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.
My guide was fantastic. Very knowledgable and good with all the participants.
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.
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.
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
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
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 =)
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.
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
The tour was more than we expected and we thoroughly enjoyed every part of it.
Wonderful tour. It is an incredible place to visit. Note there is a bit of walking on this tour, but very manageable.
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.
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.
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!
The tour was wonderful, a must do. However, these tour companies put people staying local with people who are flying in for the day. This is bad, because the flying passengers, if they get delayed, as happened with my group, you are delayed and the tour is essentially shortened because they fly out the same day and need to catch a flight a a particular time. Warning, check to see if your tour is tied to fly-in people, and if it is, book a different tour.