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From Istanbul: Ephesus & Şirince Day Trip w/ Wine Tasting

From Istanbul: Ephesus & Şirince Day Trip w/ Wine Tasting

From US$ 201.07 per person

Visit Ephesus and Şirince on this day trip that takes off from Istanbul. Visit historic sights and enjoy a wine tasting.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Mobile ticketing
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Duration 14 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Please wait in the hotel lobby 10 minutes before your scheduled pickup time.
Small group
Limited to 14 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy round-trip transportation at a discounted price
  • Hear live commentary from your guide
  • Explore historic spots in Ephesus and Şirince
  • See one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World
  • Enjoy a local wine tasting in Şirince
Full description
Spend the day exploring the most memorable places in Ephesus and Şirince on this guided full-day tour from Istanbul, lunch included. Visit the House of Virgin Mary, see the Temple of Artemis, and taste local wine at a vineyard. Enjoy convenient round-trip transportation from Istanbul. Start your trip by getting picked up from your hotel in Istanbul and transferred to the Istanbul Airport for your flight from Istanbul to Izmir. Upon arrival at Izmir Airport, meet your driver to head to Ephesus to start the tour. First, stop at the House of Virgin Mary, the place where Mary may have spent her last days. This place was officially declared a shrine of the Roman Catholic Church in 1986, and since then it has become a popular place of pilgrimage. The visit to the House of Virgin Mary takes about 45 minutes. After, take a 5-minute drive to Ephesus to continue the tour. Ephesus is an exceptional testimony to the cultural traditions of the Hellenistic, Roman Imperial, and early Christian periods. The city is an important site for Christianity as one of the Seven Churches of Revelation. Walk along the city’s marble streets accompanied by a tour guide. See the Ephesus Odeon, Ephesus Prytaneion, State Agora, Memmius Monument, Temple of Domitian, Hercules Gate, Curetes Street, Temple of Hadrian, and Ephesus Latrines. Next, optionally visit The Private House (so-called “Terrace Houses” brothel). Afterward, carry on to the Celsus Library, Marble Road, Commercial Agora, the great theater, and Arcadian Street (Harbor Road). Later, head to the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Get a chance to take memorable photos of the Church of St. John and İsa Bey Mosque. Before the end of the tour, enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. Afterward, head to Şirince, an old village of Rûm (Byzantine Greeks) situated on the hills of Selçuk, 7 km from Ephesus. The village is popular for beautiful traditional houses and fruit-flavored wine production. Complete your experience with free time for a wine tasting. At the end of your trip, get transferred back to the airport for your flight to Istanbul. Upon arrival in Istanbul, a driver will pick you up at the airport and transfer you back to your hotel in the evening.
Includes
  • Small-group tour
  • Professional tour guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch
  • All airport transfers
  • Flight tickets (Istanbul-Izmir-Istanbul)
  • Local taxes
  • Personal expenses
  • Drinks
  • Terrace Houses entrance fee: ₺55 per person (optional)

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What to bring

  • Passport

Know before you go

  • If wishing to take part in the optional visit to the Terrace Houses, please inform your guide beforehand
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

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Eyüp & team was very professional. I was traveling solo and book the tours & plan my trip last minute. The tour was set to be in a max of 14 people; and guess what? Turns out I was the only one in the group. I really appreciate that they don't cancel on me; instead they still giving me a private tour that day. I flew early in the AM from istanbul to Izmir. Eyüp picked me up at the airport. We then drive around 50 mins to this town called Selcuk (it has orange tree everywhere!). There I met with my guide Nizam, he's a super nice guy and just knowledgeable with the history (also takes amazing pictures). We went to Mother Mary's house first & since I was the only person in the group, he gave me a time to do my pilgrimage & pray there. It was a wholesome feeling. Then we go to Ephesus where Nizam show off his Amazing history & photography skill. We then had an amazing lunch. Ask for the grilled chicken, SO GOOD! Then we went to several other places before leaving. Thank you Eyüp & Nizam!

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January 20, 2022

The tour was extremly well organised from the very beginning. Eyup contacted us and was very helpful in regards to transfer times and tickets. When we arrived in Izmir we were met with the driver and our guide Nazim, he was incredibly knowledgeable about ephesus and the area in general. Could not have asked for a better guide for the day! Once the day was finished we were transferred back to the airport for our flight and dropped off to our hotel. The lunch included was very delicious and we also got to see how carpets were weaved from the locals. I would definitely recommend if your are looking for a day trip to Ephesus

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January 14, 2022

The team that took care of us was impeccable even before starting. Eyüp contacted me before starting the trip, followed each step, gave me the necessary information and was concerned to know if everything was going well during the tour. Nizam, our tour guide, was equally impeccable. The best guide of all the trips I've ever been on.

November 10, 2021

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