Tour of Ephesus and Pamukkale (Private)
Day Tour Turkey
We present you our tour called Tour of Ephesus and Pamukkale (Private Tour),which is one of day tours from Istanbul.
Duration: 1 Day
Time: It depends on you
Pickup Point: Istanbul-Turkey
Highlights: The Temple of Artemis, Ephesus Archaeological Site, The House of Virgin Mary, Pamukkale (Cotton Castle), Hierapolis, The Cleopatra Pool (extra), Hierapolis-Pamukkale Archaeological Museum, Calcium Terraces and Travertines
WHY ARE WE OFFERING EPHESUS AND PAMUKKALE TOUR ONE DAY?
Ephesus and Pamukkale are the most chosen destination in Turkey.Also Ephesus has the most famous ruins of Turkey. We recommend this tour to our customers who come to Istanbul for a short business trip or who have limited time. Also It will be tiring to visit both Ephesus and Pamukkale in the same day. Therefore, we recommend that you sleep well and rest 1 day before the tour.
Since this tour is a private tour, You decide whether you will start the tour from Izmir (Ephesus) or Denizli (Pamukkale) and we arrange your flight tickets and transfers according to your decision.
WHY SHOULD YOU SEE PAMUKKALE?
The historical Hierapolis Ancient City and unprecedented travertines are on the UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage List. You will be able to swim in Cleopatra Pool, healing thermal waters, snow-white travertines. White Travertines contains calcium carbonate, sulfate,sodium, iron, potassium and magnesium in its 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.
WHY SHOULD YOU SEE EPHESUS?
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.
CONCEPT OF THE TOUR
You will be picked up from the hotel or pick-up point at 05:00 am, and we’ll be on our way to the airport. You will travel towards Denizli Cardak Airport with a 07:00 flight from Istanbul. After landing at the Cardak airport, our transfer staff will meet you. Afterwards, You will begin your journey to Pamukkale.
WHAT WE DO?
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 -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.
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 of Ephesus and Beyond: A Captivating Journey
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 of Ephesus and Pamukkale (Private) is completed we will transfer you Izmir or Denizli(Çardak) airport end of the day Tour of Istanbul.
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE TOUR?
- Domestic Flight Tickets
- Private Transfers to and from Istanbul Airports
- Private Transfers to and from Ephesus and Pamukkale
- English-speaking tour guide during the tours
- 1 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?
- Swimming fee for Cleopatra Pool
- On personal expenses
- Tips to Guide and Driver