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Ephesus & House of Virgin Mary Full-Day Tour with Lunch

by Castle Travel
per adult Price is $95
Duration: 8h Free cancellation available No Booking Fees E-voucher (printout not required) Offered in: English Offered in: English Picks up from select hotels Picks up from select hotels

Highlights

  • UNESCO-listed monument from the ancient Greco-Roman world

  • Remarkable secrets of a recovered classical metropolis

  • Opportunity to see the site of the Virgin Mary's last days

  • Insightful narrative from a knowledgeable expert guide

  • Convenient roundtrip transportation & attentive services

Highlights

  • UNESCO-listed monument from the ancient Greco-Roman world

  • Remarkable secrets of a recovered classical metropolis

  • Opportunity to see the site of the Virgin Mary's last days

  • Insightful narrative from a knowledgeable expert guide

  • Convenient roundtrip transportation & attentive services

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9:00 AM, Tour in English, includes Food Only

Duration 8h

Live Commentary in English.

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Total price is $95, taxes included

No booking or credit card fees

Ephesus & House of Virgin Mary Full-Day Tour with Lunch

Activity Location

Ephesus

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Hotel Pickup

    Bodrum

  • Bodrum Cruise Port

    Kumbahce

    Bodrum 48400

  • Milas–Bodrum Airport

    Milas 48670


Description

Visit a famous city of the ancient Greek world and a sacred place in Eastern Christendom with this tour to a pair of iconic sites. The ruins of Ephesus give you a remarkable look at the world of early Ionia, and then you can see the home believed to have housed the Virgin Mary in her final years.

A pickup in the early morning gets you started with a pleasant drive north along the coast. After a stop for refreshments at Lake Bafa, you move on to the site of the ancient city of Ephesus for a walk through one of the world's most magnificent archaeological sites. Check out the remains of the ancient roofed theater at the Odeon, the Roman-era façade of the Library of Celsius, and the Grand Theatre, where the apostle Paul once preached.

Follow up your visit with lunch at a local diner in the nearby town of Selçuk, and then to move on to the House of Virgin Mary, a restored, unassuming 2,000-year-old home said to be the place where the apostle John brought Mary after the Resurrection of Christ. Discovered in the 19th century and a site of pilgrimage ever since, the site lets you look out over Ephesus and the Aegean Sea before you start your return journey.


Inclusions

  • Guided tour of Ephesus and the House of The Virgin Mary

  • Admission fees

  • Lunch

  • Roundtrip transportation to and from most Bodrum hotels, Bodrum Cruise Port, or Milas-Bodrum Airport (BJV)

  • Live tour commentary provided in English


Exclusions

  • Beverages


Know Before You Book

  • Children 5 and younger are complimentary.

  • Children 12 and younger must be accompanied by a paying adult.

  • At least 4 people are required for this activity to take place.

  • Car seats are required for children who weigh less than 77 pounds (35 kg) and are less than 4 feet 11 inches (150 cm) tall.

  • Car seats are provided at no additional cost. Please notify the tour operator in advance if you will be accompanied by a child requiring a car seat.

  • Pickup is available from most Bodrum hotels, Bodrum Cruise Port, and Milas-Bodrum Airport (BJV). Please arrange pickup when you call to confirm your reservation.

  • You will receive confirmation of your exact pick-up time when you call to confirm your reservation. Please be ready and waiting in your lobby 15 minutes prior to your scheduled pick-up time.