Explore everything Ephesus has to offer from the famous Temple of Artemis and magnificent library. The preserved architecture of this historic site will take your breath away as you walk along ancient ruins and roads. If you have interest, continue to a visit to St. John's Church and the Virgin Mary's house (Optional), as well.

You may select the option to include the cost of round trip flights from Istanbul or other cities when booking.

8 Hours 14 Jun, 15 Jun, 16 Jun, 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 (Optional).


Day 1 

  • Your private guide and driver will either welcome you at the Izmir airport or at your hotel in Kusadasi or Selcuk.
  • Today you will visit the ancient city of Ephesus and the Ephesus Museum.
  • Following lunch you'll visit the Virgin Mary’s House (Optional) and St. John’s Church.
  • Your guide and driver will either drop you off at your hotel for the night or drive you to the airport for your flight.

What is included in the 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
  • Lunch and dinner
  • 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 
Prices Per Person(pp)
2-3 $570


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