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Ephesus Full-Day Tour to House of Mary, Temple of Artemis

Ephesus Full-Day Tour to House of Mary, Temple of Artemis

From US$ 59 per person

Explore the ancient city of Ephesus on this full-day tour. See the city's incredible Odeum and the majestic Temple of Hadrian. Visit the Temple of Artemis, one of the wonders of the ancient world, and see where the Virgin Mary is said to have lived.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup optional
Your Hotel or cruise ship port.
Private group available


  • Experience the history of the ancient city of Ephesus
  • See the House of Virgin Mary, where she is said to have lived the last days of her life
  • Admire Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World
Full description
After meeting at the cruise ship port, we will drive to the ancient city of Ephesus. Enter theis historic place through the Magnesia Gate and begin a slow, downhill walk with your guide into the ruins of what was once a Roman provincial capital. Your route takes you past fascinating ancient landmarks including the Odeum, the Celsus Library, the majestic Temple of Hadrian, the Fountain of Trajan and the Great Theater. Then, take a short trip just outside Ephesus to see the House of the Virgin Mary. The Vatican has recognized this small house near Mount Koressos as the final resting place of the Virgin Mary. Then, visit the site of the famous Temple of Artemis one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Learn more about what made this temple so remarkable and special in its time. Finally, we will stop at the Basilica of St. John. St. John the Evangelist is believed to have spent his last years in the region around Ephesus, and is said to have been buried in the southern slope of Ayosolug Hill. After the tour you will be transferred back to your cruise ship at the port.
  • Private transportation in luxury vehicle
  • Professional English-speaking driver and guide
  • Personal COS agent
  • All entrance fees
  • Fuel and parking costs
  • Services charges and local taxes
  • Lunches
  • All personal expences
  • Drinks
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Great leadership

We had a private tour and were therefore able to take our time. It was a good decision because our tour guide had a lot of background information. You and our driver were very friendly

November 21, 2015

Awesome site and guide!

March 14, 2018

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