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  • Location: Kusadasi, Turkey
  • Duration:  4 days (approx.)
Visit the ancient cities of Ephesus and Hierapolis and the archeological site of Pamukkale on this 4-day tour from Kusadasi. With a round-trip transfer from Kusadasi Airport or local hotel plus three nights’ 4-star accommodation in Kusadasi, this hassle-free tour enables you to see some of Turkey’s world-famous attractions with minimum fuss. Travel by minibus and explore each site with your guide, seeing highlights like the House of the Virgin Mary and Temple of Artmenis in Ephesus, and Pamukkale’s stunning travertine rock terraces.

Numbers are limited to 14 on this small-group tour, ensuring you’ll enjoy personalized attention from your guide.

Highlights

  • 4-day tour to Ephesus, Pamukkale and Hierapolis from Kusadasi with an expert guide
  • Explore the Greco-Roman city of Ephesus and visit its must-see sites like the House of the Virgin Mary, Temple of Artmenis and Temple of Hadrian
  • See naturally formed travertine terraces in Pamukkale and tour the ancient city of Hierapolis
  • 4-star hotel accommodation in Kusadasi included
  • Enjoy a hassle-free start and end to your tour with airport or hotel transfers
  • Small-group tour with a maximum of 14 people ensures a more personalized experience

What You Can Expect

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

See naturally formed Travertine Terraces in Pamukkale!

Day 1: Kusadasi
Start your 4-day tour with an airport transfer from Kusadasi Airport to your Kusadasi hotel. Alternatively, if you are already in Kusadasi you can opt for a hotel-to-hotel transfer for a hassle-free start to your tour. On arrival in Kusadasi, check in to your hotel and then relax at leisure. Discover its world-famous beaches or perhaps check out its harbor-side restaurants (own expense).

Overnight: 4-star Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel or similar

Day 2: Kusadasi – Ephesus (B, L)
Leave your hotel for a short journey by minibus to Ephesus – an ancient city that’s considered to be the best-preserved Classical city in Europe. While traveling, hear about the city in ancient times, when Ephesus was Roman Asia’s capital. On a walking tour, you’ll see all of Ephesus’ highlights. Stroll along the Arcadian Way and see the Great Theater – the huge Hellenistic ruin that once seated more than 25,000 people. See Library of Celsus and visit the Temple of Hadrian.

After a 2-course lunch in town, continue your tour. See the Basilica of St John, where St John the Apostle is believed to be buried, and then visit the House of the Virgin Mary, where Mary is said to have spent her last days. See the incredible Temple of Artemis; once a shrine to the Greek goddess, now one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Return to Kusadasi and spend your evening at leisure in town.

Overnight: 4-star Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel or similar

Day 3: Kusadasi – Pamukkale -- Hierapolis (B, L)
Enjoy breakfast and then leave Kusadasi for a day trip to the archeological site of Pamukkale. This stunning UNESCO World Heritage Site comprises eye-catching white travertine rock terraces that appear to flow down 656-foot (200-meter) cliffs.

Walk around the terraces while learning about their formation from your expert guide. Views from here are breathtaking; look out at the white travertine terraces contrasting with the neighboring sandy colored mountains, and then walk to Hierapolis -- an ancient city with magnificent ruins and geothermic pools.

Enjoy time at leisure in Hierapolis, and be sure to bring your bathing suit as the pools are worth a visit (own expense). Meet your guide for lunch and then continue your tour. Walk around its Classical ruins, seeing the necropolis (Roman burial ground) and the vast Roman theater. See St Philippe Martyrion (also known as the Basilica of St Philippe) and learn about this early Christian refuge before returning to Kusadasi. Spend your evening at leisure.

Overnight: 4-star Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel or similar

Day 4: Kusadai (B)
Enjoy breakfast and then spend your morning at leisure in Kusadasi. Meet your guide in the afternoon, check out and then finish your tour with either a Kusadasi airport transfer or hotel transfer.

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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