The best way to explore the Aegean coast is through the ancient city of Ephesus. Our tour programs will take you to the ancient city of Ephesus, one of the most important cities of the ancient world. You will learn everything you wonder about this ancient city, accompanied by a knowledgeable, multilingual tour guided.
Among the cities with the most scenic tours organized in Turkey, Pamukkale comes forefronts. When you get here you will see the travertines that will attract you even from a distance. The tour guides along the tours will provide you with safe and detailed information. In this way, you will find answers to all the questions in your mind. Every second you spend here will be very important for you.
Overnight Bus from Cappadocia to Pamukkale 20:00 pm ─ You will have an overnight internal bus trip to Pamukkale from Cappadocia which will take 10 hours to get Denizli Bus Station. Pamukkale Tour & Continue to Kusadasi 05:30/06:00 pm (next day in the morning) ─ Arrival at the Denizli Bus Station. You will be transferred to your hotel in Pamukkale for the freshen-up. You can rest in your room until the pick-up time. You will have breakfast at the hotel. 09:30 am ─ You will be transferred to Pamukkale and the tour starts.
Travertines come first among the places to visit in Pamukkale. Pamukkale travertines in Denizli are formed by natural water resources coming to travertine beds. Hot water is poured into the layers of travertine and makes various sediments. This hot water, rich in calcium and hydrocarbonates, is at 356 degrees Celsius and when formed in contact with air it forms a white color and a hard ground by forming carbonate precipitates as a result of a series of chemical changes. Calcium carbonate initially precipitated in the series of chemical reactions that make up the floor view is initially in gel form. This gelatinous structure, which hardens over time, takes the form of travertine and attracts many tourists. You will have a delicious lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch, the tour will continue with visiting the ancient city of Hierapolis. Pamukkale, which has been on UNESCO World Heritage List since 1988, is intertwined with the ancient city of Hierapolis. The ancient city of Hierapolis, which is one of the most important ancient city regions of the world, is not only in the world but also in the UNESCO World Heritage List. The unique ancient legacy of the Kingdom of Pergamon was famous for its thermal springs and healing properties even in 197 BC when it was founded. Finally, you will visit the travertines and the Agora and Necropoly, which are close to the ancient city. Generally, you will have the opportunity to see all the beauties in the tour package.
16:00 pm ─ The Pamukkale tour will be ended. You will be transferred to your hotel in Kuşadası and check into the hotel.
08:30 am ─ After having breakfast and checkout from the hotel, you will be transferred to the Ephesus Ancient City.
Places to visit during the tour include the Temple of Artemis. The Temple of Artemis was made entirely of marble in 550 BC dedicated to the goddess Artemis by the king of Croesus (Karun) of Lydia. It was the first monumental architectural monument of antiquity. The temple, built on the sacred site by the greatest sculptors of the period, is estimated to have a length of 125 meters, a width of 65 meters and a height of 25 meters. You will have lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch, you will visit the House of Virgin Mary, which is considered to be quite holy for Christians. The house of the Virgin Mary near Bülbül Mountain, near the ancient city of Ephesus, is a sacred place where both Christians and Muslims are most sought after with its historical, cultural and archaeological structure. The House of Virgin Mary, which is declared as an official pilgrimage center for the Christian world by the Vatican, visits every year in order to become tens of thousands of Catholic Christian pilgrims. It is believed that Mary spent the last years of her life in this house where St John was considered and declared as the mother of Jesus. The last stop is the Isabey Mosque. One of the first and most beautiful examples of Anatolian mosque architecture, Isa Bey Mosque was built by Isa Bey from Aydinogullari in Ayasuluk Hill in 1374-1375. You enter the mosque through a magnificent crown gate. There are various tombstones belonging to the Beyliks Period in the garden. The west wall of the mosque is covered with marble and the other facades are made of cut stone.
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.)
# Note: If you don’t want to go to Istanbul, you can stay one more night in Kuşadası. And you can go to Samos Island of Greece the next day by ferry.
2-Days Pamukkale and Ephesus tour from Cappadocia 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.