Two Millennia in Two Days (Private)
What is the best way to discover Izmir?
Travelium’s tailor-made tour programs allow you to live your Aegean experience in a shorter time as well. Opting for the two-days Ephesus & Pergamum tour, you would be able to experience the cultural legacy of millennia in 48 hours, visiting the ancient cities of Ephesus and Pergamum. Or, you may opt to see Pamukkale alongside Ephesus and opt for our tour number 22. DAY 1: ISTANBUL • EPHESUS > IZMIR Private early morning transfer to the airport. Upon your arrival at Izmir airport, your car will be ready for you for a drive to Ephesus. This Roman capital of Asia Minor tour includes the Odeon, the Marble Street, the Hadrian Temple, the Celcius Library, and the Great Theatre. You may opt for lunch in a local restaurant before paying a pilgrimage visit to the House of Virgin Mary. This Christian and Muslim shrine is located in the vicinity of Ephesus, and it is believed by many that Virgin Mary was taken to this stone house by Saint John and lived there. You will spend the night in Izmir, one of Turkey’s most beautiful cities, reckoned for its unique character. DAY 2: IZMIR > PERGAMUM • ISTANBUL After breakfast, an hour's drive will take you to another ancient city, The Pergamum. You will once again walk through the ages, visiting the Acropolis and the Asklepion, which indeed has been an inspiration, as well as a prototype for modern healthcare centers. You may opt for having lunch at a local restaurant during your tour. Your car will then take you back to Izmir Airport for the flight to Istanbul. The tour will end with a private transfer to your hotel.
Explore the rich history of Ephesus at the museum.
Visit The Odeion, an ancient Roman theater in Ephesus.
Temple of Hadrian
Explore the Temple of Hadrian, an ancient Roman temple in Ephesus.
Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House)
Pay a pilgrimage visit to the House of Virgin Mary near Ephesus.
Hotels in this city are 3 or 4 stars. If you would like to upgrade your accommodation, please indicate this when purchasing this tour.
The start and end times of this tour depend on flight hours and many variables. Please purchase the tour with this in mind.
Included in the Package
- Professional tour guide experience in various languages
- Transportation from/to your address via proper, comfortable vehicle.
- Airport transfers
- Domestic flight tickets
Not Included in the Package
- Food and beverages
- Personal expenses
- Admission fees
- Cancellation for tours can be made 36 hours before for full-day excursions outside of İstanbul without paying the penalty. Otherwise, you will be charged the full tour price.