Kusadasi Port To Ephesus - Virgin Mary's House - Temple Of Artemis

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 5 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    Please contact your local supplier to reconfirm your departure time.
  • Departure Details :
    Kusadasi Cruise Port
  • Return Details :
    Kusadasi Cruise Port
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Make the most of your time off the ship in Kusadasi on this 5-hour shore excursion. Meet your guide just off the ship and then travel back in time thousands of years, exploring the area's ancient historical roots as well as, skip-the-line access at most sites. Stop by the supposed house of the Virgin Mary; see the Temple of artemis; and drink in the ambience of the Ancient city of ephesus, among other legendary landmarks. Learn about the history of this swath of antiquity and then get deposited back at your ship again.

Highlights

  • Excellent value for money
  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
  • All-inclusive tour
  • Family friendly
  • Skip the line

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Meet your professional, local guide at the port in Kusadasi and then and drive to Bulbul mountain, taking in the ancient landscape, passing through rustic centuries-old villages along the way. The first stop is the supposed house of the Virgin Mary. Learn about why some historians and archeologist think this could be the last residence of the Virgin Mary. The peaceful site is sacred to both Christians and Muslims, and is visited by many tourists and pilgrims. This House was later visited by Popes Paul VI and John Paul II, who confirmed it as a place of pilgrimage.

The next stop is the Ancient city of ephesus, famous in antiquity for its Temple of Artemus during the years of the Roman Empire. Founded as a Greek port, Ephesus became the greatest city in Asia Minor. Start your Ephesus walking tour at the upper Magnesia Gate, and work your way down through the city, ending near the ancient harbor. Along the way, see the Odeon, the fountain of Trajan, the steam baths of Scholastika, the Temple of hadrian, and the impressive library of Celsius. Stop at the Grand Theater, the largest theater in antiquity with a capacity of 24,000 seats, to learn that St. Paul had preached here.

Return to your private vehicle through the Arcadian Way, where Mark Anthony and Cleopatra once rode in procession. Then stroll among the ruins of the Temple of artemis, first built during the Archaic period. The temple is one of the Seven Wonders of Ancient World. Afterwards drive back to port of Kusadasi.

Worry-free Shore Excursion: We will ensure your timely return back to the ship in Kusadasi for this activity. If your ship is delayed and you are unable attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.

Inclusions

Private tour

Transport by air-conditioned minivan

Port pickup and drop-off

Professional guide

Guaranteed to skip the long lines

Worry-free Shore Excursion

Entry/Admission - Temple of Hadrian

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

Entry/Admission - Celsus Kutuphanesi

Entry/Admission - State Agora

Entry/Admission - The Odeion

Entry/Admission - Heracles Gate

Entry/Admission - The Temple of Artemis

Entry/Admission - Trajan's Fountain

Entry/Admission - Ancient City of Ephesus

Entry/Admission - Dominatius Square

Guaranteed to skip the lines

Exclusions

Food and drinks

Gratuities

Souvenir photos (available to purchase)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

Infant seats available

Not recommended for travelers with back problems

Not recommended for pregnant travelers

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults

A minimum of 2 people per booking is required