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Full-Day Small-Group Ephesus Tour from Izmir provided by Best Turkey Tour

Full-Day Small-Group Ephesus Tour from Izmir

Full-Day Small-Group Ephesus Tour from Izmir
4.5
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from £157.28 per adult (price varies by group size)
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 sanitised high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h 20m
  • 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
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h 20m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
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: 18736P11
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
Lunch • Professional Licensed Tour Guide • Hotel/Port pickup & drop-off • Transportation between the sights with A/C minivans • Parking fees and other taxes • Fuel surcharge • Landing and facility fees • Entrance Fees to the museums mentioned at the itinerary • Entry/Admission - Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House) • Entry/Admission - Ancient City of Ephesus • Entry/Admission - The Temple of Artemis
Exclusions
Drinks • Gratuities
Duration
3h 20m
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
- Pick up and Drop off services available from the Hotels which is located in the center of Izmir City or the Hotels located around Izmir Airport. While booking this package, please indicate your Hotel details. The travelers who stay out of the pick-up & drop off zone may handle their own transportation to the meeting place. - For the travelers who will join from Izmir Airport, arrival time should be the latest 08:30 am.
Airports:
Adnan Menderes Airport, Izmir Turkey
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
Lunch • Professional Licensed Tour Guide • Hotel/Port pickup & drop-off • Transportation between the sights with A/C minivans • Parking fees and other taxes • Fuel surcharge • Landing and facility fees • Entrance Fees to the museums mentioned at the itinerary • Entry/Admission - Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House) • Entry/Admission - Ancient City of Ephesus • Entry/Admission - The Temple of Artemis
Exclusions
Drinks • Gratuities
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
- Pick up and Drop off services available from the Hotels which is located in the center of Izmir City or the Hotels located around Izmir Airport. While booking this package, please indicate your Hotel details. The travelers who stay out of the pick-up & drop off zone may handle their own transportation to the meeting place. - For the travelers who will join from Izmir Airport, arrival time should be the latest 08:30 am.
Airports:
Adnan Menderes Airport, Izmir Turkey
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
3h 20m
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Wheelchair accessible
Stroller accessible
Near public transportation
Infant seats available
Most travellers can participate
Pick up and Drop off services available from the Hotels which is located in the center of Izmir City or the Hotels located around Izmir Airport. While booking this package, please indicate your Hotel details. The travelers who stay out of the pick-up & drop off zone may handle their own transportation to the meeting place.
For the travelers who will join from Izmir Airport, arrival time should be the latest 08:30 am.
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • Pass by
    Izmir
  • 1
    Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House)
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Ancient City of Ephesus
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    The Temple of Artemis
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
    See details
    Pass by
    Izmir
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4.5
12 reviews
Excellent
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Very good
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Giulia
1 contribution
Tourist trap
Nov 2019 • Family
The tour had everything to be great (nive guide, trasportation from the hotel, lunch in a local place and duration) BUT we visited Ephesus in a rush (a little bit more than 1h30), didnt see the terrace houses and other interesting elements as the guide seened to be in a rush to see the artemis temple and then do a quick stop at a carpet and a leather shop. Actually The artemis was simple and done in 10 minutes, and then we spent more time in the shops that were made for you to buy. The leather shop had a fashion show and the average price was 800 USD! And the carpets were ariund 2000 USD: not something you buy out of the blue abd definetly I didnt want to rish through ephesus for that. After we realised what happened we felt used and that the tour was unfair: they could have given us the choice. Watch out, after talking to other tourists who have done the same tour with other companies, the same happened. Watch out.
By the way, we spent more than 70€ for each one, 270€ in total. Too expensive for getting a rush visit through the main attraction.
Written 26 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
kikuscu
Dear Mrs. Guliana, Thank you for sharing your experience with us and other travelers! Let us explain the issues one by one; 1-) Said by you: The tour had everything to be great (nice guide, transportation from the hotel, lunch in a local place and duration) 1-) Our reply: Thank you for paying your respect on the items included in the tour! These are what we offer online and what we charge for. So, we always try to complete in the line of the same service quality. 2-) Said by you: We visited Ephesus in a rush (a little bit more than 1h30), didn't see the terrace houses, and other interesting elements. 2-) Our reply: The tour you have booked is a small-group tour which has fixed timings for each destination that we take you. And, these timings are published to your attention on the booking monitor. So, before you book your tour, you are able to see the timings and complete your booking if you wish to. Let us explain 2 concepts; - Small-Group Tours: These are shared tours include a maximum of 15 persons on the tours. And, there are fixed timings, destinations, etc... which is prepared according to the interest off all travelers. So, travelers should keep the fixed schedule and timing in these kinds of shared tours. Also, there are two options on the booking monitor as Small-Group Tours and Private Tours. Small-Group Tours are the more economical option as it includes 15 persons on the tour and travelers share the costs. - Private Tours: These are the tours which are operated only for you or your party. So, you have full flexibility and control over your tour, timing, and day. Private Tours are more costy in comparison to Small-Group Tours. 3-) Said by you: Actually The artemis was simple and done in 10 minutes, and then we spent more time in the shops that were made for you to buy. 3-) Our reply: When we check from the GPS system of the tour vehicle, we see that you have spent 32 minutes in the art school where you had a demonstration. This is an appropriate duration, in case someone on the tour interested in this traditional art. *** To buy and not to buy is related all about to your end. You do buy for yourself if you are interested, not for any other person. Our mission is to show the traditions of our country, in the trustable and educational places. The viewing art you did not like, which is about a thousand years old, catch some other's attention. We do pay our respect to your tastes and your perspective, on this hand, we highlight that small-group tours are prepared according to the common interests. In addition to this, we do offer Private Tour option to those who have special interests or wants full control on their time during their tours. 4-) Said by you: we spent more than 70€ for each one, 270€ in total. Too expensive for getting a rush visit through the main attraction. 4-) Our reply: As you know TripAdvisor/Viator, list the tours, companies, and prices. So, you have full control to compare price/performance balance. We do know that it is very hard to make everyone satisfied in the group tours. And, we pay our respect on your feelings about your experience. Kind Regards, Ismail Kuscu
Written 11 July 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Varsha S
1 contribution
A memorable trip
We had a wonderful time on this tour thanks to Fatima and Ismail. Ismail coordinated and organised everything for us including the pickup from our hotel in Izmir. Fatima was our tour guide for the day and she was amazing. Her warmth and pleasantness along with her knowledge made the tour even more special. The tour included a visit to the House of Mother Mary, Ephesus, Lunch, visit to a local Leather Wholesaler and an Arts and Craft Centre. Fatima paced the tour really well. We thoroughly enjoyed each of them. Ephesus is a must see if you are visiting Turkey. It is fascinating from a historical perspective and set against a hilly and green countryside, it is quite spectacular. Fatima and Ismail organise great tours and I highly recommend anyone visiting Turkey and looking for organised tours to book with them. Thank you Fatima for a wonderful and memorable day. We will truly cherish these memories.
Written 27 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
kikuscu
Dear Guest, Thank you very much for sharing travel experience you had with us. Our company values put customer satisfaction as top priority and we are committed to our customers. We look forward to serving you again. Best Wishes Ismail & Fatima
Written 14 December 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

gkhattak
2 contributions
Great experience with great tour guide!!
Oct 2019 • Couples
We were looking for a small tour; semi private tour that would be personal and informative and we found it! Ismail was our tour guide and he was full of useful cultural and historical knowledge but at the same time not overwhelming us. The van was very comfortable as well. Ismail took us to a special local restaurant that did not disappoint and was a better experience than the usual tour buffet stops.
Written 7 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Dear guest, We are honoured you chose to spend time with us and we hope that you will be with us the next time. Best Wishes Fatima &Ismail
Written 7 October 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Roya
2 contributions
Amazing day touring the Ephesus ruins
Oct 2019 • Friends
Me and my friends had a great day learning about Ephesus ruins. Ismail was a very helpful, kind and very informative tour guide. We loved the small personalised group size and also loved the lunch at a local restaurant.
Written 7 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Dear guest, We are honoured you chose to spend time with us and we hope that you will be with us the next time. Best Wishes Fatima &Ismail
Written 7 October 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Prathamesh Avhad
3 contributions
Superb tour by Yavuz
Aug 2019 • Friends
Best tour with superb insights on the ruins of Ephesus. Well coordinated with a mix of humour and history.
Loved the buffet lunch as well.
Written 15 August 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Dear guest, We are honoured you chose to spend time with us and we hope that you will be with us the next time. Best Wishes Fatima &Ismail
Written 19 September 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Otah
1 contribution
Great Trip with a friendly and informative guide.
Aug 2019 • Solo
Fatima was very helpful from the beginning. I had lots of questions to ask about the sites to which she was polite and answered. Bus was comfortable, pick up was on time. She gave us lots of time to explore the sites and things weren’t rushed. Fatima is highly recommended!
Written 3 August 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Dear Guest, Thanks so much for your review. I’m delighted you found that booking our tour was the right decision and you and your family had such a good time Best Wishes Fatima
Written 4 August 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

shalin s
Ahmedabad, India11 contributions
Most exquisite Ephesus day Tour
Sometimes you just want all things to be taken care off!
Ismail has arrange a day tour in most effective manner, right from pick up to Ephesus Tour, Traditional food to amazing handicraft your to adorable Fashion show.

To begin with we got a reminder call about your explaining all the details a day before, and next day, right on time he was there to pick us up in most clean and luxury car.

During the tour he explained in detail about Roman, Greek and Anatolian culture from 4th century BC to 14 century AD.

He gave enough time to click picture and enjoy the view, after that he took us to traditional lunch which was fantastic.

Tour ended with knowledge in local handicraft like carpet weaving and leather jacket fashion show.

Written 22 July 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
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
Written 4 August 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

IstanbulSport
Atlanta, GA3 contributions
First visit to Ephesus since 2005
Nov 2018 • Solo
While spending some time in Istanbul in October/November, 2018, I decided to travel to Ephesus for a one-day tour. Some friends who own a travel company in Istanbul arranged this for me through Fatma with Discover Ephesus Travel. Fatma and the shuttle bus driver for the day were very professional, punctual and pleasant. She was sharing with me and the group with whom I joined for the day about her background and education in the travel & tourism industry. It was a most enjoyable tour, and I left feeling as if we had seen everything possible for that particular tour. I would very highly recommend Discover Ephesus Travel for a tour of sites throughout Turkey.
Written 2 February 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hi Kim, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. Our company values put customer satisfaction as top priority and we are committed to our customers. Its customers like you that make our job wonderful. Thank you for your countless kind acts and for the smiles. i am looking forward to next one! Loves to Usa Fatima
Written 8 February 2019
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ilobbyms
Ridgeland, MS81 contributions
Ephesus day tour by Fatima
Oct 2018 • Friends
Our small group recently spent a day in Ephesus. Our tour guide was a bright, energetic young lady named Fatima, of Discover Ephesus Travel. She was a fount of information and enthusiastic about her job. I'm sure she has done this many times, but she never seemed tired or bored in communicating the information we needed to fully soak in the history of this area.

I believe that she had done research on her own and she was able to offer us more than one opinion or perspective on the history of the area and its restoration.

I would highly recommend her and this company for tour services.
Written 23 October 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Dear Sir , Thank you very much for sharing travel experience you had with us and share with others on tripadvisor. We love to read that you enjoyed all the destinations and activities 100% without having to about any logistics, that the itinerary suited you perfectly, that you loved to the restaurant we picked and that you had a lot of fun! Because this is exacly what we want for you and our visitors. I hope to meet back with you and family. Greeting from Turkey Fatima & Ismail
Written 27 October 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
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