Ephesus, one of the oldest cities in the world, is located between the boundaries of Selçuk district. Throughout the ages, the city has hosted many civilizations and has helped to create an incredible number of works. Since 2015, it has gained a reputation as one of the 7 wonders of the Old World. )t has succeeded in influencing people with his structures and history. Pamukkale, Turkey is one of the most popular tourist centers and ruins which visit most domestic and foreign visitors to the area. Pamukkale, which is a natural archaeological site in the Menderes River Valley, welcomes its visitors with its white travertines. The city, which is a rare masterpiece, is located within the provincial borders of Denizli and 20 kilometers away from the city center.
# Note: This tour starts from Izmir, ends in Istanbul. If you want to finish this tour in Izmir, please inform us.
08:00 am ─ After having breakfast at the hotel, you will be transferred to the Ephesus Ancient City.
During your visit to Ephesus, you will visit ancient Agoras, Temples, Streets and Houses. They have maintained their existence almost perfectly.
You will also have the opportunity to see one of the largest Roman theaters in the ancient world.
Ancient Roman Houses: Terrace houses in Ephesus are among the oldest houses in the world. The structures built for the rich people in the Roman period are still beautifully preserved. They will help you to experience amazing moments with Roman mosaics and frescoes. After a long and meticulous restoration, it is open to the public.
Then you will fall in love with The Famous Celsius Library. In its own time, there are thousands of manuscripts in the library. The library, which now houses thousands of manuscripts in its own time, now has a magnificent wall.
There is even a skydiving company in the ancient city of Ephesus. Please contact us for more information.
The House of Virgin Mary: The sanctuary, once known as the place where Mary lived, welcomes many visitors from different religions throughout the year. Crusader necklaces of priests from the Vatican take place at the place where Christians regarded them as holy. This structure on the summit of the Mountain Bülbül astounds the viewers.
The most common problems included in the tours are meals. However, you will not experience this during your tour of Ephesus. In a local restaurant, you will be able to eat the food according to your taste.
İsabey Mosque: The structure built in 1375 is one of the most distinctive features of Ottoman mosque architecture. Geometric shapes come to the fore in the mosque’s plan. It was inspired by the Grand Mosque in Damascus on design and design. This place is beautiful to amaze you.
16:00 pm ─ The Ephesus tour will be ended. You will be transferred to your hotels
08:00 am ─ You will be picked up from your hotels in Kuşadası after the breakfast and checkout from the hotel. You will be transferred to Pamukkale. 12:00 am ─ Upon your arrival in Pamukkale, you will have a delicious lunch at a local restaurant. Then, the Pamukkale tour begins.
It is possible to see Pamukkale Travertines, which are 100 meters high, on the banks of Menderes River from many points of Denizli. Pamukkale is composed of spring waters and travertine terraced hills. The terraces of the nature masterpiece, which has served as a spa for a thousand years, consist of carbonate minerals deposited from the spa water.
The hot springs here are becoming a typical attraction, especially in the summer months. The people who visit here include families, lovers and even newlyweds. The ancient city of Hierapolis, which is located in Pamukkale’s influence, is the most influential person after travertines. From the city that lived its most brilliant period in the Roman period, there are a few buildings that are quite imposing. It also made it more interesting to host important sacred ceremonies in the period when it was founded.
You can also explore the surroundings by yourself during the leisure time. You can also walk on the travertines without your shoes. If you want, you can see Hierapolis, Agora, and Necropolis, considered among the most magnificent buildings of ancient Rome, right next to the white paradise. You can find a cure in the Ancient Pool, which considered as a healing pool. The pool, which once welcomed Cleopatra, nowadays has thousands of people.
Cleopatra’s Pool in Pamukkale
This is the Ancient Pool in the city of Hierapolis from the 2nd century BC and the Cleopatra Pool. Under the protection of UNESCO, the site of the World Heritage List is located in the ancient city of Hierapolis, just above the Pamukkale Travertines. To experience such a precious legacy in such a special way will be a turning point for you. Please note that entrance to the pool is not included in the price, you need to pay extra in Pamukkale.
Calcium Cliffs of Pamukkale
Water saturated with calcium carbonate evaporates under the sun. After the cotton-like appearance of the white travertines in the form of the gel, the structure solidifies and the surface becomes crystallized rocks. Due to the softness of the first travertine and white like cotton, Pamukkale has 17 hot water areas in the temperature range of 35-100 ° C.Thermal water from the source, traversing a distance of 320 meters travertine is coming. From here, it is poured into the travertine layers and is going to be 240-300 meters further.
16:00 pm ─ The Pamukkale tour ends. You will be transferred to the airport in Denizli. 19:30 pm ─ Flying to Istanbul from Denizli. 20:20 pm ─ Arrival at the airport in Istanbul. You will be transferred to your hotels in Istanbul. (If you want to end this tour at the airport, please inform us.)
Ephesus and Pamukkale tour from Izmir is ended. Thank you for traveling with us!
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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?
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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.