2 Days Ephesus and Pamukkale Tour from Istanbul

From: $348.00

This 2 Days Ephesus and Pamukkale Tour from Istanbul is the perfect way to see two of Turkey’s most popular tourist destinations. You’ll start by exploring the ancient city of Ephesus, one of the best-preserved Roman cities in the world. Then it’s on to Pamukkale, where you’ll see the stunning white cliffs of calcium carbonate that have given the area its nickname, “the Cotton Castle.” This tour is a great way to see some of the best attractions Turkey has to offer.

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Day 1: Flight from Istanbul to Izmir – Ephesus Tour

On the first day of your tour, you will be picked up from your hotel lobby in Istanbul early in the morning and taken to the Istanbul airport for a flight to Izmir. The flight should take around an hour, and upon arrival at the Izmir airport, you will be met by a representative from the One Nation Tour. From the airport, you will be taken on a tour of the ancient city of Ephesus, which was once a thriving commercial center and one of the most important cities in the Roman Empire. During the tour, you will have the opportunity to see some of the city’s most famous landmarks, including the Temple of Artemis, the Library of Celsus, the Temple of Hadrian, Isa Bey Mosque and the Great Theatre of Ephesus and harbor street. You will also visit the House of the Virgin Mary, a sacred site for Catholics and a place of pilgrimage. The tour will conclude in the late afternoon, and at the end of the tour, you will be transferred to your hotel in Kusadasi for check-in. You can spend the rest of the evening at your leisure, perhaps exploring the town or relaxing in your hotel room.

  • Overnight in Kusadasi
  • Included Meal(s): Lunch

Day 2: Pamukkale and Hierapolis Tour — Fly back to Istanbul

After breakfast around 7:30 AM, you will be picked up from your hotel in Kusadasi and taken to the meeting point in Selcuk, where you will meet the rest of the tour group. The group will depart from Selcuk at 8:30 AM in a comfortable, air-conditioned coach for a 3-hour journey to Pamukkale, also known as the “Cotton Castle.” Along the way, you will make a 10-minute stop at a rest area to allow for a restroom break and stretch your legs. Upon arrival in Pamukkale at approximately 11:45 AM, you will have lunch at a local Turkish restaurant. After lunch, you will meet your expert local guide and begin a guided tour of the Pamukkale and Hierapolis area. You will start by marveling at the stunning Cotton Cliffs, formed by deposits of calcareous salts and considered one of the natural wonders of the world. You will then visit the ancient ruins of the City of Hierapolis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here, you will explore the well-preserved basilica, Roman Theatre of Hierapolis, and Roman baths, and learn about the city’s rich history from your guide. During the tour, you will have the opportunity to swim in the thermal pools of Pamukkale (at your own expense). At the end of the guided tour at approximately 4:00 PM, you will be transferred to the Denizli or Izmir airport for a late evening flight back (between 7:00 – 10:00 PM) to Istanbul. Upon arriving at Istanbul airport, you will be welcomed by a representative from our company and transferred to your hotel. END OF OUR SERVICE and TOURS.

  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast and Lunch
  • Accommodation: No accommodation is included on this day

INCLUDED in the Tour Price:

  • Round-trip transfers between your hotel in Istanbul and Airport (on the European side of Istanbul only).
  • Domestic flight tickets from Istanbul to Izmir and from Denizli or Izmir to Istanbul only.
  • 1 night in Kusadasi at a 4-star hotel including breakfast.
  • English-speaking guide during the tours.
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary: (B) breakfast, (L) lunch.
  • Entrance fees to the sites mentioned in the program.
  • Travel insurance (recommended).


  • Services not mentioned in the program.
  • Optional tours mentioned in the program, they will be provided at an additional cost.
  • Drinks with meals.
  • Travel insurance (recommended).


  • The order of the itinerary is indicative and subject to change, but all visits described will take place.
  • 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 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.

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

In Kusadasi: Efe Boutique Hotel OR Derici Hotel OR Neopol Hotel Deluxe OR Marina 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 the 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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