Ephesus is the best-preserved Roman city in the Mediterranean region and it is one of Turkey’s most popular historical places with departure from Izmir Port
Extra Tour Details
- Type: Regular
- Season: Every day departure (All year round)
- Departure point: Izmir Port
- Ending point: Izmir Port
- Duration: 7 hours
- Regular transfer
- English Guide
Good to know
- Please wear comfortable clothes, a hat, and shoes
- Take your camera (without professional equipment)
- Use sunglasses and suncream
- Clients must be ready 15 minutes before the exact pickup time given by the tour guide.
- Please always take all passports with you during the tour.
- By some problems or delays don’t hesitate to get in touch with us directly!
Begin your guided tour with a comfortable drive to Ephesus, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with an incredible history. Ninety minutes are allocated for a comprehensive walking tour of this momentous city. Built in the 10th century B.C., Ephesus contains the largest collection of Roman ruins in the Eastern Mediterranean region. Famed for the Temple of Artemis, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, this historic city has plenty of sights to offer to the eager eye.
Beginning at the Magnesia Gate, pass by historic buildings and sculptures as you walk along Arcadia Way, a beautiful marble street stretching from the city’s harbor to The Great Theater. Feel history come to life knowing past citizens and famous figures like Marc Antony and Cleopatra traveled down the same path thousands of years ago.
Walk by the Library of Celsus, built-in 125 AD, where an extravagant entrance once leads to nearly 12,000 scrolls. Another highlight on your walk is The Baths of Scholastica, an area used by former citizens to bathe, socialize, and discuss current events and important daily topics. The most grandiose attraction in Ephesus is The Great Theater, a massive 25,000-seat venue. Sixty rows of seats spanning three sections face a striking 60-foot stage. The theater was once used for concerts and plays, as well as philosophical discussions and even gladiator fights.
As your walking tour of Ephesus continues, enjoy fascinating stories about Alexander the Great, the Virgin Mary, and other famous figures who walked down the same marble streets.
This combination tour from Izmir continues with a short scenic drive to Kusadasi, a resort town that offers both ancient and modern attractions. Nestled on the coast, Kusadasi is a popular destination for travelers from around the world. After your tour of Kusadasi, you’ll head to a scenic park for a savory lunch, included in your tour price. Enjoy a mixture of hot and cold appetizers, seasonal salads, and the main course, Turkish pastries, and fresh fruit. Water, tea, and coffee are also provided. Additional snacks and beverages are available for purchase.
Following your return trip to the port, you have the option to end your tour with an interesting Turkish carpet demonstration. If you prefer to not participate in the carpet demonstration, you can explore the variety of nearby shops filled with jewelry, carpets, leatherwear, copper goods, and refreshing beverages.
Included and Excluded Services
- • Admission fees to attractions
- • All sightseeing mentioned in the itinerary
- • Lunch at a local restaurant
- • Transfer service from port and back
- • Land transportation by air-conditioned non-smoking vehicle
- • Guide
- • Beverage during the tour
- • Tips to the guide&driver(optional)
- • Personal expenses
Please fill out the booking request form. Our team will get back to you within 4 hours. The tour will be confirmed by the Moonstar Tour sales department at the reception of the online booking or online payment. Please provide always all the correct information for easy processing.
One thing that sets us apart from other tour operators is that we’ve built our own packages and tours. Many agencies force you to deal with multiple people during the booking and holiday process, which makes it impersonal. Moonstar Tour Team will deal with you from beginning to end.
At Moonstartour, we strive to earn repeat business from you! From our travelers, we love that they recommend us to their friends and family. All referrals are extremely valuable to us and we know that we have to work diligently to deserve them.
For Direct Customers
There are so many adventures waiting for you, by reservation, 30% of the total cost is due once the trip and cost have been approved by both parties. The full amount may also be paid at this time. The remaining balance is due upon arrival/check-in. This applies to any of the seasons and guarantees the trip.
For Travel Agencies
Moonstar Tour requires full payment of the tour at the time of reservation once the trip and cost have been approved by both Moonstar Tour and the Travel Agency. This applies to any of the seasons and guarantees the blocking of the trip.
The deadline for canceling a reservation is as follows:
If payment is made and the customer, due to outside circumstances, cannot make the trip, the reservation can be postponed, without penalty charges, and can be rescheduled at a later date. No changes can be made to the original reservation upon rescheduling.
Deadlines for cancellation with a refund: One (1) week prior to the date of your tour
Last Minute Cancelations
Full payments or deposits will not be reimbursed for last-minute cancellations by either direct customers or travel agencies.
In the event of a No-Show by either a Direct Customer or Travel Agency, no refund shall be given.
In case of fortuitous events or Acts of God, management will assess the situation and decide upon a course of action. If a reimbursement or discount is agreed upon, the amount will return within the time specified by management. The Direct Customer or Travel Agency is responsible for all/any bank charge that may apply to the transaction.
Reservations will be guaranteed within the down payment for Direct Customers or full payment for Travel Agencies. We accept electronic money transfers, bank deposits, and all major credit cards including Visa, MasterCard, American Express, JCB, Discover, and Diners Club.
Payment can be made by sending a scanned copy or clear photo of the deposit slip to [email protected] / [email protected] or WhatsApp at +905496426422 along with the following information:
Company Name or Individual holder of the reservation
Names of those in party
NIT or identity card
City of issue of the document
After verifying the information, our sales staff will book the reservation.
For reservations during High Season, fifteen (15) business days are required to allow for payment processing after the final quote is agreed upon.
For reservations during the Low Season, five (5) business days are required to allow for payment processing after the final quote is agreed upon.
All confirmed reservations with our office, for both Travel Agencies and Direct Customers, will be sent an e-mail containing the trip description, the total cost with the down payment reflected, and a copy of our company policy in regards to cancellation, no show, date changes, etc.
The process for refunding a deposit is as follows:
In the event of a refund, the Direct Customer or Travel Agency is responsible for covering any bank charges. 10% of the total payment will be withheld to cover this cost.
The Customer or Travel Agency must submit a written request for a refund along with the reason(s) for the reservation cancellation. Please specify the account number to which the money shall be refunded and the name under which the reservation was made.
Please allow 5 to 8 business days to process the refund request.
If the cancellation of the reserve corresponds to an event, it will be done according to the specifications and conditions agreed by both parties in the contract.
Moonstar Tour uses Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager. This means through these tools personal data such as Cookies and Usage Data are gathered for site performance and usage purposes. This data is anonymous and we do not personally store or sell any data collected through the use of these Google Products.