If you are passionate about sightseeing, our private Izmir Ephesus & Pamukkale A Day Tour is an exceptional experience you don’t want to miss. This full day excursion promises to offer you a day full of spectacular landscapes, peaceful views, iconic monuments, and reach history. Embark on a beautiful journey back in time, revitalize your senses and create memories that will last for long time.
The day begins with a pickup service from your hotel in Izmir. For the purposes of this full day tour, you will travel with a comfortable mini bus. A professional tour guide will welcome you and explain the final details of the schedule.
The first location to explore during this tour is Pamukkale, and the road trip lasts for almost 3 hours. When you arrive at Pamukkale, before visiting all the major sights, you will enjoy a breakfast in order to get the energy you need for the day. Please note that, breakfast in not included in the price. Energized and relaxed you will begin to visit the main attractions in Pamukkale.
In fact, Pamukkale is a popular destination as it combines breath-taking landscapes with long history. The Cotton Castle is one of the most emblematic sights. This white-washed, limestone mountain has naturally-shaped terraces that are filled with thermal water. If you are interested in thermal springs, you may also visit the antique thermal spring, known as the Cleopatra’s Pool and swim at an extra cost. During your time there, you will also visit the ancient city of Hierapolis. The ruins include, among other, a theatre, a necropolis, roman baths, and temples.
Before heading towards the second part of this full day tour, you will enjoy e delicious lunch. The meal, which is included in the price, will be served at a local restaurant and includes some typical recipes of the area. After the lunch, your road trip to Ephesus will take approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes.
Ephesus holds a special place in history, as it used to be the second most important city after Rome, during antiquity. This is illustrated by the fine aesthetics that the city showcases, as it is entirely made of marble. One of the most prominent sights is the Temple of Artemis. Even though the temple is not there now, you can still observe the ruins. Walk around the ancient city, observe the ruins and understand the importance of this location by listening to the interesting briefing of our tour guide. The views over the sea in conjunction with the graceful atmosphere of Ephesus are mind-blowing.
After spending few hours exploring all the main attractions in Ephesus, you will enter into the modern bus and enjoy a road trip back to Izmir. This full day exploration finishes during the night, when you arrive back at your hotel in Izmir.
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Combine visits are two infamous locations and enjoy the most of them with our private Izmir Ephesus & Pamukkale A Day Tour. This tour is ideal for people of all ages, and forms an incredible option for those who claim to be passionate about sightseeing. Enjoy peaceful settings, unfold the history, and create unique memories with your loved ones.
Pick up: This full day tour begins early in the morning. On a prescheduled time, a modern and fully air conditioned bus will pick you up from your place of accommodation in Izmir. For the purposes of this tour, an assigned tour guide will be with you. The guide will let you know important details about the sights and answer questions you might have.
Breakfast: As the road trip to Pamukkale takes approximately 3 hours. You will have a breakfast in the nearby town. The breakfast is not included in the price so feel free to enjoy anything you want and get the energy you need for the day.
Pamukkale: Pamukkale forms a picture-perfect backdrop that has a long history. Among the most notable spots to visit is the infamous Pamukkale Travertines. This mountain is made of limestone and has a charming white colour. The terraces are filled with water from the nearby thermal springs. The area is famous for the existence of thermal springs, so if you are interested you may visit the Cleopatra’s Pool, an antique thermal spring, and swim at an extra cost. Except from the natural wonders, in Pamukkale there is also an ancient city, called Hierapolis. The settlement used to be an important spiritual hub during antiquity and there, you can observe many interesting ruins.
Lunch: After spending some time in Pamukkale, you will continue with the second part of this tour, which takes place at Ephesus. Just before, you will enjoy a tasty lunch break at a local restaurant.
Ephesus: After almost 2 hours and 30 minutes, you will arrive at Ephesus. Forming one of the greatest cities of the ancient world, Ephesus still charms and lures visitors. The ancient settlement projects excellent aesthetics with marbles structures and interesting architectural style. The infamous Temple of Artemis used to be there. However, today, you can only admire the ruins. The tour guide will guide you through Ephesus and you will visit many interesting locations and sights.
Return: This amazing full day experience finishes during the night. After spending some time exploring Ephesus, the bus will drive you back to Izmir. With a sense of sweet tiredness, but full of great memories you will arrive at your hotel during the night.
Had few days more in Izmir and going to other places was a great option. This tour is value for money. We saw many things, learnt lots of new infos, and had a great time. My friend and I enjoyed out time in Pamukkale, and we even swam in the antique pool. The temperature of the water was so good! In Ephesus we were simply stunned! No words can actually describe the beauty of this ancient city. No wonder why it was that much important back then! Our guide was friendly and very helpful. I recommend the tour. Very interesting visits and lots of great views!
Family friendly, don’t hesitate if you are having kids! My 6 and 9 y.o kids had a blast, and we also enjoyed our day. I need to be honest, going around as a family is not an easy thing. I booked this one as I always wanted to visit Ephesus, and the company had great reviews. Schedule was made to perfection, I experience zero inconvenience with the kids, as everything was properly done. Ephesus and Pamukkale are amazing places with lots of nice spots to visit. The ancient city in Pamukkale was a nice place to visit. And, of course, Ephesus was phenomenal!!
Just came back at the hotel!! Even though I’m tired, I couldn’t wait to write a 5 star review for this excursion! Going to these famous places was a true experience, at a whole different level. Pamukkale is a heaven on earth! The cotton castle took my breath away. It’s huge and impressive. In Ephesus we went to all the main sites, and I have to say that even a day is not enough. I’m planning to visit Ephesus again in the future! Our day was nice and easy. Lunch was delicious, our guide was friendly, and the bus was comfortable. 5 stars!!!!