• 1 Day
  • Private
  • Daily Departure
  • Min Age: No Limit

Tour Overview

Explore the wonders of Ephesus in just one day. Witness the remarkably preserved Greco-Roman city, visit the House of the Virgin Mary, and discover the remnants of the legendary Artemis Temple. This tour offers a unique journey into ancient history and spiritual significance, all in a single day.

Note: This is a one-day tour from Istanbul to Ephesus and back, providing a condensed yet rich experience.

Detailed Itinerary

Early in the morning pick up from the hotel and transfer to Istanbul Airport (1 hour) for 07:00 flight to Izmir.

Upon arrival at Izmir Airport at 08:10 you will be transferred to to Ephesus (1 hr).

Today we visit the Ancient City of Ephesus which is among one of the best preserved Greco-Roman Cities in the world enabling one to genuinely ‘soak in’ the atmosphere of Roman times. After lunch, we depart to visit the House of the Virgin Mary where she is said to be brought here by St. John & has spent the last of her days. We will see the shrine & small chapel which is a pilgrimage sight just recently visited by Pope Benedict. The tour also includes a visit to the remains of Artemis Temple which was one of the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World.

End of the tour you will be transferred to Izmir Airport (1hr) for an 18:55 flight to Istanbul. Upon arrival to Istanbul Airport at 20:10 you will be transferred to the hotel. (Meals: Lunch)

What's Included

Domestic Flights
  • Istanbul to Izmir / Turkish Airlines economy class, including taxes
  • Izmir to Istanbul / Turkish Airlines economy class, including taxes
*Optional Hot Air Balloon Tour
  • 1 hour-long hot air balloon tour including transfers & light breakfast
Sightseeing Tours
  • All above-mentioned day tours in a private basis
  • Professional Speaking Guide licensed by the Ministry of Tourism
  • Entrance fees to sights
  • Fast-track entries to the museums and natural parks
  • Lunches
  • Land transport with 2023 Model A/C vehicle(s) with driver, fuel, road tolls & parking fees
Land Transport
  • All transfers/transport in Turkey on arrivals/departures from Airport, Hotel, Harbor & between the above destinations are included as mentioned in the travel itinerary.

What's Excluded

  • Personal travel insurance
  • Any other expenses not noted in the above included section, visa for Turkey (if required),  any tips to guide, driver or staff at hotels, items of a personal nature, hotel extras (minibar, telephone/internet usage, laundry, etc), drinks (except the drinks served with breakfast) & medical services.


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