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Ephesus Day Trip from Bodrum Including Lunch

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Bodrum City, Turkey

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icon12 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks provided for travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Overview

Discover the ancient city of  Ephesus on this full-day trip departing from Bodrum. A comfortable air-conditioned coach takes you from your modern Bodrum hotel back in time 2,000 years, after a stop for breakfast (own expense). Your expert guide leads you through historic ancient Roman sights like the Temple of Hadrian, Library of Celsus and the Great Theatre. Enjoy lunch, included on the tour. This tour is great for history buffs and novices alike.
  • Full-day trip to Ephesus from Bodrum with an expert guide
  • Explore the best-preserved ancient city in the eastern Mediterranean
  • Walk marble-paved streets once trodden by toga-clad Romans
  • Ogle the magnificent Library of Celsus, the Great Theatre and site of the Temple of Artemis
  • See the shells of long-ago shops, baths and houses
  • Discover enthralling facts about the city from your guide
  • Enjoy a delicious buffet lunch at a local restaurant
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Driver/guide
Lunch
Breakfast
Food and drinks, unless specified

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
BITEZ, BODRUM, BODRUM ICMELER, GUMBET, GUMUSLUK, GUNDOGAN, TURGUTREIS, TURKBUKU, YALIKAVAK, TORBA

Departure Time

7:00 AM
Begin your journey back in time to ancient Ephesus with a convenient pickup from your central Bodrum hotel. Hop aboard your comfortable air-conditioned coach and make a pitstop for breakfast (own expense), then admire Turkey’s stunning scenery on your 2.5-hour travels to Ephesus. As one of Turkey’s finely preserved ancient cities, and one of the most pristine regions in Turkey, this is a must-see for anyone visiting the area. 

When you arrive, follow your guide into the heart of Ephesus. Here, gawk at the grand Greco-Roman site that was once a bustling city and one of the greatest trading posts in ancient times. As many as 50,000 people lived in Ephesus during its prime. 

Learn intriguing facts from your knowledgeable guide as you stroll the marble streets and stop at the Library of Celsus, one of the largest libraries in the ancient world, as well as the Great Theatre at Agora, the Fountain of Trajan, Temple of Hadrian and Odeon. See the bones of old shops, bathhouses and temples, such as the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

You’ll enjoy three hours of touring Ephesus, then break at a restaurant for a tasty buffet lunch (included) with a selection of salads, fruits, main dishes and desserts (drinks are available at your own expense). 

On the ride back to Bodrum, stop at a jewelry store to peruse the selection and see how Turkey’s fine gems and stones are crafted into works of art. Enjoy a brief respite for refreshments (own expense). Relax on the remainder of your ride and then de-board the bus at your hotel, where you tour ends.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Ancient City of Ephesus
Start your tour in the early morning with a pickup from your centrally located Bodrum hotel. Board your air-conditioned coach and after a stop for breakfast (own expense), drive to Ephesus, the best-preserved ancient city in the eastern Mediterranean, roughly a 2.5-hour journey away. On arrival, enjoy a guided tour of this spectacular Greco-Roman site. Laid into a valley, this once-flourishing city became one of Rome’s greatest trading centers around the 2nd century BC, when it was believed to have been home to as many as 50,000 people. Listen to revealing facts from your guide as you view everything from semi-intact shops and houses to the bathhouse. Then, gape at the magnificent façade of the Library of Celsus, one of the ancient world’s largest libraries, and once home to 12,000 scrolls. Imagine the cries of long-dead stallholders at the Agora, and gaze at the spectacular Great Theatre, where plays and events were staged. Other relics to note are those of the Fountain of Trajan, Odeon and Temple of Hadrian. You’ll also view the remnants of the Temple of Artemis, a once-mighty temple that was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. After around three hours, leave Ephesus and visit a restaurant for an included buffet lunch of salads, main dishes and desserts. Drinks are also available at your own expense. Later, drive back to Bodrum, with a stop at a jewelry center on route to see how Turkey’s classic jewelry is made. After another stop for refreshments (own expense) along the way, your tour ends with an early evening drop-off at your hotel in Bodrum.
Duration: 4 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Photo’s and CD’s are being sold by independent photographers. Please take their contact number as we are not in contact with them. Please also check the CD’s if they are the right one while you recieve.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 45 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Arbek Travel

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Ephesus Day Trip from Bodrum Including Lunch?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by Ephesus Day Trip from Bodrum Including Lunch.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Ephesus Day Trip from Bodrum Including Lunch?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Ephesus Day Trip from Bodrum Including Lunch.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Ephesus Day Trip from Bodrum Including Lunch?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Ephesus Day Trip from Bodrum Including Lunch.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Ephesus Day Trip from Bodrum Including Lunch?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Ephesus Day Trip from Bodrum Including Lunch.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Ephesus Day Trip from Bodrum Including Lunch?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 45 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Ephesus Day Trip from Bodrum Including Lunch.

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excellent guide! but poorly overall...
Christian B
, Aug 2015
excellent guide! but poorly overall tour organisation.
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Without detracting from the...
Ruth-Ellen M
, May 2015
Without detracting from the magnificence of Ephesus at all, unfortunately this tour was very disappointing. Marketed as a full day tour of Ephesus, we spent more time at various money-spinning locations a jewellery factory, specialty food store, lunch, and a mosque, than actually at Ephesus. The tour guide was belligerent, disinterested, smoking and talking on his phone during presentations and going into roped off areas at Ephesus. He treated us like children. I will definitely be back to Ephesus in the future, but will research my tour much more carefully.
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MarieCastellfa
, Oct 2019
El guía muy buena pk habla varios idiomas....y el pobre le tocó ....todo los rusos franceses españoles..... inglés....pero la organización de viator un desastre.....
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