BEST SELLER EPHESUS PRIVATE TOUR: Mary's House and Ephesus Ruins

BEST SELLER EPHESUS PRIVATE TOUR: Mary's House and Ephesus Ruins

PRIVATE EPHESUS TOUR FOR YOUR PARTY ONLY!

Embark on a PRIVATE TOUR through Ephesus with a seasoned LOCAL GUIDE. Explore the UNESCO-listed Ancient City, retracing the footsteps of Apostle Paul and John. Stand where St. Paul preached at the Grand Theatre, capture iconic moments at Celsus Library, uncover the wonders of the Temple of Hadrian, and more.

Marvel at the opulent TERRACE HOUSES OF ANCIENT EPHESUS, showcasing Roman-era luxury with stunning mosaics and frescoes. Experience tranquility at the House of Virgen Mary (can be changed to BASILICA OF ST.JOHN THE APOSTLE upon request), a significant Biblical site. Your expert guide will offer tons of informations, and photography tips, ensuring you capture the essence of each site.

This personalized PRIVATE TOUR caters exclusively to your PARTY, ensuring an intimate experience. Upon request, indulge in a LOCAL LUNCH to complete your day of exploration. Uncover the beauty of Ephesus in a PRIVATE TOUR, tailored to your preferences.

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Kusadasi, Kusadasi, Turkish Aegean Coast

We meet you at the Cruise Port! Our team will be waiting next to Information Desk at the Exit Gate of Cruise Port by holding a sign which is your name written on it.
After booking this tour, please contact our team to agree on your meeting time. There are several Cruise Ships with different timings. So, you might decide about the best meeting time which is fitting your schedule.

Stop At: Ancient City of Ephesus, Selcuk 35920 Turkiye

Ephesus Ruins is the largest open-air museum of Turkey which is dated to the Greek and Roman periods. Inside the Ruins of Ephesus, we explore Senate Building, Ancient Hospital, Domitian Temple, Nike Statue, Hercules Gate, Trajan Fountain, Hadrian Temple, Celsus Library, Grand Theatre of Ephesus and many more...

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Ephesus Terrace Houses, St. Jean Caddesi 3, Selcuk 35920 Turkiye

Terrace Houses were the houses of rich & upper class people in Ephesus City have been lived, famed with gorgeous mosaics, frescoes and wall paintings. One of the best preserved site in the Ephesus in which archeological works still continue.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), Off to Meryem Ana Yolu Sultaniye Mahallesi, Selcuk 35100 Turkiye

The House of Virgin Mary is one of the pilgrimage centres of Christians where the Mary came to Ephesus with John the Apostle and lived her last 10 years.
Pope Paul VI visited the shrine in 1967, and 'unofficially' confirmed its authenticity. Pope John Paul II also visited the shrine in 1979. Pope Benedict XVI visited this shrine in 2006.
Whether or not she died in Ephesus was not known until Anne Catherine Emmerich’s vision. A disabled German nun who had never been to Ephesus, had a vision of the House of the Virgin Mary and described it in detail to the German writer Clemens Brentano who later published a book about it. Catherine Emmerich died in 1884. In 1891 Paul, Superior of the Lazarists from Izmir read about her visions and found a little building which corresponded with Emmerich’s descriptions. Then, the archeological works started which allows us to visit Mary's House and see the result today!

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: The Temple of Artemis, Ataturk, Park Ici Yolu No:12, Selcuk Turkiye

Artemis was the Greek goddess, the virginal huntress and twin of Apollo, who replaced the Titan Selene as Goddess of the Moon.

The ancient temple was built around 650 BC to the cult of Artemis, was constructed on a site already sacred to the Anatolian Mother Goddess, Cybele. The temple was financed by the wealthy king of Lydia and the marshy ground was selected for the building site as a precaution against future earthquakes.

During the time, it has been destroyed and collapsed many times due to the natural disasters.

Duration: 15 minutes

Pass By: Saint John Kilisesi, Isa Bey Mahallesi, 2013. Sk. No:1, Selcuk 35920 Turkiye

You can see Saint John Basilica from a distance when we are in the Temple of Artemis. It is believed that the Evangelist St. John had spent his last years in the in & around Ephesus and buried in the southern slope of Ayosolug Hill. The tomb of St John was under the central dome of the Basilica.

Pass By: Kusadasi, Kusadasi, Turkish Aegean Coast

We will drive through the Kusadasi Town and will have a panoramic view while listening the key informations from our Local Tour Guide.

Pass By: Kusadasi Shopping Center, Yavansu Mah. Karaova Sok. No: 8/7 G-1, Kusadasi 09400 Turkiye

You are able to see local handicrafts and experience local shopping if preferred. You will be also able to collect informations from your Local Tour Guide about: best traditional handicrafts, best places to go, things to be carrefull, and best tips for hassle free experience...

Pass By: Kusadasi Castle, Kusadasi Merkez, Kusadasi 09400 Turkiye

Also called Pigeon Island! One of the earliest settlements of modern Kusadasi. We will pass by and have an opportunity of seeing it in a distance. It is located very close to the Port, you might be able to have time after your tour if you are interested.

Pass By: Kusadasi, Kusadasi, Turkish Aegean Coast

At the end of our tour, we will return to the Cruise Port.
PLEASE NOTE THAT: There are several Ships with different arrival and departure times. We carefully check all the timings, confirm with the passengers, and coordinate the return time.

OUR TOURS ARE WITH GUARANTEED ON-TIME RETURN TO THE BOAT!



Informacion Adicional
"Wheelchair accessible"
"Stroller accessible"
"Service animals allowed"
"Near public transportation"
"Infant seats available"
"Transportation is wheelchair accessible"
"Most travelers can participate"
"UPON YOUR SHIP'S ARRIVAL AT THE PORT, WE STRONGLY ENCOURAGE YOU TO MEET WITH OUR TEAM WITHIN 30 TO 45 MINUTES. BY DOING SO, YOU CAN BYPASS THE CROWDS, SCHOOL BUSES, AND HARSH WEATHER CONDITIONS, ENSURING AN ENHANCED AND MORE ENJOYABLE TOUR EXPERIENCE OF EPHESUS."
"OUR PRIVATE TOURS ENSURE GUARANTEED ON-TIME RETURN TO THE CRUISE SHIP."
"BOOK YOUR PRIVATE TOUR WITH US, VERIFIED PROVIDER OF KUSADASI/EPHESUS CRUISE PORT!"
"This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"



Start Time:
Confirm time with the local provider in advance of your experience.
PRIVATE TOUR
10/16/2022 - 7/20/2025
Monday - Sunday : 06:30 AM - 05:00 PM

Duration: 4 To 6 Hours
Start location: Traveler pickup is offered
*****CRUISE PASSENGERS WHO WILL JOIN FROM THE CRUISE PORT*****
• Upon your ship's arrival at the port, WE STRONGLY ENCOURAGE you to meet with our team WITHIN 30 to 45 MINUTES. By doing so, you can bypass the crowds, school busses, and harsh weather conditions, ensuring an enhanced and MORE ENJOYABLE TOUR EXPERIENCE OF EPHESUS.

• WHY CHOOSE OUR PRIVATE TOURS OVER THE GROUP TOURS?
In Ephesus, every moment counts, especially if it's your only chance to visit. OUR PRIVATE TOURS ensure you savor every bit of this extraordinary experience.
Ever been on a group tour where one person's mishap halts the entire group? IN PRIVATE TOURS, your journey remains undisturbed, focused solely on your enjoyment.
Flexibility reigns supreme in a PRIVATE TOUR. Your day in EPHESUS isn't bound by someone else's timetable. You dictate the pace, sights, and timeline of your excursion.
Large groups often miss the nuanced details of each site due to logistical constraints. In OUR PRIVATE TOUR, delve deeper into the most intriguing facets of EPHESUS.
Bid farewell to lagging behind, snapping hurried photos, or missing the guide's insights. In our PRIVATE TOUR, these hassles fade away, granting you a more immersive experience.
No more struggling to hear or keep pace in a crowd. Our PRIVATE TOUR caters exclusively to your preferences, ensuring a seamless and enjoyable journey.
Long queues for tickets or entry? Not on your watch. Our PRIVATE TOUR GUIDE takes care of all logistics, ensuring swift access to ruins and museums.
Your own guide. Say goodbye to sharing with a throng of strangers. In our PRIVATE TOUR, the spotlight is solely on your experience.

When it comes to exploring EPHESUS from the CRUISE PORT, our PRIVATE TOURS redefine what it means to truly experience this historical marvel.

NOTE: ADDITIONAL FEES APPLY FOR PICK-UPS FROM IZMIR, BODRUM, OR OTHER PORTS THEN KUSADASI.

Ports

  • Kusadasi Cruise Port


Cancellations and refunds: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.

Included

  • Professional LICENSED LOCAL TOUR GUIDE
  • PRIVATE TOUR that ensures more personalized service
  • Cruise Port/Hotel Pick-up & Drop-Off (mentioned on the details)
  • GUARANTEED ON-TIME RETURN FOR CRUISE PASSENGERS
  • Transportation with A/C Minivans with separate Driver

Not Included

  • Museum Tickets (we will send pre-purchased tickets with guide, you can pay as cash to your guide)

Facilities


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