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4.5 star rating: Recommended 91 Reviews

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  • Location: Izmir, Turkey
  • Duration:  8 hours (approx.)

Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Ephesus and St. Mary's House Day Trip from Izmir. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2014

Even though I booked the tour one day in advance and the site mentioned that hotel pick-up may not be possible, I was very pleasantly surprised to see a vehicle there to pick us up and drive us to Kusadasi to join the rest of the group!

The guide was very professional and well informed about the sights and was able to answer all our questions. We were given enough time at the sites to roam around on our own and click pictures. We were dropped to our hotel at the end of the tour. It was a wonderful experience. Thanks!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2014

My guide was fantastic. Very knowledgable and good with all the participants.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2014

The guide was very nice and gave a lot of information on all the places we were taken to. She was very keen to assist us in our requests.
However, it seemed that the total time allocated to trip was not enough to explore the whole beauty of Ephesus. Most of the time we were on a rush.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2014

Excellent tour with breathtaking views. The tour was not canceled even though there were only two people left, we had the treatment of private tour with group purchase pricing. The minivan is nice and very clean.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2014

It is amazing experience to visit Ephesus and see the grandeur of this ancient city. This is a must trip for anyone going to Turkey

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2014

Had a fantastic experience with a kind, thoughtful guide (Ismail). Learned SO much, transportation was convenient, and the overall experience was well worth it. Recommended

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2014

Excellent trip! Fabulous day! Everyhting went nice and good; we had a small group and our guide was perfect! Telling about places very interesting way. I could go another time too =)

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2014

This tour was booked very last minute and turned out to be absolutely fabulous. Our guide, Altay Gur, was there to greet us at the airport, incredibly knowledgeable, pleasant, good humored and very kind. Ephesus was magical and Altay brought it to life with his scholarly background, descriptions and biblical knowledge. We were enriched by this unforgettable experience and hope to return with other family members someday. An added bonus was that we were the only ones on the tour making it a private tour for the price of a group tour. To top it all off, we were blessed with sunshine, blue skies and mild temperatures.
My son and I will never forget this day and would highly recommend this day trip. We did it by booking an early morning flight from Istanbul to Izmir and then booking the tour through Viator to Ephesus. It felt a bit risky, especially booking only the day before, but it all came together perfectly. We even got on an earlier flight from Izmir back to Istanbul after the tour with no problems.
We were never pressured to purchase anything and were given time to explore the sights at our leisure.
I cannot recommend this tour and this tour guide more highly as it was truly exceptional. Thank you.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2014

Great tour...Wonderful tour guide..The guide answered all our questions..Bus driver was good and I am glad we booked the tour..I would recommend to all my friends.

Melvin and Joanne Soderstrom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2014

The tour was more than we expected and we thoroughly enjoyed every part of it.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2014

Wonderful tour. It is an incredible place to visit. Note there is a bit of walking on this tour, but very manageable.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2014

This was one of the best tours I have ever taken! The tour guide was fluent in English and she was extremely knowledgeable. This tour is worth much more
than what you pay. Simply delightful! I highly recommend it.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2014

We were the only 2 people on the tour since it was off season. I was glad they did not cancel the tour. So we had our personal driver and our guide. It was very good. The tour guide was very knowledgable and friendly.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2013

The tour was well planned. The guide was very nice, enthusiastic and told us much more than what was on the tour. Ephesus is full of tourists from cruises, thus peak season may not be the best time to visit. The place we had lunch was well chosen, we ate really well, local specialities - very nice! Aside of Ephesus and St. Mary's house, we also visited St John's Basilika, what is left of Artemis Temple (with a beautiful view though) and a rug factory. Ephesus is impressive!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2013

Excellent!

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