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  1. Turkey
  2. Izmir Province
  3. Selcuk
  4. House of Virgin Mary

From Kusadasi Port: Private Half-Day Ephesus Shore Excursion

Product ID: 331981
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Discover the streets and highlights of the ancient city of Ephesus, as well as the house where Mary spent her final days, on a private tour designed especially for cruise ship passengers.
About this activity
Duration: 5 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English, Russian
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Explore the best-preserved classical city in the Eastern Mediterranean
  • Witness the magnificence of the Terraced Houses
  • Visit the house where Mary spent her final days
Full description
Discover the ancient city of Ephesus on this tour designed especially for cruise ship passengers. After meeting your guide at the port, head to the House of Virgin Mary, the house where Mary spent her final days and where the Assumption is believed to have taken place. 

Next, continue to the city of Ancient Ephesus, the best-preserved classical city in the Eastern Mediterranean. In the company of your professional guide, discover this open-air archeological museum, which was formerly the largest city on the planet. Wander around the streets and admire its beautiful monuments, including a library and roman theater, as well as a harbor.

Finally, pay a visit to the Terrace Houses. Admire the frescoes and mosaics that line these luxury dwellings and wander through the bedrooms, bathrooms, and kitchens that belonged to high ranking officers, governors, and rich tradesmen. After your day of exploration, get dropped off back at the port in time for your cruise ship departure.
  • Tour guide
  • Return-trip transportation
What’s Not Included
  • Admission fees
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses
  • Food and drinks

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

The guide will be waiting outside the port, holding a sign with your name on it

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Hat
  • Camera
Not allowed
  • Flash photography
Know before you go
• This tour involves approximately 1 mile of walking
• The tour can be customized according to your desires and requirements
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Product ID: 331981