Ephesus and Pamukkale Tour Package

Ephesus and Pamukkale tour from Istanbul

The ancient city of Ephesus, located in the plain between the Bülbül Mountain and Panayır Mountain, within the borders of Selçuk district, has a worldwide reputation and is on the UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is a city that has changed its place repeatedly throughout history; the ruins have spread over a wide area such as 8 square kilometers.

  • Visit the best preserved ancient city of Ephesus
  • Walk on cotton castle protected by UNESCO.
  • Flight ticket and airport transfers will be arranged in advance.
  • Enjoy the testy meal in local restaurant.
  • Learn about all the history of Ephesus and Pamukkale.
  • Stay in nice, clean, comfortable hotel located on seaside.

You will fall in love with natural beauties with Pamukkale among the places worth seeing in the world. When you arrive at Pamukkale, you will be lost among the natural beauties. You will have a buffet lunch before the tour of Pamukkale begins. You will then disappear in the white city without thinking about your belly.

Duration: 2 Days
Tour Type: Regular
Departure Days: Everyday
Starting Place: Istanbul
Ending Place: Istanbul
Transportation: +
Visiting Sights
  • Ephesus Ancient City
  • Pamukkale & Hierapolis


Day 1 - Fly from Istanbul to Izmir & Ephesus Tour

Meal: Lunch

05:00 am ─ Our staff will come to your hotel and they will transfer you to the airport in Istanbul. (If you are already at the airport, you can fly directly.)
07:30 am ─ You will fly from Istanbul to Izmir.
08:30 am ─ Landing to the Izmir Airport.
Our staff will pick up from the airport and you will be transferred to the Ephesus Ancient City.

Ephesus, one of the main port cities of the ancient times; it is also the center of culture, art, science, and faith. The ancient city of Ephesus, where there are many archaeological remains dating back to various periods and great civilizations since the Neolithic Stone Age, contains many architecturally valuable structures, including the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Arkadiane Street, Grand Theater, Celsus Library, Commercial Marketplace, Oktagon, Temple of Hadrian, Traian Fountain, Memmius Monument, Domitian Temple, and Stadium are some of these buildings.

The Temple of Artemis was built by the richest king Croesus, Lydya at that time, and the construction lasted for 120 years. They built and filled the temple with bronze and marble statues. The temple attracting the most attention during the tours is one of the 7 wonders of the world.

The house in Panaya Kapulu, known as the House of Virgin Mary, was discovered in Ephesus after long research. According to Christian beliefs, after Jesus’ crucifixion, Mary came to this area with St Jean known as Apostle John and spent his last years there. This is why the house is considered a holy pilgrimage. This structure, which belongs to the Virgin Mary Association, was found in 1891. This small building, which was a small domed church, came to Ephesus.

Another important place to visit in the tour is Isa Bey Mosque. It was built in 1375 by Isa Bey, a member of Aydinogullari. It occupies an area close to the quadrilateral with dimensions of 51×57 meters. Many architectural pieces used in the mosque were brought from the ruins of Ephesus. It is one of the most important works in the history of Turkish art. Isa Bey Mosque is a building which was used as caravanserai in the 19th century and it is the oldest and most spectacular work in the history of Anatolian architecture. The west gate of the mosque is decorated with inscriptions and geometric figures. The western walls of the mosque were covered with marble and the remaining walls were made of marble. The mosque is decorated with Seljuk tiles.

16:30 pm ─ Ephesus tour will be ended.
You will be transferred to your hotels in Kuşadası.

Stay overnight in Kuşadası.

Day 2 - Pamukkale Tour & Fly to Istanbul

Meal: Breakfast and Lunch

08:00 am ─ After having breakfast and checkout from the hotel, you will be transferred to Pamukkale.
12:00 am ─ You will arrive in Pamukkale. You will have lunch at a local restaurant and the tour begins.

You will have the opportunity to visit the white mountain which looks like steps. You can relax in one of the many big and small pools along the mountain while enjoying the view. You will also find healing with its mineral rich in mineral. Even when viewed from a distance, that magnificent image is enough to fascinate people. The length of the white zone formed by the thermal water is 2700 m and this special place is included in the World Cultural and Natural Heritage List by UNESCO in 1988. You start to forget the time between the travertines that resemble the mountain. You will experience an amazing adventure of Pamukkale on the hot waters without shoes.
The other address will be the ancient city of Hiearapolis after the tour in Pamukkale Travertines is over. The ancient city of Hierapolis, wrapped in the bosom of Pamukkale, is so good for it that history and nature that hold hands for more than 2 thousand years; in this corner of Anatolia, which created a unique beauty. In 190 BC, the city founded by the king of Pergamum, Eumenes, who had come to this region, where the cult center Kybele was previously, is dedicated to his beautiful wife Hiera. In 190 BC, the city founded by the king of Pergamum, Eumenes, who had come to this region, where the cult center Kybele was previously, is dedicated to his beautiful wife Hiera. The colonnaded main street in the north-south direction reveals the splendor of the Roman period in the city. Remains of important public buildings stand out on the street where monumental gates are waiting at both ends. A part of the baths built by the Romans in the city, which evaluated the thermal facilities of the region, have been restored and used as a museum today.
The Roman theater, which stands on the hill above the ancient pool, has the capacity of 20,000. The temple of Apollo, with its remains between the colonnaded street and the theater, was built on the sacred area of Kybele. The cave is also known as the gin hole which contains the carbon monoxide gas which is dangerous to the living things and the people. The monumental fountain located between the temple and the main street is from the 4th century AD to the Byzantine period.

16:00 pm ─ The Pamukkale tour will be ended.
You will be transferred to the airport in Denizli.
19:30 pm ─ You will fly from Denizli to Istanbul.
20:20 pm ─ Arrival at the airport in Istanbul.
You will be transferred to the hotel. (If you want to say at the airport, please inform us.)

2-Days Ephesus and Pamukkale tour from Istanbul will be ended.


  • Hotel pickup and drop off (from central hotels)
  • Round trip flight tickets
  • Airport pickup and drop off
  • 1-night hotel accommodation with breakfast
  • Professional tour guide
  • Entrance fees
  • 2 Lunch & 1 Breakfast
  • Transportations
  • Local Taxes
  • Personal Expenses
  • Drinks at the Lunches
  • Dinner
  • Entrance to the antique pool in Pamukkale


Hotel in Kusadasi:  Ilayda Avantgarde Hotelor Efe Boutique Hotel or Carina Hotel or Derici Hotel or similar

The mentioned price of this tour package covers hotel accommodations as mentioned above or in similar quality hotels.

Option 1: We can upgrade your hotel accommodation according to your request with an additional cost.

Option 2: If you would like to book your own hotel. We are able to cut mentioned hotel price out. And, we can quote a new tour package price without the hotel. By this way, you will get all the mentioned services in the itinerary except hotel accommodation.

P.S: If you book your own hotel, the location of the hotel has to be central for pick up and drop off for the tours.

If the mentioned hotels are suitable for you, you can book the tour directly online.

If you would like to change your hotel, please make a request then we will be glad to quote a new price accordingly.


  • 20 Euro discount for children below the age 7, free for the ages 0-2
  • Exact pickup time will be given at the time of booking.
  • You are kindly requested to present yourself at the pickup point 15 minutes prior the pre-advised pickup time.
  • Comfortable shoes and a hat is recommended as shade is limited in the summertime.
  • The order of the tour itinerary may vary in order to avoid congestion.
  • If you want to join hot air balloon ride, please inform us.


14 reviews for Ephesus and Pamukkale Tour From Istanbul 2-Days
  1. Charlotte

    The tour was almost like a private tour in Ephesus ancient city… We must congratulate Toursce company in Turkey. We were only 7 people on the Pamukkale day tour and 3 people in Ancient Ephesus. Even though there were only 3 of us on this tour, we still proceeded. We got the whole van and the tour guide just for the three of us. My girlfriend and I loved it and no paid an extra fee. The day trips were very special and entertaining in Pamukkale and Ephesus. We visited Mother Mary’s house, the ruins of Ephesus and Hierapolis, and the lovely white terraces of Pamukkale. All of them and places are evocative. I think Ephesus is supposed to be the most well-preserved Roman city. We appreciated our tour guides who were very knowledgeable and our drivers too. The hotel was central and clean. All the itinerary was on time and well done.

  2. Jennifer

    We booked our tour through our friends in Turkey. We have booked a private tour organization for 3 days. The first day, we went to Virgin Mary’s house which is a blessing, and then we visited the ancient Ephesus ruins. Ozden was our tour guide. He was well educated and informed of the places we visited. We’ve learned a lot about history. At the end of our tour, we went to the local carpet shop and a pottery place (must experience). On the 2nd day, we went to Pamukkale for a hot air balloon tour. It’s a 3 hours drive from our hotel in Kusadasi. We left our hotel around 04:00 early morning and arrived at Pamukkale town 06:40 am then ride the air balloon. That was an amazing experience. The views from the top are spectacular and watching the balloon inflating was very entertaining. After an hour balloon trip, drove us to the mineral-rich thermal water and walked us through to the story of this magnificent hillside. There you could also swim at the Cleopatra thermal pool, the water as warm and clean. Also, the thermal hotel was very nice. 3. day we went to the Salda lake and flew to Istanbul. We did enjoy my time and it was well-planed by the tour company. Thank you, Erkan for making our trip possible. In the future, I’ll contact you again about my vacation in Turkey.

  3. Stephany

    Mustafa was our guide and as a group of 8, he managed to get us into the beautiful Ephesus complex without standing in lines. From the collection at the Izmir airport till the time we were dropped off at our hotel (worked extra hours) our guide Mustafa was extremely knowledgeable. He allowed us enough free time to absorb the magnitude of the place. This tour company in Turkey comes highly recommended. Our travel agent booked all our travel arrangements included internal flights from Istanbul, arranged airport transfers, all tours, hotel, our ferry tickets, and all included. We will highly recommend using this company in Turkey. Best for small group travelers. Instead of staying on the island of Samos for one night and two days, we could see the Cappadocia from Kusadasi in two days and fly to Santorini? I am most certainly making use of this company again for our next trip to Cappadocia in Turkey.

  4. Gonzalez

    Hasan was our Ephesus tour guide. He knows what he was doing and provided information on the sites we visited and also was accommodating to requests. The overall day tour was great, Ephesus is a must-see for history buffs. Pamukkale is a sight worth seeing even though the drive to and from is a bit long. The logistics for the tours and timing for pick-up and drop-off were perfect. Our tour package included air travel, ground transportation, and sightseeing tours. All of the done perfectly.

  5. Andrea

    It was an amazing 2-day tour and perfect organization… That was an amazing 2-day tour in two places. we enjoyed it a lot. the program started at our hotel. we were taken care of picking us up from my hotel in Istanbul and in the end, the program dropped off at my other hotel in another town. It was pretty awesome and we felt comfortable as a first traveler in Turkey. The local tour guides; Zahide and Begum were very informative and provided us with every single detail of every place we visited. we were alone on the first day of the tour to Ephesus and the tour guide had given us ample time to enjoy every place we visited. we would surely recommend this tour to all the travelers with limited time but would like to see two places at the same time. Their tour guides are well English spoken and very informative, knowledgeable people.

  6. Melina

    We had an amazing daily tours with Ms. Guldane, she was so accomodating and so friendly for our girl group of 8. that tour was fantastic the explanation from each historical place was well-explained service is great from our hotel accommodation to the destination it was really comfortable. we will highly reccommend and give them five stars for these best services.

  7. Vernon

    My friends and I did a 2 days tour package of Ephesus and Pamukkale. All our airport transfers in Istanbul, Izmir and Denizli were also provided. We could not speak more highly of our tour package. Our guides were extremely knowledgeable and spoke clear English. The pace was good and adjusted each day tour to suit our needs. Nothing was a bother to them and by the time our 2 days concluded we were sad to have to say goodbye. The lunches provided were superb and enough. The air-conditioned tour buses were clean, modern, and extremely comfortable with very professional drivers who made us feel safe at all times. Also, pickups and drop-offs were on time. We spent 8 days in Turkey and this was by far the best 2 days we had. Being a part of a package tour was also very affordable. we highly recommend this best tour company in Turkey and you will not be disappointed.

  8. Eliza

    Amazing two days with Ephesus and Pamukkale tour package by toursce.com
    We booked a 2-days tour from the agency and we were very satisfied with the service provided. Mr. Niyazi who guide the Ephesus trip, and Ms. Melahat who guides the Pamukkale day trip, are very humorous, funny, and also very informative. Lunches were very good both days and got it all promised to us when booking the tour. The hotel was in front of the sea as they promised again. Everything was perfect guys. We would like to thank the agency and travel team for making our tour so good.

  9. Megan

    we were very lucky to booked Ephesus and Pamukkale tours with you. It was a very good experience in two days. Your guides Zehra and Naciye deserve a special mention. They also made our airport transfers on time in Izmir. The arrangements were flawless and on time. Thanks…

  10. Magsino

    Absolutely, one of the best tours we have ever joined all around the world. It is worth every penny. We had a group of 6, including one elderly person. Ertugrul was our tour guide and everything was better than we could have hoped. Ertugrul was able to not only give us all of the information from a historical perspective but as a local, was able to describe the impacts and views of other locals. The travel package accommodation was nice and stellar. We decided to join the private tour for just our group since we had an elderly person with us on this trip. Ertugrul was gracious enough to allow all of us to move at our own pace, spend more time at every part we had questions about, and wait when we needed breaks. Thank you very much for your kindness. If we ever come back to Turkey again, we will join their other tours and continue to visit the country with them. Thank you very much.

  11. Stephanie

    For me best time for visit turket march and april. Specialy people like me with ultra white skin sun shine can be dangerous =) Was very lucky with weather. Also lucky with flight and tour days. days. They matched perfectly. Ephesus was one of the places i wanted to see for very long time. But unfortunately i didnt know a place called pamukkale exist. Was amazing. Hard to believe that place is real. Thank you guys for arrange me this tour and make good discount 🙂 Stef

  12. Eileen

    First, we really enjoyed our entire time in Turkey. We found Turkey to be an interesting and fun learning experience offering a wide variety of opportunities. We were surprised at how little I knew about the cultural and religious history of the area. And these guys really know what to do. The areas we visited were great for a first timer: Istanbul, Pamukkale, and Ephesus. Each is so different from the others which made it a nice combination. We will book a Cappadocia tour as soon as we can.

  13. Russell

    I talked to a lot of travel agents before booking with this agency. Know one really knew exactly how to structure an itinerary that best suited our needs. They created the most amazing itinerary for for us. All tour guides who were so knowledgeable and really gave us a flavor of each spot. We visited what we wanted and we determined the pace. Leave it to the experts and go with this travel agency. You won’t regret it.

  14. Richard

    This was our favorite tour itinerary of our entire Turkey vacation. Absolutely loved the tour programme, organization and travel company. Our guides were fabulous in Ephesus and Pamukkale Hierapolis. Hierapolis. This tour gave us more and allowed us more than we could ever imagine. 7 person of our group learned so much about Ephesus, Pamukkale and truly enjoyed our time there. We highly recommend Toursce.com to everyone. They were professional in all dealings in Turkey and communications we had with them. You can contact them online and you can do tailor made programe together or you can just pop into their office in Istanbul and organize your Turkey holiday tours face to face. You can hust call them or send an email. Thank you very much Mr. Erdogan

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