Ephesus & House of Virgin Mary

Cesme Cruise Port

Private Tour

from 60 USD to 281 USD

Per person based on your group size

Cesme Cruise Port

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107 USD per person

Max. 8 people group size

Visiting: Ephesus, House of Virgin Mary

Duration: 5 hours

As you walk out of Çeşme Harbour, please look for your professional local guide who will be holding a name placard, ready to transport you to the incredible historic sights found in Selcuk's surrounding area.

First on the itinerary is the Ancient City of Ephesus, dating back to the 10th century BC and once one of the largest Roman cities of its time. Its ruins have been beautifully preserved, offering an insightful appreciation of the lifestyle of its ancient residents. Your guide will escort you through its main sights, including the large theater that once held up to 25,000 people, as well as the elaborately adorned Celsius Library, completed in 120 AD to house up to 12,000 scrolls.

House of the Virgin Mary
Our second stop is at the House of the Virgin Mary, a short drive from Ephesus. This important pilgrimage site is believed to have been where the Mother Mary lived out her final days and offers impressive views over Selcuk and the surrounding area.

The Terrace Houses section located within the Ancient Ruins of Ephesus is not included in the tour price (extra entrance fee of 15 USD per person), but a visit here is a highlight for many. Don't miss "The houses of the rich Romans", its oldest building which dates back to the 1st century BC, where beautiful mosaics and frescoes adorn the walls and an ancient clay pipe water and heating system kept its inhabitants cosy. Please be aware that in this section there are over 100 stairs so we do not recommend it for people with physical disabilities. Allow a minimum of 30 minutes to visit.


Lunch is not included in the cost of the tour but we will suggest options for local Turkish restaurants and provide ample time for you to have a sit-down lunch.


- Port pick-up and drop-off
- Entrance fees as per itinerary
- Luxury air-con coach
- Licensed tour guide
- Drinking water in vehicle


- Lunch and beverages
- Entrance fees to the Terrace Houses - $15 extra (optional)
- Gratuities (optional)


This tour requires a bit of walking and we suggest you wear comfortable tennis shoes or sandals. As it can be very hot in summer months, please bring sunscreen, sunglasses, hats and any other necessary sun gear with you.


For optional mosque visits, you need to bring a sarong to cover your legs and a head scarf for women.

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