Ephesus & Virgin Mary Shrine

Ephesus & Virgin Mary Shrine

4 hours | Kusadasi | K U 1 - 2 0 5
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Description

Points of Interest

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

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

Your scenic motorcoach ride travels north from Kusadasi past the Byzantine fortress in Selcuk, the ruins of the Temple of Artemis and the Basilica of St. John en route to the sacred Virgin Mary Shrine. Great vistas of the valley can be seen as you travel through the picturesque Solmissos Mountains to the House of the Virgin Mary, considered by the Vatican to a Holy Place. The small shrine, surrounded by greenery, was found in the ruins when the house was discovered. Then, travel to Ephesus, the Roman provincial capital. Your guide will take you on a downhill walk through the ruins of the city, highlighting 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 and the Great Theater. Back at port, 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.

At the end of the tour, passengers have the option to remain in town to view a carpet demonstration or to shop in the bazaar; return to the ship would be on your own (10 to 15 minutes walking).

This tour is not wheelchair accessible.

This tour uses headsets.

Details

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Depart from ship for a guided tour of the House of Virgin Mary

Transport type: Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity: 35
Travel time: 00:30
Time at site: 00:30
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: 00:10
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: 00:20
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