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Izmir House of Virgin Mary Excursion Reviews

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Visit the most sacred place in Izmir, the House of Virgin Mary in the ancient city of Ephesus. The humble, one-story brick house, according to myth, is where the Virgin spent her last years.

canuck1669

1 review

Interesting from a historical and religious perspective.


Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line

cltraveler

1 review

Again, Oz, was FANTASTIC! Even though there were a lot of people, everyone was very respectful of the site.


Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line

AllawahPark

2 reviews

Excellent guide, interesting sites.


Provider: MSC Cruises

rongoldner

1 review

Not much to see


Provider: MSC Cruises

JLU917

1 review

A little crowded, but very inspirational for Catholics.

Provider: Independent Operator

EIslander

1 review

Mary's house was pretty neat, and for some, that is the highlight of their experience, but I highly recommend seeing Ephesus.

Provider: MSC Cruises

Pezzy

1 review

Long bus ride way up in the mountains. Beautiful make this part of your trip

Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line

vtgumby

2 reviews

Izmir is a big port and House of Mary was no biggie unless you're religious

Provider: Independent Operator

retired2012

1 review

A very touching experience. Unlike the Sistine chapel, this was a well respected holy place. Very moving experience.

Provider: Independent Operator

TTT Traveler

1 review

The tour of Mary's House and St. John's Monastery was the main reason for us to take this cruise. It exceeded our expectations. Very informative tour guide.

Provider: MSC Cruises

Ironman56

1 review

We only did this because it was included in the tour of Ephesus for little extra charge. If you are of a religious persuasion, this house may have more significance for you. I found it interesting from an historical perspective but you may question the validity of some of the claims. Additionally, the area was extremely crowded and the line through the house was very long.

Provider: Costa Cruises

Katie Starlight

1 review

The house of the Virgin Mary is quite moving. I did feel a little rushed but there were several buses there. My sister and niece actually went back through and took their time. Bring a Water bottle to fill with holy water. We pinned a prayer to the wish wall too. The tour guide was quite interesting. Some people were annoyed that they had to stop at the Leather factory but I liked the show. Expensive though but very beautiful clothing.

Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line

Jazzacat

1 review

Incredible experience, the house and the prayer wall are really worth visiting,

Provider: Thomson Cruises

stagetek23

2 reviews

wonderful tour through the ship. Small group of 8 people to House of Virgin Mary and Ephesus.

Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line

Anne C

1 review

When we arrived there, it was quiet and very calm.

Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line

spookyload

1 review

Very nice attraction.

Provider: MSC Cruises

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