Private tour

Discover Ephesus Full-Day Tour from Izmir or Kusadasi

Activity provider: Istambul Travel

Discover Ephesus Full-Day Tour from Izmir or Kusadasi

Activity provider: Istambul Travel

From US$ 103.39 per person

Discover the magic of the ancient ruins of Ephesus and visit the House of the Virgin Mary on this day trip from Izmir or Kusadasi. See the Temple of Artemis, one of the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World and one the best-preserved ruins on the Mediterranean.

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Duration 8 - 9 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Pickup included
Kusadasi Hotels
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the ruins of Ephesus, including the Temple of Artemis, one of the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World
  • Visit the home of the Virgin Mary, where it is said she spent her last days
  • Enjoy a delicious lunch of Turkish cuisine
Full description
After being picked up at your accommodations or the cruise port you can sit back and relax on the drive to Ephesus.  Next on your full-day excursion you’ll travel to the ancient city of Ephesus, an important center of early Christianity. Ephesus was the site of one of the 7 churches addressed by Christ in a vision, according to the Book of Revelation. Visit the Temple of Artemis, one of the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World, and then you’ll see the Great Theater, the Library of Celsus, and many other well-preserved ancient temples. Take a break to enjoy a delicious lunch featuring Turkish cuisine at a local restaurant, while your local guide tells you more about Ephesus and its surroundings. After lunch, you’ll visit the House of the Virgin Mary, where she is said to have spent the last days of her life. The cottage has been a pilgrimage place for many centuries, and was authenticated by Pope Paul VI in 1967. Then you’ll get to relax in your comfortable coach for the drive back to your hotel or port.
Includes
  • Pick-up and drop off
  • Ground transportation
  • Lunch
  • Professional tour guide
  • Insurance
  • Entrance fees
  • Beverages
  • Gratuities (optional)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • Please note the following:
  • You will receive confirmation for this tour at the time of booking.
  • In the event of any museum closures, an alternative, similar museum will be visited.
  • The tour is not recommended for children aged 4 and under.
  • Children 18 years and under must be accompanied by an adult.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 2 reviews

Review summary

  • Value for money
    5/5
  • Safety
    5/5
  • Service
    5/5
  • Organization
    5/5

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A day to remember spent back in history!

We booked for the trip and were expecting to see a whole bus, but it was only the six of us and it tuned to be a private tour with the best guide (Gökçe thank you again!). We were with people visiting Ephesus for third time, and they said that this guide gave them more information than both times before.

September 29, 2014

Like being back in time

A must see site that was all the better due to our excellent guide Kai who was both entertaining, knowledgeable and well organised. The discount through booking.com was nice too.

April 27, 2015

Product ID: 46492