Private Ephesus Pamukkale Pergamon and Troy Package Tour
We present you our tour called 3 Days Private Ephesus Pamukkale Pergamon and Troy Package Tour, which is one of the Turkey package tours from Istanbul.
Duration: 3 days 2 nights
Tour Style: Private 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, Pergamon Ancient City, Pergamon Museum, Asklepeion, Red Basilica(Kizil 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 SEE PAMUKKALE, EPHESUS, PERGAMON AND TROY?
Hierapolis Ancient City and the extraordinary travertines are UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage sites. You can swim in Cleopatra Pool’s healing thermal waters amid the stunning white travertines. The travertines contain calcium carbonate, sulfate, sodium, iron, potassium, and magnesium, known for their therapeutic properties. Pamukkale-Hierapolis offers a unique experience. Located in Turkey, it has incredible healing potential.
Ephesus, a top destination in Turkey, boasts famous ruins, including the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. As one of the First Seven Churches of Christianity, it holds historical significance. This well-preserved ancient Greek-Roman city also features the House of Virgin Mary, a Vatican-designated pilgrimage site.
Pergamon, a vital Hellenistic cultural hub, showcases its heritage in libraries, temples, streets, waterways, fountains, cisterns, trade centers, theaters, and social areas. Dr. Galen, the founder of pharmacology, hailed from Pergamon. The Serapis Temple, converted into a church, was one of the Seven Churches from the Bible’s Book of Revelations, often referred to as the “throne of Satan” by St. John.
Troy, located in Canakkale, Turkey, is famous for the Trojan War, chronicled in Homer’s Iliad. It encapsulates 5000 years of history, witnessing conquests by the Persians, Alexander the Great, Seleucids, Pergamon Kingdom, and Romans. The ancient city of Troy is a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1998, with Mount Ida, Dardanelles, and Hellespont featuring prominently in the Trojan Wars narrative.
DAY1: 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 Pamukkale. We will meet you in Pamukkale.
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.
DAY2: 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.
DAY3: 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 our tour called 3 Days Private Ephesus Pamukkale Pergamon and Troy Package Tour is completed, we will drive to Istanbul and take you the hotel where you stay at.
- 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
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE TOUR?
- 2 days accomadation
- Domestic Flight Tickets
- Private Transfers to and from Istanbul Airports
- 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?
- On personal expenses
- Tips to Guide and Driver
- Cleopatra Swimming Pool entrance fee