Small-Group: Ephesus and The House of Virgin Mary Day Trip from Istanbul

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Stop At: Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), Selcuk 35100 Turkey

Leave Ephesus and after lunch at a local restaurant, visit the nearby House of Virgin Mary, said to be the last home of the Virgin Mary. See inside the tiny house, whose foundations may date from Mary’s time in the 1st century AD, as your guide explains why it’s believed to sit where her last residence...
Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), Selcuk 35100 Turkey

Leave Ephesus and after lunch at a local restaurant, visit the nearby House of Virgin Mary, said to be the last home of the Virgin Mary. See inside the tiny house, whose foundations may date from Mary’s time in the 1st century AD, as your guide explains why it’s believed to sit where her last residence stood.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu, Selcuk Turkey

Continue to Ephesus, the eastern Mediterranean’s best-preserved classical city. An important hub of early Christianity and thriving Greco-Roman port, this spectacular place boasts streets, shops and temples that make it easy to imagine those who lived here 2,000 years ago.

Hear the history of the city as you explore with your guide. View the remains of the nearby, immense Temple of Artemis, once an Ancient Wonder of the World, and wander the streets that formed Ephesus’s heart. Marvel at the 25,000-seater Great Theatre, ogle the façade of the Library of Celsus, and see well-preserved shops and temples. On route, see captivating details such as the chariot wheel grooves and brothel signposts carved in the sidewalks.


Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: The Basilica of Saint John, Isa Bey Mahallesi, 2013. Sk. No:1, Selcuk 35920 Turkey

During your 1-hour journey, stop at St John’s Basilica, an ornate church at the top of Ayasuluk Hill. See its tomb of St John, who is believed to have written his gospel on the hill.


Duration: 1 hour

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Important Details

Included
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Local guide
  • Entry/Admission - Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House)
  • Entry/Admission - The Basilica of Saint John
  • Lunch
  • Entry/Admission - Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu
  • Round-trip flights from Istanbul to Izmir
Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered

5:30 AM
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 30 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Confirmation for this tour will be received at time of booking
  • In the event of any museum closures, an alternative similar museum will be visited
  • Not recommended for children aged 4 and under
  • Children 18 years and under must be accompanied by an adult
  • Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
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Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 8 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.If you cancel within 7 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.