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From Istanbul: Ephesus & Pamukkale 2-Day Trip with Flights

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Activity provider: Tour Altinkum

From Istanbul: Ephesus & Pamukkale 2-Day Trip with Flights

Activity provider: Tour Altinkum
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Explore Turkey's UNESCO World Heritage Sites on a 2-day tour with return flights from Istanbul. Visit Ancient Ephesus, the House of Virgin Mary, the Temple of Artemis, Hierapolis, and Pamukkale.

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Duration 2 days
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish, Russian
Pickup included
Hotel pickups: Please wait in the hotel lobby 10 minutes before your scheduled pickup time. Airport pickups: You will be greeted with a sign with your name is written on it. It is highly suggested that you reconfirm your departure/pickup times by calling or emailing the local partner no later than 24 hours before the activity.
Private or small groups available


  • Visit Ancient Ephesus, a preserved city in the Eastern Mediterranean
  • See the House of Virgin Mary, where she is thought to have spent her last days
  • Swim in Pamukkale's thermal springs and see the ancient city of Hierapolis
  • Learn history about the Romans and early Christians
Full description
Visit the ruins of Ephesus and the pools of Pamukkale on this 2-day tour from Istanbul. Fly from Istanbul and stay overnight in Kusadasi as you travel to Turkey's UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Day 1 Begin your travels with a pickup from your hotel in Istanbul. Your driver will take you to the airport so you can board your 1.5-hour flight to Izmir. At your arrival, you wıll be greeted by your driver and safely taken to Selcuk to meet with your group participants and start your full-day tour. During the course of your day break for lunch. Head to the House of Virgin Mary, a church built on the top of the foundations of a structure thought to be the house where the Assumption happened and Mary spent her last days. Continue on to Ephesus, an archeological treasure and well-preserved classical city in the Eastern Mediterranean. See one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Temple of Artemis, and walk along ancient streets before you concluding your day with a drive to your hotel for a 1-night stay. Day 2 Enjoy your hotel breakfast and check out in the morning to start your full-day tour. Go to Pamukkale, also know as the Pools of Heaven on Earth. See why Pamukkale was a popular settlement and be mesmerized by its hot springs. Head to the ancient city of Hierapolis, home to the biggest necropolis in Anatolia, and see the Sacred Pool, a stunning site of thermal waters rippling over scattered ancient ruins. After your day tour, you will be driven to Cardak Airport for your return flight back to Istanbul. Upon arrival ın Istanbul you will be greeted by your driver and transferred safely back to your hotel.
  • Airport transfers (4 transfers)
  • 1-night accommodation in Kusadasi
  • Economic class domestic flight tickets
  • Lunch during tours (2 lunches)
  • Breakfast at the hotel (1 breakfast)
  • Transportation in a non-smoking vehicle
  • Beverages with meals
  • Tips for guides and drivers
  • Admission fees to historical sites (Ancient Ephesus: 200TL, House of Mary: 150TL, Pamukkale: 200TL)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Know before you go

  • Your domestic flight tickets will be bought 7 days prior to your tour departure date and sent to you via email
  • Your checked baggage allowance is 33 lbs (15kg)
  • Your hand luggage allowance is 17 lbs (8kg)
  • The guide will have pre-paid skip-the-line tickets to avoid long ticket queues at the sites visited
  • The cost of used entry tickets can be paid to your guide in cash euros, dollars, or Turkish Lira
Customer reviews

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4.8 /5

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A wonderful experience, it was a very complete tour. Super recommended! You don't have to worry about anything, they take care of everything! The pick-up at the hotel was very punctual, when we left the airport it was waiting for us, Ephesus is a divine place, lunch on the first day was very delicious and varied, the Deger Guide, super friendly and attentive, explains very well and always He made sure we were comfortable. At the end of the tour, he dropped us off at the hotel – which was very clean and comfortable, with such a beautiful view of the Aegean Sea. The next day – They picked us up at the agreed time, our second Guide, Super dear and with a lot of knowledge and was also attentive at all times, my mom was super happy. In Pamukkale, we did the tour, our Guide gave us the time we would meet and also gave us his phone, one of the companions was a bit inconsiderate, he took more than an hour than agreed, It seemed disrespectful to him Guide and with us.

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August 24, 2022

We love the tour. Everything was fulfilled to the letter. Our guide speaks perfect Spanish, and showed a lot of knowledge what he shared with us. The hotel facing the sea, at night in Kusadasi was a pleasant surprise, the night view of the bay. And the company also helped us to make our trip to Capadoccia. We all loved it. Transportation in luxury vans. The only bad thing (and repetitive in all tours of the world), is that they make you waste time in shopping places, which are not historical and they want to force you.

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November 20, 2021

Very punctual. All links perfectly. Good guides. wonderful places

October 30, 2022

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