5 Days Turkey Package Tour with Istanbul Ephesus and Pamukkale

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Istanbul - Ephesus and Pamukkale

İstanbul, Ephesus and Pamukkale… These three locations will glamor you. Coveted by empires across the centuries, straddling both Europe and Asia, Istanbul is one of the world’s great metropolises. We will visit Hagia Sophia, Byzantine, Hippodrome, Blue Mosque, Grand Bazaar, Topkapi Palace in İstanbul. Ephesus is an ancient Greek city and a large archaeological site, also famous for its Temple of Artemis. In Ephesus, you will walk down the well-preserved Roman streets, gaze at the mighty monuments, and soak up the ancient soul of this ruined city. Pamukkale is an extraordinary region. Besides travertines, the great Roman amphitheater of Hierapolis should not be missed, and lies just above the travertines.

Included Services
  • Price 550 € Per Person
  • Entrance FeesEntrance Fees Mentioned By The Itinerary
  • Duration5 Days 4 Nights - 4 Nights Accommodation
  • Food & DrinksBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner Mentioned in The Itinerary
  • Pick Up Service Hotel And Airport Pick Ups Mentioned By Itinerary
  • Live Tour Guide Certified Tour Guide
Sights you will see during this wonderful 5 Days Tour

Day 1:  After we transfer you to your hotel, Enjoy the free day at Istanbul. And sip your welcome drink at your hotel lobby

Day 2 Hagia Sophia, Byzantine, Hippodrome, Blue Mosque, Grand Bazaar, Topkapi Palace

Day 3: Temple of Artemis, Greco-Roman City of Ephesus, House of Virgin Mary, Sirince Village,Isabey Mosque

Day 4: Karahayit, Red Spring Waters, Cotton Cliffs, Hierapolis, Necropolis, Roman Baths, Domitian Gate, Latrina, Frontinious Street, Agora, Byzantium Gate, Triton Fountain, Apollon Temple, Cathedral, Plutonium, Theater, Antique Pool

Day 5: Enjoy your last day in Istanbul until the time we meet you

 

If you wish to see the tour details, check out the Detailed Tour Itinerary below.

Day 1  Istanbul: Arrival & Transfer to Hotel

Upon your arrival in Istanbul, you will be met with our company representative in the arrivals area of the airport who will be holding a signboard with your name on it. After meet and greet, you will then be transferred from the airport to your hotel in Istanbul. After hotel check-in, the rest of the day is at leisure on your own.

Day 2 Istanbul: Full-Day Istanbul Byzantine & Ottoman History Tour
(Included Meals: Breakfast & Lunch)

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Picked up from your hotel for Full Day Tour
  • Visiting Sites: Hagia Sophia, Byzantine, Hippodrome, Blue Mosque, Grand Bazaar, Topkapi Palace
  • 13:00 Lunch
  • After the tour transfer back to your hotel
  • Stay Overnight in Istanbul

Hagia Sophia: This ancient basilica, built by Constantine the Great in the 4th century and reconstructed by Justinian in the 6th century, is one of the architectural marvels of all time.

Sultanahmet Mosque: Across from St. Sophia built in the 16th century by the architect Mehmet, is known as the Blue Mosque because of its magnificent interior decoration of blue Iznik tiles.

Hippodrome: Ancient Hippodrome, the scene of chariot races, with the three monuments; the Obelisk of Theodosius, the bronze Serpentine Column and the Column of Constantine.

Grand Cover Bazaar: In this labyrinth of streets and passages are more then 4,000 shops with each trade having its own area: the goldsmiths' street, the carpet sellers, Turkish arts and crafts, such as handpainted ceramic plates, hand-honed copperware, brassware and trays, water ewers, onyx-ware and meerschaum pipes.

Topkapi Palace: The great palace of the Ottoman sultans from the 15th to the 19th centuries housing an exquisite collection of cyrstal, silver, and Chinese porcelain, robes worn by the sultans and their families, the famous jewels of the Imperial Treasury, miniatures, the Holy Mantle; enshrining relics of the Prophet Mohammed.

After the tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel.

Day 3 Kusadasi: Fly to Izmir — Ephesus Tour
(Included Meals: Breakfast& Lunch)

  • Early Picked up from your hotel to Airport
  • Our representative will meet you at Izmir Airport and transfer you to Selcuk
  • Visiting Sites: Temple of Artemis, Greco-Roman City of Ephesus, House of Virgin Mary, Sirince Village,Isabey Mosque
  • 13:00 Lunch
  • After the tour, transfer back to hotel
  • Stay Overnight in Kusadasi

You will be picked up from your hotel in Istanbul around 4:00 and will be transferred to the domestic airport for your flight from Istanbul to Izmir between 6:00 – 7:30. Upon arrival at Izmir airport, you will be picked up and transferred to Selçuk. In Selçuk, you will meet your professional tour guide to begin your full-day tour of Ephesus.

You will first visit the Temple of Artemis which was once one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world. Next, you will visit the world-famous ancient Greco-Roman City of Ephesus, the most well-preserved example in the world. After visiting this impressive site, you will have a break for lunch.

Ephesus Antique Site: 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.

Temple Of Artemis: The temple of Artemision is known as one of the Seven Wonders of the Antic world. It has been built in the areas of Ephesus on a flat area which has over the centuries turned into a swamp.

House of Virgin Mary: House of Virgin Mary, one of the most sacred places for Christianity, is located near Ephesus. Some believe the Virgin Mary had spent her last days in the vicinity of Ephesus.

Isabey Mosque: Isa Bey Mosque is one of the most delicate examples of Seljukian architecture, situated below the basilica of Saint John. The mosque was built by the master Syrian architecture Ali son of Mushimish al -Damishki, between the years of 1374 and 1375.

Sirince Village: The Sirince Village; which is an old Greek village and is well-know for its quaint beauty and wine tasting and production. Here you will have one hour free to explore on your own without a guide the different foods and wines of the area and visit various small traditional village shops.

After the tour, you will be transferred to your hotel in Kusadasi for check-in.

Day 4 Istanbul:  Pamukkale and Hierapolis Tour — Fly back to Istanbul

(Included Meals: Breakfast& Lunch)

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Picked up from your hotel for full day tour
  • Visiting Sites: Karahayit, Red Spring Waters, Cotton Cliffs, Hierapolis, Necropolis, Roman Baths, Domitian Gate, Latrina, Frontinious Street, Agora, Byzantium Gate, Triton Fountain, Apollon Temple, Cathedral, Plutonium, Theater, Antique Pool
  • 14:30 Lunch
  • After the tour, transfer to Denizli or Izmir airport
  • Our representative will meet you at Istanbul Airport and transfer you to your hotel
  • Stay Overnight in Istanbul

After breakfast you will be picked up from your Kusadasi hotel and taken to the meeting point in Selcuk. 

You will visit the ancient ruins of the City of Hierapolis. The highlights of Hierapolis are Necropolis, Roman Baths, Basilica, Domitian Gate, Latrina, Frontinious Street, Agora, Byzantium Gate, Triton Fountain, Cathedral, Apollon Temple, Plutonium. You will also be able to take some photos from the nicest corners of Pamukkale.

Hıerapolis Theatre: The theatre of Hierapolis is one of the best-preserved entertainment destinations that dates back to the second century, the audience section could hold up to 10,000 and be used to show everything from music, religious ceremonies and even performing live shows. While the theatre isn’t used to put on live entertainment anymore, the seating all around can be explored and used by visitors.

Agora: Agora is an ancient market where many of the population would have come to so shopping or to trade their good with other people who travelled. While the marketplace is only one part of the city. Outside the city is a Necropolis which was made popular thanks to the believed healing properties of the different water. This cemetery has people from different peoples across many time periods.

Karahayit Red Springs: Karahayit hot springs is located in Karahayit Town, Denizli, Turkey. It’s about 5 km north of the famous Pamukkale Travertine and has similar characteristics like that of Pamukkale. Due to the minerals existing in its structure, the hot spring water spreads reddish color to the environment and it is believed that they provide healing to the visitors for 5000 years. The ‘Red Spring Waters‘ which translates to red water – natural hot thermal springs bubbling from beneath the calcite rocks – are very rich in calcium, magnesium and sulphurs, at about 56 degrees.

Pamukkale Travertines "Cotton Castle": Pamukkale is a spectacular place, located in Denizli Province, in southwestern Turkey known for the mineral-rich thermal waters flowing down white travertine terraces. The Pamukkale Travertines mean “Cotton Castle” in Turkish. The place is classified by UNESCO.

Hierapolis Antique Pool: Pamukkale's Antique Pool remains from Roman times when it was the spiritual center of the spa city of Hierapolis. The modernized pool is the prime public place for a swim at this hot-springs resort.

At the end of the tour around approximately 16:00, you will be transferred to Izmir or Denizli airport for your return flight to Istanbul in the late evening. Upon arrival, you will be picked up from the airport and transferred to your hotel.

Day 5 Istanbul: Departure from Istanbul — End of Tour Service
(Included Meals: Breakfast)

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Check out from hotel before 12:00
  • Transfer to Istanbul Airport
  • If you would like to extend your trip in Istanbul kindly advise

After breakfast, you will check-out from your hotel in Istanbul (hotel check-out is before 11:00 am) and will then be transferred to the Istanbul International airport according to your flight details. This will be the end of our tour and services.

We hope your tour was a memorable one and we look forward to seeing you in the future on one of our tours. Have a safe trip back home and thank you for choosing TOUR BOOK TURKEY

Included: 

  • Arrival, departure airport transfers and ground transportation
  • Domestic flight tickets as per the itinerary
  • 3 nights in Istanbul at Special Class or 4-star Hotels including breakfast
  • 1 night in Kusadasi at a 4-star hotel including breakfast
  • Professional licensed English speaking guide during the tours
  • Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch)
  • Entrance fees mentioned by the itinerary
  • Local taxes and service charges

Excluded: 

  • International airfare & airport taxes
  • Visa to enter Turkey
  • Tips & Personal Items
  • Drinks with meals (except the drinks served with breakfast)
  • Any optional tours
  • Travel insurance

  • 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
  • Please advise your arrival details at time of booking
  • Please note that the Blue Mosque is not open for visitation on Fridays as it is closed for religious prayer services. You will only be able to visit the outside of the Blue Mosque area on tours operated on Fridays. No visitation will be allowed inside the Blue Mosque for tourists on Fridays
  • St. Sophia is closed on Monday, this will be replaced with the Basilica Cistern (Yerebatan Sarnici)
  • Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesday, it will be replaced with the Beylerbeyi Palace
  • Grand Bazaar is closed on Sunday
  • During religious holidays, the spice market and Grand Bazaar are closed