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Istanbul-Ephesus-Pamukkale (5 Days Private Tour)

Istanbul-Ephesus-Pamukkale (5 Days Private Tour)

By Turkey Private Tours by Ertunga Ecir
You can visit Istanbul, Ephesus, Aphrodisias, Pamukkale and Hiearapolis. This is a perfect tour option for our guests who would like to see the best ancient sites of Turkey and meet with the local people, experience the life and taste the local cuisine. Different hotel options are available depending on your budget.

Ages 0-85
Duration: 5 days
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: German, English, French, Spanish

  • Lunch
  • Lunch
  • Lunch
  • Lunch
  • Private tour (transport, guiding, entrances, parking fees)
  • Private airport transfers
  • Domestic flights (Istanbul-Izmir)
  • 3-4-5 Star Hotels are available to choose
  • Entry/Admission - Sultanahmet District
  • Entry/Admission - Bosphorus Strait
  • Entry/Admission - Ancient City of Ephesus
  • Entry/Admission - Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House)
  • Entry/Admission - The Basilica of Saint John
  • Entry/Admission - Aphrodisias
What's not included
  • Gratitudes, dinner and drinks

Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Our driver will meet at the airport; he will have a sign with your name
  • Airports:
  • Istanbul Airport, TayakadIn Terminal Street No. 1, Istanbul 34283 Turkiye
  • Sabiha Gokcen, Istanbul Turkiye

  • Infant seats available
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 8249P18

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

  • If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Which attractions will I visit with Istanbul-Ephesus-Pamukkale (5 Days Private Tour)?
How much is Istanbul-Ephesus-Pamukkale (5 Days Private Tour)?
Istanbul-Ephesus-Pamukkale (5 Days Private Tour) price starts from $1,162.02. Discover and book Istanbul-Ephesus-Pamukkale (5 Days Private Tour) on Tripadvisor
What is the Istanbul-Ephesus-Pamukkale (5 Days Private Tour) cancellation policy?
Istanbul-Ephesus-Pamukkale (5 Days Private Tour) cancellation policy: If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee. Discover and book Istanbul-Ephesus-Pamukkale (5 Days Private Tour) on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Istanbul-Ephesus-Pamukkale (5 Days Private Tour)?
Istanbul-Ephesus-Pamukkale (5 Days Private Tour) is hosted by Turkey Private Tours by Ertunga Ecir. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Turkey Private Tours by Ertunga Ecir on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Istanbul-Ephesus-Pamukkale (5 Days Private Tour) on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 8249P18

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About the operator
Turkey Private Tours by Ertunga Ecir
Kusadasi, Türkiye
Joined in April 2012

#15 of 243 Tours & Activities in Kusadasi
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    We had the pleasure of experiencing a private Biblical tour with Ertunga and our wonderful driver "Veggie!" Words can't describe our journey-from the amazing sites in Istanbul, to the Aegean coast, tracing the steps of St Paul through the seven churches, down to the Mediterranean and Antalya, to Konya and Cappadocia-everything was so well planned by Ertunga. The places we stayed were phenomenal, the food was amazing and most of all, the time we spent with Ertunga and Veggie was so impressionable. Ertunga is so knowledgable about the Christian movement in Turkey and we gained so much insight, not only from a religious perspective but the remarkable Turkish culture. We had so many wonderful conversations and really feel like we have two new, great friends. They are so kind and thoughtful-every day was a delight. we will never forget this life changing experience.
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    Doesn't get better than this.
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3 reviews
Very good

Paola Fraire
2 contributions
Jul 2020
Ertunga was God sent! We did a lot of research on tours and we picked him because he was very responsive and attentive to our needs. We were able to travel to all the sites safely and although we traveled in a Pandemic, Ertunga was always very good in making sure we enjoyed our tours. He is extremely knowledgeable and even my 10 month old daughter loved being around him that she cried when we finished the 5 day tour. Thank you Ertunga for taking care of us so well. To those afraid to do tours or travel to Turkey in a Pandemic, don't be afraid! Just use precaution and wear a Mask!
Written July 18, 2020
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1 contribution
Jun 2018 • Friends
We had an amazing time in Turkey and our guide Ertunga was incredibly knowledgeable. We were able to see so much in the short time we had and enjoy each place without feeling rushed. Ertunga was by far the best host-tour guide and felt privileged to spend time with him. We had such a great time that we are planing a second trip this year!
Written January 30, 2019
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9 contributions
Nov 2018 • Couples
I have been everywhere and we always hire private tours (for my wife and I). Never I have found such professionalism in a tour provider. 5 Days is not enough. We spent 2 days in istanbul, then we flu to Capapdocia, Izmer (Ephesus) and Hierapolis.

In every place we had an almost new Mercedes Van, Driver (very decent guys) and the tourist Guide (2 of them with 2 college degrees). Best hotels Istambul Ritz Carlton, Cappadocia Kayakapi and Kusadasi Charisma de Luxe. (google them)

Written November 19, 2018
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