Istanbul Ephesus tour

Departure from: Izmir Airport/Izmir port or hotel / Kusadasi Harbour or Kusadasi Hotels

Istanbul Ephesus tour
Key Information:
Tour Duration: approx. 6,5 -7 hours
Days of Operation: Every day
Season: All Year
Places to visit: Artemission Temple, Ephesus ancient city, House of Virgin Mary, St. John Basilica.
Guide: English speaking guide (tours in other languages are available)
Departure from: Izmir Airport/Izmir port or hotel.


Istanbul Ephesus tour program

Meeting with your guide at the determined point. The guide will hold up a sign with your name on it. Driving to Ephesus through Selcuk.

You will be picked up by your tour guide at the exit of the Izmir port held the board written your name on it. First you will drive to Ephesus, the way takes about 1 hour and 15 min. At the beginning you will visit the House of Virgin Mary, where it is believed that she has spent her last days before she died. Continued you will visit the ruins of the Ephesus city including Odeon, Temple of Hadrian, Grand Theatre, Roman Baths, Celcius Library etc. After the lunch you will go together with your guide to the St. John Basilica located over his burial place. After leaving the Basilica you will visit the Temple of Artemis, being one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. After the tour is over, optionally we offer some shopping opportunities. At the end of the tour you will be returned to the port of Izmir.

The next stop will be the Basilica dedicated to the author of Revelation St. John. According to the legend St. John died in this church after having written the Fourth Gospel and the Basilica was built by the Emperor Justinian over St. Johns burial place.

At the end of the tour we offer to you a lunch and then we drive you back to Izmir port/airport/hotels.


- Domestic flight from Istanbul to Izmir and from Izmir to Istanbul.
- Airport Transfers in Izmir.
- Visiting the Temple of Artemis /Diana.
- Visiting The Ruins of Ephesus
- The Celsus library.
- Temple of Hadrian.
- Fountain of Trajan.
- The Great Theater.
- The Odeon.
- Lunch.
- House Of Virgin Mary.
- St. John Basilica.
- English Speaking Licensed Professional Guide.
- All Entrance fees.
- Air/Conditioned Vehicle.


What you visit
Ephesus - Meeting with your guide at the Izmir airport and drive to Selcuk. Visit the House of Virgin Mary, where she has spent her last days before she dies. She was brought to this place by St. John for protection and is believed to have been taken from here into heaven.
Ephesus is one of the largest archeological sites, for many Christians; the best-known building in Ephesus is the large Theater where in the 1st century AD a silversmith attempted to stir up a riot to get rid of Paul who was damaging his business of making images of Diana. (Sightseeing includes: Marble Street, Odeon, Bouleterion, Temple of Hadrian, Agora, the Bath of Scholastica, Love house, Library of Celsius, Great Theatre, Harbour Street.) Lunch in a local restaurant with traditional Turkish foods.
Visit the St. John Basilica and the Temple of Artemis, being one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Transfer to Izmir Airport for an evening flight back to Istanbul.

16:00 End of the tour; short rest in Selcuk and transfer to the Izmir airport; flight to Istanbul.

Includes Ephesus Day Trip included

Istanbul Ephesus tour price:
- Please contact us to get the price offer for this tour.

Did you know that fact about Ephesus?
But did you know about the place outside of Ephesus called garbage heap (trash heap)? According to the historical records unwanted babies - mostly girls - due to the belief to the Artemis goddess (Artemis was the goddess of fertility both giving blessings to woman willing to have a child and also protecting from the child birth, as every third woman was likely to die during the child birth) were left in the isolated area to die. The most healthiest of them were picked up by the slave traders and used to be slaves or prostitutes.


Take with you

  • Camera.
  • Hat.
  • Comfortable shoes.
  • Water.

Included in price
Professional English speaking guide (tour in other language is available).
Air conditioned vehicle with the driver
All entrance fees stated in the program.
All local taxes.
No extra or hidden costs!.


Your safety during the tour is our responsibility guaranteed by TURSAB association, number A 8456 license and travel insurance...



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