The House of the Virgin Mary – Ephesus – Basilica of St. John – Ephesus Museum

Daily - 8 Hours
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  • The house of Virgin Mary
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  • The house of Virgin Mary
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  • the Grand Theatre in Ephesus


What to Expect on the The House of the Virgin Mary and Ephesus Tour

  • Visit what was thought to be the last home of the Virgin Mary until her Ascension.
  • Find the opportunity to explore ancient Ephesus, which is on the UNESCO World Heritage list.
  • There will be a break to visit St. John’s Basilica.
  • Visit the Ephesus Archaeological Museum to see the treasures of the ancient city.
  • You will have time to see souvenirs, jewelry or handmade Turkish carpets for shopping in Selcuk area.

The House of the Virgin Mary – Ephesus – Basilica of St. John: A Closer Look

Ephesus is a truly magical place, with a rich history and culture that is simply breathtaking. On this full-day tour, you will have the opportunity to explore the stunning ruins of this ancient city, and learn all about its fascinating past.

First, you will visit the House of the Virgin Mary, which is located just 8 miles from Ephesus in the picturesque town of Aladag. The House of the Virgin Mary is a sacred site located just outside the ancient city of Ephesus in modern-day Turkey.

This sacred site is believed by many to be the place where Mary, the mother of Jesus, spent her final days, this site has been a place of pilgrimage for Christians for centuries. Visitors can see the room where Mary is said to have lived, as well as a chapel and a well that is believed to have provided her with water. The house of the Virgin Mary is believed to date back to the 1st century, making it an important historical site as well.

As you walk through the beautifully preserved ruins, you will be able to imagine what life was like for Mary during her time here.

After discovering the house, the Archbishop of Izmir declared The Virgin Mary House a place of pilgrimage in 1892. Pope VI on 26 July 1967. Paul visited here and held mass here.

After visiting the house of the Virgin Mary, you will continue on to the main site of Ephesus, where you will be able to explore the incredible ruins of this once-great city.
Ephesus is famous for its sacred ancient shrines, including a famous temple that is among the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

Ephesus is one of the 12 cities of Ionia, this region was an important point of departure for trade routes to Asia Minor.
From the impressive Temple of Artemis to the beautifully preserved theater, you will be able to see some of the most significant historical sites in all of Turkey.

Ephesus is famous for its sacred ancient shrines, including a famous temple that is among the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

Upon arrival in Ephesus, you will visit the beautiful Celsus Library, built in the early 2nd century AD. You will also see the Grand Theatre; one of the most impressive structures of Ephesus and once St. Where Paul preached.

Afterwards there will be a visit to Hadrian’s Temple just across the road. Lunch will be served in its garden, which resembles a typical Turkish village.

After lunch, visit the Ephesus Archaeological Museum, which contains two wonderful marble statues of Artemis and 25,000 artifacts found in the ancient city, before visiting the nearby St. A stop will be made at St. John’s Basilica.

As you walk through the ruins, your knowledgeable guide will share fascinating stories and facts about the city, giving you a truly immersive experience. You will also have the opportunity to learn about the incredible advances that were made in this city during its heyday, including the development of early forms of democracy and the creation of the first public toilets.
By the end of the tour, you will have a deep understanding and appreciation for the splendor of Ephesus, and the incredible history and culture that made it such a special place. Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to discover the magic of Ephesus and the house of the Virgin Mary for yourself.


  • Licensed professional guide in English or other preferred language for all sightseeing.
  • Air-conditioned luxury vehicle with a professional driver
  • Pick-up and drop-off service
  • Entrance fees to museums and sites according to the above itinerary


  • Gratuities to guide and driver
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Any items not specifically mentioned as included

Additional Information

  • To bring a camera, a sunhat, and to prefer comfortable walking shoes are highly recommended.

Prices of the The House of the Virgin Mary – Ephesus – Basilica of St. John

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  • A special price will be given for requests of 11 people or more. We kindly ask you to contact the your agency.
  • Infant (0-6) free of charge, Children age (7-12) % 50
  • Free Cancellation. Cancel anytime one day before your experience, full refund.
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