Day Tour to Pamukkale & Ephesus from Istanbul

Pamukkale Calcium Pools

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.
  • By private tour, 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: Private
Departure Days: Everyday
Start: 06:30
End: 21:55
Transportation: +


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
  • 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


  1. Amira

    Our tour guide was great in Pamukkale and Ephesus. We thoroughly enjoyed the daily trip. This was our first time in Turkey, so this allowed us to see a lot in one day and gave us the opportunity to see where we would want to spend more time. It short time and a great overview for the first time in Turkey. The driver got us around safely to every stop. Thank you, Tuna for arranging for us a great day!

  2. Susan

    One of the best value tours in our lifetime… We did not have time to stay in Pamukkale or in Ephesus and wanted to visit them in a day. That is why this tour package was the best option for us. We were very lucky to find the best tour company in Turkey. They did a very very good job with all the company staff. Smoothly organization with transfers, flights, guiding, vehicle, and all time. Firstly we visited Pamukkale and the ancient city of Hierapolis and were mesmerized. The white travertines and so beautiful and the view from there is gorgeous. Waw, the Ancient city of Ephesus, Virgin Mary House were amazing. The cities also have a good historical reference. Pamukkale and Ephesus are a must-go for Turkey visitors.

  3. Rhianna

    We were staying in Istanbul for our vacation for 6 days and we have paid for our hotel in advance. Therefore, we could not stay outside of Istanbul. But we wanted to see and visit Ephesus ruins, Virgin Mary’s home, and Pamukkale white travertines. I was checking the internet and met this and the best tour company. We contacted the Toursce company and talked with Mr. Erkan. He gave our family the best option and organize all our day travel to Pamukkale and ancient Ephesus on the next day from Istanbul. We started from our hotel early and it was included everything flights, transfers, private tour, and entrance fees then return back to our hotel. It was unbelievable, we visited Ephesus and Pamukkale in a day from Istanbul. Could we see Aphrodisias and Salda Lake if we had stayed there for 1 night? There aren’t enough words to describe our gratitude. The experience was memorable because of travel and their team.

  4. George

    Excellent private Ephesus and Pamukkale day tour from Istanbul with my family. Very enjoyable tour because we were accompanied by a friendly tour guide, a good job by toursce team. You are a great team from the beginning till the end. Explanation of the story and history is very clear in Pamukkale & Ephesus, organized, and easy to understand. the day tour guide was also polite, patient, and understanding because we were with young children on the tour. Thank you so much for giving the best impression on the one day tour of Ephesus and Pamukkale. That was the best private tour ever in my life.

  5. Carmen

    We are so lucky to find you guys. Because we did not have 2 more days and we wanted to visit Pamukkale and Ephesus. I was researching to do this trip in a day and finally found Your tour program was exactly worked for us. we booked our tour online the day before and got the confirmation in 20 minutes. our 1-day tour to all the places Pamukkale and Ephesus I mentioned was incredibly amazing, especially because we had a great tour guide and a great driver. we met them at Izmir airport, at the end of the tour, they dropped us off at Denizli Airport and we flew to Istanbul. the tour guide was very knowledgeable, friendly, kind, and very funny. the driver also drives carefully to the destinations. he will open the aircon of the vehicle before we hop inside which makes us cool after our tour. we highly recommended their tour company. We will come again and visit other sights of your country with you.

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