Ephesus Trip from Istanbul

Duration: 14 to 18 hours
Destination: Turkey, Turkey, Istanbul

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  • 14 to 18 hours
  • Istanbul
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Non-Cancellable


This full-day excursion covers the most exciting sites of the region, including the House of Virgin Mary, where the Blessed Virgin is reputed to have spent the last years of her life. And the Ancient City of Ephesus, the most important archaeological site in Turkey. You will also see the Artemis Temple and İsabey Mosque, as well as having a chance to explore local handicrafts of the region...

• Starts with picking up from your Istanbul Hotel and ends with dropping off to your Istanbul Hotel
• Return Flights, Airport Transfers, Entrance Fees, Lunch, and Licensed Tour Guide Included
• Even you have a chance to explore local handicrafts besides visiting historical & cultural destinations
• Small-group tour limited to 15 people ensures a more personalized experience
• Explore the Local Life not the touristic designed places

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Istanbul, Istanbul

We will meet you at your Istanbul Hotel at around 04:00 - 05:00 am then transfer you to Istanbul Airport. When you arrive to the airport, you make your self-check-in and take your flight to Izmir(Ephesus).
Upon arrival to Izmir Airport, our team will be waiting for you at the exit gate of the domestic terminal. They will be holding a board which is your name written on it. After an hour transfer, you will met the rest of the group and start your Full-Day Tour.

Duration: 4 hours

Stop At: Ancient City of Ephesus, Selcuk 35920 Turkey

During the day, you are going to visit places below;
• Ephesus Ruins (Approx. 2 hours)
• House of Virgin Mary (Approx. 1 hour)
• Temple of Artemis (Approx. 20 minutes)
• Isabey Mosque (Panoramic View in a distance)
• Basilica of St. John (Panoramic View in a distance)
• Selcuk Castle (Panoramic View in a distance)
Midday, we will have our Lunch and during the tour, you will also have a chance to explore local handicrafts made by the villager ladies.

Duration: 7 hours

Stop At: Istanbul, Istanbul

At the end of the Tour, we will make our way back to Airport for an hour drive and you will have your flight back to Istanbul. When you arrive to the Istanbul Airport, we will meet you at the exit gate of the domestic terminal in Istanbul Airport where you will see our team holding a sign. Then transfer back to your Hotel in Istanbul.

Duration: 6 hours

  • All Airport Transfers
  • Licensed Tour Guide
  • Transportation during your Tour
  • Lunch
  • Return flight ticket from/to Istanbul
  • Entry/Admission - Ancient City of Ephesus

  • Gratuities
  • Drinks during Lunch (if preferred)
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Pick up and Drop off services available from the Hotels which is located in the Sultanahmet and Taksim Regions. While booking this package, please indicate your Istanbul Hotel. The travelers who stay out of the pick-up & drop off zone may handle their own transportation to/from the Airport.
  • After we received your booking, our team will contact you to request copies of your passports in order to book your domestic flights. Please send us the copies of your passports as soon as possible to complete your reservation, this is very important to have a smooth-running operation. Your reservation may be canceled or operational disruptions may occur due to information not sent on time. Our company is not responsible for such situations.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 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
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Pick up and Drop off services available from the Hotels which is located in the Sultanahmet and Taksim Regions. While booking this package, please indicate your Istanbul Hotel. The travelers who stay out of the pick-up & drop off zone may handle their own transportation to/from the Airport.

Departure Time

5:00 AM

Voucher info

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


14 to 18 hours

Package is not cancellable.

User's Reviews


20 Sep, 2019

Ismael was an excellent guide. Very detailed and really knowledgeable. Hope we can have as our guide.


03 Jul, 2019

It rained while we were there but it was worth it! Tons of things to see and lots of stories to be heard. I had business in Istanbul but made it out there and back in a single day. Our tour guide arranged everything from hotel pick up to end of day hotel drop off. I was worry free and really enjoyed the trip. It's a must visit if you are in Turkey


13 May, 2019

The entire trip from Istanbul to Izmir and back was smooth with people meeting us at each stage. While the one day trip made for a long day, it was definitely worth it. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and provided glimpses into the history and the setting of the places that we visited. We found the trip balanced in the level of detail - which was appropriate for our tour group. I would recommend this to trip.

Edward C

22 Jan, 2018

The tour was well-organised. Our guide Fatimah is knowlegable and explaned about the history and evidence behind Ephesus. Overall is fruitful and enjoyable.

Andrew D

06 May, 2017

This trip was incredible. It was a perfect day -- an excellent tour guide in Ephesus, stress-free transportation all throughout the day to include my rides between my Istanbul hotel and Ataturk airport, as well as rides to and from the airport in Izmir, and staff who were friendly, more than willing to help, and possessing a strong command of English. I highly recommend this particular tour if you're coming to Turkey, especially because it's an easy day trip from Istanbul and the tour company will make it unforgettable.

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