5 Days Ephesus Aphrodisias Pamukkale Pergamon Troy Tour
We present you our tour called 5 Days Private Turkey Package tour 5 Days Ephesus Aphrodisias Pamukkale Pergamon Troy Tour, which is one of the Turkey package tours from İstanbul.
Duration: 5 days 4 nights
Tour Style: Private Tour
Pickup Point: Istanbul-Turkey
Highlights: Aphrodisias Museum, Sebasteion (Temple of the Emperors), Southern Agora, Hadrian’s Bath, Bouleuterion, Temple of Aphrodite, Tetrapylon, Pamukkale (Cotton Castle), Hierapolis, The Cleopatra Pool (extra), Hierapolis-Pamukkale Archaeological Museum, Calcium Terraces and Travertines, The Temple of Artemis, Ephesus Archaeological Site, The House of Virgin Mary, Pergamon Ancient City, Pergamon Museum, Asklepeion, Red Basilica (Kızıl Avlu), Ancient City of Troy, The Wooden Horse, Dardanelles, Canakkale and Odysseus.
05:30 Early morning transfer to Istanbul airport with the private transfer
07:00 Direct Flight from Istanbul to Denizli Airport
08:10 Arrive at Denizli Airport, and meeting with your guide, and transfer to Pamukkale with private transfer
09:30 Arrive in Pamukkale
WHY SHOULD YOU BOOK THIS TOUR?
Famous for the temple of Aphrodite and the ceremonies held in the name of Aphrodite, the ancient city of Aphrodisias was founded in the 5th century BC. The city has been under the influence of Christianity since the 7th century.That’s why it’s worth seeing. Included in the World Heritage Tentative List by UNESCO in 2009, Aphrodisias was registered as a World Heritage Site in 2017.
The historical Hierapolis Ancient City and unprecedented travertines are on the UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage List. You can swim in Cleopatra Pool, healing thermal waters, and snow-white travertines. White Travertines contain calcium carbonate, sulfate, sodium, iron, potassium, and magnesium in their composition.
With the healing properties of water, it also cures many diseases. You will have the opportunity to see Pamukkale-Hierapolis. Pamukkale is currently located within the territory of the Republic of Turkey.
Ephesus is one of the most chosen destination in Turkey. Also Ephesus has the most famous ruins of Turkey. Ephesus is the city that hosts the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Ephesus is one of the First Seven Churches of Christianity mentioned in the Bible.Also it is one the best preserved ancient Greek-Romans city of Turkey. The House of Virgin Mary was declared a place of pilgrimage by the Vatican in 1961.
The Ancient City of Pergamon, one of the most important cultural centers of the Hellenistic period, bears the traces of the Hellenistic period, especially in its libraries, temples, streets, waterways, fountains and cisterns, trade centers, theater and social areas. We recommend anyone interested in the Hellenistic Period to visit the Ancient City of Pergamon.
Also Pergamon was the home of Dr.Galen the founder of pharmacology. The Serapis Temple was converted into a church and was one of the first of the Severn Churches mentioned in the Bible. Pergamon is “throne of Satan,” referred to by St.John in the Book of Revelations.
The Ancient City of Troy is within the borders of Çanakkale district in Turkey. The Trojan war, described by Homer in the famous epic of the Iliad (Achilles, Hector, Ajax, Agamemnon, Paris), takes place here. In addition, the ancient city of Troy bears the traces of the story of 5000 years of human history.
This important historical city was captured by the Persians, Alexander the Great, Seleucids, Pergamon Kingdom and the Romans. The ancient city of Troy has been on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1998. Mount Ida, Dardanel, Hellespont. These places mentioned in the Trojan Wars are located in Çanakkale.
DAY1: Arrival to Istanbul / Meet and Pick up / Transfer to Hotel
Upon your arrival at Istanbul Airport or Sabiha Gokcen Airport, our staff will meet you at the airport and drop you off at the hotel with private transfer. After you check in to the hotel, you will be free for that day. You can either relax at the hotel or take a short trip to Istanbul.
DAY2: Aphrodisias and Pamukkale Tour
We will pick you up from your hotel in Istanbul to take you to the Istanbul Airport for the flight of Denizli. When you arrive at Denizli Airport , You will be transferred to Aphrodisias and Pamukkale. We will meet you there.
The places we will visit in Aphrodisias Ancient City are Aphrodisias Museum, Sebasteion (Temple of the Emperors), Southern Agora, Hadrian’s Bath, Bouleuterion and Temple of Aphrodite.
The Pamukkale entrance consists of 2 gates, North and South. We start our tour from the North gate. First, we visit the Ancient City of Hierapolis with our Tour Guide. In this magnificent city, our tour guide will tell you about the development of this ancient theater, and you will have the opportunity to see the place we call the Grand Theatre.
We will visit The Temple Of Apollo, and you will hear Its history from our guide. Afterwards, You will have a chance to see -The Nymphaeum (Monumental Fountain), Plutonium, Christian Basilica, Necropolis, and Martyrium of St. Philip. The history of those places will be mentioned by our tour guide properly.
When we finish to see Hierapolis, Our Tour guide will set you free for about 3 hours.During this time, we recommend you to see White Travertines which are magnificent as it is a Natural Wonder of the World. You can walk and swim there. Afterwards, There is also a pool named Cleopatra pool where you can swim and enjoy it with giving small amount of cost.
We will end the tour about 4:30 pm.Afterwards we will transfer you to the hotel where it is in Kusadasi.
DAY3: Ephesus Tour
We will pick you from the hotel around 10 am and we will be on our way to Ephesus and Tour begins.
First, We will pass through the verdant and picturesque countryside before arriving at our first stop which is The House of Virgin Mary. Afterwards we reach House of Virgin Mary. It is known that St. John brought the Virgin Mary to Ephesus 4 or 6 years after the death of Jesus.
Second, After The House of Virgin Mary, we will then head on to the next destination which will be the Ancient City of Ephesus; the tour here shall be a walking tour and will take you through one of the most magnificent archaeological sites in the entire world. You will be able to see the Odeon, The Fountain of Trajan, the steam baths of Scholastic, the Temple of Hadrian, and course lets’ not forget the very impressive library of Ephesus.
The library is adorned with columns and statues. The Grand Theatre, where Saint Paul preached, is the largest in antiquity with a capacity of 24.000 seats.Then We will pass through the Arcadian Way where Mark Anthony and Cleopatra once rode in procession.
Finally, Then we will continue on the tour and head on for our next stop which is the Temple of Artemis (Diana), this outstanding temple was built in honor of the Greek Goddess of hunting, wild nature, and fertility, deemed as one of the Seven wonders of the ancient world. The temple of Artemis used to be the largest marble temple in the ancient Greek world since it was four times as big as the Parthenon in Athens, Greece.
We will end the tour about 4:30 pm and we will take you to the Hotel in Kusadasi.
DAY4: Pergamon and Troy Tour
You will be picked up from the Hotel in Kusadasi at 9:30 am we will be on the way to Pergamon and our tour begins. Our tour will start from the Pergamon Ancient City. We start our first visit from the Pergamon Ancient City, which was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2014. Afterwards, we complete our program by visiting the Pergamon Museum and the Asklepeion and go on the return journey.
Afterwards, we will drive to to Troy Ancient City. Our tour will continues from the Ancient City of Troy. You will be able to see Troy Museum, Trojan Horse, Pitos Garden, Eastern Wall and Small Theater (Odeion) etc.
When the tour ends, we will drive to Istanbul and take you the hotel where you stay at.
DAY5: End of the Tour (Departure from Istanbul)
Thus, our tour called 5 Days Ephesus Aphrodisias Pamukkale Pergamon Troy Tour is completed. After you have breakfast at the hotel, check-out will take place from the hotel. Afterwards, we will take you to the airport according to your flight time.
If you wish, you can extend the Turkey Package Tour for 1 or 2 days.
Kusadasi: Korumar Hotel, Lavista Hotel, Pine Marina Hotel, Ilayda Hotel
We will present options for the hotel for Istanbul you will choose and we will arrange the hotel according to your choice.
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE TOUR?
- 4 days accomadation
- Domestic Flight Tickets
- Private Transfers to and from Istanbul Airports and Ephesus
- English-speaking tour guide during the tours
- Entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary
- Local taxes and service charges
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE TOUR?
- International Flight Tickets
- Lunch and Dinner
- On personal expenses
- Tips to Guide and Driver
- Cleopatra Swimming Pool entrance fee