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
Start: 07:30
End: 20:30
Transportation: Bus


07:00 – 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 (Hotels would be in Basmane, Alsancak or Kordon)
  • Transportations in the tour
  • English Speaking Local Tour Guide
  • Lunch
  • Parking and road tolls
  • Local Taxes
  • Personal Expenses
  • Drinks at the lunch
  • Entrance fees to the visiting sights
  • Optional day tours to Pamukkale, Didyma, Priene, Miletos & Pergamon


  1. Young Lee

    We had an excellent tour of Ephesus, led by Aygul. When I booked Tuna replied immediately, making it easy to set up the time and place for my pickup. Aygul was very knowledgeable about ancient Ephesus and the House of Mary. She tailored the day trip to our specific needs. We highly recommend this tour company in Turkey.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

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