Duration: 2 Days
Departure: Istanbul Port or Airport or Hotel
Visiting: The Temple of Artemis, The Ancient City of Ephesus, Celsus Library, The Temple of Hadrian, The Trajan Fountain, Great Theatre, The House of Virgin Mary, The Isabey Mosque, Hierapolis, Cotton Cliffs
Highlights: The Temple of Artemis, The Ancient City of Ephesus, Celsus Library, The Temple of Hadrian, The Trajan Fountain, Great Theatre, The House of Virgin Mary, The Isabey Mosque, Hierapolis, Cotton Cliffs.
Day 1: Flight to Izmir, Full Day Ephesus Tour with overnight in Kusadasi
Your 2 Day Ephesus & Pamukkale Tour from Istanbul will begin with an early morning flight from Istanbul to Izmir airport. Upon arrival at the airport you will be transferred to Ephesus where you will meet your professional tour guide to begin your 2 Day Ephesus & Pamukkale Tour from Istanbul.
First you will visit The Temple of Artemis, which once was one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world. Then you will visit the world famous ancient Greco-Roman City of Ephesus, the most well preserved example in the world. You will be able to explore the ruins of Ephesus while strolling past the Celsus Library, the Temple of Hadrian, and the Trajan Fountain and be able to visit the Great Theater where Paul preached to the Ephesians. After visiting this impressive site, you will have a lunch break. After lunch, you will visit The House of Virgin Mary, where it is believed she spent her last days. This is a holy place for both Christians and Muslims. Next you will visit the Ephesus Archeological Museum to see findings of Ephesus excavations. You will also visit on this tour the ─░sabey Mosque, one of the oldest and most impressive works of architectural art in Turkey. After the tour, you will be transferred to your hotel in Kusadasi for check-in. Your dinner tonight will be at the hotel. Overnight in Kusadasi.
Day 2: Full Day Pamukkale & Hierapolis Tour, Flight to Istanbul
Enjoy your breakfast & then check-out of your hotel in Kusadasi. Around 08:00 am you will be picked up from your hotel for Full day tour of Pamukkale & Hierapolis. In Pamukkale, you will see the Cotton Cliffs, one of the natural wonders of the world formed by deposits of calcareous salts. Also visit the ancient ruins of the City of Hierapolis with its basilica ,theatre and Roman Baths. After the tour, you will be transferred from Pamukkale to Denizli/Izmir Airport for your flight to Istanbul.END OF SERVICES.
Please note: You can swim in the thermal pools in Pamukkale. However, please note that there is an extra charge that you will have to pay directly while there before entry to the pools…
– Licensed professional guide in English or other preferred language for all sightseeing.
– Air-conditioned luxury vehicle with a professional driver
– Pick-up and drop-off service
– Entrance fees to museums and sites according to the above itinerary
– Two way flight tickets from Istanbul to Izmir and Izmir to Istanbul
– Both transfers from hotel to airport and airport to hotel.
– One night accommodation
– Gratuities to guide and driver
– Items of a personal nature
– Any items not specifically mentioned as included
To bring a camera, a sunhat, and to prefer comfortable walking shoes are highly recommended.