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Ephesus Trip from Istanbul
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Ephesus Trip from Istanbul

By Best Turkey Tour
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$334.93
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Ages 0-99, max of 15 per group
Duration:
14–18 hours
Start time: Check availability
Ticket type:
Mobile
English


  • All Airport Transfers
  • Licensed Tour Guide
  • Transportation during your Tour
  • Lunch
  • Return flight ticket from/to Istanbul
  • Entry/Admission - Ancient City of Ephesus
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Drinks during Lunch (if preferred)


Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Pick up and Drop off services available from the Hotels which is located in the Sultanahmet and Taksim Regions. While booking this package, please indicate your Istanbul Hotel. The travelers who stay out of the pick-up & drop off zone may handle their own transportation to/from the Airport.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 18736P12

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Pick up and Drop off services available from the Hotels which is located in the Sultanahmet and Taksim Regions. While booking this package, please indicate your Istanbul Hotel. The travelers who stay out of the pick-up & drop off zone may handle their own transportation to/from the Airport.
  • After we received your booking, our team will contact you to request copies of your passports in order to book your domestic flights. Please send us the copies of your passports as soon as possible to complete your reservation, this is very important to have a smooth-running operation. Your reservation may be canceled or operational disruptions may occur due to information not sent on time. Our company is not responsible for such situations.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

Which attractions will I visit with Ephesus Trip from Istanbul?
How much is Ephesus Trip from Istanbul?
Ephesus Trip from Istanbul price starts from $360.67. Discover and book Ephesus Trip from Istanbul on Tripadvisor
What is the Ephesus Trip from Istanbul cancellation policy?
Ephesus Trip from Istanbul cancellation policy: All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties. Discover and book Ephesus Trip from Istanbul on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Ephesus Trip from Istanbul?
Ephesus Trip from Istanbul is hosted by Best Turkey Tour. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Best Turkey Tour on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Ephesus Trip from Istanbul on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 18736P12

Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
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  • 1
    Istanbul
    Stop: 4 hours
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  • 2
    Ancient City of Ephesus
    Stop: 7 hours - Admission included
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  • 3
    Istanbul
    Stop: 6 hours
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

Yovka S
Yovka S
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Great knowledge service !
Fatma Kuşcu was our tour guide for the ancient city of Ephusus, she was very welcoming and extremely knowledgeable
megannicole2022
megannicole2022
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Great tour!
I booked the "Ephesus: Small Group Tour with House of the Virgin Mary" tour and it was fantastic! Fatima was an exc
474salimm
474salimm
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Cappadocia and Ephesus
Just completed three days in Cappadocia and Ephesus. The trip could not have been better. Thanks to Ismail and team
beverlygQ4718WO
beverlygQ4718WO
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Ephesus tour by local
Loved the local aspect of our tour Fatima (guide) and Dilek (driver) we’re fantastic! Fatima has impeccable Englis
773heatherr
773heatherr
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Excellent!
Fatima was our tour guide for the ancient city of ephusus, she was very welco.ing and extremely knowledgeable about
jackiekY8307KU
jackiekY8307KU
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Fantastic experience
Fatima and the driver gave us a fantastic experience. She was friendly and very knowledgable. It was also nice to
Adventure669577
Adventure669577
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Very satisfying
Turkey isn't, just about history of Ottomans and their rich exploits. Indeed, this land has been a cradle of many
784artl
784artl
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Great day in Ephesus!
What an amazing day! Fatima was very knowledgeable. She accommodated some last minute dietary needs for lunch, whic
haileyl209
haileyl209
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Ephesus tour
It was one of my favorite tours. The tour guide was extremely knowledgeable about turkey. The best part is she is a
129brittneyt
129brittneyt
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Ephesus tour
This was a fun tour. Fatima was knowledgeable and fun. She was also great in accommodating what our group of 12 wan
118sadiel
118sadiel
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Ephesus tour by local company
AMAZING TOUR! Tour guide (Fatima) was super informative and the transportation was clean with great AC. Personally,
jkedwar
jkedwar
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A Great Experience. Very Rewarding.
This is a great daytrip option for seeing Ephesus and the Temple of Artemis. Fatima and her husband, Ismail, are v
Dieu Loan T
Dieu Loan T
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Ephesus and house of Mary tour
Excellent tour, outstanding and friendly guide. We have had a great day, I will recommend this tour to my friends a
Garmonsn
Garmonsn
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Brilliant day out
Great day and we’ll organised. Ismail is a brilliant guide with a lot of knowledge. 5 stars, would recommend
180mirandaw
180mirandaw
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Great tour!
Wonderful tour! Definitely worth getting a guide for Ephesus as I think it would’ve been much more difficult to do
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Jonoandrina
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates1 contribution
Family
First of all, after booking this tour, ismail contacted me right away, and gave me very clear instructions on what to do about our trip, itinerary and how we will be picked up from airport and what to do. All instructions were clear and straightforward and ismail was very patient to answer any queries. Giving us a peace of mind since this is our first time in Turkey.
In Ephesus,
We had a good time as Ismail was very accommodating to our needs and time. And Ismail explained history to us and making sure we were paying attention by quizzing us, so that to make sure we learnt something. He even catered to our meal preference as we wanted to try local food. He took us to Ephesus ancient city and allowed good enough time for us to take our own photos and explore specific areas. Then we went to Leather factory, watched fashion show: then we went to house of mother Mary, where we spend abit of time as one of the guest was a very devoted catholic, and he accommodated to her time. He was attentive to her needs. Then we went to ceramic craft shop to see how Turkish ceramic is done and designed.
Written April 14, 2022
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Dear Guest, Thank you very much for sharing the travel experience you had with us and share with others on TripAdvisor. I hope to see you here again and please bring all your friends and family. We will ensure they all enjoy the same quality of service as you have. All the best Ismail
Written April 23, 2022
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Check S
Oakland, CA1 contribution
Couples
We had Ismail as our tour guide and it was a great experience. Very knowledgeable especially with the Greek mythology so make your experience worthwhile and ask questions. We went to a conservatory for rug weavers and I felt more assured buying a rug from here than from places like Grand Bazaar. I would recommend asking if you can have the option to have lunch at a local restaurant for the more authentic Turkish lunch. Would recommend again.
Written April 21, 2022
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Dear Guest, Thank you very much for sharing the travel experience you had with us and share with others on TripAdvisor. I hope to see you here again and please bring all your friends and family. We will ensure they all enjoy the same quality of service as you have. All the best Ismail
Written April 23, 2022
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Al B
Orlando, FL5 contributions
The early morning wake-up call at our hotel in Istanbul was well worth the effort to see the amazing sites at Ephesus. After our pickup at the Izmir airport, our small group of family members were driven to Ephesus where we met our talented and knowledgeable tour guide Fatma. Starting at the top end of the Ephesus ruins, Fatma explained historical details of structures as we moved toward the lower end (road to harbor). We saw the Terrace Houses, Library of Celsus, the Great Theater, and many other restored structures. Because we were a small group, we had the flexibility to change details of the tour as the day progressed. From Ephesus, we took a short drive to see the peaceful, green location of the House of the Virgin Mary. Next, we were treated to lunch at a local restaurant and visited a ceramic shop where we bought beautiful bowls and small plates. At the end of our packed day of sightseeing, we were driven back to the Izmir airport for our flight back to Istanbul. We would definitely recommend Fatma and her husband for your future visit to Ephesus or Turkey.
Written June 4, 2022
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Dear Guest, Thank you very much for sharing the travel experience you had with us and share with others on TripAdvisor. I hope to see you here again and please bring all your friends and family. We will ensure they all enjoy the same quality of service as you have. All the best Ismail
Written June 9, 2022
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Mickey B
Dallas, TX2 contributions
Couples
The Ephesus tour was a highlight of our trip to Turkey and Fatima was marvelous. We scheduled a private tour for our four family members and she provided wonderful and detailed information of the beautiful sights we visited. The tour picked up the Terrace Houses and the rest Ephesus which were all incredibly beautiful. Fatima took us to a local tile shop with amazing ceramic pieces that are literally works of art. Lunch at a local restaurant was delicious and relaxing. Overall the guided tour was first class.
Written May 28, 2022
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Dear Guest, Thank you very much for sharing the travel experience you had with us and share with others on TripAdvisor. I hope to see you here again and please bring all your friends and family. We will ensure they all enjoy the same quality of service as you have. All the best Ismail
Written May 31, 2022
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Cosh J
Izmir, Turkey9 contributions
Friends
Ismail offers a very personal level tour and takes time to teach his clients the intricate history of the Izmir area of Turkey, including the history, religious symbolism and different occupants of the territory. If you book with Ismail he can show you a detailed tour of Ephesus and the house of Mary, and take you for traditional lunch if your group is small enough. I highly recommend booking a tour with Ismail if you want to see the sights and receive a solid education at the same time.
Written December 23, 2021
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Dear Guest, Thank you very much for sharing the travel experience you had with us and share with others on TripAdvisor. I hope to see you here again and please bring all your friends and family. We will ensure they all enjoy the same quality of service as you have. All the best Ismail
Written January 21, 2022
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NKY87
Los Angeles, CA4 contributions
Thanks to Fatma, we had SUCH an incredible experience in Ephesus! Honestly we only booked this once we were already in Istanbul, two days beforehand, because we realized it would be remiss to come all the way to Turkey and not see the famous ancient city. The company booked all the flights and transfers for us and we met Fatma in Ephesus. Super friendly, extremely welcoming, and very very knowledgeable about the history, architecture, culture, and archaeology. She also made sure to give accounts of the scientific/literary evidence supporting the stories of Mother Mary’s home, how the agora was used, the origin of marbles, fountain dedications, etc etc. If it isn’t obvious, this was definitely my favorite tour I’ve ever been on! She also took us to a wonderful lunch in a locally-owned and operated hidden restaurant, where we loved the food and the fresh mulberry juice :)
Fatma has only my highest recommendation and I will definitely be reaching out to her if I or my friends ever come back!
Written April 29, 2022
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Dear Guest, Thank you very much for sharing the travel experience you had with us and share with others on TripAdvisor. I hope to see you here again and please bring all your friends and family. We will ensure they all enjoy the same quality of service as you have. All the best Fatima
Written May 12, 2022
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Maria
Florida1 contribution
Friends
Ismael was very responsive and answered all of our questions about logistics - even in the very early morning hours. We were picked up on time and Ismael was waiting for us at the airport in Izmir.

It was a very hot day so he planned the trip accordingly. We went first to see Ephesus itself and spent a few hours there. Ismael gave us nice background at various sites in Ephesus and then gave us time to wander around and take photos on our own.

After we went to a ceramic shop and had a great demonstration on the art. My sister got to try her hand at ceramic making! There’s a shop and obviously they hope you buy but we were not pressured into buying.

We had lunch a delicious lunch at a traditional Turkish restaurant and then headed to the home of the Virgin Mary which was a highlight for us. Finally we stopped at the temple of Artemis.

Ismael was very accommodating and did a nice job telling us about the history of the sites and rhe culture of Turkey.
Written June 30, 2021
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Dear Guest, Thank you very much for such a great review. We work really hard to offer the best service in the best possible environment. Love showing you around.I hope to meet back with you All the best Ismail
Written January 21, 2022
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Keeley B
1 contribution
Couples
This was a awesome day out despite the early start from instanbul. Picked up from hotel and driven to instabuk Airport in plenty of time for the domestic flight to ephesus. Pick up at airport and joined an excellent say tour. Fatima our tour guide was lovely! Friendly and very knowledgeable about the local area and site. Lunch in a local restaurant with traditional Turkish food made this day an experience I won't forget. Transport back was equally as smooth and organised.
Written September 4, 2022
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Dear Guest, Thank you very much for sharing travel experience you had with us. Our company values put customer satisfaction as top priority and we are committed to our customers. We look forward to serving you again. Best Wishes Fatima& Ismail
Written September 4, 2022
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Traci
3 contributions
Couples
We had a great time with Ismail! We did a 3-day private tour from Istanbul to Gallipoli, Troy, Pergamon, and Ephesus. Ismail arrived early to pick us up from Istanbul and did an excellent job driving us throughout western Turkey. He arranged for incredible local food for our daily lunches to support the local communities and was flexible with our timeline and what we wanted to see. Whenever I wanted to adjust the schedule or add an extra site, he made it work! Ismail was easy to be on tour with for 3 days and is very knowledgeable on the history and culture in the region. We were very happy with our trip!
Written January 20, 2022
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Dear Guest, Thanks so much for your review. I’m delighted you found that booking our tour was the right decision and you and your wife had such a good time. Thanks again for the feedback and for choosing our tour. All the best Ismail
Written January 21, 2022
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Mitch M
Florida3 contributions
Solo
I have been traveling in Europe for over 30 years and have enjoyed many tours. Today I was very happy and joyful to have Fatima, a lovely happy knowledgeable lady be the leader of our group from her company Best Turkey Tours. If you are traveling anywhere in Turkey please look up Beat Turkey Tours and choose any one of their trip options and you will be happy and thrilled when it is a memory! If it be possible for you to get Fatima you will be greatly pleased and leave the experience with new knowledge and insight from a local Turkish citizen. Ismail the gentleman organizing and communication with me was a pleasure to deal with and a comfort to know he was there for any issue that may arise. Best Turkey Tours is just as their name says!
Written June 10, 2022
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Dear Guest, Thank you very much for sharing the travel experience you had with us and share with others on TripAdvisor. I hope to see you here again and please bring all your friends and family. We will ensure they all enjoy the same quality of service as you have. All the best Fatima & Ismail
Written June 20, 2022
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