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

07:00 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


15 Oct, 2022

Most horrible trip ever! A bus full of Russians! A tour guide that almost shouted for half an hour in russian. It was not possible to talk anymore. No respect at all for the situation and fascist russian invasion in Ukraine. We booked Efes, but we were dropped in a second rate gem factory for 45 minutes and afterwards in a turkish delight factory. Maybe that’s what russians are more interested in.


10 Oct, 2022

Thoroughly enjoyed this trip and believe it was well worth the cost. We stopped for breakfast at a restaurant by Lake Baka which had beautiful/ scenic views on the way to Ephesus. Our guide Emet (or Emily) was very knowledgeable, friendly and well organised. Ephesus itself is incredible if you are in to history etc. Felt that the time spent in Ephesus was good/sufficient. Lunch on the way back was a buffet and decent choice of hot/ cold food items. Overall I would recommend this trip.


16 Sep, 2022

It was okay because we are both deaf and miss lot of information of whats going during the day. The guide called Emel did not aware that we are both deaf despite I informed her about us and she said "I know I know .." She did some talk to the people but not us except only tell us some brief of ~ Ephusas ruins, go to shop and toilet that is it. We realised we missed the information whats going on. I dont think she is actually aware we are both deaf and need to get history explanatory on the Ephusas ruins. We received the information from La Vacanza Travel through WhatsApp but its not the same as Emel explained the history to the people.


13 Aug, 2022

Very hot day but the tour was great. Our guide was good, could improve somewhat in her pronunciation of certain words but was understandable.


29 Jul, 2022

So much history! I was really impressed by the sights. It was hot and there was very little shade, so be prepared with sunscreen and a hat. The guide was great, knowledgeable and friendly. Hotel pick up and drop off were well organized and on time. I felt lunch was rushed and I was not impressed with the food, but everything else was great.

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