Kusadasi House of the Virgin Mary Excursion Reviews

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.
Had mass at the House of the Virgin Mary.
Had mass at the House of the Virgin Mary. Breathtaking. Turks were wonderful people and the place was immaculate.
Had mass at the House of the Virgin Mary. Breathtaking. Turks were wonderful people and the place was immaculate. Read Less
Sail Date November 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
The entire tour was outstanding!
The entire tour was outstanding! I loved everything about Turkey that we saw. it was a lovely ride to the destination, our guide was proud of his country and very knowledgeable, and every step was exciting and interesting. This is a ... Read More
The entire tour was outstanding! I loved everything about Turkey that we saw. it was a lovely ride to the destination, our guide was proud of his country and very knowledgeable, and every step was exciting and interesting. This is a must-see! Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Celestyal Cruises
Ok but due to it being a religious day it was packed.
Ok but due to it being a religious day it was packed. Glad our tour got us in early as the lines became very long & in the heat very tiring no doubt. Nothing much else there as few souvo shops
Ok but due to it being a religious day it was packed. Glad our tour got us in early as the lines became very long & in the heat very tiring no doubt. Nothing much else there as few souvo shops Read Less
Sail Date August 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Not really worth it unless you believe the story.
Not really worth it unless you believe the story.
Not really worth it unless you believe the story. Read Less
Sail Date May 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Beautiful.
Beautiful. Small but the experience of just being in the house, even briefly, was worth the visit.
Beautiful. Small but the experience of just being in the house, even briefly, was worth the visit. Read Less
Sail Date August 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Silversea Cruises
Not worth seeing in my opinion.
Not worth seeing in my opinion. But it was part of the tour so we went in.
Not worth seeing in my opinion. But it was part of the tour so we went in. Read Less
Sail Date June 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Azamara
Ephesus (Kusadasi), Turkey – Ephesus was one our favorite ports we booked our excursion via Royal ...
Ephesus (Kusadasi), Turkey – Ephesus was one our favorite ports we booked our excursion via Royal Caribbean Best of Ephesus and we had an extremely hard time understanding our tour guide but, we made the best of our experience. Our tour ... Read More
Ephesus (Kusadasi), Turkey – Ephesus was one our favorite ports we booked our excursion via Royal Caribbean Best of Ephesus and we had an extremely hard time understanding our tour guide but, we made the best of our experience. Our tour included a visit to the House of the Virgin Mary, and it was a remarkable experience (a must see). We also made a stop to see the Ancient Ruins and that was a site to see! The tour was filled with history. We also stopped to see a carpet demonstration, please do not be alarmed the sales staff were not pushy at all. They served us Turkish wine and snacks. We later went back to town (near the cruise terminal) did a bit of shopping and the shopping was wonderful- jewelry, leather handbags Read Less
Sail Date October 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
House of Virgin Mary was a very nice spot.
House of Virgin Mary was a very nice spot. It is either a religious pilgrimage or just an interesting thing to see.
House of Virgin Mary was a very nice spot. It is either a religious pilgrimage or just an interesting thing to see. Read Less
Sail Date October 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Excellent tour.
Excellent tour. The guide was both enthusiastic and extremely knowledgable. He was an ex history teacher, and never stopped talking about Roman and later history in Turkey. As always with Turkish tours was the long wasted time in the ... Read More
Excellent tour. The guide was both enthusiastic and extremely knowledgable. He was an ex history teacher, and never stopped talking about Roman and later history in Turkey. As always with Turkish tours was the long wasted time in the carpet factory. Read Less
Sail Date October 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Wow - off the beaten path, could never do it without an excursion.
Wow - off the beaten path, could never do it without an excursion. I'm not religious but it was a powerful moment. Only complaint is that they speed you through the house single file and you can't take a moment to take it all in.
Wow - off the beaten path, could never do it without an excursion. I'm not religious but it was a powerful moment. Only complaint is that they speed you through the house single file and you can't take a moment to take it all in. Read Less
Sail Date October 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
It was nice to visit since the crowds had not yet arrived.
It was nice to visit since the crowds had not yet arrived. Had it been much more crowded, I would not have waited to tour it.
It was nice to visit since the crowds had not yet arrived. Had it been much more crowded, I would not have waited to tour it. Read Less
Sail Date October 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
We enjoyed the visit to Virgin Mary's house and the holy water which we were able to take home.
We enjoyed the visit to Virgin Mary's house and the holy water which we were able to take home. Ephesus was also interesting. The lunch and show component of the tour was not good. The food was terrible and we couldn't wait to ... Read More
We enjoyed the visit to Virgin Mary's house and the holy water which we were able to take home. Ephesus was also interesting. The lunch and show component of the tour was not good. The food was terrible and we couldn't wait to leave. We skipped watching the carpet weaving at the end. The town at port was very dirty and not much to do or see. A tour here is definitely recommended. Read Less
Sail Date October 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
We arrived early to beat the crowds.
We arrived early to beat the crowds. Very moving to visit this house where Virgin Mary last lived.
We arrived early to beat the crowds. Very moving to visit this house where Virgin Mary last lived. Read Less
Sail Date September 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
We arrived early prior to the great crowds.
We arrived early prior to the great crowds. Is a meaningful stop and we were not rushed.
We arrived early prior to the great crowds. Is a meaningful stop and we were not rushed. Read Less
Sail Date September 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
I don't believe in these superstitions - have you ever heard of dinosaurs?
I don't believe in these superstitions - have you ever heard of dinosaurs? - but it was an interesting trip
I don't believe in these superstitions - have you ever heard of dinosaurs? - but it was an interesting trip Read Less
Sail Date August 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Azamara
We were able to go inside her house.
We were able to go inside her house. Extremely moving. We were able to attend Mass in a nearby chapel
We were able to go inside her house. Extremely moving. We were able to attend Mass in a nearby chapel Read Less
Sail Date August 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
profound and moving
profound and moving
profound and moving Read Less
Sail Date July 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Scenic drive, well done.
Scenic drive, well done. Cafe and a couple of little shops.
Scenic drive, well done. Cafe and a couple of little shops. Read Less
Sail Date June 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Very inspiring to know Mary once lived there.
Very inspiring to know Mary once lived there. Get water from spring
Very inspiring to know Mary once lived there. Get water from spring Read Less
Sail Date June 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Mary's house and Ephesus was one tour.
Mary's house and Ephesus was one tour. Our guide did the tour in a kind of unique way which allowed us to get to Mary's house before others and we had no lines and no one in the way of pictures
Mary's house and Ephesus was one tour. Our guide did the tour in a kind of unique way which allowed us to get to Mary's house before others and we had no lines and no one in the way of pictures Read Less
Sail Date May 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
The guide took us here first in the early morning.
The guide took us here first in the early morning. No crowds just a wonderful peaceful experience.
The guide took us here first in the early morning. No crowds just a wonderful peaceful experience. Read Less
Sail Date May 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Van tour with guide and driver of this area and more.
Van tour with guide and driver of this area and more.
Van tour with guide and driver of this area and more. Read Less
Sail Date May 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises