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From Istanbul: 2-Day Ephesus & Pamukkale Tour by Bus

Product ID: 31333
Travel to Ephesus and Pamukkale on a 2-day bus tour. Travel overnight from Istanbul. Spend your days seeing the ancient city of Ephesus, the Temple of Artemis, the house of Virgin Mary, the necropolis at Hierapolis, and the thermal springs at Pamukkale.
About this activity
Duration: 2.5 days
Starting time 6:30 PM
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English

Pickup included

Pickup is available from centrally-located hotels within Taksim Square, Şişli, Beşiktaş, Sultanahmet, and Fatih neighborhoods in Istanbul
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Tour the ancient city of Ephesus
  • See the house of the Virgin Mary
  • Visit the Temple of Artemis, one of the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World
  • Admire the Isa Bey Mosque
  • Soak in the hot springs in Pamukkale
  • Walk through the ruins and the necropolis in Hierapolis
Full description
Enjoy a whirlwind tour of Ephesus and Pamukkale on a 2-day trip from Istanbul. Travel by overnight bus on a 10-hour journey and then spend 2 full days exploring the region. Visit the Temple of Artemis and the Virgin Mary's home. After a night in 3-star accommodations, wake up and travel to Hierapolis to see its necropolis and other ruins. Then visit the thermal springs of Pamukkale, before beginning your return trip to Istanbul.

Detailed Itinerary
Day 1: Istanbul - Selcuk - Ephesus - Kusadasi
(Meals: L)
Upon your arrival in Ephesus, you will be met at the bus station and transferred to Selcuk for a tour of the ancient city of Ephesus. Visit the former site of the Temple of Artemis (Diana), one of the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World, then stop for lunch. After, stop at the house of the Virgin Mary, where she spent the last years of her life, and then continue on to see Isa Bey Mosque. In the afternoon, you will be taken back to your accommodation in Kusadasi, where you will have free time.

Day 2: Kusadasi - Hierapolis-Pamukkale - Istanbul (Meals: B, L)
In the morning, travel to Hierapolis-Pamukkale, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Stop on the way at a 4-star hotel for lunch and swimming in thermal waters. See the ancient city of Hierapolis, formerly a home to baths and location of a well-preserved necropolis. Then spend time in Pamukkale, a center of natural thermal spring waters with healing properties. Finally, return to your hotel to gather your belongings before heading on the overnight bus back to Istanbul.

Includes
  • Accommodation in 3-star hotels or similar boutique hotels
  • Meal services during the tour as noted in the itinerary
  • Transportation by major companies with air-conditioned buses
  • Professional licensed guiding services
  • Entrance fees to the museums during guided tours
  • Stops at shopping facilities (if timing allows)
What’s Not Included
  • Personal expenses
  • Dinners
  • Tips (optional)

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Alcohol and drugs
Know before you go
• The tour price is per person sharing a double/twin room. The single supplement is €50.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 7 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    5 / 5
  • Organization
    4.3 / 5
  • Value for money
    5 / 5
  • Safety
    5 / 5
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Fantastic tour

I had a great time. Communication as to exactly what to do & expect could have been better/clearer, but guides were great, people were helpful and tour itself was fantastic.

August 8, 2019

Excellent tour with wonderful activities and places!

Excellent tour with wonderful activities and places! The guide was also excellent, thank you!

April 14, 2019

It can be confusing once you reach Kusadasi. You just have to be patient and wait for the pickup. We enjoyed the Pamukkale tour the most. The Ephesus one was also interesting.

December 31, 2018

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ISTANBUL WALKS

Product ID: 31333