This is a 2 day tour package from Istanbul to visit Ephesus and Pamukkale. The tour include return bus tickets with major companies, 2 full day tours with lunch, 4 star hotel stay and all land transport. The tour is available through the whole year. The tours are in English with small groups at sites. The tours including visits to Ephesus ancient city, Diana Temple, House of Virgin Mary, Isa Bey Mosque, Pamukkale Travertines and Hierapolis ancient city .
Day 1 : Departure from Istanbul : The service departs from our office at 20:00 and you will be transferred to the airport for taking 21:30 bus to Kusadasi which takes 11 hours.
Day 2 : Ephesus Ancient City and Virgin Mary's House Tour : Upon your arrival we will meet you at the bus station for full day Ephesus Ancient City and Virgin Mary´s House Tour. You will visit Temple of Artemis (Diana), the site of one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, Ephesus which is known to be the Commercial, the Religious and the Social Center of Antiquity, and one of the Highlights of any Visit in Turkey. After lunch we will visit House of Virgin Mary, probably where She spent recent years of Her life; Isa Bey Mosque, this impressive mosque from XIV. Century A.D. is unlike any other you will see in this country. Return to the hotel about 16.30. Accommodation in Kusadasi.
Day 3 : Pamukkale Travertenies and Hierapolis Ancient City Tour : Pick up from your hotel at 08:00 and we will visit Pamukkale Travertenies and Hierapolis Ancient City which is the center of natural thermal spring waters with healing properties. Due to the chemical properties in the water, pure white colored travertines and stepped water terraces have been created on the mountain slope. It is for its resemblance to cotton piles that it is called ´Cotton Castle´ in Turkish. We stop on the way a t a 4 star hotel for lunch and swimming thermal red waters. Then Visit the travertines and the ancient city of Hierapolis which has the biggest Nekropol with 1200 gravestones in Anatolia. The sacred pool also is one of the highlights of the site. There shallow thermal waters ripple over a wonderful scattering of ancient roman ruins that lie beneath. After the tour you will be transferred to the bus station for taking 20:00 bus to Istanbul which takes 12 hours.
Day 4 : Arrival to Istanbul : Arrival time is 08:00. You can take the free shuttle to Sultanahmet or take a direct subway to the airport.
240 euros per person for double/twin room sharing.
We offer a 5% discount for cash payments.
Tour Price Includes
Accommodation in 4* hotels or similar boutique hotels
Meal services during the tour noted in the itinerary above
Transportation with A/C busses
Professional licensed guiding services
Entrance fees to the museums during guided tours
Round trip bus tickets
Tour Price Excludes