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From Istanbul: Ephesus Full-Day Tour

Activity provider: Booking Guide Turkey
Private tour

From Istanbul: Ephesus Full-Day Tour

Activity provider: Booking Guide Turkey

From US$ 483.14 per person

Stroll the ancient streets of the City of Socrates on this full-day tour to Ephesus city from Istanbul. After flying to Izmir visit the sites of the ancient city, including the Roman period Agora, the stunning Celsus Library, and Virgin Mary's House.

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Duration 12 hours
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  • Imagine ancient times as you stand before the 15,000 seat Greek Theatre in Ephesus
  • Walk down the Marble Road towards Celsus, the 3rd largest library in the ancient world
  • Visit the Temple of Artemis and the Virgin Mary's House among the ancient ruins
  • Enjoy convenient transfers to and from Istanbul Airport
Full description
Spend a full day among the famous ruins of Ephesus, flying from Istanbul to Izmir and back. Your guide will pick you up from your hotel early in the morning and transfer you to Istanbul's Ataturk Airport for your flight to Izmir. Upon arrival at Izmir, you will meet with your tour guide and drive the 40 minutes to Ephesus. Visit the vast and rich archeological site of Ephesus, imagining life in Roman times as you pass through the ancient city gates. See the ruins of State Agora, a marketplace from Roman times. Admire Marble Road, dating back to 1 A.D. Then view the beautiful architecture of Celsus Library, the 3rd largest in the ancient world. Your guide will also show you Ephesus Theatre, which once held 15,000 spectators, and many other ancient landmarks of Ephesus' Greek and Roman pasts. After lunch visit the Virgin Mary’s House archeological site, where it is said Mary spent her last years with St. John. After visiting Virgin Mary’s House, head back to the Izmir Airport for your return flight to Istanbul. Be dropped off at your hotel at the end of the tour.
  • Return airport transfers from Istanbul Ataturk Airport
  • Return airport transfers from Izmir Airport
  • Lunch
  • Guided Ephesus and Virgin Mary House Tour
  • Transportation in fully air-conditioned coaches
  • All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary
  • Domestic return flight Istanbul to Izmir/Izmir to Istanbul
  • Drinks

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Very knowledgeable guide and overall a nice experience. Ride was comfortable and the meal enjoyable.

March 15, 2023

October 10, 2022

Product ID: 20956