You will get a chance to see the ancient marble city Ephesus, where you will take great frames. The ancient city of Ephesus, which dates back to 6000 BC, was an ancient city belonging to Rome, Greece, and Turks in different periods. Inside the Temple of Artemis, a House of the Virgin Mary and the Companions of the Cave Artworks have this extraordinary work as one of the most important tourist sites in Izmir and Turkey, located in the town of Selcuk. Ephesus, the Hellenistic and Roman times had the most brilliant times. During the reign of the Roman Emperor Augustus, the population of the province of Asia reached 200,000 people.
Thanks to Pamukkale tour will have the opportunity to see one of Turkey’s most spectacular natural beauties. You will have a nice time in white paradise without any other examples in the world. During the tour, you will see travertines, the natural beauty of Pamukkale, the ancient city of Hierapolis, a symbol of the past. The memories you will experience with this tour will not be forgotten throughout your life.
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 Denizli. 08:40 am ─ Landing to the Denizli Airport. Our staff will pick up from the airport and you will be transferred to Pamukkale.
The first stop of the tour to Pamukkale will be travertine known as white paradise. The short tour here will be to walk on the hot waters. Don’t look at us as short as that. Living this moment can be the most beautiful thing in your life. The tour guide will accompany you throughout the tour. You will learn everything you need to know or wonder. After the tour is over, you will have the opportunity to see the ancient city located right next to the travertine. The work of the ancient Roman period will create a very exciting moment.
The Hierapolis Theater is one of the most magnificent buildings dating back to the 2nd century. To date, the well-preserved ancient theater has offered entertainment to approximately 10,000 spectators. In addition to religious ceremonies in the theater, music has taken place in live entertainment. As one of the places that open the doors of the old world in the best way, every minute you spend here will give you experiences you cannot see in other places. You can take pictures to immortalize the moment in the surrounding seats.
Old people who have been the most fun time to shop in the old world known as Agora. The site, which offers a great marketplace for ancient civilizations on the Aegean coast, is an old market where most of the population comes to shopping or trade well with other people traveling. The marketplace is only part of the city. There is also the Necropolis nearby Agora. This cemetery is a place where many foreigners are buried in different time periods. After the journey back to the past, Karahayit Red Springs will be our last stop. These Karahayıt hot springs, considered to be a branch of Pamukkale thermal springs system, are located in the town of Karahayıt. The composition of the water is similar to the Pamukkale source. However, the temperature is higher and free carbon dioxide is less. The waters of the spa, which has a high radioactivity, emerge from three sources. Water temperatures of the sources are 500 C, 425 C, and 560 C. The height of the spa area is 950 m above sea level. The characteristics of hot spring water are hyperthermal, hypotonic mineral water. There are bicarbonate, sulfate, carbon dioxide, calcium.
16:00 pm ─ The Pamukkale tour will be ended. Continue to drive to Kusadasi. Upon arrival to Kusadasi. You will be transferred to your hotel in Kuşadası.
08:30 am ─ After having breakfast and checkout from the hotel, you will be transferred to the Ephesus Ancient City.
Being a gate between East and West, Efes was also an important port city. This feature made Ephesus an important trade and political center at that time. It was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2015. Besides, the biggest temple of Artemis culture which is based on Anatolia’s old goddess tradition is located in Ephesus. Ephesus, which has a very important place in history and today, has developed famous names like Herakleitos, Artemidoros, Hipponaks, Zenodotos, and Soranos.
Temple Of Artemis
Another place to visit during the tour is the temple, which is one of the oldest buildings in the world. The Temple of Artemis or Artemision, originally known as the Temple of Diana, was a Greek temple dedicated to the goddess Artemis. The ruins of the temple are located in Ephesus. The ancient city of Ephesus is one of the oldest buildings in the world with the least disturbance rate. The temple, one of the Seven Wonders of the Old World, was completely rebuilt three times before its last destruction in 401. Today, only the foundations of the temple and the pieces of sculpture in the temple remain. The first sanctuary of the Temple of Artemis was based on the Bronze Age, where Ionian migration began. In the 7th century BC, the old temple was destroyed with a flood. It was rebuilt in 550 BC by the Cretan architect Chersiphron and his son Metagenes in Lydia Bay. The project took 10 years to complete. The temple was destroyed by an arson attack in 356 BC and then rebuilt.
House Of Virgin Mary
Before his crucifixion at the age of 33, Jesus entrusted his mother, his friend St Jean, who was also an apostle. St Jean found it inconvenient to remain in Jerusalem due to the Roman persecution of Mary, and, together with Mary, came to Ephesus, the largest and most peaceful city of the age. It was a sacred duty to spread Christianity. Jean protect Mary from the public and concealed it in a hidden tree-lined hut on Mount Bülbül. It is believed that the last days of the Virgin Mary were spent in the House of the Virgin Mary, which was declared sacred by the Vatican. Christian historians state that Mary lived on the Bülbül Mountain until the age of 101 and that her grave is also in a place where no one knows her where she is at. In 1967, Pope VI Paul conducted the pilgrimage visits in 1979 by Pope John Paul II and also recently by Pope Benedict XVI. Every year on the 15th of August, there is a ceremony that the day believed for the Mary’s death day. On the day of Mary’s death, the Vatican organized a large ceremony.
The building, which has an important place in the period of Principalities, has a plan arrangement which is not used much except a few examples in Anatolian Turkish architecture. The principles of this new plan scheme, which will have significant impacts on Anatolian Turkish architecture starting from the period it belongs to, are based on Islamic architecture in Syria and have an old history that goes down to Damascus Emeviyye Mosque. The novelty brought by this application from the architectural point of view is the porch that joined the mosque. In addition, the structures, as well as the decoration of the Zengi and Mamluk effects are noteworthy. This structure, which forms a synthesis of different cultures, has also been the source of Ottoman architecture.
16:00 pm ─ The Ephesus tour will be ended. You will be transferred to the airport in Izmir. 19:30 pm ─ You will fly from Izmir to Istanbul. 20:30 pm ─ Arrival at the airport in Istanbul. You will be transferred to your hotel. (If you want to say at the airport, please inform us.)
2-Days Pamukkale and Ephesus tour from Istanbul will be ended.
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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
I am a solo traveler. Do I share rooms with others?
In our tour package, we do not provide sharing room for solo travelers. There will be an extra single supplement as mentioned in the booking system on our web page. You will stay in a single room.
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.
Can we upgrade our hotels if we do not want to stay mentioned hotels in your package?
Yes, of course, you can upgrade your hotel in the package if you do not want to stay mentioned hotel. We can offer you higher class hotels with an extra fee. Or you can let us know which hotels that you want to stay and we can book your preferred hotel.
Are we able to choose our own hotels?
Yes, you can choose your own hotel and we can provide you the price without hotels. But If you book your own hotel they have to be central otherways, there will be an extra fee for pick up and drop off for the tours.
What are the departure dates of your tour packages?
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 tour or tour packages?
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.
Are the domestic flight tickets included?
Depends on the tour package that you chose. Most of the tour package includes internal flights but before you book the tour please check the What includes and What Excludes section of the tour packages to make sure.
Are International Flights included in your Turkey Tour Package?
International flight tickets are not included. We have guest any corner of the World. That’s why we do not know which city you are coming from. You will book your own International flight tickets.
Is it possible to choose our own start and finish dates for our trip to Turkey?
Of course, you can choose your own starting date according to your time frame. Our tours depart every day unless not mentioned any specific dates on the tour package content.
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.
How do we meet with our tour at the airport?
Once you arrive in Turkey, you will be waited by our staff with a name sign. Once you see your name/our company sign, you will be picked up and transferred to your hotel.
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.
Do we check in to flight on our own or is there anyone to help us?
Once you booked a Turkey package that includes flight tickets, our driver will pick you up from your hotel and take you the airport then you will check into flight on your own. We will provide your flight tickets after your booking.
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.
Which airline company do you use for internal flights?
We use all Turkish Companies such as Turkis Airlines, Anadolujet, Pegasus Airlines, Atlas Global, Onur Airlines and Sunexpress according to availability.
What happen if I forget any valuables/any staff in the tours or hotels?
We are not responsable for any forgeten valuables/staff on our tour/hotels. 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.
Can we extend the package tour if ı have more days?
Yes, you can extend your tour package. If you want you can check our other Packages that is longer then you choose one or you can add only extra night without any tours with additional cost.
Is there any hidden cost the tour package?
There is no any hidden cost in the package. All includes and excludes are mentioned on the tour page. Please check the includes and excludes section before you book the tour package.
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.