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Ephesus Day Tour with Return Flights From Istanbul

Product ID: 33184
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Walk the streets of Ephesus on an 8-hour tour with flights from Istanbul, and see monuments to Greek, Roman, and Byzantine civilizations. Visit the House of the Virgin Mary, admire the façade of the Celsus Library, see the Temple of Artemis, and more.
About this activity
Duration 9 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
Spanish, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian

Pick-up service

Pick-up from hotels in Istanbul
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Tour the ancient ruins of Ephesus in the company an expert guide
  • See the ruins of the Temple of Artemis, one of the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World.
  • Visit the final home of the Virgin Mary
  • Stand on the stage of the Great Theater
  • Marvel at the Library of Celsus
  • Enjoy some time in Selcuk and Kusadasi
Full description
Explore an historical gem of the eastern Mediterranean on a full-day tour of Ephesus from Istanbul, with round-trip flights, and walk in the footsteps of Cleopatra, Mark Antony, the Virgin Mary, and John the Apostle.

The largest open-air museum in Turkey, Ephesus contains more than 30 buildings and structures linked together by streets that still bear the marks of chariot wheels. Your guide will show you the awe-inspiring Great Theater, where St. Paul preached against the pagans and gladiators once engaged in battle. Walk along Marble Street to the Library of Celsus and be dazzled by its restored façade. Visit the Temple of Hadrian, Roman baths, and other remarkable ruins.

Continue to the Church of the Virgin Mary. According to Christian tradition, Mary was brought to Ephesus by the Apostle John after the Resurrection of Christ. The church was erected on the foundation of the house where she spent her final days, as authenticated by Pope Paul VI and Pope John Paul II.

End your day at the Temple of Artemis, one of the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World. Today there are only a series of columns and scattered ruins of this marvelous Hellenistic construction, though the grandeur of the colossal structure once exceeded that of the Parthenon.
Includes
  • Round trip flights from Istanbul to Izmir
  • Pick-up and drop off at Izmir Airport by air-conditioned van
  • Entrance fees
  • English speaking guide
  • Lunch
What’s Not Included
  • Optional activity costs
  • Tips and personal expenses
  • Gratuities
  • Drinks
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Know before you go
A driver will pick you up from your hotel in Istanbul for your domestic flight to Izmir. After your flight land to Izmir your tour guide will meet you at the arrival gate of Izmir airport and you will be driven to Ephesus.

After your tour finishes your guide will assist you to Izmir airport and you will fly to Istanbul. A driver will meet you at the arrival gate of Istanbul airport and drive you to your hotel.
Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.7 / 5
based on 6 reviews
Review summary
Service
5.0/5
Organization
5.0/5
Value for money
5.0/5
Safety
5.0/5

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Ephesus Tour Company

Product ID: 33184