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Step back in time on this journey to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Hierapolis and to the surreal Pamukkale terraces. Your adventure begins with a three-hour drive through Turkey's scenic countryside. Pamukkale is the site of a natural thermal spring which cannot be found anywhere else on earth. Otherworldly white terraces made of travertine shimmer with milky blue water, through which you can see submerged Roman ruins. Here, you'll also find the ancient city of Hierapolis, known for its large necropolis, with over 1200 gravestones. Visit the sacred pool, where shallow thermal waters ripple over ancient Roman ruins which lie beneath the surface. The chemical properties of the water has created pure white stepped terraces on the mountain slope. Take a stroll through the ancient city or visit the thermal baths for a healing soak. After, sit down for a delicious Turkish-style lunch at a local restaurant.
Explore the ancient necropolis of Hierapolis.
Marvel at the breathtaking Pamukkale terraces made of travertine, a sedimentary rock deposited by water from the hot springs.
Stroll the ancient city of Hierapolis on your own, or soak in the thermal baths.
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KeyCard and photo identification
Towel (from ship)
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Shoes with non-slip soles
Hat and sunglasses
Swimsuit under cover-up or light clothing
Guests in wheelchairs and those with limited mobility should not select this tour.
Guests must be able to walk approximately one mile over inclines, cobblestone, uneven surfaces, and slippery travertine ground.
Guests with dietary restrictions should inform onboard Shore Excursions 48 hours in advance.
Tour sequence may vary.
Location Ephesus (Kusadasi), Turkey
Ephesus (Kusadasi), Turkey
Tour Code KD2L
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