Are you ready to uncover the wonders of an ancient civilization? Join the extraordinary Ephesus and House of Virgin Mary Day Tour from Gumbet, Bodrum. Immerse yourself in the rich history and fascinating ruins of Ephesus, once a thriving Greek and Roman port city. Discover architectural marvels, stroll along marble-paved streets, and pay a visit to the revered House of the Virgin Mary.
Why Visit Ephesus from Bodrum?
Ephesus is UNESCO World Heritage archaeological site, located in the Izmir region, about 175 km. from Gumbet. Day tours to Ephesus has recently become very popular with the tourists in Gumbet and Bodrum. And so there are several travel agents organizing day tours to Ephesus. Ephesus now receives over three million guests every year, especially from early April to late October.
Ephesus is famous for its ancient Greek and Roman port-city, the Library of Celsus, the Temple of Hadrian, the Amphitheatre where St. Paul once preached, and the world known House of the Virgin Mary, that is believed to be the location of Mary’s last home.
What to Expect?
You will be picked from your hotel in Gumbet and make about 2.5 hours journey (with breakfast break) in an air-conditioned coach for Ephesus. You’ll be informed with Ephesus, that was once one of the largest Roman cities and sea ports.
When you get to Ephesus, the tour will begin and you’ll experience and admire the marble-paved streets, passing crumbled shops and houses, the magnificent façade of the Library of Celsus, and see the other highlights of Ephesus such as the Temple of Hadrian and the bathhouse.
You’ll also see the Great Theater of Ephesus, and marvel at this giant amphitheater, that where St. Paul preached, and about 25,000 spectators regularly watched plays and gladiatorial games.
After having your lunch at a local restaurant, you’ll continue the tour to the House of the Virgin Mary. This is a holy place and there you’ll see a small chapel standing on the foundations of a house that is believed to be Mary’s last home.
And afterwards, you’ll take your bus to get back to your hotel in Gumbet or Bodrum.
Why Take the Ephesus and House of Virgin Mary Day Tour?
Here are some compelling reasons why you should consider taking the Ephesus and House of Virgin Mary Day Tour:
Explore Ancient Ruins
Ephesus is renowned for its well-preserved ancient ruins, offering a glimpse into the grandeur of its past. As you wander through this archaeological treasure, you’ll be captivated by the stunning architecture and the stories that unfold around every corner.
Marvel at Architectural Wonders
Witness the awe-inspiring Library of Celsus, a magnificent structure that showcases the wealth and intellectual prowess of the ancient city. Admire the intricate details of the Temple of Hadrian and envision the bustling life that once thrived within its walls.
Experience the Great Theater
Stand in awe at the Great Theater of Ephesus, where gladiatorial games and other grand spectacles entertained thousands of spectators. Imagine the echoes of St. Paul’s sermons as you take in the grand scale of this impressive amphitheater.
Visit the House of the Virgin Mary
Step into history and visit the House of the Virgin Mary, believed to be the final home of Mary, the mother of Jesus. Explore the serene surroundings and pay your respects at the small chapel that now stands on the site.
Highlights of the Ephesus and House of Virgin Mary Day Tour
Prepare to be enthralled by the incredible highlights that await you on the Ephesus and House of Virgin Mary Day Tour:
Ancient Ruins of Ephesus
- Explore the well-preserved ruins of Ephesus, once a major Greek and Roman port city.
- Wander through marble-paved streets and marvel at the remnants of shops and houses.
- Discover the architectural wonders, including the Library of Celsus, Temple of Hadrian, and the Great Theater.
Lunch at a Local Restaurant
- Indulge in a delicious lunch at a local restaurant, savoring the flavors of the region.
- Take a break from your exploration and refuel for the rest of your journey.
House of the Virgin Mary
- Visit the House of the Virgin Mary, believed to be the final home of Mary.
- Explore the site and the small chapel that now stands on the foundations of the house.
- Experience a sense of peace and spirituality as you immerse yourself in this sacred place.
Typical Itinerary for the Ephesus and House of Virgin Mary Day Tour
Here is a sample itinerary for the Ephesus and House of Virgin Mary Day Tour:
- Early pickup from your accommodation in Gumbet, Bodrum
- Relax in an air-conditioned vehicle as you journey through the picturesque countryside
- Enjoy a short breakfast stop along the way
- Arrive in Ephesus and embark on a guided walking tour of the ancient city
- Admire the architectural marvels, including the Library of Celsus and the Temple of Hadrian
- Explore the Great Theater and imagine the grand events that took place here
- Break for a delightful lunch at a local restaurant
- Visit the House of the Virgin Mary and soak in the serene atmosphere
- Take time to reflect and explore the small chapel on the site
- Return to Gumbet, Bodrum, and conclude your tour
Please note that the actual itinerary may vary. Contact our tour operator for the most up-to-date information and to secure your booking.
Book Your Ephesus and House of Virgin Mary Day Tour Today!
Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to step back in time and witness the splendor of Ephesus and the serenity of the House of the Virgin Mary. Book your Ephesus and House of Virgin Mary Day Tour now and embark on a journey that will leave you in awe of the ancient world.