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Daily Ancient Ephesus Tour From Istanbul With Flights

5 / 5 total 85 reviews
Duration: 14 to 15 hours
Product code: 4768
Overview

Ephesus tour from Istanbul is a fantastic opportunity to see one of the seven wonders of the ancient world.

At around 04:30 am we will pick you up from your Istanbul Hotel, then transfer you to the airport for your flight to Izmir. Upon arrival, our guide will welcome you then take you to meet with the rest of your tour group.

Ephesus includes successive Hellenistical and Roman settlements, which followed the coastline as it retreated westward. Excavations have revealed magnificent monuments of the Roman Imperial period including the Library of Celsus, Hadrian Temple, Latrines, Odeon and Trajan Fountain to name a few.

Little remains of the noted Temple of Artemis, one of the “Seven Wonders of the world,” that bought pilgrims from all around the Mediterranean since the fifth century.

You will also have the opportunity to see the Isa Bey Mosque, Selcuk Castle and St John Church. You will also get to visit the House of the Virgin Mary, a domed cruciform chapel a couple of miles from Ephesus that became a significant place of Christian pilgrimage.

During the day, enjoy a delicious lunch in a local traditional Turkish restaurant and have experience of domestic life in Selcuk with your local Guide.

At the end of this fantastic tour, we will transfer you back to Izmir airport for your 1-hour flight to Istanbul. When you arrive in Istanbul we will be waiting to transfer you back to your hotel.

Highlights
  • Discovery of ancient Roman monuments and buildings in one site
  • Experience the local Turkish life in Selcuk with your local Guide
  • Explore a UNESCO World Heritage-listed site of the Temple of Artemis
  • Visit the House of Mary which is a pilgrimage spot for Christians
  • Opportunity to visit the largest open air museum of Ephesus in Turkey
Good to Know
  • Scheduling Scheduling: Private
  • Languages offered on activity/tour Languages offered on activity/tour: English, German, French, Italian, Japanese
  • Duration Duration: 14 to 15 hours
  • Printed or Mobile Voucher Accepted Printed or Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Pick-up service Pick-up service
    Pick-up is available from most centrally located Istanbul hotels
  • Cancellation Cancellation
    There is no cancellation fee once Customers Cancel at least 7 day(s) prior to the date of the activity or tour.
    There is 50% cancellation fee for Customers to Cancel 3 and 6 day(s) prior to the date of the activity or tour.
    There is 100% cancellation fee for Customers to Cancel 2 day(s) prior to the date of the activity or tour.
  • On Request On Request
  • Cut-off TimeCut-off Time
    Available to be booked until 3 days before the tour starts. Please note we reserve the option to confirm the tour or not due to availability.
Inclusions
  • Guided tour of Ephesus and the House of the Virgin Mary
  • Have lunch at a local restaurant
  • Return Flight Tickets from/to Istanbul
  • Entrance fees to the sites
  • All Airport Transfers
Exclusions
  • Other services not mentioned
  • Tips and gratuities (optional)
  • Personal expenses
  • Drinks
Meeting Point
Hotel pick-up is available from most centrally located Istanbul hotels at approximately 04:30 am. Times will be confirmed when the booking is confirmed

Know Before You Go
  • Please wear comfortable shoes and sensible clothes as you will be visiting a religious site
  • Please bring your booking documentation and passports
  • Please be in your hotel lobby 15 minutes before the pickup time
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Reviewed by James F US   June 16, 2019
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We flew to Ephesus on a day trip from Istanbul ... had a phenomenal tour with Goodman Tours throughout the ancient city, House of the Virgin Mary. Our guide was highly efficient, no issues, she met us directly at the airport and dropped us off with ample time to fly back. My wife and I consider this day trip from Istanbul to Ephesus on our trip to Turkey as one of our top highlights.
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Sandy US   June 16, 2019

Great to hear that it was the highlight of your holiday.Thank you for your positive feedback.Hopefully in the future we can welcome back at an other experience of Goodman Tours.

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Reviewed by Anita D NL   June 15, 2019
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Na een korte vlucht,vanaf Istanbul, waren we in Izmir.Na een uurtje rijden waren we bij het Maria huis.Wat een rust heerst daar,erg indruk wekkend.Je kan een kaarsje op steken of een wens doen en dan zo n strookje ophangen of heilig water drinken/kopen.Daarna bracht onze gids naar een typisch turks restaurantje waar de luch werd geserveerd .En vervolgens naar Ephesus....Ongelovelijke plek.Daar zie je hoe ze vroeger leefde,werkte etc...Maar op een gegeven moment vertrek je toch echt weer terug naar het vliegveld.De vluchten verliepen rustig en we zijn weer netjes afgeleverd in ons hotel.Gewoon een topdag.Een aanrader deze dagtour van Istanbul naar Ephesus.
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Janne NL   June 16, 2019

Dank je wel Anita voor het mededelen van uw ervaring over deze toer.En dat u deze toer zal aanraden.Hartelijk dank, Janne.

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Reviewed by Chris S US   June 14, 2019
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Ephesus day tours from Istanbul has to be seen to be believed. If you are passionate about really experiencing all these ancient cities and monuments have to offer, you can't go past a private tour with a guide speaking your language. We booked through Goodman Tours and at every step of the way, they were superb. They picked us up at our hotel and dropped us off at another that we had requested. The car and driver were lovely. Our guide was wonderful. His English is exceptional and he is a warm and friendly person who knows so much of the history of this amazing part of Turkey. Do not miss out this day trip from Istanbul to Ephesus.
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Brooke US   June 14, 2019

Hello chris. Thank you for taking the time for writing this review.It is always nice to hear that our customers are very pleased with the guide,tour and the car.I will tell our team about your positive feedback.Kind regards Brooke.

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Reviewed by Lee G US   June 13, 2019
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This was just an unbelievable Ephesus day tour from Istanbul. It shows how people lived over 2000 years ago. They had a library, running water, homes were well decorated. You see where the pubs used to be and where shops were located. It is a Rough walking. I took a walking stick to help me up and down rough spots. You could not take your eyes off the ground until you stopped to look around. There were plenty of places to sit on stones that were part of the buildings. And Virgin Mary house a very sincere place. Do not miss this day tour when you stay in Istanbul also if you have some difficulty with getting around. It is a lot of walking, but you have time to sit and listen to the guide, with his knowledge of the history of these places. The flight and travelling from and back to the hotel went smooth and they were all very helpful.
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Lisa US   June 13, 2019

Nice to hear that everybody was very helpful.I will pass your review towards our team.They will appreciate it very much.Thank you, Lisa.

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Reviewed by Willeke P NL   June 13, 2019
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Ephesus erkend als een van de Unesco erfgoed is zeker een bezoek waard.Daar we toch een paar dagen Istanbul hadden ontdekt besloten we deze toer te boeken.Vanaf Istanbul Vliegen naar Izmir en dan op naar Ephesus en omstreken.Nou geweldig was het.Vroeg op ,laat terug ,moe maar voldaan.Top dag.
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Lia NL   June 14, 2019

Fijn om te horen dat de toer goed is verlopen.Dank u wel voor het beoordelen van deze dag toer.Vriendelijke groet, Janet.

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Reviewed by Shanii U PK   June 12, 2019
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We were picked up on time from our hotel in Istanbul. The 4 of us were escorted to a beautiful new Mercedes Van and went off to the airport. The flight was easy and comfortable. We met our guide at Izmir airport. She was very knowledgeable and proud of her country. We went to the house of Mary before all the large tour buses got there, and off to Ephesus - she taught us a lot about the history there. Had a nice lunch as well. I can only say we had a nice time, I would recommend this Ephesus private tours from Istanbul.
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Mary US   June 12, 2019

Thank you Shanli for taking the time and writing this review.I am so happy to hear you had a nice time, and ofcourse that you would recommend this tour. Kind regards Mary.

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Reviewed by Marie -Louise G NL   June 12, 2019
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Wat een fenomenale dag. We werden op tijd opgehaald bij ons hotel in Istanbul en naar het vliegveld gebracht. Eenmaal in Izmir ontmoette we onze chauffeur en die bracht ons naar Efeze waar onze gids zich bij ons voegde. Hij was een fantastische gids, wat had hij veel te vertellen ,we waren er stil van. niet alleen over efze ook over het huis van de Maagd Maria, en de kerk van Johannes. Hij beantwoordde al onze vragen en was zeer aangenaam.
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Gabrielle NL   June 13, 2019

Hallo Marie-louise.Hartelijk dank voor u beoordeling van deze toer.En het is zeker fijn om te horen dat de reisleider zeer aangenaam was.Ik zal uw feedback doorgeven.Met vriendelijke groet , Gabrielle.

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Reviewed by Lock G ZA   June 10, 2019
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We decided to do a private day tour Ephesus from Istanbul. It was a smooth bus ride and a short plane trip to Izmir & then we were transported in a minibus. The Virgin Marys house is a holy place and when you arrive you will see why the apostles led her to this safe haven after Jesus died. Its a MUST see , an amazing experience. Afterwards we headed to Ephesus itself.. Buried for thousands of years and built for the wealthy you just cannot miss this adventure. We had a lovely lunch . We were transported back in time & having a guide is imperative to a splendid day you too will never, ever forget. Take my word it is very well worth this Ephesus Istanbul day tours.
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Susan US   June 11, 2019

Thank you writing your thoughts and feelings about this tour,It is for sure nice to hear that this day was well worthy.Kind regards , Susan.

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Reviewed by V Sawyer ZA   June 10, 2019
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At first, I was hesitant to book this Ephesus day tour from Istanbul but I am happy I did. This tour includes airfare, lunch and picks up from hotel to airport and from airport to the start of the Ephesus tour and back. Ephesus is obviously a city of ruins but when the tour guide starts explaining the important events that made Ephesus one of the great cities during the Roman times. your imagination starts to wonder. For Christians, take note that this was the ancient city where St Paul wrote his letters to the Ephesians. St John the Beloved remains are buried in the Basilica of St John, also in Ephesus. The last leg of our tour is a visit to the House of the Blessed Virgin Mary, an hour away from the Ephesus ruins. Consider this as a pilgrimage. I highly suggest booking this Ephesus private tours from Istanbul.
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Linda US   June 10, 2019

Thank you Mr/Mrs Sawyer for sharing your experience of this Day trip Ephesus from Istanbul.I m very happy that you highly suggest this tour.Kind regards , Linda.

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Reviewed by Eddy W CH   June 10, 2019
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The tour was well-organised. Our guide was very knowledgable and explained the history and evidence behind Ephesus. and virgin mary house. Overall is fruitful and enjoyable. Flight and pick up and drop off were all on time.
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Louise GB   June 10, 2019

Hello Eddy.Always nice to read a positive review.I am glad to hear that this experience was enjoyable.Thank you very much , Louise.

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Reviewed by Zena S GB   June 09, 2019
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Everything about this day trip from Istanbul to Ephesus was easy and perfect! We were greeted at the airport in Izmir by a very careful and professional driver and after a short drive, we met up with our guide. He was an excellent source of knowledge, and honestly, one of the best guides we have had on an excursion. We were travelling with our 3 young children, and they learned so much from this trip in just one day. This is the first time we have done a day tour by flight with our kids, but we actually did not find it any more difficult than if we had been driving in a car all day. I would highly recommend this Ephesus Istanbul day tours to anyone, including those travelling with families. We plan to use this company again when in Turkey.
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Claire GB   June 10, 2019

Hello Zena. Great to hear that you find this day tour just perfect.Our aim is just that.Thank you, Claire.

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Reviewed by Dave T IE   June 09, 2019
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Excellent, beyond our expectations. Highly recommend this tour company. All arranged via email. Quick turn around responses.
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Donna GB   June 09, 2019

Thank you for recommending this tour and our company.Kind regards ,Donna.

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Reviewed by Maureen J GB   June 09, 2019
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We booked this tour. Can we bring drinks on the flight?
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Fiorenza GB   June 10, 2019

Hello Maureen.Your question will be answered in an email I will send you.Any other questions or information do not hesitate to contact me.Kind regards , Fiorenza.

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Reviewed by Agnes F DE   June 08, 2019
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Mein Mann ist im Rollstuhl, ich kann diese Tour buchen?Bekomme ich hilfe?
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Beate DE   June 08, 2019

Geehrte Agnes, Ich wurde Ihre Fragen beantworten in einem e-Mail. Hoffentlich kann ich ihnen weiter hilfen.Viele dank Beate.

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Reviewed by Gary M AU   June 07, 2019
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A fantastic Ephesus day trip from Istanbul.So much history. Our guide was very knowledgeable and also so friendly it was like getting a tour from a family member. The visit to Ephesus itself was great and was done at our pace and not rushed at all. I recommend this company highly as they were punctual, knowledgeable, friendly and made our experience that much better.
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Karen US   June 08, 2019

Hello Gary. Thank you so much for taking the time for writing this nice review.I will send your comment to the guide ,he will appreciate this very much.Hopefully we can welcome back with Goodman Tours for a next experience.

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Reviewed by Jannes G DE   June 07, 2019
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Ein super Tag. Zum Glück hatten wir einen deutschen sprechenden Führer, so da kam die Geschichte noch mehr zum Leben beim Ephesus, als wären wir in dem Film von Spartacus. Wir waren een bisschen zu fruh zurzuck auf flughaven das war jammer ,wir mussen lang warten,aber rest von tag ist sehr zum emfehlen.
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Silke DE   June 07, 2019

Vielen Dank für das Schreiben über dieses Tages Tour. Dabei möchten wir uns dafur entschuldigen fur dass lange warten.Silke.

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Reviewed by Elisa H BE   June 07, 2019
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Wij verblijven niet in een hotel ,kunnen we wel worden opgehaald op een centrale plaats?
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Janne NL   June 07, 2019

Hallo Elisa.Dank je wel voor de interrese in deze toer.Ik zal u vraag beantwoorden in email.Voor verdere informatie kunt altijd contact op nemen.Vriendelijke groet , Janne.

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Reviewed by Judith P BE   June 03, 2019
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Ephesus is much larger and more beautiful than I ever imagined. The streets are almost all paved with marble. We took a day trip from Istanbul to Ephesus and the guide was excellent. Would like to have spent longer exploring the site which is meticulously maintained. The day flew by because of the great service and friendly guide. Smooth travel from Istanbul.
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Janet NL   June 03, 2019

Thank you for your feedback about this experience.I will pass your commend to our team.Kind regards ,Janet.

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Reviewed by E Robinsson ZA   May 30, 2019
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Our guide was really knowledgeable and lovely - made sure we were all organised and had everything we needed. The tour was really interesting and covered a lot in a short space of time. Transfer from Istanbul to Izmir and back was really smooth and easy. It was really a perfect day trip from Istanbul to Ephesus. It was just what I wanted!
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Joan US   May 30, 2019

Always nice to hear that the tour was perfect. Thank you for your positive review.Kid regards Joan.

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Reviewed by Inez D ES   May 30, 2019
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Can we book this tour also with a Spanish guide?
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Jackie GB   May 30, 2019

Thank for your question and interest in this day trip.In an email I will send you all information and details about this trip.If other question or help with your booking do not hesitate to contact me.Thank you, Jackie.

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