Daily Trip to House of Virgin Mary, Ancient City of Ephesus, Basilica of St.John

Duration: 7 to 15 hours
Destination: Turkey, İstanbul, Bodrum
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  • 7 to 15 hours
  • Istanbul
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

This private Ephesus tour is available for departures from your hotel in Istanbul or Kusadasi or Selcuk or Bodrum. You can create your own Turkey travel plan with this flexible daily trip. The highlights of this private tour are UNESCO-listed ancient city of Ephesus, House of Virgin Mary, St.John church where St John lived with the Virgin Mary after being cast out of Jerusalem in 37 to 42 AD. The lunch is including in a traditional local restaurant.

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: İstanbul, Turkey

We will pick you up from your hotel in Istanbul and then transfer to Istanbul airport for your flight to Izmir. Upon arrival Izmir airport, your private driver will meet you at the exit gate of arrival terminal and then drive to Selcuk town. Afterward, you will meet with your private tour guide and you will start your full day tour. ** This service is valid for bookings to options of "Istanbul to Istanbul" or "Istanbul to Kusadasi".

Duration: 4 hours

Stop At: Bodrum City, Bodrum City, Bodrum District, Mugla Province, Turkish Aegean Coast

We will pick you up from your hotel in Bodrum or Bodrum airport and then transfer to Selcuk town. Afterward, you will meet with your private tour guide and you will start your full day tour. ** This service is valid for bookings to option of "Bodrum to Bodrum".

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Kusadasi, Kusadasi, Turkish Aegean Coast

Your private tour guide and driver will meet you at the reception of your hotel and you will start your full day tour. ** This service is valid for bookings to option of "Kusadasi to Kusadasi".

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Your first visit will be the last home of the Virgin Mary. Once you arrive there you will be thrilled by the natural beauty that surrounds the monument. The House of Virgin Mary is located on the Aladag Mountains 5 miles away from Ephesus. At the third Ecumenical Council on 431 AD in Ephesus, it was claimed that Mary came to Ephesus with St. John in 37 A.D. and lived there until her death in 48 A.D. After the discovery of the house, the Archbishop of Izmir declared there as a place of pilgrimage in 1892. On July 26, 1967, Pope Paul VI visited this place and prayed there.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Ancient City of Ephesus, Selcuk 35920 Turkey

Ephesus was one of the most important harbor cities in antique world and also it is mentioned in the book of Revelations as one of the seven churches. Also Celsus Library and theater in Ephesus are the other highlights. You will see and visit the Celsus Library, Temple of Hadrian, the fountain of Trajan, Grand Theater, Hercules Gate, Odeon, Ancient Toilets and many important historical buildings in this UNESCO-listed ancient city.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Selçuk, İzmir, Turkey

You will take your lunch in a traditional Turkish restaurant in Selcuk town. Vegetarian options are available.

Duration: 1 hour

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

You will visit this ancient Basilica dedicated to the author of Revelation St. John. According to the legend St. John died in this church after having written the Fourth Gospel and the Basilica was built by the Emperor Justinian over St. Johns burial place.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Kusadasi, Kusadasi, Turkish Aegean Coast

At the end of the tour, we will drop you to your hotel in Kusadasi or Selcuk town if you booked the options of "Kusadasi to Kusadasi" or "Istanbul to Kusadasi"

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: İstanbul, Turkey

At the end of the tour, we will transfer you to Izmir airport for your flight back to Istanbul if you booked the option of "Istanbul to Istanbul". Your return flight to Istanbul and your return transfer in Istanbul will be included on this option.

Duration: 4 hours

Stop At: Bodrum City, Bodrum City, Bodrum District, Mugla Province, Turkish Aegean Coast

At the end of the tour, we will transfer you to your hotel in Bodrum if you booked the option of "Bodrum to Bodrum".


Duration: 2 hours

Inclusions
  • Professional tour guide who licensed by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism
  • Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking vehicle
  • Hotel / Airport pick-up and drop-off
  • Tickets for round trip flights between Istanbul and Izmir (Valid for option of Istanbul to Istanbul)
  • Ticket for one way flight from Istanbul to Izmir (Valid for option of Istanbul to Kusadasi)
  • Lunch
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines

Exclusions
  • Drinks
  • Entrance Fees (Your guide will have pre-paid tickets to skip the line.)
  • Entry/Admission - Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House)
  • Entry/Admission - Ancient City of Ephesus
  • Entry/Admission - The Basilica of Saint John
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant meals not included.
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults.
  • Tour Durations (Approximately) : from Kusadasi to Kusadasi 7 hours // from Istanbul to Istanbul 15 hours // from Istanbul to Kusadasi 12 hours // from Bodrum to Bodrum 11 hours.
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required.
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking.
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required.
  • Your guide will have pre-paid tickets of the museums/ruins/churches etc. before your tour, so you will be skipped the long ticket lines. You can pay the cost of entrance fees to tour guide on tour date. This payment could be cash or by the credit card.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Hand sanitizers provided for travellers in cars, restaurants. Desk/seater plans with Social distancing (min 2 meters ) in restaurants.
Departure Point

1: İstanbul, Turkey
2: Kuşadası, Aydın, Turkey
3: Selçuk, İzmir, Turkey
4: Bodrum, Muğla, Turkey

Traveler pickup is offered

Airports

  • Milas Airport, Turkey
  • Istanbul Airport, TayakadIn Terminal Street No. 1, Istanbul 34283 Turkey
  • Sabiha Gokcen, Istanbul Turkey
  • Istanbul International Airport, Istanbul Turkey



Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

7 to 15 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 3 days in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

Matthew_M

10 Jul, 2022

The House of the Virgin Mary is awe inspiring. Ephesus is incredible. However there is no shade. You need to bring a hat as that stop takes 90 minutes. Our tour guide was terrific and knew a ton of history.

Melissa_Y

02 Jul, 2022

Our guide, Mehmet, was incredibly knowledgeable. If you want to learn about the ancient site of Ephesus, you must go with a guide. And make sure you visit the rug coop. The array of beautiful carpets was mesmerizing.

Maria_A

18 Mar, 2022

This was an amazing trip. We were picket up on time by our guide Mehmet who was excellent!!! The tour was better than promised and HIGHLY recommend it. We learned a lot about the history of that area of Turkey. Had a great lunch included in the tour.

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