Highlights : Hierapolis Ancient City , Antique Pool, Pamukkale
Duration : 08:00- 16:00
Operates : All year around.
Layover : Pamukkale
Upon your arrival to the Cardak Airport (Airport code is DNZ) ,Our representatives will meet you at the airport with a sign on which your name is written .After our meeting,we head for nature wonder. Pamukkale Turkey and adjacent ancient city of Hierapolis are listed as site of World Heritage by UNESCO. Together they are one of the most popular destinations in the world.There are many thermal spring waters around Pamukkale Turkey.The therapeutic properties of hot springs made Hierapolis very important in ancient times. Pamukkale is , with its superb appearance,beyond your imaginations.Tour includes also Hierapolis Archeology Museum.
On our visit Hierapolis and the unique cascades (Cotton Castle).We have lunch in Pamukkale town.Then we can see a textile store. (it is optional). In the antiquity, the course of the River Maeander was used mostly as a trade route. This course carried the trade volume from inland to the port of Ephesus Turkey. Hierapolis was an industrialized city of the antique age with its manufacturing and dyeing of textiles and weaving of carpets and rugs.This production was carried out together with the other cities in the Lycos Valley, namely Laodiceia and Colossae.Overnight in Pamukkale Turkey.
Highlights:Ruins of Aphrodisias, Museum.
Duration : 08:30- 17:30
Layover : Kusadasi
After checking out you will be taken to Kusadasi, giving an en route visit to Aphrodisias Turkey,whose ruins are considered to be as magnificent as Ephesus., It is one of the oldest sacred sites in Turkey and the home of a renowned school of marble sculpture. There are ruins of a large theater, a stadium and other structures, as well as a museum.
Aphrodisias Museum opened to visitors in 1979 and only the pieces taken out from the excavations in Aphrodisias are exhibited.
Lunch in Geyre town. Drive to Kusadasi (3 hours). Overnight in Kusadasi Turkey.
Highlights : Virgin Mary House,Ephesus Ancient City, Temple of Artemis, St John Basilica.
Duration : 09:00- 18:00
we start the day with Virgin Mary House. The house on the top of Bulbuldag is believed to be the last home of the Virgin Mary. It is a world-famous place of pilgrimage. After our visit to Virgin Mary House,we proceed to Ephesus Turkey.It is considered to one of the spectacular open-air museums in Turkey and in the world – and one of the highlights of any visit to Turkey.City will come alive as you walk through 2,000 year-old marble streets to admire The Library of Celsius, Hadrians Temple, the Fountains of Trajan, Polio, The Temples of Hadrian and Domitian, Vedious and Scholastic Baths, Bouloterion, and the Great Theatre with capacity of 24.000 spectators.Then time for lunch in Selcuk .Temple of Artemis is the next destination. It was one of the seven wonders of ancient World.Before we drive to airport,we see St John Basilica.It is believed that the evangelist St. John had spent his last years in the region around Ephesus and buried in the southern slope of Ayasuluk Hill.We transfer you to Izmir Airport for the flight back to Istanbul.
Please note that Terrace houses, in Ephesus Turkey cost extra.
The tour includes
Transfers from/to hotels in Istanbul.
All enterance fees.
Transportation with an A/C luxury minivan or minibus.
Lunch ( vegetarian meals available - drinks extra).
Professional licensed guide in English.
Two nights hotel (Half board ).
Domestic flight tickets(Istanbul-Cardak, Izmir- Istanbul).
Airport transfer two ways.
The tour excludes
Swimming in Antique Pool.
All kinds of drinks.
Non-mandatory but customary tips.
All personal expenses.
Aruz Travel is proudly a fully licensed travel company working under TURSAB-License No. A-6645.
Pamukkale- Hierapolis and Ephesus are on the World Heritage List in Turkey .
Bring towel,sun glasses,slippers,swimming wears and sun cream with you.
This tour can be operated also from Pamukkale Turkey.