3-Day Private Tour of Pamukkale and Ephesus from Istanbul

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Combine two of Turkey’s must-see highlights into a 3-Day Private Tour of Pamukkale and Ephesus from Istanbul, starting out from Istanbul and ending in Istanbul. See the travertine terraces of UNESCO-listed Pamukkale and explore the ancient city of Ephesus, as well as visiting the ruins of Hierapolis, the House of the Virgin Mary, and Şirince village. This action-packed tour includes a Roundtrip flight from Istanbul to Denizli and Izmir to Istanbul, transfers, and 4-star hotel accommodation in Pamukkale.

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3 Days / 2 Nights Private Pamukkale & Ephesus Tour from Istanbul

Tour Type: Private Tour, any parts of the itinerary can be customized.
Guide: English-speaking guide, experienced and knowledgeable.
Driver: Private driver with a spacious air-conditioned car.

Day 1: Fly to Denizli from Istanbul

You will take a late afternoon or late evening flight (depending on availability) from Istanbul to Denizli. Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel in Pamukkale. Check-in and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

  • Overnight in Pamukkale
  • Meals included today: Dinner
  • Accommodation: Colossae Thermal Hotel OR Pam Thermal Hotel

Day 2: Full day tour of Pamukkale

After breakfast, You will be picked up from your hotel around 9:30 am to start the full-day tour of Pamukkale & Hierapolis. In Pamukkale, you will see the Cotton Cliffs, one of the natural wonders of the world formed by deposits of calcareous salts. Also visit the ancient ruins of the City of Hierapolis with its basilica, theatre, and Roman Baths. After the tour, you will be transferred to your hotel at around 4:00 pm.

  • Overnight in Pamukkale
  • Meals included today: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner
  • Accommodation: Colossae Thermal Hotel OR Pam Thermal Hotel

Day 3: Transfer to Ephesus — Full day tour of Ephesus — Fly back to Istanbul

After enjoying your breakfast at the hotel, your day trip to Ephesus from Pamukkale will begin around 8:00 am with a pick-up from your hotel in Pamukkale. You will proceed to drive to Ephesus with an approximate travel duration of around 2.5 hours (224km) in a private air-conditioned car driven by a private driver. Upon arrival in Ephesus, you will meet your professional English-speaking licensed tour guide.

Start your journey at the visit Artemis Temple, one of the seven ancient wonders of the world built with white marble and dedicated to the Moon God, Artemis. Then we will visit Ancient Ephesus City, which was ruled by Greece and Rome. Inside Ancient Ephesus City, you will see the Temple of Hadrian, a splendid architecture of Roman emperor Hadrian at that time; Celsus Library, the third large library worldwide; Theater and Old Harbor.

Lunch is served in a local restaurant. In the afternoon, we will continue to the House of Virgin Mary where is said Virgin Mary spent her last life.

At the end of the tour, you will be transferred to Izmir airport for your return flight to Istanbul. Upon arrival, you will be picked up from the airport and transferred to your hotel in Istanbul. This will be the end of our tour and services.

  • Meals included today: Breakfast and Lunch

INCLUDED in the Tour Price:

  • All transfers as mentioned in this itinerary.
  • All transfers by private air-conditioned vehicle.
  • Domestic flight tickets from Istanbul to Denizli and from Izmir to Istanbul only.
  • 2 nights accommodation at a 4-star hotel with breakfast in Pamukkale.
  • Professional licensed English-speaking guide during the tours.
  • Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner).
  • Entrance fees mentioned by the itinerary.
  • Local taxes and service charges.


  • 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 fee to the pools is not covered as part of your tour. Please note that you must bring your own towel, swimsuit etc. if you need to use the pools.
  • Any optional tours.
  • Tips to staff, items of a personal nature.
  • Drinks with meals (except the drinks served with breakfast).
  • Travel insurance.


  • The order of the itinerary is indicative and subject to change, but all visits described will take place.
  • Vegetarian lunch option available upon request.

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