2-Day Turkey Tour from Istanbul: Ephesus and Pergamum

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What To Expect

Take this combo tour! Discover the ancient city of Ephesus, the wealthiest city of the ancient world and one of the best preserved ones in today's world, get to see Mary's last abode at Mount Solmissos as well. Then take a trip to the ancient Greek Kingdom of Pergamum.

Specifications

Type:
Multi-Day Tours from Istanbul
Departs From:
Istanbul
Meeting Point:
Hotel pick-up
Duration:
2 days / 1 night
Availability:
daily at 10:00 PM
Product Code:
8372
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Description

Discover the ancient city of Ephesus, the wealthiest city of the ancient world and one of the best preserved ones in today's world, get to see Mary's last abode at Mount Solmissos as well. Then take a trip to the ancient Greek Kingdom of Pergamum.

Ephesus and Virgin Mary's House

Take an early morning flight to Izmir or a night bus to Kusadasi, the birthplace of Homer. You will then depart for the old Greco-Roman city of Ephesus, one of the twelve cities of the Ionian League during the classical Greek period. Ephesus was also one of the "Seven Churches of Anatolia (Asia)" cited in the Book of Revelation.

Visit Marble Street, Odeon, Bouleterion, the Temple of Hadrian and Serapis, Agora, the Library of Celsus, the Great Theatre, Double Church, Arcadian Way, Gate of Magnesia. Get to see the last abode of Virgin Mary at Mount Solmissos before having lunch at Selcuk.

After lunch, head on to Isabey Mosque, one of the oldest and most impressive works of architectural art remaining from the time of the Anatolian Beyliks. Visit Ephesus Archaeological Museum and the Temple of Artemis, one of the "Seven Wonders of the Ancient World."

Pergamum

Go to Pergamon, an ancient Greek city and the capital of the Kingdom of Pergamum.

Visit Aesculapium, an ancient medical center built in the name of Aesculapis, the God of Medicine, where different healing methods like blood transfusion, meditation, therapy with music and the sound of water were first used.

After lunch, continue to Pergamum Acropolis where you'll see the Athena and Trojan Temples, the Temple of Zeus, the Temple of Dionysos, the Gymnasium of Youth, Odeon, Library, Agora, the Great Theatre and Roman Baths.

Return to Izmir for your evening flight or night bus from Kusadasi to Istanbul.

Includes

  • Half-board accommodations at a 4* hotel

  • Transportation

  • English speaking professional guide

  • Museum entrance fees

  • VAT

  • Lunch during tours

  • Breakfast on day 2

  • Round trip plane / bus tickets

Excludes

  • Drinks during lunch

  • Transfers from the bus station to Istanbul hotel at the end of the tour (for Bus Option)

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Optional activity costs

  • Personal expenses

Please Note

  • Other languages are available with an extra fee upon request.

  • Children below 2 years old are free of charge.

  • The pick-up service via shuttle bus takes approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour.

  • The full name of each participant as it appears on passport will be required upon booking.

  • Cancellation or change of date is not allowed. All sales are final and non-refundable.

Cancellation Policy

  • 100% cancellation fee. Non-refundable.

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