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Small Group Ephesus Tour

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  • Full-day, Ephesus history tour
  • Visit historic and religious sites
  • Explore a UNESCO-listed city
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Small Group Ephesus Tour
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If you choose this option, the tour will be operated only for your group. No one else will join your day.
From $28.77
Full Day Tour
Sights with this option; Isabey Mosque - Ephesus Ruins - Lunch Break - House of Virgen Mary - Temple of Artemis
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Overview
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.
What to Expect
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.
Reviews (36)
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Wonderful experience in Ephesus and Pamukkale, made excellent by the amazing Fatima!

My parents and I really enjoyed the two days we spent with Fatima exploring Ephesus Ancient City (which also includes visits to Isa Bey Mosque, House of Virgin Mary & Artemis Temple) and Pamukkale. From the minute we met her til we said goodbye, Fatima...More

1  Thank 193anishaa
Reviewed November 2, 2018 via mobile
Perfect tour

I had an amazing experience today in this small group tour. Ephesus has its own positive points but it gets even better when you have an amazing tour guide. Since i booked the tour at the very lost moment, i was wondering if they could...More

1  Thank Rabbia N
Fatma_Turkey, Yönetici at Discover Ephesus Travel, responded to this reviewResponded November 9, 2018

Hi Rabia, First review you have ever done I can see! Thank you. Love showing you around.I hope to meet back with you Kind Wishes Fatima

Reviewed October 3, 2018
Professionalism and enjoyment

Fatima and her husband gave us amazing service, from a hotel pickup at 1 am in the morning to a fund filled two day tour. Fatima is very gentle in the way she explains things to her groups, she makes examples up to help you...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank 957Gail
Reviewed September 27, 2018 via mobile
Tour with Fatima

I really enjoyed Fatima's tour with Road Runners. She knew her history, was caring , kind, enthuastic and funny. I would strongly recommend her.

1  Thank Amaarah S
Reviewed September 26, 2018
a great day visiting Ephesus

We had Ismail as our guide for a day trip to Ephesus from Izmir . He fetched us promptly at the arranged time , and drove us to Ephesus - a very careful and cautious driver , and gave us lots of information about the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank hopelands
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