Tour Code : EN-033

Istanbul - Ephesus - Pamukkale Tour - 5 Days/4 Nights

Arrive at Istanbul airport and transfer to the hotel. This 5-day trip from Istanbul to Ephesus and Pamukkale promises a beautiful blend of ancient history, stunning landscapes, and cultural exploration.  After checking in your hotel, discover Istanbul yourself.
Overnight stay in Istanbul.

We will start our tour after breakfast. Our guide will meet you in the hotel lobby.
First, we will visit the Hagia Sophia (Saint Sophia), built by Emperor Justinian in the 6th century AD as a church and later converted into a mosque. You will see beautiful mosaics and frescoes depicting Christian icons and Byzantine Emperors. Next, we will visit the Topkapı Palace, a giant walled complex home to many Ottoman sultans (15th-19th century AD).
After that, we will visit the legendary Blue Mosque, also known as the Sultanahmet Mosque, which features six beautiful minarets. The mosque was built in the 17th century by the architect Sedefkar Mehmet Efendi. It got its name from over 20,000 blue Iznik tiles used for interior decoration.
We have a lunch break.  Stroll in the historical Hippodrome Square, used as a meeting place for chariot races during Byzantine. Here, you will see the Serpent Column from Delphi, the Egyptian Obelisk, and the German Fountain of Wilhelm II.

Finally, we will visit the Grand Bazaar, which has over 4,000 shops full of hidden treasures and authentic items. Please note that;
The Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays,
Topkapı Palace is closed on Tuesdays.
At the end of the tour,  transfer to Istanbul Airport for your domestic flight to Izmir and then to Kuşadası.
Accommodation in Kusadasi  ( Breakfast – Lunch )

Breakfast at the hotel. We’ll continue on our way to Pamukkale (220 Km), which means cotton castle due to its famous white travertines. In Hierapolis, an ancient city, we’ll see the Martyrium of Apostle Philip, where he was martyred during the persecutions ordered by Domitian, ancient city ruins, North Gate, the Necropolis, Bath and Basilica, Frontinius Gate, Frontinius Street, the Gate of Domitian, the Arcadian Way, visit the well-preserved Ancient Theater.
We will have lunch in a local restaurant.
Afterwards, you can walk on the white travertines in your free time or swim in the ancient Cleopatra thermal pool (the entrance is extra). Then, we continue our way towards Kusadası.

Dinner and overnight stay in Kusadasi. ( Breakfast –  Lunch - Dinner )

After breakfast, departure to Ephesus ( 0 Km ). Ephesus is on the WORLD HERITAGE List. The ancient capital of Asia Minor is one of the best preserved from antiquity, and it is where the Temple of Hadrian, the Temple of Trajan, the Grand Theater, and the Library of Celsus are located.
Visit the Temple of Artemis, one of the 7 wonders of the world, which was destroyed by earthquakes and remained underground, consisting of the remains of a few columns.
Lunch break in a local Restaurant.
Visit the House of the Virgin Mary and pray. In the last years of her life, the Virgin Mary, who came to Ephesus with St. Paul, lived in this stone house. It is a holy place for Christians and Muslims. Hundreds of thousands of Christians pilgrimage to the Mother House of the Virgin Mary every year.
Take a shopping break for Suveneer for your friend or family. Visit a leather fabric outlet centre with a Fashion show. Depends on your flight time.
Transfer to Izmir Airport. Flight to Istanbul and transfer to your hotel.

Accommodation in Istanbul.   [Breakfast – Lunch )

Free time depends on your flight time. Private transfer from the hotel to Istanbul Airport 3,5 hours before your flight. Hope to see you on another holiday in Turkey.  ( Breakfast )

Note: If you didn't have a Bosphorus tour on your arrival day, you can arrange it today for an extra fee if you have enough time before your departure.

People Per person in
Single Room Extra Bed Children Fee
1 Pax 0.00 2484.00 0.00
2 Pax 1493.00 1776.00 1493.00
7 - 11
3 - 6
3 Pax 1316.00 1599.00 1316.00
7 - 11
3 - 6
4 Pax 1227.00 1510.00 1227.00
7 - 11
3 - 6
5 Pax 1133.00 1416.00 1133.00
7 - 11
3 - 6
6 Pax 1103.00 1387.00 1103.00
7 - 11
3 - 6
7-9 Pax 1062.00 1345.00 1062.00
7 - 11
3 - 6
10-14 Pax 991.00 1274.00 991.00
7 - 11
3 - 6
15-19 Pax 956.00 1239.00 956.00
7 - 11
3 - 6
20-24 Pax 926.00 1210.00 926.00
7 - 11
3 - 6
25-29 Pax 913.00 1197.00 913.00
7 - 11
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30-40 Pax 902.00 1185.00 902.00
7 - 11
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People Per person in
Single Room Extra Bed Children Fee
1 Pax 0.00 2614.00 0.00
2 Pax 1623.00 1906.00 1623.00
7 - 11
3 - 6
3 Pax 1446.00 1729.00 1446.00
7 - 11
3 - 6
4 Pax 1357.00 1640.00 1357.00
7 - 11
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5 Pax 1263.00 1546.00 1263.00
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6 Pax 1233.00 1516.00 1233.00
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7-9 Pax 1192.00 1475.00 1192.00
7 - 11
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10-14 Pax 1121.00 1404.00 1121.00
7 - 11
3 - 6
15-19 Pax 1086.00 1369.00 1086.00
7 - 11
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20-24 Pax 1056.00 1339.00 1056.00
7 - 11
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25-29 Pax 1043.00 1326.00 1043.00
7 - 11
3 - 6
30-40 Pax 1031.00 1315.00 1031.00
7 - 11
3 - 6

Tour Type    : Private Tour
Price Policy : Price changes depending on people's number.
** Ask about price discount rates on particular dates.

Price includes

4-night hotel accommodation with breakfast

2 nights Istanbul – 2 nights Kuşadası

Istanbul Airport return transfer Private

Izmir Airport return transfer private

1 Dinner 3 Lunch

All tours as per itinerary

Entrance fees as per the itinerary

Experienced and professional tour guide

Nonsmoking, air-conditioned vehicle with an experienced driver

All parking, highway, and bridge fees

VAT and city tax

Price Excludes

Domestic flight tickets

Personal expenses

Beverages at lunch and dinners

Travel insurance (highly recommended)

Pamukkale Balloon Tour 

Tips for the driver and guide

Cancellation Policy  
- For cancellations made 60 days before the tour, 100% refund. (Except per person 175 € for register, bank commission, and domestic flight ticket cost)
- For cancellations made 59 - 45 days before the tour, 50% refund. (Except for the Bank Commission)
- For cancellations made 44 - 21 days before the tour, 20 % refund.
- Reservations made 20 days before the tour will not be refunded, and a 100-percent Penalty will be applied. 

- Please note that travel health insurance is mandatory.
Our team confirms the selected hotels' availability on the booking date. However, if they are unavailable, we will book similar hotels for your stay.
- The guide may change the tour program due to bad weather, traffic jams, or similar situations.
- If any location in the itinerary is closed, we will arrange to visit other places.
- During the tours, you will walk approximately 2 km daily on uneven and cobblestone surfaces, inclines, and steps.
- During summer, you should wear comfortable clothing, flat walking shoes, a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen.
- To stay comfortable in winter, please bring a raincoat, warm clothes, winter walking shoes, an umbrella, etc.
- When visiting religious places like churches, mosques, and cathedrals, it is recommended to wear plain clothing, including closed and long skirts
- The order of the sites visited may change to avoid crowds.
- Please ensure that you carry your passport for all domestic flights. Domestic flights are economy class, and the luggage limit is 15 Kg.

Domestic Flight ticket information
We strive to provide our valued guests with the utmost comfort during intercity travels over long distances by arranging direct flights whenever possible. This ensures that no time is lost during flight transfers at the Istanbul airport. However, please be aware that direct flights between Cappadocia and Ephesus and Cappadocia and Antalya are only available on specific days of the week from May to October. Daily direct flights are not available. You may need to adjust your start dates by 1-2 days to accommodate these direct flight schedules. If this is not possible, we may need to include a connecting flight to Istanbul to complete the tour. Any necessary changes to the tour plan can be made by providing passenger information.

Flight ticket group reservation policy            
Please note that flight ticket prices included in tour packages are only valid for individual passengers. If you are travelling in a group, it is recommended that you purchase your tickets well in advance to avoid any significant price increases. For domestic flights, such as Istanbul to Cappadocia, booking your group tickets at least 2-3 months before your trip is best. Failure to do so may result in limited availability and higher prices. Once your group reservation is confirmed, you must pay 30% of the ticket price within 2 days to secure your booking. The airline company may cancel your group request and ticket prices if payment is not received within this timeframe.


Standard Package  Hotels 
Istanbul     :  Crown Plaza Old City  5* / Point Hotel 5*
Kusadasi    :  Elite World Kusadasi 5* / Signature Ble Resort 5*

Gold Package  Hotels 
Istanbul     :  Crown Plaza Old City  5* / Point Hotel 5*
Kusadasi    :  Elite World Kusadasi 5* / Signature Ble Resort 5*

Note: Sample hotels are confirmed on the booking date room availability. Otherwise, reservations are made in similar hotels.


Topkapi Palace
Saint Sophia Cathedral
Blue Mosque
Hippodrome Square
Artemis Temple
House of the Virgin Mary
Magnesia Gate
Terrace House
Vedius Gymnasium
East Gymnasium 
Bath of Varius Ephesus
State Agora
Temple of Isıs
Odeon Concert Hall
Dominitian Square
Temple of Dominitian
Fountain of Pollio
Memmius Monument
Hercules Gate
Curetes Street
Fountain of Trajan
Scholastica Basilica
Temple of Hadrian
Roman Latrines

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5 days Istanbul, Ephesus and Pamukkale Tour

This itinerary allows you to experience the best of Istanbul’s cultural heritage, Ephesus's ancient city, and Pamukkale’s natural wonders in a five-day journey.

This trip from Istanbul to Ephesus and Pamukkale promises a beautiful blend of the ancient history of the Aegean Region, the magnificent view of Pamukkale, the history of Istanbul and cultural discoveries. Discover the ancient city of Ephesus, a World Heritage Site, and its splendid Celsus library. Pray at the Virgin Mary's house, walk on the fantastic travertines of Pamukkale, and enjoy swimming in the ancient Cleopatra thermal pool. Have the privilege.

  • Tour Code : EN-033
  • Duration : 5 Days
  • Start : İstanbul
  • End : İstanbul
  • Tour Season : All year round
  • Transfer : Vehicle and Aircraft
  • Distance : 700 Km
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