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2 Days Ephesus and Pamukkale Tours from Istanbul

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    Day 1: DAY 1: Ephesus & House of Virgin Mary Tour from Istanbul

    Pass By: Sultanahmet Square, Istanbul Turkey
    Around 04:00 - 04:45 am our team is going to pick you up from your Istanbul Hotel, then transfer to the airport for your flight to Izmir(Ephesus). When you arrive to the Istanbul Airport you will make your self-check-in with the informations provided to you after you book this package and take your flight. Upon arrival to Izmir Airport, our team will welcome you and transfer to the tour zone.

    Stop At: Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), Selcuk 35100 Turkey
    House of the Virgin Mary where mother of Jesus Christ spent her final years. Pope Paul VI visited the shrine in 1967, and 'unofficially' confirmed its authenticity. Pope John Paul II also visited the shrine in 1979. Pope Benedict XVI visited this shrine in 2006. While their visiting, they gave some gifts for this shrine what you can see during your visit.
    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Ancient City of Ephesus, Selcuk 35920 Turkey
    UNESCO listed place Ancient City of Ephesus that is one of the best well-kept Greco- Roman ancient city in the world, famous with Odeon where the music concerts were organized; Domitian Temple that is one of the first temple dedicated for a human; Celsus Library which was the third biggest library in the ancient time; Amphitheatre where is one of the biggest amphitheater in the world with 25.000 people capacity and St. Paul preached to Ephesians; Marble Street; Roman Baths ; Fountains; Temples; Agora; Love House; Public Toilets and more...
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: The Temple of Artemis, Ataturk, Park Ici Yolu No:12, Selcuk Turkey
    Artemis was the Greek goddess, the virginal huntress and twin of Apollo, who replaced the Titan Selene as Goddess of the Moon.

    The ancient temple was built around 650 BC to the cult of Artemis, was constructed on a site already sacred to the Anatolian Mother Goddess,Cybele. The temple was financed by the wealthy king of Lydia and marshy ground was selected for the building site as a precaution against future earthquakes.
    Duration: 20 minutes

    Pass By: İlayda Hotel, Türkmen, 09460 Kuşadası/Aydın, Turkey
    During the day, you will also have a chance to get a demonstration of local handicrafts where you will be given educational information.
    At the end of the day around 15:30 - 16:30, you will be transferred to your Hotel and stay-overnight in Kusadasi Town.

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel - Kusadasi

    Ilayda Hotel - Kusadasi

    We only work with centrally located Hotels.

    Day 2: Pamukkale Terraces & Hierapolis Ancient City Tour

    Pass By: İlayda Hotel, Türkmen, 09460 Kuşadası/Aydın, Turkey
    Breakfast at the hotel and departure around 07:30 – 08:00 and drive 3 hrs for a full-day tour of Pamukkale & Hierapolis.

    Stop At: Pamukkale Thermal Pools, Pamukkale Turkey
    Cappadocia and Pamukkale are the only places that look for surrealist sites which are not from this world.

    Today, we will visit Pamukkale which means “cotton castle” in Turkish, and it is a natural site containing hot springs and travertines; terraces of mineral carbonates left by the water flowing with its temperate climate throughout the years. After your guide completed giving the information, you will have free time (1 to 2 hours) to take your time in the terraces of Pamukkale with swimming in the Natural Springs or with exploring the Ancient Ruins of Hierapolis City.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Hierapolis & Pamukkale, Pamukkale 20280 Turkey
    We will also visit the ancient city of Hierapolis, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The natural sources have been used as a spa since the 2nd century BC, and people came to get some cure. In the Hierapolis Ancient City you will have chance to explore; Gymnasium, Theatre, Hierapolis City Museum, Apollon Temple and many others...
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Cleopatra Pools, Pamukkale Turkey
    Cleopatra/Antique Pools is a unique place with natural springs and ancient pillars in it. You will have free time to swim in this place. There is an additional cost of 50 Turkish Lira (around 7.5 EUR) to swim in this place which is charged by the facility.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Denizli Airport, Cumhuriyet Mah., Küme Evler Sok. No:1, 20350 Çardak/Denizli, Turkey
    At the end of the tour around 15:30 – 16:30 we will make our way to Airport for an hour drive and you will have your flight back to Istanbul. When you arrive to Istanbul Airport, our team will be waiting for you at the exit gate of the domestic terminal with holding a sign in which your name is written. After meeting, transfer back to your Hotel in Istanbul.

    End of our service, hope to see you again!
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    No accommodation included on this day.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pick up and Drop off services available from the Hotels which is located in the Sultanahmet and Taksim Regions. While booking this package, please indicate your Istanbul Hotel. The travelers who stay out of the pick-up & drop off zone may handle their own transportation to/from the Airport.
    Departure Time
    Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods.

    12/1/2015 - 10/31/2022Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM

    Private Tours & Transfers
    1/11/2019 - 10/29/2022Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    Duration
    2 days
    Inclusions
    • 1x Breakfast
    • 2x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 1 night
    • 1 Night Accommodation
    • Professional Licensed Guides
    • Flights from Istanbul to Izmir(Ephesus)
    • Flights from Denizli(Pamukkale) to Istanbul
    • All Airport Transfers
    • Enterance Fees to the Museums mentioned in the itinerary
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Entry/Admission - Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House)
    • Entry/Admission - Ancient City of Ephesus
    • Entry/Admission - Pamukkale Thermal Pools
    • Entry/Admission - Hierapolis & Pamukkale
    • Entry/Admission - Denizli Airport
    Exclusions
    • Drinks during Lunch (if preferred)
    • Personal Expenses
    • Gratuities
    • Entry/Admission - Cleopatra Pools
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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    Very enjoyable tour because we were accompanied by a friendly tour guide, good job fatma and your husband :) an explanation of the story there or history is clear, organized, and easy to understand. the guide is also patient and understanding because we were carrying a baby at
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    Very informative and kind, clearly explain all the details of the places. Manage the timing well. No rushing.
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    Response from kikuscu, Manager at 2 Days Ephesus and Pamukkale Tours from Istanbul
    Responded 13 Dec 2019
    Dear guest, We are honoured you chose to spend time with us and we hope that you will be with us the next time. Best Wishes Fatima &Ismail
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    Nice trip with good views at Pamukkale and Ephesus areas. Good tour guide and provide good guide around the areas.
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    Response from kikuscu, Manager at 2 Days Ephesus and Pamukkale Tours from Istanbul
    Responded 13 Dec 2019
    Dear guest, We are honoured you chose to spend time with us and we hope that you will be with us the next time. Best Wishes Fatima &Ismail
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    My tour guide Ismail is a very fun and infromative guy.I enjoy the trip and recommend to book a tour with them.
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    Response from kikuscu, Manager at 2 Days Ephesus and Pamukkale Tours from Istanbul
    Responded 13 Dec 2019
    Dear guest, We are honoured you chose to spend time with us and we hope that you will be with us the next time. Best Wishes Fatima &Ismail
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    We were first greeted by a professional driver who transferred us to the hotel and also to Pamukalle. The journey was without any hassle and done in a timely manner. The second day was the tour of Euphesus that was lead by Fatima which was a wonderful host and happily answered
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    Response from kikuscu, Manager at 2 Days Ephesus and Pamukkale Tours from Istanbul
    Responded 13 Dec 2019
    Dear Guest, Thank you very much for sharing travel experience you had with us. Our company values put customer satisfaction as top priority and we are committed to our customers. We look forward to serving you again. Best Wishes Ismail & Fatima
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    11
    Private Ephesus tour from Istanbul
    Visiting Ephesus has been a dream of my husband for years. Fatima’s knowledge of the history of her country made
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    20
    Excellent experience
    Hassle free tour,very organized and Miss Fatima was very professional and accomodating. I highly recommend her
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    Private Turkey Tour
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    62
    Ephesus tour
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    20
    Lovely tour
    Fatima is a wonderful guide - extremely knowledgeable and went out of her way to make sure we had a good trip.
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    Small Group Ephesus
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    Excellent 5D4N Pamukkale-Ephesus-Cappadocia tour
    The fact that it was a small group tour enticed us, and it sure did not disappoint! The tour was educational and
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    edwinyap6523
    10
    Great 5D4N tour in Kusadasi,Ephesus, Pamukkale & Cappadocia
    This is the best tour we had in Europe/Asia. Great arrangement in terms of food,transfer,time! Dilan, Fatima &
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    ebru_cos
    10
    A fantastic day in Ephesus!
    Today my husband and I joined the Ephesus tour of Fatma and we really enjoyed it. It was very comfortable to be
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    disha1884
    20
    Excellent guide and worth it
    We had a guided tour to Ephesus and Fatima was very informative and didn’t rush us at all. Other guides could be
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    Pasan J
    10
    Great 1 day tour.
    We visited Ephesus in December and have only one day, so we decided to book this tour. The guide is really
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    czezthina
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    Small group turkey tour
    We have an amazing tour with Ms.Fatima she is so accomodating and so friendly,tour was fantastic the explanation
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    Small group tour
    The pick-up time is on time, the tour was awesome and great. Fatma knows very well the historical places and the
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    sufent2019
    10
    Turkey trip with family
    Super fun and good.I love it because I can learn a lot of knowledgeable information of Ephesus and aslo gets fun
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    626tane
    10
    Pamukkale and Emphases trip
    Very informative and kind, clearly explain all the details of the places. Manage the timing well. No rushing.
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