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.
House of the Blessed Virgin Mary and Ancient Ephesus.
House of the Blessed Virgin Mary and Ancient Ephesus. It rained the morning we were on this tour. The house of Mary was a very unique experience. It meant a lot to me personally. Ancient Ephesus was great too. We did the ship tour due ... Read More
House of the Blessed Virgin Mary and Ancient Ephesus. It rained the morning we were on this tour. The house of Mary was a very unique experience. It meant a lot to me personally. Ancient Ephesus was great too. We did the ship tour due to the unrest in the area but in hindsight I would do a private tour. I like to stop for photo ops and you simply can't with a large bus of people. Read Less
Sail Date May 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Very special place for Christian.
Very special place for Christian. A Chapel now.
Very special place for Christian. A Chapel now. Read Less
Sail Date May 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
After the tour we were forced into a high-pressure sales session at Turkman Weaving and Carpet ...
After the tour we were forced into a high-pressure sales session at Turkman Weaving and Carpet Center
After the tour we were forced into a high-pressure sales session at Turkman Weaving and Carpet Center Read Less
Sail Date April 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Celestyal Cruises
Very informative
Very informative
Very informative Read Less
Sail Date October 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Windstar Cruises
Skip the house of virgin mary unless you are religious.
Skip the house of virgin mary unless you are religious.
Skip the house of virgin mary unless you are religious. Read Less
Sail Date October 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Our tour started at the house of the Virgin Mary (which is not her house..it is church built where ...
Our tour started at the house of the Virgin Mary (which is not her house..it is church built where they believe the house was). It was a beautiful experience and I am so glad we got to see it. We then went to the ruins of Ephesus. ... Read More
Our tour started at the house of the Virgin Mary (which is not her house..it is church built where they believe the house was). It was a beautiful experience and I am so glad we got to see it. We then went to the ruins of Ephesus. Amazing and easy to walk (even though it said it was going to be strenuous). Then we were treated to a buffet lunch. Very fresh and very good. Read Less
Sail Date October 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Over hyped.
Over hyped. Great to see but with limited time-give yourself more time in Ephesus. It is fascinating to think of the idea that Mary lived there though.
Over hyped. Great to see but with limited time-give yourself more time in Ephesus. It is fascinating to think of the idea that Mary lived there though. Read Less
Sail Date September 2015
Shore Excursion Provider:
Just incredible.
Just incredible. Scary journey up the mountain. But one of the memories I'll treasure lit a candle and took a mass
Just incredible. Scary journey up the mountain. But one of the memories I'll treasure lit a candle and took a mass Read Less
Sail Date September 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
I would have been happy skipping this visit.
I would have been happy skipping this visit. You walk through the house, light a candle if you want and that's it. Some found this a very spiritual experience, I did not.
I would have been happy skipping this visit. You walk through the house, light a candle if you want and that's it. Some found this a very spiritual experience, I did not. Read Less
Sail Date September 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
We went to the House of the Virgin Mary.
We went to the House of the Virgin Mary. While somewhat interesting, I would have rather skipped this and had more time to explore Ephesus.
We went to the House of the Virgin Mary. While somewhat interesting, I would have rather skipped this and had more time to explore Ephesus. Read Less
Sail Date September 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Wow - an experience of a lifetime that I will never ever forget.
Wow - an experience of a lifetime that I will never ever forget. It's pretty powerful and quite spiritual place. You will be brought to tears. There's a wishing wall where you can write your wishes. There's also a sacred ... Read More
Wow - an experience of a lifetime that I will never ever forget. It's pretty powerful and quite spiritual place. You will be brought to tears. There's a wishing wall where you can write your wishes. There's also a sacred water well known for curing health issues or helping fertility. Bring along a water bottle you can fill up. Wished I had one with me. Read Less
Sail Date August 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
remaking of what is believed to be the house of virgin mary into a tourist destination, I have ...
remaking of what is believed to be the house of virgin mary into a tourist destination, I have conflicting feelings about that but I will leave that aside and say if you are religious and virgin mary is of significance to you then you ... Read More
remaking of what is believed to be the house of virgin mary into a tourist destination, I have conflicting feelings about that but I will leave that aside and say if you are religious and virgin mary is of significance to you then you should visit this site. Read Less
Sail Date August 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
just long enough with plenty of information
just long enough with plenty of information
just long enough with plenty of information Read Less
Sail Date July 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Amazing best tour ever
Amazing best tour ever
Amazing best tour ever Read Less
Sail Date July 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Our tour guide took us exactly where we asked and then some!
Our tour guide took us exactly where we asked and then some! We enjoyed her professionalism and intimate knowledge of Ephesus, Kusadasi, and the entire area. She guided us through the ruins and even off the beaten path to the Church of St. ... Read More
Our tour guide took us exactly where we asked and then some! We enjoyed her professionalism and intimate knowledge of Ephesus, Kusadasi, and the entire area. She guided us through the ruins and even off the beaten path to the Church of St. Mary where we had Holy Communion (I'm a pastor). Then on to the House of the Virgin Mary, which Zeynep again adeptly guided. Her flexibility and knowledge of the area took us to Selkirk for a fantastic (and very reasonable) lunch at the restaurant next door to the carpet weaving institute (run by the Turkish government). We then took a tour of the "factory" and were treated to a private showing of 50-75 rugs! Read Less
Sail Date July 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
A truly moving experience and a must see.
A truly moving experience and a must see. Our guide took us at a time when it wouldn't be too crowded because it can parental get very busy.
A truly moving experience and a must see. Our guide took us at a time when it wouldn't be too crowded because it can parental get very busy. Read Less
Sail Date July 2015
Shore Excursion Provider:
such a Holy place, we love it, and bring Holy water home.
such a Holy place, we love it, and bring Holy water home.
such a Holy place, we love it, and bring Holy water home. Read Less
Sail Date June 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
A very spiritual experience.
A very spiritual experience. Such a beautiful place that Mary was said to have spent the latter days of her life.
A very spiritual experience. Such a beautiful place that Mary was said to have spent the latter days of her life. Read Less
Sail Date June 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Incredible to visit and buy holy water
Incredible to visit and buy holy water
Incredible to visit and buy holy water Read Less
Sail Date June 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises