Ephesus Daily Trip with Flight

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Ephesus Daily Trip with Flight

Visit the home of Jesus' mother, explore the Ancient City of Ephesus and see the Temple of Artemis.

Duration: 1 Day
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Live Guide: English, Spanish
Pick-up Services: Pick-up service is available from centrally located hotels.

Highlights

  • Visit the The House of the Virgin Mary.
  • Discover the Ancient City of Ephesus.

Full Description

The tour begins with an early morning pick-up from your hotel and airport transfer for your flight to Izmir. When you arrive in Izmir, you will be met at the airport by a member of our friendly team and driven to the first exciting stop, The House of the Virgin Mary. Do you know who the Virgin Mary was? She was the mother of Jesus, whom Christians believe to be the son of God. After Jesus' death, resurrection and ascension to Heaven, his mother was brought to Ephesus by one of his close followers, John. You can visit the house on the hill where she lived, which is considered by some to be one of the holiest Christian sites. There are water taps there where visitors often write their wishes and hope they come true. 

Next, we will head to one of the most well-preserved and beautiful ruins in Turkey, the Ancient City of Ephesus. At Ephesus, we will walk around the site to see the Odeon, the Fountain of Trajan, the Scholastica steam baths, the Temple of Hadrian and of course the very impressive Library of Ephesus. The library is adorned with columns and statues and is absolutely stunning. The Grand Theatre, where Saint Paul preached, is the largest theatre in antiquity with a capacity of 24,000 seats. On the way back to the bus, you'll walk through the Arcadian Way where Mark Anthony and Cleopatra once rode in procession. After 2 hours of exploring, it will be lunchtime. 

After lunch, the tour continues with a visit to the Temple of Artemis (known as 'Diana' to the Romans) which honoured the Greek goddess of hunting, nature and fertility. The stunning marble palace was one of the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World. Ephesus saw thousands of pilgrims pass through it over the years and the temple grew very wealthy. In fact, the Temple of Artemis was the first bank in the world! Even after all these years, you can still appreciate the architectural beauty of the city. 

At the end of the tour, you will be returned to the airport for your evening flight to Istanbul. In Istanbul, you will be met by a member of our friendly team and transferred back to your hotel. 

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Includes

  • Round-trip flight tickets.
  • All transfers.
  • Professional guided tour conducted in English or Spanish.
  • Lunch.
  • Refreshments.

Meeting point

Your hotel lobby.

Location

Know Before You Go

  • Please ask if pick-up is available for your hotel.
  • We recommend bringing an umbrella with you in the summer to protect yourself from the scorching sun. Ephesus is a big, open space with barely any shade.

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Customer Reviews

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Jessie - February 06, 2019

As i am a religious person i could not come back home without Ephesus visit. To visit the house of mother Mary satisfied me so.

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Charles - May 13, 2019

Whenever you visit here you need an umbrella. On summer, sun makes you fried. And do not forget to carry some water.

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Sadie - August 08, 2019

Rahter than the other antique cities, i could feel a living city during our visit. Actually not a city, a village.

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