• 5 Days Istanbul Ephesus, Pamukkale Tour

5 Days Istanbul Ephesus, Pamukkale Tour
  • Duration: 5 Days

Day 1: Arrival in Istanbul

Arrival in Istanbul, where our representative will meet you at the airport.

Transfer to your hotel for check-in.

Start your exploration with the Sultanahmet district, the heart of old Istanbul.

Visit the Blue Mosque, famous for its blue tiles and six minarets.

Explore Hagia Sophia, a masterpiece of Roman engineering.

Tour the Topkapi Palace, the residence of Ottoman Sultans for over 400 years.

Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 2: Exploring Istanbul

Start the day with a visit to the Grand Bazaar, one of the largest and oldest covered markets in the world.

Purchase traditional Turkish products and souvenirs.

In the afternoon, take a Bosphorus boat tour. Enjoy the panoramic view of Istanbul straddling two continents.

See historical mansions, palaces, and the Bosphorus bridge.

Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 3: Istanbul to Ephesus

Take an early morning flight to Izmir.

Upon arrival, drive to the ancient city of Ephesus.

Visit the Library of Celsus, a Roman mausoleum and library.

Explore the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

Tour the Terrace Houses, homes of the wealthy citizens of Ephesus.

Overnight in Kusadasi, a resort town on Turkey's Aegean coast.

Day 4: Pamukkale

After breakfast, drive to Pamukkale, a town in western Turkey known for the mineral-rich thermal waters.

Visit the ancient city of Hierapolis, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Explore Pamukkale Travertines (Cotton Castle), terraces of carbonate minerals left by flowing water.

Dip in Cleopatra's Pool, a warm, mineral-rich pool said to have been a gift from Marc Anthony to Cleopatra.

Overnight in Pamukkale.

Day 5: Pamukkale to Istanbul

Enjoy a free morning to explore Pamukkale on your own.

In the afternoon, take a flight back to Istanbul.

Transfer to the airport for your outbound flight.

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