Ephesus Tour From Istanbul – by Flight / Full Day
Discover world famous Unescu sights of Turkey. Fullday Ephesus Small GroupTour with an expert local guide will be an unforgettable experience. Visit Ancient Ephesus, House of Virgin Mary, Isabey Mosque and Temple of Artemis.Artemis.
| 2- 3 Pax
|| 4 – 7 Pax
Everyday (Allyear round)
According your flight time (usual pick up time is 6:00am)
Please advise at time of booking if you prefer an alternative pick up time for this private tour.
Centrally located Istanbul Hotels.
Returns to original departure point.
16 – 17 Hours (approx.)
•Clients must be ready at the departure point 15 minutes before the exact departure time.
•Guiding in Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, French and German is possible!! Please ask for availability or supplement.
•If you cannot find the service you need please contact our dedicated Custom Team to advise of your requirements.
•Local tour guide (Monolingual)
•In your own language
•Admission fees to the museums & sights mentioned in the itinerary
•Economic class domestic flight to IST-Izmir and Izmir-IST
•Licensed professional tour guide
•Lunch at a local restaurant
•Pick up/drop off services from-to hotel on private basis.
•Land transportation by air-conditioned, non-smoking luxury minibus.
What’s Not Included
•Tips to the guide&driver (customary/optional)
•Beverage with meal
Guided Fullday Ephesus private customized tour which shows you highlights of region. According your flight time driver will pick you up from your hotel and transferred to Ataturk Airport for early am flight to Izmir. Upon arrival Izmir airport, guide will be greeted you and transferred to region. Firts visiting place is, House of Virgin Mary including scenic views of the Byzantine fortress in Selcuk and the temple of artemis.A long and winding road affords wonderfull views of the valley en route to the shrine of st Mary. The diminutive house, beautifully situated in the solmissos Mountains, is considered by the vatican to be final resting place of the Virgin Mary.
Your tour continues to Ancient Ephesus where you will pass through the arched Magnesia Gate and begin a slow,down hill walk to the ruinsof the Romans provincial capital. Your knowledgeable guide will highlight such sights as the beautifully preserved Temple of Hadrian, the magnificent Trajan Fountain, the Odean Theater, once used for both political and entertaintment purposes,and the amazing Celsus Library with its imposing faced and to story corinthian-style columns. The dramatic Great theatre is one of the few structures still used today. İt seats twenty-five thousand and altough it was once an arena for gladiator games,it is now home to annual spring festivals.
After lunch in local restaurant continiue on to the İsa Bey Mosque; is one of the most delicate examples of Seljukian architecture,situated below the bassilica of Saint john. The mosque was built by the master Syrian architecture Ali son of Mushimis al-Damishki between the years of 1374 and 1375. Our last visiting place is Temple of Artemis considered one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, Ephesus’ Temple of Artemis was dedicated to the goddess of the hunt. Only the foundation and one column remains of this temple which once measured 425 feet long, 220 feet long. Paul’s successful ministry in this city was considered a threat to this very temple.
After tour guide drive you to Izmir Airport for your evening flight to Istanbul. Upon arrival Istanbul Airport our driver will be greeted you and transferred to your hotel in Istanbul. End of the service.