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Ephesus and House of Virgin Mary Day Trip From Istanbul

Product ID: 170038
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Fly from Istanbul to Izmir and enjoy a day trip to Ephesus Ancient City and House of Virgin Mary in the Solmissos Mountains. Visit the Temple of Artemis, Isabey Mosque and numerous ancient and religious sites with a private driver.
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Duration: 13 hours
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  • Explore Ephesus, the most impressive archeological site in Turkey
  • Listen to your certified guide as you go through the sites
  • See the first church dedicated to Virgin Mary is in Ephesus
  • Visit the Archaeology Museum
Full description
After being picked up between 5AMand 5.30AM from your hotel in Istanbul, you will be driven to the airport where you will catch a flight to Izmir. Meet your private guide in Izmir and make your first visit to House of Virgin Mary, a small house in the Solmissos Mountains which is recognized as the final resting place of the Virgin Mary. See the small shrine dedicated to St. Mary which was found when the ruins of the house were first discovered.

Continue your tour to the ancient city of Ephesus. Visit the Fountains of Trojan, Polio, The Temples of Hadrian and Domitian, the Library of Celsius, and the Great Theatre. After this make a stop for a traditional Turkish lunch. Visit a leather shop and continue to Isa Bey Mosque, one of the most delicate examples of Seljukian architecture, situated below the basilica of Saint John. To conclude your tour, stop at the Temple of Artemis, first built during the Archaic period and considered to be one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

Afterwards, drive back to Izmir airport to make your flight back to Istanbul. Our Istanbul team will met you at the Istanbul airport and transfer you to your hotel in Istanbul.
  • Airport Transfers in Istanbul & Izmir
  • Round-trip domestic flight tickets between Istanbul and Izmir
  • Entrance fees
  • Professional and licensed tour guide
  • Transportation in a fully A/C, non-smoking vehicle
  • Parking fees
  • Open buffet lunch
What’s Not Included
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Important information
Not allowed
  • Pets
Know before you go
• Please wear comfortable shoes and bring a hat and plenty of sunscreen as the shade is limited
• The order of the tour itinerary may vary in order to avoid congestion

From £449.67 per person

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Product ID: 170038