Day tour: Ephesus, House Of Virgin Mary and Temple of Artemis Tour From Istanbul

Day tour: Ephesus, House Of Virgin Mary and Temple of Artemis Tour From Istanbul
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$330
Duration: Flexible
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Take in the ancient city of Ephesus on this immersive full-day tour from Istanbul. See famous landmarks such as the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. You won’t want to miss the biblical history of the House of the Virgin Mary and mesmerizing Roman ruins. You will love Turkish lunch. Our tour guide will show you the best of this historic and mythical city.

Your Ephesus ancient city tour start with a convenient pickup at your Istanbul hotel. A professional driver will escort you to the airport. After a short flight (1 hour), you arrive in Izmir, where your guide will meet you at the arrival gate. Set off for Ephesus to begin your tour of this enchanting ancient city.

Orient on a slow walk with your guide into the ruins of the former Roman provincial capital. Cruise past the Temple of Hadrian, the Fountain of Trajan, the Great Theatre, and the spectacular Celsus Library. Gawk at the showpiece of the archaeological remains, the library, which stands in remarkable ruins as a testament to the intellectual prowess of the Romans. 
Then, take a short bus ride to the House of Mary. According to Christian tradition, Mary was brought to Ephesus by the apostle John after the resurrection of Christ, and lived out her final days here. See ruins from the Ottoman Empire and early Christian period. After, enjoy a traditional Turkish lunch.

Next, it’s on to the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, dedicated to the goddess Diana. Meander the temple, hearing stories about its history and significance from your guide. At the end of the day, relax on a short rife back to the airport and hop your flight to Istanbul. A driver will meet you at the airport, and bring you back to your Istanbul hotel.

Take in the ancient city of Ephesus on this immersive full-day tour from Istanbul. See famous landmarks such as the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. You won’t want to miss the biblical history of the House of the Virgin Mary and mesmerizing Roman ruins. You will love Turkish lunch. Our tour guide will show you the best of this historic and mythical city.