Duration: 1 day
Tour starting point: Your Istanbul hotel
Tour ending point: Same with departure point
Includes: Private tour, officially licensed local tour guide, private transportation, domestic flight tickets, all airport transfers, entrance tickets
Excludes: Lunch, drinks, gratitudes ( recommended)
Sights to see: Temple of Artemis, Great Theater, Celsius Library, Temple of Hadrian in Ephesus, Harbor Street of Ancient City, House of the Virgin Mary, Isa Bey Mosque, St. John Basilica
Private Tours in English
Professional Local Guide
Domestic Flight Tickets
Transportation With Private Vans
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
You will be picked up from your Istanbul hotel with a private van and transferred to Istanbul Airport for a flight to Izmir (Smyrna). Upon arrival in Izmir, you will be met by our tour guide at the airport holding a name sign with your name on it. You will be transferred to your Ephesus area with the private van to meet your guide for a tour to discover the ancient city of Ephesus.
Sights to see: Temple of Artemis, Great Theater, Celsius Library, Temple of Hadrian in Ephesus, Harbor Street of Ancient City, House of the Virgin Mary, Isa Bey Mosque, St. John Basilica.
Explore the stunning ruins of Ephesus on a full-day sightseeing tour. Ephesus is the best-preserved classical city on the Mediterranean, and perhaps the best place in the world to get a feeling of what life was like in Roman times. Walk along its remarkably well-preserved marble streets, flanked by columns, temples, and fountains.
See fascinating ancient structures such as the Temple of Hadrian, the stunning facade of the Library of Celsius, and the Great Theater. Your expert guide will provide you with information about the many remarkable sites you encounter throughout the day.
The House of the Virgin Mary lies just beyond Ephesus. According to Christian tradition, Mary was brought here by the Apostle John after the Resurrection of Christ and lived her final days in this house.
A small shrine dedicated to St. Mary was found when the ruins of the house were first discovered. The Vatican has since recognized the site as the final resting place of the Virgin.
With this Ephesus Tour, you also visit Isa Bey Mosque from the 14th century by the first Muslim family that settled in West Anatolia. You will have great information about the architecture of early Islam.
We will continue with St. John Basilica where apostle John died and was buried after he completed his missions in Anatolia. Then visit the Temple of Artemis (Diana) which was one of the seven wonders of the ancient world.
After the tour, your driver will drop you off at Izmir Airport for a flight to Istanbul. Upon arrival in Istanbul, you will be met by our representative at the airport in Istanbul holding a name sign with your name on it. You will be transferred to your Istanbul hotel with a private van. Overnight in your Istanbul hotel. Our service ends here, we hope to have you as our guest again.
Q: What are the language options?
A: We can operate your tour in English, Spanish or Italian upon request. Please contact us for other language options.
Q: What is the pick up time from my Istanbul hotel?
A: Depending on the flight time, hotel pick up changes however in order to make a satisfying tour program and not to spend your day on the road, you can fly to Ephesus with an early morning flight.
Q: Can we finalize my tour in Kusadasi?
A: Of course, if you would like to end your tour in Kusadasi we can drop you to the hotel or Kusadasi port.
Q: How to meet my tour guide?
A: Your tour guide will be waiting you with name sign at the airport to meet you fort he tour.
Q: Can we add another site or choose the sites of visit to our program?
A: Please advise us in advance if you would like to choose the sites of visit or add another site to your tour itinerary, so we can revise it accordingly.
Q: Are we alone with the guide or will there be a group?
A: As this is a private tour service, you/your family will be alone with your tour guide.
Q: What kind of vehicle is used for transportation?
A: Depending on your number vehicle choice is managed however our tours are generally operated with Mercedes vito or Mercedes Sprinter for larger groups.