Istanbul and Ephesus Tour - 2 Days

Overview

Istanbul and Kusadasi ports are the main stops for cruise ships that come to Turkey. When you book your cruise in the Aegean sea, you should also plan your tours to join Istanbul and Ephesus tour.

This tour is for ship cruisers to see the main sites like Sultanahmet District of Istanbul and the House of Virgin Mary are some of the places that will be visited.(Our guests have free time to pray and we generally spend 45-60 minutes there.) According to the historical studies, after the resurrection of Christ, the apostle John brought Virgin Mary to Ephesus. It is said that she lived her final days in Ephesus. The church is mounted.Pope John Paul II and Pope Paul VI validated its authenticity and Terrace houses that rich Ephesians would live and you will have time to visit during your one day stay in Kusadasi.

Itinerary

Day 1
Istanbul

You will meet your guide before you go to the Old City.
A visit to Hagia Sophia and Sultan Ahmet.
Optional Lunch. After lunch, a visit to Grand Bazaar and Topkapi Palace.
End of your tour, we will transfer you to Istanbul airport and fly to Izmir. Overnight stay at a 5 star hotel in Kusadasi.

Day 2
Ephesus

You will meet your guide in Kusadasi after breakfast and it only takes 20 minutes getting from Kusadasi to Ephesus. The Temple of Artemis is the first place that will be visited. And then, drive to Ephesus.

Ephesus ruins is the highlight of our tour and it is the biggest open-air museum in Turkey. Besides it is the best preserved city on the Aegean sea coastline. A lot of celebrities like Mark Antony, Cleopatra, Virgin Mary and the Apostle John walked in these streets. While you are walking through this historical place, a local guide will company you giving more information about life in ancient Rome.

There are also Terrace houses that rich Ephesians would live and you will have time to visit if you want.
We will go to the House of Virgin Mary after having lunch in a local restaurant. According to the historical studies, after the resurrection of Christ, the apostle John brought Virgin Mary to Ephesus. It is said that she lived her final days in Ephesus. The church is mounted.Pope John Paul II and Pope Paul VI validated its authenticity.
End of the tour, our driver will take you back to the airport to fly to Istanbul.

Including

  • Pick-up or Drop-off service from and to Airport(in our own vehicle)
  • Professional service for guidance,
  • Transportation (in a comfortable van with a driver).
  • Taxes and fees for parking and diesel
  • The Entrances
  • Flight tickets
  • Accommodation

Excluding

  • Drinks
  • Personal Spendings

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Istanbul and Ephesus Tour

Trip Facts

  • A modern and air-conditioned car
  • 1-14
  • Istanbul
  • Istanbul and Ephesus
  • English
  • 1 night in 5 star hotel