Day Trip To Izmir From Istanbul 2024

Book the Ephesus day trip from Istanbul and see the monuments from ancient civilizations.

€ 480€ 432
10 hours
Live tour guide

Ephesus Day Tour from Istanbul

Book this amazing Istanbul to Izmir day trip with returning flight tickets included, and explore the ancient Ephesus. See monuments of Roman, Greek, and Byzantine civilizations. Visit the House of the Virgin Mary, the Temple of Artemis, and the Celsus Library.


Full-Day Trip To Izmir From Istanbul

Discover the historical gem of the eastern Mediterranean on a full-day Ephesus tour from Istanbul. This day trip includes round-trip flights, skip-the-line access, and a live English-speaking guide. Walk in the footsteps of Mark Antony, Cleopatra, John the Apostle, and the Virgin Mary.

In Ephesus, the largest open-air museum in Turkey, more than 30 buildings and structures are interconnected by streets with chariot wheel marks. You will see the awe-inspiring Great Theater, where St. Paul preached against the gladiators who once fought there and pagans. Visit the Roman baths, Temple of Hadrian, and other remarkable ruins left behind by ancient civilizations. Walk to the Library of Celsus along Marble Street and marvel at its restored facade.

Continue your Ephesus tour to the Church of the Virgin Mary. The Apostle John brought Mary to Ephesus after Christ’s resurrection, according to Christian tradition. The church was built on the foundation of the house where she spent her final days, established by Pope John Paul II and Pope Paul VI.

Your day trip will end with a visit to the Temple of Artemis. The temple is one of the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World. However, today all that remains of this marvelous Hellenistic construction are a few columns and scattered ruins, despite the colossal structure’s grandeur once exceeding the Parthenon’s.

Not suitable for: wheelchair users and people with mobility impairments.

What to bring: passport or ID card

  • Round trip flights from Istanbul to Izmir
  • Pick-up and drop off at Izmir Airport by air-conditioned van
  • Professional licensed tour guide
  • Pickup and drop-off for Istanbul airport from hotels located on the European side of Istanbul
X not included
  • Entrance fees
  • Optional activity costs
  • Tips and personal expenses
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch
  • Drinks
  • English, French, Spanish, German, Portuguese
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Meeting Point

This offer includes a pick-up service from centrally located hotels in Istanbul.

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Explore One of the Seven Wonders Of the Ancient World

Tour the ancient ruins of Ephesus in the company of an expert tour guide. Discover the ruins of the Temple of Artemis, one of the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World.

Round Flight Included

Round flight tickets and airport transfers to Izmir airport and Istanbul airport are included.

Discover Amazing Monuments

Visit the final home of the Virgin Mary, admire the Library of Celsus, and stand on the stage of the Great Theater.

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How do you get from Istanbul to Ephesus?

The easiest and cheapest way to get to Ephesus from Istanbul is to book a pre-organized day trip online. This full-day trip includes a return journey to and from Izmir, and it’s the most convenient and cost-efficient way to visit Ephesus if you’re staying in Istanbul

Is one day enough for Ephesus?

If you are visiting the ancient site with a tour guide, one day will be enough to see all of the highlights and historically important sites there.

Is Ephesus Turkey worth visiting?

Absolutely! Ephesus is home to one of the seven wonders of the Ancient World, and it should be on your list of must-see destinations in Turkey.
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Amazing Day Trip From Istanbul

This was such an incredible day tour. It is worth the money, trust me! We toured the Isabey Mosque, the Virgin Mary Church, and of course, the Temple of Artemis. It was so wonderful to see all of these ancient ruins, and all the history is so fascinating. Well worth the cost.


A Must-Do Day Trip!

This was such an excellent way to spend the day in Turkey. If you’re staying in Istanbul for a longer period of time, I definitely recommend going on this day trip. The flights to and from Izmir were super comfortable and the whole day trip was very well organized. Our tour guide in Ephesus was lovely and very knowledgeable. A truly amazing day tour I would go on again!


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