From Istanbul: Day Trip to Ephesus with Flight and Lunch

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14 reviews

Activity provider: Tour Altinkum

From Istanbul: Day Trip to Ephesus with Flight and Lunch

Activity provider: Tour Altinkum
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Discover one of the best preserved classical cities in the Eastern Mediterranean. Savor lunch featuring typical Turkish cuisine at a local restaurant.

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Duration 13 - 16 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish, Japanese, Russian
Pickup included
Please wait in your hotel lobby 10 minutes before your scheduled pickup time. The driver will be holding a sign with your last name on it.
Small group
Limited to 15 participants


  • Walk along ancient roads where Paul and John the Apostle walked
  • See the Library of Celcus, the Temple of Hadrian, the State Agora, and more
  • Visit the house where the Virgin Mary spent her last days
  • Admire the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World
  • Enjoy a traditional Turkish lunch at a local restaurant
Full description
See the highlights of Ancient Ephesus including the popular pilgrimage sites such as the Temple of Artemis and the House of the Virgin Mary. Get picked up from your hotel in Istanbul and arrive at the airport for a 1.5-hour flight to Izmir. Meet your local driver and enjoy the ride to Selcuk, where you will join other group participants and begin your tour. Start off with a visit to the House of the Virgin Mary, a popular Catholic pilgrimage site known as the house where Mary spent her final days. Contınue on to explore Ancient Ephesus, one of the best preserved classical cities in the Eastern Mediterranean and once considered the most important trading center in the region. Marvel at the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Feel like you’ve stepped back in time as you walk along the streets of Ephesus and admire beautiful monuments such as the third largest library of the ancient world and the largest Roman theater on the Asian continent. Drive back to Izmir for your return flight to Istanbul where your driver will greet you and take you back to your hotel.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from/to airports
  • Ground transportation in air-conditioned, non-smoking vehicle
  • Economy class domestic return flight ticket
  • Licensed tour guide
  • Lunch at a restaurant
  • Car park fees
  • Admission fees to historical sites
  • Beverages
  • Tips for tour guide and driver (optional)

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Cash

Know before you go

  • Domestic flight tickets will be purchased by the activity provider and sent to you via email
  • Baggage allowance is 15kg and 8kg hand luggage
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 14 reviews

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In my opinion, the events of the day should be accurately described. We spent about 1 1/2 hours in Ephesus. In fact a person had to ask the guide to give us more time to see the highlight of the place, the amphitheatre. We literally felt rushed. Then we were taken to a place for lunch and told there was no rush. We went to St. Marys house which is very short, and then told about a "surprise" which turned out to be a trip to a leather factory. We were given a sample of wine which was not great. We watched a fashion show which members of the bus were asked to participate it. Then we were given another talk about the leather products, which were thin leather jackets, and they charged 350 USD. In the store, they literally had curtains covering the exits at first! I really did not appreciate the fact that we had to get up at 4 am, to be rushed through Ephesus archeological site for 1 1/2 hours, and then be taken to this obvious tourist trap. I think people should be aware up front.

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March 25, 2023

Muy buena experiencia, si vas a Turquía no puedes perderte este tour. La guía excelente, hablaba español e inglés sin problemas, se tomaba el tiempo para explicar y muy amorosa. Existieron algunos contratiempos con la empresa que se escapaban de sus manos pero daban soluciones inmediatas, lo cual hizo el viaje mucho más ameno.

March 25, 2023

Excelente agencia, guía y conductor. Todo fue puntual, se sintió como un tour privado pues éramos solo nosotros tres más una excelente guía que nos explicaba todo en un español clarísimo. Tuvimos tiempo para conocer todo tranquilamente y tomar fotos. Totalmente recomendado.

March 25, 2023

Product ID: 395965