Ephesus + Temple of Artemis + House of Virgin Mary


In this great private tour you will know the amazing ancient city of Ephesus, a current transcedental archeological site and the House of Virgin Mary, a place of pilgrimage. In the ancient Ephesus you could discover anthological buildings such as the Library of Celsus, the Hadrian Temple and the incredible Grand Theather of Ephesus, with a former capacity of 25 000 people. Than we will visit famous Temple of Artemis which is one of the seven wonders of ancient world.




Pick-up point

We will pick you up from   Izmir Port or Kusadasi Port, depending on where your cruise docks. Your private guide will meet you at İzmir or Kusadasi port with a sign written “ Your Name “ on it, anytime you want.

Pick-up in your cruise port

In our booking form we ask you to include the name of your cruise and its shipping company, to locate you and pick you up for the tour. Once your booking is confirmed we will send you a voucher with all our contact information, like telephone numbers and email address, in case you need to contact us in advance to update or change any details about the cruise port pick-up.

Frequently asked questions about cruise port pick-up

How do we know who is going to be our guide and where we would find him and the vehicle at our arrival to port?
Your guide will be waiting for you at the Cruise Port exit, showing a poster with your name on it, and we will try as far as possible, to send you previously your English speaker guide’s phone number. Anyway, when you complete your booking we will send you a telephone number where you can contact us 24 hours for any doubts or questions you may have.

What would happen if we came back late to the cruise after the tour?
Our tourist services Company has assisting cruise travellers. We know the shipping companies schedules in detail, so we really take care that our clients get back to the cruise on time. We have not had any similar situation in all our operative years. You are in good hands!

Pick-up time

The exact pick-up time from Kusadasi or Izmir Port will depend on the arrival time of the cruise, so we should agree it in advance. We will let you know the exact time and schedule by email once you let us know the arrival time of your cruise to port.


Full day tour, between 6 and 8 hours, depending on your cruise’s departure time.


   1 person 2  people / per person 3  people / per person 4-5  people / per person
Private tour with English speaker guide and driver  

118  $


59  $


49  $


44  $


1- Private Local Licensed Guide
2- Private De-Luxe Cars, Mini Vans
3- All Entrance Fees
4- Delicious Lunch
5- 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
6- No extra HIDDEN Charges

NOT included

Terrace Houses are optional.  Terrace Houses  is located in the ancient city of Ephesus and can be added into itinerary with 10-US$ extra per person. It will extend tour duration around 30 mins. Ephesus has 1 mile ( 1.5 k.m.) walking distance and Terrace Houses has steps. Not recommended for people with physical disabilities.

Terms and Conditions

Must book at least  2 days in advance.
At the time of booking 20% of the total amount will be charged .
The remaining amount will be  paid in cash the day of the activity.
You must print the  voucher we send you as a confirmation of your advance payment.


The cancellation means the  loss of the deposit.
Date and time modifications can be made without penalties, according to our availability.

Additional Information

Once you complete the  booking process you will receive a  c onfirmation email. In this email you will find our contact details for any doubt, question or needs you may have.
You will receive  instant  confirmation of your booking.
Children  under 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult.

How to do the booking?

To book a  guided visit to Ephesus, Temple of Artemis and the House of Virgin Mary just enter the desired date and complete the  form on top of this page. Your reservation will be confirmed immediately.

Any questions?

In case you have any questions please consult our  FAQs section. If problems occur at the time of booking or you would like to hire other services, contact us  here.

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Tour 3: Ephesus, Temple of Artemis and the House of Virgin Mary

From Izmir or Kusadasi

Your private guide will meet you at İzmir or Kusadasi port with a sign written “ Your Name “ on it, anytime you want. After picking you up at your cruise Port of Smyrna or Kusadasi, during a course of about an hour and a half to  Ephesus, the guide, entitled by the Turkish Ministry of Tourism, will give you an introduction to the ancient history of Ephesus, one of the most famous city of Hellenistic times, highlighting the importance of one of the most transcendental archaeological sites in Turkey and the ancient world.

Ephesus: Throughout the visit you will enjoy the imperishable riches of Ephesus, Asia Minor former capital and one of the main ports of the Mediterranean Sea. We will marvel at the Temple of Hadrian and you will be ecstatic at the magnificent  Library of Celsus. During this excursion you can keep a valuable memory of your visit by taking pictures of you in the stands of the largest Theatre of the Antiquity, reviving the classical era in which more than 25 000 spectators attended its presentations.

House of Virgin Mary: Our tour continues in one of the Christianity most revered places: the site where the Virgin Mary lived her last days in retirement and prayer. Located in the mountains of Bulbul, a gift from nature, the humble home was forgotten until a date as recently as 1892, when it was declared a place of pilgrimage after some Marian apparitions. Currently a small stone church stands on the foundation of the home of the Virgin, known for the contemplative visits of Popes Paul VI and John Paul II. Before returning to the cruise, we propose you a stop to buy souvenirs and typical products.

Temple of Artemis: Located on the  hill of Ayasuluk there is the  Temple of Artemis, or  Artemision, which was one of the  Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, although from some excavations its location is presumed to have being in different places.

Dedicated to the  cult of Artemis, very popular in the region, it became a much visited center of pilgrimage and so the city itself. Each year, a whole month of vacation was taken for religious ceremonials and contemplation.

We recommend you to wear comfortable shoes and an appropriate clothing for such a pilgrimage, sacred place, as the House of the Virgin.


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