Our driver will meet you at your hotel in Istanbul and will transfer you to Istanbul Ataturk Airport for your flight to Izmir. At Izmir airport your tour guide will meet you. After the tour you will be taken back to Izmir airport for your flight back to Istanbul. Our driver will be ready there to take you back to your hotel.
Suggested tour program and cost is as follows:
Fullday tour of Ephesus, House of Mary & Basilica of St. John
Transfer to Istanbul Ataturk airport for your domestic flight to Izmir. At Izmir airport you will be met by our tour guide.As your vehicle makes its way along the Aegean Coast, you will pass some of the regions fertile lands. As you reach the silted valley, time seems to come to a halt and then reverse. After a steep drive up Mt. Pagus, you will arrive at a stone chapel. This converted house probably dates from the 1st century and was envisioned by a German nun as the site where the Virgin Mary spent her last days. Continuing to Ephesus, leave your coach at the parking area and proceed on foot through Magnesia Gate. As you stroll along the old marble streets, you will pass the Odeon and Upper Agora. You will also see the ornate Hadrian Temple, the remains of some Byzantine houses, the beautifully restored facade of the Celsus Library, the Thermal Baths of Scholastica, the Commercial Agora and the theater, which accommodates 25,000 spectators and is still used for occasional performances. After your visit to Ephesus, re-board your vehicle for an enjoyable lunch. Afterwards enjoy a presentation about Turkish weavings, see the girls at the looms knotting carpets and kilims. Learn about the natural dyes and learn the differences between Silk, flosh , wool and cotton weavings for handmade rugs. The proprietors will give a fascinating demonstration of the local traditional crafts. Next is the Basilica of St. John, one of the seven churches of Asia Minor, is your final stop before your return to Izmir airport for your flight back to Istanbul. In Istanbul airport a driver will meet you to drive back to your hotel.
Upto 2 people - Sedan + Tour Guide: 210 Euro (Total amount to be paid for your party of 2)
Upto 4 people - Mercedes Van + Tour Guide: 220 Euro (Total amount to be paid for your party of 4)
Upto 10 people - Mercedes Minibus + Tour Guide: 230 Euro (Total amount to be paid for your party of 10)
- Services of an excellent English speaking tour Guide
- A/C Vehicle.
- All transportation costs.
- Tax, service charges
- Traditional Turkish Lunch
- Pick up and drop off private transfers for Ephesus Tour.
Rates Do Not Cover:
- Entrance & Parking fees to the sites.
- Domestic Flights
Approximate cost of entrance fees:
Ephesus: 9 euro per person (25 Turkish Lira)
House of Mary: 7 Euro per person (15 Turkish Lira)
Temple of Artemis: Free of Charge
Basilica of St. John: 3.5 euro per person (8 Turkish Lira)
Important Notice :
We do not issue flight tickets. Therefore for day trips to Ephesus from Istanbul we recommend the guests to book the following flights:
Atlas Jet : http://www.atlasjet.com/
Istanbul > Izmir : KK20 depart Istanbul at 7.20am
Izmir > Istanbul : KK4021 depart Izmir at 7.40pm
Pegasus : http://www.flypgs.com/
Istanbul > Izmir : PC2811 depart Istanbul at 9.10am
Izmir > Istanbul : PC2816 depart Izmir at 6.15pm
Onur Air : http://www.onurair.com.tr/
Istanbul > Izmir : OHY150 depart Istanbul at 7.45am
Izmir > Istanbul : OHY155 depart Izmir at 6.45pm
Turkish Airlines : http://www.turkishairlines.com/tr
Istanbul > Izmir TK2312 depart Istanbul at 8.00am
Izmir > Istanbul : TK2329 depart Izmir at 6.00pm
For more information, please contact us.