Ephesus and Pamukkale Guided Tour

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Ephesus and Pamukkale Tour 2 Days 1 Night from Istanbul by Plane

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Explore Ephesus & Pamukkale in 2 Days

Embark on a captivating journey through time and nature with the Istanbul Tourist Pass®'s Ephesus & Pamukkale Tour. This carefully crafted 2-day, 1-night adventure allows you to uncover the hidden treasures of Western Turkey, immersing yourself in the rich history and breathtaking landscapes that define this region. This amazing tour is presented with a great discount with your Pass!

About The Ephesus and Pamukkale Guided Tour

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Duration - 2 days 1 night trip

Instant confirmation - Requires reservation at least 48 hours in advance.

Guide - English

 

Highlights

Explore the well-preserved ruins of the Ancient City of Ephesus, including the Library of Celsus, the Great Theatre, and the Temple of Artemis.

Witness the surreal beauty of Pamukkale's travertine terraces, with cascading pools of crystal-clear waters.

Discover the religious significance of Hierapolis, with its fascinating Necropolis, Domitian Gate, and Main Street.

Optional visit to Cleopatra's Pool, where you can swim in mineral-rich waters surrounded by ancient ruins.

Knowledgeable English-speaking guides provide insights into the historical and cultural significance of each site.

Comfortable accommodation in a 3-star hotel in Selcuk or Kusadasi.

Convenient domestic flights between Istanbul and Denizli.

Private transfers for a seamless journey.

Scenic views of the Turkish countryside during domestic flights.

Create unforgettable memories immersed in the wonders of Ephesus and Pamukkale.

 

Includes

Domestic flight tickets (round trip) between Istanbul and Denizli.

Private transfers between the Istanbul hotel and the airport.

Regular group shuttle from Denizli Airport to Pamukkale.

2 days of regular Pamukkale & Ephesus tours with an English-speaking guide.

2 lunches provided during the tour.

1-night accommodation in a 3-star hotel in Kusadasi or Selcuk.

Transportation during the tours in an air-conditioned minibus.

 

Not Included

Beverages during lunch

Dinner

Cleopatra's Antique Pools entrance fee

Personal expenses

Tips (optional)

Entrance fees to attractions visited during the tour.

 

Enchanting Odyssey: Discover the Timeless Marvels of Ephesus & Pamukkale in 2 Days

Introducing the mesmerizing Ephesus & Pamukkale Tour, a 2-day, 1-night adventure that takes you on a remarkable journey through time and natural beauty. Departing from Istanbul by plane, this alternative tour offers a unique perspective on the historical and natural wonders of Western Turkey. Brace yourself for an unforgettable experience that will leave you enchanted and in awe.

Ephesus & Pamukkale Tour Itinerary:

The Istanbul Tourist Pass® offers a discounted Ephesus & Pamukkale Tour for 2 Days and 1 Night from Istanbul by plane. Here is the itinerary for the tour:

Day 1:

You will be picked up early in the morning from your hotel in Istanbul.

A private transfer will take you to the airport for your flight to Pamukkale.

Upon arrival at the airport, you will be transferred to the starting point of the tour.

The tour will include a visit to Pamukkale and Hierapolis, where you can explore attractions such as Hierapolis (Sacred City), Necropolis (Tumulus, sarcophagus, and house-shaped tombs), Domitian Gate, The Main Street, Byzantium Gate, Temple of Apollo, Plutonium Theatre, Travertines, and Cleopatra's Pool.

After the tour, you will be accommodated in Selcuk or Kusadasi.

Day 2:

You will be picked up around 08:30-09:00 am for the Ephesus Tour.

The tour will include a visit to the Ephesus Ancient City, where you can explore landmarks like the Temple of Artemis, The Library of Celsus, The Great Theatre, and The House of the Virgin Mary.

After the tour, you will be transferred to Izmir Airport for your flight back to Istanbul.

Upon arrival in Istanbul, a private transfer will take you to your hotel.


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Hours & Meeting

  • The tour starts with an early morning pick-up from your centrally located hotel in Istanbul.
  • Exact pick-up time will be provided during the confirmation process.
  • Participants are required to be ready in the hotel lobby at the designated pick-up time.
  • Pick-up service is available only from centrally located hotels in Istanbul.
  • The tour includes a private transfer to the airport for your domestic flight to Denizli.
  • Upon arrival at Denizli Airport, you will be greeted by the tour staff and transferred to the starting point of the tour.
  • The tour schedule will be provided, including the timing for visiting Ephesus, Pamukkale, and other attractions.
  • Lunch will be provided during the tour.
  • Accommodation for the night will be in a comfortable 3-star hotel in either Kusadasi or Selcuk.
  • The following day, you will be picked up around 08:30-09:00 am to continue the Ephesus tour.
  • The tour will cover key highlights of Ephesus, such as the Temple of Artemis, the Library of Celsus, the Great Theatre, and the House of Virgin Mary.
  • After the tour, you will be transferred to Izmir Airport for your return flight to Istanbul.
  • Upon arrival in Istanbul, a private transfer will take you back to your hotel.

How To Get There?

  • Please note that the exact hours and meeting details will be confirmed during the reservation process. It is recommended to make a reservation at least 48 hours in advance to secure your spot on the tour.

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Important Information

  • Reservation: It is required to make a reservation for the tour at least 48 hours in advance to secure your spot. Ensure you provide accurate information during the reservation process, including passport details.
  • Hotel Pick-up: The tour includes pick-up and drop-off services from centrally located hotels in Istanbul. The exact pick-up time will be provided during the confirmation process. Please be ready in the hotel lobby at the designated pick-up time.
  • Passport Details: During the reservation, you will be required to provide passport ID, full names, and dates of birth of all participants. It is crucial to provide accurate passport information, as any incorrect details may cause issues with domestic flights.
  • Flight Information: The tour includes domestic flight tickets between Istanbul and Denizli. The specific flight details will be provided during the confirmation process.
  • Accommodation: You will be accommodated in a comfortable 3-star hotel in either Kusadasi or Selcuk for one night. The hotel provides a bed and breakfast service.
  • Lunch: Two lunches are included during the tour. However, beverages during lunch are not included and will be served at an additional cost.
  • Entrance Fees: Entrance fees to the attractions visited during the tour are included in the tour price.
  • Exclusions: The tour does not include beverages during lunch, dinner, Cleopatra's Antique Pools entrance fee, personal expenses, and tips (which are optional).
  • Transportation: Transportation during the tour will be in an air-conditioned minibus.
  • Flight Transfers: Private transfers will be provided between your Istanbul hotel and the airport. Additionally, a regular group shuttle will transfer you from Denizli Airport to Pamukkale.
  • Meeting Point: The meeting point for the tour will be the reception area of your hotel.
  • Please ensure that you carefully review all the information provided during the reservation process and follow the instructions provided by the tour operator for a smooth and enjoyable experience.

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All About Ephesus and Pamukkale Guided Tour

Embark on a captivating journey through time and nature with the Istanbul Tourist Pass®'s discounted Ephesus & Pamukkale Tour. This carefully crafted 2-day, 1-night adventure allows you to uncover the hidden treasures of Western Turkey, immersing yourself in the rich history and breathtaking landscapes that define this region.

What to Expect from this Dreamy Tour?

Your adventure begins with an early morning pick-up from your hotel in Istanbul, where you'll be whisked away on a private transfer to the airport. Board a short domestic flight to Pamukkale, eagerly anticipating the wonders that await you. Upon arrival, you'll be greeted and transferred to the starting point of your tour, brimming with anticipation for what lies ahead.

First, immerse yourself in the surreal beauty of Pamukkale, a natural wonder that will leave you awestruck. Marvel at the cascading travertine terraces, resembling cotton castles, as the crystal-clear waters flow gracefully over them. The harmony of these picturesque pools creates a visual feast, and you'll have the opportunity to soak in their therapeutic waters. As you explore the ancient city of Hierapolis, discover its sacred significance and witness the remnants of temples and religious structures that once stood proudly. Uncover the secrets of the Necropolis, where tumulus, sarcophagi, and house-shaped tombs whisper tales of a bygone era. Walk through the Domitian Gate and along Main Street, transported back in time as you soak in the rich history of this extraordinary site. Don't forget to visit the Temple of Apollo and the legendary Plutonium Theatre before taking a dip in Cleopatra's Pool, an optional experience that beckons with its ancient allure.

As the day draws to a close, retreat to the charming towns of Selcuk or Kusadasi, where you'll find rest and comfort in a 3-star hotel. Reflect on the wonders you've witnessed, savoring the anticipation of the adventures that await you on the following day.

Day two begins with a morning pick-up, and you'll set off to explore the ancient city of Ephesus. Prepare to be transported back in time as you wander through the remarkable ruins, one of the seven wonders of the world. Behold the magnificent Temple of Artemis, once a grand testament to human ingenuity. Marvel at the grandeur of The Library of Celsus, a testament to architectural mastery. The Great Theatre will leave you in awe with its sheer size and historic significance, while The House of the Virgin Mary carries an air of tranquility and reverence.

As the tour concludes, you'll be transferred to Izmir Airport for your return flight to Istanbul. Sit back and reflect on the incredible experiences you've had, knowing that memories of ancient wonders and natural beauty will forever remain etched in your heart.

Throughout the tour, the Istanbul Tourist Pass® ensures your comfort and convenience. Domestic flight tickets, private transfers, accommodation, and lunches are all included, allowing you to focus solely on immersing yourself in the wonders around you. Expert English-speaking guides will accompany you, revealing the stories and legends that bring these ancient sites to life.

Come and discover the captivating allure of Pamukkale and Ephesus, where nature's wonders and ancient history intertwine. Uncover the secrets of Western Turkey, embracing the past while embracing the beauty of the present. With the Istanbul Tourist Pass®, embark on an unforgettable journey that will leave you forever changed.

Wonders of Western Turkey!

Ephesus:

Step into the ancient city of Ephesus and be transported back in time. Explore the magnificent ruins that once stood as a thriving metropolis, including the iconic Library of Celsus with its grand façade, the awe-inspiring Great Theatre that echoes with ancient performances, and the Temple of Artemis, a testament to the city's rich religious history. Discover the intricate architecture, walk along the well-preserved marble streets, and immerse yourself in the fascinating stories of this remarkable UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Pamukkale:

Prepare to be mesmerized by the surreal beauty of Pamukkale, a natural wonder like no other. Marvel at the cascading travertine terraces, formed by the flow of mineral-rich thermal waters over thousands of years, creating a mesmerizing white landscape that resembles cotton or a frozen waterfall. Take off your shoes and walk on the warm, calcium-rich terraces as you soak in the rejuvenating waters. Pamukkale is also home to the ancient city of Hierapolis, where you can explore ancient ruins, including the grand necropolis, the sacred Temple of Apollo, and the Roman Theater.

Temple of Artemis:

Witness the remnants of the legendary Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Marvel at the colossal columns that once adorned this sacred site, dedicated to the Greek goddess of the hunt. Though largely in ruins, the grandeur of this temple can still be imagined, evoking a sense of awe and reverence for the past.

Library of Celsus:

Stand in awe before the magnificent Library of Celsus, an architectural masterpiece that has become an iconic symbol of Ephesus. Admire the intricately carved façade, the elegant statues, and the grandeur of the two-story structure. Imagine the wealth of knowledge that once resided within these walls and appreciate the significance of this ancient center of learning.

Great Theatre:

Enter the grand amphitheater of Ephesus, the Great Theatre, where ancient performances once captivated audiences. Marvel at its sheer size, capable of accommodating up to 25,000 spectators. Stand on the same stage where renowned actors and orators once commanded attention, and let your imagination transport you to the glory days of this vibrant city.

Hierapolis:

Explore the ancient city of Hierapolis, a sacred site renowned for its healing waters. Wander through the well-preserved ruins, including the striking necropolis with its impressive tombs, the Domitian Gate, and the ancient streets that reveal the city's layout. Discover the ancient theater, the Temple of Apollo, and take a dip in Cleopatra's Pool, a thermal spring said to have been enjoyed by the legendary queen herself.

These remarkable destinations offer a glimpse into the rich history, architectural wonders, and natural beauty of Western Turkey. Each place holds its own allure and stories, inviting visitors to embark on a captivating journey of exploration and discovery.

Tour Itinerary: Ephesus & Pamukkale Tour (2 Days, 1 Night)

Day 1:

  • Early morning pick-up from your centrally located hotel in Istanbul.
  • Private transfer to the airport for your domestic flight to Denizli.
  • Upon arrival at Denizli Airport, meet your guide and start the tour.
  • Visit the ancient city of Ephesus, where you'll explore remarkable ruins, including the Library of Celsus, the Great Theatre, and the Temple of Artemis.
  • Enjoy a delicious lunch during the tour.
  • After exploring Ephesus, continue to Pamukkale.
  • Visit Pamukkale's surreal travertine terraces, known as the Cotton Castle, and take off your shoes to walk on the warm, calcium-rich terraces.
  • Discover the ancient city of Hierapolis, exploring the grand necropolis, the Temple of Apollo, and the Roman theater.
  • Check-in to a comfortable 3-star hotel in Kusadasi or Selcuk for an overnight stay.
  • Evening at leisure to relax and explore the local area on your own.

Day 2:

  • Enjoy breakfast at the hotel.
  • Pick-up from the hotel around 08:30-09:00 am to continue the tour.
  • Visit the House of the Virgin Mary, a sacred site believed to be the final resting place of the Virgin Mary.
  • Explore more of Ephesus, discovering additional highlights and gaining deeper insights into the ancient city.
  • Enjoy another delightful lunch during the tour.
  • After the tour, transfer to Izmir Airport for your return flight to Istanbul.
  • Upon arrival in Istanbul, a private transfer will take you back to your hotel.
  • End of the tour.

Note: The itinerary is subject to change based on weather conditions, availability, and the discretion of the tour operator. The exact timings and sequence of the tour will be provided during the confirmation process.

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Ephesus and Pamukkale Guided Tour Frequently Asked Questions

What is the recommended timeframe to make a reservation?

It is advised to make a reservation at least 48 hours in advance to secure your spot on the tour. This allows ample time for the tour operator to make necessary arrangements.

What should I bring with me on the tour?

It is recommended to bring comfortable walking shoes, a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, and a bottle of water. Additionally, don't forget to bring your camera to capture the incredible sights during the tour.

Are meals included in the tour?

Two lunches are included during the tour. However, beverages during lunch are not included and will be served at an additional cost. Dinner is not included in the tour package.

Is there free time to explore on our own during the tour?

While the tour follows a planned itinerary, there may be some free time during the day, especially in the evenings. You can utilize this time to explore the local area, relax, or engage in optional activities.

Are tips included in the tour price?

Tips for guides and drivers are not included in the tour price. Giving tips is optional and depends on your satisfaction with the services provided.

Can I join the tour if I have mobility issues or require special assistance?

It is recommended to inform the tour operator in advance if you have any mobility issues or require special assistance. They will do their best to accommodate your needs and ensure a comfortable experience.

Can I visit Cleopatra's Pool during the tour?

Cleopatra's Pool visit is optional and not included in the tour price. If you wish to visit Cleopatra's Pool, there may be an additional entrance fee.

What happens if there are flight delays or cancellations?

In the event of flight delays or cancellations, the tour operator will make necessary arrangements to adjust the itinerary or provide alternative options. They will communicate with you directly to minimize any inconvenience caused.

Is the tour suitable for children?

Yes, the tour is suitable for children. However, please consider the duration of the tour, the amount of walking involved, and the historical nature of the sites when deciding if it is suitable for younger children.

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