A Enthralling 2-Day Ephesus and Pamukkale Tour from Bodrum
This is a great tour to take while on your holiday to Turkey to see some of the most popular sites of this beautiful country.
Witness some of Ephesus’s time-honoured monuments including the Great Theatre and Library of Celsus on a guided walking tour of one of the best-preserved archaeological site in the world dating back to the 2nd century BC.
Then, visit the Greco-Roman city built above Pamukkale, with the opportunity to dip into its thermal pools and witness the pure white travertines.
Remember to bring your camera for the excellent photo opportunities to be had to remember this amazing country.
This tour includes accommodation, coach transport, and some meals.
- 2-day tour of Ephesus and Pamukkale from Bodrum, with an expert guide
- Visit ancient Ephesus, probably Turkey’s greatest archaeological treasure
- Stroll along the marble streets and see the Library of Celsus, Great Theatre, and age-old shops and temples
- Witness the snow-white terraces of Pamukkale and classical relics of Hierapolis
- Scheduling: Private
- Languages offered on activity/tour: English, German, French, Italian
- Duration: 2 days
- Printed or Mobile Voucher Accepted
- Pick-up servicePick up from your Bodrum Hotel
- CancellationThere is no cancellation fee once Customers Cancel at least 7 day(s) prior to the date of the activity or tour.
There is 50% cancellation fee for Customers to Cancel 3 and 6 day(s) prior to the date of the activity or tour.
There is 100% cancellation fee for Customers to Cancel 2 day(s) prior to the date of the activity or tour.
- On Request
- Cut-off TimeAvailable to be booked until 3 days before the tour starts. Please note we reserve the option to confirm the tour or not due to availability.
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Round-trip transport by air-conditioned coach
- Overnight accommodation
- Meals as per itinerary
- Other services not mentioned
- Personal expenses
- Tips and gratuities (optional)
Begin this amazing tour with a pickup from your hotel in Bodrum in the early morning and settle in your air-conditioned coach as we drive towards Ephesus probably the best-preserved ancient city in the whole of the Eastern Mediterranean.
After about 2 hours, stop for breakfast (own expense) before continuing your journey while hearing some fascinating tales about Ephesus as you travel and, following a second stop at a jewellery centre to watch Turkish jewellery being made, arrive at Ephesus.
Enter this magnificent archaeological site and begin your 2.5-hour walking tour with your guide. Ephesus, dedicated to the goddess of Artemis, enjoyed its golden age around the 2nd century BC when it became one of Rome’s most important trading cities.
Walk in the path of toga-clad Romans along the marble-paved streets as your guide brings everything alive with fascinating facts and tales. Wonder at the Roman baths, Fountain of Trajan, Agora, Odeon and Temple of Hadrian, and be in awe at the city’s two crowning glories: the 25,000-seater Great Theatre and the astonishing Library of Celsus that was once home to 12,000 precious scrolls.
After your tour and a break for lunch, drive to Pamukkale and check in to your hotel and enjoy dinner and Turkish folklore show at your hotel (not included)
Check out of your hotel after you have enjoyed breakfast, and relax on the coach ride to Pamukkale meaning ‘Cotton Castle’ in Turkish, this UNESCO-listed hillside is draped in frosted white terraces, pools and basins that bring to mind fairytale-like castles and turrets.
Behold the snow-white formations and learn how they were created by calcium-rich hot springs flowing from the plateau above.
Once you’ve viewed this natural phenomenon, head for a restaurant for an included buffet lunch of salads, main courses and dessert, accompanied by drinks (own expense) before visiting a carpet-weaving centre to see how Turkey’s traditional carpets are made from wool and silk.
Then, continue your sightseeing at ancient Hierapolis, the Greco-Roman city built as a spa centre above Pamukkale’s terraces around the 2nd century BC.
See the collonaded main street, theatre and necropolis (a Roman graveyard) and the enormous theatre. Then, perhaps put on your swimwear to dip in the modern thermal pools or Cleopatra’s Pool (own expense) which is a beautiful Roman pool with broken columns.
Afterwards, travel back to Bodrum, with a break for refreshments (own expense) en route concluding with a hotel drop-off in Bodrum in the early evening.
- Make sure to wear suncream in the summer months
- Remember to bring your swimwear if you want to take a dip in Cleopatra's Pool
- Please wear comfortable shoes and clothes as there is walking involved
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