Ephesus tour from Istanbul

Istanbul Ephesus Tour

Istanbul Ephesus Tour is a private tour and you can modify the timings and order of individual sites you wish to visit together with your private tour guide. Please note that, we recommend an early start as early as possible. A one day tour from Istanbul to Ephesus ruins can best be done by flight.

Highlights of Istanbul Ephesus Tour

Included with the tour

  • Professional licensed tour guide
  • All entrance fees of all sites & museums
  • Private, non-smoking, like-new, a/c vehicle for entire touring
  • Transfers both from and to airport
  • Gift bag incl. "Highlights of Turkey" book
  • A delicious Turkish lunch
  • No HIDDEN Charges
  • 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed service
  • VAT (Value added tax)

Price Excludes

  • Flight tickets (Purchased separately)
  • Personal expenses
  • Beverages served at lunch
  • Tips for guide and driver

Duration of the tour

This is a private tour, so timing of the tour is completely up to you. We recommend and early start. Full day tour takes approximately 6-7 Hours (excluding flight).For 3-4 hour tours, please see "Half day tours from Istanbul"

For departures from Kusadasi, please kindly see Kusadasi Ephesus Tours.

Price of Istanbul Ephesus tour

Istanbul Ephesus Tour prices varies depending on number of adults and number of individual attractions to be visited. Please get your "price quote" before booking.

* Flight tickets will be calculated and purchased "separately" and will be added after arrangement via email.

* Younger than 5 years old is free of charge. Children aged between 5 and 9 years old is half price.Older than 9 years old is adult price.

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8 adults at $70 USD per person
(Defaut selections at default price)

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Also: We would like to introduce local cultural aspect of Ephesus by showing as handmade Carpet & Rug Art Weaving Teaching-Village and Ceramic Center or a Leather Company.

Important !

  • Personal expenses, beverages served at lunch, tips for guide and driver are not included in the tour price
  • Ephesus city ruins are available for everyone to visit.Istanbul Ephesus full day tour Includes walking approximately 1 mile over uneven and cobblestone areas with inclines and steps. Comfortable walking shoes, comfortable clothing, a hat, sunscreen and insect repellents are recommended. Guests should watch their step at all times in order to avoid accidents
  • Basilica of St. John, Terrace Houses can be added. Please see custom tours for the new rates
  • Temperatures can reach extreme highs during summer months; We recommend that you drink a lot of  water and use suitable sun protection while on the tour.
  • "Ephesus Archaeological Museum" is now re-open after full renovation

Private Ephesus shore tour customer front of Celsus LibraryGuide Hulya (Julia)

Benefits of Private Ephesus shore tourGuide Arzu

Private Ephesus shore excursion groupGuide Gonca (Rosie)

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Testimonials & reviews

Ephesus Tours & shore excursions services are rated 4.96 out of 5, based on 762 reviews.
Biblical Ephesus Tour
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Phyliss was our professional tour guide. She did an amazing job! Her english was excellent as was her knowledge of the area. Our 13 year old son was spellbound by her history lessons. The driver was professional and very safe! We had a wonderful day that included watching Turkish rugs being woven and participating in a fashion show at a leather goods showroom as well as the Biblical highlights!

Unforgettable
stars5 out of 5, Reviewed on

We booked our own excursion to Ephesus as part of our cruise holiday because it was far cheaper than the cruise line's excursion. It was so easy to book online in advance and a quick phone call to confirm our booking. There was no deposit to pay although we did need to pay in cash at the end of the tour. We were met at the port by our guide, Hulya. The transport for 6 of us was spacious, clean and comfortable and Hulya gave an interesting talk about Turkey on the way to Ephesus. Ephesus is absolutely fascinating and we felt lucky to have Hulya for our guide as she is clearly very knowledgeable, being a volunteer archaeologist at the site. We visited the Terrace Houses and Hulya introduced us to her tutor who discovered them. We had asked to visit the Ephesus Museum and Hulya talked us through the exhibits before allowing us time to look round on our own. We then enjoyed a lovelyTurkish lunch at the inevitable craft centre, although the explanation of how the carpets are made was actually very interesting. We didn't feel too pressured into buying anything but it was slightly unnerving when the salesman appeared to lock the door! All in all, a very memorable day for both adults and teenagers and highly recommended. Hulya even posted a parcel of guide books and gift bags to us in the UK because it had been forgotten on the day. This was a very nice touch and much appreciated.

Ephesus City Ruins

Celsus Library

Library of Ephesus was built in honor of the Roman Senator "Tiberius Julius Celsus Polemaeanus" by Celsus' son, Gaius Julius Aquila.

Terrace Houses

Near the Library of Celsus are luxurious elite houses, known as the "Slope Houses" for their location on the slopes.

Around the ruins

Artemis Temple

The Temple of Artemis is one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world. The temple is 425 feet high and is made up of expensive marbles.

St John Basilica

It is believed that St. John spent his last years near "Ephesus" and is buried in the Selcuk town in the southern hills.

Testimonials & Reviews

We were on a med. cruise and booked a tour of Ephesus and it was the best tour of the trip. Our guide, EMRE met us at the port, he was knowledgeable and fun.”

OMD, Miami

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