Picking a 2-day trip to see Ephesus and Pamukkale from Istanbul is a great idea. It's simple and suits different preferences.
Ephesus and Pamukkale are cool places in Turkey with lots of history. Ephesus has old buildings and interesting sites, while Pamukkale has these amazing white pools and ancient ruins.
In just 2 days, you'll explore both places without any hassle. You'll check out the cool old stuff in Ephesus and then see the awesome white pools in Pamukkale. This quick trip gives you a taste of history and nature, perfect for anyone who wants a short but exciting adventure.
Here's a brief overview of what you might expect during each day of your 4-day tour from Istanbul to Cappadocia, Pamukkale, and Ephesus:
Day 1: Istanbul to Ephesus
Morning: Fly from Istanbul to Izmir.
Start your day with an early morning flight from Istanbul to Izmir, the nearest airport to Ephesus.
Upon arrival, meet your guide and embark on a scenic drive to Ephesus.
Late Morning/Early Afternoon:
Explore the ancient city of Ephesus, a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its well-preserved ruins. Visit iconic landmarks such as the Library of Celsus, the Great Theatre, and the Temple of Artemis.
Enjoy a delicious local lunch at a traditional Turkish restaurant.
Visit the House of Virgin Mary, a significant pilgrimage site where it is believed that Mary spent her last days.
Continue to the Ephesus Archaeological Museum to see artifacts and exhibits related to the history of Ephesus.
Transfer to your hotel in the charming town of Selcuk for a relaxing evening.
Dinner at a local restaurant featuring Turkish cuisine.
Day 2: Ephesus to Pamukkale and Return to Istanbul
After breakfast, depart for Pamukkale, famous for its unique terraces of white travertine mineral-rich pools.
Explore the ancient city of Hierapolis, located on the top of Pamukkale, with its well-preserved theater, necropolis, and historical ruins.
Late Morning/Early Afternoon:
Have a refreshing swim in the thermal pools of Pamukkale, allowing you to experience the healing properties of the mineral-rich water.
Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant near Pamukkale.
Visit the Hierapolis Archaeology Museum to see artifacts and exhibits from the ancient city.
Depart for Denizli Cardak Airport for your return flight to Istanbul.
Arrive back in Istanbul in the evening, concluding your 2-day Ephesus and Pamukkale tour.
End the tour with a drop-off at your hotel or a central location in Istanbul.
INCLUDED in the Tour Price:
The program is planned with groups of maximum 15 people. If requested, it can be specially programmed according to the number of people with Mercedes Sprinter or Mercedes Vito vehicles.
Pick-up from your Istanbul hotel, followed by a seamless transfer to Istanbul Airport on the European side.
Domestic flight tickets, taking you from Istanbul to the captivating destinations of Izmir and later from Izmir back to Istanbul. These well-planned flights ensure a comfortable and efficient travel experience, allowing you to seamlessly explore the wonders of each destination.
English-speaking guide during tours.
✔ Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch).
✔ Visits and entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary.
✔ Local taxes and service charges. Pick up from Istanbul hotel and transfer to Istanbul Airport (on the European side).
Any optional tours.
Passanger private expenses Cappadocia Hot Air Balloon Ride.
WHEN TO BOOK:
- Book as soon as possible for guaranteed availability, especially during holidays and festivities.
- Book up to 2 days before (Istanbul local time) if places are available. For last-minute bookings, contact us for confirmation.
Note: This itinerary is designed to maximize your time at each destination while ensuring a comfortable and convenient travel experience. It offers a perfect blend of history, culture, and natural beauty in the enchanting locations of Ephesus and Pamukkale.