Façade of the Library of Celsus

Full-Day Tour of Ancient Ruins in Ephesus from Izmir

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Key Details
Duration
8 hours
Mobile Voucher Accepted
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Live Guide
English

Pick-up service

Pick-up is available for centrally located Izmir hotels. For the city center hotels: Guest should call the local supplier to get their exact pick-up time. Pick-up times will also be sent by fax or e-mail to the hotels one day before tour departure date. Please advise hotel name and address.

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What You'll Do
  • Explore impressive Roman ruins
  • Walk through the largest outdoor theater in the world
  • See remains from the Temple of Artemis at the Archaeological Museum of Ephesus
  • Enjoy a traditional Turkish lunch
  • Visit the House of the Virgin Mary on Bulbul Mountain
Overview
Ephesus was an important city to the Roman Empire, and on this full-day tour from Izmir you will explore its ancient sites including the Temple of Artemis, the Great Theater, the Fountain of Trajan, the Library of Celsus, and the House of the Virgin Mary.
What to Expect
This full-day tour from Izmir, takes you to Ephesus in Selçuk to explore Turkey’s best preserved ruins from the ancient Greek, Roman, and Byzantine civilizations.

Visit the most important ruins in Ephesus, including the Temple of Artemis, which was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World before it was destroyed in 401 AD. You will also see the Library of Celsus, built to hold 12,000 scrolls and at its time one of the largest libraries in the world. The nearby Great Theater, which was the largest outdoor theater in the world, was designed to hold 24,000 people – even its ruins are huge.

After discovering the impressive monuments, you will visit the Archaeological Museum of Ephesus. The museum houses many important statues and relics including a preserved segment of the original Temple of Artemis.

After enjoying a lunch of traditional Turkish cuisine, you will travel to the House of the Virgin Mary on Bulbul Mountain, where archeologists and historians believe the mother of Jesus lived at the end of her life.
What's Included
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Lunch (vegetarian on request)
  • Entrance fees to attractions
  • Guide
  • Air-conditioned transportation
What's Not Included
  • Gratuities
Meeting Point

The Izmir cruise port Please be advised that the guide will be holding a “Neon Tours” sign by the custom area at the cruise port. Please advise cruise ship details.

Know Before You Go
Tours are subject to availability. Please reconfirm your tour with the tour provider within 24 hours of your scheduled departure.

The tour operator has the right to change the tour itinerary due to museum closures, holidays, strikes, weather conditions, etc.

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