Day Trip to Ephesus from Istanbul

Ephesus Day Tour From Istanbul

Ephesus which is located in Turkey’s Izmir province is a very important area. This city was built as an ancient Greek city and later used as a Roman city.
There are countless historical monuments in the city that you will be able to see by joining the Ephesus tour from Istanbul.

  • It is a great opportunity to be scheduled every day from Istanbul for busy travellers.
  • Visit the World’s best-preserved ancient sites with an experienced tour guide and feel the history.
  • You will be able to visit the House of Virgin Mary and Artemis Temple.
  • Round trip flight tickets, all land transportation, airport transfers, lunch, and entrance fees will be included
  • Hassle-free day tour from Istanbul to Ephesus Ancient City.

Ephesus Day Tour from Istanbul is a special tour package that will give you the opportunity to explore this glamorous city in detail. Join this tour. In this way, you will witness history with licensed tour guides.

Duration: Long Day
Tour Type: Regular
Departure Days: Everyday
Starting Place: 03:00
Ending Place: 21:00
Transportation: +


Meal: Lunch

03:00 am ─ You will be picked up from your hotel in Istanbul and transfer to the airport in Istanbul. “Please note that all the given times can change according to the availability.”
06:05 am ─ Fly to Izmir from Istanbul.
07:25 am – When you arrive at the airport in Izmir, our staff will welcome you by your name sign. Then, you will be transferred to Ephesus Ancient City.

Here the main destinations that are included by the tour:

  1. Marble streets: Our first destination will be Marble Streets. When you think of a city, first of all, the streets of that city will come to your mind. The ancient city of Ephesus also had remarkable, aesthetic streets. There were various sculptures on the sides of the glittering streets made of marble. Sometimes there was trade on the side of the street. Especially the human traffic in the city would be on these streets. That’s why Marble Street is so important. It is very important to see this street in order to understand the social structure of the city. Taking a walk in this street will make you very happy.
  2. The Odeon: Here the second destination: The Odeon. To understand the social life of a city, it is necessary to understand how people spend their free time. For this, you must visit the Odeon in the ancient city of Ephesus. At the Odeon, many religious ceremonies were held. There were also concerts and theaters for entertainment. The Odeon was large enough to accommodate 24,000 people at the same time. This theater has a unique architectural structure. This theater was built during the Hellenistic period. It has been damaged depending on usage and various disasters. Later, Emperor Claudius restored the building and built it. Between A.D. 98 and 117, the theater in the ancient city of Ephesus has reached its present state.
  3. The Agora: The third destination included Ephesus Day Tour from Istanbul is the Agora. It is considered the political center of the city, was in a sense the place of privileged individuals. Here, many decisions about the city were made under a semi-democratic system. Citizens would meet at the Agora to discuss the city’s problems. Agora is one of the most important symbols of a modern city. Agora as the city square is very large and magnificent in Ephesus.
  4. The Temple of Hadrian: Built-in 138 AD, this temple tells us a lot about the religious beliefs of the inhabitants. The temple was inlaid by P. Quintilius. Emperor Hadrian is a very holy individual for Athens, and this temple was built for this individual. There are various human and food figures inside this temple. These figures give us important information about the viewpoint of the people of Ephesus to death. Emperor Hadrian, one of the Five of Good Emperors, is also well-known by Niccolò Machiavelli. You must see this temple.
  5. Temple Of Artemis: Would you like to meet one of the seven wonders of the world? The Temple of Artemis in the ancient city of Ephesus is included in this list. Unfortunately, only a few stones remain. But you will still be amazed when you see the estimated completion of the structure in the virtual tools such as a computer or your smartphone.
  6. House of Virgin Mary: It is believed to be the last residence of the Mother of Jesus, the Virgin Mary. 4-6 years after the death of Christ, she came to the Bulbuldag with St. John and lived here. The peaceful site is sacred to both Christians and Muslims and is visited by many tourists and pilgrims. After the proclamation of Pope Paul VI in 1967, Pope II. John Paul came to Ephesus and announced that the House of Virgin Mary was a place of pilgrimage for Christians. It is a world-famous pilgrimage place. The building is a church dating back to the seventh century and restored in 1951.

16:00/17:00 ─ When the Ephesus tour ends, you will be transferred to the airport in Izmir.
19:30 ─ Fly to Istanbul from Izmir.
20:30 ─ Arrival at the airport in Istanbul.
Upon your arrival at the airport, you will be welcomed by your name sign and transfer to your hotel in Istanbul.


  • All Airport transfers in Istanbul and Ephesus
  • Round Trip Flight Tickets
  • Entrance fees in the program
  • Lunch
  • All Transportation in Tour
  • Professional local tour guide on the tour
  • Local Taxes
  • Personal Expenses
  • Drinks at the lunch


20 reviews for Ephesus Day Tour from Istanbul
  1. Aleksander

    The experience with the Toursce team and the Ephesus day trip from Istanbul was perfect. When I sent inquiries, Coskun immediately sent replies. When our online payment could not go through, he immediately contacted us via long-distance and via WhatsApp to ensure and confirm the tour. ​At the last minute request for airport pick up was accommodated.​The day trip itself was seamless. Everything in the program, including pick-ups and drop-offs, was on time and as instructed. Their services were very impressive! Highly recommended. Thank you again, Coskun.

  2. Henry

    Had a wonderful experience in Ephesus with travels… Especially because of their organizations for daily Ephesus ancient city and the tour guide! He was just very good as a local tour leader. Thanks too much to the travel team for making our tour a memorable one…

  3. Oliver

    Only one word “fantastic”. Yes, it is a fantastic Ephesus day tour… I would really recommend this tour and their Ephesus tour guide. Zekeria is a guide, knowledgeable, and can tailor pieces of information to the way that you understand and see the place. He is going to make you climb up the stairs and see the view of the arena to get a feeling of a real spectator and not just a visitor. He knows all the corners of ancient Ephesus and all the stories and definitely loves what he is doing.

  4. Olivia

    Amazing ancient sights to visit! The ancient ruins are very well preserved in places of Ephesus. The local guide was extremely knowledgeable and very kind to us. ​The day tour was very well planned and we learned a lot about the ancient civilizations but also about the local life, economy of the area. The lunch was included as part of the trip and delicious. We’d recommend Toursce tours to anyone who wanted a first-class tour.

  5. Susan

    Only 5 of us were on the Ephesus daily tour. We were the first to join from the Izmir airport and expected the coach to be full however only three more people joined us from the hotels in Sirince village and Selcuk town and we were off. The day tour has become a private Ephesus tour for us. It was a blessing as the guide Tamer had more time to explain everything to us and made the tour more personal. Lunch was very good at the local restaurant and typical Turkish fare we really liked the tomato spread. All our services were on time for hotel/airport pickups and drop-off. We can always recommend you guys.

  6. Lucas

    The trip was well planned by Kaan, our pick-up/drop-off at our hotel in Istanbul, flights, transfers, guide, and driver were excellent, attentive, and professional. The included lunch was good at the local restaurant, the vehicle was in good condition with air conditioning, etc… and a very convenient trip for us. We highly recommend this excursion from Istanbul if you have a short time vacation in Turkey. If you have enough time to stay in turkey then contact this company for a tailor-made program. Ancient Ephesus is a breathtaking sight, That’s quite remarkable that so much of the ancient city was preserved in such great condition. A must-see if you’re traveling to Turkey. Make sure to see the Terrace Houses in the ancient city as well (extra entry fee).

  7. Karen

    My family’s private daily excursion to Ephesus from Istanbul was superb. Everything was perfect in the program, our tour guide also very professional, gentle, smart, and knowledgeable. All the tour company’s staff were very interested in everything related to our tour. You should see the Ephesus Library, Marble Street, Theater, Basilica of St. John, and the Temple of Artemis then also St. Mary’s home. Thanks for everything.

  8. Andrew

    What an ancient city! Would you like to live in this Ephesus at that time? This explore excursion should be on the top list of things to do in the Aegean sea area. Pay for a full-day trip to get to the four main places: Ancient Ephesus, St. Mary’s House, Temple of Artemis, and Isabey Mosque. All of them were well organized and superb.

  9. Marilyn

    This’s an enjoyable excursion with a very informative and helpful guide. Even though that was raining from the start of the tour till the end, we were happy following the tour guide with his clear explanation of the ancient city of Ephesus.

  10. Monique

    That was a really great day in the ancient Ephesus area with a charming atmosphere and we were very excited in Sirince village with organic fruit wines. The tour guide on the tour was very informative and polite. Our daily tour from Istanbul to ancient Ephesus fully organized by Erkan Erdogan and we did not feel any problem with pick up from our hotel to the airport and back to the airport. Ephesus day trip from Istanbul is highly recommended…

  11. Lloyd

    We had very limited time in Istanbul and thought to go to Ephesus ancient area in a day. l have found a travel company in Istanbul with a google search. Their program was perfect for us. Mr. Coskun helped us and explained all the details of the program on whatsapp. We completed online booking very easily for the Ephesus day trip from Istanbul by flight and got the confirmation very soon. That was really fantastic experience to learn something about Ancient Ephesus & Virgin Mary and also Roman, Greek and Byzantine history, culture, architecture with an informative local guide. The day trip was really fantastic with all services, airport picks up services on-time in Istanbul and Izmir to Ephesus. We did the tour with a total of 7 people and the local guide was very kind. We have been really happy and satisfied with this one day trip to ancient Ephesus. This day tour from Istanbul is highly recommended to everyone.

  12. Madalina

    Excellent day tour to ancient Ephesus!!! They provided a faultless service on our visit to ancient Ephesus and Virgin Mary’s House. The local guide in English was great and enthusiastic. All transportation units were in perfect condition.

  13. Chavez

    That was our first-time travel in Turkey, we have visited the main majors in Istanbul then we had one more day to kill, and we suddenly decided to take a day tour to Ephesus ancient area from Istanbul. We booked online with Toursce service in Istanbul. That was very easy to complete the bookings and our tour operator Mr. Coskun completed our booking process very quickly. We had a wonderful tour experience with a knowledgeable local tour guide in Ephesus ancient city and everything like food was good and airport pick up, drop off all services on time. Highly recommended this Ephesus daily trip from Istanbul to everyone who likes to see the Virgin Mary house and Ephesus ruins.

  14. Martín

    Private Ephesus tour from Istanbul was an excellent experience with
    Visiting Ephesus has been a dream of my grandmom for years. Erol’s knowledge of the history of her country made the tour a fabulous day as we visited local sights, ate traditional food, and learned about both the local area and Turkey’s history. You will not regret booking a tour!

  15. Yamila

    small-group tour for Ephesus from Istanbul. Actually, I did not ask the group size for this tour while making booking it and it was a surprise for me. we just 6 people on the tour and it was kind of a private day tour. Husnu was an incredible tour guide, and very knowledgeable, he took us to a beautiful local restaurant. The meal was very delicious. I highly recommend him to anyone visiting the Ephesus area. Many Thanks…

  16. Mónica

    This day tour is great if you’re a history buff and love to see the ruins. We have an amazing tour with Ms.Aygul she is so accomodating and so friendly. the daily tour was fantastic the explanation from each historical place was well explained. visiting Ephesus has been a dream of my girlfriend for years. finally, we have been there in the best travel company. Aygul’s knowledge of the history of her country made the tour a fabulous day as we visited local sights, ate traditional food and learned about both the local area and Turkey’s history. we highly recommend this travel agency for anyone visiting the Ephesus and virgin Mary.

  17. Jeff Bright

    We were a group of two family. It was a great day out from Istanbul. We fell in low of history. This company has great service, and they are really professional. All pick-ups were on time. Our guide Ismail was fabulous. He was very knowledgeable and very wag. Thank you for all the info and helping us during the tour. Also, special thanks for Mr. Erkan who was our travel consultant. He made our day unforgettable. He was always reachable by WhatsApp and e-mail. We were very satisfied with their arrangement and visiting Ephesus. Do not hesitate to book with them.

  18. Travis

    Absolutely loved my trip to glorious Ephesus. It felt like travelling in time and stunned by this experience. thank you \o/

  19. Jyothi Sanikop

    A short but lovely trip to ephesus. It took our whole day from 4 am to 9 pm but we enjoyed every minute we spent in ephesus. The celcus library, theatre, walking on the marble road was just amazing. amazing. You can definitely feel the atmosphere of Roman Empire. There was so much history and we had a superb knowledgeable guide contributing a lot to our trip. I wish we had more time but next time we will come and enjoy more. Appreciate the efforts of everybody making this trip amazing for us.

  20. Pramod Layne

    This team is unbelievable. They are realy good at on their job. I e-mailed them for visiting Ephesus to ask how to visit from Istanbul timing, price and they immediately replied my e-mail with all all the details and with reasonable price. I accepted the price and pay for the day tour from Istanbul to Ephesus by flight. They bokked everything for me such as flight transfers tours. Everything was smooth and ofcourse Ephesus is worth to go. It is an amazing ancient city and great history. I highly recommend evrybody to go and visit. Thank you Mr. Erkan and Coskun. It was a perfect arragement. For sure, I will keep in touch and recommend you to all my friends.

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