Day tour to Ephesus from Istanbul
- Walk in the ancient roads, in ancient Ephesus, where Apostle Paul and John walked
- See Great Theatre, Celsus Library, Temple of Hadrian, Agora, Public Toilets, and more
- Enjoy traditional Turkish lunch in a local restaurant
- Visit Mary House where she spent her last days
- The Temple of Artemis; one of the seven churches of the ancient world
- Airport transfers, Internal flight tickets, Day tour with English speaking guide, Skip-The-Line tickets provided
All about the trip
Upon early pick up from your hotel drive to Istanbul Airport for your 1 hour 30 min domestic flight to Izmir. Upon arrival you wıll be greeted by your driver who wıll drive you to Selcuk where you will join the other group participants and start your fullday tour. Visit The House of Virgin Mary; located 6km to the north of the ruins of Ephesus the church was built from the 6C AD to the top of the foundations of a house from 1C AD and it is declared by the church to be the final house where Mary spent her last days, it is also believed that the Assumption took place there in the 15th of August.
Contınue with the Ancient Ephesus; An Archeological treasure, The best-preserved classical city in Eastern Mediterranean. During the 1C AD, Ephesus was the second-largest city on the planet after Rome with more than 250.000 citizens. It was in the center of the known world and played the role of a gateway between the East and the West. With its giant harbor, it was also the center of trading in antiquity. Not only a rich commercial city but also the honeymoon place of Mark Anthony and Cleopatra. It is also home to one of the Seven wonders of the ancient world, Temple of Artemis. Ephesus is so well preserved that walking on the ancient streets among the beautiful monuments, such as, the third largest library of the ancient world or the largest roman theatre on the Asia continent, gives you the feeling of a time traveller.
Next; Temple of Artemis or Artemision was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Its ancient cult dedicated to Artemis was very famous in antiquity and made Ephesus a much-visited pilgrimage place. There were a total of 127 ionic columns with a height of 19m. The temple is also considered to be the earliest bank of the ancient World.
Once your tour ıs completed you wıll be drıven back to Izmir Airport for your 1 hour 30 min domestic flight to Istanbul. Upon arrival at Istanbul Airport you wıll be greeted by your driver who wıll drıve you safely back to your hotel. End of our service.
What is included in the price
- Economic class domestic flight tickets
- Professional licensed tour guide
- Lunch in the local restaurant
- All sightseeing mentioned in the itinerary
- Transfer service from/to Airport
- Land transportation by air-conditioned non-smoking vehicle
What is not included in the price
- Admission fees to attractions
- Beverage during the tour
- Tips to the guide & driver (optional)
- Personal expenses
Please take passport for this service.
Admission Fees(per Person)
-Ancient Ephesus: 400TL
-House of Mary: 200TL
Note: The tour guide will have pre paid Skip-The-Line tickets to avoid long ticket queues. The cost of used entry tickets can be paid to the tour guide in cash Dolar, Euro or Turkish lira.
This activity is organised by Tour Altinkum Travel (Kusadasi Tour), Ikicesmelik Mah. Suleyman Demirel Blv. Melis Apt. B-Blok D:5 5, Kusadasi, 09400, Turkey, +90 256 633 62 78, email@example.com.
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