Day Tour to Ephesus from Istanbul with flight

Everyday Guarantee Departures
1 Day
1 City
34 Reviews

Places to Visit

  • Istanbul
  • Ephesus
  • Library of Celsus
  • Grand Theater

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 (optional), 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 141

Unveil Ancient Wonders with a Convenient Flight

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, and the remarkable the Hadrian Temple.


✅ Everyday guarantee departures 
✅ Small groups max 8 person 
✅ Local Guides 
✅ Stress free travel package 
✅ Skip-the-line express entry tickets to attractions 
✈ Travel by air instead of long bus journeys 


Departures : Everyday


Starting Point : Istanbul Hotels


Duration :  1 Day


Language : English


Highlights

  • Istanbul
  • Ephesus
  • Library of Celsus
  • Grand Theater

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
  • Skip-the-line express entry tickets for museums

❌ Exclusion :

  • Meals
  • Drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Optional additional tours or activities 

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: Are meals included in the day trip package?

A: Usually, meals are not included in the day trip package. However, there are usually stops at local restaurants or cafes where you can purchase meals or snacks.

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

Comments
Larissa B.

From start to finish, the day trip to Ephesus was an exceptional experience. The combination of historical significance, architectural marvels, and expert guidance made it a truly captivating journey through time. It's a must-do excursion for anyone visiting Istanbul and seeking to explore the ancient wonders of Turkey yes

Mary J.

The day trip offered a wonderful escape from Istanbul's bustling cityscape yes The serene atmosphere of Ephesus and its picturesque surroundings provided a refreshing change of scenery and a deeper connection with Turkey's historical roots smiley

Pierce K.

The archaeological treasures of Ephesus provided a captivating narrative of ancient civilizations. It was a humbling experience to walk in the footsteps of those who lived centuries ago and to witness the remnants of their grandeur yes

Ruth F.

The day trip was a perfect blend of convenience and immersion. The seamless travel arrangements, knowledgeable guide, and well-paced itinerary allowed us to make the most of our time in Ephesus, creating a truly unforgettable experience.

Sabrina W.

Returning to Istanbul with cherished memories of Ephesus, I felt a deep appreciation for the richness of Turkey's cultural heritage. The day trip provided a glimpse into the grandeur of the Roman era and left me in awe of the ancient civilizations that once thrived in this region yes

Allen T.

The vibrant atmosphere of Ephesus was palpable. From the bustling streets to the echoes of ancient voices, the city exuded a sense of life and history that was truly captivating.

Beau T.

The day trip allowed for ample time to explore Ephesus at a comfortable pace. We were able to wander through the ruins, take in the sights, and capture memorable photographs.

Billy N.

The Terrace Houses offered a glimpse into the lives of Ephesus' affluent residents. The well-preserved frescoes and intricate mosaics showcased the wealth and opulence of the ancient elite.

Ellis N.

The theater in Ephesus was a testament to the city's cultural and artistic achievements. Imagining the vibrant performances that once took place on its stage was a captivating experience.

Tilda D.

The Library of Celsus was an absolute highlight of the day trip. Its grandeur and architectural beauty were truly breathtaking, and learning about its significance as a center of knowledge in ancient times was fascinating.

Francis H.

Ephesus truly exceeded my expectations with its awe-inspiring architecture and intricate details. Walking along the marble-paved streets and witnessing the remnants of a once-thriving civilization left a profound impression on me.

Daniel G.

The expert guide's knowledge and passion for Ephesus were evident throughout the tour. Their insightful commentary and engaging storytelling added depth and context to the ruins, enhancing our understanding and appreciation of this magnificent ancient city.

Elijah F.

The convenience of a short flight from Istanbul to Izmir made the day trip to Ephesus even more accessible. We maximized our time exploring the historical treasures and soaking up the vibrant atmosphere, creating lasting memories of this extraordinary experience.

Gilbert P.

Exploring the well-preserved ruins of Ephesus was like stepping back in time. The expertise of our guide brought the ancient city to life as we marveled at the iconic Library of Celsus, the majestic Theater, and the fascinating Terrace Houses.

Brianna B.

The day trip to Ephesus from Istanbul was an incredible journey through ancient history. From the moment we boarded the flight to Izmir, every aspect of the tour was seamlessly organized, allowing us to fully immerse ourselves in the wonders of this remarkable Roman city.

Amaris H.

Participating in the day trip to Ephesus was a remarkable journey through history. The flight from Istanbul made it easily accessible, and the knowledgeable guide brought the ancient city to life. Standing among the ruins, I couldn't help but feel a deep sense of awe and appreciation.

Shay B.

The day trip to Ephesus from Istanbul was an unforgettable experience. The flight to Izmir was smooth, and the guided tour of the ruins was insightful and captivating. The grandeur of Ephesus and its historical significance left a lasting impression on me heart

Sofia W.

Exploring the ancient city of Ephesus on this day trip was like stepping into a different era. The flight from Istanbul was convenient, and the guide's expertise added depth and context to the magnificent ruins. The Library of Celsus was a definite highlight yesyes

Ember S.

The day trip from Istanbul to Ephesus was a captivating journey into antiquity. The flight to Izmir was quick, allowing us to spend ample time exploring the remarkable ruins. The grandeur of the Theater and the intricate details of the Terrace Houses were truly mesmerizing.

Bloom D.

This day was an absolute highlight of my visit to Turkey. The knowledgeable guide brought the ancient city to life, and the Library of Celsus was a true architectural masterpiece. It was an immersive experience that left me in awe of the past.

Agnes W.

Participating in the day trip to Ephesus was a dream come true for history enthusiasts like myself. The flight from Istanbul to Izmir was seamless, and the guided tour through the well-preserved ruins provided a fascinating insight into the grandeur of ancient Ephesus.

Oliver G.

From the moment we landed in Izmir, the rich history and archaeological wonders of Ephesus unfolded before our eyes. The Terrace Houses were particularly impressive, showcasing the opulence of ancient Roman life heart

Madeleine G.

Exploring the ancient city of Ephesus on this day trip was a captivating experience. The well-informed guide led us through the remarkable ruins, sharing stories of the past and breathing life into the history that surrounded us. It was a true archaeological treasure yes

Vance T.

The flight from Istanbul to Izmir was quick and efficient, allowing us to maximize our time exploring the incredible ruins. The grand Theater and Library of Celsus were absolute highlights that will forever be etched in my memory.

Abraham R.

The day trip from Istanbul to Ephesus was an absolute marvel. The convenience of the flight to Izmir and the expertise of our guide made exploring the ancient city a truly immersive experience. The well-preserved ruins and iconic landmarks left me in awe of Ephesus' rich history yes

Ronald D.

The day trip from Istanbul to Ephesus was an absolute highlight of my journey. From the moment I stepped foot in the archaeological site, I was transported to a bygone era. The impressive structures, like the Theater and Terrace Houses, left me in awe of Ephesus' grandeur and historical significance.

April H.

The day trip to Ephesus from Istanbul was an incredible opportunity to witness the ancient Roman city's splendor. Walking through the ruins, I could almost feel the bustling life that once thrived there. The knowledgeable guide brought history to life, making it a truly captivating experience heartheart

Oscar D.

The day trip from Istanbul to Ephesus was a fascinating journey back in time. Exploring the well-preserved ruins of Ephesus was awe-inspiring, especially standing in front of the Library of Celsus. The convenience of a short flight and expert guide made this trip seamless and memorable. 

George H.

The day trip from Istanbul to Ephesus was a remarkable experience. The convenient flight from Istanbul to Izmir, the knowledgeable guide, and the well-preserved ruins of Ephesus made for an unforgettable journey. Exploring the ancient city's iconic landmarks and immersing in its rich history was truly captivating.

Karen U.

I had an incredible experience with Turco Travel. The organization and punctuality of the flight made the journey smooth and hassle-free. The knowledgeable guide brought the ancient city of Ephesus to life, sharing fascinating historical insights and ensuring an immersive exploration. I highly recommend this tour and our guide Serdar, and I rate 5 stars. heart

Valery

The tour to Ephesus from Istanbul is an excellent option for those seeking a convenient and time-efficient way to explore this ancient city. The inclusion of a flight ensures a hassle-free journey, allowing visitors to maximize their time at the archaeological site. Our guide Serdar gave insightful commentary, enhancing the overall experience. I would rate this tour 4.5 out of 5 stars. yes

Zack K.

The tour to Ephesus was a fantastic experience. We booked this tour because it is with a direct flight from Istanbul and really enjoyed. The ancient city of Ephesus is truly awe-inspiring, and our guide Pinar was knowledgeable and friendly. She tried to answer all our endless questions. smiley

Nate P.

I was captivated by the rich history and mesmerizing ruins of Ephesus. The well-organized itinerary and knowledgeable guides made the journey seamless and provided a truly unforgettable experience. Thank you Turco Travel for this 5 star tour! 

Rick L.

My wife and I had an incredible experience on the Tour to Ephesus from Istanbul with Turco Travel. The seamless flight arrangements and knowledgeable guides allowed us to fully immerse ourselves in the fascinating history and stunning ruins of Ephesus, creating cherished memories together. yes

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