2 Days Ephesus and Pamukkale Tour from Istanbul by bus
2 Days 1 Night
Departs Every Day
Ephesus and Pamukkale
Day 1 - Overnight bus from Istanbul to Ephesus
Late in the evening, you will catch the night bus in local bus terminal for 10 hours intercity bus to Kusadasi ( Ephesus ).
Day 2 - Ephesus Tour ( Lunch included )
Upon arrival to Kusadasi bus terminal, you will be greeted by the driver to transfer you to our Kusadasi office
from there you will join your Ephesus Tour. Here, you will start your tour by visiting Artemis Temple which is also known for being one of the 7 wonders of the ancient world. After that, you will be visiting Ephesus Ancient City, Celcius Library, Hadrian Temple, Hamams, Theater, and Old Harbor one by one. At midday, you will have a lunch break in the restaurant. Your last visiting stop will be the House of the Virgin Mary. This is the place where the Virgin Mary spent her last years of life. The Vatican recognized this place as a pilgrimage centre. At the end of the tour, you will be transferred to your Kusadasi hotel to enjoy your free time and overnight stay.
Day 3 - Pamukkale Tour (Breakfast & Lunch included)
After you had your breakfast at the hotel, our guide will pick you up around 07:30-08:00 am to get you to join your Pamukkale-Hierapolis Tour. Pamukkale area has hot water resources, and travertines are one of these sources. Travertines have terraces of carbonate minerals as a result of the flowing water. Because this beauty seems like cotton, it is called ‘Cotton Castle- Pamukkale’ by native people. After experiencing the beauty of travertines, you will visit Hierapolis Ancient City which is also categorised as a Unesco World Heritage Site. This place used to be visited by people who want to soothe their ailments during their retirement and even die there. If you want to boost your mood and refresh yourself, you can walk on terraces or swim in Cleopatra Swimming Pool. This swimming experience you will have in Cleopatra Swimming Pool is optional. Afternoon, you will have a break for lunch in the restaurant.
End of the tour, you will be transferred to our office for free time before the bus. Late evening you will be transferred to local bus terminal to catch 10 hours intercity bus to Istanbul.
Day 4- Istanbul / End of your Ephesus and Pamukkale tour
Upon arrival to Istanbul bus terminal, you will need to use shuttle service to Sultanahmet area. End of your Ephesus and Pamukkale tour.
Hotels with breakfast
Lunch on tours (Besides standard Turkish meal, special meals as vegetarian, vegan, halal options are also available)
Entrance fees for sights and museums mentioned on the itinerary
Professional English speaking guide
Drink during lunch
Kusadasi Hotels: Istankoy Hotel
Per person price 385 USD
Kusadasi Hotels: Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel / Efe Boutique Hotel
Per person price 435 USD
Hot air balloon is an optional extra
Max group size is 15 people
The quoted price of this tour covers accommodations in hotels as mentioned above or in similar quality hotels.