5 Days Istanbul Ephesus and Pamukkale Package Tour
We present you our tour called 5 Days Istanbul Ephesus and Pamukkale Package Tour, which is one of the Turkey package tours from İstanbul.
Duration: 5 days 4 nights
Tour Style: Small Group Tour
Pickup Point: Istanbul-Turkey
Highlights: Hippodrome, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, St.Sophia, Grand Bazaar, 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
WHY SHOULD YOU BOOK THIS TOUR?
Istanbul tours are an ideal option for those who want to explore Istanbul, which is among the most important cities of both Turkey and the world. Having a high popularity among metropolitan cities, Istanbul ranks first in Turkey in terms of population. Connecting the continents of Asia and Europe is considered to be its greatest feature.
In addition to its population of 15 million, Istanbul also hosts many tourists and visitors. If you want to visit Istanbul, you can make your dream come true with Istanbul tours.
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 preferred destinations in Turkey. Ephesus also has Turkey’s most famous ruins. It 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.
DAY1: Arrival to Istanbul / Meet and Pick up / Transfer to Hotel
Upon your arrival at Istanbul Airport or Sabiha Gökçen 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: Full Day Byzantine & Ottoman Relics Tour (Istanbul)
After having breakfast at hotel, you will have a full day city tour.
Hippodrome: The Hippodrome of Constantinople, one of the masterpieces of Late Antiquity architecture and witnessing countless events in its hundreds of years of history, bears traces of the Roman Empire and the Ottoman Empire.
Blue Mosque: One of the biggest mosques of Istanbul from 17th century architecture Also famous for its blue tiles and 6 minarest.
Topkapi Palace: Topkapi Palace is located in one of the oldest historical districts of Istanbul. It is one of the iconic structures of Istanbul.
St.Sophia: Hagia Sophia is considered an important turning point in the history of architecture. For Christians, it is a touristic and spiritual center of attraction, as well as being both a symbolic and an axis.
Grand Bazaar: Grand Bazaar, one of the most visited touristic places in the world, is famous for its authentic structure. It is one of the important touristic places of Istanbul.
Afterwards you will be taken to your hotel.
DAY3: Ephesus Tour
After having breakfast at hotel, We will pick you up and take you to the Istanbul Airport for take you to Izmir. When we arrive Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport our transfer guide will meet you. Afterwards Our 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.
When The tour ends,we will take you to the hotel where you will stay for overnight in Kusadasi.
DAY4 : Pamukkale-Hierapolis Tour
You will be picked up from the hotel around 8.30 am and we will drive towards Pamukkale. It will take 3 hours to reach Pamukkale. Afterwards our tour begins.
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.
DAY5: End of the Tour (Departure from Istanbul)
Thus, our tour called 5 Days Istanbul Ephesus and Pamukkale Package 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.
- Tours are maximum with 12 people
- If you wish, you can extend the Turkey Package Tour for 1 or 2 days.We can also arrange the Turkey Package Tour as a private tour upon your request.
- Please make a note that there will be a short shopping break during the tour where you will have the chance to see and buy some handmade traditional souvenirs, carpets and seramic to take back home according to the tour destinations mentioned.(For our group tours.)You can enjoy your tour hassle free with no shopping stops in private tours.
We will present options for the hotel 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
- Shuttle and Bus transfers(air-conditioned vehicle)
- English-speaking tour guide during the tours
- 3 Local Lunch (Vegetarian lunch option available upon request)
- Entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary
- Local taxes and service charges
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE TOUR?
- International Flight Tickets
- On personal expenses
- Tips to Guide and Driver
- Cleopatra Pool