Ephesus and Virgin Mary's House Day Trip from Istanbul

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What To Expect

Discover the ancient city of Ephesus, the wealthiest city of the ancient world and one of the best preserved ones in today's world. You'll also get to see Mary's last abode at Mount Solmissos.


  • Travel to Ephesus, one of the 12 cities of the Ionian League, by plane or by bus

  • Explore the ancient city and see Odeon, Temple of Hadrian, Bouleterion, Gate of Magnesia and so much more

  • Visit the Temple of Artemis, one of the "Seven Wonders of the Ancient World"

  • See the Virgin Mary's last home


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Take an early morning flight to Izmir or a night bus to Kusadasi, the birthplace of Homer. You will then depart for the old Greco-Roman city of Ephesus, one of the twelve cities of the Ionian League during the classical Greek period. Ephesus was also one of the "Seven Churches of Anatolia (Asia)" cited in the Book of Revelation.

Visit Marble Street, Odeon, Bouleterion, the Temple of Hadrian and Serapis, Agora, the Library of Celsus, the Great Theatre, Double Church, Arcadian Way, Gate of Magnesia. Get to see the last abode of Virgin Mary at Mount Solmissos before having lunch at Selcuk.

After lunch, head on to Isabey Mosque, one of the oldest and most impressive works of architectural art remaining from the time of the Anatolian Beyliks. Visit Ephesus Archaeological Museum and the Temple of Artemis, one of the "Seven Wonders of the Ancient World" before returning to Izmir for your evening flight or taking the night bus from Kusadasi to Istanbul.


  • Transportation

  • English speaking professional guide

  • Museum entrance fees

  • VAT

  • Lunch

  • Round trip plane / bus tickets


  • Drinks during lunch

  • Transfers from the bus station to Istanbul hotel at the end of the tour (for Bus Option)

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Optional activity costs

  • Personal expenses

Please Note

  • Other languages are available with an extra fee upon request.

  • Children below 2 years old are free of charge.

  • The full name of each participant as it appears on passport will be required upon booking.

  • The pick-up service via shuttle bus takes approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour.

  • Cancellation or change of date is not allowed. All sales are final and non-refundable.

Cancellation Policy

  • 100% cancellation fee. Non-refundable.

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