EPHESUS AND ST. MARY'S HOUSE DAY TRIP FROM IZMIR
Ephesus and St. Mary's House Day Trip from Izmir
Travel back to times to see the ancient Christian ruins of Ephesus and visit St. Mary’s House during this guided day trip from Izmir. Along the eastern Mediterranean, discover the old yet well-preserved city of Ephesus. Then, traverse to a famous pilgrimage site where the Virgin Mary spent her remaining days.
*Take a day trip to the ruins of Ephesus and St. Mary's House from Izmir
*Visit the final resting place of the Virgin Mary
* Explore the Temple of Artemis, considered to be one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World
*Enjoy authentic Turkish cuisine
*Transport by air-conditioned coach
*English-speaking local guide
Inclusions & Exclusions
*Inclusions Hotel pickup and drop off
*Entry/Admission - The Basilica of Saint John
*Entry/Admission - Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House)
*Entry/Admission - Ancient City of Ephesus
*Food and drinks, unless specified
*Departure & Return Departure Point Centrally located Izmir hotels
*Time 9:00 AM
*Return Details Returns to the original departure point at approximately 5:00 pm
What To Expect After you meet your guide at your Izmir hotel, start your Ephesus and St. Mary’s House day trip. Hop in your air-conditioned coach and head to Ephesus. Along the way take a brief break on Ayasuluk Hill and admire St Johns Basilica built as a tribute to the Saint who composed gospels here. Then, visit his 4th-century tomb where he rests eternally. Continue to Ephesus and learn why Christianity was so influential in this ancient city. Listen as your guide tells the story of Christ’s vision of Ephesus as one of the seven churches in the book of Revelation. Next, see one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World - the Temple of Artemis. Enjoy more discoveries such as the Library of Celsus, the Great Theatre, and several temples. Afterwards, take a break for lunch and savour some delicious Turkish fare. Finally, explore the House of the Virgin Mary and gain insight into how she devoted her final days before passing. Hear how after Pope Paul VI validated this cottage in 1967 it became a centre of pilgrimage to many Christians. Then, return to your coach and voyage back to your Izmir hotel where your tour concludes.
Confirmation will be received at time of booking 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 A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
€ 99 Per Person
You can select up to 9 travellers in total.
Adult (age 12-99)
Child (age 5-11)
If your bigger group then 9 people please e-mail us
8 hours (Approx.)