Multi-day trip

From Istanbul: Ephesus and Pamukkale 2-Day Trip

Activity provider: Apasas Travel Turkey
Multi-day trip

From Istanbul: Ephesus and Pamukkale 2-Day Trip

Activity provider: Apasas Travel Turkey

From US$ 437.63 per person

See more of Turkey and explore the ancient sights of Ephesus and Pamukkale on this 2-day trip from Istanbul. Stay over night in Kusadasi or Selcuk.

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Duration 2 days
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  • Explore beyond Istanbul to Turkey's popular destinations
  • Visit the main sites of Ephesus and hear about its religious connections
  • Be mesmerized by the blue pools and white salt of Pamukkale
  • Take part in guided tours of both Ephesus and Pamukkale
  • Visit the ancient city of Hierapolis and learn about its history
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Discover the wonders of Ephesus and Pamukkale on a 2-day trip from Istanbul. Take guided tours and learn interesting facts about Turkey's ancient sites. Stay over night in Kusadasi or Selcuk.

Day 1: Flight to Izmir and Ephesus Tour Your trip begins with an early morning pickup from your hotel in Istanbul to catch the flight to Izmır. When you land at Izmir Airport, your driver will take you to Selcuk. Meet your guide and to start exploring Ephesus at the House of Virgin Mary.

Tour the shrine and learn about its religious significance before heading to lunch. After lunch visit the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of antiquity. Have the chance to take pictures of the Church of St. John and TheIsa Bey Mosque.

Then head to Sirince, situated on the hills of Selcuk, and have free time to explore its traditional homes and check out local wine production. Take the opportunity to taste the fruit flavored wines. The first day of your trip concludes in the late afternoon when you will be taken to Selcuk or Kusadasi near the seaside.

Day 2: Pamukkale and Flight to Istanbul The second day of your trip starts with breakfast at your hotel. Your driver will then pick you up to take you to Pamukkale. Arrive in Pamukkale and see why it was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site as both a Natural Site and an Ancient City. Famous for hot springs believed to have healing powers and its travertines, tour Pamukkale and learn what created this impressive sight.

From Pamukkale head into the ancient city of Hierapolis, a settlement of different cults and cultures throughout history. Learn about the city's long and interesting history where its name comes from.

After your tour, you will be taken to Denizli Airport for your flight back to Istanbul. From the airpot you will be taken back to your hotel.

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (only in the European side)
  • Domestic flight tickets (Istanbul to Izmir and Denizli to Istanbul)
  • Hotel overnight stay in Kusadasi or Selcuk
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off Kusadasi or Selcuk
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Breakfast and lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks
  • Tips

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Enjoyed myself and met some really nice people while on the tour. Would recommend to a friend!

August 15, 2022

All organization of the trip, program, accommodation, transfers, guides were very good excepting first contact from their customer service who need be improved.

January 3, 2023

Product ID: 410400