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Ephesus & House of The Virgin Mary Day Trip by Air

By Neon Tours
Price was undefined, price is now $480


14h 30m
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Selective hotel pickup
Cleanliness and safety

Cleaning and safety practices

Masks required
Vehicles and venues disinfected
Personal safety equipment


  • Spectacular & mysterious ruins of an ancient metropolis

  • UNESCO World Heritage-listed site of the Temple of Artemis

  • Catholic & Muslim shrine at the House of the Virgin Mary

  • Ruins of a 6th-century basilica built for Justinian I

  • Hassle-free transportation & a professional tour guide

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About this activity

What's included, what's not

  • What's included

    Guided tour of Ephesus

  • What's included

    Admission fees

  • What's included


  • What's included

    Roundtrip transportation to and from your Istanbul hotel

  • What's included

    Roundtrip flight between Istanbul and Izmir

  • What's excluded


Know Before You Book

  • Children 2 and younger are complimentary.

  • You must be able to walk on unpaved or uneven terrain.

  • Tour stops vary.

  • You must bring a valid passport.

What you can expect

The ancient Greco-Roman world comes alive at the historic ruins of Ephesus. Take advantage of hassle-free transportation and the experience of a knowledgeable guide who introduces you to the intriguing secrets of this onetime Aegean metropolis.

After being whisked away from your Istanbul hotel, you take a morning flight south to Turkey's Mediterranean coast. Once the bustling capital of Roman Asia Minor, Ephesus was truly one of the major attractions of the region—a wealthy and important city in the mighty empire and the home of the famed Temple of Artemis, one of the wonders of the ancient world.

As you marvel at the well-preserved ruins, listen to insightful stories about people's lives during long-gone centuries. Even though less than a quarter of the site has been excavated, it is considered the most complete example of a classical Greek metropolis.

During the day, enjoy a delicious lunch in a local restaurant renowned for its authentic Turkish cuisine. Your tour also visits such major sights as House of the Virgin Mary, where Catholic belief holds that the mother of Jesus spent her last days, and the ruins of the 6th-century Basilica of St. John, built by the Byzantine emperor Justinian I.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

  • High-touch surfaces cleaned and disinfected
  • Vehicles and venues cleaned with disinfectants
  • Vehicles and venues kept vacant between travelers

Safety measures

  • Personal protective equipment worn by staff
  • Temperature checks given to staff
  • Masks required
  • Masks provided
  • Hand sanitizer provided

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Activity Location

  • Ephesus
  • Efes

Meeting/Redemption Point

  • Istanbul City Center (Hotel Pickup)
  • Istanbul

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