Delve into Ephesus, one of the world’s finest examples of a classical ancient city. On this full-day, small-group, all-inclusive tour, fly south from Istanbul with a local guide. Visit the Temple of Artemis, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, as well as the House of Virgin Mary and Isa Bey Mosque. Explore in the comfort of a climate-controlled minivan and enjoy a midday break for lunch.
Begin your day bright and early at 5am in Istanbul and head to the airport, where your small group and guide will fly south to Izmir. From here, a climate-controlled minivan will collect you and take you to the ancient city of Ephesus.
Discover the world-famous archaeological site and marvel at its well-preserved buildings. You can stroll the wide streets surrounded by tumbled marble ruins and gaze at the stunning Library of Celsus. Explore the Temple of Artemis, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. The remains of this marvelous Hellenistic construction include sculptured marble columns.
Enjoy a midday lunch in the town before traveling to the popular pilgrimage site at the House of the Virgin Mary, where the Virgin Mary might have spent her final days. This stone house, which was built in Apostolic Age, is a modest chapel and a Catholic shrine.
Also visit Isa Bey Mosque, a 14th-century Seljuk-style mosque surrounded by rolling hills. At the conclusion of the tour, your vehicle will take you to the Izmir airport, where you will fly back to Istanbul and transfer to your hotel.