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Ephesus & Sirince Village Ultra Private Tour From Istanbul

4.9 / 5 total 55 reviews
Duration: 13 to 16 hours
Product code: 4941
Overview

To start this Ephesus private tour from Istanbul, you will be picked up from your hotel in Istanbul and be dropped off at the airport where you will catch a flight to Izmir.

Upon arrival at Izmir, you will be collected, and you're in-depth tour will start.

This Ancient City of Ephesus & Sirince Turkish Village ultra-private Tour From Istanbul shows Ephesus at its very best and why it was one of four major cities in the Roman Empire.

Relive the history of all the major sites in the marble-lined streets including the Baths of Scholastica, Library of Celsus, Temple of Hadrian and the Temple Artemis. Also, be amazed at the Grand Theater where famous celebrities have performed, including Michael Jackson and Madonna.

Visit the Terrace Houses located opposite Hadrian’s Temple. The wealthy and influential people of Ephesus lived in these houses, which are finely decorated with mosaics and frescoes, giving a real impression of the ancient lifestyle.

You will also visit the House of the Virgin Mary which is believed to of been her final resting place

In the town of Selcuk, you will get the opportunity to see the grotto of the seven sleepers who were a group of men who hid in the cave to escape from religious persecution. Also, visit Isa Bey Mosque an impressive work of architectural art remaining from the Anatolian Beylik.

Your final stop in Selcuk will be the Aysuluk Fortress and St Johns Basilica. The well preserved Byzantine castle stands on the hill of Ayasuluk for around 1500 years. It is claimed that the evangelist St. John had spent his final years in the area around Ephesus and was then buried in the southern slope of Ayosolug Hill. Three hundred years after the death of St. John, a small chapel was constructed over the grave in the 4th century.

Finish the tour at Sirince Village, which will show you the traditional Turkish village life; famous for wine houses (which you can taste), olive oils, handicrafts, and organic fruit and vegetables. Walk the narrow cobbled streets of this charming village, and you will find women, selling crafts of all kinds, olive oil. Also, visit the Church of St John the Baptist before getting a chance to do some shopping at some of the best leather and carpet outlets.

After your fantastic day, we will drive you back to Izmir Airport, where you will catch your flight back to Istanbul.

Once in you arrive at Istanbul Airport you will be transferred back to your Istanbul hotel.

Ephesus and Sirince village ultra-private tour from Istanbul can be customised to your need so if you want to add something into your tour or take something out is entirely up to you.

Highlights
  • Experience a ultra private tour to Ephesus and Sirince
  • Visit all the main sights of Ephesus including Celsus Library and Grand Theatre
  • See the ruins of the Temple of Artemis, explore St Johns Basillica and see some of the saved ruins at Ephesus Museum
  • See where the wealthy once lived at the Terrace Houses
  • Relive life in Selcuk with a visit to the seven sleepers, Isa Bey Mosque and Ayasuluk Fortress
  • Visit Virgin Mary's final resting place at the House of Virgin Mary
  • Explore Sirince Village famous for wine houses and see the Church of St John the Baptist
Know Before You Book
  • Scheduling Scheduling: Private
  • Languages offered on activity/tour Languages offered on activity/tour: English
  • Duration Duration: 13 to 16 hours
  • Printed or Mobile Voucher Accepted Printed or Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • This tour is for a minimum of 2 peopleThis tour is for a minimum of 2 people
  • Flights are non-refundableFlights are non-refundable
  • Entrance fees are not included but you have the option to add them into the priceEntrance fees are not included but you have the option to add them into the price
  • This tour can be tailor made to your needsThis tour can be tailor made to your needs
  • Pick-up service Pick-up service
    Pick-up and drop-off from your hotel in Istanbul
  • 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.
  • Instant Confirmation Instant Confirmation
  • 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
  • All transportation in a air-conditioned vehicle
  • Professional and knowledgeable guide
  • Return domestic flights from Istanbul to Izmir
  • Pick up and drop off service from your Istanbul hotel
Exclusions
  • Entrance fees
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Personal expenses
  • Other services not mentioned
  • Food and drink
Meeting Point
Pick up and drop off from your Istanbul hotel. Times will be confirmed once the booking has been made.

Additional Info
  • Please dress appropriately when visiting any religious sites
  • In the Summer months make sure to apply suncream as it can get very hot
  • Make sure you wear comfortable clothing and footwear as there is walking involved
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Reviewed by Michael B. US   February 05, 2020
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Visit the Ephesus and Sirince is one of the best things that happened to me last year. For a long time, I was looking for some special trip which will amaze me. And it happened thanks to Goodman Tours. Great job. Thank you very much, guys!
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Goodman Tours TR   February 05, 2020

Thanks for writing a review, Michael. Happy to hear you had a good time. Kind regards, Goodman Tours team.

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Reviewed by Alice C US   February 04, 2020
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This trip was much more than we expected. There was so many exciting areas that it took much longer than we had thought it would but well worth seeing.
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Goodman Tours TR   February 05, 2020

Thanks for writing a review, Alice. Happy to hear you had a good time. Kind regards, Goodman Tours team.

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Reviewed by Janet B. Castor US   February 03, 2020
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Goodman Tours deserves the highest rate! Amazing organisation of the whole trip. Thank you so much!
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Goodman Tours TR   February 03, 2020

Thanks for writing a review, Janet. Happy to hear you had a good time. Kind regards, Goodman Tours team.

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Reviewed by Donald L. Jones US   February 01, 2020
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We visited Ephesus and Sirince for one day from Istanbul. Our guide was very informative and proud to share his country with us. He made sure that we got to see all of the highlights of Ephesus, and showed us the best sides of Sirince Village; he was patient with all of our questions. We had a wonderful organic, fresh lunch. We'll never forget this journey. Thanks a lot, Goodman tours!
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Goodman Tours TR   February 02, 2020

Thanks for writing a review, Mr Donald L. Jones. Happy to hear you had a good time. Kind regards, Goodman Tours team.

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Reviewed by Caleb Nelson CA   January 28, 2020
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It was my pleasure to travel via this very distinguished travel agency. It was a wonderful trip that I spend in Turkey. It would not be more pleasant and fantastic trip without this agency. The agency offers a lot of facilities and services for tourists, which make a trip more convenient and unforgettable happy memory. For me, and as many tourists, definitely, I highly recommend selecting Goodman Tours travel agency. Moreover, I would like to thank the tour guide; her help and outstanding efforts for tourist services are highly appreciated thanks to her great experience in the tourism field — my trips with this travel agency always happy memory.
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Goodman Tours TR   January 29, 2020

Thanks for writing a review, Caleb. Happy to hear you had a good time. Kind regards, Goodman Tours team.

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Reviewed by Eduarda Goncalves Rodrigues BR   January 27, 2020
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We had the most perfect logistic and service by our operator. A wonderful private shuttle took us to Sabiha Gökçen Airport. As soon as we got to Izmir, there was our guide - a Turkish guide with a perfect Spanish made our day there, we went to Sirince Village and an incredible visit to the Greek city of Ephesus, is a must for a visit to Turkey, thanks a lot Goodman Tours.
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Goodman Tours TR   January 28, 2020

Thanks for writing a review, Eduarda. Happy to hear you had a good time. Kind regards, Goodman Tours team.

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Reviewed by Brandon Marlatt US   January 22, 2020
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A breathtaking site esp. has given the history. We were very lucky to have an EXCELLENT guide. He kept low on the historical dates and maxed on the cultural and historical aspects of the place, bringing the whole experience of walking thru this amazing historical site to life. Touching out on all major relics, he also did not miss out on the lesser but equally interesting details like the sailor's graffiti! His breadth and depth of knowledge were quite unique amongst travel guides, whom I have engaged with in 40+ countries.
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Goodman Tours TR   January 22, 2020

Thanks for writing a review, Brandon. Happy to hear you had a good time. Kind regards, Goodman Tours team.

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Reviewed by Callum GB   January 20, 2020
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We had a brilliant day. Our guides were more than helpful, Ephesus was beautiful. I enjoyed most seeing Sirince Village. The transfer was well arranged, very comfortable and arrived in perfect time. The guides’ considerations were all for our benefit. I could recommend this trip highly to everyone; it was most enjoyable. Thank you so much.
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Reviewed by Claudia K US   January 20, 2020
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I did my trip last summer. The hospitality and service that I received in Goodman Tours don't compare to others. Iryna was in constant communication with me. As a solo female traveller, I like to plan ahead and use a reputable travel company. I explained Iryna exactly what I wanted to see and do. Not only was she prompt with her emails, but I also explained to her of my budget, and she worked with me. I did Ephesus and Sirince Village. I will return to Istanbul. I will usw Goodman tours. Excellent Service! I highly recommend them. Thank you so much! -Claudia K
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Goodman Tours TR   January 21, 2020

Thanks for writing a review, Claudia. Happy to hear you had a good time. Kind regards, Goodman Tours team.

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Reviewed by Alfred US   January 19, 2020
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Magnificent ruins are spanning the pagan, Greek, Roman, and Early Christian periods. A beautiful glimpse into daily living. Also, it would be best if you came to Şirince village. Old houses, friendly local people, an amazing bazaar in the centre of the village. I highly recommend a private tour, which I booked through Goodman Tours. Come, you'll love it.
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Reviewed by Beverly US   January 18, 2020
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The organisation of this tour was made really professional by Goodman Tours. They are taking you from your hotel directly to the airport for your flight to Izmir, where another car and your guide already waiting for you. In 1-hour drive from Izmir, You're starting your journey with visiting Ephesus, an ancient greek city. I was amazed by the magnificent buildings made by the Romans. The architecture is impressive by its greatness. We had some time to look around and explore places that interested us the most. Next, the company equip is taking you to the Village of Sirince. It is small and has a pleasant atmosphere. There were a lot of shops which you can enter and buy some traditional souvenirs. Also, visit the wine bar where you can do tasting first and choose your favourite one. After, they took us back to the Izmir airport and we back to Istanbul, where another transfer brought us to our hotel. This trip was really, really perfect organised, thanks a lot for this experience, Goodman Tours team!
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Goodman Tours TR   January 19, 2020

Thanks for writing a review, Beverly. Happy to hear you had a good time. Kind regards, Goodman Tours team.

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Reviewed by Dorota SK   January 15, 2020
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We went to Turkey last year with our friends (a total of 7 people). A couple of days we explored the most interesting places of Istanbul such as Domabahche Palace, Hagia Sophia, and also we went to Bosphorus cruise. It was just amazing! But then we said "why we only do things in Istanbul? Let's see something else." I've heard about Sirince before (in 2012, when everybody said that only who stays in Sirince would survive). We searched on the internet and found this really interesting opportunity from Goodman Tours. Everything was organised perfect, including our pick up from the hotel and return flight tickets. We started at 7:00 AM from Istanbul, 9:00 AM we were already at Izmir airport, where another surprise was waiting for us. A guy with "Goodman Tours" sign was waiting for us next to the exit. He was our guide (guide came personally to meet us!). We went to our minivan, and you can't imagine how we all were happy to learn that air-condition is already on and it is cool inside (it was and of July, 30 degrees outside). In 45 minutes we arrived at Selcuk and the best part our amazing journey started. First, we went to Ephesus, the antic Roman city. It amazed us with its greatness; our guide told that on those times over 250.000 people lived there. It took around 1.5 hours to see everything in Ephesus; we could take some nice pictures (our guide showed the best places for it). It was the hottest time of the day already when we finished, so our guide took us to one nice restaurant on the way to Sirince Village, where we could rest a bit and also had fresh water and nice lunch with traditional local meals (yummy!). Sirince Village seemed a very cosy place with its narrow streets, tiny shops and cafes and very hospitable local people. I felt in love with Turkish aunties, who sell their handmade things (olive oil soap and creams, clothes, spices, vinegar, etc.) on the streets just next to their houses. On the way to the airport, we also went to St. John Basilica in Selcuk. Conclusion: the places are really must-see in Turkey; the tour - definitely must-visit. Thanks, Goodman Tours, we are really happy that we chose your help in the organisation of our fantastic day. Highly recommend!
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Goodman Tours TR   January 15, 2020

Thanks for writing a review, Dorota. Happy to hear you had a good time. Kind regards, Goodman Tours team.

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Reviewed by Parnella Brisette FR   January 13, 2020
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We had never been to Turkey, read a little about it. We went to Istanbul with a small group (family& friends) and had written to Goodman Tours agency to arrange a tour. We were in their hands and went with their suggestions. We took the advice to visit Ephesus and Sirince Village. As they said, a must-see at the Aegean Coast. Everyone was so impressed with the beauty of Turkey and the success of locals in keeping old traditions nowadays. We highly recommend goodmantours.com.
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Reviewed by Rob J GB   January 10, 2020
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This tour is the best option when you are in Istanbul and don't know what to do. These guys know how to make your journey memorable. I would highly recommend Goodman Tours. Thank you so much!
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Goodman Tours TR   January 11, 2020

Thanks for writing a review, Rob. Happy to hear you had a good time. Kind regards, Goodman Tours team.

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Reviewed by Gloria T IT   January 05, 2020
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After just coming back from this i just want to say what a great time we had and recommend anyone to do this tour. This is the best way to see everything in Ephesus in just one day. We also visited the beautiful village of Sirince and shopped till we dropped at the outlets.
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Goodman Tours TR   January 06, 2020

Thanks for writing a review, Gloria. Happy to hear you had a good time. Kind regards, Goodman Tours team.

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Reviewed by Raúl Dávalos PE   December 13, 2019
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It was a fantastic experience visiting Ephesus and Sirince Village. I enjoyed a lot, and it visited that I will never forget and all this was possible because of Goodman Tours. I suggest everyone book their tours from them. Thank you so much wanderlust tours.
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Goodman Tours TR   December 14, 2019

Thanks for writing a review, Raúl. Happy to hear you had a good time. Kind regards, Goodman Tours team.

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Reviewed by Dominique B. US   December 12, 2019
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My wife and I booked a full-day tour from Istanbul, and we got an awesome deal. We got our own personal guide and private air-conditioned van. Our guide was incredibly knowledgeable — hands down a great time. Turkey is amazing!
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Reviewed by Katherine Doroshenko UA   December 01, 2019
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Великолепно организованная поездка! Добрались с комфортом туда и обратно. Было здорово увидеть эти места и вдохновиться. Обязательно приедем ещё, всем советую посетить.
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Reviewed by Maya Parkes GB   November 27, 2019
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What a phenomenal trip. We were picked up at our hotel in Istanbul and taken to the airport. Once in Izmir, our guide met us and took us to Ephesus first by a comfortable minivan. He was a fantastic guide; he told us so much about the Ephesus and the Village of Sirince. We also wanted to taste some local meals and our guide took as to a restaurant in Selcuk. Thank you again, Goodman Tours.
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Goodman Tours TR   November 27, 2019

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Reviewed by Helen Garcia US   November 16, 2019
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My husband and I went the Ephesus and Sirince Village tour. The tour was so lovely, our tour guide was such an informative and cheerful person. The weather wasn't right, but still, we could enjoy!
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Goodman Tours TR   November 16, 2019

Thanks for writing a review, Helen. Happy to hear you had a good time. Kind regards, Goodman Tours team.

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