Ephesus Day Trip from Bodrum Including Lunch

Duration: 12 hours
Destination: Turkey, Muğla, Bodrum

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  • 12 hours
  • Bodrum
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable


Be whisked 2,000 years back in time with this captivating full-day trip to Ephesus from Bodrum. Travel by air-conditioned coach and leave the 21st century behind as you explore one of Ancient Rome’s greatest cities with a knowledgeable guide. See the majestic Library of Celsus, Temple of Hadrian and the Great Theatre, and imagine the long-gone noise and bustle as you walk the marble streets. With a stop for breakfast (own expense) and an included lunch, the tour is a must for anyone with even the faintest interest in history.

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Stop At: Ancient City of Ephesus, Selcuk 35920 Turkey

Start your tour in the early morning with a pickup from your centrally located Bodrum hotel. Board your air-conditioned coach and after a stop for breakfast (own expense), drive to Ephesus, the best-preserved ancient city in the eastern Mediterranean, roughly a 2.5-hour journey away.

On arrival, enjoy a guided tour of this spectacular Greco-Roman site. Laid into a valley, this once-flourishing city became one of Rome’s greatest trading centers around the 2nd century BC, when it was believed to have been home to as many as 50,000 people.

Listen to revealing facts from your guide as you view everything from semi-intact shops and houses to the bathhouse. Then, gape at the magnificent façade of the Library of Celsus, one of the ancient world’s largest libraries, and once home to 12,000 scrolls. Imagine the cries of long-dead stallholders at the Agora, and gaze at the spectacular Great Theatre, where plays and events were staged. Other relics to note are those of the Fountain of Trajan, Odeon and Temple of Hadrian. You’ll also view the remnants of the Temple of Artemis, a once-mighty temple that was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

After around three hours, leave Ephesus and visit a restaurant for an included buffet lunch of salads, main dishes and desserts. Drinks are also available at your own expense.

Later, drive back to Bodrum, with a stop at a jewelry center on route to see how Turkey’s classic jewelry is made. After another stop for refreshments (own expense) along the way, your tour ends with an early evening drop-off at your hotel in Bodrum.

Duration: 4 hours

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Driver/guide
  • Lunch
  • Entry/Admission - Ancient City of Ephesus

  • Breakfast
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Photo’s and CD’s are being sold by independent photographers. Please take their contact number as we are not in contact with them. Please also check the CD’s if they are the right one while you recieve.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 45 travelers
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Tour capacity has been greatly reduced to allow for proper social distancing. Seating capacity has been reduced by 50%.
Departure Point

Bodrum, Muğla, Turkey

Traveler pickup is offered

Departure Time

7:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


12 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 3 days in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

Eileen H

04 Nov, 2019

This was great value for money and an excellent day out. The guide really knew about the place and shared this well.

Christian B

13 Aug, 2015

excellent guide! but poorly overall tour organisation.

Ruth-Ellen M

27 May, 2015

Without detracting from the magnificence of Ephesus at all, unfortunately this tour was very disappointing. Marketed as a full day tour of Ephesus, we spent more time at various money-spinning locations a jewellery factory, specialty food store, lunch, and a mosque, than actually at Ephesus. The tour guide was belligerent, disinterested, smoking and talking on his phone during presentations and going into roped off areas at Ephesus. He treated us like children. I will definitely be back to Ephesus in the future, but will research my tour much more carefully.


05 Oct, 2019

El guía muy buena pk habla varios idiomas....y el pobre le tocó ....todo los rusos franceses españoles..... inglés....pero la organización de La Vacanza Travel un desastre.....

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