Enjoy a full-day tour of the ancient city of Ephesus from Istanbul. See landmarks such as The House of the Virgin Mary, and the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of The Ancient World. Experience the atmosphere of this ancient city with a local guide. Lunch and round-trip flights are included.
Meet your guide at your Istanbul hotel and set off for the airport to catch your flight to Izmir. Upon arriving, drive in a private vehicle to Ephesus, the ancient city.Explore the site and remains of the Temple of Artemis, also known as the Temple of Diana. Once considered one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, this grand temple was destroyed in the 5th century. See the ruins at the site of this once-great temple, and admire pieces of impressive ancient Greek architecture.Explore the House of the Virgin Mary, a Christian shrine believed to be the stone house that Mary was taken to by Saint John, and where she lived until her death.Pause for a substantial lunch in the afternoon. Vegetarian options are available if indicated at the time of booking.After exploring other historical sites, including the magnificent remains of the Library of Celsus and the 6th-century Basilica of St. John, drive to the airport and fly back to Istanbul.Choose to end the tour with a drop-off at the airport or a transfer back to your hotel in Istanbul.