Day Trip to Ephesus from Istanbul

There are countless historical monuments in the city that you will be able to see by joining the Ephesus day trip 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 transfer, lunch, and entrance fees as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Hassle-free day tour from Istanbul to Ephesus Ancient City.

Ephesus day trip from Istanbul is a special tour package that will give you the opportunity to explore this glamorous city in detail.

Duration: Long Day
Tour Type: Regular
Departure Days: Everyday
Start: 03:00
End: 21:00
Transportation: +
Ephesus: Ephesus Ancient City ➝ Marble streets ➝ The Odeon ➝ The Agora ➝ The Temple of Hadrian ➝ The Monumental Fountains ➝ The Library of Celsius ➝ The Great Amphitheatre ➝ The Roman Baths ➝ House of Virgin Mary ➝ Temple Of Artemis ➝ Isabey Mosque


Meal: Lunch

04:00 am ─ We will pick you up from your hotel in Istanbul and transfer to the airport.
07:05 am ─ Fly to Izmir from Istanbul. (Flight times may be earlier or later, and airport shuttle times may change accordingly.)
08:25 am – When you arrive at the airport in Izmir, our staff will welcome you by your name sign.
Then, transfer to Ephesus Ancient City.

  1. Marble streets: Ephesus day trip from Istanbul starts with the Marble Streets. The ancient city of Ephesus also had remarkable, aesthetic streets. There were various sculptures on the sides of the glittering streets made of marble. Taking a walk in this street will make you very happy.
  2. The Odeon: To understand the social life of a city, it is necessary to understand how people spend their free time. 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.
  3. The Agora: The third destination included Ephesus Day trip from Istanbul is the Agora. It is considered the political center of the city, was in a sense the place of privileged individuals.
  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.
  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 an important place in the Ephesus day trip from Istanbul. 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 ─ Ephesus day trip from Istanbul ends.
Transfer to Izmir Airport.
20:40 ─ Fly to Istanbul from Izmir. (Flight times may be earlier or later.)
21:40 ─ Arrival at the airport in Istanbul.
Our welcoming staff will welcome you at the exit of the airport.
Transfer to your hotel in Istanbul.

Thanks for joining the Ephesus day trip from Istanbul.


  • Airport transfers in Istanbul and Ephesus as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Round Trip Flight Tickets (luggage allowance: 15kg check-in + 8kg cabin)
  • Entrance fees in the itinerary
  • Lunch
  • All Transportation in Tour
  • Professional local tour guide on the tour
  • Local Taxes
  • Personal Expenses
  • Drinks at the lunch


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  • If your next destination is not returned back to Istanbul please inform us while making your request. We can provide your flight or bus ticket to other cities in Turkey.
  • For this one day, Ephesus day trip from Istanbul, all domestic flight companies and all Istanbul airports will be used according to flight availabilities.
  • Please note that the flight times may be earlier or later, and airport shuttle times may change accordingly.
  • Please note that flight ticket prices are increasing day by day during the high season. That’s why to make a decision early if it’s possible.
  • If you have other questions please feel free to contact us.
  • You are kindly requested to present yourself at the pickup point 15 minutes prior to the pre-advised pickup time.
  • Please let us know your hotel details clearly in Istanbul while you are booking.
  • After online booking, please wait for your confirmation e-mail covering your tour voucher and flight tickets. If you do not receive your confirmation e-mail including the flight ticket and tour voucher, please contact our office from 09.00 to 17.00.


  1. James

    The day tour was fantastic and well timed. The tour guide supplied us with enough but not too much information. We had a lovely group of 13 pax in the day. Ephesus ancient city was an incredible and memorable day trip.

  2. Noorul

    Mert is an excellent tour guide with significant knowledge of the ancient city of Ephesus, personality, and the ability to keep his group on track. Visit the ancient city of Ephesus and the house of the Virgin Mary has been on our to-do list for a while and our tour guide did not disappoint. We are very happy to have him in the group as our Ephesus daily tour guide, who will teach us and guide us through a magnificent historical and archaeological adventure. It was a great experience in Ephesus ruins.

  3. Mohammed

    My wife and I booked this tour last week and it was truly an amazing experience to see the ancient ruins and different sites. Our tour guide Josh was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic during the tour. It is a long day from Istanbul and back, but we were so happy we did it.

  4. Xinyue

    Last month had the pleasure of taking a day trip from Istanbul to visit the Virgin Mary House, Ephesus Ancient City, and Artemis Temple, and it was truly an incredible experience. The journey to Ephesus was a little long, but the beautiful countryside views along the way made it well worth the trip. Once we arrived, we were immediately taken aback by the stunning ancient city of Ephesus, which was one of the largest and wealthiest cities of the ancient world. The ruins and historical landmarks were fascinating, and we learned so much about the history of this remarkable city. We also visited the House of the Virgin Mary, a Christian pilgrimage site believed to be the final resting place of Mary, the mother of Jesus. The peaceful and serene atmosphere of the house was truly moving, and we were amazed by the beauty of the site. Our final stop was the Artemis Temple, which was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Although little of the temple remains today, we were still amazed by its historical significance and the stories of its grandeur. Throughout the day, our guide was knowledgeable, friendly, and always willing to answer any questions we had. The tour was well-organized, and we had ample time to explore the sites and take in the stunning scenery. Overall, I would highly recommend the Ephesus day trip from Istanbul to anyone interested in exploring the rich history and cultural significance of Turkey. The tour was well worth the journey, and the sights and experiences were truly unforgettable.

  5. Lancy C.

    This travel agency made my one day trip to Ephesus amazing. Everything was so punctual and the tour guide was really eager to inform us about the historical sights. ToursCE is highly recommended!!!

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