Ephesus - Best Tours & Trips 2019

77 Ephesus tours from 24 tour companies. 87 reviews. 4.7/5 avg rating.
This ancient Greek settlement is a popular archaeological site for tours visiting Turkey. Explore the fascinating history that connects Greece and Turkey over centuries.
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Travel Style Travel Style Relaxed A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers.
Full on For those looking to maximize their sight seeing time. You thrive on a packed day’s schedule from 8 am to 6pm, with some (but limited) free time. Most activities and meals included.
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Vacation / Holiday Package Similar to a self guided tour, this usually involves a home base, such as a hotel or resort, with packaged activities and day tours as a part of the stay.
Large Ship Cruise This is the "floating city" experience, with multiple ways to enjoy your vacation aboard the ship as much as on land. Ships are multiple floors, provide several activities, culinary, and shopping options. They often make fewer stops and have less time available for shore excursions.

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Lodging Level Lodging Level Camping Typically involves most nights sleeping in tents (sometimes permanent tented sites) or in rustic cabins and lodges.
Basic - 2 star You'll stay in no-frills, but clean and comfortable, hotels or guesthouses. A 'Basic' trip might also involve a few nights of camping.
Value - 3 star Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Premium - 4 star 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Luxury - 5 star The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays.

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Spectacular Greece with Island Cruise

SmarTours
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11 days
$ 273 / day
$ 2,999
From : $ 8,197
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
Highlights
  • Experience 4-night Greek Island Cruise
  • Visit Mykonos, Ephesus and Santorini
  • House of Virgin Mary (Ephesus)
  • Visit Patmos, Crete and Oia Village
  • Explore Olympia, Mycenae and Rhodes
  • Discover Parthenon (Athens) and Acropolis (Athens)
Visits:
Athens, Crete, Delphi, Ephesus, Heraklion, Mycenae, Mykonos, Parthenon, Piraeus, Rhodes, Santorini, Greece, Turkey
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Greece: In the Footsteps of Paul the Apostle feat ...

Collette
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11 days
$ 250 / day
$ 2,749
From : $ 3,160
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Premium - 4 star
Highlights
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  • Stop at two monasteries in Meteora and learn about the resident monks.
  • See Mars Hill where Paul delivered his "Men of Athens" speech.
  • Visit the Museum of Byzantine Culture, one of the finest museums of Byzantine art.
  • Explore ancient Corinth on a guided tour featuring the Agora.
  • Join a local expert exploring the monuments of ancient Athens.
  • See the Bema where Paul was brought before the tribunal, as recorded in Acts.
Visits:
Athens, Corinth, Delphi, Ephesus, Mykonos, Santorini, Thessaloniki
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Greece: In the Footsteps of Paul the Apostle feat ...

Collette
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11 days
$ 224 / day
$ 2,469
From : $ 3,160
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Premium - 4 star
Highlights
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  • Stop at two monasteries in Meteora and learn about the resident monks.
  • See Mars Hill where Paul delivered his "Men of Athens" speech.
  • Visit the Museum of Byzantine Culture, one of the finest museums of Byzantine art.
  • Explore ancient Corinth on a guided tour featuring the Agora.
  • Join a local expert exploring the monuments of ancient Athens.
  • See the Bema where Paul was brought before the tribunal, as recorded in Acts.
Visits:
Athens, Corinth, Delphi, Ephesus, Mykonos, Santorini, Thessaloniki
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Highlights of Turkey

Exodus Travels
Preferred
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
15 days
$ 93 / day
$ 1,749
From : $ 1,883
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
Highlights
  • Ancient history and monuments of the Ottoman Empire
  • Visit the Roman city of Ephesus
  • Optional balloon ride over Cappadocia
  • Limestone cascades and thermal springs at Pamukkale
Visits:
Ephesus, Istanbul, Antalya, Cappadocia, Turkey
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The Best of Turkey

G Adventures
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8 days
$ 150 / day
$ 1,199
From : $ 1,619
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
Highlights
  • Explore ancient historic cities
  • Overnight in a converted ottoman mansion
  • Discover ancient roman ruins and amazing natural scenery
  • Taste delicious local cuisine
  • Walk through the astonishing white pools of pamukkale
Visits:
Çanakkale, Ephesus, Istanbul, Troy, Turkey
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Absolute Turkey: Winter

G Adventures
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15 days
$ 93 / day
$ 1,399
From : $ 1,889
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
Highlights
  • Discover historic cities and explore the ancient ruins of ephesus
  • Marvel at the extraordinary scenery of cappadocia
  • Enjoy dinner in a local family home
Visits:
Antalya, Çanakkale, Cappadocia, Ephesus, Istanbul, Troy, Ankara, Acropolis, Turkey
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Turkey on a Budget

G Adventures
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15 days
$ 74 / day
$ 1,104
From : $ 1,546
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : You'll stay in no-frills, but clean and comfortable, hotels or guesthouses. A 'Basic' trip might also involve a few nights of camping. Basic - 2 star
Highlights
  • Discover historic cities and extraordinary scenery
  • Get cultured in local villages
  • Relax on an overnight boat trip
  • Explore the bustling streets of istanbul
Visits:
Antalya, Çanakkale, Cappadocia, Istanbul, Ephesus, Turkey
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Absolute Turkey

G Adventures
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15 days
$ 91 / day
$ 1,359
From : $ 1,835
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
Highlights
  • Discover historic cities and explore the ancient ruins of ephesus
  • Marvel at the extraordinary scenery of cappadocia
  • Enjoy dinner in a local family home
  • Relax on an overnight boat trip
  • Live like a local in a turkish village
Visits:
Antalya, Çanakkale, Cappadocia, Ephesus, Istanbul, Troy, Turkey
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Ancient Ruins of Turkey - Limited Edition

Peregrine Adventures
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14 days
$ 164 / day
$ 2,290
From : $ 3,092
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
Highlights
  • The history of this region is etched in stone – see it with the 5,000 year old kultupe kiln tablets, considered the earliest written documentation of life in central anatolia
  • Board a cable car to climb to the top of the magnificent mountain acropolis of pergamon, home to one of the ancient world’s most stunning theatres
  • In adiyaman taste menengic, often referred to as kurdish coffee a popular drink of the region
  • The cappadocia region is overflowing with both natural and manufactured wonders, from volcanic rock formations to the sobesos excavation site – location of roman baths, agora and mosaics
  • Hike through the little-visited but very picturesque sognali valley in cappadocia. explore rock-hewn churches and cast your eye over of the intricate frescos of ancient sanctuaries like the yilanli kilise church of the serpent
  • Originally carried by the nomadic mongols as dry food across the steppes and into anatolia, manti is a favourite throughout the kitchens of turkey. get your chance to enjoy the traditional dish of manti in kayseri
  • Discover the mediterranean and pamphylia regions of anatolia, travelling out to the ancient greco-roman city of aspendos, know for a beautifully intact roman theatre that’s perhaps the best preserved in the world
Visits:
Ankara, Antalya, Cappadocia, Ephesus, Istanbul, Izmir, Turkey
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Treasures of Turkey

Peregrine Adventures
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15 days
$ 127 / day
$ 1,652
From : $ 2,581
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
Highlights
  • Cut through the chaos of istanbul with a local guide who can show you things you would never find on your own
  • Feast your eyes on the best of turkey's other-wordly sights, from the 'cotton castle' of pamukkale to the psychedelic rockscapes of cappadocia
  • The ancient art of felt-making is revealed by a craftswoman from ikonium studio, one of the two working galleries of unesco-honoured turkish felt master mehmet girgic.
  • Spend  2 nights in selcuk/ephesus in a rustic boutique hotel; a series of old konaks (ottoman residences) lovingly restored in a unique and authentic style your feature stay
  • Enter the world of ephesus, possibly the greatest greco-roman site on the planet
  • A local fisherman and his wife will guide you around the hidden coves around kekova island, away from the crowds. take time out on the boat to enjoy a local lunch of greens, zucchini fritters and a cool glass of local beer.
  • Take the opportunity for an invigorating turkish bath. nothing in the west quite compares to this refreshing and healing ancient ritual
  • Be invited into the nuray abla's kitchen, tucked away in the backstreets of goreme - she'll offer you a homecooked meal straight from the potbelly stove.
Visits:
Antalya, Cappadocia, Ephesus, Istanbul, Turkey
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Highlights of Turkey with Anzac Day Summer 2019

Trafalgar
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Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
8 days
$ 184 / day
$ 1,475
From : $ 1,814
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Premium - 4 star
Highlights
  • CITY TOUR in Istanbul
  • VISIT the Topkapi Palace and Blue Mosque in Istanbul, the Asclepion Medical Centre at Pergamon, the Virgin Mary's House at Ephesus, the Cotton Castle springs at Pamukkale, the ruins of the Roman health spa at Hierapolis, the Grand Mosque in Bursa
  • VIEW the Wooden Horse at Troy
Visits:
Çanakkale, Ephesus, Istanbul, Troy, Turkey
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Cruising the Islands of Greece and Turkey

Peregrine Adventures
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8 days
$ 448 / day
$ 2,580
From : $ 4,833
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
Physical Level : Minimal walking. Motor vehicles for all major parts of trip. Wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Most cruises. Very Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
Highlights
  • Whether you want to revel in the atmosphere of mykonos or relax on own your private paradise at manganari beach, there are plenty of opportunities to soak up the sun
  • Watch the spectacular colours of santorini’s famous sunset bathe the caldera as you enjoy an evening picnic with fellow travellers – what could be better!
  • Get off the tourist trail with a stop in amorgos, where a striking 11th-century monastery built into a cliff offers breathtaking views of the aegean sea
  • Brush up on your history and mythology by touring the important archaeological sites of akrotiri and delos with local guides
  • Cross into turkey to tour the ruins of ephesus and discover the fascinating relics that remain of this vibrant ancient city including the temple of artemis, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world
Visits:
Akrotiri, Athens, Delos, Mykonos, Santorini, Ephesus, Greece, Turkey
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Turkey Explored

Topdeck
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12 days
$ 107 / day
$ 1,279
From : $ 1,727
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
Highlights
  • Walking tour of Istanbul
  • Visit Saklikent Gorge
  • Visit Pergamon
  • Visit the ancient Greek city of Ephesus
  • Visit the ruins at Hierapolis-Pamukkale
  • Gallipoli visit including Lone Pine, Chunuk Bair and ANZAC Cove
  • Visit Gordion, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
Visits:
Acropolis, Cappadocia, Ephesus, Istanbul, Topkapi Palace , Troy, Sofia, Turkey
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Wonders of Turkey (Winter 2019 2020)

11 days
$ 168 / day
$ 1,850
From : $ 2,498
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
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  • Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
    Highlights
    • Pamukkale: Head to a local organic farm where you will be treated to a Farm-to-Table lunch made with the fresh local produce.
    • Cappadocia: After dinner, enjoy a spectacular Sema performance of Whirling Dervishes at a 13th century Seljuk Caravanserai.
    • Istanbul: Toast the culmination of your travels with a lively Celebration Dinner at a local restaurant.
    • Dining Summary: 10 Breakfasts (B), 5 Dinners (D) and 3 Dinners with Wine (DW) all with tea or coffee.
    • Canakkale: The modern Kolin Hotel is located near the city centre and is right on the shores of the Dardanelles Straits. Facilities include a fitness center, Turkish bath, sauna, jacuzzis and pools.
    • Izmir: The Swissotel Buyuk Efes, Izmir is centrally located, offering spacious, comfortable rooms and luxury facilities.
    • Kusadasi: Enjoy stunning views of the Aegean Sea from the Charisma De Luxe Hotel. Facilities include a Turkish bath, sauna, indoor pool, fitness suite and massage center.
    • Cappadocia: At the Alfina Hotel Cappadocia, experience troglodyte life in a cave room with all the amenities of modern accommodation.
    • Gallipoli: Pay your respects at Anzac Cove and Lone Pine Cemetery.
    • Dardanelles: Enjoy a short voyage between continents from Europe to Asia.
    • Troy: Visit this ancient sight fabled to have been destroyed over love and view the huge reconstructed Trojan Horse.
    • Pergamon: Led by your Local Expert, visit Asklepion, one of the most famous shrines and therapeutic centres of the ancient world.
    • Izmir: Explore this city with your Travel Director.
    • Selçuk: Visit the Archaeological museum housing many of the artefacts from Ephesus.
    • Ephesus: Discover one of the world’s finest ancient sites. Led by your Local Expert, walk the Arcadian Way, see the Library of Celsus and Amphitheatre and visit the House of the Virgin Mary.
    • Pamukkale: See the cascading Cotton Castle of milky white travertine pools and the ancient ruin of Hierapolis.
    • Konya: Accompanied by your Local Expert, visit the beautiful Mevlana Tekke museum for an insight into the mystic Whirling Dervishes. See the Karatay Medrese and Ince Minaret.
    • Anatolia: Visit a well preserved Seljuk Caravanserai.
    • Cappadocia: Visit a Turkish Carpet centre.
    • Göreme: With your Local Expert, explore the underground cities, rock-cut churches, fairy-tale chimneys and the Pasabag Valley.
    • Avanos: Learn about pottery making.
    • Ankara: Discover the mysterious Hittite civilisation and visit the Mausoleum of Atatürk.
    • Istanbul: Visit the Blue Mosque and explore Hagia Sophia. With your Local Expert, gain an insight into the lives of the Ottoman Sultans during a private tour of the fabulous Topkapi Palace. Later, enjoy a relaxing cruise past Ottoman palaces, old mansions and fortresses. Visit the Hippodrome, see the Bosphorous and the Golden Horn. Then you are given a complete guide on how to haggle in the Grand Bazaar.
    • Scenic Drives: Enjoy the passing scenery as you travel past the Sea of Marmara, Peninusula of Gelibolu, Maeander River Valley and Urgup.
    Visits:
    Cappadocia, Ephesus, Istanbul, Turkey
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    Classical Turkey & the Greek Islands

    Peregrine Adventures
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    19 days
    $ 373 / day
    $ 7,491
    From : $ 9,565
    The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
    Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
    Physical Level : Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
    Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
    Highlights
    • Delve into one the greatest cities on earth as you explore the back streets and alleys of old istanbul then spend the night in the classic legacy ottoman hotel;  designed in 1911 styled as first turkish national architecture, also called ottoman revivalism (your feature stay hotel in turkey)
    • Visit two of the ancient wonders of the world; the last column of the temple of artemis and the mausoleum of halicarnassus
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    • Explore turkeys most elegant beachside resort town; bodrum with its white plastered walls and stylish café culture it is the place to see and be seen.
    • Step back in time at ephesus, where the greco-roman world still feels very much alive. this is one of the best preserved classical cities in all of europe and yet to be completely excavated
    • Wander through the valleys of the surreal landscape of cappadocia and visit an underground city 
    • Step back in time as you explore vamos, a 12th-century hill village steeped in tradition and medieval history
    • Enjoy a sunset picnic overlooking the caldera away from the crowds. indulge in local cheese, ham and bread, all complimented by a local grape variety and a world-class view.
    • Take part in an athenian feast in the pulsing psiri neighbourhood in greece's capital.
    • Enjoy three nights of excellent cretan hospitality at the halepa hotel in chania. this gorgeous neoclassical building was used as the british embassy in the 1800s
    • Take guided hikes through some of greece most staggering landscapes, such as santorini's famed caldera
    • Stopover at a local tavern in the village of vamos and enjoy a typical greek moment with meze, a meal shared around the table, done for centuries by the locals. clink glasses with the locals and wash it all down with the traditional local white spirit raki.
    Visits:
    Bodrum, Cappadocia, Crete, Delos, Heraklion, Istanbul, Mykonos, Santorini, Athens, Ephesus, Antalya, Çanakkale, Troy, Greece, Turkey
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    87 Ephesus Tour Reviews - Summary 98% Recommend

    4.7 out of 5
    Excellent 64
    Great 20
    Average 2
    Disappointing 1
    Terrible 0
    Value
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    Guide
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    Activities
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    Lodging
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    Transportation
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    Meals
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    Spectacular Greece was Spectacular

    5.0
    • Value 5.0
    • Guide 5.0
    • Activities 5.0
    • Lodging 5.0
    • Transportation 5.0
    • Meals 5.0

    This was our 3rd trip with smarTours, and we have enjoyed every one of them. We experienced a wonderful variety of sites. There was so much to see and do on this trip. Our guides were excellent, and our tour directors, Granville and Elena, both deserve special kudos for their breadth of knowledge and for making this trip so memorable.

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    Highlights of Turkey

    5.0
    • Value 5.0
    • Guide 5.0
    • Activities 5.0
    • Lodging 5.0
    • Transportation 5.0
    • Meals 5.0

    An excellent introduction to this large and fascinating country. The itinerary allowed us to get a real flavour of the history, archaeology and topography. The sites and ordering of the stop-overs were excellently chosen.
    Having been steeped in ancient history from an early age I was amazed to find myself in Troy and to realise that it was a very small small acropolis but with great influence both geographically and historically.

    I have been on many Exodus trips and generally have admired the leaders. This time though, Tolga excelled all my previous experience. Knowledgeable and caring about his country and caring of his guests ---and a gastronome who led us to all the best eateries [all Exodus clients seem ready for the next meal].

    Do take the trip. One tip is that in terms of cash, it is better to put money into your back account at home and to use the many ATM's available everywhere. There are far more ATM's [and they are open all hours of course] than there are exchange outlets.

    Exodus are so reliable-- trustworthy in all circumstances. On this trip we had to be diverted because of unrest in Ankara and it happened calmly, seamlessly and very satisfactorily.

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    Operator Exodus Travels

    My Absolute Turkey tour was wonderful

    5.0
    • Value 5.0
    • Guide 5.0
    • Activities 5.0
    • Lodging 5.0
    • Transportation 5.0
    • Meals 5.0

    My Absolute Turkey tour was wonderful! It had everything, from hot air ballooning in Cappadocia to to pottery workshops and relaxing by the beach. A great mix of activities and incredible historic sites. The homestay and meals with local Turkish families was a highlight, experiencing the food and conversation of daily life of the Turkish people, and feeling so welcome in this far off land!

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    Operator G Adventures

    Our Best Turkey Tour!

    5.0
    • Value 5.0
    • Guide 5.0
    • Activities 5.0
    • Lodging 5.0
    • Transportation 5.0
    • Meals 5.0

    We enjoyed the 8 days we had in Turkey. This tour company had Ms Yesim organize our hotels, domestic flights, transfers and tours. Everything was fixed up so nicely for us. Lunch was included most days and breakfast in hotels they booked. I would just suggest the Basilica Cistern be included in Istanbul tour because it was certainly worth the short visit. The days are not packed with too many sights so you have time to relax. Ms Yesim replied so quickly and even let us know when flight is delayed. Highly recommend!

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    Operator Ada Vegas Travel

    The best of Turkey

    4.0
    • Value 4.0
    • Guide 4.0
    • Activities 4.0
    • Lodging 4.0
    • Transportation 4.0
    • Meals 4.0

    A diverse trip, packed with lots of places to see over 2 weeks, yet it didn't feel too rushed and we had more free time than I have had on other similar holidays.
    Too many to mention but Capadoccia, Ephesus and the underground city at Derinkuyu were all highlights. Istanbul is fascinating, with plenty to see and do and the hotel in Cunda was especially nice, with dinner on a private jetty.

    Fatih Develi was knowledgeable, calm and professional and went out of his way to arrange different things for us to see on the way, including a wine tasting, which everyone really enjoyed. He is passionate about his country and knows so much about its history and culture, there wasn't a question he couldn't answer - and we put him to the test!! We couldn't have asked for a better guide and our driver Mustafa was great too, always with a ready smile and there were some long drives.

    Spend extra time in Istanbul at the end of the holiday if you can, as there is so much to see there - a boat trip is definitely worth doing. Pack a good mix of clothes - in early September, it was hotter than expected, so take some things to layer up. A spare battery for your camera is also a good idea, one I wish I had had when my camera died while at Ephesus!

    Consider a change of hotel in Istanbul - all the hotels were good, but the Istanbul choice was probably everyone's least favourite. It would also be nice to go to more authentic Turkish restaurants in the evening, but depending on where you are, this is not always possible.

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    Operator Exodus Travels

    A good tour with sufficient variety to satisfy all

    4.0
    • Value 4.0
    • Guide 4.0
    • Activities 4.0
    • Lodging 4.0
    • Transportation 4.0
    • Meals 4.0

    A good tour with sufficient variety to satisfy all

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    Operator G Adventures

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