Allow Memphis Tours to take you on an exciting day tour to sites that represent thousands of years of ancient civilizations in Eastern Turkey. You will visit the ruins of the Temple of Artemis, which once stood as one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, as well as the extensive ruins of Ephesus, and the House of the Virgin Mary, where she is said to have lived at the end of her life.
Your guide will meet you at Izmir Port and then take you approximately 45 minutes south to the Temple of Artemis to visit the ruins of the legendary site, which has been an inspiration throughout the Mediterranean region up until modern times. Continue on to the ruins of the city of Ephesus, Turkey greatest outdoor museum, where you will spend the rest of the day visiting this huge complex of ruins. The number of sites that you will see at Ephesus cannot be listed here, but it is certain to be memorable day Turkey’s greatest outdoor museum. The highlights include the Temple of Hadrian, the Fountain of Trajan, the Grand Theatre, and countless other monuments from over 5000 years of history in Ephesus that includes Ancient Greek and Roman influences, as well as an important place in the history of early Christianity. After your tour of Ephesus, you will visit the House of the Virgin Mary, which is where St. John is thought to have brought Mary after the death of Jesus Christ. She lived her life out in this small house on Bulbuldagi Mountain. At the end of the tour, you will have a chance to visit the Turkish crafts center to shop and learn about the products produced in the region. Your guide will then return you to Izmir Port and your ship. The tour will last around 6 hours in total.
- Pick up services from Izmir port and return
- All transfers by a private air-conditioned vehicle
- English speaking guide during the tour
- Private driver during the tour
- Entrance fees to all the mentioned sites
- All taxes and service charge
- Personal spendings
|2-3 Pax||4-5 Pax||6-10 Pax||11+ Pax|
|Price Per Person||$ 255||$ 145||$ 128||$ 119|
Tour and PricesTour price currency is set to USD but you can pay in Euro or British pound. The prices quoted per person per tour all inclusive and prices are always updated to ensure you receive the lowest price possible. Once your tour is confirmed we guarantee the price will not be changed.
Children Policy0 - 05.99 Free of Charge
6 - 11.99 pay 50% of tour price
12+ pay full tour price as per adult person
If your tour includes airfare then an extra charge for child rate may apply.
Deposit and Balance of PaymentA down payment (25%) will be required when confirming your booking as requested and can be paid by credit or debit card (Visa / MasterCard) via Verisign Secured payment system on our website. The balance of payment (75%) will be required on arrival / pick up, to be paid to your tour director by credit / debit card or in cash.
Tour VoucherAfter your tour is confirmed we will email final confirmation and voucher to print and bring with you. Details will include contact numbers of your tour operator and customer care and additional information for your convenience.
Cancellation PolicyMemphis Tours does not charge a cancellation fee for tours and excursions cancelled for ‘force majeure’ reasons such as volcanoes, earthquakes, or reasons beyond control. If cancellation happens due to personal or business reasons and Memphis Tours has already incurred costs on your behalf, these costs will be transferred to you.
Best Time to Visit Turkey
Spring and autumn are the ideal times to visit Istanbul and the inland regions. The Aegean and Mediterranean coasts are typically like the Mediterranean climate with mild winters and hot summers. As you travel further east in Turkey the extremes in climate become more pronounced with very hot and dry summers reaching highs of 40°C and bitterly cold winters with heavy snowfall.
Flying to Turkey
Istanbul for comfort and quality – Turkish Airlines & Delta Airlines (Daily and Scheduled Airlines only)
09 hours 30 minutes direct from New York
10 hours direct from Washington
Standard Time = GMT+2 hours
Summer Time = GMT+3 hours
Required - obtainable an e-Visa online by your credit or debit card before you travel costs $20 or on arrival
Make sure you are up-to-date on routine vaccines before every trip includes measles-mumps-rubella vaccine, diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccine, varicella (chickenpox) vaccine, polio vaccine, and your yearly flu shot
Most citizens of Turkey are Muslims, but Turkish society is secular and modern, so European dress styles prevail. For your holiday in Turkey, dress the same as you wear in your country