Biblical Ephesus, Virgin Mary Shrine & Private Mass; A Discovery Exclusive

Biblical Ephesus, Virgin Mary Shrine & Private Mass; A Discovery Exclusive

5.5 hours | Kusadasi | K U 1 - 2 1 0
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Description

Points of Interest

  • Basilica of St. John
  • Ephesus
  • House of the Virgin Mary
  • Carpet Weaving and Shopping
Shopping Opportunities, Moderate activity

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

In a once-in-a-lifetime experience, travel to the picturesque Solmissos Mountains and attend a special interdenominational mass, including communion at the Virgin Mary Shrine which is recognized by the Vatican as a Holy Place. This small shrine, surrounded by lush foliage and dedicated to St. Mary, was found in the ruins when the house, believed to be her final home, was first discovered. The shrine is still cared for by the Lazarist Fathers, and you will take part in a very special mass service and receive communion in this beautiful setting. Then, embark on a guided tour through ancient Ephesus. Your guide will take you on a downhill walk through the ruins, highlighting the archeological finds along the way. You'll see the beautifully preserved Temple of Hadrian, the magnificent Trajan Fountain, the Odeon Theater, the majestic Celsus Library, the Great Theater and St. Mary's Church. Back at port, you may browse the colorful bazaars and view a Turkish carpet-weaving demonstration.

Special Notes:

Ephesus requires walking long distances over uneven surfaces. The drive from Ephesus to the Virgin Mary Shrine takes approximately 20 minutes over a winding mountain road. Visitors to the House of Virgin Mary must climb a few steps.

A minimum number of passengers are required to operate this tour.

This tour is not wheelchair accessible.

This tour uses headsets.

Details

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Depart from ship for private mass and tour of the House of Virgin Mary

Transport type: Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity: 35
Travel time: 00:40
Time at site: 01:40
Free time at site: 10
Inside visit: Yes
Walking distance: 46
Steps: 10
Restroom available: Yes
Shopping available: Yes
Photo/video restrictions: Yes
Photo/video opportunity: Yes

Guided tour of Ephesus

Transport type: Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity: 35
Travel time: 00:15
Time at site: 01:30
Free time at site: 15
Inside visit: Yes
Walking distance: 2200
Steps: 50
Restroom available: Yes
Shopping available: Yes
Photo/video restrictions: Yes
Photo/video opportunity: Yes

Carpet Weaving Demonstration and Shopping in Kusadasi

Transport type: Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity: 35
Travel time: 00:25
Time at site: 01:00
Air conditioned: Yes
Restroom available: Yes
Shopping available: Yes

Walk back to your ship at your own leisure

Transport type: Walking