Ephesus and Pamukkale tour from Istanbul
Day 1: Ephesus Tour(*L)
Pick up from your hotel at 05:00-05:15am we pick you up from your hotel in Istanbul and transfer to Ataturk Airport to take a flight (1hour) to Izmir from domestic terminal where you will do self check-in according to your flight time with your e-ticket just presenting your passport. On arrival in Izmir, you will be transferred to our agency and start full day tour of Ephesus tour with your guide joining your group. You will start your visit with one of the 7 wonders of ancient world; Artemis temple, city ruins of Ephesus as Hadrian Temple, Celcius library, theater, hamams, passing through old harbour path. Then you will feel the holy atmosphere of exceptional Isabey Mosque. You will have your lunch in a traditional Turkish restaurant.
In the afternoon you will visit House of Virgin Mary where she spent her last 5 years, which is recognized by Vatican as pilgrimage destination for Christians, visited by Pope Leo XII and Benedict XVI.
Please note: The tour ends approximately at 4.00pm. You will be treated to an optional leather fashion show, please inform your guide if you are not interested then you will be dropped back to hotel.
End of the day transfer back to hotel and overnight stay in Kusadasi.
(Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel o Efe Boutique Hotel)
Day 2: Pamukkale and Hierapolis Tour(*B *L)
Around 08:00-08;30 am we will pick you up from your hotel and join your group for full day tour of Pamukkale meaning "cotton castle" in Turkish, is a natural site contains hot springs and travertines, terraces of carbonate minerals left by the flowing water with its temperate climate for most of the year. We will also visit the ancient city Hierapolis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The hot springs there have been used as a spa since the 2nd century BC, and people came to soothe their ailments, with many of them retiring or dying here. The large Necropolis is filled with sarcophagi, including the Sarcophagus of Marcus Aurelius. You will have also the chance to swim in Cleopatra Swimming Pool.
You are going to have your lunch in a traditional Turkish restaurant. End of the tour we will transfer to Cardak Airport to take the flight (1hour 15min) to Istanbul. After arrival you will be transferred to your hotel in Istanbul.
End of our service.
Important notice :
Prices are per person in double-twin or triple shared room.
Solo traveler should pay 15% extra for single supplement.
In Ephesus summers are dry and very hot, so put a lot of sun creme and wide hat or sun protect umbrella.
Winters are rainy but not so cold, you will need raincoat or umbrella.
Pamukkale has more or less the same conditions but do not forget to bring your swimming suit to swim in thermal pools.
Per person 299 USD with credit card and 285 USD for cash payment
- Hotels with breakfast
- Bus transfersdomestic flights
- Airport transfers mentioned on the itinerary
- Lunch on tours
- Entrance fees for sights and museums mentioned on the itinerary
- Professional English speaking guide
- Personal expenses
- Drink during lunch
- Medical insurance
- Tip to guide and driver
- Cleopatra swimming pool entrance