Spectacular & mysterious ruins of an ancient metropolis
UNESCO World Heritage-listed site of the Temple of Artemis
Catholic & Muslim shrine at the House of the Virgin Mary
Ruins of a 6th-century basilica built for Justinian I
Hassle-free transport & a professional tour guide
About this activity
What's included, what's not
Guided tour of Ephesus
Roundtrip transport to and from your Istanbul hotel
Roundtrip flight between Istanbul and Izmir
Cleaning and safety practicesSee all
- Masks required
- Vehicles and venues disinfected
- Personal safety equipment
What you can expect
The ancient Greco-Roman world comes alive at the historic ruins of Ephesus. Take advantage of hassle-free transport and the experience of a knowledgeable guide who introduces you to the intriguing secrets of this one-time Aegean metropolis.
After being whisked away from your Istanbul hotel, you take a morning flight south to Turkey's Mediterranean coast. Once the bustling capital of Roman Asia Minor, Ephesus was truly one of the major attractions of the region − a wealthy and important city in the mighty empire and the home of the famed Temple of Artemis, one of the wonders of the ancient world.
As you marvel at the well-preserved ruins, listen to insightful stories about people's lives during long-gone centuries. Even though less than a quarter of the site has been excavated, it is considered the most complete example of a classical Greek metropolis.
During the day, enjoy a delicious lunch in a local restaurant renowned for its authentic Turkish cuisine. Your tour also visits such major sights as the House of the Virgin Mary, where Catholic belief holds that the mother of Jesus spent her last days, and the ruins of the 6th-century Basilica of St John, built by the Byzantine emperor Justinian I.
Cleaning and safety practices
Enhanced cleanliness measures
- High-touch surfaces cleaned and disinfected
- Vehicles and venues cleaned with disinfectants
- Vehicles and venues kept vacant between travellers
- Personal protective equipment worn by staff
- Temperature checks given to staff
- Masks required
- Masks provided
- Hand sanitiser provided
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