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
Start: 03:00
End: 21:00
Transportation: +


Meal: Lunch

04:45 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.”
07:05 am ─ Fly to Izmir from Istanbul.
08:25 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 a 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 was 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 (luggage allowance: 15kg check-in + 8kg cabin)
  • 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


  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.

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