2-Day Ephesus and Pamukkale Tour From Izmir

Duration: 2 days
Destination: Turkey, Turkish Aegean Coast, Izmir

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


Visits to ancient city of Ephesus, House of Mother Mary, St John’s Basilica and Artemis Temple, Hierapolis Ancient City, Pamukkale Travertines.


Day 1: Pamukkale

Stop At: Pamukkale Thermal Pools, Pamukkale Turkey
Meet your guide and air-conditioned vehicle at your Izmir hotel or Izmir airport, and make the roughly 3-hour drive to Pamukkale, a natural and historical site designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

On arrival, admire Pamukkale’s white travertine terraces, formed through the millennia by cascading natural hot springs. See the turquoise pools and ice-like stalactites and stalagmites shaped by the calcium deposits, and then take a look at Hierapolis, the ruins of an ancient Roman city established on the plateau above in the 2nd century BC.

Break for lunch during your trip and finally, make the 3-hour drive back to Izmir, finishing your day with a drop-off at your Izmir hotel.
Duration: 7 hours

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

Day 2: Ephesus

Stop At: Ancient City of Ephesus, Selcuk 35920 Turkey
After breakfast, depart from your Izmir hotel for UNESCO-listed Ephesus, the remains of what was once ancient Rome’s capital in Asia Minor. Home to more than 250,000 people, from slaves to saints, Ephesus reached its peak between the 1st and 2nd century AD, and modern-day excavations have revealed an incredible collection of ruins — the most complete Greco-Roman city on Earth.

See the highlights and visit the nearby House of the Virgin Mary and Ephesus Archaeology Museum to view artefacts and finds mainly uncovered from the city and its surrounds.

After a break for lunch, continue to the ruins of St John’s Basilica, the second- largest Byzantine church in Anatolia when it was active, and the believed burial place of the apostle John, one of the four Gospel writers.

After a short walk down the hill, see Isa Bey Mosque, one of western Turkey’s oldest mosques and built in the 14th century by the Seljukian Turks, who are famous for their hand-made rugs and tiles.

Visit a nearby center of traditional local handicrafts, and make a final stop at the ruined Temple of Artemis, once one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

Afterward, return to Izmir where your tour concludes at your Izmir hotel or Izmir airport.
Duration: 15 minutes

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

  • 2x Lunch
  • Transportation by A/C vehicle
  • English speaking professional guiding services
  • Lunches
  • 2 small bottles of water per person per day
  • Parking fees for the vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Pamukkale Thermal Pools
  • Entry/Admission - Ancient City of Ephesus

  • Hotel accommodation
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Ephesus and Pamukkale may change
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Infant seats available on request if advised at the time of booking
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Pick up from Izmir airport, latest 7 am.

Please contact your supplier for your pick-up times.


  • Adnan Menderes Airport, Izmir Turkey

Departure Time

7:00 AM

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

Jeanibeth T

24 Feb, 2018

It was an amazing 2-day tour in two places. I enjoyed it a lot. I was taken cared of from picking me up from the airport to my hotel after the tour then back to the airport. It was pretty awesome and I felt comfortable as a solo traveler. The local tour guide, Begu was very informative and provided me with every single details of every places we visited. I was alone on the first day of the tour to Ephesus and the tour guide had given me ample time to enjoy every places we visited. I would surely recommend this tour to all the travelers with limited time but would like to see two places at the same time. If you take this tour, choose Begu as a tour guide! He is well-spoken, spoke English well and very informative knowledgeable.

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