Ephesus Full Day Private Tour From Istanbul

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Experience an astonishing day at one of Turkey's most visited archaeological sites. Ephesus was one of the most magnificent cities of the Roman Empire and it still portrays magnificence. Your expert guide will reveal the history, stories and people and their forward thinking and intelligence. The ancient ruins of Ephesus should be on everyone’s bucket list.

Highlights include:

  • Ancient City of Ephesus
  • Temple of Artemis, one of the Ancient Seven Wonders of the World
  • Virgin Mary's House, where it is believed she spent her final days



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We will pick you up from your hotel in Istanbul and transfer you to the airport for your early morning flight to Izmir. Your driver and guide will meet you at the Izmir airport and transport you to Ephesus. Ephesus is close to the town of Selcuk about an hour drive south of Izmir. Our first stop is the Virgin Mary’s House, where many believe she spent her final days.

We then proceed to the ancient city of Ephesus, one of the most magnificent and preserved archaeological sites in the world and you will learn some amazing facts and stories from your guide.

After lunch, we will visit the Temple of Artemis, deemed one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Although today little remains of this magnificent structure it was four times larger than the Parthenon in Athens.

At the end of the tour, we will drive you to Izmir airport for your flight to Istanbul. Upon arrival we’ll transfer you to your hotel, arriving normally between 8 and 9 pm


  • This is a full day private tour
  • A moderate level of fitness is required to walk over unever surfaces for up to 3 hours.


  • Domestic flight tickets (Istanbul - Izmir - Istanbul )
  • All airport transfers
  • Professional Licensed English speaking tour guide
  • Air conditioned Transportation
  • Entrance fees to all included sites
  • Lunch


  • ​Personal expenses
  • Beverages during the lunch
  • ​Gratuities of guide & driver
  • Any food or services not specified in "Price Includes"


  1. Istanbul
  2. Izmir
  3. Selçuk