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Spend half a day exploring the important Christian sites in and around Ephesus.
You will meet your official Turkish guide at the cruise ship pier and embark on a 25 minute drive through the peach orchards and the cotton fields. Arrive in Selcuk, where the House of Virgin Mary and the Roman city of Ephesus are located.
The House of the Virgin Mary is a Christian shrine in the vicinity of Ephesus. After the crucifixion of Jesus, apostles were subject to torture, and St. John came to stay at Ephesus and preach the word of God. Some believe that the Virgin Mary, the mother of Jesus, was taken to this stone house by Saint John following the crucifixion of Jesus. Roman Catholics believe that she lived there until her assumption into Heaven; other denominations of Christians recognize this spot as her burial place.
Continue to the ancient city of Ephesus, one of the best surviving sites of Roman history in the world. Ephesus was the Roman Capital of province of Asia Minor, and it is here that St. Paul spent two years teaching Christianity. Tour the ancient town, visiting the Fountain of Trajan, Temple of Hadrian, Celsus Library, the Marble Road, and the Roman theater that is mentioned in the Acts of Apostles.
All entrance fees are included in the price of this tour. The cost of lunch, drinks or any other extras are not included.
Always communicate your needs and expectations to your driver/guide. They are there to take care of you in any situation, and are more than willing to adjust the day accordingly, upon immediate request. Do not feel that you have to rush through your tour, take your time. Ask questions and you may logically determine by the middle of your tour the amount of time you should need to return to the starting point. If you are taken to a shop or school you may leave at anytime. You are not required to purchase anything.
Days offered: 7 days a week