Ephesus from Istanbul Economically by Flight

Every Tuesday,
1 Day
1 City
32 Reviews

Places to Visit

  • Istanbul
  • Ephesus
  • Library of Celsus
  • Grand Theater
  • Terrace Houses

Tour Program

  • 6:00 AM: Depart from Istanbul on a morning flight to Izmir.
  • 7:15 AM: Arrival in Izmir and meet your guide.
  • 8:00 AM: Begin the drive to Ephesus.
  • 9:30 AM: Arrive at Ephesus and start the guided tour of the archaeological site.
  • 12:30 PM: Enjoy free time for lunch in a local restaurant.
  • 1:30 PM: Continue exploring Ephesus, visiting the Library of Celsus, Terrace Houses, and other notable attractions.
  • 4:00 PM: Depart from Ephesus and drive back to Izmir.
  • 5:30 PM: Arrival in Izmir and transfer to the airport.
  • 7:00 PM: Board the evening flight back to Istanbul.
  • 8:15 PM: Arrival in Istanbul and conclude the day trip.

Tour Details Tour ID 265

Ephesus Tour from Istanbul with Flight: Economical Exploration

Experience a captivating day trip from Istanbul to the ancient city of Ephesus, renowned for its stunning archaeological treasures. Begin your adventure with a convenient flight from Istanbul, whisking you to Izmir in just a short time. 


Upon arrival, meet your expert guide who will take you on a journey through time, unveiling the secrets of this once-mighty Roman city. Explore the well-preserved ruins of Ephesus, including the iconic Library of Celsus, the grand Theater.

✅ Small groups max 15 person 
✅ Local Guides 
✅ Stress free travel package 
✈ Travel by air instead of long bus journeys 

Departures : Tuesday

Starting Point : Istanbul Hotels

Duration :  1 Day

Language : English


  • Istanbul
  • Ephesus
  • Library of Celsus
  • Grand Theater
  • Terrace Houses

When you open the booking form ( after you click make reservation button) you will see optional activities, so you can add them in your tour and you can customize it as you wish.

✅ Inclusion :

  • Professional licensed guide
  • Flight fares Istanbul-Izmir
  • Free baggage limits for domestic flights are 1x15 kgs for check in and 1x 8kgs per cabin
  • Roundtrip airport transfers

❌ Exclusion :

  • Meals
  • Drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Skip-the-line express entry tickets for museums

Q: How long does the flight from Istanbul to Ephesus take?

A: The flight from Istanbul to Izmir, the nearest airport to Ephesus, typically takes around 1 hour and 15 minutes.

Q: Are flights included in the day trip package?

A: Yes, the day trip package to Ephesus from Istanbul includes round-trip flights between Istanbul and Izmir.

Q: What is the best time to take a day trip to Ephesus from Istanbul?

A: The best time to visit Ephesus is during the spring (April to June) and autumn (September to November) when the weather is pleasant and the crowds are relatively smaller.

Q: Is a guided tour included in the day trip?

A: Yes, a guided tour is included in the day trip package. You will have an experienced guide who will provide detailed information about the archaeological sites, history, and culture of Ephesus.

Q: What are the main attractions to see in Ephesus?

A: The main attractions in Ephesus include the Library of Celsus, the Temple of Artemis, the Great Theatre, and the Ephesus Museum, among others.

Q: How much time will be spent exploring Ephesus?

A: The duration of the visit to Ephesus may vary, but typically you can expect to spend around 3-4 hours exploring the archaeological site, including the main attractions and some free time for personal exploration.

Q: Can I take photographs during the day trip?

A: Yes, photography is allowed during the day trip. Feel free to capture the magnificent ruins and beautiful landscapes of Ephesus.

Q: Is there any free time for shopping or souvenirs?

A: Depending on the itinerary, there may be some free time allocated for shopping or browsing local souvenir shops near Ephesus, where you can purchase unique mementos of your trip.

Q: What should I wear and bring for the day trip?

A: It is recommended to wear comfortable shoes and clothing suitable for walking and exploring the archaeological site. Additionally, bring sunscreen, a hat, and a camera to capture the memories of your day trip.

# For cancellations made more than 7 days prior to the scheduled activity or service, there will be %20 of the total amount as penalty.

# If you like to re-schedule the tour date instead of refund. You can re-schedule your tour without any penalty 1 time. And you can tell your new travel date until 15 days of your arrival date. And this re-schedule right is valid 2 years after postponing the actual tour date.

# For cancellations made less than 7 days prior to the scheduled activity or service, there will be no refund.

# If you like to re-schedule the tour date instead of refund. You can re-schedule your tour with only %10 penalty 1 time. And you can tell your new travel date until 15 days of your arrival date. And this re-schedule right is valid 2 years after postponing the actual tour date.

After you submit your reservation please send copies of passports of all participants, and your arrival/departure airport transfer informations via email [email protected] For further assistance please feel free to call +905434428069

Sophia D.

This Ephesus tour, with the aid of a flight, felt like an efficient time capsule. The guide's narratives provided context to the Ephesus Theater and the Temple of Artemis, turning each stone into a piece of living history. The flight back to Istanbul marked the conclusion of a well-curated historical adventure.

Olivia C.

The flight from Istanbul set the stage for exploring Ephesus' mysteries, with the guide piecing together the significance of the Temple of Hadrian and the Ephesus Archaeological Museum. A captivating journey through time.

Michael B.

The flight-paired Ephesus tour was a smooth cross-cultural excursion. Our tour guide took us on a historical tour that took us from the Library of Celsus to the Ephesus Synagogue. Because of the flight's quickness, we were able to fully immerse ourselves in every cultural stratum.

Emily A.

Our journey to Ephesus with Turco Travel was truly memorable. The flight from Istanbul was efficient, and our guide made sure every moment counted. The grand Theater and Library of Celsus were brought to life with our guide's insightful commentary, creating lasting memories of this ancient marvel.

Daniel Z.

With a time-optimized flight, the Ephesus excursion resembled a historical safari. The secrets of the city, especially the Ephesus Terrace Houses, were unveiled by the knowledgeable guide. The flight and the effective use of time turned our expedition into an archeological wonder safari.

Mia Y.

Ephesus tour, enhanced by a swift flight, offered a holistic cultural odyssey. From the Temple of Domitian to the Latrines, each site unfolded a different aspect of Roman life. The flight's efficiency made this journey accessible, providing a comprehensive understanding of Ephesus' cultural tapestry.

Benjamin T.

Ephesus tour, complemented by a scenic flight, showcased picturesque ruins and panoramic views. Exploring the Ephesus amphitheater was a highlight, and the flight back to Istanbul allowed reflection on the day's architectural wonders against the backdrop of a stunning sunset.

Ava W.

Turco Travel and our guide, Demet, made the Ephesus tour a true educational delight. The flight from Istanbul was quick, and Demet's expertise brought depth to the archaeological treasures. The day was well-organized, allowing us to absorb the historical significance with ease.

James V.

This Ephesus tour with flight created an immersive blend of past and present. The guide's narrative skillfully intertwined Ephesus' historical significance with its modern relevance. The flight aspect added a contemporary twist to this time-traveling adventure.

Sophia U.

Ephesus tour, linked by a quick flight, unraveled an archaeological tapestry. The House of the Virgin Mary stood as a poignant highlight. The flight's efficiency allowed for a deep dive into religious history, enhancing the overall richness of this exploration.

Alexander T.

Our Turco Travel guide, Meryem, delighted us with the wonders of Ephesus. The journey from Istanbul to Izmir was uneventful, and Meryem's enthusiasm for history was evident as she shared the mysteries of the intriguing Terrace Houses and the Library of Celsus.

Olivia S.

The flight-inclusive Ephesus tour facilitated an effortless transition through historical eras. From the bustling streets of Istanbul to the ancient agora in Ephesus, the journey felt seamless. The flight not only saved time but also created a smooth bridge between past and present.

Michael R.

This Ephesus tour, coupled with a swift flight, proved to be a culturally enriching expedition. The guide's expertise illuminated the Ephesus Museum, complementing the day's archaeological discoveries. The flight option made this excursion a seamless blend of education and exploration.

Emily Q.

Our tour guide from Turco Travel, Engin, led us around the magnificent remains of Ephesus with skill. The Terrace Houses' elaborate detailing and the Theater's opulence were both astounding. The flight from Istanbul was convenient, which added to the pleasure of this historical adventure.

Daniel P.

Turco Travel's Ephesus tour was a perfect blend of engagement and exploration. Our guide brought the ruins to life with the guide's captivating narratives. Walking through the Terrace Houses felt like stepping back in time, thanks to our guide's vivid explanations. 

Mia O.

Opting for a flight to Ephesus granted stunning aerial perspectives of the ancient cityscape. The flight's brevity allowed for an in-depth exploration of Ephesus' gems, with the Temple of Artemis standing out. A unique blend of modern travel and ancient wonders.

Benjamin N.

Ephesus tour with a flight from Istanbul was a mesmerizing archaeological odyssey. The short flight paved the way for exploring Ephesus' wonders, and the guide's insights into the Odeon and Temple of Hadrian added layers of fascination to this immersive journey.

Ava M.

The tour with Turco Travel was a historical feast for the senses. Mehmet, our guide, skillfully navigated us through Ephesus' marvels. The well-preserved Theater and Library of Celsus were awe-inspiring. The blend of history and convenience made this journey unforgettable.

James L.

Our appreciation of historical treasures was enhanced by flying during our Ephesus visit from Istanbul. It was an honor to go through the immaculate ruins with an informed guide. For history buffs, the airline connection made this satisfying and immersive experience possible.

Sophia K.

Convenience and knowledge were flawlessly mixed in the Ephesus trip with flight. The itinerary, which was carefully planned, included all of Ephesus's main attractions. Our knowledge was expanded by the historical tales shared by the guide, resulting in an all-encompassing, educational, and entertaining encounter.

Alexander J.

With a short flight, the day trip to Ephesus from Istanbul was a time-effective experience. The guide's skill in storytelling made the ancient city come to life. We were able to arrange our itinerary to the fullest and enjoy every second we had at Ephesus thanks to the flight option.

Olivia I.

Ephesus tour with a flight was a cultural dive into antiquity. The guide's knowledge, combined with the convenience of air travel, made exploring the Theater and Library of Celsus a truly unforgettable experience.

Michael H.

Turco Travel's seamless logistics made exploring Ephesus a breeze. The quick flight from Istanbul to Izmir allowed us more time to marvel at the archaeological wonders. Our guide, Selçuk, provided insightful commentary, adding depth to each site we visited.

Emily G.

The flight from Istanbul to Ephesus set the stage for an impressive journey through time. The preservation of Ephesus' ruins, especially the Terrace Houses, was remarkable. The tour offered a perfect balance of convenience, historical depth, and architectural marvels.

Samuel F.

The flight-inclusive Ephesus tour was both convenient and educational. Flying to Izmir saved time, ensuring a comprehensive exploration of Ephesus. The guide's historical insights were invaluable, creating a perfect blend of convenience and education.

Mia E.

Ephesus tour with a flight showcased the city's historical riches in a compact timeframe. The guide's expertise made every ruin significant, with the flight enabling a swift transition from modern Istanbul to the ancient wonders of Ephesus.

Benjamin D.

Opting for a flight to Ephesus from Istanbul was a time-saving choice. The ancient city's treasures were revealed with precision by the knowledgeable guide. The tour's organization allowed us to delve into history without feeling rushed, making it a well-balanced experience.

Ava C.

Ephesus tour with a flight from Istanbul was both efficient and enjoyable. The guide's storytelling skills added depth to the experience, making each ruin come alive. The flight allowed for a seamless day trip, ensuring we made the most of our time.

Daniel B.

My day trip to Ephesus from Istanbul with Turco Travel was nothing short of incredible. The flight to Izmir was convenient, and our guide made the ancient city come alive with his vast knowledge. The Library of Celsus and Terrace Houses were highlights, showcasing Ephesus' rich history.

Olivia A.

This tour was a visual feast of Ephesus' architectural wonders. From the Theater to the Terrace Houses, every structure showcased the grandeur of ancient Roman engineering. The flight option made this historical immersion easily accessible from Istanbul.

Michael Z.

The flight from Istanbul to Izmir was smooth, maximizing our time at Ephesus. The expert guide provided valuable context, enhancing our understanding of the city's rich history. The convenience of the tour made it an ideal choice for a day trip from Istanbul.

Emily Y.

Ephesus tour from Istanbul by flight was an unforgettable journey through ancient Roman history. The convenience of the short flight allowed for a full day of exploration. The guide's insights brought Ephesus to life, especially the awe-inspiring Library of Celsus.

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