Day 1: Ephesus & House of Virgin Mary Tour from Istanbul
Pass By: Sultanahmet Square, Istanbul Turkey
Start your tour with an early pick up from your hotel in Istanbul, and transfer to the airport for your flight to Izmir. Upon arrival to Izmir Airport, our team will welcome you at the exit gate inside of the domestic terminal in the Izmir Airport where you will see your name written on a board. You will be transferred to the Tour zone, approximately an hour driving distance. Then your tour starts after meeting with the rest of the group.
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; Celcus Library which was the third biggest library in the ancient time; Amphitheatre where is one of the biggest amphitheatre in the world with 24.000 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, 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 Avantgarde, Türkmen Mahallesi, Atatürk Blv. No:42, 09400 Kuşadası/Aydın, Turkey
At the end of the tour we will give you some time as optional to explore local goods and around 16:00 – 16:30 we will drop you to your centerally located Hotels. Enjoy you overnight stay in Kusadasi.
Accommodation included: Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel - Kusadasi
Ilayda Hotel - Kusadasi
We only work with centerally located Hotels
Day 2: Pamukkale Terraces & Hierapolis Ancient City Tour
Stop At: İlayda Avantgarde, Türkmen Mahallesi, Atatürk Blv. No:42, 09400 Kuşadası/Aydın, Turkey
Breakfast at the hotel and departure around 07:45 and drive 3 hrs for a full day tour of Pamukkale & Hierapolis.
Duration: 3 hours
Stop At: Pamukkale Thermal Pools, Pamukkale Turkey
Cappadocia and Pamukkale are the only places that looks for surrealist sites which is 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 informations then you will have free time (1 to 2 hours) to take your time in the terraces of Pamukkale.
Duration: 2 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 exlore; Gymnasium, Theatre, Hierapolis City Museum, Apollon Temple any many things more...
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Cleopatra Pools, Pamukkale Turkey
You will also have the opportunity to swim in the Cleopatra pool with an additional charge(by the facility), filled with marble columns from the Roman temple of Apollo & Agora of the City.
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 16:00 – 17:00 we will make our way back to Airport for an hour drive and you will have your flight back to Istanbul. When you arrive to the Istanbul Airport, we will meet you at the exit gate of the domestic terminal in the Istanbul Airport where you will see our crew holding a sign with your name written on it. Then transfer back to your Hotel in Istanbul.
End of our service, hope to see you again!
Duration: 1 hour
No accommodation included on this day.