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Ephesus and Virgin Marys House in one day from Istanbul provided by Plan Tours

Ephesus and Virgin Marys House in one day from Istanbul

Ephesus and Virgin Marys House in one day from Istanbul
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from £264.40 per adult
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from £264.40 per adult
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Face masks provided for travellers
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 15h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 15h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 5828P26
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
Local taxes • Lunch • Professional guide • Transport by air-conditioned minivan during the tour • Round-trip shared transfer • Rountrip flight tickets
Exclusions
Drinks • Gratuities
Duration
15h
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
We have free pick up and drop of from most of the city center hotels in Istanbul and we also need the full names of all guests and passport details. Guests need to send us all detailed information
Airports:
Istanbul Airport, TayakadIn Terminal Street No. 1, Istanbul 34283 Turkey
Sabiha Gokcen, Istanbul Turkey
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
Local taxes • Lunch • Professional guide • Transport by air-conditioned minivan during the tour • Round-trip shared transfer • Rountrip flight tickets
Exclusions
Drinks • Gratuities
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
We have free pick up and drop of from most of the city center hotels in Istanbul and we also need the full names of all guests and passport details. Guests need to send us all detailed information
Airports:
Istanbul Airport, TayakadIn Terminal Street No. 1, Istanbul 34283 Turkey
Sabiha Gokcen, Istanbul Turkey
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
15h
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Children must be accompanied by an adult
A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
Stroller accessible
Near public transportation
Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
Operated by Plan Tours & Gray Line Turkey
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Ancient City of Ephesus
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House)
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    The Temple of Artemis
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 4
    Bibliotheque de Celsus
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 5
    Isa Bey Mosque
    Stop: 45 minutes
    See details
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Darry J
McAlester, OK39 contributions
Phenomenal locale but select the right tour guide
Nov 2019
Let me begin by stating that experiencing Ephesus and the other surrounding historical sites, e.g. the Church (House) of the Virgin Mary, are absolutely worth the effort. If you have only one day to spare away from Istanbul, take the short flight to Izmir and see one of the true wonders of the ancient world. Having said that, be very critical of the travel agency you pick to get you to Ephesus. We selected Plan Tours and, in hindsight, we should have gone with another company. Keep in mind that the company that arranges your intra-Turkish air will most likely not be the tour agency that actually conducts the tour of Ephesus, which in our case was a good thing. Plan Tours picked us up at 5:15 AM and then unbeknownst to us took us to the wrong airport. NOTE: check your travel docs because there are two airports in Istanbul (IST and SAW), and they are, at minimum, an hour apart. We discovered after we attempted to check-in at the gate for our 8:00 AM flight that the driver had taken us to the wrong airport. We tried in vain for almost an hour to get anyone at Plan Tours to answer their phone. The only reply was a voicemail stating that someone would be in the office at 7:30 AM, a mere 30 minutes before our flight. To salvage our trip we acted quickly and booked another regional flight to Izmir at additional cost in hopes making it to Izmir to meet up with the Ephesus tour. We arrived 45 minutes behind schedule. Castle Tours in Izmir did an amazing job of picking us up at the airport and linking us with our tour group, which was already underway. We missed seeing the Temple of Artemis, but we did make it to the city of Ephesus, which was extraordinary. The rest of the day played out as planned. After returning to home to Germany, we engaged Plan Tours about a refund for the plane tickets lost due to the logistical mistake as well as the the plane tickets purchased to offset being sent to the wrong airport. In the end, we had to engage Viator to get Plan Tours to refund 20% of the cost. As we explained to both Viator and Plan Tours, if we hadn't taken the initiative and bought the new airfare to offset being taken to the wrong airport, we would be seeking a full refund for the entire trip. In the end, please heed our warnings and check your itineraries to ensure logistical details, like airport codes, are correct and think about how you might anticipate and/or offset logistical snafu's,, like non-responsive emergency contacts.
Written 13 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
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