A Enthralling 2-Day Ephesus and Pamukkale Tour from Bodrum
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A Enthralling 2-Day Ephesus and Pamukkale Tour from Bodrum

2 days
About this activity

Day 1: Bodrum – Ephesus – Pamukkale

Stop At: Ancient City of Ephesus, Selcuk 35920 Turkey
Begin this amazing tour with a pickup from your hotel in Bodrum in the early morning and settle in your air-conditioned coach as we drive towards Ephesus probably the best-preserved ancient city in the whole of the Eastern Mediterranean.

After about 2 hours, stop for breakfast (own expense) before continuing your journey while hearing some fascinating tales about Ephesus as you travel and, following a second stop at a jewellery centre to watch Turkish jewellery being made, arrive at Ephesus.

Enter this magnificent archaeological site and begin your 2.5-hour walking tour with your guide. Ephesus, dedicated to the goddess of Artemis, enjoyed its golden age around the 2nd century BC when it became one of Rome’s most important trading cities.

Walk in the path of toga-clad Romans along the marble-paved streets as your guide brings everything alive with fascinating facts and tales. Wonder at the Roman baths, Fountain of Trajan, Agora, Odeon and Temple of Hadrian, and be in awe at the city’s two crowning glories: the 25,000-seater Great Theatre and the astonishing Library of Celsus that was once home to 12,000 precious scrolls.

Duration: 5 hours

Stop At: Road to Pamukkale, Hieropolis-Pamukkale World Heritage Site, Pamukkale Turkey
After your tour and a break for lunch (own expense), drive to Pamukkale and check in to your hotel and enjoy dinner and Turkish folklore show at your hotel.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Dinner
• Lunch
Accommodation included: Hotel in Pamukkale

Day 2: Pamukkale – Bodrum

Stop At: Hierapolis & Pamukkale, Pamukkale 20280 Turkey
Check out of your hotel after you have enjoyed breakfast, and relax on the coach ride to Pamukkale meaning ‘Cotton Castle’ in Turkish, this UNESCO-listed hillside is draped in frosted white terraces, pools and basins that bring to mind fairytale-like castles and turrets.

Behold the snow-white formations and learn how they were created by calcium-rich hot springs flowing from the plateau above.

Once you’ve viewed this natural phenomenon, head for a restaurant for an included buffet lunch of salads, main courses and dessert, accompanied by drinks (own expense) before visiting a carpet-weaving centre to see how Turkey’s traditional carpets are made from wool and silk.

Then, continue your sightseeing at ancient Hierapolis, the Greco-Roman city built as a spa centre above Pamukkale’s terraces around the 2nd century BC.

See the collonaded main street, theatre and necropolis (a Roman graveyard) and the enormous theatre. Then, perhaps put on your swimwear to dip in the modern thermal pools or Cleopatra’s Pool (own expense) which is a beautiful Roman pool with broken columns.

Duration: 5 hours

Stop At: Bodrum City, Konacık, Portal Sk. No:3B/2, 48400 Bodrum/Muğla, Turkey
Afterwards, travel back to Bodrum, with a break for refreshments (own expense) en route concluding with a hotel drop-off in Bodrum in the early evening.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
No accommodation included on this day.
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  • 1x Breakfast
  • 1x Dinner
  • 2x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 1 night
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Round-trip transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Overnight accommodation
  • Meals as per itinerary
  • Entry/Admission - Ancient City of Ephesus
  • Entry/Admission - Road to Pamukkale
  • Entry/Admission - Hierapolis & Pamukkale
  • Entry/Admission - Bodrum City
Not included
  • Other services not mentioned
  • Personal expenses
  • Drinks
  • Tips and gratuities (optional)
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate


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