If you are in the mood for great sightseeing and a unique walk through the ancient past of one of the greatest civilizations in human history, our wonderful Turunc Ephesus Tour is what you need. You can walk the streets where Alexander the Great walked, visit the ancient structures of the Roman Empire and learn about Greek mythology.
Our tour to the ancient city of Ephesus begins with pick-up from your hotel. After an hour we stop in the provincial town of Mugla and enjoy a delicious open buffet breakfast at the beautiful local restaurant. Then we continue our journey to the great ancient city of Ephesus. During this long drive, our experienced, professional, English-speaking guide will give you some basic information about the tour’s program and our destinations.
We also take a break in the charming town of Selchuk, famous for its Turkish Deli Factory. There you can taste delicious Turkish desserts like crispy juicy Lokma, Sambali cake with peanut coating, sticky and delicious Sekerpare and much more. This comfort break is necessary in preparation before entering the ancient city. After our tasty visit we drive to the legendary Ephesus.
Once we reach the great Ephesus, we continue our tour on foot. During our walking tour of the ancient city of Ephesus, we come across impressive ruins such as Odeon, State Agora, Hadrian’s Temple, Prytaneion, Domitian’s Square, Hercules’ Gate, Trajan’s Fountain, Curetes Street, Arcadian Way, Celsius Library, The Gymnasium, The Great Theater and much more. All of these monuments are very well preserved and remain a beacon of Christianity and a great reminder of the history of this great ancient city.
After our visit to the ancient city of Ephesus, we will have our lunch break in Selcuk. The day continues after lunch. In the afternoon you have the opportunity to visit the remains of the magnificent Artemis Temple. This temple was built in honor of Artemis, one of the highest and most powerful of all Greek deities. Artemis was the goddess of the hunt, chastity, virginity, the moon and nature. The Artemis Temple is one of the seven wonders of the ancient world.
We will also visit the House of the Virgin Mary. Some historical writings say that after Christ’s death, John brought the Virgin Mary to Ephesus and a small house was built for her on Mount Bulbuldagi. This wonderful place is believed to be the last residence of the Holy Virgin Mary. The House of the Virgin Mary has been declared one of the centers of Christian pilgrimage.
Once this great educational tour is over you will be transferred to Marmaris bus station where you can take the next dolmus back to Turunc. Reserve this wonderful tour and give yourself the opportunity to learn more about the past of this great country that you have chosen to vacation in.
Turunc Ephesus Tour price is 30 Euro for adults, 15 Euro for children from 7 to 11 years old and for children under 6 years old free.
Please note that we have ‘no hidden costs’
Turunc Ephesus Tour starts early in the morning so we have arranged a delicious breakfast in a charming local restaurant in Mugla province. You can also choose between a refreshing drink, a cup of tea or coffee. This meal is included in the main tour fare.
Arrive in Ephesus & Comfort Rest: After breakfast we continue our journey to Ephesus. You will travel in our comfortable and spacious buses, which are equipped with air conditioning and toilets, so you don’t have to worry that our journey will be uncomfortable. We will also provide some refreshments during the trip. Once this long but pleasant journey is over, we begin our wonderful visit to the ancient city of Ephesus.
Visiting the Ancient City of Ephesus: Our visit to Ephesus lasts approximately two hours. You will take a walk through the past of one of the most powerful ancient civilizations in human history. Our English speaking guides will be with you and share stories and legends about this once great empire as well as some amazing historical facts. You will be able to see some amazingly well preserved remains of this great ancient city.
Open Buffet Lunch: As part of Turunc Ephesus Tour, we will enjoy a delicious open buffet lunch in a modern restaurant nearby.
Free Time in Selcuk or Visiting the House of Mary: You will also have some free time in the charming town of Selcuk. You can relax and enjoy a refreshing drink at a local cafeteria or explore some amazing historical sites such as B. Museums, the Temple of Artemis or the House of the Virgin Mary. Our guides will give you all the necessary information about these sights so you can choose which ones to visit.
Return to Turunc: Tour of Turunc Ephesus ends around 19:00. Our driver will drop you off at the bus stop so you can catch the next dolmus back to Turunc.
Adult: 30 €
Child: 15 €
Yes, during an excursion from Turunc to Ephesus you will definitely visit one of the sacred places of Ephesus – and the House of the Virgin Mary.
Yes, of course, during the excursion from Turunc to Ephesus, a English-speaking guide will help you all day and answer your questions.
During a one-day excursion from Turunc to Ephesus, you will visit the ancient city of Ephesus, see the House of the Virgin Mary and the Basilica of St. John, and you can also taste the most delicious Turkish sweets at the beginning of the excursion.
Ephesus, now Selçuk in modern Turkey, was one of the most famous cities of the ancient Mediterranean. It was founded in the Bronze Age and has been important since ancient times. It contained the Temple of Artemis, one of the seven wonders of the world, and for centuries served as a crossroads between East and West.
If you have the opportunity to visit, then do it – it’s worth visiting. Ephesus is both fascinating and amazing and also very beautiful. The site is very large and takes at least a few hours to get around. I recommend a tour guide, but do your research first to make sure you have a good one.