- Mobile Voucher Accepted
- Hotel pickup Available
- Free Cancellation
- Duration: 7 Hrs
Departure Time :
Depending on your cruise ship docking time anytime between 7:30am and 11am. Recommended pick up time is 30 minutes after the docking time. Hotel pickups commence prior to this timeTour departs within .. read more
Departure Details :
1: Kuşadası, Aydın, Turkey
2: Selçuk/İzmir, Turkey
Traveler pickup is offered
Hotels in Kusadasi, Kusadasi port and hotels in Selcuk
Return Details :
Returns to original departure point
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.
Delve into ancient history on this private 7-hour Ephesus and The House of virgin mary tour, from Kusadasi. Jump in your air-conditioned vehicle and set out for a visit to the Church of St. John and the ruins of the Temple of Artemis. Enjoy the personalized attention of your licensed local tour guide.
- Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
- Get inside tips from a local
- Free port pickup and drop-off included
- Lunch included
- Informative, friendly and professional guide
- Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
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This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: The basilica of saint john, Selcuk, Izmir Province, Turkish Aegean Coast
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), Selcuk, Izmir Province, Turkish Aegean Coast
The House of virgin mary
Duration: 40 minutes
Stop At: The Temple of Artemis, Selcuk, Izmir Province, Turkish Aegean Coast
Duration: 15 minutes
Stop At: Ancient City of Ephesus, Selcuk, Izmir Province, Turkish Aegean Coast
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
Transport by private vehicle
The listed price does not include a $10 parking fee per person, payable at the time of tour check-in.
Entrance fees (per person 24USD)
Entry/Admission - The Basilica of Saint John
Entry/Admission - Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House)
Entry/Admission - Ancient City of Ephesus
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
At time of booking, cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
Not wheelchair accessible
Infant seats available
Not recommended for pregnant travelers
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
According to the new regulations in Turkey, the ministry of transport requires all passengers' full names as on passport, passport numbers and nationality
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Our private guide (Begum) was absolutely excellent. She new all the facts plus more. She was friendly and funny and her English was excellent too. The tour was well-paced and we saw everything we wanted. The tour was completely flexible and we were able to stay as long or as little at each location depending on what we wanted. The lunch was great too. Highly recommend!
Well, we certainly lucked out with our guide, “Tanner.” If you could design an ideal travel guide, he’s it. Tanner is extremely well traveled, well spoken, funny, patient, charming, and knew the answer to every one of our group’s thousand weird questions. He’s also very good looking—that didn’t hurt!
Tanner assessed pretty intuitively our tour expectations. We got to the Virgin Mary house as soon as it opened. Lovely and meaningful for our friends. On to Ephesus—one of my favorite places in the world. Tanner knew everything about even the most obscure historical questions like, How big were the underground pipes? What did the Ephesians use for.. um.. T.P.? Who were their slaves? Etc. Finally, we went to a Turkish carpet cooperative where we had, not kidding, THE best meal I had during a 10-day trip. Saw how silk thread is made and a demonstration (astonishing) of the intricate, ancient art of rug knotting. A beautiful traditional rug showing with zero obligations. Our friends bought nothing, but we are thrilled to have made a purchase, with excellent bargaining help from our guide. All customs were explained to us by Tanner.
I love Viator. Obviously we cannot say enough about a Tanner and this excellent tour.... you will be thrilled.
Our experience in KusadasiEphesus,Turkey was beyond what I imagined thanks to Viator, Otti Travel and our guide Begum.
Knowing this would probably be a once in a lifetime visit, I hoped I was making the right choice in booking a tour separate from the cruise ship we arrived on. In many, many years of traveling, this was hands down, the best tour I've ever been on.
From the moment we were greeted portside, I knew I had made the right choice.
Our tour guide was professional and spoke excellent English. She not only had a vast knowledge of her city and countryside, but also of world history.
Ephesus was amazing to say the least. She took her time in explaining the different excavation areas and of course, showed us many things that on our own, we would have missed.
We also toured a pottery factory and a rug co-op with a demonstration of rug making right from the start showing how they collect the silk from the cocoons and spin it. Of course they do go to great lengths showing the rugs, hoping they will make a sell....and if I was starting fresh with a room to decorate, I would have seriously considered buying! The rugs are so beautiful, they need to be the star of the room.
Included in the tour was a luncheon served in their garden, some of the best food we had the entire trip.
Sadly, current events in her country have kept tourist away which from all we observed is ridiculous! Our cruise line had cancelled our last stop, Istanbul, and returned us to Athens where we started, however we flew to Istanbul on our own and we felt completely safe there.
I would encourage everyone considering Turkey as a vacation destination to just GO.
The people are super friendly, and it's a sincere friendly.
A little advice here, take an umbrella! And water of course. We were there in early September and the sun was brutal!!!
Tour guide was amazing, she took the time to explain the sites and was very friendly and accommodating. Tour was provided in a very comfortable van and the bus driver allowed us to stop for pictures. The food was absolutely excellent and she even offered to show us a carpet presentation, which was worth it! I highly recommend this tour!!