From Istanbul: 2-Day Ephesus, Pamukkale, & Hierapolis Tour

Activity provider: Travel Store Turkey

From Istanbul: 2-Day Ephesus, Pamukkale, & Hierapolis Tour

Activity provider: Travel Store Turkey

From US$ 485.92 per person

Travel to the archeological sites in Ephesus and Hierapolis with this 2-day tour with flights from Istanbul. Soak in the Pamukkale hot springs and enjoy lunches, breakfast, and a hotel stay.

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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Pickup included
Pickup is from your hotel lobby.
Small group
Limited to 15 participants


  • Take a refreshing swim in a pool that was a gift from Marc Anthony to Cleopatra
  • Step back in time as you explore the ruins of the ancient city of Hierapolis
  • Marvel at the remains of the Temple of Artemis, a wonder of the ancient world
  • See where the biblical figure of Mary was thought to have spent her last days
  • Walk in the natural terraces that have formed from mineral deposits at Pamukkale
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Discover the ancient cities of Ephesus and Hierapolis on this two-day trip from Istanbul. Explore the ancient city of Ephesus where you can see the Temple of Artemis. Experience the beauty of the natural white terraces created by mineral deposits at the hot springs in Pamukkale.

Stay overnight in the town of Selcuk or Kusadasi. Treat yourself to breakfast at the hotel. Try authentic Turkish food with lunch at two local restaurants during your tours. Day 1:

Be picked from your accommodation in Istanbul and relax on the drive to the airport. Enjoy a comfortable flight to the city of Izmir. Meet your guide at the airport and drive to the tour provider's office in the town of Selcuk. Take a break with lunch in a local restaurant.

Continue to the archeological site at Ephesus to start your guided tour. Walk through the ancient streets and see one of the wonders of the ancient world at the Temple of Artemis. View the façade of one of the largest libraries from Roman times at the Library of Celsus.

Stop at the House of the Virgin Mary where the religious figure is said to have spend her last days. See the remains of an old Roman Amphitheater. Learn about these ruins from your local guide. Drive to your hotel in Selcuk or Kusadasi where you can rest for the evening.

Day 2:

In the morning, be picked up by your guide from your hotel. Enjoy the scenic Turkish countryside on the drive to Pamukkale. Hear about area and culture from your guide. Have a delicious lunch at a local restaurant before starting your tour of the ruins of Hierapolis.

Stroll to the remains of a massive Roman amphitheater that once held an audience of 15,000. Admire the marble staircase at the Greek Temple of Apollo. Watch as your guide points out all the significant structures in the archeological site of Hierapolis.

Take off your shoes and walk along the white terraces of Pamukkale. Dip your feet in the natural hot springs. Swim amid the ruins of a temple in Cleopatra's Pool. Have some free time in the afternoon to explore on your own.

Take it easy on the ride back to the airport where you can catch your flight back to Istanbul. Once you arrive in Istanbul, your driver will be waiting to transfer you back to your accommodation in Istanbul.

  • Round trip flight to Izmir
  • Round trip airport transfers
  • Full travel insurance
  • Tour Guide
  • 2 lunches
  • Hotel accommodation (Boutique or 4 star)
  • Hotel breakfast
  • Dinners
  • Drinks
  • Tips

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Important information

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  • For this tour guests should be able to walk for about half a mile on a travertine without shoes
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Nahezu alles war sehr gut organisiert - Abholen vom Hotel, rechtzeitig am Flughafen, nettes Hotel in Meeresnähe, man kann wunderbar in einem der Restaurants am Hafen zu Abend essen - in Ephesus genug Zeit für die Führung und um danach auch auf eigene Faust noch ein bisschen nahe der Celsus-Bibliothek zu explorieren. In Pamukkale unbedingt eines der Zusatzmöglichkeiten nutzen: zum Amphitheater hochgehen oder in Kleopatras Pool (sehr angenehm), Umkleidemöglichkeit und Duschen sind vorhanden oder auch Paragleiten! Sehr empfehlenswert - geht sich gut in zwei Tagen ausgeht und man ist am zweiten Abend wieder zurück. Einzig mit dem Rückflug gab es eine Stunde Verspätung - aber das kann immer mal passieren!

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March 28, 2023

This was a great tour, totally enjoyed all sites-Pamukkale, Hieropolis, Virgin Mary’s last house and Efesus. I had 2 different guides, the guide in Efesus, Lori, was absolutely wonderful. Very knowledgeable, funny and very considerable to guests requests. Highly recommend.

March 28, 2023

The tour was really good. An amazing deep dive into history, so much to see. Everything was looked after well from the hotel pick up to domestic flights, to overnight stay. The guide, Josh is really experienced and knowledgeable too. He knows what to focus on and where to spend more time. Really recommend it. Really recommend it!

March 28, 2023

Product ID: 408861