Denizli Province Bus & minivan tours

Our most recommended Denizli Province Bus & minivan tours

Antalya: Full-Day Pamukkale Tour

1. Antalya: Full-Day Pamukkale Tour

Hierapolis, or "holy city", was an ancient Greco-Roman city in Phrygia, located on top of hot springs in Southwest Anatolia. Its ruins are adjacent to the modern city of Pamukkale. Hierapolis is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The hot springs there have been used as a spa since the 2nd century B.C, when people came to soothe their ailments and many of them retiring or dying there. Some of the highlights include the large sarcophagi-filled necropolis, the main street with its gates and latrines, the cathedral, the theater, and St. Philips Tomb. The hot springs causing cascades which are called the Cotton Castle. At the conclusion of your day of sightseeing, you will return back to Antalya.

Private Pamukkale (Hierapolis) Tour: Full-Day from Izmir

2. Private Pamukkale (Hierapolis) Tour: Full-Day from Izmir

Join us on our full-day tour to Pamukkale, which in English means “cotton castle”. You’ll understand why it’s called this when you see the site! This unique site should be on everyone’s “must see” list when visiting Turkey. The thermal spa of Hierapolis dates from dynasty of the Attalids, the kings of Pergamon, and is registered as a cultural and natural heritage site by UNESCO. Your guide will show you the ruins of the baths, temples and other Greek monuments at the site. You’ll see the ruins of the ancient Greco-Roman city of Hierapolis and have time to relax in the warm spring waters. Calcite-laden waters cascade from springs in a cliff towering nearly 200 meters over the plain, creating a surreal landscape of mineral forests, petrified waterfalls and a series of terraced basins. The terraces were formed by the warm cascading waters that contain calcium bicarbonate. As the water loses its carbon dioxide it leaves limestone deposits. During your visit to the open-air museum of Hierapolis you’ll see the massive ancient graveyard that contains over 1200 sarcophagi, many of which are the size of a small house. Other ruins that you’ll visit on this tour include the Great Theatre, the tomb of St. Philip, the Roman Baths and the Temple of Apollo.

From Istanbul: Pamukkale Day Trip without Flights

3. From Istanbul: Pamukkale Day Trip without Flights

Start your day with private transfer in the early morning to Istanbul airport and fly to Denizli Airport. Your local guide will pick you up from Denizli Cardak Airport in the morning. Then, you will be transferred to Pamukkale for your tour. Pamukkale, which means Cotton Castle in Turkish, is a unique place known for its beautiful white travertine terraces and the ancient city of Hierapolis. Pamukkale and Karahayit are also important health centers due to thermal water springs. You can also learn about the history of the ancient city of Hierapolis, while visiting landmarks, such as the amphitheater, necropolis, The Apollon Temple, and The Martyrium of St. Philip the Apostle.  Later, enjoy a traditional lunch at a restaurant. After your tour, transfer back to Denizli Airport, fly to Istanbul, and then enjoy transfer back to your hotel in Istanbul.  

Day Tour to Pamukkale From/to Izmir

4. Day Tour to Pamukkale From/to Izmir

Meet with your tour guide at the lobby of your hotel and drive to Pamukkale. Along the way, feast your eyes on the beautiful Turkish Villages, with views of the lush olive trees. Pamukkale, located in the province of Denizli, is a natural wonder comprised of terraces and travertine formed by hot springs and streams depositing carbonate minerals. Pamukkale has gained eminence for its waters believed to have curative powers and it has been used as a thermal bath for centuries. Noted for its extraordinary characteristics, the ancient site was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1988. Located near to Pamukkale, Hierapolis was established in 200 BC by Eumenes II. Hierapolis is an ancient site that attracts worldwide attention for its majestic buildings and monuments. The ancient city of Hierapolis has lost its Hellenistic façade as a result of a series of earthquakes and gained a new facade reflecting the influences of Roman architecture during the reconstruction period. Among the major cities of the Byzantine period, Pamukkale became a crucial site to Christianity after one of the apostles of Jesus; St Phillip was murdered in this city. The city which fell under the rule of the Turks in the 9th Century still preserves its value and significance as on its very first day, which you will discover on this tour.

From Marmaris: 2-Day Pamukkale and Ephesus Tour

5. From Marmaris: 2-Day Pamukkale and Ephesus Tour

Tick both Ephesus and Pamukkale off your bucket list on one trip with hotel pickup in Marmaris and İçmeler and an overnight stay in Pamukkale. Visit the amazing Ephesus, home to one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, on the first day and the breathtaking "Cotton Castle" Pamukkale on the second. Get picked up and head toward one of the best-preserved ancient sites in the world, the city of Ephesus. Stop along the way for breakfast at Cleopatra Bay and for a tea break en route. See the House of the Virgin Mary, the 1,000-year-old amphitheater, and the Temple of Artemis. Have lunch in Seljuk before departing for Pamukkale. How better to end this magical day than with a romantic sunset over the white terraces of Pamukkale? Enjoy a tasty local dinner and a dance party as the eve's entertainment. Stay overnight at a luxe hotel. Wake refreshed for hotel breakfast and head off for a full day of fascinating travertines and thermal springs. Visit the ruins of Hierapolis and take some free time for the terraces and baths. Discover some spots in Turkey not yet touched by tourism. In the afternoon, depart for a visit to a local carpet school with another tea break before returning to your original pickup location.

From Antalya: Private Day Tour to Pamukkale and Hierapolis

6. From Antalya: Private Day Tour to Pamukkale and Hierapolis

Get picked up from your accommodation and travel to Pamukkale, which some call the ‘8th Wonder of the World’. Marvel at the beautiful clear water pools, hot springs, and terraces of carbonate minerals created by flowing water.  Then, enjoy lunch and swim in the soothing thermal waters. Next, visit the ancient city of Hierapolis. Explore the ruins of this historic city, established at the end of the 2nd century B.C. Discover the remains of the Roman amphitheater, visit the beautiful marble baths and explore the necropolis.

Antalya: Private Ancient Pamukkale and Hierapolis Tour

7. Antalya: Private Ancient Pamukkale and Hierapolis Tour

Your full-day excursion begins in the early morning as you are picked up from your Antalya hotel. From there you will begin your drive to Pamukkale. Following a small lunch break, you will visit the cascading snow-white terraced cliffs of this mysterious Cotton Palace. The calcite-laden waters that created this unreal landscape come from springs located in a 200-meter-high cliff that overlooks the plain. Whilst there, you will be free to marvel at the mineral forests, petrified waterfalls, and the series of terraced basins which have been created by these waters. At the end of the 2nd century B.C., the kings of Pergamon established the thermal spa of Hierapolis. The ruins of the baths, temples and other Greek monuments can be seen at the site, with the temples having been significant trade centers for ancient Hierapolis.

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What people are saying about Denizli Province

The Tour Guide and the Driver were great. Super English. We were well treated and the tour information was professionally presented. The guide and driver took us to their favorite lunch spot (delicious and inexpensive). And, they were considerate about asking about needs (food, water, bathroom, etc). The drive is long from Izmer. That's the downside. Now that I have been, it's hard to justify the time it took (but this is just me as I have been to many mineral baths). There is a museum and ruins to visit, and our guide did a very good job putting in context the importance of Pamukkale and its place in history. I recommend our guide and our driver. HANDS DOWN!

Great experience

The driver was very profesional in the way he handled himself. Very good driver. Smoth tripo al the way into Pamukkale and back to Izmir. Our tour guide was also well knowledged and adapted to our requirements. Did not feel pressuered. Thanks.

Really nice day out. Lots of stops so journey did not seem long. Nice guide Jeggers who was upbeat, humourous and informative who worked well with the professional driver. The views were incredible, both Pamukkale and Hierapolis were amazing.

The tour guide is a walking library of all things Turkish. If you are trying to learn or serious about Turkish history this would be your guide. A very fun and easy-going travel guide.

Start of the excursion a little late to make the most of it. Very sharp sun at noon while exploring the ruins. Adorable guide, smiling, kind, Professional