Guided tour

Half-Day Izmir City Tour

4.5 / 5

4 reviews

Activity provider: Neon Tours

Half-Day Izmir City Tour

Activity provider: Neon Tours

From US$ 50 per person

Discover the magic and history of Izmir on this half-day tour. Izmir, home throughout the ages to Hittites, the empire of Alexander the Great and the Romans, has plenty to offer. Join us and experience the essential Izmir.

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Pick-up is available for centrally located Izmir hotels. For the city center hotels: Guest should call the local supplier to get their exact pick up time. Also the send pick times will be send by fax or e-mail to the hotels one before of tour departure date. Please advise hotel name and address.

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy this 4-hour tour to the essential sights of Izmir
  • Visit Kadifekale Castle, inspired by Alexander the Great
  • Experience the ancient ruins of a Roman period Agora
  • See the amazing collection of roman artifacts and ancient art crafts at the Archeological Museum
  • Visit the Izmir Clock Tower, the symbol of Izmir
Full description
The coastal city of Izmir was first settled around 3000 BC and has been under the control of many international powers throughout its colorful history. Examples of this can been seen all through the city. This 4-hour will show you all the important historical sights allow you to appreciate the beauty and charm of this ancient costal city. First up you will visit the ruins of Kadifekale Castle. The castle is situated on Pagos Hill overlooking the city and from here you will have a wonderful view of the city and the coastline. Legend has it that Alexander the Great ordered a castle to be built here after being visited in a dream by a goddess. The first defensive walls, however, date back to 306 BC and were built by Lysimachos, a local successor to Alexander the Great. We will then visit the Agora Museum in the center of the old town. The word Agora traditionally refers to a public square and shopping district. The Izmir Agora dates back to the roman period and was constructed in the 2nd century AD. The agoras of the period were three story stone and marble structures and the ruins here are some of the best in Turkey. Next stop is the Archaeological Museum and its impressive collection of ancient and Roman artifacts recovered from area excavations and Izmir's Agora. The Museum also holds an exhibit of pottery, ceramics and glass, as well as the fascinating reconstructed 3rd-millennium-B.C. tomb. The tour will conclude with a visit to the Clock tower of Izmir. This beautiful monument was a present from the German emperor Wilhelm II, and remains the iconic symbol of the city.
Includes
  • Hotel Pick-up & drop-off
  • Entrance fees as per itinerary
  • Guide and air-conditioned Vehicle
  • Customary tips
  • Lunch and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Important information

Know before you go

  • The local tour partner has the right to change tour itinerary due to unexpected circumstances (museum closures, holidays, strikes. weather condition etc.). Pick-up time is subject to change accordingly hotel location.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 4 reviews

Review summary

  • Value for money
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  • Safety
    4/5
  • Service
    4.5/5
  • Organization
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Very interesting tour with many wonderful details

We had an interesting guided tour with a very competent guide who tailored the tour individually to us. The excursion took place even though we were the only guests. The sights were well chosen. The view of Izmir after the elevator ride was terrific. Izmir is a city worth seeing.

November 3, 2018

Erman was great. Very personable and informative.

November 27, 2018

The guide was punctual and very good

October 3, 2017

Product ID: 1623