Embark on a journey to trace the trails of the illustrious Greeks and Romans, and unearth the captivating remnants of Ephesus and the renowned travertine pools of Pamukkale. Venture into the past and submerge yourself in the civilization of the ancient Romans; observe their ways of life as you tread on the cobbled paths to their colossal libraries and amphitheatres, and witness the reverence they paid to their departed, laying them to rest for the afterlife. As you follow in the footsteps of the great Cleopatra, indulge with a dip in the same springs that once soothed the legendary queen centuries ago. This wondrous expedition is undoubtedly a delight for lovers of history - come, step back in time, and be consumed by the beauty of the past.
Please make your own way to our office in Istanbul by 20.00 from where you will be transferred to the bus station. There you will board the 21.30 overnight bus to Izmir (Ephesus), a journey time of approx. 9 hours.
You will reach Izmir's central bus station at 07:30am, then take the complimentary shuttle bus to Selçuk (Ephesus). Our guide, holding a sign with your name, will meet you there and facilitate your transfer to your hotel. After breakfast, at 09:30am, your full-day Travel in Turkey tour of Ephesus will commence, encompassing visits to the ancient city's famous library and amphitheatre. Our last leg of the tour will be to see the House of the Virgin Mary - believed to be her final dwelling place. The tour will conclude around 16:30, after which we will transfer you to your boutique hotel in either Kuşadası or Selçuk. You will have leisure time to explore the town with its variety of popular fish and seafood restaurants.
Following breakfast, we will depart at 08:30 am for Pamukkale, a journey time of approx. 3 hours. After partaking in lunch, we will embark upon our full-day Travel in Turkey Pamukkale Tour. Throughout this excursion, you will encounter ancient Roman ruins and see the unforgettable beauty of the travertines, where you will have the opportunity to bathe in naturally heated mineral springs, an unforgettable experience. You can explore Cleopatra's Pool, swimming amongst the sunken Roman columns, or explore the town and indulge in a delicious dinner. At 21:00, we will provide transportation from our office to the bus station to board the overnight bus returning to Istanbul, a journey time of approx. 10 hours.
The bus will arrive at approximately 07.30 at Istanbul’s main bus terminal. Your Travel in Turkey tour has now ended. You will be able to connect to Istanbul’s metro system or take a taxi to the centre.
B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner
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Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 30 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability