When you book this package, our crew will contact you and getnecesarry informations to book flights. Then send you full itinerary of package with certain timings.
Start your tour with an early pick up from your hotel in Istanbul, and transfer to the airport for your flight to Izmir. Upon arrival,our team will welcome you at the exit gate of the domestic terminal in the Izmir Airport where you will see our team holding a sign with your name on it. It's approximately an hour driving distance to Ephesus. Then your tour starts after meeting with the rest of your tour group.
Visit the Virgin Mary House, a Catholic and Muslim shrine located on Mt. Koressos. Catholic pilgrims visit the house based on the belief that the virgin mother was brought there by St John and lived here until her ascension. Spend approximately 45 minutes here.
You will have about 2 hours in the ancient city of Ephesus. Built in the 10th century BC on the site of the former Arzawan capital, it flourished after it came under the control of the Roman Republic in 129 BC. Some of the main sites you will see are the Library of Celsus, the Temple of Hadrian and the Grand - Amphi Theater of Ephesus which includes 25 thousands people capacity.
Spend about an hour enjoying a typical local lunch, then head to the sabey Mosque (Panaromic View) one of the oldest architectural works left from theAnatolian beyliks, principalities that existed from the 11th to the 13th century.
Travel to the ruins of the Artemis Temple, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. It was completely rebuilt three times before its eventual destruction in 401 AD. Your tour finishes around 4:00pm, then return to the airport or your hotel in Izmir (depending your request).
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- Duration: 18 Hrs
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OverviewThis full-day excursion covers the most exciting sites of the region, including the House of Virgin Mary, where the Blessed Virgin is reputed to have spent the last years of her life. And the Ancient City of Ephesus, the most important archaeological site in Turkey. You will also see the Artemis Temple and sabey Mosque, as well ashaving chance to see local art schools of weaving...
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Ephesus and the house of the Virgin Mary were interesting, but the rest of the tour consisted of a drive by of the Temple of Artemis, now a single column in a field, lunch, and then about 2.5 hours devoted to visiting a rug and ceramic shop that applied the cruise ship sales technique. We did get a chance to spend about an hour in a local port city to kill time as well. The tour could have visited museums or taken us to other sites, but wasted time on rugs and pottery. The guide was visibly annoyed when my wife asked her why we were visiting the rug factory (commission ?). Overall, a bit light on antiquity but an interesting trip.
Ismael was an excellent guide. Very detailed and really knowledgeable. Hope we can have as our guide.
It rained while we were there but it was worth it! Tons of things to see and lots of stories to be heard. I had business in Istanbul but made it out there and back in a single day. Our tour guide arranged everything from hotel pick up to end of day hotel drop off. I was worry free and really enjoyed the trip. It's a must visit if you are in Turkey
The entire trip from Istanbul to Izmir and back was smooth with people meeting us at each stage. While the one day trip made for a long day, it was definitely worth it. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and provided glimpses into the history and the setting of the places that we visited. We found the trip balanced in the level of detail - which was appropriate for our tour group. I would recommend this to trip.
The tour was well-organised. Our guide Fatimah is knowlegable and explaned about the history and evidence behind Ephesus. Overall is fruitful and enjoyable.
This trip was incredible. It was a perfect day -- an excellent tour guide in Ephesus, stress-free transportation all throughout the day to include my rides between my Istanbul hotel and Ataturk airport, as well as rides to and from the airport in Izmir, and staff who were friendly, more than willing to help, and possessing a strong command of English. I highly recommend this particular tour if you're coming to Turkey, especially because it's an easy day trip from Istanbul and the tour company will make it unforgettable.