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A Private Tour From Izmir to Experience Sunday Mass in the House of the Virgin Mary

3.5 / 5 total 1 reviews
Duration: 4 hours
Overview
The House which was the home of the Virgin Mary for the final years of her life is now a little chapel. Every Sunday and on Holy Days, there is a Mass held here. During the Summer months, when there are more people, an Open-Air Mass is held next to the chapel.

With our Private Tours, you are picked-up from your hotel, Izmir Port or a designated City centre meeting point at approximately 09.30 by our multilingual tour guide and a luxury air-conditioned minivan. The journey to the House of the Virgin Mary takes around one hour.

Upon arrival, guests are led to the area where the Mass is held at 11.00. The Mass is said by the resident Priest in English with some Latin and Turkish too. Hymns are sung by the choir and regular churchgoers. Before Mass starts, there is a book where you can write the names of people you wish the priest to pray for and after Mass, it is possible to light a candle too.

Once Mass is over, the tour guide will show you the House of the Virgin Mary (if Mass not held there), the Wall of Intentions and the Underground Spring where you make a wish before drinking the water.

When all attractions have been visited, the Tour Guide leads you back to the transport and the return journey to Izmir, where you will be dropped off at the original pick-up point. People of all religions are welcome to visit the House of the Virgin Mary and attend Mass.
Highlights
  • Pick-Up and Drop-Off
  • Multilingual Tour Guide
  • Luxury Transport
  • Private guided tour of the House of the Virgin Mary (if mass not held in it on the day of tour)
  • Private guided tour of the attractions around the House of the Virgin Mary
  • The opportunity to attend Mass in a sacred place
  • Entrance Fees
Good to Know
  • Duration Duration: 4 hours;
  • Skip the Line Skip the Line
  • Printed Voucher Accepted Printed Voucher Accepted
  • Instant Confirmation Instant Confirmation
  • Pick-up service Pick-up service
    Pick-Up from Izmir Hotel, Izmir Port, Izmir ADB Airport or designated City Centre meeting point
  • Disability Services Disability Services
    Wheelchair accessible transport and facilities upon request
  • Easy Cancellation Easy Cancellation
    There is no cancellation fee once Customers Cancel at least 7 day(s) prior to the date of the activity or tour.
    There is 50% cancellation fee for Customers to Cancel 3 and 6 day(s) prior to the date of the activity or tour.
    There is 100% cancellation fee for Customers to Cancel 2 day(s) prior to the date of the activity or tour.
Inclusions
  • Pick-Up and Drop-Off
  • Bottled water on the Journey from and to Izmir
  • Luxury transport
  • Multilingual private tour guide
  • Private tour of the House of the Virgin Mary
  • Private tour of the attractions surrounding the House of the Virgin Mary
  • Mass
  • Entrance fees
Exclusions
  • Drinks not stated in Inclusions
  • Snacks
  • Meals
  • Gratuities
Meeting Point
Pick-Up from Izmir Hotel, Izmir Port, Izmir ADB Airport or designated City Centre Meeting Point.
Things to Know Before You Go
  • All guests are asked to dress respectfully for entering the House of the Virgin Mary and attending Mass
  • Suncream, Sun Parasol and Sun Hats, caps etc advisable during the hot summer months
  • Wheelchair accessible transport upon request at booking stage
  • Any person under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult
  • This tour is open to all ages
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Reviewed by Simone G AU   September 13, 2017
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A joyful experience to Virgin Marys House on my Tour around Turkey I found this to be a worthy trip the company collected me and my sister from our hotel in Izmir on time and dropped us back afterwards. The guide was good with good english and full of information regarding the trip. We got to have mass outdoors afterwards some time to ourselves where we lit some candles and collected Holy water from the fonts it was so peaceful just to sit and take it all in, the small part of the house which you can visit is so pretty and the archives of some relics were wonderful A fantastic guided tour.
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