• Pamukkale Thermal Pools (Turkey)
  • Celsus Library, Ephesus
  • Stadium at Ephesus
  • Library of Celsus in Ephesus
  • The House of Virgin Mary
  • Temple of Artemis at Ephesus
  • İsa Bey Mosque, Selçuk
  • Travertine Terraces at Pamukkale
  • Hierapolis Antique City
  • Pamukkale Antique Pool

2 Days Ephesus and Pamukkale Tour from Istanbul

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 8 customer ratings
(8 customer reviews)

From: USD$328.00

This tour is very suitable for people with limited time to visit Ephesus & Pamukkale. It includes return flights from Istanbul so that there is no time wasted on overnight buses. Tour is conducted over 2 days. You will be back to Istanbul in the evening of the day 2.

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2-Day Ephesus and Pamukkale Tour from Istanbul

Day 1: Flight to Izmir, Full Day Ephesus Tour

04:30 You will be picked up from your hotel in Istanbul and transferred to airport.
05:00 Arrival airport for flight from Istanbul to Izmir
07:00 Fly From Istanbul to Izmir
07:55 Upon arrival at the Izmir airport you will be picked up at the airport and transferred to Ephesus where you will meet your professional tour guide to begin your tour with a professional guide to begin your full day tour of Ephesus.

You will first visit the Temple of Artemis which was once one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world. Next you will visit the world famous ancient Greco- Roman City of Ephesus, the most well preserved example in the world. After visiting this impressive site, you will have a break for lunch. After lunch you will visit the House of Virgin Mary, where it is believed she spent her last days. This is a holy place for both Christians and Muslims. Afterwards you will visit the Isabey Mosque. After the tour, you will be transferred to your hotel in Kusadasi for check-in. Dinner and overnight at hotel in Kusadasi. (L, D)

Day 2: Full Day Pamukkale & Hierapolis Tour, Flight to Istanbul

After breakfast around 08:00 you will be picked up from your Kusadasi hotel and taken to the meeting point in Selcuk where the full group will first meet. You will then begin the Pamukkale tour with a drive from Selcuk starting at 8:30 am to Pamukkale which will be around 3 hours. En route to Pamukkale after 1.5 hours, there will be a 10 minutes stop for restroom break. Upon arrival around 11:45, the group will be first taken to have lunch and after lunch at around 13:00 you will begin your guided tour of the Pamukkale and Hierapolis area with a profession licensed tour guide. In Pamukkale, you will see the Cotton Cliffs, one of the natural wonders of the world formed by deposits of calcareous salts. Also you will visit the ancient ruins of the City of Hierapolis with its basilica, theatre and Roman Baths. At the end of the guided tour, you will have some free time to explore the area on your own. As an option, you may choose to swim in the Pamukkale antique pools (at own expense) during this free time. The tour guide will inform you about the exact meeting point and time. At the end of the tour around approximately 4:00 pm, you will be transferred to Izmir or Denizli airport for your return flight to Istanbul in the late evening. Upon arrival you will be picked-up from the airport and transferred to your hotel in Istanbul. END OF SERVICES. (B, L)

Travel Tip: This tour is fully customizable and can be extended as per your specific touring needs. We can add, substitute or delete any touring site or city from the itinerary as required. Request us for a tailor-made itinerary.

What’s Included:
• Hotel pickup and drop off (on European side of Istanbul only) & Istanbul cruise port.
• Domestic flight tickets as per the itinerary
• 1 night in Kusadasi at a 4 star hotel including breakfast and dinner
• Professional licensed English speaking guide during the tours
• Meals as mentioned in the itinerary: (B) breakfast, (L) lunch, (D) dinner
• Entrance fees mentioned by the itinerary
• Car park, Gasoline, Highway & Bridge fees
• Local taxes and service charges

What’s not included:
• Tips to staff, items of a personal nature
• Drinks with meals (except the drinks served with breakfast)

Additional Info:
• This is a regular group tour, but if requested at cost can be provided as a private tour
• The regular group tour has shopping stops included in the tour
• Your return to Istanbul can be in the late evening and can be estimated between 7 – 10 pm. We will confirm this time based on the tickets bought after payment has been received.
• You can swim in the Antique pool in Pamukkale. However, please note that there is an extra charge that you will have to pay directly at your own expense before entry to the pools. This entrance fees to the pools is not covered as part of your tour. as Please note that you must bring your own towel, swimsuit etc. if you need to use the pools.

Accommodation in below Hotels (or similar hotels depending on vacancy at the time of booking):

Kusadasi: Derici Hotel OR Efe Boutique Hotel OR Palm Hotel OR Carina Hotel

The quoted price of this tour covers accommodations in hotels as mentioned above or in similar quality hotels.

If you wish to include a higher quality hotel, we offer two options:

Option 1: We can upgrade your hotel at an additional cost. This cost will be added to the total tour price of the standard package tour.

Option 2: You can arrange your own accommodation on the tour as per your preference. We can offer a new package tour price without including cost of hotel accommodation. If Option 2 is preferred, all services as part of the package tour will be provided except for hotel accommodation.

Please let us know the option you prefer at the time the tour request is made so that we can price the tour accordingly. If no change in hotels is needed and you wish to proceed with the hotels highlighted in our package tour at the quoted tour price then you may book the tour directly online.

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8 reviews for 2 Days Ephesus and Pamukkale Tour from Istanbul

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Suzanne A

    I just wanted to express my heartfelt gratitude for the excellent tours I recently enjoyed in Ephesus and Pamukkale. They were fun, well paced, informative and my guides where thoroughly professional. Recommend to anyone.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Luiz Nakaie

    Thank you very much for the trip.. everything was perfect.. really really worth it.. A very beutifull culture enriched with friendly and kind people.. We are very happy to choose one nation tour to be our guide!

    Best regards for Nizam a hilarious, friendly and funny that make the trip even better saying every single detail of the history in a simple and compact way.. … And Gabriel for the friendly and good knowledge..

    thank you very much!

    we will recomend to our friends ( we already submited a 5 stars review on the site)

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Robyn L

    Wonderful tour of Ephesus and Pamukkale! Tour tour guides (Nizam and Ayse) gave us a lot of useful information about the history and culture of those two places, and we got a lot of time to explore them on our own.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Joseph G

    Ephesus and Pamukkale are amazing places to visit. The tour run smoothly and close to schedule. The tour guides were friendly, nice and very informative.

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jatin K

    We had a tour of Ephesus and Pamukkale with our children from US. One Nation Travel arranged things very nicely And took good care of us. The Guide Nizam was very helpful and took good care of us.

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Adrianne J

    My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed this trip. Ephesus was impressive, but Pamukkale, especially was amazing, even more extraordinary than we had hoped. The hotel for the overnight was very nice! Would definitely recommend this tour.

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    Vidya S

    I really really recommend this trip to everyone! We had such a lovely time visiting both Ephesus and Pamukkale. Beautiful sites! The Derici hotel in Kusadasi is spectacular I wish we could have stayed another day! Both our guides were very knowledgable about these two places and they made sure we stopped to take pictures of the beautiful landscapes. Very good experience will always try to book through onenationtravel.com in future….

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    Canute M

    1)I took the 2 day Ephesus and Pamukkale tour by Flight from Istanbul. It went on perfectly as planned. There was a representative waiting for me at Izmir airport on my arrival who promptly transferred me via a bus to a location where I met our guide for the day. There were 6 of us for that tour including me. The guide explained intricate details about the various place all throughout the tour adding a bit of humor in between which was fun. There was not much crowd to the places we went, also the weather was bright and sunny with clear skies which was apt for taking ideal Photos which may end up being facebook profile pics , ha ha .There was an advertising shop which we went during the tour which was regarding Cosmetics (Olive oil etc ) and Sweets which I believe its upto us if we need to buy stuff or not.

    2)For the second day, I was picked up from the Hotel in Kusadesi (Derici hotel) and we headed towards Pamukkale after picking up everyone from their individual hotels (It did not take much time ). There were 9 of us. Once we reached Pamukkale we explored the places like Hierapolis and the Travertines which again was explained in detail by the guide. the amphitheatre at Hierapolis is far more nice than the one at Ephesus even thought its 1/3rd its size. There was an advertising promotion shop which we visited about exotic stones and a leather jacket store, which I feel again its upto us if we need to buy anything. Its just cool to watch and stroll by if you are not buying anything.

    3) The good thing about this tour which I took was that I did not have to worry about anything. The communication with regards to the tour is constant through email and whats app. Also there were less crowds everywhere since I believe I went during the offseason in November, the tour group was small too (below 10 people) on both the Ephesus and the Pamukkale tour. And the most important thing was that it was reasonably priced and value for money as compared to the others tour operators which I noticed while checking the prices on tripadvisor and the websites before booking the tour.For me being a solo traveler, I will definitely recommend this tour whether its for family or for anyone who was travelling alone like me. Kudos to the One Nation Team !

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