Ephesus And St. Mary's House Day Trip From Izmir - Kusadasi

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  • Hotel pickup Available
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  • Duration: 8 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    08:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point at approximately 5:00pm
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


No trip to Turkey is complete without exploring the ancient ruins of Ephesus - the best-preserved classical city in the eastern Mediterranean. You will also visit the final resting place of the Virgin Mary on this day trip from Izmir.


  • All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Lunch included

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On your way to Ephesus, you will stop at St Johns Basilica atop Ayasuluk Hill built in honor of the Saint who wrote his gospel on this very hill. See the 4th-century tomb where his remains are said to be housed.

The ancient city of Ephesus was an important center for early Christianity. In the book of Revelation, Ephesus was one of the seven churches addressed by Christ in a vision. It is here that you will find the Temple of Artemis, considered to be one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Your guide will also show you the Great Theatre, the Library of Celsus and many temples.

After enjoying some authentic Turkish cuisine at lunch, you will visit the House of the Virgin Mary, where she spent the last days of her life. Authenticated by Pope Paul VI in 1967, the cottage is a place of pilgrimage for many believers.


Hotel pickup and drop off


Local guide

Air-conditioned vehicle

Entry/Admission - The Basilica of Saint John

Entry/Admission - Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House)

Entry/Admission - Ancient City of Ephesus



Food and drinks, unless specified

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Confirmation for this tour will be received at time of booking

In the event of any museum closures, an alternative similar museum will be visited

Not recommended for children aged 4 and under

Children 18 years and under must be accompanied by an adult

A minimum of 2 people per booking is required

Not wheelchair accessible

Infants must sit on laps

Not recommended for travelers with back problems

Not recommended for pregnant travelers

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Traveler Reviews

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  • 29-Sep-2022

    Tour started from my hotel at 7:30 And dropped me off at the airport (as requested) around 5 pm Some schedules were changed but overall was ok

  • 22-Sep-2022

    Well communicated & organised. The guide (Josh) was very informative & polite. The site was way bigger than I thought, took approx 2 hrs

  • 21-Sep-2022

    Terrible service- the only reason I am giving one star is because tow things, on-time pickup and knowledgeable guide(Josh). Tour bus put us in 50 min hold at a train station soon after pickup from the hotel, and 60 min hold at their stinky office before dropping off at the hotel. We were late by two hours than estimated. The driver didn’t speak English at all and English speaking guide came on later on.

  • 24-Jul-2022

    Terrible experience. I booked a tour on Viator and called the company to confirm the tour. I was told to be picked up at 7:30am at my hotel. However, I waited until 8:30 and they never came. All calls were unanswered. I wasted my time and money on this scam and ended up taking a train to Ephesus myself. Please stay away from this unreliable company.

  • 03-Jul-2022

    The tour was excellent and the sites visited amazing, the tour company on the summer need to keep the buses A/C working all time even when the people step down to do the tour

  • 24-Apr-2022

    The tour was good but the ride back home, the driver just couldn’t be bothered to take us back to the hotel. Kept making up any excuse to drop us off at a place that was convenient for him

  • 18-Jan-2022

    Knowledgeable guide, beautiful site. Ephesus is amazing. The other sites were only ok, I think it would be better to have more time at Ephesus.

  • 02-Nov-2021

    My tour was with ephesus shuttle - getyourguide -and i would like to say that i have travelled a lot and booked many tours but his is by far the best. this guide was the most prepared and committed guide ever. he was organized with his paper work, punctual, polite, attentive and fun. very respectul of ones space - over all he was like a college professor.

  • 25-Oct-2021

    Nizam was a fantastic tour guide. He really made our group's experience great through his level of knowledge and sense of humor. We were also able to fit in another activity, ziplining, (the whole group wanted to) with the extra time that we had. Highly recommend this tour group again.

  • 09-Jun-2021

    The tour was fantastic! Josh was my tour guide and he really took his time to discuss all the important aspects of the tour and let me go at my pace (ended up being a private tour because tourism is so down from covid). I’d highly recommend this tour although evidently the operators of the tour were not Neon tours. Neon yours seems to sub-contract it out so I can only speak on the particular company that assisted me. Also, just as an FYI... they will take you to a carpet shop and ceramic shop. There is really good info presented on the artwork of these crafts but you might feel a little pressured to buy something. Definitely not as much pressure as other tourist traps but wanted to share so you can be aware. I did end up buying something from the ceramic shop and don’t regret the purchase at all. There really is a beauty to Turkish carpet making and pottery making. Enjoy!

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