A combined trip to the historical ruins of Roman Ephesus and the white cotton castle of Pamukkale. Also visit the House of the Virgin Mary, believed to be her last resting place. Includes an overnight stay in the cosmopolitan resort of Kusadasi. 

Tour Itinerary

  • Days: 2
  • Starting Point: Ephesus
  • Ending Point: Pamukkale
  • No Credit Card Fees
  • No Booking Fees

06:00 Pick up from your hotel and transfer to Istanbul airport 07:45 Flight from Istanbul to Izmir 08:30 Arrive to Izmir and transfer to Ephesus ancient city 09:30 Full day Ephesus tour Visiting: The ruins of the Temple of Artemis, one of the seven ancient wonders of the world. Then visit Ephesus Ancient City, the best-preserved Greco-Roman city in the world. Here you will explore the Agora, Odeon, Curettes Street, Celsius Library, Hadrian Temple, Roman Baths, Grand Theater & Marble Street. After a lunch break depart for the House of Virgin Mary and visit the chapel where she is said to have spent her last days. At the end of the tour, transfer to your hotel in Kusadasi. Overnight stay in Kusadasi.

  • Destination: Ephesus
  • Legend: L

09:00 After breakfast, depart for Pamukkale tour. Fully Guided Pamukkale Tour. Visiting: Pamukkale is an extraordinary natural wonder. The calcium waters rise from the ground at a temperature of 35 C and tumble down the mountain from a height of 100 meters, forming a myriad of pools. Cream-colored stalactites are formed as the water overflows from the pools, creating a breathtaking sight unequaled in the world. Also visit the ancient ruins of the City of Hierapolis with its Basilica, theater, Roman Bath and Necropolis. PM Transfer to Denizli airport after the tour for your flight to Istanbul. Arrive Istanbul and transfer to your hotel. End of arrangements.

  • Destination: Pamukkale
  • Legend: B, L

You can customize this trip with additional days! Slow the pace with rest days in locations of your choice, or add additional sightseeing days along the route.

Tour Map

Tour Details

  • In Brief

    Ephesus mini tour is designed for travelers who have limited time in Turkey.

  • Special Features

    Small group tour (up to 18 passengers). We can add days or tailor this one to your preference. This tour is also available on private basis.

  • What's Included

    - All accommodation as per the itinerary.
    - Professional English speaking guide on tours.
    - Full day guided tours mentioned in the itinerary.
    - All transportation & transfers as mentioned in the itinerary.
    - All domestic flights mentioned in the itinerary.
    - All meals mentioned in the itinerary.
    - All museum and entrance fees where necessary.
    - Wifi available at our hotel.
    - Compulsory insurance by Turkish tourism ministry. This insurance covers you for all of the services bought from us, in case of bankruptcy, insolvency or the liquidation of our agency.
    - All Local taxes & No hidden costs!

  • What's Not Included

    - International Airfare & taxes.
    - Visits and services not mentioned in program.
    - Travel Insurance.
    - Personal expenses.
    - Gratuities to the guide and driver.
    - Visa fee.


Departure Date

  • Start Date
    Finish Date
    Day / Days / Every Day
  • Start Date: 01.01.2018
    Finish Date: 31.12.2020
    Day / Days / Every Day: Every Day

Price List

Daily Guaranteed Departure
  • Start
    Double/Twin PP
    Triple PP
  • Start: 01.01.2018
    Finish: 31.12.2019
    Single: 792 AUD
    Double/Twin PP: 634 AUD
    Triple PP: 584 AUD


Cathy and Mike Anderson

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

The team at Turkey Travel Centre organised an 18 day Tailor Made Tour' for us. 

It was fantastic. We are seasoned travellers but Turkey has left us entranced by it's beautiful people, complex history, wonderful culture and stunning terrain. It couldn't have been done without the care and organisational skills of Michael Altan and his team. If you are thinking of visiting Turkey, leave it to Turkey Travel Centre.

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Arthur B.


The tours and the organization for all was perfect and satisfying and we appreciate everything ...well done

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What is the best time of year to visit Turkey?

Istanbul is a city operating all year round so any-time is good to visit. If you like sunshine, come between April to October as winter in Istanbul can be cold and rainy with the occasional snowfall.

The tourism season on the Aegean and Mediterranean coasts run from May to October but tourist sites like Ephesus are open all year round. Gulet cruises are more enjoyable when refined to the months of June to September.

Cappadocia is also a region operating all year round, although in the wintertime, snowfall is usual. The snow does provide a pretty landscape view and the hot air balloons rides will still operate as long as weather conditions are advisable.

If you travel between the months of December to March, bring an umbrella as this is when the country receives the most amount of rain.

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The Ancient Roman Ruins of Ephesus

The extensive work of historians and archaeologists over many centuries has given current generations, some impressive landmarks across the world. On the Aegean Coast of Turkey, near the popular coastal resort of Kusadasi, sits one of them.

It still portrays magnificence. It still leaves people speechless. It still shows evidence of the forward thinking, intelligence, and confidence of the former Roman Empire. Called Ephesus, it should be on everyone’s bucket list, whether you have a passion for history or not.

Visiting Ephesus

The city had a long Greek history but it was under Roman rule that it excelled. The Romans had absorbed many traditions, cultural aspects, and philosophical ideas from ancient Greece and as visitors walk around the structures that have been excavated and reconstructed, it is easy to see how Romans lived their lives, from the water aqueducts, terraced houses, and public latrines, use by the rich and influential citizens of society.

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