Day trip

Ephesus & House of Virgin Mary Guided Tour from Marmaris

3.4 / 5

5 reviews

Activity provider: TOURMANIA

Ephesus & House of Virgin Mary Guided Tour from Marmaris

Activity provider: TOURMANIA

From US$ 30.35 per person

Travel back in time to the ancient city of Ephesus. Walk along the marble streets, following in the footsteps of Cleopatra. See temples, statues, Roman baths, and the last home of the Virgin Mary on this full-day tour.

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Duration 12 hours
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Live tour guide
English, German, Russian
Pickup included
Pick-up from hotels in Marmaris, Armutalan and Icmeler

Experience

Highlights
  • Walk in the footsteps of the Romans in the ancient city of Ephesus
  • Visit the last house where the Virgin Mary lived
  • Marvel at the towering Library of Celsus, one of the most spectacular Roman remains
Full description
On this full-day trip you’ll explore Ephesus, one of the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World. The city was the commercial, religious, and social center of antiquity. Ephesus is known as one of the best-preserved archaeological sites in the world, as you’ll soon appreciate as you walk down its marble-paved streets and see mosaics and frescoes still decorating the walls of the ancient Roman houses. Visit the Temple of Hadrian, the baths, and the city's brothel. In particular, you won’t want to miss the Library of Celsus, the most impressive of the structures in Ephesus. The theater held 25,000 citizens, who gathered to watch theatrical performance and gladiator clashes. Today, from the site you’ll enjoy impressive views across the main street that’s lined with marble fountains, temples, and baths. After lunch, continue to the House of the Virgin Mary on Mt. Koressos. Experience the holy spirit of the humble house where the Virgin Mary is said to have spent her last days.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Professional tour guide
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Entrance fees To Ephesus and the House of the Virgin Mary

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Overall rating

3.4 /5

based on 5 reviews

Review summary

  • Value for money
    4/5
  • Safety
    4/5
  • Service
    2.5/5
  • Organization
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August 7, 2022

The tour was supposed to be in Polish, but it was in English. The gentleman was kind and competent - it does not change the fact that it was not in accordance with the description of the trip and quite a disappointment. Dinner was also distasteful. In addition, the stops for shopping for body care products and sweets were completely unnecessary and unnecessarily extended the duration of the trip. A point for Ephesus itself and the punctuality of the bus.

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May 20, 2022

Disorganised

We didn’t end up seeing the House of Virgin Mary. We also spent an hour of the trip in a Ceramic ‘Museum’ and shop selling traditional Turkish products. Neither of these were requested and it felt like we taken there as the tour guide was on some sort of commission. Without these stops we would have had time to see The House of Virgin Mary.

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April 23, 2019

Product ID: 60417