Duration: 8 hours (approximately)
Route: Istanbul – Ephesus – Istanbul
You shall be picked up from the Istanbul airport .Your Ephesus City Tour guide will hold up a sign with your name on it. Ephesus tour will take approximately 8 hours and after will drive you back to Istanbul airport.
After Pick-up from airport, you will flight to Izmir. Arrive in Izmir airport. Your guide will meet you at the airport with a board your name on it. You will be transfered to Selcuk for your tour. Visit Ancient City of Ephesus, Temple of Artemis, Ephesus Museum and House of Virgin Mary.
Ancient City of Ephesus to see one of the most spectacular excavations in the world. You will see the Odeon, The Fountain of Trajan, the stream baths of Scholastika, the Temple of Hadrian, the Grand Theater and impressive library of Ephesus. The library is adorned with columns and statues. The Grand Theater where Saint Paul preached is believed to be the largest outdoor theater in the ancient world with a capacity of 24,000 seats.
Temple of Artemis (Diana) , one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. The Ephesus Artemis was a goddess of fertility and was often pictured as draped with eggs or multiple breasts, symbols of fertility, from her waist to her shoulders. Ephesus museum, one of the best regional museums in Turkey, houses a large collection of objects found at Ephesus in the surrounding countryside. They are displayed clearly and imaginatively in several rooms and in a large inner courtyard. House of Virgin Mary located on the top of Bulbul Mountain. It is believed that St.John brought Mary (the mother of Jesus) to Ephesus sometime between AD 37-48 and she spent her last years of her life there.
End of the tour transfer to Izmir airport for your flight to Istanbul. Arrive in Istanbul airport, end of our services.
- Transfer from Istanbul hotel to Ataturk airport/from Ephesus to Izmir airport.
- Return flight tickets between Istanbul/Izmir.
- Transportation with air-conditioned and non-smoking buses.
- Professional English speaking guide.
- All entrance fees to the sites and museum.
What’s Not Included
- Tips (optional).