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2 Days Ephesus and Pamukkale Tour from Istanbul by bus

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2 Days 1 Night


Departs Every Day

Visiting Attractions:

Ephesus and Pamukkale

Day 1 - Overnight bus from Istanbul to Ephesus

In the late evening, embark on an overnight adventure as you board a comfortable intercity bus at the local bus terminal in Istanbul. This 10-hour journey will take you to Kusadasi, the gateway to Ephesus.

Day 2 - Ephesus Tour (Lunch included)

Upon reaching Kusadasi bus terminal, our driver will warmly welcome you and transfer you to our Kusadasi office. From there, you'll commence your Ephesus Tour, beginning with a visit to the Artemis Temple, renowned as one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Explore the Ephesus Ancient City, including the Celcius Library, Hadrian Temple, Hamams, Theater, and Old Harbor. A delightful lunch will be provided at a local restaurant. Conclude your tour with a visit to the House of the Virgin Mary, a recognized pilgrimage center. After the tour, you'll be transferred to your Kusadasi hotel, where you can enjoy your free time and an overnight stay.

Day 3 - Pamukkale Tour (Breakfast & Lunch included)

Following breakfast at the hotel, our guide will pick you up around 07:30-08:00 am for the Pamukkale-Hierapolis Tour. Pamukkale is renowned for its hot water resources, featuring travertines with terraces of carbonate minerals formed by flowing water, often referred to as the ‘Cotton Castle.' Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Hierapolis Ancient City, once sought by those seeking therapeutic benefits during their retirement. Optional activities include walking on terraces or swimming in the Cleopatra Swimming Pool. Lunch will be provided at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, you'll have some free time at our office before catching an intercity bus back to Istanbul. Late in the evening, our team will transfer you to the local bus terminal.

Day 4 - Istanbul / End of your Ephesus and Pamukkale tour

Upon arrival at the Istanbul bus terminal, make use of the shuttle service to reach the Sultanahmet area, marking the end of your Ephesus and Pamukkale tour.


  • Hotels with breakfast

  • Lunch on tours (Besides standard Turkish meal, special meals as vegetarian, vegan, halal options are also available)

  • Entrance fees for sights and museums mentioned on the itinerary

  • Professional English speaking guide


  • Drink during lunch

  • Dinner

  • Medical insurance

  • Tips

Economical Hotels

Kusadasi Hotels: Istankoy Hotel

Per person price 385 USD

Comfort Hotels

Kusadasi Hotels: Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel / Efe Boutique Hotel

Per person price 435 USD

  • Hot air balloon is an optional extra

  • Max group size is 15 people

  • The quoted price of this tour covers accommodations in hotels as mentioned above or in similar quality hotels.

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