Tickets for Ephesus Day Tour from Izmir

See the final resting place of the Virgin Mary and a UNESCO World Heritage site

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Starting time: 09:00
Duration: 8h
Live guide: English
Smartphone tickets accepted

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  • Get picked up from Izmir and taken to Ephesus and back in air-conditioned comfort
  • Witness a host of ancient temples, and see the Virgin Mary's rumored resting place
  • See fascinating relics and artifacts from ancient history with an expert local guide


Travel back to Roman times with a private tour of one of Turkey’s most impressive ancient cities, Ephesus. Soak up historic tales in Ephesus and St. Mary's House, and see the potential final resting place of the Virgin Mary. This UNESCO World Heritage site is a must-see for travelers interested in Turkey's ancient history.

During the 2nd century BC, Ephesus was the 4th biggest city in the eastern Roman Empire. Soak up the myths and stories surrounding this ancient place on the way from Izmir to Ephesus - it's filled with just as many legends as facts.

In Ephesus, your guide will walk and talk you through the Temple of Hadrian, one of the most famous monuments of the ancient city of Ephesus. Feel the history oozing from the towering marble pillars and symbolic sculptures, then move on to other ancient wonders like the Domitian Temple and the Fountain of Trajan, once a lavish symbol of this flourishing city's great wealth.

In the Great Theatre, witness a grand entertainment space that once held over 24,000 people, and stop for some Turkish lunch at a local restaurant.

At the House of Virgin Mary, stand where the world's most famous mother is said to rest. Take a look at the fascinating relics and artifacts at the Archaeological Museum of Ephesus before traveling back to Izmir.


What's included

Day tour from Izmir to Ephesus (temples of Hadrian and Domitian, various baths, Bouleuterion / council chambers, Tomb of Pollio, Library of Celsus, Great Theater, House of Virgin Mary, Temple of Artemis, St John's Basilica)
Transport by private vehicle
English speaking guide
Entrance fees
Traditional Turkish lunch (soup of the day, seasonal salad, grilled chicken or meatballs, vegetarian option available)

What's not included

Gratuities (optional)
Hotel pick-up and drop-off

Amendment policy

  • Changes may be possible for this ticket


Hilton Izmir
İsmet Kaptan Mahallesi, Gazi Osman Paşa Blv. No:7, Konak, 35210, Izmir
Library of Celsus in Ephesus
Acarlar Mahallesi, Selçuk, Ephesus, 35920, Izmir
  • Show your smartphone ticket to your guide at the meeting point, the entrance of the Hilton hotel in Izmir
  • The tour leaves at 09:00, make sure to board the bus on time. Latecomers can't be waited for


Ratings & reviews

based on 1 reviews
Oct 3, 2019
A well organised day trip. The guide is very knowledgeable and and entertaining. Top marks.

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