Ephesus and Pamukkale Package Tour
We present you our tour called Ephesus and Pamukkale Package Tour,which is one of the Turkey package tours from İstanbul.
Duration: 2 days 1 nights
Tour Style: Small Group Tour.
Pickup Point: Istanbul-Turkey
Highlights: 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
8 PM: Transfer from the hotel to the Istanbul Bus station
10 PM: The bus will leave from Istanbul to Izmir
07 AM Next Day: Arrival at Izmir bus station, then the shuttle bus will take you to Ephesus. We will meet you in Ephesus.
WHY SHOULD YOU SEE PAMUKKALE AND EPHESUS?
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.
DAY1: Ephesus Tour
When you arrive at Izmir bus station, then the shuttle will take you to Ephesus. We will meet you in Ephesus.
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.Afterwards we will transfer you to the hotel where it is in Kusadasi.
DAY2: Pamukkale Tour
We will pick you from the hotel around 10 am and we will be on our way to Pamukkale and Pamukkale 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 guıde. 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.
When our tour called Ephesus and Pamukkale Package Tour is completed, we will drive back to Istanbul with bus. hen we arrive at the Istanbul bus station, you can use the free shuttles provided by the bus company to return to your hotel. We do not provide transfers from Istanbul bus station to your hotel after return to Istanbul.
- 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.
Kusadasi: Korumar Hotel, Lavista Hotel, Pine Marina Hotel, Ilayda Hotel
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE TOUR?
- 1 day accomadation
- Bus Tickets and shuttle to Ephesus and Pamukkale
- English-speaking tour guide during the tours
- 2 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?
- On personal expenses
- Tips to Guide and Driver
- Cleopatra Swimming Pool entrance fee