One day trip to Ancient Ephesus and Virgin Mary House from Istanbul is available every day all year round. Escape from Istanbul for one day and discovery Ephesus ancient city, Temple of Artemis, Isabey Mosque and Virgin Mary house in the heart of the history. All of them are interesting spots for both Christian and Islam beliefs. Only pick your tour day and we will do the rest.
05:00 – You start from your hotel and transfer to airport for fly to Izmir.
(Your hotel pick up time may change according to your hotel location and tour season)
07:00 – Take the flight from Istanbul to Izmir for Ephesus tour.
(Your flight time may change according to the season and flight availability)
08:00 – Land at Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport. Our travel team will wait for you and pick you up with your name sign (at the meeting point in Izmir airport) then join other tour participants. Drive to Ephesus Ancient city and meet with your local tour guide for fully guided Ephesus & House of Virgin Mary tour included lunch.
We are going to visit today:
Ruins of Ephesus Ancient City: One of the most important regions of the Aegean & Turkey. It is the most famous Greek city of the ancient times with a heritage dating back to 6000 BC.
House of Virgin Mary: The belief that Mary spent her last days here and she came to this area with Saint John. This house is known as a sacred place for Christians and Muslims.
The Temple of Artemis: It has been known for centuries as a famous pilgrimage site, and in ancient times it is the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the World (Artemision).
Isabey Mosque: It was built in 1375 on the western slope of the Seljuk municipality, which has been home to many civilizations and is also a religious center. Isa Bey Mosque has a privileged place within the Anatolian Turkish architecture.
Our last stop will be around 16:30 and the end of the tour, return transfer back to Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport to the flight back to Istanbul.
19:30 – Take you’re a flight from Izmir to Istanbul.
(Flight departure time can be changed according to availabilities and season)
20:30 – You will land in Istanbul. Once you arrive at Istanbul airport we will take you back to your hotel. Arrival to your hotel will be the end of our Ephesus day tour services.
If you accept the tour that you would like to join and ready to book you can use our online booking form on the mentioned page. You can click on (Book Now Pay Online) You can pay either deposit or full amount with your Visa or Master Card.
Generally, we charge a minimum %30 deposit or some small amount according to tour content. The deposit may change according to the tour package you that you chose and it is shown on the website how much deposit we charge. If you pay only deposit the rest has to paid in CASH once.
Of course, we have a discount for children. You will see the discounts for children when you start the booking online.
Our tours depart every day (unless otherwise stated)! You need to pick your date from the booking form and complete it then we will arrange your tour according to the chosen starting date.
We use fully air-conditioned non-smoking new-model touristic vehicles for our tours, like Mercedes, Wolksvagen, Isuzu, Otokar) – so that you can enjoying touring in comfort. Some of our tour Packages include local buses for conneting from one city to others. We use a good bus companies for your locla bus travel from one city to others.
Our regular group tours stopping in some shopping places. But there is no obligation to buy. Mostly we stop unique goods shops belong to Turkey such as carpet store, leather store or jewelry stores. Once we stop here also you will get a lecture about the goods. Our private tours do not stop any shops unless you required.
If you booked your own hotel and start the one of our tour from your hotel, one of our staff/driver will come to your hotel at given time that will be written on your confirmation voucher and take you the meeting point to meet with other tour participants and tour guide.
While you are on a city tour, you do not need to carry but just in case, once you arrive in your hotel, take the copy of your passport and carry passport's copy with you. If you travel from one city to other city and if you are going to use the flight or bus connection between cities, you have to take your passport with you.
Group size changes day by day. We are not able to give you an exact number of the group but generally, group size is between 8 and 25 people.
All of our tour guides are licensed by the Turkish Tourism & Cultural Ministry and all are educated and well experienced.
Yes, It is very easy to find vegetarian food in Turkey. But please let us know your food preference at the time of booking.
We are not responsable for any forgeten valuables/staff on our tour. But if you let us know immediately we will try to do our best to find it and deliver it to you according to the possibility.
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Yes, we do pick up and drop off from Central Hotels like Sultanahmet, Laleli, Aksaray, Taksim, Fındıkzade, Karakoy, Beyoglu, Sirkeci. If the hotel that you booked is out of these areas, where you need to come by yourself to our meeting point or there will be an additional cost for pick up and drop off according to the possibility.
Yes, we are able to transfer you the airport at the end of the tour with an additional cost. The price change according to the airport. Please let us know which airport at the time of booking.
The nearest Port to Ephesus Ancient City is Kusadasi Cruise Port where the biggest cruise can dock and most of international cruise line pop into Kusadasi Cruise Port. It is only 20 munites drive from port to Ephesus Ancient City. Also, Izmir Cruise Port close to Ephesus too. It is an hour drive from Izmir Cruise Port to Ephesus Ancient City. If you are coming to Kusadasi by Cruise Ship you can check our Kusadasi Shore Excursion Kusadasi Shore Excursions or If you arrive in Izmir Cruise Port, you can check our Izmir Shore Excursion Category İzmir Shore Excursions
We highly recommend you to wear comfortable shoes. There are long walking in the Ephesus Tour. If you visit Ephesus in the summer period, you could take sun cream and sunglasses and wear shorts, t-shirt and hat to protect your head and face from the sun. There is no any shadow in the Ephesus Ancient City.
Izmir City Center is far from Ephesus about 80 km it takes around an hour by private vehicle. Also, it is possible to come by public transportation but you have to reach to Selcuk first you can go to Ephesus from Selcuk.
There are no any toilets in the Ephesus Ancient City. But there are toilets at the entrance and exit of the Ancient City. You should use before you enter or after the Ephesus Tour.
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