Ephesus | Pamukkale Tour by Plane Overview
Witness one of Turkey’s greatest natural wonders and its most iconic archaeological site on this pleasant 2-day Tour from Istanbul. Travel by plane and meet an expert guide, and visit Ephesus, one of the Mediterranean’s best-preserved ancient cities. Marvel at timeworn monuments including the Library of Celsus and tread marble-paved streets once crowded with toga-wearing Romans. Then, admire the snow-white, calcified terraces and pools of Pamukkale, and roam the remains of Hierapolis, an ancient spa city built above. Overnight accommodation, transport and two lunch included on this must-do tour.
- Flight 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 their hotel and transferred to the airport. Guests fly to Izmir from Istanbul. 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 rude 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 citizens of the city. The tour also includes the house of the Virgin Mary, a small house in the Solmissos Mountains known 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 grounds 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 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 completion of this tour, guests are transferred to Izmir Airport and fly to Istanbul. Guests met upon landing in Istanbul and transferred to their hotel.
- Can be customized according to your wishes
- This tour is available all year round.
- There is no hidden cost.
- Departs daily
- Single supplement + % 15