Istanbul - Izmir - Ephesus (577 km)
Guests will be transferred from their hotel to the Istanbul airport at 6:00am for a 7:30am flight, which will take us to Izmir. Upon arrival, our tour guide will meet us at the airport to drive us to Ephesus, where we will spend the day touring Ephesus and the House of the Virgin Mary. To begin, we will visit the ruins of the Temple of Artemis, which was once one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world. Afterward, we will continue to the main area of Ephesus, the best-preserved example of a Greco-Roman city, to explore the ruins. After a lunch break, we will then visit the House of the Virgin Mary, where it is believed she spent her final days, a holy site for both Christians and Muslims. At the end of the day, we will return to our hotel for the evening.
Ephesus - Pamukkale - Istanbul
After breakfast, we will check out of the hotel, for an 8:30am pickup that will take us for a full day tour of Pamukkale, where we will visit the Cotton Cliffs, a natural wonder formed by deposits of calcareous, and the ancient ruins of Hierapolis. After the tour, we will transfer to Denizli Airport for our return flight to Istanbul. Upon our arrival there, the tour will end.
Breakfast: IncludedLunch: Included