From Istanbul: Day Trip to Ephesus with Flight and Lunch

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.

About this activity

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Duration 16 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Pickup included
Please wait in your hotel lobby 10 minutes before the scheduled pickup time. The driver will be holding a sign with your name on it.
Small group
Limited to 12 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 (4 transfer)
  • Ground transportation in air-conditioned, non-smoking vehicle
  • Economy class domestic flight ticket (2 way tickets)
  • Licensed tour guide
  • Lunch at a restaurant
  • Car park fees
  • Admission fees to historical sites
  • Beverages with meal
  • Tips for tour guide and driver (optional)
  • Personal Expenses
Covid-19 precautions
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

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Know before you go

  • -You will be greeted with a sign your name is written on ADB/IST Airports
  • -Domestic flight tickets will be purchased by us and sent to you via email.
  • -Baggage allowance is 15kg+8kg hand luggage
  • Admission Fee: (per person)
  • -Ancient Ephesus: 150TL
  • -House of Mary: 12TL
  • Note: The tour guide will have pre-paid skip the line tickets to avoid long ticket queues. The cost of used entry tickets can be paid to your guide in cash euro, dollar or Turkish Lira

Product ID: 395965