Your day will start by being picked up from your hotel or the airport. Your tour will include these sites: Ephesus famous with its Temple of Artemis and magnificent library. Following by lunch your tour will continue by visiting St. John Church and Virgin Mary’s House. After the tour you will be transferred back to your hotel or airport. You can select the option to include the cost of round trip flights from Istanbul or other cities when booking.

8 Hours 28 Sep, 29 Sep, 30 Sep, and more Ephesus ancient city


Founded by chance in pre-greek times- this city rose to prominence under Roman Rule - the remains of which are clearly seen today in all their glory and splendor.  Many of the significant statues are located at the small but interesting nearby museum.  One of which is the statues of Artemis - both the venerated object of Ephesian worship and the cause of tumult for St. Paul.  This site is one of the splendors of Turkey.  A must see.  If time permits you will also visit the Terrace Houses at Ephesus.

Ephesus Museum

Next you'll see the Ephesus Museum where many of the most amazing relics are kept.  

St John's Gravesite

The center of pilgrimage for many years- the apostle John was buried here and throughout the early Byzantine era- this site was a draw for Christians.  Close to Ephesus -it now quietly sits on a citadel like hill overlooking the swamp were the infamous Artemis temple once stood - now marked by a single column and the occasional stork.  

Mary's Church

The supposed home where Mary lived in her later years, it is an important Catholic site of visitation located in the quiet cool forest above Ephesus. 


Day 1 

Your guide will  meet with you in Izmir airport or in your hotel in Izmir area. You will be taken first to Ephesus ancient city and Ephesus Museum. Following your lunch your tour will continue by visiting Virgin Mary’s House and St. John’s Church. After the tour you will be taken back to your hotel or to Izmir airport for your flight.


What is included in the tour

  • Lunch on Full Day tour 
  • Private Tours with licensed professional English speaking guides

  • Airport Transfers
 with air conditioned transportation with driver (Izmir Airport to tour and back to Izmir Airport)
  • Admission tickets to sites and museums

  • Private VIP transportation per tour itinerary

  • Parking, portage, toll roads

  • Coordination and attentive customer service throughout the tour by Sojourn staff

  • Required Association ofTurkish Travel Agencies Foreign Visitors Insurance 
(a basic mandatory policy and not an adequate replacement for purchasing your own travel insurance.) 
  • Optional Domestic flights with extra cost, you may add during the booking process

What is not included in the tour

  • Drinks at lunch and dinner
 Sodas or alcohol
  • Optional gratuities to guides, drivers, etc.
  • Entry Visas
  • Travel insurance
  • Laundry, and personal items
  • International flight tickets

  • Entry Visas

  • Optional programs listed in the itinerary 
Price per participant
3 to 5
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Single Supplement
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