From Antalya: Pamukkale 1-Day Group Tour with Lunch
- Pickup available
- Duration: 15 hours
Visit the ruins of Ephesus and the pools of Pamukkale on this 2-day tour from Istanbul. Fly from Istanbul and stay overnight in Kusadasi as you travel to Turkey's UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Day 1 Begin your travels with a pickup from your hotel in Istanbul. Your driver will take you to the airport so you can board your 1.5-hour flight to Izmir. At your arrival, you wıll be greeted by your driver and safely taken to Selcuk to meet with your group participants and start your full-day tour. During the course of your day break for lunch. Head to the House of Virgin Mary, a church built on the top of the foundations of a structure thought to be the house where the Assumption happened and Mary spent her last days. Continue on to Ephesus, an archeological treasure and well-preserved classical city in the Eastern Mediterranean. See one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Temple of Artemi...
After being picked up from your accommodation in Antalya, you will transfer to Pamukkale (which was known as Hierapolis in ancient times), a 250 km drive that will take around 3.5 hours. On the way, there will be two breaks for coffee, tea, and breakfast. If you inform your hotel 1 day in advance of the tour, they may be able to prepare your breakfast to take with you (if breakfast is included with your accommodation). Just before arriving in Pamukkale, there will be time to stop for lunch. Then, continue on towards the ancient holy city, located just 5 minutes from the lunch stop. Your guide will help you to gain an understanding of this ancient and fascinating city. Take some time to admire the natural spring water terraces or perhaps take a dip in the Cleopatra Pool (not included in the cost of the tour). Other highlights include the main street (also known as Colonnade Street) a...
Depart from your hotel in Kusadasi or Selcuk in the morning and meet your guide. Travel to Pamukkale to see its dazzling sights and learn about its history and culture. View the fascinating travertines of Pamukkale, formed by a complex chemical reaction from the nearby hot springs. Visit the site of the ancient city of Hierapolis, and admire its Necropolis, Domitian Gate, Agora, Temple of Apollo, and more. Learn about this fascinating city that played an important role during the spread of Christianity through Anatolia.
Have some free time to wander around at the end of your tour. Bring your swimsuit and enjoy an optional dip in the Cleopatra Pool (not included). Get transferred back to your hotel in Selcuk or Kusadasi at the end of the day.
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