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Small-Group: Ephesus and The House of Virgin Mary Day Trip from Istanbul provided by Neon Tours

Small-Group: Ephesus and The House of Virgin Mary Day Trip from Istanbul

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Overview
Ancient Ephesus lies south of Istanbul and is easy to visit in a day by air. With this small-group day trip, save the effort of organizing your own flights and onward travel to the 2,000-year-old site—with plane tickets, air-conditioned transfers, and a local guide provided. Explore Ephesus’ ruins as you hear their history; enjoy lunch, and visit the Temple of Artemis and Virgin Mary’s House before returning to Istanbul.
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  • 1
    Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House)
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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  • 2
    Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
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  • 3
    The Basilica of Saint John
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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Highlights
  • Make the most of time in Istanbul on a small-group Ephesus day trip by air
  • Hassle-free trip: with return flights, all transfers, and guide at the sites
  • Visit and hear about Ephesus, the Virgin Mary’s House, and Temple of Artemis
  • Capped at 14 people, with lunch and hotel pickup and drop-off included
Important Information
Duration
15h
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Round-trip flights from Istanbul to Izmir
  • Lunch
  • Local guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House)
  • Entry/Admission - Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu
  • Entry/Admission - The Basilica of Saint John
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Confirmation for this tour will be received at time of booking
  • In the event of any museum closures, an alternative similar museum will be visited
  • Not recommended for children aged 4 and under
  • Children 18 years and under must be accompanied by an adult
  • Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
Cancellation Policy
If you cancel at least 8 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel within 7 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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Dotts0908 wrote a review Nov 2019
Nairobi1,271 contribution134 helpful votes
This your was everything I had hoped for. As a Christian I have wanted to see Ephesus and understand the more. I got the perfect guide, Harman. Everything worked like clockwork from the time the picked me up at the hotel at 4am (I was a tad late as I had read the reviews:-()
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Response from Experience820434, Guest Relations Manager at Small-Group: Ephesus and The House of Virgin Mary Day Trip from Istanbul
Responded 19 Nov 2019
Dear our valuable guest, Thank you for your kind review. It's a great pleasure to know that you loved our tour. Airlines companies tend to make a lot of changes on their schedules. So we always send updated flight tickets just one day in advance in order to prevent confusion. Neon Tours
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Eriaan O wrote a review Sep 2019
Pretoria, South Africa23 contributions10 helpful votes
I spent a few days in Istanbul and due to logistical reasons could not stay in Izmir for a day or two. This one day alternative allowed me the opportunity to also visit the ancient city of Ephesus. It is a long day because I had to leave my room at 4:15 for the 6:30 flight and
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Date of experience: September 2019
Response from Experience820434, Guest Relations Manager at Small-Group: Ephesus and The House of Virgin Mary Day Trip from Istanbul
Responded 16 Sep 2019
Dear Eriaan, We're glad to hear that you enjoyed your day trip. We hope to see you again soon, Neon Tours
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evania23 wrote a review Jul 2019
Jakarta, Indonesia572 contributions39 helpful votes
+4
Good place to visit. We can see so many historical of this place. In ephesus we can see the library of celcus the most famous place in ephesus where the first advertisement is come from here. We can see the grand theater before we exit. And there is also house of virgin Mary.
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Response from Experience820434, Guest Relations Manager at Small-Group: Ephesus and The House of Virgin Mary Day Trip from Istanbul
Responded 9 Jul 2019
Dear our valued guest, It's great to hear that you enjoyed our daily Ephesus tour. Hope to see yoou again in Turkey, Neon Tours
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Sunil K wrote a review Jun 2019
Mumbai, India8 contributions5 helpful votes
It was a pleasure to tour the House of Virgin Mary (where She is believed to have spent her last days), Ephesus (with it great Roman era ruins), the burial site of St. John, and we (me and my classmate Kaustubh Kamat i.e. KK) had the good fortune to have a wonderful tour guide
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Date of experience: May 2019
Response from Experience820434, Public Relations Manager at Small-Group: Ephesus and The House of Virgin Mary Day Trip from Istanbul
Responded 16 Jun 2019
Dear our valued guest, Thank you for your nice feedback. We'll make sure Tijen hears all of them too. Hope you'll visit again, Neon Tours
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Lgdp09 wrote a review Mar 2019
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This tour was great. Everything worked out exactly as planned and our guide was excellent very knowledgeable and good with people. The tour started with an early pick up at our hotel and a Flight to Izmir. There a person from Neon tours was waiting for us and our guide met us
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Date of experience: March 2019
Response from NeonToursIstanbul, Halkla İlişkiler Müdürü at Small-Group: Ephesus and The House of Virgin Mary Day Trip from Istanbul
Responded 24 Mar 2019
Dear our valued guest, We're glad to hear that you liked our tour, staff and your guide. We'll make sure to share your kind words with your guide and our team as well. Thank you for the kind review, Neon Tours
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Nehal A
Istanbul, Turkey
10
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The tour was very good. The guide was very Friendly and helpful. Only drawback was that they could not arrange a
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1takam
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ANZAC
perfect just what I wanted, saw everything, good commentary, the stops were the right length of time but we were
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Jack L
Taipei, Taiwan
5035
I really can’t understand why the tour guide picked up the wrong customers!!
I aways book private tours wherever I travel, as I know I am allowed to travel in a more flexible way and have
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Mason C
Beverley, United Kingdom
30
Great, but not worth the money
All in all, I had a good experience. The spa itself is fantastic, and Salim who carried out my treatment could not
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Laura E
Hilversum, The Netherlands
111
Ok tour. Nice lunch.
The guide was friendly. Spoke a little soft though. Overall a pretty ok walking tour. A lot of the buildings were
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Chloe G
Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
20
Nice touch
Was supposed to be with another three people but my guide told me they cancelled at last minute so it's only me.
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Chloe G
Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
20
The most famous sites of Istanbul
The trip is quite organised, with all entry tickets pre-purchased and our guide is very knowledgable. However it
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Aniket S
10
Quick access to attractions, good guide & food and sales pitch towards the end
Tour guide contacted me a day before to confirm the pick time and tour was started right on time. We had 5 people
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Patrick B
92
The Old City in a day
Overall I had a good experience with Neon Tours. Gin was our guide, a very pleasant man who was easy to chat to. I
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Nik S
20
5+ Star Guide
Hakan was a fantastic guide and clearly has incredible command of the city. Once he got to know us a little bit,
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  • Duration: 15h
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  • Free Cancellation up to 8 days in advance
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  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English
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