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Discover the magic of the ancient ruins of Ephesus and the House of the

Virgin Mary on this day trip from Kusadasi. Visit the Temple of Artemis,

one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World and one the

best-preserved ancient ruins in the Mediterranean. See the Great Theater

and the Library of Celsus. Sample Turkish delicacies during lunch, then

discover the House of the Virgin Mary, the place where Mary lived her

final days.

Enjoy pickup from your Kusadasi hotel and relax on the drive to Ephesus.

When you arrive, stop at St John's Basilica on the top of Ayasuluk

Hill. Visit the basilica and see the 4th-century tomb where the remains

of the saint are said to be housed.Next, travel to the

ancient city of Ephesus, an important center of early Christianity. Ephesus was one of the seven churches

addressed by Christ in a vision, according to the book of Revelation. With your guide, visit the

Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the

Ancient World, then see the Great Theater, the

Library of Celsus and many other well-preserved ancient temples.Take a break to enjoy a delicious lunch of

Turkish cuisine at a local restaurant, while your local guide explains interesting facts about Ephesus and its surroundings. After

lunch, visit the House of the Virgin Mary,

where she spent the last days of her life. The cottage has been a

pilgrimage place for many centuries, and was authenticated by Pope Paul

VI

in 1967. Next, relax on your comfortable coach on the drive back to your hotel.