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Ephesus and House of Virgin Mary Day Trip From Istanbul

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Ephesus and House of Virgin Mary Day Trip From Istanbul

From $586.03 per person

Fly from Istanbul to Izmir and enjoy a day trip to Ephesus Ancient City and House of Virgin Mary in the Solmissos Mountains. Visit the Temple of Artemis, Isabey Mosque and numerous ancient and religious sites with a private driver.

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Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 13 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian
Wheelchair accessible
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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore Ephesus, the most impressive archeological site in Turkey
  • Listen to your certified guide as you go through the sites
  • See the first church dedicated to Virgin Mary is in Ephesus
  • Visit the Archaeology Museum
Full description
After being picked up between 5AMand 5.30AM from your hotel in Istanbul, you will be driven to the airport where you will catch a flight to Izmir. Meet your private guide in Izmir and make your first visit to House of Virgin Mary, a small house in the Solmissos Mountains which is recognized as the final resting place of the Virgin Mary. See the small shrine dedicated to St. Mary which was found when the ruins of the house were first discovered. Continue your tour to the ancient city of Ephesus. Visit the Fountains of Trojan, Polio, The Temples of Hadrian and Domitian, the Library of Celsius, and the Great Theatre. After this make a stop for a traditional Turkish lunch. Visit a leather shop and continue to Isa Bey Mosque, one of the most delicate examples of Seljukian architecture, situated below the basilica of Saint John. To conclude your tour, stop at the Temple of Artemis, first built during the Archaic period and considered to be one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Afterwards, drive back to Izmir airport to make your flight back to Istanbul. Our Istanbul team will met you at the Istanbul airport and transfer you to your hotel in Istanbul.
Includes
  • Airport Transfers in Istanbul & Izmir
  • Round-trip domestic flight tickets between Istanbul and Izmir
  • Entrance fees
  • Professional and licensed tour guide
  • Transportation in a fully A/C, non-smoking vehicle
  • Parking fees
  • Open buffet lunch
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • Please wear comfortable shoes and bring a hat and plenty of sunscreen as the shade is limited
  • The order of the tour itinerary may vary in order to avoid congestion
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 2 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4/5
  • Transportation
    4/5
  • Value for money
    3/5

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