Not enough time but want to see Ephesus? Make it in a return day trip from Istanbul by direct flight. Fly directly to the nearest airport in the morning, tour the magnificent Greco-Roman ruins of Ephesus and around for the day, then return to Istanbul in the evening…
Pamukkale Tours: Daily Ephesus Pamukkale Tour Packages from Kusadasi or Izmir

Tours of Ephesus and Pamukkale, Priene Miletus Didyma: Aegean Coast

Ephesus & Pamukkale Tour

1 day: Departs daily from Istanbul

Round trip Ephesus Day Tour:

Daily Ephesus & Pamukkale Tour Packages

Ramble among some of the Aegean region’s most famous ruins for the day – from the Royal Avenue in marble at Ephesus, to the natural beauty of the cliff-terraced pools and unique spa waterfalls at Pamukkale or more ancient ruins at Priene, Miletus & Didyma

Brief Itinerary – Aegean Tour Package:

Day 1 (L)
Full Day Ephesus Tour:

Transfer to airport. Fly to Izmir. Airport transfer and begin the tour at the House of Virgin Mary, where she spent her final years. Explore the marble white Ancient City of Ephesus, with spectacular monuments such as the Library of Celsus, Agora, Odeon, Trajan Fountain, Domitianus Temple, Theater and Roman Latrines. After lunch, visit the Isabey Mosque and the Temple of Artemis. Drop off to hotel. Overnight in Kusadasi.

Day 2 (B, L)
Full Day Pamukkale & Hieropolis Tour:
Pick up at hotel. Drive to Pamukkale or ‘Cotton Castle’, famous for its cascading snow-white terraced cliff side basins and waterfalls. After lunch, visit the ancient Roman city ruins of Hierapolis, with Necropolis, Thermal Baths and Masterpiece Theater. Transfer to Denizli airport. Fly back to Istanbul. Transfer to hotel.
(or Day 3 can be added with tour below)

Optional extension for this trip – add a 3rd day:

Day 3 (B, L)
Private Priene, Miletus, Didyma Tour

Pick up from the hotel. Discover the ruins of Priene at a dramatic mountainous setting, and with one of the most active Lonian ports in ancient times. See the Temple of Athena, the Stoa, Agora, Market Place, Temenos of Zeus Olympic, Bouleuterion, Prytaneion, the Hellenistic Theater, the Sanctuary of Demeter and more. Then proceed to Miletus, which provided the alphabet to the rest of the classical world. It was a great port and the hometown of several philosophers and sages. After a lunch stop, stop at Didyma, a sacred place of pagan worship, where you will see the Temple of Apollo from the 7th century BC. This was one of the sacred places of antiquity where well-known oracles were consulted. Return drive and drop off to the hotel or for flight.


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What’s Included:

  • All accommodation at a choice of central 3,4,5 star or boutique Kusadasi/Selcuk/Izmir/Pamukkale hotels.
  • All guided Ephesus & Pamukkale tours of the main highlights as in the itinerary.
  • All tours with professional English-speaking guidance.
  • All transport by new-model deluxe a/c vehicles.
  • Pick up and drop off from hotel for each day tour.
  • All airport and/or cruise-ship transfers.
  • All entrance and museum fees.
  • All parking tickets and petrol.
  • Breakfast daily at hotel (B).
  • Some lunches (L)
  • All taxes.

Not Included:

Breakfast, dinner, optional tips.


Start this trip any date you like – Ephesus Pamukkale Tours are every day, all year round.

Pick Up Locations:

These Ephesus & Pamukkale tours depart daily from Kusadasi, Izmir or Istanbul. The touring can be taken individually or combined as a package with flight tickets, hotels and airport transfers according to your request. Or just forward us your requirements and we can customize a tour to suit your preferences.


This package is also available for less/more nights. Please email us.

Tailor made tours:

Just forward your details of arrival and interests and we can create a tailor made escorted tour for your tour of Istanbul. Email us for Tailored Tour.

Good to know:

Wear comfortable clothing and shoes as a certain amount of walking is required. Bring hat, sunglasses and water.

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