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The Ancient City of Ephesus, House of the Virgin Mary, and St. John's Basilica

You meet with your guide at the port. Your guide wait for you with a sign which has your name on it. After welcomed your guide take you to the Selcuk town where you visit all historical sites. Your first stop is House of Virgin Mary which is located on the Solmissos Mountain where it is believed Mary lived.

After House of Virgin Mary you will driven to downhill with a beautiful view and arrived Ephesus ancient city. You start a walking tour  here  which takes more than an hour. Your route takes you to see Bouleterion/Odeon, Agora, Roman Bath,Domitian Square, Hercules Gate, Temple of Hadrian, Library and finally Great Theater.  When your tour finish in Ephesus you will driven to have lunch and get rest.

Next stop is Basilica of St. John the Apostle. Basilica is located near the Selcuk Castle. You visit the remaining of the Basilica with wonderful view of Selcuk Town.


We would like to introduce you to the local cultural aspects of Ephesus by showing handmade carpet & rug Art done through traditional weaving in the Teaching Village and you'll enjoy many of Ephesus Ceramics as well. 

Tour is available only as a private tour. 

Activity level:
starting at € 99 EUR pp
DAY 1 | 08:30 - 15:30
Time Description
08:30 Meet the tour guide at the ship in Kuşadası. Begin the 20-30 minute drive to the House of the Virgin Mary.
09:00 : 10:00

A visit inside the House of the Virgin Mary.

10:15 : 12:15

Tour of the Ancient City of Ephesus, built in the 10th centruy B.C. This portion of the tour wil be on foot. You will see the Forum, the Odeon, the Library of Celsus, the Thermal Baths of Scolastika and the Great Theater, built in the Greek era and reconstructed in the Roman period.

12:30 : 13:45 Lunch at a local restaurant
14:15 : 15:00 A visit to St. John's Basilica
15:30 Return to the ship. 

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€144 €134 €119 €114 €109 €105 €101 €99 Request
For private parties

Tour price includes the following services:

  1. English-speaking tour guide for the duration of the program. 
  2. Air-conditioned transportation with safety belts and large windows, especially designed for sightseeing.
  3. Parking fees
  4. Entrance fee to the Ancient City of Ephesus, Basilica of St. John, and the House of the Virgin Mary. 
  5. Cost of lunch. (Sample menu: Turkish Mezzes, grilled chicken and meat balls, watermelon and grapes). Drinks cost extra!
  6. Small group of maximum 16 people only.

Price does not include:

  1. Cost of drinks at lunch
  2. Gratuities to the guide or driver 

Additional Notes:

  1. To see the ruins in Ephesus requires walking one mile over uneven surfaces. Comfortable walking shoes highly suggested.
  2. Sunglasses and sunscreen are recommended.