2 Days Pamukkale and Ephesus Private Tour from Izmir
Explore two of Turkey’s highlights which are listed in the UNESCO world heritage list.
2 Days Private Tour from Izmir.
First day, depart for Ephesus to explore the Greco-Roman ruins. Overnight in Pamukkale.
On the second day visit Pamukkale (Hierapolis), which is known with the white travertine terraces and pools that are formed by calcium carbonate. Walk on the terraces and visit the ruins of ancient city of Hierapolis.
Includes excellent English speaking tour guide, lunches, luxury transport,
If requested airport pickup and drop-off.
Optional visits to Ancient cities of Aphrodisias, Laodicea and Sardis.
2 Day Tour Ephesus Pamukkale from Izmir
Tour program and cost are as follows:
Day 1 - Private Tour of Ephesus starting from Izmir and ending in Pamukkale.
Meet your licensed tour guide and air-conditioned vehicle at your hotel in Izmir or Izmir Airport. Depart for Ephesus, Drive approximately 1.5 hours to see the remains of what was once ancient Rome’s capital in Asia Minor. Your first stop will be the ancient city of Ephesus which was the home to over 200,000 people. The peak time of the city was between the 1st and 2nd century AD. Modern-day excavations have revealed an incredible collection of ruins. See the highlights of the ancient city and visit the House of the Virgin Mary. Enjoy lunch at see the traditional local handicrafts, and make a final stop at the ruined Temple of Artemis, once one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Afterwards, drive to Pamukkale. Overnight in Pamukkale.
Day 2 - Private Pamukkale Tour starting from Pamukkale and ending in Izmir
After breakfast, Drive to Pamukkale, a natural and historical site listed as UNESCO World Heritage site. Enjoy Pamukkale’s white travertine terraces, formed by natural hot springs that has high calcium carbonate. Visit the ruins of ancient city of Hierapolis. Optional visits to Ancient cities of Apjrodisias, Laodicea or Sardis before returning to Izmir.
Cost: 440 Euro (Total to be paid for a group 1-6 people)
Rates Do Not Cover:
There is no prepayment required for the reservation. To avoid disappointment, we recommend to make your private tour reservation at earliest possible.
Payment can be made in Euro, Turkish Liras or US Dollar cash at the end of the tour. There is no prepayment required for the booking.
* If requested we can pick you or drop you to Izmir airport. There is no surcharge for these services.
* If requested guests can be transported to Denizli Cardak Airport at the end of Day 2. There is a surcharge of 50 Euros for this private transfer service.
You can cancel a tour 72 hours in advance of your tour departure without any charges. If you would like to cancel a tour, simply send us an email and we will be happy to assist you. Once you are within the 24 hour tour departure window, the tour becomes non-refundable. This is because our guide and vehicle have set aside space to accommodate your request and will often not be able to fill that space with another customer so close to departure.
For more information, contact us.
Frequently Asked Questions :
Q1 - I understand that we would be responsible for our overnight accommodation in Pamukkale.
> We do not make hotel bookings. You make your hotel booking directly.
We recommend the following hotels: (booking.com links)
Q2 - How long will we have free for swimming in Pamukkale?
> You will have approximately one hour for swimming in Pamukkale antique pool.
Q3 - We would anticipate being dropped off at the Ismir Airport for our flight.
> In the second day you will be dropped off to Izmir airport approximately at 7.30pm.
Q4 - So we would be safe booking a flight departing Ismir at 10:00 PM if we are expected to arrive at 7:30PM? The guide will ensure we stay on schedule?
> Yes, no problem.
Q5 - If we skip the visit to either Laodicea and Sardis would we have more time to spend swimming in Pamukkale? Is there one you'd recommend skipping over the other?
> Yes, skipping one site will give more time for you at Pamukkale. In this case recommend you to skip Sardes. In this way you would have 1.5 hours more in Pamukkale and can spend 3.5 hours.
Q6 - How do we book our trip with you? How does payment work?
> For the booking, all we need is both of your names and the pick up address.
Payment can be made in Euros, Turkish Liras, British Pounds and US Dollars cash at the end of the tour. There is no prepayment required for the booking.
* At the end of Day 3, if you would like to be transfered to Izmir Airport or Denizli Airport, there is surcharge of 50 Euros
* If requested Aphrodisias ancient city can be added to Day 3. The surcharge for this addition is 30 Euros.
* If requested above program can be modified.
Frequently Asked Questions:
1. We will arrive in Izmir late, and will stay overnight at Kusadasi (based on your recommendation). So we will need airport transfers from the airport to Kusadasi. And the Pergamom tour on Day 1 will start at Kusadasi. Would there be any change in the quote then?
> In this case, we recommend you to overnight at an airport hotel in Izmir for the first night. Therefore there would not be any surcharge in the cost of the tour.
booking.com links for Izmir Airport Hotels:
Orty Airport Hotel
Tav Airport Hotel Izmir
DoubleTree By Hilton Izmir Airport
2. Lunch and food is not so important for us, a quick vegetarian lunch is enough, we rather have more time at the sites. Is this possible?
> Time allocated for lunch during the tours is 1 hour. That will give your tour guide and driver a little break too. You will have enough time at the sites.
3. For the full-day tour in Ephesus, do we see the terrace houses and the Ephesus museum too?
> If tequested Terrace Houses and Ephesus Museum can also be added to the tour program. There is no surcharge for these additions.
4. What are the exact schedules for each day? Like when does each day start and end?
> This is a private tour so the tours can start any time you wish
Recommended start times and approximate duration of the tours are as follows:
Day 1: Pergamon Tour: 09.00am - 7-8 Hours
Day 2: Ephesus Tour: 09.00am - 7-8 Hours
Day 3: Aphrodisias + Pamukkale Tour: 08.00am - 12 hours
5. Because of the long drives to the sites, is there enough time af the sites to visit them in detail? How many hours are we in Ephesus, Pergamon and Pamukkale?
> Yes, there will be enough time at the sites.
Approximate visiting times are as follows:
Ephesus Ancient City: 2 Hours
Pergamon Acropolis: 1 hour
Pergamon Asklepion: 1 hour
Pamukkale/Hierapolis: 3 hours
6. If we are not interested in shopping stops, can we easily say that we don't want them?
> There is no scheduled shopping stops during the tour program. This is your private tour you will decide what to do. Your tour guide will make recommendations.
For larger group costings and for more infformation, please contact us.
Two Days Tour of Pamukkale and Ephesus from Izmir Hotels and Izmir Airport
by TransBalkan Tours is a fully licenced tour operator since 1963 and a member of TURSAB.