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Ephesus (Efes)
Ephesus (Efes) is one of the greatest ancient sites in the Mediterranean. During its heyday in the first century BC, it was the second-largest city in the world, with only Rome commanding more power. Many reconstructed structures and ruins, including the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, can be seen here.
 
The Basics
This ancient city is home to an incredible number of ruins in varying states. The site is best explored with a guide who can help shed light on the function and significance of the various structures. Guided tours of the site depart from Istanbul, Izmir, Bodrum, Selçuk, and Kuşadasi.
 
Travelers who want to avoid the stress of making travel arrangements to Ephesus can take tours from Istanbul, which typically include air transport from Istanbul to Izmir, and ground transfers from Izmir to Ephesus. Many tours combine a visit to Ephesus with a trip to the Virgin Mary's House (Meryemana), a former house turned shrine where it is believed the Virgin Mary spent her last days.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • Ephesus is a must for history and archaeology buffs.
  • Bring a hat, sunscreen, and ample water as there is little shade at the site.
  • Much of Ephesus has uneven, stone surfaces that can make wheelchair access difficult. It is possible to enter the site via the lower gate and to see some of the ruins, including the Library of Celsus.
 
How to Get There
Ephesus is situated in Selçuk in the Izmir province of Turkey, about 46 miles (75 kilometers) south of the city of Izmir. Several airlines, including Turkish Airlines, Onur Air, AtlasGlobal, and Pegasus, operate direct flights between Istanbul and Izmir. Izmir is about an hour’s drive from Ephesus. The easiest way to get there is by guided tour.
 
When to Get There
The best time of the year to visit Ephesus is during April, May, October, and November when the milder temperatures are ideal for exploring. The heat and crowds can be intense in July and August, especially in the middle of the day, so try coming in early morning or late afternoon.
 
Highlights of Ephesus
Perhaps the most emblematic and oft-photographed ruin in Ephesus is the Library of Celsus. Built between AD 110 and AD 135, the library was originally three stories tall. Much of the structure was destroyed during a 10th-century earthquake, though the spectacular facade has been reconstructed. Though the Temple of Artemis is probably Ephesus’ most fabled structure—this colossal marble construction is said to have been more than four times the size of the Parthenon—only a lone column remains standing.
Address: Selcuk, Izmir, Turkish Aegean Coast, Turkey
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Ephesus & House of Virgin Mary Private Tour from Izmir Port

Ephesus & House of Virgin Mary Private Tour from Izmir Port

Take a glance back to envision the traditional Greco-Roman world come alive within the historic ruins of an Ephesus tour and learn the secrets of this once Aegean metropolis.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$310.28
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$310.28
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Entrance Fees are INCLUDED / Shore Excursion F/D Private Ephesus Tour

Entrance Fees are INCLUDED / Shore Excursion F/D Private Ephesus Tour

An in-depth guided walking tour of Ephesus, once the trade center of the ancient world, reveals its historic and archeological significance through its major sights. Entrance Fees are INCLUDED in the price. Take a step back in time on this excursion. Visit Ephesus ancient city , Basilica of St. John, House of Virgin Mary , Temple of Artemis , Selcuk Town
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$88.00
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Half Day Ephesus & Temple of Artemis Tour from Izmir

Half Day Ephesus & Temple of Artemis Tour from Izmir

Discover world-famous UNESCO sights of Turkey with a half-day Ephesus Tour for an unforgettable experience. You will get to visit ancient Ephesus and the Temple of Artemis.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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$254.42
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Entrance Fees are INCLUDED/ Private Exc. Half Day Ephesus and Virgin Mary Shrine

Entrance Fees are INCLUDED/ Private Exc. Half Day Ephesus and Virgin Mary Shrine

An in-depth guided walking tour of Ephesus, once the trade center of the ancient world, reveals its historic and archeological significance through its major sights. Entrance Fees are INCLUDED in the price. Take a step back in time on this excursion. Visit Ephesus ancient city , House of Virgin Mary , Temple of Artemis , Selcuk Town
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$88.00
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$88.00
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Full-Day Private Tour to Ephesus with Entrance Fees

Full-Day Private Tour to Ephesus with Entrance Fees

An in-depth guided walking tour of Ephesus, once the trade center of the ancient world. Learn about its historic and archaeological significance through its major sights. Take a step back in time on this excursion. You will have the opportunity to see Ephesus ancient city , Basilica of St. John, House of Virgin Mary , Temple of Artemis and Selcuk Town
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$88.00
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$88.00
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Private Tour : Best of Ephesus Tour from Kusadasi Port

Private Tour : Best of Ephesus Tour from Kusadasi Port

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Appreciating the historic significance of Ephesus can be tricky on a self-led trip. Explore the ancient settlement with a local guide on a private day tour from Kusadasi Port, and gain intimate insight into landmarks including the Temple of Artemis, Grand Theatre, and Celsus Library. Travel the distance with ease via luxury vehicle, and enjoy included hotel pickup and drop-off for hassle-free transfer.
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  • 4 to 6 hours
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$82.06
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Best of Ephesus Tour for Cruiser from Kusadası / Ephesus Port

Best of Ephesus Tour for Cruiser from Kusadası / Ephesus Port

This highlights of Ephesus tour gives you the opportunity to explore the capital city of the Romans in the Asia Province. Remarkable ruins and historical site attract millions of people every year. It is time to discover the Ancient City of Ephesus, House of Mother Mary and Temple of Artemis. It is going to be an experience that you will never forget.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
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$89.00
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Must-see Sites of Ephesus - Private Tour from Istanbul, Kusadasi, Selcuk, Izmir

Must-see Sites of Ephesus - Private Tour from Istanbul, Kusadasi, Selcuk, Izmir

Private tour to must-see sites at Ephesus and surroundings. On this guided private tour, you will visit the Ephesus ancient city and House of Virgin Mary. Historians believe Mary spent her last days in the area around this place of pilgrimage. Also you will see the fascinating Terrace houses of Ephesus and visit to Ephesus Archaeology Museum for see the archaeological artifacts of Ephesus ruins. Pick-up & drop-off services are available for hotels in Istanbul, Kusadasi, Selcuk, Izmir. Also, you can start this tour from Izmir airport. The pick-up & drop-off points depends your prefer about the booking options.
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  • 7 to 14 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$106.48
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Private Tour : Jewish Ephesus Private Tour for Cruisers from Kusadasi Port

Private Tour : Jewish Ephesus Private Tour for Cruisers from Kusadasi Port

THIS IS A PRIVATE TOUR ONLY FOR YOU AND YOUR TRAVEL COMPANIONS / Enjoy 5-6 hours private tour from Kusadasi Port ( your ship ) to all the major places of the area. This tour is an alternative tour which was created for Jews since most of our guests are Jews. Have an exceptional tour guide able to suit the tour to your interests. You will be met by your guide at port and guaranteed on-time return to your ship.  PLEASE NOTE : Actually, there are not Jewish sights around Ephesus and this tour does not include any Jewish Site. But in this tour we can visit the alternative sights instead of Christian sights around Ephesus.
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  • 4 to 6 hours
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$91.43
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Small-Group Tour to Ephesus From Kusadasi

Small-Group Tour to Ephesus From Kusadasi

Explore the ancient ruins and religious sites of Ephesus on a full-day, small group tour with lunch and an experienced guide. Follow the trail of the Virgin Mary to her mountainside house, then trace a route through the ancient city’s ruins, temples, theatre and the great Celsus Library. See an iconic mosque made of brick, marble and tiles, then see the ruined foundations of the Temple of Artemis, once a Wonder of the Ancient World.
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  • 8 hours
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$72.60
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Private Tour from Kusadasi to Ephesus Sirince St.Mary's House Gazibegendi Hill

Private Tour from Kusadasi to Ephesus Sirince St.Mary's House Gazibegendi Hill

This experience is a private tour from Kusadasi port and hotels in Kusadasi. You’ll explore the Kusadasi’s cultural, biblical and historical sights on this tour. The village of Sirince is a peaceful little place that hugs the hillside and is famous for its homemade wines and Gözleme – griddle bread with various fillings. If walls could talk, the ruins of Ephesus would have some stories to tell. Back in the 1st century BC, this city was one of powerhouses of the Mediterranean. Drive to the Virgin Mary Monument to get a snapshot of the world famous archaeological site of Ephesus that glimmers in the distance. Next, carry on to the House of Virgin Mary. Historians believe Mary spent her last days in the area around this place of pilgrimage. Also, You can take amazing photos on best view point of Kusadasi before turn back to port or your hotel in Kusadasi.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$113.74
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Private Ephesus Tour

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Private Ephesus Tour

With our professional team and experinced guides you will enjoy your every moment. The tour is private tour for you, you will have the opportunity of being face to face with your guide and asking the questions one by one. Excellent memories waiting for you.
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  • 5 hours
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$96.80
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Quick-Ephesus Private Tour

Quick-Ephesus Private Tour

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Explore the largest ancient city in Turkey with your personal guide.Enjoy it with the real history that goes back to 6th millenium BC.You are explained the mysterious and impressive history of Ephesus by your experienced tour guide and are accompanied by wonderful scenery while walking through the city.The Great theater, The Library, Hadrian's Temple and more...
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Half Day Ancient Ephesus and Virgin Mary Private Tour from Izmir

Half Day Ancient Ephesus and Virgin Mary Private Tour from Izmir

Get a dose of ancient history while on this half-day private tour of one of the wonders of the ancient world of Ephesus and House of the Virgin Mary from Izmir Port.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
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$254.42
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Cruise Passengers: Small-Group Ephesus Tour

Cruise Passengers: Small-Group Ephesus Tour

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SMALL-GROUP TOURS UP TO 15 PEOPLE Ephesus is one of the best-preserved ancient sites in the world and the House of Virgin Mary is one of the most important religious sites, visited by many Popes. Planning a visit to the famous ruins takes serious time. During this hassle-free, all-inclusive day trip, you can settle back and relax while someone else handles the logistics and all others. Explore the ancient ruins and religious sites of Ephesus on a full-day, small-group tour with lunch and an experienced guide. • Starting from your Hotel/Cruise Port and return to your Hotel/Cruise Port • Guaranteed on-time return to ship for the Cruise passengers • Entrance Fees, Lunch and Licensed Tour Guide Included • Even you have a chance to explore local handicrafts besides visiting historical & cultural destinations • Small-group tour limited up to 15 people; ensures a more personalized experience
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  • 4 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$54.45
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Private Tour from Kusadasi to Ephesus Ancient City, Gazibegendi Hill

Private Tour from Kusadasi to Ephesus Ancient City, Gazibegendi Hill

This tour will take you to charming atmosphere of Ephesus. If walls could talk, the ruins of Ephesus would have some stories to tell. Back in the 1st century BC, this city was one of powerhouses of the Mediterranean. Tick off a list of sights including the Temple of Hadrian, the Marble Street, and the Celsus Library. Also, You can take amazing photos on best view point of Kusadasi before turn back to port or your hotel in Kusadasi.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$100.43
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$100.43
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Private Half Day Shore Excursion to Ephesus

Private Half Day Shore Excursion to Ephesus

Directly from the Kusadasi Cruise Port, take half of your day to discover the architectural marvels of UNESCO-listed Ephesus Ancient City and the ruins of the once-glorious Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. An in-depth guided walking tour of Ephesus, once the trade center of the ancient world, reveals its historic and archeological significance through its major sights.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$95.00
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$95.00
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Private Tour from Kusadasi to Ephesus Ruins, Sirince Village, Gazibegendi Hill

Private Tour from Kusadasi to Ephesus Ruins, Sirince Village, Gazibegendi Hill

This experience is a private tour from Kusadasi port and hotels in Kusadasi. You’ll explore the Kusadasi’s cultural and historical sights on this tour. If walls could talk, the ruins of Ephesus would have some stories to tell. Back in the 1st century BC, this city was one of powerhouses of the Mediterranean. You’ll head to the village of Sirince. It’s a peaceful little place that hugs the hillside and is famous for its homemade wines and Gözleme – griddle bread with various fillings. After a short wine-tasting session you’ll have some time to wander round this pretty village and browse its souvenir stalls and cobblestone laneways where village women sell their colourful handiwork. Also, You can take amazing photos on best view point of Kusadasi before turn back to port or your hotel in Kusadasi.
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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$105.27
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Kusadasi Port to Top Sites of Ephesus, Including Traditional Turkish Breakfast

Kusadasi Port to Top Sites of Ephesus, Including Traditional Turkish Breakfast

Hundreds cruise ships are docking to port of Kusadasi every year and thousands people are visiting the best ancient ruins of Turkey, traditional villages by private tours from Kusadasi port. You will have amazing experience about the delicious Turkish breakfast and visit the Ephesus Ancient City, Terrace Houses, House of Virgin Mary, Temple of Artemis, and take amazing photos on best view point of Kusadasi and have local experiences with your knowledgeable private guide.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$101.13
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$101.13
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Private Tour : Best of Ephesus and Shopping Tour for Cruisers

Private Tour : Best of Ephesus and Shopping Tour for Cruisers

You do not come here everyday. So, do not lose this opportunity that may come once in your life time. This is a big chance for you to discover fascinating Archaeological Site of Ephesus, Terrace Houses, House of Mary, have an unforgettable shopping experience of bargaining in the local factories and shops. Please keep in your mind that there is no obligation and pressure to buy something. Just enjoy your funny day, watch the carpet weavers / girls from villages, or try to make a pottery by clay, or be the modal of the day in leather jacket factory.  This private tour is a good example of how guided tours should be done, with well prepared guides, who know and love their country and ready to answer all your questions. We ensure great value for money.    AS YOUR PRIVATE TOUR GUIDE, WE CAN ADJUST THE SCHEDULE, DURATION AND ACTIVITIES TO MEET YOUR NEED, CHOOSE THE SPOTS YOU DID / DID NOT WANT TO GO.
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  • 4 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$91.43
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$91.43
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Shared Tour from Kusadasi Port to Ephesus, St.Mary's House, Artemis, with Lunch

Shared Tour from Kusadasi Port to Ephesus, St.Mary's House, Artemis, with Lunch

If you are cruising to Kusadasi or stay in a hotel of Kusadasi and prefer a full day group tour, that tour could be best option. You will visit the most famous sights of Ephesus in a small group guided tour by a comfortable minibus. Immerse yourself in the Greco-Roman times of Ephesus, visit the temple of Artemis, and see the House of Virgin Mary in a full day trip from Kusadasi port.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$65.34
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$65.34
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4 Days Private Travel to Cesme, Nazarkoy, Birgi, Kusadasi, Ephesus, Pamukkale

4 Days Private Travel to Cesme, Nazarkoy, Birgi, Kusadasi, Ephesus, Pamukkale

This travel package offer you four days immersing yourself in two of Turkey’s beautiful UNESCO World Heritage Sites and extraordinary Greek & Ottoman villages without the hassle of booking accommodation, tickets or a rental car. The services of this travel package starts with a pick-up transfer from your hotel in Istanbul and ends with a return transfer from airport to your hotel in Istanbul or Cappadocia. You can prefer return to Istanbul or continue to Cappadocia on last day of your travel. The domestic flight tickets are included for both options.
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  • 4 days
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$1,300.78
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$1,300.78
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For Cruise Guests : Highlights of Ephesus Private Tour / Kusadasi Tours

For Cruise Guests : Highlights of Ephesus Private Tour / Kusadasi Tours

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THIS IS A PRIVATE TOUR ONLY FOR YOUR PARTY / Do not lose this opportunity that may come once in your life time. Discover all the highlights of Ephesus with well-educated, licensed, professional local tour guide. It will be a private tour only for you and your party. Visit one of the UNESCO listed place that is Ancient City of Ephesus, walk on the streets where Apostle Paul and John walked, see the Grand Theatre of Ephesus that St. Paul preached to Ephesians, take excellent pictures in front of Celsus Library,explore Roman Baths,Temple of Hadrian, Public Toilets, Marble Street, Agora, etc. See superb preserved Terrace Houses that are for the rich people during the Roman time in Ephesus, famous with unique mosaic and frescos. Feel very peaceful atmosphere of shrine that is the most important Biblical Site in Turkey, House of the Virgin Mary. Upon to your request, you will have a chance for a local lunch in a local restaurant.
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  • 5 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$82.06
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$82.06
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Shore Excursion; Discover Ephesus and Virgin Mary's House tour

Shore Excursion; Discover Ephesus and Virgin Mary's House tour

Take a step back in time on this excursion to the Discover Ephesus and Virgin Mary's House Tour. Visit Ephesus ancient city  House of Virgin Mary
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  • 3 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$108.72
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$108.72
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