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Roman Footsteps 2 Days 3 Nights
Type: Package Tour
Operated: Everyday
Guided in: English & Spanish
Departs From: Istanbul
Meeting Point: Company Office
Starting Time: 18:30
Duration: 3 Nights 2 Days
Ending Location: 07:30
Tour Code: TT1158

Embark on a journey to trace the trails of the illustrious Greeks and Romans, and unearth the captivating remnants of Ephesus and the renowned travertine pools of Pamukkale. Venture into the past and submerge yourself in the civilization of the ancient Romans; observe their ways of life as you tread on the cobbled paths to their colossal libraries and amphitheatres, and witness the reverence they paid to their departed, laying them to rest for the afterlife. As you follow in the footsteps of the great Cleopatra, indulge with a dip in the same springs that once soothed the legendary queen centuries ago. This wondrous expedition is undoubtedly a delight for lovers of history - come, step back in time, and be consumed by the beauty of the past.

The journey (By Bus): Istanbul -> Ephesus -> Pamukkale -> Istanbul

Tour Details

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Please make your own way to our office in Istanbul by 20.00 from where you will be transferred to the bus station. There you will board the 21.30 overnight bus to Izmir (Ephesus), a journey time of approx. 9 hours.

You will reach Izmir's central bus station at 07:30am, then take the complimentary shuttle bus to Selçuk (Ephesus). Our guide, holding a sign with your name, will meet you there and facilitate your transfer to your hotel. After breakfast, at 09:30am, your full-day Travel in Turkey tour of Ephesus will commence, encompassing visits to the ancient city's famous library and amphitheatre. Our last leg of the tour will be to see the House of the Virgin Mary - believed to be her final dwelling place. The tour will conclude around 16:30, after which we will transfer you to your boutique hotel in either Kuşadası or Selçuk. You will have leisure time to explore the town with its variety of popular fish and seafood restaurants.

Following breakfast, we will depart at 08:30 am for Pamukkale, a journey time of approx. 3 hours. After partaking in lunch, we will embark upon our full-day Travel in Turkey Pamukkale Tour. Throughout this excursion, you will encounter ancient Roman ruins and see the unforgettable beauty of the travertines, where you will have the opportunity to bathe in naturally heated mineral springs, an unforgettable experience. You can explore Cleopatra's Pool, swimming amongst the sunken Roman columns, or explore the town and indulge in a delicious dinner. At 21:00, we will provide transportation from our office to the bus station to board the overnight bus returning to Istanbul, a journey time of approx. 10 hours.

The bus will arrive at approximately 07.30 at Istanbul’s main bus terminal. Your Travel in Turkey tour has now ended. You will be able to connect to Istanbul’s metro system or take a taxi to the centre.

B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner

Please Note

Notes on bus travel in Turkey

Travelling by bus is an affordable but comfortable option in Turkey. All buses are fully air-conditioned and include on-board entertainment and WIFI. Water, coffee, tea, cools drinks and complimentary snacks are provided at regular intervals. Buses stop on average every three hours at roadhouses for meal and toilet breaks. Roadhouses also sell snacks, small goods and other general items. Breaks will be between 15-30 minutes. Please note buses depart promptly. Toilets cost 3TL.
Hotels in Selcuk (Ephesus);
Centrum Hotel, Rebetika Hotel
Tours for Max 14 pax


Professional English Speaking Guide

Hotel (B&B)
Bus Tickets
Entrance fees as per itinerary
Air-conditioned transportation by Disinfected Tour Bus
V.A.T. (incl.)


Dinner & Drinks

All personal expenses
All customary tips to drivers, guides and escorts are made at the travelers’ discretion
International airfare
Turkish Visa Fee

Booking Terms and Conditions

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 30 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability

Not wheelchair accessible
Cancellations will be accepted in writing up to 48 hours before the tour departure with no charge,but last minute cancelations or no shows will be charged in full.Alternatively for any other services or for tailor-made itineraries and quotations, without obligation, just complete the Request Form or email us: info@travelinturkey.com - now for a fast response.


If you would like to book one of our tours, please complete the following steps...
1. Select the tour and fill in the required details (date, number of
guests etc.)
2. Add to the cart and proceed with the payment of the deposit.
Please note: If you do not want to use a credit card to make your deposit payment, but would prefer to make a bank transfer, please contact us for further details.
3. Within a few hours, our team will contact you via e-mail with an application
form and a proforma invoice with the final cost of the tour.
4. Please reply to this e-mail with your completed application form, and attached copies or photos of the passports of yourself and other participants.
5. We will send you a confirmation of your booking, with full details of your tour.
While making the initial reservation, please pay 30% of the total amount
as a deposit to secure your booking (steps 1 and 2). The remaining 70% should be paid, in cash or by credit card, upon arrival in Turkey.