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Ephesus Trip from Istanbul provided by Best Turkey Tour

Ephesus Trip from Istanbul
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What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Face masks provided for travelers
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  • Duration: 14-18 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 14-18 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
What to expect
After early pickup at your Istanbul hotel, transfer to the airport and relax during your short flight to Izmir. On arrival, meet your professional local guide and others in your tour group for your journey to Ephesus. Settle aboard your air-conditioned vehicle and absorb the views of rural Turkey as you travel south to the stunning UNESCO World Heritage site. Stop at the House of the Mary, a stone cottage believed to mark where the Virgin Mary spent her last years. Peek inside the atmospheric house-turned-chapel, and learn why the site is so heavily linked to Mary and St John. Continue to Ephesus, an ancient Greek city that rose to prominence as a Roman seaport from the 2nd century AD. With your guide, stroll around the semi-intact streets past the shells of long-ago shops and houses, and learn fascinating facts about life in the city during its Roman golden age. Awe at highlights such as the façade of the Library of Celsus and Hadrian’s Temple and gaze at the massive Great Theater, where St Paul once preached. Having explored the main Ephesus ruins, move on to the nearby remains of the Basilica of St. John, a 6th-century church built on the apostle’s believed burial site. Then, after a tasty buffet lunch at a local restaurant, pay a visit to the Isabey Mosque, a lovely example of medieval Anatolian religious architecture. Lastly, stop by at the site of the Temple of Artemis, once one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. As you inspect the temple’s remnants, learn how it was rebuilt three times before its final destruction in 401 AD. Transfer to Izmir airport for your return flight to Istanbul or enjoy a drop-off at your hotel in Kusadasi or Selcuk (if option selected).
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 18736P12
Call +63 923-0990452
Important information
Inclusions
All Airport Transfers • Licensed Tour Guide • Transportation during your Tour • Lunch • Return flight ticket from/to Istanbul • Entry/Admission - Ancient City of Ephesus
Exclusions
Gratuities • Drinks during Lunch (if preferred)
Duration
14–18 hours
Departure details
Traveler pickup is offered.
Pick up and Drop off services available from the Hotels which is located in the Sultanahmet and Taksim Regions. While booking this package, please indicate your Istanbul Hotel. The travelers who stay out of the pick-up & drop off zone may handle their own transportation to/from the Airport.
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
All Airport Transfers • Licensed Tour Guide • Transportation during your Tour • Lunch • Return flight ticket from/to Istanbul • Entry/Admission - Ancient City of Ephesus
Exclusions
Gratuities • Drinks during Lunch (if preferred)
Departure details
Traveler pickup is offered.
Pick up and Drop off services available from the Hotels which is located in the Sultanahmet and Taksim Regions. While booking this package, please indicate your Istanbul Hotel. The travelers who stay out of the pick-up & drop off zone may handle their own transportation to/from the Airport.
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
14–18 hours
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Wheelchair accessible
Stroller accessible
Near public transportation
Infant seats available
Transportation is wheelchair accessible
Most travelers can participate
Pick up and Drop off services available from the Hotels which is located in the Sultanahmet and Taksim Regions. While booking this package, please indicate your Istanbul Hotel. The travelers who stay out of the pick-up & drop off zone may handle their own transportation to/from the Airport.
After we received your booking, our team will contact you to request copies of your passports in order to book your domestic flights. Please send us the copies of your passports as soon as possible to complete your reservation, this is very important to have a smooth-running operation. Your reservation may be canceled or operational disruptions may occur due to information not sent on time. Our company is not responsible for such situations.
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
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  • 1
    Istanbul
    Stop: 4 hours
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  • 2
    Ancient City of Ephesus
    Stop: 7 hours - Admission included
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  • 3
    Istanbul
    Stop: 6 hours
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Maps722276
2 contributions
Ephesus Tour from Istanbul
Jun 2021
We had a fantastic trip to Istanbul, and this day trip to Ephesus was the highlight. The logistics were smooth, allowing us to relax and enjoy the day. Our guide, Ismail, was knowledgeable, kind, and kept the day running smoothly so that we could maximize our time. We learned so much! He allowed us to customize the trip a bit since the group was just our family, and we appreciated the opportunity to have a more authentic, local lunch experience.
Written 1 July 2021
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Maria
Florida1 contribution
Day trip to Ephesus
Jun 2021 • Friends
Ismael was very responsive and answered all of our questions about logistics - even in the very early morning hours. We were picked up on time and Ismael was waiting for us at the airport in Izmir.

It was a very hot day so he planned the trip accordingly. We went first to see Ephesus itself and spent a few hours there. Ismael gave us nice background at various sites in Ephesus and then gave us time to wander around and take photos on our own.

After we went to a ceramic shop and had a great demonstration on the art. My sister got to try her hand at ceramic making! There’s a shop and obviously they hope you buy but we were not pressured into buying.

We had lunch a delicious lunch at a traditional Turkish restaurant and then headed to the home of the Virgin Mary which was a highlight for us. Finally we stopped at the temple of Artemis.

Ismael was very accommodating and did a nice job telling us about the history of the sites and rhe culture of Turkey.
Written 30 June 2021
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Jorge Palmer
Coral Gables, FL5 contributions
Ephesus Tour under Ismail knowledge
Jun 2021 • Friends
Honestly, there is not place that I would not recommend from this tour. Each of the places visited, has been a happy surprise not only for the senses, but also for the soul. A vvvvery nutritious day I would say for those looking to get inside of Turkey history and culture. Ismail is the guide you want, focused to answer questions, to make you feel involved connected with the spirit of Ephesus.
Written 25 June 2021
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Yulong Y
1 contribution
Fantastic time!
Ismail took us on a private tour for Ephesus, House of Virgin Mary and Temple of Artemis. He has very fluent English and was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. He was able to answer all of our questions. The team also arranged all of our travel to and from Istanbul as a day trip. Very recommended!
Written 13 June 2021
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kikuscu
Dear Yulong, Thank you very much for sharing your experience and for honoring us! We are very happy to see your comment on this timeline. Hope to welcome and accommodate you in the future! Stay healthy... Kind Regards, Ismail Kuscu
Written 20 June 2021
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Sanjeev A
2 contributions
Best Turkey Tour Agency
Mar 2020 • Couples
Ismail heads the agency and runs it like a real professional! He is fluent in English, courteous, helpful, informative, extremely knowledgeable, and someone who takes pride in educating the guests about the historical facts of his country. I especially liked how he “tested” us with the facts and correlated them to the different things we had learned in other parts of our tour. We enjoyed our tours with him as our guide and plan on returning to the region again soon.
Written 7 March 2020
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kikuscu
Dear Guest, Millions of thanks for your kind words! We are pleased to see that you had a good experience in Ephesus with us. We hope to welcome you back in the future! Turkey Tours - Team
Written 11 July 2020
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sseitz94
Xuzhou, China190 contributions
Amazing Tour and Full of Wonderful Sights
This tour is great if you're a history buff and love to see the ruins. The staff is very friendly and will help you with any questions you have. The lunch is very nice, and a good break after walking around. I would recommend this for anyone who wants to learn more about ancient history and to see the third largest library in the world.
Written 5 February 2020
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kikuscu
Dear Samantha Seitz, It was a pleasure to greet you and thank you for sharing your experience with us! We are pleased to see that you had a good experience in Turkey. Because our goal is to always provide to our customers a memorable & comfortable experience as well to show them Turkish life, traditions and how warm the Turkish people. We are very happy to see that you are the one we did this. We hope to welcome you back in the future! Turkey Tours - Team
Written 11 July 2020
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Ti N
Singapore, Singapore4 contributions
Small group turkey tour
Jan 2020 • Couples
Very reliable, responsive and educational. Me and my husband enjoyed the tour. Madam fatima is very pleasant, hardworking and kind. The lunch was great! We tried the local drink “Ayran”.It reminds me of Ayraq in Mongolia. We got to experience local culture, we observed their way of life. It’s simple, relax and beautiful. We hope to go back in Turkey someday.
Written 25 January 2020
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Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write such a positive review for us. I love to read that you enjoyed all the destinations and activities 100%. Because this is exactly what we want for you and our visitors. Best Wishes Ismail & Fatima
Written 3 February 2020
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Gmplusone
Tulsa, OK4 contributions
Private Ephesus tour from Istanbul
Jan 2020 • Couples
Visiting Ephesus has been a dream of my husband for years. Fatima’s knowledge of the history of her country made the tour a fabulous day as we visited local sights, ate traditional food, and learned about both the local area and Turkey’s history. You won’t regret booking a tour!
Written 18 January 2020
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Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write such a positive review for us. I love to read that you enjoyed all the destinations and activities 100%. Because this is exactly what we want for you and our visitors. Best Wishes Ismail & Fatima
Written 3 February 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Craig C
Richards Bay, South Africa2 contributions
Small Group Ephesus
Fatma was an incredible tour guide, and very knowledgable, she took us to a beautiful local restuarant and even paid for my aditional meal that i ordered, i highly reccomend her for anyone visiting the kusadasi area.
Many Thanks
Craig C
Written 29 December 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write such a positive review for us. I love to read that you enjoyed all the destinations and activities 100%. Because this is exactly what we want for you and our visitors. Best Wishes Ismail & Fatima
Written 3 February 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Mary C
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia4 contributions
Small group turkey tour
Dec 2019 • Friends
We have an amazing tour with Ms.Fatima she is so accomodating and so friendly,tour was fantastic the explanation from each historical places was well explained service is great from our hotel accomodation to destination it was really comfortable.i will highly reccommend and give them five star for these best service.
Written 15 December 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write such a positive review for us. I love to read that you enjoyed all the destinations and activities 100%. Because this is exactly what we want for you and our visitors. Best Wishes Ismail & Fatima
Written 3 February 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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