2 Days Ephesus and Pamukkale Tours from Istanbul
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2 Days Ephesus and Pamukkale Tours from Istanbul

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Day 1: Ephesus & House of Virgin Mary Tour from Istanbul

Pass By: Sultanahmet Square, Istanbul Turkey
Around 04:00 - 04:45 am our team is going to pick you up from your Istanbul Hotel, then transfer to the airport for your flight to Izmir(Ephesus). When you arrive to the Istanbul Airport you will make your self-check-in with the informations provided to you after you book this package and take your flight. Upon arrival to Izmir Airport, our team will welcome you and transfer to the tour zone.

Stop At: Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), Selcuk 35100 Turkey
House of the Virgin Mary where mother of Jesus Christ spent her final years. Pope Paul VI visited the shrine in 1967, and 'unofficially' confirmed its authenticity. Pope John Paul II also visited the shrine in 1979. Pope Benedict XVI visited this shrine in 2006. While their visiting, they gave some gifts for this shrine what you can see during your visit.
Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Ancient City of Ephesus, Selcuk 35920 Turkey
UNESCO listed place Ancient City of Ephesus that is one of the best well-kept Greco- Roman ancient city in the world, famous with Odeon where the music concerts were organized; Domitian Temple that is one of the first temple dedicated for a human; Celsus Library which was the third biggest library in the ancient time; Amphitheatre where is one of the biggest amphitheater in the world with 25.000 people capacity and St. Paul preached to Ephesians; Marble Street; Roman Baths ; Fountains; Temples; Agora; Love House; Public Toilets and more...
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: The Temple of Artemis, Selcuk Turkey
Artemis was the Greek goddess, the virginal huntress and twin of Apollo, who replaced the Titan Selene as Goddess of the Moon.

The ancient temple was built around 650 BC to the cult of Artemis, was constructed on a site already sacred to the Anatolian Mother Goddess,Cybele. The temple was financed by the wealthy king of Lydia and marshy ground was selected for the building site as a precaution against future earthquakes.
Duration: 20 minutes

Pass By: İlayda Hotel, Türkmen, 09460 Kuşadası/Aydın, Turkey
During the day, you will also have a chance to get a demonstration of Local Goods where you will be given educational information about local handicrafts. At the end of the day around 15:30 - 16:30, you will be transferred to your Hotel and stay-overnight in Kusadasi Town.

Meals included:
• Lunch
Accommodation included: Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel - Kusadasi

Ilayda Hotel - Kusadasi

We only work with centrally located Hotels.

Day 2: Pamukkale Terraces & Hierapolis Ancient City Tour

Pass By: İlayda Hotel, Türkmen, 09460 Kuşadası/Aydın, Turkey
Breakfast at the hotel and departure around 07:30 – 08:00 and drive 3 hrs for a full-day tour of Pamukkale & Hierapolis.

Stop At: Pamukkale Thermal Pools, Pamukkale Turkey
Cappadocia and Pamukkale are the only places that look for surrealist sites which are not from this world.

Today, we will visit Pamukkale which means “cotton castle” in Turkish, and it is a natural site containing hot springs and travertines; terraces of mineral carbonates left by the water flowing with its temperate climate throughout the years. After your guide completed giving the informations then you will have free time (1 to 2 hours) to take your time in the terraces of Pamukkale with swimming in the Natural Springs or with exploring the Ancient Ruins of Hierapolis City.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Hierapolis & Pamukkale, Pamukkale 20280 Turkey
We will also visit the ancient city of Hierapolis, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The natural sources have been used as a spa since the 2nd century BC, and people came to get some cure. In the Hierapolis Ancient City you will have chance to explore; Gymnasium, Theatre, Hierapolis City Museum, Apollon Temple and many others...
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Cleopatra Pools, Pamukkale Turkey
Cleopatra/Antique Pools is a unique place with natural springs and ancient pillars in it. You will have free time to swim in this place. There is an additional cost of 50 Turkish Lira (around 7.5 EUR) to swim in this place which is charged by the facility.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Denizli Airport, Cumhuriyet Mah., Küme Evler Sok. No:1, 20350 Çardak/Denizli, Turkey
At the end of the tour around 15:30 – 16:30 we will make our way to Airport for an hour drive and you will have your flight back to Istanbul. When you arrive to Istanbul Airport, our team will be waiting for you at the exit gate of the domestic terminal with holding a sign in which your name is written. After meeting, transfer back to your Hotel in Istanbul.

End of our service, hope to see you again!
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
No accommodation included on this day.
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  • 1x Breakfast
  • 2x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 1 night
  • 1 Night Accommodation
  • Professional Licensed Guides
  • Flights from Istanbul to Izmir(Ephesus)
  • Flights from Denizli(Pamukkale) to Istanbul
  • All Airport Transfers
  • Enterance Fees to the Museums mentioned in the itinerary
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House)
  • Entry/Admission - Ancient City of Ephesus
  • Entry/Admission - Pamukkale Thermal Pools
  • Entry/Admission - Hierapolis & Pamukkale
  • Entry/Admission - Denizli Airport
Not included
  • Drinks during Lunch (if preferred)
  • Personal Expenses
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Cleopatra Pools
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
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