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.
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 buffet lunch before the tour of Pamukkale begins. You will then disappear in the white city without thinking about your belly.
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.
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.
If you accept the tour that you would like to join and ready to book you can use our online booking form on the mentioned page. You can click on (Book Now Pay Online) You can pay either deposit or full amount with your Visa or Master Card.
Do we have to pay the full amount?
Generally, we charge a minimum %30 deposit or some small amount according to tour content. The deposit may change according to the tour package you that you chose and it is shown on the website how much deposit we charge. If you pay only deposit the rest has to paid in CASH once.
Is there any discount for children?
Of course, we have a discount for children. You will see the discounts for children when you start the booking online.
What are the departure dates of the tour?
Our tours depart every day (unless otherwise stated)! You need to pick your date from the booking form and complete it then we will arrange your tour according to the chosen starting date.
What kind of vehicles do you use for your day tours?
We use fully air-conditioned non-smoking new-model touristic vehicles for our tours, like Mercedes, Wolksvagen, Isuzu, Otokar) – so that you can enjoying touring in comfort.
Some of our tour Packages include local buses for conneting from one city to others. We use a good bus companies for your locla bus travel from one city to others.
Do your tours stop in shopping stores?
Our regular group tours stopping in some shopping places. But there is no obligation to buy. Mostly we stop unique goods shops belong to Turkey such as carpet store, leather store or jewelry stores. Once we stop here also you will get a lecture about the goods. Our private tours do not stop any shops unless you required.
Who will pick up from our hotel?
If you booked your own hotel and start the one of our tour from your hotel, one of our staff/driver will come to your hotel at given time that will be written on your confirmation voucher and take you the meeting point to meet with other tour participants and tour guide.
Do we have to carry our passport with us during the tour?
While you are on a city tour, you do not need to carry but just in case, once you arrive in your hotel, take the copy of your passport and carry passport's copy with you.
If you travel from one city to other city and if you are going to use the flight or bus connection between cities, you have to take your passport with you.
How many people there will be in the group tours?
Group size changes day by day. We are not able to give you an exact number of the group but generally, group size is between 8 and 25 people.
Are tour guides licensed and speak English?
All of our tour guides are licensed by the Turkish Tourism & Cultural Ministry and all are educated and well experienced.
If I am Vegetarian, am I able to find any Vegetarian food during Turkey Trip?
Yes, It is very easy to find vegetarian food in Turkey. But please let us know your food preference at the time of booking.
What happen if I forget any valuables/any staff in the tours?
We are not responsable for any forgeten valuables/staff on our tour. But if you let us know immediately we will try to do our best to find it and deliver it to you according to the possibility.
When I pay by credit card, is it safe to use your online booking?
It is secured by SSL 128-256 bit and we do not see any credit card details. When you insert your credit card details the payment charged directly by our bank.
Do you pick up and drop off from/to hotels for the day tours?
Yes, we do pick up and drop off from Central Hotels like Sultanahmet, Laleli, Aksaray, Taksim, Fındıkzade, Karakoy, Beyoglu, Sirkeci. If the hotel that you booked is out of these areas, where you need to come by yourself to our meeting point or there will be an additional cost for pick up and drop off according to the possibility.
Do you drop off the airport after the tour?
Yes, we are able to transfer you the airport at the end of the tour with an additional cost. The price change according to the airport. Please let us know which airport at the time of booking.
Which is the nearest port to Ancient Ephesus?
The nearest Port to Ephesus Ancient City is Kusadasi Cruise Port where the biggest cruise can dock and most of international cruise line pop into Kusadasi Cruise Port. It is only 20 munites drive from port to Ephesus Ancient City. Also, Izmir Cruise Port close to Ephesus too. It is an hour drive from Izmir Cruise Port to Ephesus Ancient City. If you are coming to Kusadasi by Cruise Ship you can check our Kusadasi Shore Excursion Kusadasi Shore Excursions or If you arrive in Izmir Cruise Port, you can check our Izmir Shore Excursion Category İzmir Shore Excursions
What should I take with me, what kind of clothes should I wear during my Ephesus Tour?
We highly recommend you to wear comfortable shoes. There are long walking in the Ephesus Tour. If you visit Ephesus in the summer period, you could take sun cream and sunglasses and wear shorts, t-shirt and hat to protect your head and face from the sun. There is no any shadow in the Ephesus Ancient City.
How far Ephesus from Izmir?
Izmir City Center is far from Ephesus about 80 km it takes around an hour by private vehicle. Also, it is possible to come by public transportation but you have to reach to Selcuk first you can go to Ephesus from Selcuk.
Are there toilets in Ephesus?
There are no any toilets in the Ephesus Ancient City. But there are toilets at the entrance and exit of the Ancient City. You should use before you enter or after the Ephesus Tour.
If you would like to upgrade the hotel to a higher quality hotel, we will be glad to offer two options:
Option 1:We can upgrade your hotel accommodation according to your request with an additional cost. This additional cost will be added to the total amount of the mentioned package tour.
Option 2: If you would like to book your own hotel, We are able to take 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 your package directly online through our website.
If you would like to change your hotel, please make a request then we wil be glad to quote a new price accordingly.