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Private Ephesus Tours from ADB Izmir Airport or Izmir City Central Hotels

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Duration: 6 to 8 hours
Whether you have just arrived in Izmir ADB Airport or staying in an Izmir City Centre Hotel, a Private Guided tour of the Ancient City of Ephesus, the House of the Virgin Mary and the Temple of Artemis is highly recommended. You can then choose to return to Izmir or travel on to Kusadasi with this tour.

This Private Full Day Ephesus Tour begins with Pick-up from your Designated Meeting Point with luxury Air-Conditioned (non-smoking) Minivan and your Private Tour Guide. We pride ourselves in having not only the most knowledgeable tour guides but also tour guides who make your tour fun, entertaining and memorable.

First stop of the journey is the House of the Virgin Mary where it is said the Virgin Mary spent her final years.

Next stop is the impressively vast and famous ancient city of Ephesus which was among the world's greatest cities back in 1 century BC.

A break is much needed after touring Ephesus, so you can enjoy a traditional Turkish Meal for your lunch in one of the local Turkish restaurants which will offer European and Vegetarian dishes too!

The final attraction is the Temple of Artemis in the town of Selcuk which was once one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World but after over 2,000 years there is only one original column left standing.

You are then given the option to visit a Traditional Hand Woven Carpet and Leather Outlet before being dropped back to the original Pick-Up point or travelling on to Kusadasi.
  • Explore the Ancient Ruins Of Ephesus
  • Enjoy the Elganace of Virgin Mary House
  • Stop to have some Traditional Turkish Cuisine
  • One Of The Seven Wonders of the World The Temple of Artemis
  • Optional Shopping at the Leather and Carpet Centre
  • Multilingual Private Tour Guide from start to finish of Tour
  • Professional Driver
  • Transport in a Luxury Air-Conditioned Minivan
  • Pick- Up and Drop Off from Izmir ADB Airport or City Centre Hotel, Or Option to Travel on to Kusadasi
Good to Know
  • Duration Duration: 6 to 8 hours
  • Skip the Line Skip the Line
  • Printed or Mobile Voucher Accepted Printed or Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Instant Confirmation Instant Confirmation
  • Live Guide Live Guide
    English, German, French, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Spanish
  • Pick-up service Pick-up service
    Pick up service from Izmir ADB Airport or Izmir City Centre Hotels
  • Disability Services Disability Services
    Wheelchair accessible transport and facilities
  • Ship to shore “Stress-free” tour guarantee Ship to shore “Stress-free” tour guarantee.
    Get a full refund for non-docking ships or late port arrivals.
  • Easy Cancellation Easy Cancellation
    There is no cancellation fee once Customers Cancel at least 7 day(s) prior to the date of the activity or tour.
    There is 50% cancellation fee for Customers to Cancel 3 and 6 day(s) prior to the date of the activity or tour.
    There is 100% cancellation fee for Customers to Cancel 2 day(s) prior to the date of the activity or tour.
  • All Entrance Fees
  • Traditional Turkish Meal for Lunch with one drink included
  • All Transport in Luxury air-conditioned Minivans
  • Pick Up and Drop off Services
  • Bottled Water while travelling in minivan
  • Parking Fees
  • Private Licensed Tour Guide
  • Gratuities/Tips

The fun begins with pick-up from Izmir ADB Airport or Izmir City Centre Hotel by luxury air-conditioned Minivan and entertaining multilingual Tour Guide.

The House of the Virgin Mary is where it is believed the Virgin Mary spent the final years of her life after the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. Her house is now a fascinating tiny chapel which you can enter and see although best in single file. There is also an underground Spring from which you can drink the water but be sure to make a wish first!

The Ancient City of Ephesus is vast and there are many impressive and fascinating areas to be explored. With your private guided tour and multilingual tour guide, guests are led to the main attractions such as the Temple of Hadrian, the Harbour Street and Commercial Agora. Time is given to the guests to venture the complex by themselves with a designated time and meeting point for when to meet back.

It's Lunchtime! Guests are treated to a delicious Traditional Turkish Meal in a local restaurant. There are European and vegetarian menus also available.

  • Lunch
  • There is one drink included with each meal

The Temple of Artemis is worth a visit for the history surrounding it, however, if you are expecting an actual temple, you will be disappointed. After over 2,000 years all that remains of the original Temple is a tall column. Your Tour Guide will tell you all the fascinating history of the Temple of Artemis

Once all the tours of attractions are complete, all guests are offered the opportunity to visit a Traditional Hand Woven Carpet Outlet and Leather Outlet. Alternatively, guests can return to Izmir or travel on to Kusadasi to be Dropped Off at their requested drop-off points.

Meeting Point
Pick up from Izmir ADB Airport or Izmir City Centre Hotels
Things to Know Before You Go
  • The option to continue on to Kusadasi is offered to all guests of this tour
  • This Tour is not recommended for children under the age of 5 and any child under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult
  • Comfortable footwear, ideally with a closed toe, is advisable for walking around Ephesus
  • A visit to the Carpet or Leather Outlets are optional
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