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Meet your guide at your hotel in Kuşadası or Selçuk around 9am, and get a brief introduction to local history during the 20-minute drive to the Virgin Mary House, a pilgrimage site that sits on the flanks of Aladağ mountain, south of Ephesus. Hear the legendary story of Mary’s trip to Ephesus after Jesus’ crucifixion then pay your respects at a small shrine that attracts Christian pilgrims from around the world.

Continue to the city of Ephesus, now a UNESCO-listed archeological site where you’ll find the beautifully preserved remains of Hellenistic and Roman settlements. Visit a theatre and temples that saw Roman emperors, and hear about the revolutions and religious transformations that shook this ancient city.

Step into the world of Anatolian Beyliks at Isa Bey mosque, a 14th-century building that’s among the most important of its era, then make a final stop at the Temple of Artemis to explore the stone remains of what was the largest temple on earth. Finish the day at 4:30-5pm at your hotel.
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Isa Bey Mosque
Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House)
The Temple of Artemis
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Explore the ancient ruins and religious sites of Ephesus on a full-day, small group tour with lunch and an experienced guide. Follow the trail of the Virgin Mary to her mountainside house, then trace a route through the ancient city’s ruins, temples, theatre and the great Celsus Library. See an iconic mosque made of brick, marble and tiles, then see the ruined foundations of the Temple of Artemis, once a Wonder of the Ancient World.
  • Full-day, Ephesus history tour
  • Visit historic and religious sites
  • Explore a UNESCO-listed city
  • Choose a small-group tour for a personal experience
  • Buffet lunch included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
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A++ Superb couple tour guides. Professional, patient, kind hearted, very thorough with their knowledge.

We spent two days touring with them: Ismael took us to Ephesus and Fatima took us to Pamukkale & Hierapolis the next day. We cannot recommend them highly enough, as they are very knowledgeable, give you enough time to roam around after the explanation and...More

Thank Patrick G
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile
Ephesus tour

A great tour full of knowledge... Learnt a lot from the guide Ismail, so knowledgeable to share the history information to make the tour more fun! Join the tour to visit UNESCO world herritage center!

Thank Elly_Mable
Reviewed 1 week ago
Great Experience!

Our family of four did a 6-day tour in Turkey in June and we were fortunate to have Ismail (for Pamukkale tour) and Ismail and Fatma (for Ephesus tour) as our tour guides. Ismail made arrangements for us to have a separate van to bring...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago
wonderful experience of feeling part of this ancient city of Ephesus - would do it again

I can highly recommend this tour. Fatima was absolutely thorough in her knowledge, she was very quick to see what her tour people wanted from an information point of view. At no time did she carry on and carry on with facts. She made our...More

Thank anlasu
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Full Day Tour of Ephesus

I did the tour without knowing which company will has been booked for it as it was done by the owner of the hotel where i was staying. And tell me how lucky we were. Ismail, our tour guide, was awesome through out the day....More

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