Ephesus & Virgin Mary House Guided Day Trip

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Ephesus & Virgin Mary House Day Trip From Istanbul By Plane

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Timeless Marvels and Sacred Sites in One Day!

Embark on the Ephesus & Virgin Mary House Tour from Istanbul, a one-day journey that takes you to explore the ancient wonders and sacred sites of Ephesus. Discover the House of the Virgin Mary, believed to be the final resting place of Mary, and wander through the well-preserved ruins of Ephesus, including the Temple of Hadrian, the Celsus Library, and the Temple of Artemis. With discounted prices available through the Istanbul Tourist Pass®, this tour offers an immersive experience of Turkey's rich history and cultural heritage.

About The Ephesus & Virgin Mary House Guided Day Trip

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Duration - Day trip

Instant confirmation - Requires reservation at least 48 hours in advance.

Guide - English

 

Highlights

See the world-famous Ephesus in only one single day without exhausting!

Visit the House of the Virgin Mary, the sacred site believed to be the final resting place of Mary.

Explore the well-preserved ruins of Ephesus, including the Temple of Hadrian, the Celsus Library, and the Temple of Artemis.

Enjoy a delicious lunch during the tour.

Benefit from discounted prices available through the Istanbul Tourist Pass®.

Experience the convenience of roundtrip flights between Istanbul and Izmir.

Engage in a shared group tour with an English-speaking guide.

 

Includes

Roundtrip Istanbul-Izmir flight tickets.

Roundtrip private transfers between your Istanbul hotel and the airport.

Regular group shuttle transfers at Izmir Airport.

Lunch during the tour.

Regular Ephesus Tour with an English-speaking guide.

 

Not Included

Beverages during lunch

Dinner

Personal expenses

Tips (optional)

Entrance fees to the visited attracitons.

 

Journey Through Time and Faith: Discover Ephesus & Virgin Mary House on a Day Trip from Istanbul

Join the Ephesus & Virgin Mary House Tour from Istanbul, a remarkable one-day adventure that unveils the ancient marvels of Ephesus and the sacred House of the Virgin Mary. The tour begins with an early morning pick-up from your hotel, followed by a transfer to the airport for a flight to Izmir. Upon arrival, a shared shuttle will take you to the tour starting point, where you'll embark on a shared group tour with an English-speaking guide. Explore the House of the Virgin Mary, a significant pilgrimage site, and feel the spiritual ambiance of the place. Then, immerse yourself in the ancient splendors of Ephesus as you wander through its well-preserved ruins, including the Temple of Hadrian, the Celsus Library, and the grand Temple of Artemis. Enjoy a delicious lunch during the tour, and afterward, return to the airport for your flight back to Istanbul. Upon arrival in Istanbul, a private transfer will take you back to your hotel, concluding this memorable day of exploration.

Ephesus & Virgin Mary House Day Trip Itinerary

The Istanbul Tourist Pass® offers a discounted Ephesus & Virgin Mary House Tour From Istanbul By Plane. Here is the detailed itinerary of the tour:

  • Early morning pick-up from your centrally located hotel in Istanbul.
  • Private transfer to the airport for your domestic flight to Izmir.
  • Upon arrival at Izmir Airport, meet your guide and join a regular Ephesus Tour.
  • Visit the House of the Virgin Mary, a sacred site believed to be the final resting place of Mary.
  • Explore the well-preserved ruins of Ephesus, including the Temple of Hadrian, the Celsus Library, and the Temple of Artemis.
  • Enjoy a delightful lunch during the tour, sampling local cuisine.
  • Benefit from the convenience of roundtrip flights between Istanbul and Izmir.
  • Delve into the rich history and culture of Ephesus with an English-speaking guide.
  • Entrance fees to all visited attractions are included, providing seamless access to the sites.
  • Return to Izmir Airport for your flight back to Istanbul.
  • Private transfer from Istanbul Airport to your hotel, concluding the tour.

Please note that the itinerary is subject to change based on weather conditions, availability, and the discretion of the tour operator. The exact timings and sequence of the tour will be provided during the confirmation process.


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Hours & Meeting

  • The tour operates from approximately 09:30 to 16:30 (times are approximate).
  • The tour starts with an early morning pick-up from your centrally located hotel in Istanbul.
  • The exact pick-up time from your hotel will be provided during the confirmation process.
  • Participants are required to be ready in the hotel lobby at the designated pick-up time.
  • The tour includes a private transfer from your Istanbul hotel to the airport for your domestic flight to Izmir.
  • Upon arrival at Izmir Airport, you will be greeted by the tour guide and transferred to the tour starting point.
  • The House of Virgin Mary and Ephesus tour will commence with the English-speaking guide.
  • Enjoy a delicious lunch during the tour at a local restaurant.
  • The tour provides roundtrip flights between Istanbul and Izmir for your convenience.
  • After the tour, you will be transferred back to Izmir Airport for your return flight to Istanbul.
  • Upon arrival in Istanbul, a private transfer will be arranged to take you from the airport to your hotel.

How To Get There?

  • The tour includes pick-up and drop-off services from centrally located hotels in Istanbul.
  • The exact pick-up time from your hotel will be provided during the confirmation process.
  • The meeting point for the tour will be the reception area of your hotel.
  • Please ensure that you are ready in the hotel lobby at the designated pick-up time.

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Important Information

  • Reservation: It is essential to make a reservation for the Ephesus & Virgin Mary House Tour at least 48 hours in advance to secure your spot. Provide accurate passport details during the reservation process to avoid any issues.
  • Hotel Pick-up: The tour includes convenient pick-up and drop-off services from centrally located hotels in Istanbul. Be ready in the hotel lobby at the designated pick-up time provided during the confirmation process.
  • Passport Details: When making the reservation, ensure that you provide accurate passport ID, full names, and dates of birth for all participants. Incorrect passport information may cause problems with domestic flights, so double-check the details.
  • Flight Information: The tour includes roundtrip flights between Istanbul and Izmir. The specific flight details will be provided during the confirmation process. Make sure to be at the airport on time for check-in and boarding.
  • Transportation: Enjoy the convenience of private transfers between your Istanbul hotel and the airport. In Izmir, shuttle transfers will be provided to and from the tour starting point. Follow the instructions of the tour guide and be punctual for transfers.
  • Tour Duration: The Ephesus & Virgin Mary House Tour operates from approximately 09:30 to 16:30. Please note that times are approximate and subject to change based on various factors, such as traffic and the pace of the tour.
  • Lunch: A delicious lunch is included in the tour package. However, beverages during lunch are not included and will be available at an additional cost. Inform the tour operator in advance of any dietary restrictions or preferences.
  • English-speaking Guide: Engage with the tour's English-speaking guide, who will provide insights, and historical information, and answer any questions you may have throughout the tour.
  • Entrance Fees: The tour price includes entrance fees to all visited attractions. Enjoy seamless access to the House of the Virgin Mary, Ephesus ruins, and other included sites.
  • Personal Expenses: Keep in mind that personal expenses, such as beverages during lunch, dinner, and any souvenirs or additional activities, are not included in the tour price. Plan accordingly and carry some local currency for such expenses.
  • Communication: Ensure that you have the necessary contact information for the tour operator or guide in case of any emergencies, changes, or inquiries. Save the contact details on your phone or have a physical copy readily available.
  • Attire and Comfort: Wear comfortable walking shoes and dress appropriately for the weather. Consider bringing a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, and a bottle of water for added comfort during the tour.
  • Respect Local Customs: Show respect for the cultural and historical significance of the visited sites. Follow any guidelines provided by the tour guide, such as not touching or climbing on ancient structures.
  • Enjoy and Immerse: Embrace the experience, immerse yourself in the history and culture of Ephesus and the House of the Virgin Mary, and create lasting memories. Capture photos, listen attentively to the guide, and savor every moment of this remarkable tour.

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All About Ephesus & Virgin Mary House Guided Day Trip

Delve into the captivating history and spiritual significance of Ephesus and the House of Virgin Mary with the Ephesus & Virgin Mary House Tour from Istanbul. This one-day excursion allows you to journey back in time and experience the profound cultural heritage of Turkey. Starting with an early morning pick-up from your hotel, you'll embark on a seamless travel experience, enjoying roundtrip flights between Istanbul and Izmir.

Exploring Ephesus & Virgin Mary House: Unveiling Ancient Wonders

Upon arrival in Izmir, the tour unveils the House of the Virgin Mary, an emblematic pilgrimage site. Discover the story behind this sacred house, where the Virgin Mary is believed to have spent her final days. Experience the serenity and spiritual ambiance of this revered place, taking a moment for personal reflection and contemplation.

Next, the tour takes you to the legendary ancient city of Ephesus, once a thriving metropolis and a center of Greek and Roman civilizations. As you stroll through the remarkably preserved ruins, the Temple of Hadrian stands as a testament to Roman architectural brilliance. Marvel at the grandeur of the Celsus Library, a magnificent structure that once held countless volumes of knowledge. Feel the echoes of the past as you stand in the grand Theater, once hosting spectacular performances and gatherings.

No visit to Ephesus is complete without a visit to the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Admire the remnants of this monumental temple, which served as a symbol of devotion and grandeur in antiquity. Immerse yourself in the rich history and cultural significance of these awe-inspiring sites, guided by an experienced English-speaking guide.

Throughout the day, indulge in a delicious lunch, savoring the flavors of Turkish cuisine. Take a moment to relax and reflect, capturing timeless memories of this extraordinary journey. As the day concludes, return to Izmir Airport for your flight back to Istanbul, where a private transfer ensures a comfortable and seamless return to your hotel.

The Ephesus & Virgin Mary House Tour offers a unique opportunity to discover the wonders of the past, embrace the spiritual heritage, and immerse yourself in the cultural tapestry of Turkey. With discounted prices available through the Istanbul Tourist Pass®, this unforgettable journey becomes even more accessible. Unveil the secrets of Ephesus and the House of the Virgin Mary, connecting with the ancient wonders that continue to captivate the world.

Explore and Fall in Love in Ephesus with Ephesus!

House of Virgin Mary:

Visit the House of the Virgin Mary, a revered pilgrimage site believed to be the final home of Mary, the mother of Jesus. Experience the serenity and spirituality of this tranquil location as you explore the humble stone house. Feel the deep sense of history and faith as you reflect on the significance of this sacred place.

Ephesus Ancient City:

Step back in time as you explore the well-preserved ruins of Ephesus, one of the most important ancient cities in the world. Discover remarkable architectural wonders, including the Temple of Hadrian, the Celsus Library, and the impressive Grand Theater. Walk along ancient marble streets, marvel at intricate mosaics, and imagine life in this bustling metropolis.

The Temple of Hadrian:

Marvel at the grandeur of the Temple of Hadrian, an impressive ruin within the ancient city of Ephesus. Built in honor of the Roman Emperor Hadrian between 117-138 AD, this monumental temple stands as a testament to the architectural brilliance of the time. Admire its intricate detailing, elaborate reliefs, and ornate columns, which showcase the mastery of Roman craftsmanship.

The Celsus Library:

Behold the awe-inspiring Celsus Library, a renowned structure within the Ancient City of Ephesus. As the third largest library of the ancient world, surpassed only by the libraries of Alexandria and Pergamum, it was a symbol of knowledge, wisdom, and intellectual prowess. The elegant facade, adorned with statues and elaborate reliefs, reflects the grandeur of the library and its significance in the ancient world.

The Temple of Artemis:

Immerse yourself in the rich history of the Temple of Artemis, an important historical monument and former member of the prestigious Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Built around 550 BC, this temple dedicated to the Greek goddess Artemis (Diana) was a site of great religious importance and grandeur. Although only ruins remain, its historical significance and architectural splendor are still evident. Recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site, the Temple of Artemis continues to captivate visitors with its rich past and enduring legacy.

A Perfect Day: Ephesus & Virgin Mary House Day Trip Itinerary

  • Early morning pick-up from your centrally located hotel in Istanbul.
  • Private transfer to the airport for your domestic flight to Izmir.
  • Upon arrival at Izmir Airport, meet your guide and join a regular Ephesus Tour.
  • Visit the House of Virgin Mary, the sacred site believed to be the final resting place of Mary.
  • Explore the well-preserved ruins of Ephesus, including the Temple of Hadrian and the Celsus Library.
  • Enjoy a delightful lunch during the tour, sampling local cuisine.
  • Discover the grandeur of the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
  • Benefit from the convenience of roundtrip flights between Istanbul and Izmir.
  • Experience the comfort of roundtrip private transfers between your Istanbul hotel and the airport.
  • Immerse yourself in the rich history of Ephesus with an English-speaking guide.
  • Return to Izmir Airport for your flight back to Istanbul.
  • Private transfer from Istanbul Airport to your hotel, concluding the tour.

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Ephesus & Virgin Mary House Guided Day Trip Frequently Asked Questions

What is the duration of the tour?

The Ephesus & Virgin Mary House Tour is approximately a one-day tour, starting in the early morning and concluding in the evening. The exact duration may vary depending on factors such as traffic and the pace of the tour.

Are flights included in the tour package?

Yes, roundtrip flights between Istanbul and Izmir are included in the tour. You will be provided with the necessary flight tickets for your convenience.

Can I choose my seat on the flight?

Seating arrangements on the flights are subject to the airline's policies and availability. While specific seat selection may not be guaranteed, the tour operator will do their best to accommodate any preferences if possible.

Is lunch provided during the tour?

Yes, a delicious lunch is included in the tour package. You will have the opportunity to sample local cuisine and enjoy a meal during the day.

Are entrance fees to the attractions included?

Yes, the tour includes the entrance fees to the visited attractions, such as the House of Virgin Mary, Ephesus Ancient City, Temple of Artemis, and more.

Is a guide provided during the tour?

Yes, the tour includes an English-speaking guide who will accompany you throughout the day, providing information, historical insights, and answering any questions you may have.

What should I wear and bring for the tour?

It is recommended to wear comfortable walking shoes and dress according to the weather. Bring a hat, sunscreen, and a bottle of water for added comfort during the tour. Don't forget your camera to capture the memorable moments.

Can I join the tour if I have mobility issues?

The tour involves some walking and exploration of historical sites. If you have mobility concerns, it is advisable to contact the tour operator in advance to discuss your specific needs and determine the suitability of the tour for you.

Is transportation provided from my hotel?

Yes, the tour includes private transfers from your centrally located hotel in Istanbul to the airport. Upon arrival in Istanbul, a private transfer will also be arranged to take you back to your hotel.

Is the Ephesus & Virgin Mary House Tour worth it?

The tour offers a valuable experience with discounted prices through the Istanbul Tourist Pass®. Explore the House of Virgin Mary and well-preserved ruins of Ephesus, all-inclusive with flights, transfers, lunch, guide, and entrance fees.

Are the attractions worth visiting?

Yes, the tour includes significant sites. The House of Virgin Mary holds religious importance, while Ephesus Ancient City showcases impressive ruins like the Temple of Hadrian and the Celsus Library. The Temple of Artemis adds historical significance.

Is it a good day trip from Istanbul?

Yes, the tour includes roundtrip flights, making it an ideal day trip. With efficient transportation, guided exploration, and comprehensive services, you can easily explore Ephesus and the House of Virgin Mary in a single day.

Is the day in the tour included in my Pass days?

No, we don't count these days in your Pass validity days. So if you get a 5-Day Pass and join the tour, you will still have 5 days to enjoy Istanbul!

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