3 days tour to Gallipoli, Ephesus, and Pamukkale from Istanbul departs everyday Istanbul. Drive to Gallipoli peninsula and discover the Gallipoli on the first day and continue to Ephesus. You will visit Ephesus and Virgin mary House, stay in Kusadasi. Last day you will visit Pamukkale & Hierapolis Ancient City than fly back to Istanbul. If you have a short vacation in Turkey, this tour program is the best option for you.
Day 1: Istanbul – Gallipoli Guided Tour – Ephesus
Gallipoli National Park Tour
06:30 am – We collect you right from your hotel in Istanbul and join to the group. The drive from Istanbul to Canakkale via Tekirdağ.
We stop for breakfast (not included) and after breakfast continues to Eceabat to visit Gallipoli Peninsula and Battlefields of Gallipoli. Upon arrival and-and lunch break. After lunch, start to do Gallipoli Tour.
Visiting Included: Gallipoli National Park, included the Gallipoli battlefields, Beach Cemetery ( John Simpson’s Grave ), ANZAC Cove, Ari Burnu ( First ANZAC landing place ), Lone Pine Cemetery (Australian memorial), Johnston’s Jolly ( Walk in the ANZAC trenches ), View Shrapnel Valley, Turkish Memorial, The Nek and Walker’s Ridge, Chunuk Bair (Main New Zealand memorial).
At the end of the Gallipoli tour. Free time until bus departure time. Overnight bus transportation to Selcuk for Ephesus.
Day 2: Ephesus Guided Tour
Ephesus Ancient City and Virgin Mary House Tour
Early morning arrival to Selcuk bus station. Met on arrival from the bus station & transfer to our office. Free Time until tour starting time. Continue to Ephesus & House of Virgin Mary Tour. We start to visit Ephesus Library. According to recent excavations, the site was occupied as early as the late Neolithic period and developed through the Bronze and Iron Ages. Temple of Artemis; The temple of Artemision is known as one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient world. It has been built in the areas of Ephesus on a flat area which has over the centuries turned into a swamp. Virgin Mary House; It is the place where Mary may have spent her last days. Indeed, she may have come in the area together with Saint John Isabey Mosque is one of the most delicate examples of Seljukian architecture, situated below the basilica of Saint John. The mosque was built by the master Syrian architecture Ali son of Mushimish al -Damishki, between the years of 1374 and 1375.
At the end of the tour, transfer to hotel. Overnight in Selcuk or Kusadasi
Day 3: Pamukkale & Hierapolis Tour – Istanbul
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Pamukkale and Hierapolis Ancient City Tour
Breakfast & Check out from the hotel. Drive to Pamukkale town. Upon arrival and Pamukkale Ancient City to discover, Pamukkale (Natural beauty of Turkey) called Cotton-Castle. We will visit Hierapolis Ruins, the Necropolis (cemetery) of Hierapolis which is one of the biggest ancient cemetery in Anatolia with 1.200 graves, Roman Bath, Domitian Gate, the Main Street, Byzantine Gate. The city was on the borders of Caria, Lycia, and Phrygia and had a mixed population. Citizens were usually involved in the wool industry. Calcium Terraces, The terraces were formed by running warm spring water, at a temperature of 35 °C / 102 °F containing calcium bicarbonate. When the water loses its carbon dioxide it leaves limestone deposits. These are of different colors and shapes in the form of terraces with pools Pamukkale Swimming Spring Pool, If you like to swim in The Ancient Pool which is also called Cleopatra’s Pool they charge an extra entrance fee. After visiting, you will have time to spend in spring pool.
At the end of the Pamukkale tour, transfer to airport and fly back to Istanbul. Upon arriving at Istanbul Airport. It will be the end of the Gallipoli Ephesus & Pamukkale tours.