Start with morning pickup in Izmir, then drive in a comfortable climate-controlled vehicle to Ephesus.
At its peak between the first and second centuries AD, Ephesus was home to more than 250,000 people. It is considered the most complete Greco-Roman classical city excavation in the world, with many monuments still intact. Your guide takes you on a walking tour of the ancient site and shares informative details about its highlights.
Next up, visit the House of Mother Mary, where the Christian icon is rumored to have lived her final years. See the small sanctuary and a wishing wall along with lush gardens.
Take a break for a lunch of Turkish cuisine, then continue to Isa Bey Mosque where you examine the architecture of the picturesque site.
Learn how Turkish carpets are made during a short demonstration, then make your final stop at the Temple of Artemis, which is a small ruin that was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
Your tour ends with return to your starting point in Izmir in the late afternoon.