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Kusadasi House of the Virgin Mary Excursion Reviews

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Believed to be the dwelling in which Mary lived out her last days, The House of the Virgin Mary has long been a popular visitation site for a variety of pilgrims, including several popes.

olsense1

1 review

Nice and worth the ride


Provider: Independent Operator

CondorX2

1 review

The visit was great and we enjoyed it very much, next time will choose to attend the Mass..


Provider: Princess Cruises

bjrose

2 reviews

This is a place where the Virgin Mary supposedly spent her last days. It is a place of tranquility and of prayer. It is a wonderful visit and one should do it for the spiritual value.


Provider: Independent Operator

DDCruiseFL

1 review

Great experience with an online tour operator. Pick-up and drop off were worry free. we saw much more than the ship tour. Went up the coast to more ancient and intact sites. Tour leader was a history major with a great sense of humor. he took delight in showing us how bad the other tour leaders were and how they made up a lot of the stuff they told their tours.


Provider: Independent Operator

CarolinaCruiser85

2 reviews

Awesome site especially if you are a Christian.


Provider: Independent Operator

CARMAD65

1 review

In our brochure it was called 'Mary's House' and was not what I had expected.
Outside there was a long wall covered in prayers and wishes written on pieces of paper and pinned on to each other,


Provider: Independent Operator

trexdex

1 review

Interesting tour.

Provider: Princess Cruises

Darshan1

10 reviews

Our tour was with Irene and Tura Tourism (booked through the ship) and went to both the Virgin's house and Ephesus. The guide was informative and friendly and she paced the tour well for the most part so as not to be exhausting but also making sure we got places on time. The House of the Virgin was more interesting for views along the way as well as the religious history Irene told us about along with the geological and ancient political history of the region. The tour company gave us complimentary flasks to fill with holy water we could gather ourselves at springs below the Virgin's house. A neat experience.

Provider: Celebrity Cruises

Kellie Poodle

6 reviews

Though it had no religious significance for us, we found it a charming place with an aura of reverence. We filled our water bottle at the fountain hoping to get a little "magic" from the water.

Provider: Independent Operator

goonergirl

1 review

Our tour guide told us all about the place and the story about its discovery and we went after our visit to Ephesus. We all received a small pot to fill with water from the spring. A very interesting visit.

Provider: Royal Caribbean International

Annalise

7 reviews

As Catholics, this place had a certain reverence for us. Her final living place was small and simple. Takes less than 2 minutes to walk through. Outside people leave written prayers and requests in a nearby wall.


Provider: Princess Cruises

klitz

1 review

Whether it is or is not the actual House of Virgin Maqry, it is where the faithful (of which I am one) celebrate the exemplary and inspiring life of Mary. Many religious shrines may not be the actual spot of the claimed event, they are always where the events are celebrated.

Provider: Independent Operator

Princessa22

1 review

Great private tour with Ceyla Ergon (zeynepceyla@gmail.com through the ruins of Ephesus, house of the Virgin Mary is not to be missed. Take an empty bottle to get water from well under Mary's house. Also write a prayer for the prayer wall. Don't miss the Turkish rug making. Well worth it here.

Provider: Independent Operator

Blighty770

1 review

Very crowded site, with an unbelievably small chapel built over the site of the house which was found. Look out for the wall with the prayers written on paper and in cloth. Very moving.

Provider: Independent Operator

DebsLpool

2 reviews

In and out of a house in 10 seconds, nothing else I can say. Our guide had explained all about the history etc, but the actual visit is very formtic, all in a single line, don't stop, in thriugh one door out through the other, then pass the usual stalls selling tat.

Provider: Thomson Cruises

henrytf

1 review

Fantastic tour - great tour guide (Khan) Very crowded long queues also very hot time of year to do this - might be better in spring time. Was impossible to browse the town of Kusadasi without being pestered to buy something though.

Provider: Azamara Club Cruises

wismergirl

3 reviews

The ground was extensive but the house itself was small. It was claimed that Mary went to Ephesus with St. John in 37 A.D. and lived there until her death in 48 A.D. IMO, the "Wishing Wall" outside the House of Virgin Mary was even more striking than the house itself.

Provider: Independent Operator

CleoandAnthony

1 review

Was included in Ephesus Highlights tour. Interesting. Numerous stalls at which to buy souvenirs.

Provider: Royal Caribbean International

Summerpls

1 review

Beautiful drive getting there and it was packed! Lots of tourists there that day. It was very amazing to see buildings that have been there for thousands of years. You are not allowed to take pictures inside the House of the Virgin Mary but it does have a nice feeling to it.

Provider: Celebrity Cruises

baillie

1 review

The virgin Mary's house not a simple place of worship. No photos or taking please as people are there praying.

Provider: Princess Cruises

Twinmum

2 reviews

This is such a special place with so much meaning to so many people. Such beautiful country side surrounding this amazing sight makes it that much more spectacular. This was a real highlight of our trip.

Provider: Princess Cruises

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