Day 1 ISTANBUL / IZMIR
Morning flight from Istanbul & Ephesus Tour (L/D)
After approximately 1 hour early morning Istanbul-Izmir flight, you will be transferred to Ephesus, the best preserved ancient city of Roman period which used to contain one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, the Temple of Artemis.
We will pick you up from your hotel in Istanbul and transfer to Ataturk Airport
Flight from Istanbul to Izmir (approximately 1 hour)
Transfer from Airport to Kuşadası.
Full day tour of Ephesus and House of Virgin Mary, including transfers, entrance fees, guide.
Ephesus: Enter through the Magnesia Gate and begin a slow, downhill walk with your guide into the ruins of this Roman provincial capital. Your route takes you past the Odeum, the Celsus Library, the Temple of Hadrian, the Fountain of Trajan and the Great Theater. The Theater had seating for 25,000, was the site where St. Paul preached to the Ephesians, and is used today for a local spring festival.
House of the Virgin Mary: The Vatican has recognized this small house in the Solmissos Mountains as the final resting place of the Virgin Mary. A small shrine dedicated to St. Mary was found when the ruins of the house were first discovered.
What you see along the way: From Kusadasi, you travel north to St. John’s Basilica, passing the Byzantine fortress at Selcuk and the ruins of the Temple of Artemis. Continue to Ephesus Open Museum then up to the House of Virgin Mary located in Bulbul Mountain. After the visit head for the upper gate of Ephesus. By the end of touring Ephesus, return to Kusadasi.
Special notes: Ephesus requires walking long distances over uneven surfaces
Lunch is included.
Day 2 Pamukkale & Hierapolis Tour – Evening Flight to Istanbul (B/L)
Breakfast in your hotel included. Check out and depart with the luggages for Pamukkale early in the morning.
Pamukkale & Hierapolis tour including transfers, entrance fees, guide.
Visiting the amazing white colored travertines, hot spring pools and water terraces have been created by nature in millions of years on the mountain slopes of Pamukkale and the ancient city of Hierapolis which has the biggest ancient Necropolis of Turkey with 1200 gravestones.
Lunch during the tour is included.
Transfer to Denizli airport after the tour
Evening flight to Istanbul.
Transfer to your hotel in Istanbul
Prices Starting From:
Per person in DBL 190 Euros
The airlines are using un upgrading pricing system, that is why we have not included it in the price. Early reservation is highly recommended to secure better prices.
Tour Prices Include:
All taxes. No hidden charges.
One night accommodation in boutique cave hotel in Cappadocia with breakfast.
Mentioned tours with lunch, with professional guidance in English.
Entrance fees for museums during the tours.
All connecting transfers in between the tour period. ( Sultanahmet/Atatürk Airport /Sultanahmet)
Drinks during any meals. (which is a standard practice in Turkish tourism)
Personal expenses and any service not explicitly mentioned in the tour program.