Private Ephesus Tour From Istanbul Hotels

Private & Custom Tours in Istanbul

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Explore the ancient city of Ephesus the best-preserved classical city in the eastern Mediterranean.Visit the Temple of Artemis, considered to be one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.Visit the House of Virgin Mary, where she spent last days of her life.Visit the Basilica of St. John, located under the main central dome, elevated the site to one of the most sacred locations in the Middle Ages and thousands made a pilgrimage here.Enjoy authentic Turkish cuisine.Transport by Private De-Luxe Cars.Private Local Licensed Guide.
When you arrive the airport of Izmir your private guide will be waiting to lead you to your own luxury vehicle, during a 40-minute ride to Ephesus, your guide gives you a brief info about the area and about the country, you can relax and enjoy the cooled soft drinks and appetisers.As you arrive in Ephesus, you will first see the Magnesia Gate, a marvellous example of ancient architecture that once stood tall as an entrance to the city. Begin a downhill walk with your guide into the city’s ruins. The route will take you past the Odeon, the Celsus Library, the Temple of Hadrian, the Fountain of Trajan and the Great Theater. The theatre, one of the city’s best-preserved monuments, it is still used today for the local spring festival. It once had seating space for 24,000 people, and it is believed to be the site where St Paul preached to the Ephesians.After enjoying the Turkish cuisine at lunch, you will visit the House of Virgin Mary, where she spent last days of her life. Visit Temple of Artemis one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World and Basilica of St John.Once you have completed your excellent cultural tour of Ephesus and surrounding sites, your driver will return you to the airport in time for your flight. On arrival in Istanbul, you will be met and driven back to your accommodation, where you can spend the evening reliving your tour of Ephesus!

What’s included

  • Bottled water
  • Lunch
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private tour
  • Round-trip private transfer
  • Transport by private vehicle

What’s not included

  • Drinks
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities