Ephesus Day Tour from Istanbul – Private Guided
- 14 Hours
- Private Tour
- All Year Round
If you’re planning a trip to Istanbul, consider adding an alternative full-day excursion to your itinerary and visit the ancient city of Ephesus. Our Ephesus Tour from Istanbul by plane is perfect for those who want to explore one of the wonders of the ancient world and immerse themselves in the rich history and culture of the region. You’ll have the opportunity to learn about the secrets of this exceptional archaeological site and discover the many stories and stories of the people who once lived here. Whether you’re a history buff or just looking for an exciting adventure, this tour is sure to be an unforgettable experience.
Ephesus Day Trip from Istanbul
For this full-day excursion, you’ll be setting out bright and early in the morning, before the sun rises. You’ll be picked up from your hotel or another place of accommodation in Istanbul and taken to the airport, where you’ll board a plane bound for Izmir. The flight will take about an hour, after which you’ll be greeted by a tour guide at the airport. From there, you’ll be transported in a comfortable, modern, air-conditioned bus to the ancient city of Ephesus, where you’ll spend the day exploring its many wonders.
The ancient city of Ephesus is one of the most iconic and well-known sites in the region of Izmir. In fact, the city is characterized as one of the wonders of the ancient world and is currently listed as UNESCO’s site of cultural heritage. It was constructed during antiquity by ancient Greeks and served also as a Roman city. The broader area includes multiple monuments and ruins to observe and admire. During your time there, you will walk around the main attractions of Ephesus and enjoy an informative guided tour.
One of the highlights of this tour is a visit to the marble streets of Ephesus, which are a true marvel of art, design, and aesthetics. As you walk along these ancient streets, you’ll be able to admire the beautiful sculptures that adorn their sides. You’ll then continue on to the ancient theatre of Ephesus, a stunning structure that dates back to the Hellenistic period and has the capacity to hold up to 24,000 people. This theatre was once the site of many social events and ceremonies, and it’s an incredible place to explore and imagine the history that took place there.
Ephesus Tour from Istanbul by Plane
During your Ephesus Tour from Istanbul by Plane, you’ll have the opportunity to visit the ancient Agora, a central hub of political and social life in the city. Located at a prominent spot in the city’s square, the Agora was where important decisions were made and major issues were discussed. It’s an impressive site to see, and as you walk around, you can’t help but be struck by its size and the sense of history that surrounds it. Whether you’re a history buff or just looking to learn more about this fascinating place, a visit to the Agora is a must-see during your tour.
During your visit to Ephesus, you’ll have the opportunity to explore two notable and important temples. The first is the Temple of Hadrian, which provides insight into the religious beliefs of the ancient residents of Ephesus. Inside the temple, you’ll find a variety of interesting figures and artifacts, including representations of humans and food. The second temple, and perhaps the most impressive, is the Temple of Artemis, which is one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. Although only the ruins of the temple remain today, a knowledgeable tour guide will be on hand to explain the significance of this important monument.
After your guided tour of Ephesus is complete, you’ll be transferred to Izmir airport to catch a flight back to Istanbul. The flight will take about an hour, after which you’ll be met by a vehicle that will take you back to your hotel. This full-day tour ends in the evening when you return to your hotel, having experienced the incredible sights and history of Ephesus. You’ll be charmed by all that you’ve seen and learned during your time in this amazing place.
Experience the rich history and hidden secrets of Ephesus on a full-day excursion from Istanbul. Fly to Izmir and spend the day exploring one of Turkey’s most significant archaeological sites. Our Daily Ephesus Tour from Istanbul by plane is ideal for travelers who want to visit Ephesus but don’t have a lot of time, as well as for those who want to get away from the crowds of Istanbul and enjoy an alternative full-day tour. This is a great opportunity to immerse yourself in the history and culture of the region and discover all that Ephesus has to offer.
Daily Ephesus Tour from Istanbul is designed for you and your friends or family. The displayed price is per person for a group of 4, but rates may vary for smaller or larger groups. Contact us for more information and to customize your tour. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to experience the unique and captivating history on a private tour.
This tour begins bright and early in the morning, with a vehicle picking you up from your hotel or other place of accommodation in the city center and taking you to Istanbul’s airport.
Flight to Izmir
The Ephesus Day Tour includes round-trip flights from Istanbul to Izmir airport, which take about an hour. Upon arrival in Izmir, you’ll be greeted by a knowledgeable tour guide who will take you on a tour of the ancient city of Ephesus. This is an excellent opportunity to explore the many cultural and historical treasures of this fascinating place and learn about its rich history from an expert. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to delve into the past and discover all that Ephesus has to offer.
Join us on an Ephesus day tour and discover the rich history and cultural treasures of the ancient city of Ephesus. Located in Izmir, this exceptional archaeological site is one of the most important in the region, and it has been recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the wonders of the ancient world. Built by the ancient Greeks and later serving as a Roman city, Ephesus is a place of great historical and cultural significance. You’ll have the opportunity to explore its many wonders and learn about the stories of the people who once lived here. Don’t miss out on this chance to delve into the past and discover all that Ephesus has to offer.
Guided Tour in Ephesus
Your guided sightseeing adventure will begin with a walk along the marble streets of Ephesus, a truly impressive experience. The elegant design of these ancient streets is a testament to the high standards of aesthetics that the people of antiquity held. As you walk along, you’ll also have the opportunity to admire the beautiful statues that adorn the sides of the streets. This is a great opportunity to immerse yourself in the history and culture of the region and discover all that Ephesus has to offer.
Next, you’ll visit the ancient theatre of Ephesus, also known as the Odeon. This impressive structure was used for live theatre performances and other social events, including celebrations. One of the most striking features of the theatre is its size, as it has the capacity to hold up to 24,000 people. This is a great opportunity to get a sense of the scale and grandeur of this ancient city and imagine the many events that took place here.
Your Ephesus tour will continue with a visit to the ancient agora, a central hub of political and social life in the city. This was the place where important decisions were made and major issues were discussed, and it’s located in the main square of the city. The agora is an impressive site to see, covering a large area and offering a glimpse into the history and culture of the region. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to learn more about this fascinating place.
Ephesus is home to a number of impressive structures, including some notable temples. One of these is the Temple of Hadrian, which offers valuable insights into the religious beliefs of the ancient residents of the city. Inside the temple, you’ll find a variety of interesting figures and statues, including representations of humans. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the history and culture of the region and discover all that Ephesus has to offer.
House of Virgin Mary
One of the most sacred sites in Ephesus is the House of the Virgin Mary, located on Bulbul Mountain. This stone house is believed to be where the Virgin Mary, the mother of Jesus, lived out the final years of her life, cared for by St. John. It is considered a place of pilgrimage by Christians and is also revered by Muslims as a sacred site. Many people visit the House of the Virgin Mary to pay their respects and honor the memory of Mary, who is an important figure in both Christian and Muslim traditions.
This full-day tour of Ephesus also includes a lunch break, during which you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy a freshly made meal at a local restaurant. This is a great chance to refuel and recharge before continuing on your tour of the ancient city.
Temple of Artemis
The final stop of your sightseeing experience will be the most important structure in Ephesus – the Temple of Artemis, which is one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. While only the ruins of the temple remain today, your tour guide will provide an interesting and informative description of this important monument. This is a great opportunity to learn about the history and significance of the Temple of Artemis and to get a sense of the scale and grandeur of this ancient city. (You might miss this visit depending on your flight time.)
Isa Bey Mosque
Your tour continues with the breathtaking Isa Bey Mosque, a stunning example of Seljukian architecture situated below the basilica of Saint John. Built by the master Syrian architect Ali son of Mushimish al-Damishki between 1374 and 1375, the Isa Bey Mosque is a true testament to the skill and attention to detail of its creators. Its delicate design is sure to impress even the most seasoned travelers.
20:30 Flight to Istanbul
After your tour of Ephesus is complete, you’ll be transferred back to Istanbul’s airport, where a comfortable vehicle will be waiting to take you back to your hotel in the city center. This full-day tour ends when you return to your hotel, having experienced the rich history and cultural treasures of Ephesus.
How can I change the tour itinerary?
Customizable itineraries where you may choose sightseeings as per your taste & comfort. The tour program listed is representative and may completely change to suit your wishes. Feel free to say hello to us!
What is the difference between Private and Regular SIC Tours?
Private tours only include your group, your guide, and your driver. We offer the most personalized and intimate experience for you and your friends/family in a private tour! Regular SIC tours stand for Seat-in-Coach Basis Tours, which means you will share an air-conditioned coach or van with other tourists and you will have an English-speaking tour guide to take you to all the scenic spots listed in the itinerary that day. While the prices of private tours may vary according to the number of people, the prices of regular tours are fixed.
What languages are available for tours?
Our private tours are operated in English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, and Japanese. Feel free to contact us for any other languages.