Kusadasi Private Shore excursion Tour of Ephesus and House of Mother Mary

4hr, Private Preset tour

OVERVIEW: This Kusadasi private tshore excursion tour of legendary Ephesus and House of Mother Mary is fantastic for those with only a short time in town. After being met by our representative, you will go with your privately guided group to Ephesus, which is considered the largest 'outdoor' museum in Turkey. You will be able to imagine the 25,000 residents going into the Grand Theatre for entertainment, and the Odeon Theatre for political rallies. Feel the intellectuals perusing the 200,000 books in the Celsius Library, which was the third largest library in the world, as well as seeing Hadrian’s Temple, the Roman Agora, and more. As we leave, you’ll visit one of the ancient 7 Wonders of the World, the Temple of Artemis, which in its glory was four times as large as the Parthenon in Athens. After a short drive to the hilltop location of the House of Mother Mary, you will have time to soak in the quietude of the sanctuary where she lived in her final days after being brought to Ephesus (Seljuk) by St John. We end the outing with shopping time back at the sweet Kusadasi Port town for those treasured Turkish souvenirs.

INCLUDED: Licensed personal guide, dependable driver, A/C vehicle

NOT INCLUDED: Entrance fees and tips (appreciated when deserved)

HIGHLIGHTS: You will be walking in the footsteps of Alexander the Great, Mother Mary, Apostle Paul, St John, and Marc Anthony. Stories to share once you're back on board your cruise ship. Visit Ephesus, the richest and most important cultural center of the ancient world.  Visit the Odeon, the Fountain of Trajan, Temple of Hadrian, the steam baths of Scholastika, and the Grand Theatre (which held 25,000), the Agora (ancient shopping area), the Terrace Houses of the Rich, and the Library of Celcius which was a wedding gift to Cleopatra.  

Our professional Guarantee: With our combined 100 + years of dependable customer service, you can be assured you will arrive back to your cruise ship in a timely fashion to be able to reflect on your great day in Turkey.

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Key information

  • Private tour
  • Professional licensed tour guide
  • Transportation and driver included
  • Half day, approx. 4 hours
  • The tour duration includes allowance for time between sites/activities.
  • No time allotted for lunch

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