This is a 3 day tour package from Istanbul to visit Ephesus, Pamukkale and 3 ancient cities situated along the river of Meanders. The tour include return flight tickets, 3 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 , Hierapolis ancient city, Didyma, Miletos and Priene ancient cities.
Day 1 : Ephesus Ancient City and Virgin Mary's House Tour : Pick up from your hotel at 05:30 and you will be transferred to the airport for taking 07:00 flight to Izmir. Upon your arrival you will be met at the airport and transferred to Selcuk 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 2 : 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. Return to hotel about 19:00. Accommodation in Kusadasi.
Day 3 : Prine, Miletus and Didyma Ancient Cities Tour : Pick up from the hotel about 09.00 and drive to Priene. This was once a harbour city but is now located 16 km inland from the sea on the hills of the Mykale Mountain. It has many examples of Hellenic art and architecture. The theatre in Priene is one of the most beautiful ones from The Hellenic World. The Athena Polias Temple was reconstructed by Alexander The Great as a gift to the city. After Priene, you will depart for Miletos. Visit the ancient city of Miletus which once was one of the biggest cities in Anatolia. It was located on the trade routes and it was for this reason that it became very prosperous and had many colonies. Lunch break and then visit to Didyma. This was not a city but a temple dedicated to Apollon. It was once one of the biggest temples in the Hellenic World. Return to the hotel about 17.00. After the tour you will be transferred to the airport for taking 20:00 flight back to Istanbul. We wll meet you at the airport and transferred to your hotel.
430 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 flight tickets
Tour Price Excludes