Day Trip to Ancient Ephesus and Virgin Mary House from Izmir Hotels

Ephesus Day Tour from Izmir Hotels

Whether you are on a vacation or business trip in Izmir. If somehow you are in Izmir city and got a free day to spare, It is absolutely what you are looking for. By only 1-hour tour bus ride you will find yourself in Ancient Ephesus. Do yourself a favor and explore Ephesus ancient city and House of Virgin Mary by

  • Hotel pick up and drop off will be pre-arranged from central hotels in Izmir.
  • Explore each corner of Ephesus Ancient City with an experienced tour guide.
  • Enjoy the delicious lunch in a local restaurant.
  • In one day visit 3 different location like Ephesus Ancient City, House of Virgin Mary and Temple of Artemis.
  • All land transportation and museum fee will be included.
Duration: Full Day
Tour Type: Regular
Departure Days: Everyday
Starting Place: 07:30
Ending Place: 20:30
Transportation: Bus


07:30 – Your tour starts with the hotel pick up in Izmir and pass from the airport and meet with other tour participants then drive to Ephesus ancient city.
(Please note that pick up time can be changed according to your hotel location and there will be an extra cost for Izmir Hotels pick up and drop off)
Meet with your local tour guide. We will start to guided Ephesus and St. Mary’s House Tour included lunch.

We are going to visit today:
Start to explore Ephesus Ancient city with the professional tour guide, stroll past the Celsus library, the Trajan Fountain and the Temple Of Hadrian in the Ancient Ephesus. You continue to walk on the historical marble street the Great Theater where St. Paul preached. After the Ephesus ruins, we drive to Isa Bey Mosque and visiting Isabey Mosque. Stop at a local restaurant for lunch. In the afternoon program, visiting the carpet cooperative to see how the Turkish carpets are made by hand. Proceed to the House of Virgin Mary, the belief that she came to this area with Saint John and St. Mary spent her last days here. This house is known as a sacred place for Christians and Muslims. Our last stop will be to visit Temple Of Artemis (Diana), on the side of one of the seven wonders of the Ancient World.

17:00 – Guided tour ends and you will be transferred back to your hotel in Izmir.


  • Hotel Pick Up & Drop Off in Izmir Hotels
  • Transportations in the tour
  • English Speaking Local Tour Guide
  • Lunch
  • Entrance fees in the program
  • Parking and road tolls
  • Local Taxes
  • Personal Expenses
  • Drinks at the lunch
  • Optional day tours to Pamukkale, Didyma, Priene, Miletos & Pergamon


8 reviews for Ephesus Day Tour from Izmir Hotels
  1. Howard

    That was our reason for coming to Izmir. A visit to the ancient ruins of Ephesus is like a visit to ancient Rome. This ancient city had a vast elaborate, and wealthy city with every luxury a Roman citizen wanted. The basic excursion includes most of the central area of the ancient city, temples, shops, baths, and amphitheaters abound. You will be spending a day learning what life was like in a major Roman outpost, enjoying the architecture and lifestyle of the ancient citizens. How fun would it be to live in the ancient city of Ephesus? Your next spot is the virgin Mary house after the ruins of Ephesus. The House of the Virgin Mary is a must for dedicated to visiting all religions.

  2. Jonathan

    Thank you very much for a great Ephesus tour… This trip was perfect for me, we were in Izmir for business and we only had one day to see something touristic around the city. Ancient Ephesus and Virgin Mary tour was the best option for us. The day trip took us to different ruins including the house of the Virgin Mary and Ephesus ancient ruins. The excursion guide was very knowledgeable of the place because he was a local person and speaks very good English. The food was also so good. We are very pleased with this trip. If we have time, I would like to visit Pamukkale for a day.

  3. James

    I and my wife visited Izmir in Turkey in February 2021 for a business trip. We booked this tour for Sunday. They were on time for hotel pick-up in the morning. Our Ephesus tour guide Mr. Dursun was amazing. He covered the trip from A to Z very well. He had full knowledge of the historical aspects of all the places we visited like the ancient Ephesus city and the surroundings. He also did put extra effort into the tour group and took us to the places which were not covered in the original tour plan too. The tour guide and vehicle driver were very friendly so we enjoyed his company. The Tour vehicle was very clean. The overall day tour was an all round 5-star tour. If we ever go back to Turkey, we are going to contact this agency again.

  4. Mike

    Well-arranged, coordinated & an excellent guided daily tour… That was a small-group day trip from Izmir to visit ancient Ephesus and several other sights around the area. Timely & comfortable hotel pick-ups and drop-offs. The guide was excellent, engaging, informative, and well-spoken local of the area. We were served a locally prepared lunch, sumptuous & delicious. It was very nice to see the local carpet weaving. We enjoyed the trip immensely but it was a little long day though.

  5. Faisal

    Excellent private guided Ephesus tour from the airport and worth it. We had a guided tour to Ephesus from the best travel agency in Turkey and their tour guide was very informative and didn’t rush us at all. Other tour guides could be seen moving the groups along at a faster pace and our tour guide took extra time to explain things. He gave interesting tidbits on cultural aspects too. The lunch at the local place was fantastic, with special care given to vegetarians such as our group of 5 pax. Thank you very much for your superb services. We want to see the Pamukkale before going to Fethiye Oludeniz. Could you please let us know that if it is possible to organize a private tour to Pamukkale and Hierapolis ancient city for us from our hotel in Izmir and after the tour drop us at our hotel in Fethiye?

  6. Mochkarova

    My wife, my son, and I had a phenomenal day visiting Ephesus, the House of Virgin Mary, and the Sirince Village. We enjoyed a fine day with guide Ozan and the driver was very good. Hotel pickup/dropoff in Izmir worked well. Ozan was extremely knowledgeable and was one of the best tour guides we have ever had. he gave us “free time” at all the sites so we could look around at our leisure. All in all a phenomenal experience in Ephesus ancient city! we will come back very soon and would book through this agency again.

  7. Pedro

    hotel pick-up time is on time, the tour was awesome and great. Remzi knows very well the historical places and the stories behind it. he’s very nice, and approachable. We learned a lot from him. We had lunch in one of the local restaurants as part of the tour and it was appetizing. Highly recommended.

  8. Daisy

    Been in izmir for a conference. And ofcourse did myself a favor and stayed an extra day. There was many options. I choose Ephesus tour. On internet and in the city there was too many travel agencies. agencies. But this guys were very friendly and has good communication skills. Also prices are very reasonable. In the morning was raining but when we arrive selcuk ephesus it was perfect summer day. Very quality tour guide and delicious food. So they deserved every cent they get.

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