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. Tour ends.

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. Alan

    I recently had the opportunity to take a tour of Ephesus, and it was a truly amazing experience. The ancient city of Ephesus is one of the most well-preserved Roman cities in the world and our tour guide did an excellent job of bringing the history of the city to life. The highlight of the tour for me was definitely the visit to the well-preserved Roman theater. It was incredible to see the intricate carvings and the sheer size of the structure. Our guide provided a wealth of knowledge about the history of the theater and its significance in the Roman Empire. Another highlight was the visit to the Celsus Library. The Library was built in honor of Tiberius Julius Celsus Polemaeanus, a Roman senator and it is considered one of the most beautiful examples of Roman architecture. Our tour also included a visit to the Temple of Hadrian, which was built in the 2nd century AD and dedicated to the Roman Emperor Hadrian. The temple is a great example of the blending of Roman and Greek architecture and it was fascinating to learn about how it was used in ancient times. We also got to see the remains of the Roman Baths, the Odeon and the Gymnasium. It was interesting to see how advanced the Romans were in terms of engineering and how they used the structures for daily life. Our tour guide was a local expert and provided a wealth of information about the history of Ephesus, as well as answering all of our questions. He made the tour very enjoyable and informative. Overall, I would highly recommend taking a tour of Ephesus to anyone visiting Turkey. The ancient city is a true marvel and the tour provides a great understanding of the history and significance of the site.

  2. Alyssa

    Wonderful service in Turkey, our day tour guide gave us his personal timing to make sure we saw the whole of the city. No rushing had plenty of time because it was only 7 people in the tour group. Highly recommend the Ephesus day trip from Istanbul. The tour we reached by air the tour service made every effort to pick us up from the airport on time. They took us to the most wonderful place for lunch and one word ‘the best of Ephesus’.

  3. Tina

    My parents and I did the tour of ancient Ephesus with Toursce company. Tour went above and beyond for us when we had an unexpected change to our travel plans. The tour guide was a true gem and made the tour an experience to remember. Apart from her lovely and caring nature Ms. Bullur was very knowledgeable and told us a lot about the history of ancient Ephesus. I would recommend going on the tour with Toursce tour company in Turkey. They have the best tour guides in Istanbul, Cappadocia, and Ephesus we have come across, 1 of a kind! Highly recommend them.

  4. Jackson

    We had a very informative tour with tour guide Hasan. Ephesus is a large ancient city. And the terrace houses are really something to see with the extra entrance fee. We also had a tasty lunch in a small garden and a visit to The House of Virgin Mary then continue to Sirince village where we tried the fruit wines. You can be certain to have a full fun, and very interesting day on this private Ephesus tour.

  5. Yasir

    Hello Tuna, Everything was just perfect on the tour program. Thank you for your assistance during our Ephesus trip. Thank you!!!!

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