Private tour

From Izmir: Ephesus and The House of Virgin Mary Day Trip

Activity provider: Castle Travel

From Izmir: Ephesus and The House of Virgin Mary Day Trip

Activity provider: Castle Travel

From US$ 125.15 per person

Walk the same streets the apostles walked 2,000 years ago on a private day trip to Ephesus from Izmir. Visit the Ephesus Ruins, The House of Virgin Mary, and The Temple of Artemis.

About this activity

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Duration 5 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Pickup is available from Izmir Cruise Ship Port, Izmir Hotels, and Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport.
Wheelchair accessible
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore Ephesus, the most impressive archeological site in Turkey
  • Step on the marble streets of Ephesus
  • Visit the peaceful House of Mother Mary
  • Discover the amazing Temple of Artemis and the Ephesus Archaeological Museum
Full description

Depart from Izmir for a site and history-filled day in Ephesus with a private guide and vehicle. Visit the House of Virgin Mary, the Temple of Artemis, and the Ephesus ruins. Get a real feel for this unique area and its history.

Get picked up at the Izmir Harbor, Izmir airport, or your hotel in Izmir and head off to Ephesus on an approximately 1 hour and 20-minute drive. En route, hear about the locations you'll visit. Arrive at the House Of Virgin Mary and tour the fascinating and spiritual location.

Head on to the next destination which will be the Ancient City of Ephesus. Take a walking tour through one of the most magnificent archaeological sites in the world. Marvel at the Odeon, The Fountain of Trajan, Scholastica Baths, the Temple of Hadrian, and of course the very impressive library of Ephesus.

Return to the van through the Arcadian Way where Mark Anthony and Cleopatra once rode in procession. After your 2-hour exploration around Ephesus, take an hour for lunch. Continue to the next stop, the Temple of Artemis (Diana), built in honor of the Greek Goddess and deemed one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

Your guide will describe the significance of this massive structure, which was the largest marble temple in the Ancient Greek world and of which today little remains. After your full-day private tour of Ephesus, relax on a comfortable drive back to your preferred drop-off location in Izmir.

Includes
  • Transportation by deluxe air-conditioned van
  • Entrance fees
  • English-speaking guide
  • Local open-buffet lunch
  • Parking fees
  • Drinks
  • Tips
  • Personal expenses
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen

Not allowed

  • Pets

Product ID: 69621