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Ephesus Trip from Istanbul

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    After early pickup at your Istanbul hotel, transfer to the airport and relax during your short flight to Izmir.
    On arrival, meet your professional local guide and others in your tour group for your journey to Ephesus. Settle aboard your air-conditioned vehicle and absorb the views of rural Turkey as you travel south to the stunning UNESCO World Heritage site.
    Stop at the House of the Mary, a stone cottage believed to mark where the Virgin Mary spent her last years. Peek inside the atmospheric house-turned-chapel, and learn why the site is so heavily linked to Mary and St John.
    Continue to Ephesus, an ancient Greek city that rose to prominence as a Roman seaport from the 2nd century AD. With your guide, stroll around the semi-intact streets past the shells of long-ago shops and houses, and learn fascinating facts about life in the city during its Roman golden age.
    Awe at highlights such as the façade of the Library of Celsus and Hadrian’s Temple and gaze at the massive Great Theater, where St Paul once preached.
    Having explored the main Ephesus ruins, move on to the nearby remains of the Basilica of St. John, a 6th-century church built on the apostle’s believed burial site. Then, after a tasty buffet lunch at a local restaurant, pay a visit to the Isabey Mosque, a lovely example of medieval Anatolian religious architecture.
    Lastly, stop by at the site of the Temple of Artemis, once one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. As you inspect the temple’s remnants, learn how it was rebuilt three times before its final destruction in 401 AD.
    Transfer to Izmir airport for your return flight to Istanbul or enjoy a drop-off at your hotel in Kusadasi or Selcuk (if option selected).
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    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    My wife and I booked this tour last minute while visiting Istanbul, and they made all arrangements smoothly and took care of us. Door to door service and a very nice and informative tour of Ephesus. Fatima was a great guide and kept us all...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank samycheli
    kikuscu, Yönetici at Best Turkey Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

    Dear Guest, Thank you very much for sharing travel experience you had with us. I hope to meet back with you Kind wishes Ismail & Fatima

    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    I learned so much while on this tour for the day. We saw beautiful ruins, beautiful views, and had the best lunch! A very relaxed but exciting tour!

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Courtgb14
    kikuscu, Yönetici at Best Turkey Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

    Dear Guest, Thank you for leaving a review. It was a pleasure showing you around. Thank you so much for taking the time to share your thoughts about services. Best Wishes Fatima & Ismail

    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    We got a very detailed tour of Ephesus in about 2 hours. Fatima is very knowledgeable and kind. She offered to take photos at every stop and answered all of our questions with a smile!

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Ashley S
    kikuscu, Yönetici at Best Turkey Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

    Dear Guest, Thank you for leaving a review. It was a pleasure showing you around. Thank you so much for taking the time to share your thoughts about services. Best Wishes Fatima & Ismail

    Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

    Shout out to Ismail Kuscu of BEST TURKEY TOUR (Iglesias Turkey) for his highly reliable and efficient handling of the whole itinerary. All transfers from my hotel in Istanbul to Izmir Airport and back was spot on as indicated. Upon my arrival in Izmir Airport,...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
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    kikuscu, Yönetici at Best Turkey Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

    Dear Guest, Thank you for leaving a review. It was a pleasure showing you around. Thank you so much for taking the time to share your thoughts about services. Best Wishes Fatima & Ismail

    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    Amazing tour! Fatima, the leader, was so lovely and informative. We learnt alot and it was an overall great experience. We had lunch at a traditional Turkish restaurant-the most delicious food I had ever had!!! 100% recommend!!!

    Date of experience: July 2019
    1  Thank BethTravel15
    kikuscu, Yönetici at Best Turkey Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

    Dear Guest, Thank you for leaving a review. It was a pleasure showing you around. Thank you so much for taking the time to share your thoughts about services. Best Wishes Fatima & Ismail

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    13 June 2019|
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    Response from Leia E | Reviewed this property |
    But...depending on your tour type, this might be too early. We returned from Ephesus late, like around midnight. But you can message Ismail and Fatima directly and see if they can accommodate an early flight.
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