Before diving into the Ephesus and Pamukkale tour, let’s have a glimpse of the two cities – Ephesus and Pamukkale.
The old city of Ephesus has been wonderfully preserved, and visiting during the winter allows you to view the ruins without having to rush. This city was once the epicentre of trade and religion, and it still exudes opulence with its numerous temples, homes, and basilicas. Ephesus, curiously, was one of the seven Asian churches named in the Book of Revelations.
Pamukkale is known as the “Cotton Castle.” During the winter, you can see mineral-rich hot pools and the ruins of the ancient city Hierapolis, which is an astonishing and breathtaking sight. It is regarded as one of the world’s most prized views. The hot pools are built organically in the shape of terraces. If you plan on taking a swim in the pool, make sure you have some additional clothing with you.
Best Ephesus and Pamukkale Tour
From Istanbul, take a 2-day Ephesus and Pamukkale tour. Spend two wonderful days in Turkey taking in some of the must-see attractions. Explore Ephesus’ old city and the Temple of Artemis, one of the ancient world’s Seven Wonders. Pamukkale’s thermal hot springs will keep you young, and Cleopatra’s Pool will keep you young. This vacation is jam-packed with excitement and gorgeous locations to see, so don’t miss out!
Ephesus and Pamukkale Tour: Day 1
Early in the morning, you will be picked up from your hotel and transported to the airport for your one-hour flight to Izmir. We will meet you at the airport with your name on it and bring you to our office in Selcuk town when you arrive in Izmir. You will embark for the daily Ephesus trip at 9:30 a.m. You will be given a fully guided tour of the ruins when you arrive.
During the tour, you will view the Temple of Artemis (one of the Seven Historic Wonders of the World), the Amphitheater, the Celsius Library (which is still operational), ancient city remains, and the House of the Virgin Mary, which was her final residence.
Ephesus and Pamukkale Tour: Day 2
We pick you up from your accommodation in Kuşadasi and take you to the car with your guide. Your guide will give you a quick introduction and provide facts about the area and country throughout the 3 hour trip to Pamukkale. Before starting our tour, we have lunch at one of the local restaurants. After lunch, we will explore the gymnasium at the top of the site in Hierapolis Ancient City, followed by the Amphitheatre theatre with a seating capacity of 15,000 people and the Temple of Apollo. The guide will point out and discuss all of the important structures as we stroll through Hierapolis.
After that, we’ll take off our shoes and wander along Pamukkale’s white terraces. We may either soak our feet in the natural hot springs or swim in the man-made hot spring spas. We have free time in the afternoon. After the tour, we’ll transport you to the airport for your one-hour flight back to Istanbul. We’ll drive you back to your hotel once you’ve arrived. *Guests must be able to walk 0.5 miles on the travertines without shoes. We recommend that you bring your sunglasses, sunscreen, and a comfortable swimwear.
What is Offered?
- All airport transfers mentioned in the itinerary
- Round trip flight with taxes
- Transportation max 15 person
- Full travel insurance
- 2 full day tour (Profesionel tour guide,Lunch,transferportation (max 15 pax) and all entrance fees.
- Boutique hotel with breakfast or 4-star hotel in Kusadasi with breakfast and dinner (optional)
- All meals mentioned by the itinerary (B-breakfast, L-lunch, D-dinner).