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Full-Day Ephesus & House of the Virgin Mary Tour by Bus from Istanbul

by Plan Tours
per adult Price is CA $655
Duration: 2d Free cancellation available No Booking Fees E-voucher (printout not required) Offered in: English Offered in: English

Highlights

  • Immersive excursion to ancient sites around city of Ephesus

  • Greco-Roman ruins including Temple of Hadrian & Arcadian Way

  • Final home of the Virgin Mary perched atop Mount Solmissos

  • Isa Bey Mosque's architecture & site of Temple of Artemis

  • Comfortable overnight bus ride & delicious lunch in Selçuk

Highlights

  • Immersive excursion to ancient sites around city of Ephesus

  • Greco-Roman ruins including Temple of Hadrian & Arcadian Way

  • Final home of the Virgin Mary perched atop Mount Solmissos

  • Isa Bey Mosque's architecture & site of Temple of Artemis

  • Comfortable overnight bus ride & delicious lunch in Selçuk

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10:00 PM, Tour in English, includes Food Only

Duration 2d

Live Commentary in English.

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Total price is CA $654.25, taxes included

No booking or credit card fees

Full-Day Ephesus & House of the Virgin Mary Tour by Bus from Istanbul

Activity Location

Ephesus

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Hotel Pickup

    Istanbul


Description

Snap pictures of dusty ruins that date back to the time of Homer, explore ancient cities full of Greek temples and Roman theatres, and scope out the supposed final home of the Virgin Mary on this full-day excursion. Travel to Ephesus from Istanbul by overnight bus and dive into Turkey's rich historical record.

Meet up with your guide outside your hotel the night before your tour for a transfer to Istanbul's main bus terminal, where you can get comfy on a spacious overnight bus for the leisurely overnight ride to Kusadasi. Arrive in the morning and head to Ephesus to stretch your legs with a walk around ancient Greek sites and landmarks. Capture photos of columns from the Temple of Serapis, imagine poets and philosophers gathered around the Arcadian Way, and stand in the shadow of the Gate of Magnesia while your guide shares stories about this ancient Ionian League city.

Continue on to the rugged slopes of Mount Solmissos for an intriguing look at what many believe to be the final home of the Virgin Mary. Afterward, chat about the sites you've visited over a scrumptious Turkish lunch, the perfect way to recharge you for a final stop at the soaring minaret of Isa Bey Mosque. See the site where the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, once stood before you hook up with your return overnight bus bound for Istanbul.


Inclusions

  • Full-day guided tour of Ephesus and House of the Virgin Mary

  • Entrance fees

  • Lunch

  • Roundtrip overnight bus between Istanbul and Kusadasi

  • Hotel pick-up


Exclusions

  • Hotel drop-off


Know Before You Book

  • Children aged 2 and younger are complimentary.

  • At least 2 people are required for this activity to take place

  • Hotel pick-up begins at 10 PM on the date that you book. Please arrange pick-up from your hotel or a nearby location when you call to confirm your reservation.

  • You will receive confirmation of your exact pick-up time when you call to confirm your reservation. Please be ready and waiting in your hotel foyer 15 minutes prior to your scheduled pick-up time.