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Ephesus Day Trip From Istanbul by Air

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1 day (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
Offered in: English

Description

If you want to add a flying visit to Ephesus to your time in Istanbul, this convenient trip by air lets you do it in a single day. Fly to Izmir from Istanbul, and enjoy a walking tour of Ephesus’ UNESCO-listed... More
If you want to add a flying visit to Ephesus to your time in Istanbul, this convenient trip by air lets you do it in a single day. Fly to Izmir from Istanbul, and enjoy a walking tour of Ephesus’ UNESCO-listed ruins, including the Celsus Library, Great Theatre and more. Plus, take in the nearby House of the Virgin Mary and Temple of Artemis. Round-trip airfares, main entrance fees, lunch, and airport transfers included.

Highlights

  • Full-day trip to Ephesus from Istanbul by air
  • Guided tour of Ephesus, one of the world’s best-preserved Greco-Roman archaeological sites
  • See the Celsus Library and Great Theatre, and opt to visit Ephesus’ terraced houses (additional cost)
  • Stop at the nearby House of the Virgin Mary, Temple of Artemis and Isabey Mosque
  • Includes round-trip flights, air-conditioned transport and hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Lunch and main entrance fees included
... More
  • Full-day trip to Ephesus from Istanbul by air
  • Guided tour of Ephesus, one of the world’s best-preserved Greco-Roman archaeological sites
  • See the Celsus Library and Great Theatre, and opt to visit Ephesus’ terraced houses (additional cost)
  • Stop at the nearby House of the Virgin Mary, Temple of Artemis and Isabey Mosque
  • Includes round-trip flights, air-conditioned transport and hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Lunch and main entrance fees included
... More
  • Full-day trip to Ephesus from Istanbul by air
  • Guided tour of Ephesus, one of the world’s best-preserved Greco-Roman archaeological sites
  • See the Celsus Library and Great Theatre, and opt to visit Ephesus’ terraced houses (additional cost)
  • Stop at the nearby House of the Virgin Mary, Temple of Artemis and Isabey Mosque
  • Includes round-trip flights, air-conditioned transport and hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Lunch and main entrance fees included
  • Small group limited to 15 people or fewer

What To Expect

Summary

After early hotel pickup from Istanbul, travel to the airport for your approximately 1-hour flight to Izmir. On arrival at Izmir airport, hop into an air-conditioned vehicle and gaze at Turkey’s countryside... More
After early hotel pickup from Istanbul, travel to the airport for your approximately 1-hour flight to Izmir. On arrival at Izmir airport, hop into an air-conditioned vehicle and gaze at Turkey’s countryside on route to Ephesus.

After roughly an hour, meet the rest of your group and guide at the site and start your walking tour of the Greco-Roman ruins. Bypass
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After early hotel pickup from Istanbul, travel to the airport for your approximately 1-hour flight to Izmir. On arrival at Izmir airport, hop into an air-conditioned vehicle and gaze at Turkey’s countryside on route to Ephesus.

After roughly an hour, meet the rest of your group and guide at the site and start your walking tour of the Greco-Roman ruins. Bypass the lines with your included, pre-booked ticket, and go through the main Magnesia gate into this once-thriving city.

Stroll down the marble-paved roads past the shells of shops and bathhouses as your guide recounts Ephesus’ history, including its golden age under the Romans from around the 2nd century BC.

View monuments and buildings including the Odeon, and admire the magnificent Library of Celsus and well-preserved Great Theatre, where St. Paul once preached.

If you wish, pay the additional fee (own expense) to explore Ephesus’ restored terrace houses, once home to the city’s elite. Hear stories of those who lived here, and learn about the important role played by symbolism in their lives.

Following your Ephesus tour, pay a visit to the House of the Virgin Mary, where a shrine marks the site of what's believed to be her last home.

Then, after a stop for lunch, continue to Isabey Mosque, a glorious example of 18th-century Seljuk architecture. Wander around and hear how it incorporates stones and columns from Ephesus and the Temple of Artemis — your next stop.

Move on to the temple, once one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. View the single remaining column and other remnants, and listen as your guide describes the former majesty of the building.

Later, transfer to Izmir airport for your return flight. Your trip then concludes with a drop-off at your Istanbul hotel.

What's Included

Return domestic airfares - Istanbul-Izmir
Airport/Departure Tax
Lunch
Professional English-speaking guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Entrance to the Ephesus Terrace Houses
Gratuities

Departure & Return

Departure Point

Hotels in Istanbul

Departure Time

5am

Return Details

Hotels in Istanbul

Before You Book

The fine print

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please bring a hat, sun cream, sun glasses and comfortable walking shoes

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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Ephesus Day Trip from Istanbul by Air
Teresa C
, Jul 2019
It was quiet enjoyable and definitely worth seeing. The guide probably could have done a better job at keeping the group together because at one point, I got separated from my group and wound up walking towards the exit by myself, frantically looking for the rest of the group.
Visit to Ephesus
Ursula B
, Oct 2018
Our guide was knowledgeable, friendly and kind! The pick up and drop off times were accurate. The bus drivers were friendly and cooperative. Only one negative remark and that was stopping off and the rug and leather shops. After a one day trip from Istanbul to Izmira - the last thing I wanted to listen to was a sales pitch in the way home. Would recommend this tour company regardless.
Great tour and transportation...
rivchacha
, Apr 2018
Great tour and transportation service can be improved. Our tour guide is amazingly informative and funny. If you only have a day to see Ephesus this can be a good option.
I would very highly recommend anyone...
Tadeu
, Feb 2017
I would very highly recommend anyone to take this trip back in time. It was a great day trip from Istanbul by plane that allows you to see everything. The archaeological site in Ephesus is simply magnificent to say the least, the last house of Mary, mother of Jesus is also quite amazing! A tip, bring some empty bottles to collect the special waters that pour from 4 fountains there! The tour guide was quite knowledgeable and attentive. As my group consisted of only two, it was pretty much like a private tour. The only downside for me was being taken to a leather shop/fashion show after lunch not needed at all! before getting to the Temple of Artemis what was left of it actually. In short: don't miss the opportunity to take this trip!

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