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  • Location: Kusadasi, Turkey
  • Duration:  4 days (approx.)
Dig deep into Turkey’s natural and classical treasures on this 4-day tour from Kusadasi. Enjoy three nights at a 4-star Kusadasi hotel and two full-day excursions: one to Ephesus, and another to Pamukkale. Wonder at Greco-Roman Ephesus, and see the Temple of Artemis and House of the Virgin Mary. Then, witness the white terraces of Pamukkale and ancient Hierapolis, with time to enjoy its thermal pool. Round-trip airport and hotel transfers, plus many included meals round things off.

Numbers are limited to 14 on this small-group tour for a personalized experience.

Highlights

  • 4-day tour of Ephesus, Pamukkale and Hierapolis from Kusadasi with an expert guide
  • Enjoy a full-day tour of Greco-Roman Ephesus, the Temple of Artemis and House of the Virgin Mary
  • Ogle Ephesus’ Library of Celsus, Great Theater, Temple of Hadrian and other sights
  • Visit the geological wonder of Pamukkale and explore ancient Hierapolis on a day tour
  • Enjoy three nights of 4-star accommodation in Kusadasi and many included meals
  • Relax at the start and end of your tour with airport or hotel transfers
  • Small-group tour with a maximum of 14 people for a personalized experience

What You Can Expect

4-Day Small-Group Turkey Tour from Kusadasi: Pamukkale, Ephesus and Hierapolis

Marvel at the travertine terraces of Pamukkale on this 4-day tour

Day 1: Kusadasi (D)

Start your 4-day tour with a transfer from Izmir Airport or Denizli Airport to your Kusadasi hotel. Alternatively, if you're already in Kusadasi, opt for a hotel-to-hotel transfer to start your tour. Check in to your hotel and relax, perhaps enjoying the resort beaches or markets. Tonight, enjoy dinner at your hotel.



Overnight: 4-star Grand Onder, Marina or Ilayda Avantgarde hotel in Kusadasi



Day 2: Kusadasi – Ephesus (B, L, D)

After breakfast, travel by minibus to Ephesus and on route, hear how this former Roman capital of Asia is now the Mediterranean's best-preserved classical city.

On a walking tour, stroll the Arcadian Way, see the Great Theater – the stadium that once seated more than 25,000 people and view the façade of the Library of Celsus and Temple of Hadrian, among other sites.



After a stop for lunch, visit the nearby House of the Virgin Mary, where Mary is said to have spent her last days, and the ruined Temple of Artemis; once one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Then, after a stop at a Turkish handicrafts center, finish in Şirince. Stroll the cobbled lanes of this pretty village, known for its wine and crafts, and sample its fruit wine. Later, return to Kusadasi for dinner at your hotel.



Overnight: 4-star Grand Onder, Marina or Ilayda Avantgarde hotel in Kusadasi



Day 3: Kusadasi – Pamukkale Hierapolis (B, L, D)

Following breakfast, travel by minibus to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Pamukkale, stopping on route at a leather center to see displays of hand-sewn leather goods.

On arrival, gaze at the white travertine rock terraces that appear to flow down 656-foot (200-meter) cliffs and then walk to nearby Hierapolis to see its classical ruins. Enjoy time at leisure here and perhaps swim in the ancient thermal pool (own expense). Break for lunch and then tour the relics, seeing the Roman necropolis; well-preserved Roman theater, and Martyrion of St. Philip. After, return to Kusadasi in time for dinner at your hotel.


Overnight: 4-star Grand Onder, Marina or Ilayda Avantgarde hotel in Kusadasi



Day 4: Kusadasi (B)

Enjoy breakfast and the morning at leisure in Kusadasi. Then, check out and end your tour with a hotel-to-hotel transfer in Kusadasi, or transfer to Izmir Airport or Denizli Airport.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2014

Awesome trip. My guide Gizem aka gizmo, was really smart and well spoken. My driver was very funny as well. Great sights and a cool tour guide. Need I say more?

4 star rating: Recommended July 2013

Excellent guide. Did not like the factory vists.

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