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Ephesus Small Group Day Tour from Izmir provided by Alaturka - Ephesus Small Group Tours

Ephesus Small Group Day Tour from Izmir

Ephesus Small Group Day Tour from Izmir
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
11h
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
15
Stroller accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    11h
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Group size:
    15
  • Stroller accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Today you will be marveled by the amazing sites and ruins in and around the Selcuk area, an area which is so rich in history and important artifacts. This day tour from Izmir will take you into Selcuk to visit the sites of Ephesus Ruins, Temple of Artemis, Isabey Mosque and House of the Virgin Mary. Your professional local guide will take you through each site giving you a thorough run down of the history whilst you admire the amazing ruins right in front of you. The day will end with your return transfer back to Izmir.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 11h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Spanish
What to expect
  • Your tour begins with an early morning pick-up from your central Izmir hotel by air-conditioned coach. As you drive south to Ephesus, listen as your guide fills you in on the history of the ancient city, which was once the Roman capital of Asia Minor and at its peak between 1 AD and 2 AD. On arrival, follow your guide and small-group of no more than 15 people around the UNESCO-listed ruins, pausing to admire archeological wonders such as the Temple Of Hadrian, the magnificent Celsus Library, and the Great Theatre, which seats up to 24,000 people. Learn more about life in ancient Roman times as you peek into the Public Latrines and Roman Baths, stroll around the Agora, and walk down the grand marble-paved Arcadian Way. Continue to the House of the Virgin Mary, perched atop the Bulbul Mountain, where Mary is alleged to have spent the final years of her life. Head inside to see the shrine of the Virgin Mary, and perhaps drink from the spring, said to possess healing qualities. Pause for lunch (included) at a local restaurant and tuck into some delicious Turkish cuisine, before continuing to nearby Selçuk to admire the Isabey Mosque, an exquisite example of Seljukian architecture. There’s just time for one more stop before the return journey – to the site of the Temple of Artemis, which was once one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. After a full day uncovering Turkey’s ancient past, return to Izmir, where your tour ends with drop-off at your hotel.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 11h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • Your tour begins with an early morning pick-up from your central Izmir hotel by air-conditioned coach. As you drive south to Ephesus, listen as your guide fills you in on the history of the ancient city, which was once the Roman capital of Asia Minor and at its peak between 1 AD and 2 AD. On arrival, follow your guide and small-group of no more than 15 people around the UNESCO-listed ruins, pausing to admire archeological wonders such as the Temple Of Hadrian, the magnificent Celsus Library, and the Great Theatre, which seats up to 24,000 people. Learn more about life in ancient Roman times as you peek into the Public Latrines and Roman Baths, stroll around the Agora, and walk down the grand marble-paved Arcadian Way. Continue to the House of the Virgin Mary, perched atop the Bulbul Mountain, where Mary is alleged to have spent the final years of her life. Head inside to see the shrine of the Virgin Mary, and perhaps drink from the spring, said to possess healing qualities. Pause for lunch (included) at a local restaurant and tuck into some delicious Turkish cuisine, before continuing to nearby Selçuk to admire the Isabey Mosque, an exquisite example of Seljukian architecture. There’s just time for one more stop before the return journey – to the site of the Temple of Artemis, which was once one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. After a full day uncovering Turkey’s ancient past, return to Izmir, where your tour ends with drop-off at your hotel.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 18658P6
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
  • Lunch
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House)
  • Entry/Admission - Ancient City of Ephesus
  • Entry/Admission - The Odeion
  • Entry/Admission - Bibliothèque de Celsus
  • Entry/Admission - Temple of Hadrian
  • Entry/Admission - Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu
  • Entry/Admission - Isa Bey Mosque
  • Entry/Admission - The Temple of Artemis
Exclusions
  • Drinks
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities
Duration
11h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • FROM IZMIR CITY CENTRE - From Izmir pick ups are usually from 7.00 AM to 07.30 AM. - Pick up times may vary depending on a) your pick up point b) how many other additional people/pick up points we have that day. This means the final pick up time will be decided 1 day before. - IT IS IMPORTANT that you contact our pick up operator to find out your final pick up time. FROM IZMIR AIRPORT - Flight Arrival time needs to be between 07.00 and 08.20 on the morning of the tour. - Flight Departure time needs to be between 18.30 to 21.50 after the tour - Please contact the number above with your flight details, to arrange your airport pick-up.
  • Airports:
  • Adnan Menderes Airport, Izmir Turkey
  • Ports:
  • Izmir port
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Infant meals not included
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Inclusions
  • Lunch
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House)
  • Entry/Admission - Ancient City of Ephesus
  • Entry/Admission - The Odeion
  • Entry/Admission - Bibliothèque de Celsus
  • Entry/Admission - Temple of Hadrian
  • Entry/Admission - Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu
  • Entry/Admission - Isa Bey Mosque
  • Entry/Admission - The Temple of Artemis
Exclusions
  • Drinks
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • FROM IZMIR CITY CENTRE - From Izmir pick ups are usually from 7.00 AM to 07.30 AM. - Pick up times may vary depending on a) your pick up point b) how many other additional people/pick up points we have that day. This means the final pick up time will be decided 1 day before. - IT IS IMPORTANT that you contact our pick up operator to find out your final pick up time. FROM IZMIR AIRPORT - Flight Arrival time needs to be between 07.00 and 08.20 on the morning of the tour. - Flight Departure time needs to be between 18.30 to 21.50 after the tour - Please contact the number above with your flight details, to arrange your airport pick-up.
  • Airports:
  • Adnan Menderes Airport, Izmir Turkey
  • Ports:
  • Izmir port
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
11h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Infant meals not included
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House)
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Ancient City of Ephesus
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    The Odeion
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 4
    Bibliotheque de Celsus
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 5
    Temple of Hadrian
    Stop: 10 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 6
    Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 7
    Isa Bey Mosque
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 8
    The Temple of Artemis
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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lorilynnwill
San Jose, CA10 contributions
Sep. 2021
On Thursday, September 24th, we toured Ephesus, Mary's House and Temple of Artemis. We had a wonderful experience! Our tour guide Josh was very knowledgeable, patient and such a joy to tour these sites with. But, what stood out the most about Josh was his PASSION for his job and his culture! He knew so much about the sites and not only that, he added information which was so interesting such as places which were closed off (ancient caves) that he had been able to tour in college as part of his education in becoming a guide. We thoroughly toured all permitted areas with Josh. I had been on the Ephesus tour three years prior and we only saw half of what Josh showed us on his tour. We had a wonderful group and such a knowledgeable and funny, interesting guide. Thank you Josh!
Written 20 October 2021
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Darshan Patel
3 contributions
Sep. 2021
Kerem did an awesome job in planning the entire itinerary right from the airport pick to hotel drop off and the tour next day.

All the drivers and tour guides were very punctual, friendly and knowledgeable which made the entire experience even more exciting!

Guray was an awesome friendly tour guide!

I would highly recommend Alaturka travels for your Turkey trip!!!
Written 21 September 2021
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Brian H
Albuquerque, NM3 contributions
Jul. 2021 • Friends
Guray, our expert tour guide, took us to the Ephesus ruins and pointed out details and information you would otherwise not learn. These are amazingly extensive and in tact ruins. Way better than Rome!
Written 23 July 2021
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Ashley K
16 contributions
I had a great time on the Ephesus and Pamukkale tour. It was so much fun and Güray was an amazing tour guide. He was very knowledgeable and made the tour exciting. My favorite part was when we went to Ephesus all the cats recognized him and were asking him for food. It was so cute and I appreciate his good heart for feeding them. I would highly recommend Güray as a guide. I had a great time on this tour.
Written 9 June 2021
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radbrad73
Dallas, TX71 contributions
Oct. 2020
This was a great day tour and Guray was a fantastic guide. Given the circumstances with Covid, the company ran a very safe and clean operation. I had a little special circumstance of staying in Kusadasi, but the fine folks at Alaturka were able to accommodate me.

In Ephesus and Selcuk itself, we were able to see all the primary sites (I'd been there before) as well as little time for exploration on our own. And once again, our guide Guray was able to make the tour interesting, educational, insightful and fun. Not to mention, he's a regular Dr. Doolittle with the local cats. Don't ask, just book and you will see!
Written 21 February 2021
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Climber308943
12 contributions
Jan. 2021 • Solo
I had a great time with small group
The guide Oz, Güray were the best guides ever
Highly recomended.
Written 8 January 2021
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Enn Par A
4 contributions
Feb. 2020 • Friends
Is amazing not only to her group but to other tourists as well. Very honest and friendly. It felt like a friend is guiding you. I personally recommend her. I can also see the people around her are very pleased to work with her. I know the cats will also agree.
Written 25 February 2020
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Torrance Carroll
San Jose, CA7 contributions
One of the best day tours we’ve been on. Alaturka accepted our reservation the night before and organized our drivers, flights and tour for a great rate. Our entire day trip from Istanbul to Izmir / Ephesus was smooth, stress free and very efficient.

Guyan was one of the best tour guides with incredible in depth knowledge of the ruins and is also well known with the local cats who will also join the tour. Highly recommended for anyone interested in exploring Ancient Greek / Roman ruins.

The drivers were all excellent as well as the company of tourists that joined us.
Written 6 January 2020
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Marinos Singopoulos
2 contributions
Aug. 2019 • Solo
The most Passionate, Informative and Enthusiastic Guide I have ever come across in my Travels. 👌👌👌👌
Written 5 August 2019
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Throwmetheworld
Hong Kong, China30 contributions
We got picked up at Izmir airport to go start our day. We met our tour guide Marzieh who turned out to be the best tour guide I have ever met in my life. She explained everything properly and repeated the important information many times to make sure we understood. She is a person with a heart of gold and who loves what she does. It was a pleasure to spend the day with her. She makes everyone feel great.
Written 2 August 2019
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Great experience!
Josh our tour guide was awesome. He spoke English well so that was very helpful. He was instrumental in arranging a
nilofarh2021
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Perfect
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Excellent
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SouthernAlabama
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Great guide for your visit to Turkey
Brings the ancient city of Ephesus to life. Knowledgeable but not boring. Good judge of the needs and interests of
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Amazing guide
Joseph was our guide and interpreter for 6 day trip excursions over a week long stay in Kusadasi. His knowledge of
Shabina L
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Great!
Our travel agent put us with this company and it’s has been great. Josh (Coscua) our tour guide is very knowledgea
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Perfect
A very nice entertaining and knowledgeable tour. Our driver Yasar made us feel safe and comfortable through the tri
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Excellent service
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Dear Guray, we want to thank you for your kind attention and professionalism during our group tour of Ephesus, it h
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So much better than we ever expected. Guray and his colleagues made everything smooth, easy, personal and amazing.
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Great tour and tour guide!! Pls book!!
Visited Ephesus by myself, and was in a need of a tour guide to appreciate the ruins. Marsy was our tour guide and
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Great experience for services and place
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