2 Day Ephesus and Pamukkale Tour From Istanbul

Duration: 2 days
Destination: Turkey, Turkey, Istanbul

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  • 2 days
  • Istanbul
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable


This 2 day tour departs from Istanbul and consist of all the major attractions of Ephesus and Pamukkale such as Temple of Artemis, The Celsius Library, House of the Virgin Mary, Old Gates, Cemetery, Theatre of Hierapolis, The Calcified Pools and Travertines as well as swimming in Cleopatra Pool.


Day 1: Flight to Izmir and Ephesus Tour

Stop At: Ephesus Museum, Selcuk Turkey
You will be picked up from your hotel early in the morning and transferred to the airport for the one hour flight to Izmir. Upon arrival in Izmir, we will meet you at the airport with your name and transfer you to our office in Selcuk town. At 09:30 a.m you will depart for the daily Ephesus tour. When you arrive, you will have a fully guided tour of the ruins. During the tour you will see the Temple of Artemis (one of the 7 Ancient Wonders of the World), the Amphitheater, the Celsius Library, which is still active, ruins left from the ancient city, and the House of the Virgin Mary, her last dwelling place. At the end of the tour, you will be transferred to your hotel in Selcuk town or Kusadasi.
Duration: 12 hours

Meals included:
• Lunch
Accommodation included: Overnight at Boutique Hotel in Kusadasi

Day 2: Pamukkale Tour and Flight to Istanbul

Stop At: Pamukkale Thermal Pools, Pamukkale Turkey
Following breakfast at your hotel, you will check out and we will pick you up at 8:30 AM and begin the 3-hour journey. Around 12:00 PM you will arrive in the small but friendly town of Pamukkale and stop for lunch. Then, you will be taken to the ancient city of Hierapolis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Your guide will show you how the citizens lived, worked and enjoyed themselves back when the city was a thriving metropolis. Highlights include the Temple of Apollo, the Roman Theater and the Martyrion of St. Philip. From there, you will move on to the main attraction, the travertines. You will have free time to explore and relax in the travertines and have a rejuvenating swim in Cleopatra’s Pool. At the end of the tour, you will be transferred to the airport for the one-hour flight back to Istanbul. Upon arrival in Istanbul, we will meet you at the airport with your name and transfer you to your hotel.
Duration: 12 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
No accommodation included on this day.

  • 1x Breakfast
  • 2x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 1 night
  • Overnight accommodation
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Ephesus Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Pamukkale Thermal Pools

  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
We will pick you up from any hotel in Istanbul City Center

Departure Time

Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 6/23/2020 - 10/31/2021

Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:59 PM

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


2 days

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

User's Reviews

Morne S

03 Jul, 2019

This was one of the highlights of our vacation. The sights are incredible. Both cities have their own beauty and identity. At Ephesus it feels like you become part of history. We had a hot air balloon ride in Pamukalle, which is well worth it. This trip would not have been the same if it wasn't for Erkan, the tour operator, that made all the arrangements and made sure that everything was absolutely perfect for us. His agency is excellent and without a doubt we will make use of him and his team when next we visit Turkey. We also had him arrange a 2 day tour for us to Cappadocia. Once again, Erkan made sure that everything was perfect. All transfers was on time, flights was on Turkish Airways and they made sure we reached the airports with ample time to check in. All the accommodation on both trips was comfortable. We stayed at the Holiday Cave Hotel in Cappadocia, which was quite an experience. Our room (which was a cave) was on the top terrace and even had a jacuzzi. Both trips is great for first timers as well as returning vacationers. THANK YOU to Erkan and his team for the wonderful time we could spend seeing your country.


20 Apr, 2017

This tour was an amazing experience, we travelled in April 2017. Well organised and the accommodation and lunch was fabulous! Our tour was organised by Travel Store Turkey. The organiser is always in touch and make sure you are happy during your tour. You can always call them for extra information.
The Tour Guide was very informative and helpful. It was a small group and we were giving reasonable time for all the activities, shopping and photos sessions. Geovanna
The transport was very comfortable and they accommodate all our needs on the way to the historical sites.
This part of Turkey is a must do.... the views are amazing and everything is cheaper than in Istanbul. Food was absolutely lovely!
Turkey is an amazing country, lovely food, friendly people and they are very helpful.

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