departure locations

Departure Point

  • Ilayda Avantgarde
    Ataturk Blv. No:42, Kusadasi 09400 Turkey

  • Kusadasi Port

Departure Time

8:30 AM

Please Note

We pick up from any hotel in Kusadasi. Please contact with us and give information about your hotel details one day before to your service date.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • At least 2 people are required for this activity to take place.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • We as KARAVAN TRAVEL, want to ensure the minds of travelers that, all the necessary safety measures and precautions will be maintained at all times; hand sanitizer will be available, masks will be given out, seats will be blocked out on coaches, reduced groups sizes and social distancing measures will be taking against COVID-19 infections. We will follow up the new regulations/restrictions permanently and update our procedures accordingly.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Small-Group Tour: Half-Day Ancient Ephesus Tour With House of Virgin Mary?

A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers

Q:What is the policy on sanitization during Small-Group Tour: Half-Day Ancient Ephesus Tour With House of Virgin Mary?

A:The policies on sanitization are:
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Q:What is the social distancing policy during Small-Group Tour: Half-Day Ancient Ephesus Tour With House of Virgin Mary?

A:The policy on social distancing is:
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Small-Group Tour: Half-Day Ancient Ephesus Tour With House of Virgin Mary?

A:The policies on staff health & safety are:
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Reviews
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Amazing Ephesus!
Alison_S, Jul 2022
What a place! Certainly had the wow factor! Our guide was very friendly, helpful and informative. He had lots of interesting facts and really made our trip worthwhile. Would highly recommend visiting Ephesus, especially with a guide. You won't be disappointed!
A most awesome tour!
Karla_T, Jul 2022
Nevin was the best tour guide we could ever ask for! She was very knowledgeable about the sites that she took us to. Her explanation of the history of The House of the Virgin Mary & the ruins of Ancient Ephesus were so vivid that it came to life! We skipped all the lines to get in which helped a lot since it was very hot that day. She welcomed all our questions & we never felt rushed to see the sites. We felt very safe while we were in the van since the driver knew the roads very well! We most definitely recommend this tour to anyone going to Selcuk!
A good excursion!
Anthony_F, May 2022
On time and comfortable pick up. Good communication from Provider. First class Guide , Aysha, knowledgeable and informative. Highly recommended.
Response from Host, May 2022
Dear Sir, Greetings from Karavan Travel Istanbul. Thank you very much for your kind reviews to the tour which was operated by Karavan Travel. Nice to host you in Istanbul and hope to assist you in the future Turkey trips. Best Regards, Emel Kilic
Fab experience.
Janet_B, Apr 2022
Excellent guide and driver. Nothing too much trouble. Even though only 2 of us trip still were. Highly recommended to beat the crowd..
Response from Host, Apr 2022
Dear Janet, Greetings from Karavan Travel Istanbul. Thank you very much for your kind reviews to the tour which was operated by Karavan Travel. Nice to host you in Kusadasi and hope to assist you in the future Turkey trips. Best Regards, Emel Kilic.
Excellent experience
Daneesha_G, Aug 2020
Excellent n very well explained by tour guide. He was very knowledgeable n gave us a full history lesson about Ephesus n house of Mary. Me n my husband We were the only two people on the trip n still he explained all n stayed with us all through the trip. It’s very highly recommended if u go to turkey u can’t miss that
Response from Host, Sep 2020
Dear Sir, Greetings from Karavan Travel Istanbul. Thank you very much for your kind reviews to the tour which was operated by Karavan Travel. Nice to host you in Istanbul and hope to assist you in the future Turkey trips. Best Regards, Emel Kilic.
Great day
Parveenrani786, Oct 2019
It was an awesome day. Turned into a full day tour as visitors from cruise took over the town!!! It was amazing to stand in wonder an reflect in St Johns basilica and the absolute calm in the house if Mary. Definitely recommend OJ, our guide for the day. She was so informative and supportive to me especially with my walking difficulties. Really patient and looking out. Thank you for a wonderful day OJ.
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Ancient Ephesus Tour
Cathleen_L, Oct 2019
Jada was a great tour leader, very knowledgeable and personable. Ephesus is amazing, rivaling Pompeii. Altho I'm not religious, the House of Virgin Mary is an interesting part of history. The stop at a carpet store was also a learning experience, seeing how the rugs are made as well as silk threads from cocoons. High pressure sales of the carpets are a turn-off though. Just need to be resolved to say 'No thanks.'
Besuch von Ephesos mit dem tollsten Reiseleiter. Danke Yücel!!!
Alexander_W, Jul 2022
Wir haben eine halbtägige Tour nach Ephesos und dem Haus der Maria gebucht. Obwohl unser Schiff spontan die Ankunftszeit um 2 Stunden nach hinten verschoben hatte und wir nur noch eine Mail an den Veranstalter schicken konnten, wurden wir am Hafen Kusadasi später ohne Probleme abgeholt.Yücel, unser Reiseleiter, holte uns am Hafen ab. Er sprach akzentfreies Deutsch und war überaus freundlich. Die Tour wurde auf unsere Bedürfnisse zugeschnitten und trotz der immensen Hitze in Ephesos mit kleinem Kind ging alles problemlos. Yücel war äußerst belesen und es war uns eine Freude. Hätten wir gewusst, wie toll das wird, hätten wir alle Ausflüge vom Schiff aus mit Viator gebucht. Auch die Rückfahrt erfolgte sehr pünktlich. Wenn es 6 Sterne gäbe, würde ich die auch vergeben!!!

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