Tour Information

This is a 3 day tour package from Istanbul to visit Ephesus, Pamukkale and 3 ancient cities situated along the river of Meanders. The tour include return flight tickets, 3 full day tours with lunch, 4 star hotel stay and all land transport.

This is a 3 day tour package from Istanbul to visit Ephesus, Pamukkale and 3 ancient cities situated along the river of Meanders. The tour include return flight tickets, 3 full day tours with lunch, 4 star hotel stay and all land transport. The tour is available through the whole year. The tours are in English with small groups at sites. The tours including visits to Ephesus ancient city, Diana Temple, House of Virgin Mary, Isa Bey Mosque, Pamukkale Travertines , Hierapolis ancient city, Didyma, Miletos and Priene ancient cities.

 

Day 1: Ephesus Ancient City and Virgin Mary's House Tour: You will be picked up from your hotel in Sultanahmet or Taksim at 05:15 to be transferred to Ataturk Airport to take 07:30 flight to Izmir. Upon your arrival, you will be greeted and transferred to Ephesus to meet with your guide and the rest of the group for full-day Ephesus Ancient City Tour. You will visit to EPHESUS which is known to be the Commercial, the Religious and the Social Center of Antiquity, and one of the Highlights of any Visit in Turkey. Ephesus is probably the best combination of Greek, Roman and Byzantine civilisations. You will visit the Fountains of Trajan, Polio, the Temples of Hadrian and Domition, the Library of Celcius, Bouloterion and the Great Theatre with a capacity of 24.000 spectators. After lunch, you will drive to Temple of Artemis (Diana), than drive to the House of the Virgin Mary. After the tour, you will be transferred to Kusadasi and drop-off at your hotel. Accommodation in Kusadasi. (lunch on the tour)

 

 

Day 2: Pamukkale Travertenies and Hierapolis Ancient City Tour: You will be picked up from your hotel at around 08:00 for the tour of Pamukkale Travertenies and Hierapolis Ancient City, which is the center of natural thermal spring waters with healing properties. Due to the chemical properties in the water, pure white colored travertines and stepped water terraces have been created on the mountain slope. It is for its resemblance to cotton piles that it is called "Cotton Castle" in Turkish. Then visit the travertines and the ancient city of Hierapolis which has the biggest Necropolis with 1200 gravestones in Anatolia. Also, The Sacred Pool is one of the highlights of the site (entrance is 35 TL per person extra self-payment). There shallow thermal waters ripple over a wonderful scattering of ancient roman ruins that lie beneath. After the tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel. Accommodation in Kusadasi. (breakfast at hotel, lunch on the tour)

 

Day 3: Priene, Miletus and Didyma Ancient Cities Tour: You will be picked up from your hotel at around 09:00 and drive to Priene. This was once a harbour city but is now located 16 km inland from the sea on the hills of the Mykale Mountain. It has many examples of Hellenic art and architecture. The theater in Priene is one of the most beautiful ones from The Hellenic World. The Athena Polias Temple was reconstructed by Alexander The Great as a gift to the city. After Priene, you will depart for Miletus. Visit the ancient city of Miletus which once was one of the biggest cities in Anatolia. It was located on the trade routes and it was for this reason that it became very prosperous and had many colonies. Lunch break and then visit to Didyma. This was not a city but a temple dedicated to Apollon. It was once one of the biggest temples in the Hellenic World. After the tour, you will be transferred to Izmir Airport to take 19:30 flight to Istanbul. Upon your arrival at around 20:30, you will be greeted and transferred to your hotel in Sultanahmet or Taksim area. (breakfast at hotel, lunch on the tour)

 

Price:
430 EUR per person in double/twin room. For single travelers, there will be an extra 25% single supplement surcharge.

We offer a 5% discount for cash payments.

Tour Price Includes
2 nights' BB accommodation at 4* or equivalent accommodation in Kusadasi.
3* full-day regular group tours w/ professional guidance in English

Istanbul-Izmir-Istanbul return flight tickets

Airport transfer services

Entrance fees to the sites visited

Lunch during the tours (except drinks)

Local transportation w/ A/C vehicles

 

Tour Price Excludes
Personal expenses
Dinner
Tips (optional)