Istanbul Tour Early in the morning flight from Istanbul Ataturk Airport to Izmir Airport.
You will be met by your guide upon your arrival Izmir Airport where you will begin your Private Ephesus Tour.
Drive to Ephesus (approx 45 minutes) and first we will visit the House of Virgin Mary where it is believed that she arrived with Saint John 4-6 years after the death of Christ and where she spent her final days.
Following this we will make our way to the Ephesus which was one of the most important cultural centers of the ancient word. We will visit the Ephesus Ruins (Odeon, Temple of Hadrian, Roman Baths, Celcus Library and the Theatre which is still in use today for concerts and has an amazing capacity of 25,000, etc…). As we walk through this ancient site you will notice the streets paved with marble which gives a hint to this city’s great wealth many years ago.
Following this we will visit the Temple of Artemis, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world where your guide will explain to you the significance of this important site.
Before heading back to Izmir Airport we will visit Basilica of St. John who it was believed spent his last years in the region around Ephesus and is buried in the southern slope of Ayosolug Hill.
Once the tour has finished some free time for shopping facilities and we will drive to Izmir Airport for our flight back to Istanbul late afternoon. After 1 hour flight arrival in Istanbul Airport and the end of our services.
Istanbul – Izmir – Istanbul domestic return flight tickets,
Pick up & drop-off at Izmir Airport,
A/C private transportation,
Any tipping you feel appropriate.
Meals unless stated.