The Way of Exploring Turkey

3 Days Ephesus and Pamukkale Tour by Bus from Istanbul

1 - 3 Days







What You'll Do

  • Tour the ancient city of Ephesus
  • See the house of the Virgin Mary
  • Visit the Temple of Artemis, one of the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World
  • Admire the Isa Bey Mosque
  • Soak in the hot springs in Pamukkale
  • Walk through the ruins and the necropolis in Hierapolis


What You Can Expect

Enjoy a whirlwind tour of Ephesus and Pamukkale on a 3-day trip from Istanbul. Travel by overnight bus on a 10-hour journey and then spend 2 full days exploring the region. Visit the Temple of Artemis and the Virgin Mary's home, as well as the Isa Bey Mosque. After a night in 3-star accommodations, wake up and travel to Hierapolis to see its necropolis and other ruins. Then visit the thermal springs of Pamukkale, before beginning your return trip to Istanbul.

Day-1: Istanbul, Selcuk, Ephesus, Kusadasi (Meals: L)

Upon your arrival in Ephesus, you will be met at the bus station and transferred to Selcuk for a tour of the ancient city of Ephesus. Visit the former site of the Temple of Artemis (Diana), one of the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World, then stop for lunch. After, stop at the house of the Virgin Mary, where she spent the last years of her life, and then continue on to see Isa Bey Mosque. In the afternoon, you will be taken back to your accommodation in Kusadasi, where you will have free time.

Day-2: Kusadasi, Hierapolis, Pamukkale, Istanbul (Meals: B, L)

In the morning, travel to Hierapolis-Pamukkale, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Stop on the way at a 4-star hotel for lunch and swimming in thermal red waters. See the ancient city of Hierapolis, formerly a home to baths and location of a well-preserved necropolis. Then spend time in Pamukkale, a center of natural thermal spring waters with healing properties. Finally, return to your hotel to gather your belongings before heading on the overnight bus back to Istanbul.

Day-3: Istanbul

Arrive in Istanbul at around 7:00. Upon your arrival to the bus station, you may use the free shuttle to get to Sultanahmet Square or use public transportation to get to Ataturk Airport.

What's Included

  • Accommodation in 3-star hotels or similar boutique hotels
  • Meal services during the tour as noted in the itinerary
  • Transportation by major companies with air-conditioned buses
  • Professional licensed guiding services
  • Entrance fees to the museums during guided tours
  • Stops at shopping facilities (if timing allows)

What's Not Included

  • Personal expenses
  • Dinners
  • Tips (optional)
  • 06-12 Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • The tempature early morning in Cappadocia is cold and cilly. You should have wear warm clothes.
  • The flight permision given by Slot Centre of Cappadocia. If the weather conditions are good enough to make balloon ride our pilots start to prepair the balloons.
  • Pasifik travel ( is offical A Group Travel Agency ; member of ( Tursab )Turkish Travel Agencies Assasosations since 1987. TURSAB License No: A1855
  • All shchuled times are approximate and subject to change due to weather conditions and weight restrictions.
  • Infiants are free during our packages We do charge only taxes for internal flight tickets. Please ask rate for infiants and children. The rate for children (6-12 yrs) %50 off from the package rate.
  • We do have English Speaking Guides for all our group tours. Private tours are avaible with your own languange. If you are group of family,friends and need an other lanquage speaking guide just contact with us.
  • Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.
  • Cappadocia is of region in Turkey. There is no visa requirment as long as you got visa for Turkey. There is no need visa to Ephesus,Pamukkale and other part of Turkey.
  • Depends on wheather in Cappadocia you can chose any clothes you wish to wear. We recomemend you wear sportive clothes and shoes.
  • You are free book your own flights . We can reduce the cost of flight from entire package.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Infant seats are available on request if advised at time of booking.
  • Payment can be done upon your arrival to Turkey with credit card or cash.




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