3-Days Tour of Ephesus & Pamukkale (Tour starts from Istanbul and ends in Kusadasi or Izmir)

$460.00 per person

Embark on a swift 3-day expedition from Istanbul to explore Ephesus and Pamukkale. Immerse yourself in the historical wonders of Ephesus and revel in the breathtaking natural landscapes of Pamukkale, all in the company of a knowledgeable, licensed English-speaking tour guide. Departing from Istanbul, this tour concludes in either Kusadasi or Izmir, ensuring a memorable and comprehensive experience.

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Day 1: Fly from Istanbul to Izmir – Ephesus Tour

You will be picked up from your hotel in Istanbul around 4:00 am and will be transferred to the domestic airport for your flight from Istanbul to Izmir between 6:00 – 7:30 am. Upon arrival at Izmir airport, you will be picked up and transferred to Selçuk. In Selçuk, you will meet your professional tour guide to begin your full-day tour of Ephesus. You will first visit the Temple of Artemis which was once one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world. Next, you will visit the world famous ancient the Greco-Roman City of Ephesus, the most well-preserved example in the world. After visiting this impressive site, you will have a break for lunch. After lunch, you will visit the House of the Virgin Mary, where it is believed she spent her last days. This is a holy place for both Christians and Muslims. Afterwards you will visit the Isabey Mosque. Next, you will be taken to the Sirince Village; which is an old Greek village and is well-know for its quaint beauty and wine tasting and production. Here you will have one hour free to explore on your own without a guide the different foods and wines of the area and visit various small traditional village shops. After the tour, you will be transferred to your hotel in Kusadasi for check-in.

  • Overnight in Kusadasi
  • Included Meal(s): Lunch
  • Accommodation: Derici Hotel OR Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel OR Efe Boutique Hotel or similar (Standard quality)

Day 2: Pamukkale and Hierapolis Tour

After breakfast around 8:00 am, you will be picked up from your Kusadasi hotel and taken to the meeting point in Selcuk to join the full group. You will then be driven by road for approximately 3 hours starting around 8:30 am to travel from Selcuk to Pamukkale. En route to Pamukkale after 1.5 hours, there will be a 10-minute stop for a restroom break. Upon arrival around 11:45 am, the group will be taken to have lunch and after lunch at around 1:00 pm, the group will begin a guided tour of the Pamukkale and Hierapolis area with a professional licensed tour guide. In Pamukkale, you will see the Cotton Cliffs, one of the natural wonders of the world formed by deposits of calcareous salts. Also, you will visit the ancient ruins of the City of Hierapolis with its basilica, theatre, and Roman Baths. At the end of the guided tour, you will have some free time to explore the area on your own. As an option, you may choose to swim in the Pamukkale antique pools (at your own expense) during this free time. The tour guide will inform you about the exact meeting point and time. At the end of the tour around approximately 4:00 pm, you will be dropped off at your hotel in Kusadasi at around 7:30 pm.

  • Overnight in Kusadasi
  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast and Lunch
  • Accommodation: Derici Hotel OR Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel OR Efe Boutique Hotel or similar (Standard quality)

Day 3: Kusadasi – Hotel check-out and End of Service

After breakfast, you will check out of your hotel from Kusadasi at around 11:00 am. After check out, we can drop you off at the Kusadasi / Izmir bus station, Kusadasi port or Izmir airport. You can let us know if you need to be dropped off after check out.

  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast
  • Accommodation: No accommodation is included on this day.

INCLUDED in the Tour Price:

  • All transfers as mentioned in this itinerary
  • One-way flight from Istanbul to Izmir airport.
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation.
  • English speaking guide during the tours.
  • Meals mentioned in the itinerary as specified (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch)
  • Visits and entrances fees as indicated in the itinerary
  • Local taxes and service charges.

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Flight ticket from Izmir to Istanbul.
  • Optional tours mentioned in the program, they will be provided at an additional cost.
  • Services not mentioned in the program.
  • Drinks with meals.
  • Travel insurance (recommended).

IMPORTANT INFO:

  • This is a regular group tour, but if requested at cost can be provided as a private tour
  • The regular group tour has shopping stops included in the tour
  • You can swim in the Antique pool in Pamukkale. However, please note that there is an extra charge that you will have to pay directly at your own expense before entry to the pools. This entrance fee to the pools is not covered as part of your tour. Please note that you must bring your own towel, swimsuit etc. if you need to use the pools.

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