This is a private tour designed only for you and your loved ones.
The tour begins with our professional licensed tour guide welcomes us, and we being transferred from our hotel to our first destination in a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle. Our guide will be with us all day and be happy to explain to us every point of the landmarks we will visit.
Our first stop is the House of the Virgin Mary, where the mother of Jesus Christ spent her years before she left this world. Pope Paul VI visited the shrine in 1967, and "unofficially" confirmed its authenticity. Pope John Paul II also visited the shrine in 1979, and Pope Benedict XVI visited this shrine in 2006. On their visits, they brought some gifts for the shrine, which we can see during our visit.
Next up we will visit the UNESCO listed Ancient City of Ephesus, one of the best-preserved Greco-Roman ancient cities in the world. Ephesus is famous for Odeon, where old music concerts used to be organized, and the Domitian Temple which is one of the first temples dedicated to a human. Afterwards, we will visit the Temple of Artemis. Artemis was a Greek goddess (the virginal huntress and twin of Apollo), who replaced Selene as the Goddess of the Moon. At the end of our tour, we will have some time to explore some local goods, and shopping. Then between 3:00 pm and 4:00 pm, we will be transferred back to the Kusadasi Cruise Port.
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What to bring
Know before you go
• It is advised for you to depart as early possible according to your arrival
• If you are taking this tour as a shore excursion, your return to the ship is guaranteed to be timely