Pamukkale Ephesus Tour Overview
See the best part of Turkey on this ultimate 2 day, tour from Istanbul! Visit the country’s cultural capital– Istanbul – to see its top attractions like and enjoy day trips to historic sites like Ephesus and Hierapolis. See astounding rock formations at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Pamukkale. With plus one nights of 4-star accommodation included, this tour enables you to see Turkey’s impressive highlights with ease and comfort..
- Bus tickets mentioned in the itinerary.
- Accommodation mentioned in the itinerary.
- All tours with transportation, lunch and entrance fees.
- All tours with professional tour guide, Full travel insurance, All domestic taxes.
What is not Included
- Drinks with meals (except the drinks served with breakfast)
- Any tips to guide, driver or staff at hotels.
- Items of a personal nature
- Medical services.
Guests will be collected from Before Travel Office and transferred to the bus station. Guests travel to Izmir from Istanbul via an overnight bus.
Upon arrival, you will be transported to the office in Ephesus. You will enter the ancient site at the Magnesia Gate and begin a slow walk downhill, being guided through the ruins if the Roman provincial capital. The tour makes its way past the amazing features of Ephesus including the Odem, the Celsius Library, the Temple of Hadrian, the Fountain of Trajan and the Great Theatre. The theatre, which had seating for 25,000, is the site where St. Paul preached to the inhabitnts of the city. The tour also includes the house of the Virgin Mary, a small house in the Solmissos Mountains recognised by the Vatican as her final resting place. Another attraction is the Temple of Artemis, known as one the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Today the foundations of this marvellous construction from the Hellenistic Age remain. At the end of the tour, guests are transferred to their hotel in Kusadası or Selcuk.
Guests are picked up from their hotel to take a 3-4 hour journey to Pamukkale. You can see this phenomenal site well before you arrive in the village below. The water from these springs have a high mineral content (chalk, limestone and travertine) that cascading down the mountain, giving rise to the complexion of the mountains; resembling a frozen waterfall. The water contains a large amount of hydrogen carbonate and calcium, which results in the precipitation of calcium bi-carbonate. The combination of these elements attributes to the surreal landscape at Pamukkale as well as its place on the World Heritage list. Long before this listing, the Romans recognised the appeal of the area, building the spa city Hierapolis. At the end of this tour, guests are transported to the bus station for an overnight journey to Istanbul or another destination.
- Can be customized according to your wishes
- This tour is available all year round.
- There is no hidden cost.
- Departs daily
- Single supplement + % 15