Istanbul to Ephesus Private Day Trip

Duration: 14 to 15 hours
Destination: Turkey, Turkey, Istanbul

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  • 14 to 15 hours
  • Istanbul
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Non-Cancellable


Private Istanbul to Ephesus day trip by flight.  NO HIDDEN COSTS.  Includes  Domestic flights, private transfers, entrance fees, lunch, local tax. Your tours starts with pick up and private transfer from your hotel in Istanbul and ends with drop off to your hotel in Istanbul . You can customize your trip.  If you want to see other sites, please let us know during reservation process.
• Private Tour for your family and friends
• Our representative will meet you at your hotel lobby,
• You will have flexibilty to spend how much time you want in each site and customize the itinerary,
• You do not have to wait for other group members
• You may stop to have pictures during your tour.
• Domestic flights included

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Sabiha Gökçen Havalimanı, Sanayi, 34906 Pendik/İstanbul, Turkey

Pick up from hotel and transfer to Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen airport for morning flight to Izmir. Pick up time and flight details will be e-mailed during confirmation

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport, Dokuz Eylül, 35410 Gaziemir/İzmir, Turkey

Arrive in Izmir Airport . Met by you tour guide with your name sign

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Ancient City of Ephesus, Selcuk 35920 Turkey

drive to Ephesus ( 45 minutes drive ) First visit the Artemis Temple where is one of the seven wonders of the Ancient World. Continue to Ephesus, walk through history along marble streets lined with wonderful public buildings, among them The State Agora, Odeon, Memnius Monument, the Temple of Domitian, , Polio Fountain, Curetes Street, The Trajan Fountain, The Baths of Scholastica, Hadrian Temple, Latrina, Celcus Library, the gate of Mihridates and Mazues, Commercial Agora and The Grand Theater are two of the most impressive buildings in Ephesus. Grand theatre was built in 3rd century B.C and it was later expanded to 24.000 spectators by the Romans in the 1st century A.D.
After Ephesus, lunch will be served in the garden of a local handicrafts center. Here you can see some of the traditional carpet weaving techniques used and enjoy viewing some splendid displays of beautiful carpets.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), Sultaniye Mahallesi, Selcuk 35100 Turkey

After Lunch visit House of Virgin Mary. This house is located on the Aladag Mountains 5 miles from Ephesus. At the third Ecumenical Council of 431 in Ephesus, it was claimed that Mary came to Ephesus with St. John in 37 A.D. and lived there until her death in 48 A.D. After the discovery of the house, the Archbishop of Izmir declared it a place of pilgrimage in 1892. On July 26, 1967, Pope Paul VI visited this place and prayed here.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: The Temple of Artemis, Ataturk, Park Ici Yolu No:12, Selcuk Turkey

visit the Artemis Temple where is one of the seven wonders of the Ancient World. before drive to Izmir airport. Arrival and flight to Istanbul

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: İstanbul Havalimanı, Tayakadın, 34277 Arnavutköy/İstanbul, Turkey

after 1 hour 20 minutes flight, arrival in Istanbul . met by our representative and transfer to the hotel

Duration: 45 minutes

  • Round-trip Istanbul - Izmir - Istanbul flights
  • Traditional Turkish Lunch and Soft Drinks (Cola , Fanta, Sprite, Soda Water , Water )
  • Private Professional Licenced Tour guide
  • Private tour
  • Round-trip private hotel transfers
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Entrance Fees ( Our guide will have pre-paid tickets to skip the line )
  • Entry/Admission - Sabiha Gökçen Havalimanı
  • Entry/Admission - Ancient City of Ephesus
  • Entry/Admission - Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House)
  • Entry/Admission - İstanbul Havalimanı

  • Gratuities
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Infant seats available
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • 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
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Pick up from Your Hotel in Istanbul. Pick up time will be given on your confirmation
message. It can be vary depends upon flight times

Voucher info

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


14 to 15 hours

Package is not cancellable.

User's Reviews


04 Oct, 2022

This trip was well organized and informative. The tour guide was very knowledgeable. Long day, but worth it.


11 Jun, 2022

Our visit to the ancient ruins was a once in a lifetime experience. It was most memorable because of our guide Yavuz. He is very professional, patient, and full of unique knowledge about the archeological sites. He educated me and my wife on the history of Turkey. I strongly recommend our guide.


10 Jun, 2022

We booked our first private tour that was able to pick us up from the Hotel. All other tours we found on departed from the cruise ships. A big plus. We were greated on time by Seda Cengiz and her driver. Entered a semi limousine and set off to Efesis. Our guide was kind. Informative. Patient and overall the day was a smash. I could not think of a single thing that could have added to make it more memorable. The city, Efesis, feels like a city and u are transported back in time. Bring a hat and a extra large one if u go in August as I think it will be sweltering then. The pace was delightfully and a personal tour connects you more that a group tour. Our guide pointed out all the little nuances and made all the difference. We will remember this trip for a long long time and we will remember Seda forever in our hearts as we wished her wishes to come true in the holy church of Mary.


28 Feb, 2022

Ephesus was awe inspiring and my guide Melih was very knowledgeable and filled me in on some fabulous history. My lunch at the Cooperative for carpets was delicious and all locally grown produce. It was fascinating to learn about how the exquisite carpets are made and supports the local women continuing to learn this beautiful craft. We also visited an incredible pottery business, before returning to the airport and Istanbul.


21 Jan, 2020

From hotel pick-up to drop-off this tour could not have been any better! Alex, our guide, was the best we could have asked for. He rode in the back of the van with us and explained every detail of the sites we would visit, then took us through and provided unique history and commentary (also answering every question along the way). Would highly recommend this tour to anyone considering a trip to Istanbul.

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