2 Days Private Ephesus and Pamukkale Tour. Discover what remains of one of the 7 ancient wonders of the world, the Temple of Artemis. Relax on an early morning flight to Izmir. Take a fully guided tour of the ruins of Ephesus. See the last dwelling place and tomb of the Virgin Mary. Enjoy lunch at a traditional Turkish restaurant. Spend the evening in the beautiful of Kusadasi near the sea. Learn all about the ancient city of Hierapolis. Walk through the famous white travertines. Take a dip in the thermally heated Cleopatra’s Pool to prolong your youth. Zip back to Istanbul on an evening flight. Don’t miss two of the most famous sites in Turkey!
We will pick you up from your hotel at 5 in the morning and take you to the airport. You will have a one hour flight from Istanbul to Izmir. Once you arrive, we will pick you up and take you to our office in Selcuk town. At 9:30 We pick you up then your guide lead you to your vehicle. During drive to Ephesus, your guide gives you a brief introduction and provide information about the area and country. As you arrive into Ephesus, you will first see the Magnesia Gate, a marvelous example of ancient architecture that once stood tall as an entrance to the city. We will then begin a downhill walk with your guide into the city’s ruins. The route will take you past the Odeon, the Celsus Library, Temple of Hadrian, Trajan Fountain and the Great Theater. The theater, one of the city’s best-preserved monuments, it is still used today for the local spring festival. It once had seating space for 24,000 people, and it is believed to be the site where St Paul preached to the Ephesians. After our tour of Ephesus, we will drive to the Virgin Mary House and then enjoy some delicious Turkish cuisine at lunch Following lunch we will visit the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Then At last of tour we we will drive to Selcuk area and visit IsaBey Mosque. IsaBey Mosque is an ancient place of worship that was designed for the leader of this region of the Aydinid Dynasty. At the end of tour your guide will take you to Hotel in Kusadasi or selcuk.
We pick you up from your hotel in Kuşadasi then your guide lead you to vehicle. During 3 hours drive to Pamukkale, your guide gives you a brief introduction and provide information about the area and country. On arrival we have lunch at one of the local restaurants before beginning our tour. After lunch, We enter from the top of the site in Hierapolis Ancient City exploring the gymnasium, Then we will see the Amphitheatre theatre that had a capacity of 15,000 people and the Temple of Apollo. As we walk through Hierapolis the guide will point out and explain all of the significant structures along the way. Afterwards, we will take off our shoes and walk along the white terraces of Pamukkale. We can dip our feet in the natural hot springs or head up to the man made hot spring baths and take a swim. In the afternoon we have free time. When the tour is finished, we will take you to the airport for the one hour flight back to Istanbul. Once you arrive, we will take you back to your hotel.
*Guests must be able to walk approx. 0.5 miles over the travertines without shoes.
*We advise you to bring your sunglasses, sunscreen and comfortable swimsuit with you.