Day Tour to Pamukkale & Ephesus from Istanbul

You have only one day and want to visit Pamukkale & Ephesus, do not miss this chance. Spend it with knowledgeable guides and professional crew, this is the best option you can get. Fly to Denizli and enjoy on white calcium terraces of Cotton Castle and discover the ancient city of Hierapolis then continue to drive to explore the ancient Amazon city of Ephesus. Afterward, visit the Virgin Mary House and flight back to Istanbul.

  • Explore two cities in one day from Istanbul.
  • Pre-arranged early flight from and to Istanbul.
  • You will be more flexible to determine the sights.
  • Experienced local tour guide will be waiting for you.
  • Air-conditional, a non-smoking vehicle will be good for your comfort.
Duration: Long Day
Tour Type: Regular
Departure Days: Everyday
Start: 06:30
End: 21:55
Transportation: +
Ephesus: Ephesus Ancient City ➝ Marble streets ➝ The Odeon ➝ The Agora ➝ The Temple of Hadrian ➝ The Monumental Fountains ➝ The Library of Celsius ➝ The Great Amphitheatre ➝ The Roman Baths ➝ House of Virgin Mary ➝ Temple Of Artemis ➝ Isabey Mosque
Pamukkale: Famous Pamukkale ➝ White Calcium Terraces ➝ Hierapolis Ancient City ➝ The Necropolis ➝ Bath and Basilica ➝ Frontinius Gate ➝ Frontinius Street ➝ Latrina ➝ Northern Byzantine Gate ➝ Fountain of the Tritons ➝ The Temple of Apollon ➝ Cleopatra Antique Thermal Pool


06:30 – Flight from Istanbul to Denizli.
(Please note that flight details may change according to season)
07:30 – Land at Denizli Cardak Airport and our travel team will pick you up with your name sign signboard then transfer to Pamukkale center. Meet with your experienced and well knowledgeable local tour guide and start to explore Pamukkale.

Pamukkale Tour

In Pamukkale region, you’ll see the Cotton Cliffs, one of the natural wonders of the world formed by deposits of calcareous salts. Also, you are going to visit the ancient ruins of the Hierapolis with its basilica, Frontinius Street, the Necropolis, Bath and Basilica, Frontinius Gate, Latrina, Northern Byzantine Gate, Fountain of the Tritons and the Temple of Apollon. At the end of the guiding tour, you will have some free time to explore the area and enjoy the white travertines pools on your own. As an option, you may choose to swim in the Pamukkale Cleopatra Antique Thermal Pool (at own expense) during this free time. Our local tour guide will inform you about the exact meeting point and time.
At the end of the Pamukkale tour, drive to Ephesus. It takes 2,5 hours. Upon arrival to Ancient Ephesus.

Ephesus Tour

In Ephesus region, you will visit the ancient ruins of the Ephesus with its the Great Amphitheatre, Marble streets, Odeon, the Temple of Hadrian, Monumental Fountains, Agora, Roman Baths, The Library of Celsius and more in the ancient city. One of the most important regions of the Aegean & Turkey. It is the most famous Greek city of the ancient times with a heritage dating back to 6000 BC. Afterward, continue to the House of Virgin Mary. The belief that Mary spent her last days here. She came to this area with Saint John. The belief that Virgin Mary spent her last days here. This house is known as a sacred place for Christians and Muslims. Then visit the Temple of Artemis. It has been known for centuries as a famous pilgrimage site, and in ancient times it is the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the World (Artemision). Our final stop will be to visit the Isabey Mosque. It was built in 1375 on the western slope of the Seljuk municipality, which has been home to many civilizations and is also a religious center. At the end of the tour, transfer to Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport to the flight back to Istanbul.
20:40 – Take you’re a flight from Izmir to Istanbul.
(Flight departure time can be changed according to availabilities and season)
21:55 – You will land in Istanbul.


  • Flight Tickets from/to Istanbul
  • Airport Pick Up & Drop Off in Izmir
  • Entrance fees in the program
  • Lunch at the local restaurant
  • All Transportation in Tour
  • Professional local tour guide on the tour
  • Local Taxes
  • Personal Expenses
  • Drinks at the lunch
  • Entrance fee to Cleopatra Antique Thermal Pool
  • Airport Pick Up & Drop Off in Istanbul



  1. Kelsey

    I recently took a tour that included both Pamukkale and Ephesus, and it was a truly amazing experience. Both sites offered a unique and fascinating glimpse into the past, and our tour guide did an excellent job of bringing the history of each location to life. The first day of the tour was spent in Pamukkale, famous for its white terraces formed by mineral-rich thermal waters. The highlight of the day was definitely the visit to Hierapolis ancient city, an ancient Roman spa city, built on top of the hot springs. The ruins were well-preserved and our guide provided a wealth of information about the history and significance of the site. We also visited the Cleopatra Pool, a thermal pool that was used by the ancient Romans and it was a great opportunity to relax in the warm waters and enjoy the stunning views. On the second day, we traveled to Ephesus, one of the most well-preserved Roman cities in the world. The highlight of the tour for me was definitely the visit to the well-preserved Roman theater. It was incredible to see the intricate carvings and the sheer size of the structure. Our guide provided a wealth of knowledge about the history of the theater and its significance in the Roman Empire. Another highlight was the visit to the Celsus Library. The Library was built in honor of Tiberius Julius Celsus Polemaeanus, a Roman senator and it is considered one of the most beautiful examples of Roman architecture. Our tour also included a visit to the Temple of Hadrian, which was built in the 2nd century AD and dedicated to the Roman Emperor Hadrian. The temple is a great example of the blending of Roman and Greek architecture and it was fascinating to learn about how it was used in ancient times. Our tour guide was a local expert and provided a wealth of information about the history of both Ephesus and Pamukkale, as well as answered all of our questions. He made the tour very enjoyable and informative. Overall, I would highly recommend taking this tour to anyone visiting Turkey. It provided a great balance of history, culture, and natural beauty, and allowed us to see two of the most impressive ancient sites in the country.

  2. Jairam

    We really enjoyed our day trip to Ephesus and Pamukkale which we did as a (rather long) day trip from Istanbul. Enjoyable and informative family tour of Ephesus, Virgin Mary House, Pamukkale calcium terraces, and ancient Hierapolis. Our tour guide Abdullah was very helpful and knowledgeable. It was really nice to be able to see everything at our own pace and tailor the schedule to our requirements. We were able to request a pickup from Izmir airport and drop off at Pamukkale Airport which worked well. We have no hesitation in recommending this tour.

  3. Sharon

    Here, you can observe ancient Greek and Roman sites, just like Hierapolis and Ephesus. However, you also get to visit and enjoy the natural white rock and cliff formations, which is fairly much hard to find anywhere else. You can also get to swim in the natural springs thermal antique pool, time conditions permitting.

  4. Robert

    We had a great time in Ephesus ancient city and ancient Hierapolis and white Pamukkale with our guide. He is highly knowledgeable about and engaging. It was a private tour for my best friend and me. The tour guide asked us what kinds of things we would like to see and tailored the tours based on our preferences. He had exciting facts and stories and made the journey more enjoyable. Highly recommend the company.

  5. Tyler

    Hierapolis is a beautiful antique hospital and if you like history & nature this is a place to go. The genuine Pamukkale mountain with the white pools is a must. Just because that is so out of the ordinary worth visiting.

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