Day 1 : Istanbul – Kusadasi Overnight Bus
This tour package will start with an overnight bus ride to Kusadasi with a new model, air-conditioned bus. Tour buses have reclining seats and you can sleep comfortably. There will be 2 stops on the way.
07.00 pm Transfer from Marco Polo office to the bus station.
PS: Departure time may change slightly depending on season but you will be informed of exact departure time after you make your reservation.
Day 2 : Ephesus Tour (L)
Your bus will arrive at Kusadasi early in the morning and you will be met and transferred to the agency.
Full day tour of Ephesus and House of Virgin Mary, including transfers, entrance fees, guide.
You will 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 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 during the tour is included.
Overnight in Kusadasi .
Day 3 : Pamukkale & Hierapolis Tour. Overnight bus to Istanbul. (B/L)
Breakfast at hotel is included. Check out.
Pamukkale & Hierapolis tour including transfers, entrance fees, guide.
A miracle of Nature (Pamukkale) and one of the most prominent city of ancient times (Hierapolis) are just next to each other waiting to be discovered by you.
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 in present Turkey with 1200 gravestones.
Lunch during the tour is included
After the tour ends, transfer to the bus station and overnight bus to Istanbul
Day 4 Arrive Istanbul bus station.
08.00 am Approximate arrival time at Esenler Bus station.
Bus company has free shuttles to Sultanahmet area.