Take our Travel in Turkey tour and follow in the footsteps of the ancient Greeks and Romans and discover the amazing ruins of Ephesus and the famous travertine pools of Pamukkale. Dream of ancient Roman civilizations, see how they lived, walk the cobblestone pathways to their impressive buildings, such as the library of Celsus and the amphitheatre, and even see how they buried their dead. Follow the steps of Cleopatra and bathe in the same springs that she lay in. A fascinating trip for those who love history.
The journey (By Bus): Istanbul -> Ephesus -> Pamukkale -> Istanbul
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
Travelling by bus is an affordable but comfortable option in Turkey. All buses are fully air-conditioned and include on-board entertainment and WIFI. Water, coffee, tea, cools drinks and complimentary snacks are provided at regular intervals. Buses stop on average every three hours at roadhouses for meal and toilet breaks. Roadhouses also sell snacks, small goods and other general items. Breaks will be between 15-30 minutes. Please note buses depart promptly. Toilets cost 3TL.
Hotels in Selcuk (Ephesus);
Centrum Hotel, Rebetika Hotel
Tours for Max 16 pax