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1 Day Ephesus Tour from Istanbul
An early morning transfer takes you from your hotel in Istanbul to meet your flight to Izmir (Ephesus), where you are greeted by your licensed tour guide. Start today's explorations at the Temple of Artemis, one of the original Seven Wonders of the Ancient world. Next, head to the Isa Bey Mosque for an impressive display of 14th century Turkish architecture. Continue on to visit the Basilica of St John, part of the magnificent church built over the tomb of St. John the Evangelist by Emperor Justinian in the sixth century. St. John is said to have lived in Ephesus with the Virgin Mary up to the time of his death. Following lunch at a local eatery specializing in Cop Sis (tasty flame-grilled lamb skewers), visit the superbly presented Ephesus Archaeological Museum. This collection of artifacts from Ephesus includes furniture and personal items from the Terrace Houses, fabulous marble statuary, and a gladiator exhibit featuring skeletal remains showing evidence of these warriors' fatal injuries and the weapons that inflicted them. A short drive takes you to the House of the Virgin Mary, authenticated by Pope Paul II in 1967 and a pilgrimage site for many religions. Next, we explore the unmatched archaeological site of ancient Ephesus. The sheer size and grandeur of the site make this the best-preserved classical city in the eastern Mediterranean. As you wind your way down through the city of colonnaded avenues, you will see the magnificent façade of the Celsus Library, the Temple of Hadrian, City Hall, the public baths, marketplaces, courthouses, fountains, the theater, as well as a brothel and public latrine. Your tour also includes a visit to see the Terrace Houses - well-preserved private homes of the Roman upper-class with many intact mosaics and frescoes. After the tour, you are transferred to Izmir Airport to board an evening flight back to Istanbul, where you are greeted and driven to your hotel...

 

 

3 Day Cappadocia Explorer Trip Features

 

  • An incredible experience without the hordes of tourists
  • Air-conditioned vehicle with non-smoking private driver
  • Entrance to all sites
  • Guided tour at sites by licensed non-smoking private tour guide
  • A la carte lunch with beverages
  • Domestic Flights
  • Airport transfers in Istanbul and Ephesus
  • Complimentary bottled water throughout the tour
  • Taxes

 

This tour can be customized for you, adding or omitting places as you wish. Final pricing will depend upon your personal selections.

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"Ozgur, Thank you so much for all your help on our trip, our family had a great time and we loved Ephesus. Our guide got us in and out of Ephesus before it was too crowded. I would recommend a trip to Ephesus with you to everyone." 
Jaimee from NYC, USA

 

 

 
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Hello! I am Ozgur, your travel agent and government-licensed tour guide in Turkey. From November through March, I live in the San Francisco Bay Area in California, Call me at 510.418.4486 or email me, I will be happy to help...

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