Private Ephesus Tour: Day Trip by Plane from Istanbul

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Departs: Istanbul, Istanbul

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Enjoy a full day tour from Istanbul to ancient cities of Ephesus which includes flights, guides, lunch, entry fees, and transportation in an airconditioned van.
The ultimate VIP day trip, this all-inclusive excursion from Istanbul to Ephesus covers all the planning, leaving you free to take in the world-class ancient site. Door-to-door hotel transfers and domestic flights are included, plus air-conditioned car transfers between each attraction. You also enjoy a tasty Turkish lunch, plus a traditional tea or coffee stop. Visit a UNESCO World Heritage Site—Ephesus A private tour means a personalized experience
---Enjoy a guided tour of the ancient site without an overnight stay
---All the travel logistics are covered in advance, so you can sit back and relax.

What's Included

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Local guide


Private tour

Round-trip flights from Istanbul to Izmir

Transport by air-conditioned minivan

What's Not Included

Food and drinks, unless specified


Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 1 - 2
  • CHILD: Age: 3 - 7
  • ADULT: Age: 8 - 99

Additional Info

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  • Specialized infant seats are available
  • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
  • na
  • Specialized infant seats are available
  • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions

Cancellation Policy

All sales are final. No refund is available for cancellations.

What To Expect

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,
and starts excellent tour , visit Ephesus Ancient City , Virgin Mary House and Artemis temple your guide will drop off you at izmir airport after landıng to istanbul airport transfer to you hotel or house ,GO WITH A SMILE

2 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

Ancient City of Ephesus
Ephesus was an ancient city which is located on the west coast of Turkey. It was one of the twelve cities of the Ionian League during the Classical Greek era. In the Roman period, it was for many years the fourth largest city of the Roman Empire; ranking behind Rome, Alexandria and Antioch. Here was the capital of Roman Empire in Asia Minor. The city's importance as a commercial center declined as the harbour was slowly silted up by the Cayster River (Küçük Menderes). Ephesus had a population of more than 250,000 in the 1st century BC.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Included

Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House)
It is known with certainty that the Virgin Mary went to Ephesus and lived there for some time. Whether or not she died in Ephesus was not known until Anne Catherine Emmerich’s vision. The stigmatized German nun who had never been to Ephesus had a vision of the House of the Virgin Mary and described it in detail to the German writer Clemens Brentano who later published a book about it. Catherine Emmerich died in 1884. In 1891 Paul, Superior of the Lazarists from Izmir read about her vision and found a little building which corresponded with Emmerich’s descriptions. Archeological evidence showed that the little house was from the 6C AD but that the foundations were from the 1C AD.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Ephesus Museum
The Ephesus Museum (Efes Müzesi) in the town of Selçuk (map) holds the best of the archeological objects excavated at Ephesus, a few artifacts from Ephesus‘s great Temple of Artemis (the Artemision), and finds from some of the many other significant ancient Hellenic, Hellenistic and Roman cities in the region.

Closed for renovation for several years, the work was finished early in 2015 and the museum is again open to visitors. The new building is admirably done, the exhibits refined and well displayed, with explanations in Turkish and English

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

The Temple of Artemis
At Ephesus a goddess whom the Greeks associated with Artemis was passionately venerated in an archaic icon. The original was carved of wood, with many breast-like protuberances apparently emphasizing fertility over the virginity traditionally associated with the Greek Artemis. Like Near Eastern and Egyptian deities (and unlike Grek ones), her body and legs are enclosed within a tapering pillar-like term, from which her feet protrude.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Ephesus Terrace Houses
Ephesus terrace houses are located on the hill, opposite the Hadrian Temple. Also called as "the houses of rich", important for the reason give us information about family life during the Roman period. They were built according to the Hippodamian plan of the city in which roads transected each other at right angels.

There are six residential units on three terraces at the lower end of the slope of the Bulbul Mountain. The oldest building dates back into the 1C BC and continued in use as residence until the 7C AD.

Ephesus terrace houses are covered with protective roofing which resembles Roman houses. The mosaics on the floor and the frescos have been consolidated and two houses have been opened to the public as a museum.

They had interior courtyards in the center, with the ceiling open. They were mostly two-storied, upper stores have collapsed during time. On the floor there were living and dining rooms opening to the hall, and upstairs there were bedrooms and guest rooms.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

The Basilica of Saint John
The Basilica of St. John (Greek: Βασιλική του Αγίου Ιωάννη του Θεολόγου) was a basilica in Ephesus. It was constructed by Justinian I in the 6th century. It stands over the believed burial site of John the Apostle. It was modeled after the now lost Church of the Holy Apostles in Constantinople.[1]

The basilica is on the slopes of Ayasuluk Hill just below the fortress near the center of Selçuk, İzmir Province, Turkey and about 3.5 km (2.2 mi) from Ephesus

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

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