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Small-Group Half Day Sightseeing Tour from Izmir

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Izmir, Turkey
Small-Group Half Day Sightseeing Tour from Izmir

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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Uncover the mysteries of ancient cities and castles during a half-day guided sightseeing tour in Izmir. With your local guide explore the remnants of Alexander the Great’s castle, admire ancient Agora, and spend time at the Ethnographic and Archaeological museums.
  • Izmir half-day sightseeing tour
  • Wander through the ancient Agora
  • Visit the ruins of Alexander the Great's Castle
  • Explore the Archeological Museum home to many Greek and Roman artifacts and the Ethnographic Museum displaying local arts and crafts
  • English-speaking local guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
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Hotel pickup and drop off
Local guide
Air-conditioned vehicle
Gratuities
Food and drinks, unless specified

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9:00 AM

Please arrive 45 minutes before your selected start time for pickup. Your operator can coordinate exact time and location.

Kick off your tour with a pick up at your Izmir hotel and then travel with your guide by air-conditioned coach to see the highlights of Izmir. First, head to the ancient Agora and discover the former Roman Bazaar. After marveling at the commanding castle of Alexander the Great, visit both the Archaeological and Ethnographic Museums where you will delve into Izmir’s traditional art and culture. 

Highlights include:

Ancient Agora: One of the world’s most well-preserved Agoras was home to a lively Roman bazaar. As you explore with your guide, admire the ancient Colonnades of Corinthian columns, see arched rooms, and glimpse up at rebuilt archways. 

Kadifekale: Pick out a spectacular view of Izmir from high atop Alexander the Great's Castle. Learn about the historic ruins of Kadifekale’s whose name translated to Turkish means “the velvet castle.”

Archaeological Museum: Enjoy Roman and Greek artifacts at the Archaeology Museum. Inside, see the head of Domitian, an enormous statue that resided long ago in Ephesus.

Ethnographic Museum: Delve into Izmir’s vibrant arts and crafts at the Ethnographic Museum. Here, gain insight into how embroidery wood-block printing and pottery is created. Then, relish the opportunity to see artisans create the centuries-old Nazar Amulet (Turkish blue and white “evil eye”).
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Agora Open Air Museum
Izmir's Ancient Agora was once a bustling Roman bazaar and today you can still see Colonnades of Corinthian columns, vaulted chambers and a reconstructed arch making it one of the best preserved Agoras in the world.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Kadifekale
The ruins of Alexander the Great's Castle, Kadifekale (meaning "the velvet castle" in Turkish), sits atop a hill overlooking the city below.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Ethnography Museum
This old stone building houses colorful displays of local arts and crafts and you can learn about pottery, embroidery wood-block printing. You can even see how they make those little blue and white 'evil eye' beads, a craft dating back hundreds of years.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Archaeological Museum of Izmir
Visit the Archaeology Museum containing many Greek and Roman artifacts. Be sure to take a look at the head of a gigantic statue of Domitian that once stood at Ephesus.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Confirmation for this tour will be received at time of booking
  • In the event of any museum closures, an alternative similar museum will be visited
  • Not recommended for children aged 4 and under
  • Children 18 years and under must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Neon Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Small-Group Half Day Sightseeing Tour from Izmir?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by Small-Group Half Day Sightseeing Tour from Izmir.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Small-Group Half Day Sightseeing Tour from Izmir?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Small-Group Half Day Sightseeing Tour from Izmir.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Small-Group Half Day Sightseeing Tour from Izmir?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Small-Group Half Day Sightseeing Tour from Izmir.

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star-4
Interesting tour
edwin_O
, Sep 2018
This tour was ok but I would like to add another point to be more interesting this tour. The guide was acknowledged
star-5
Had a great guide and driver. Were...
David Z
, Jul 2016
Had a great guide and driver. Were able to see all the highlights of this city from the ruins to the castle to the bazaar. A great way to spend a half day.
star-5
fantastic despite the rain and bad...
michael g
, Nov 2015
fantastic despite the rain and bad weather---our guide was terrific
star-5
Our tour guide was extremely...
Hamid K
, Nov 2015
Our tour guide was extremely knowledgable and had a great sense of humor
star-5
A great guide who was very...
Usman C
, Aug 2014
A great guide who was very informative but felt the tour did not provide enough of an insight into Izmir.
star-2
This trip was disappointing...
Aziliz G
, May 2014
This trip was disappointing. Although the tour itself could have been a pleasant little historic promenade through Izmir including two museums, the visit of the Kafidekale castle etc., it turned out to be a catastrophe - due to the guide. Güler didn't know I lived in Izmir and that only my parents were here for the first time, as real "tourists". Already within the first five minutes after pick-up, conversation tipped out from historical aspects (which is the actual mean of this trip) to her own political opinions explained in an offensive manner. She simply was unprofessional, this is the best way to describe. She's supposed to having studied history and archaeology but none of this was visible. My parents were constantly correcting her behind or reminding her antique names she had 'forgotten' while explaining history in the museum. In the end she even reminded us "to not forget to tip the driver", in a quite undiscrete and unpolite manner, although she didn't even take 30 seconds to introduce him to us nor to thank him (like guides mostly do), in fact she didn't even introduce herself ! Unprofessionalism pushed to its paroxism. It's sad for VIATOR because other trips I have done with this travel agency were great ! Thank you though for all interesting tours you manage to organize ! Next time will be better.
star-2
Suggest people take this tour early...
Cathleen C
, May 2012
Suggest people take this tour early in their visit to Izmir. I had seen the sites included on this brief tour on my own already and the guide did not add much to what I knew already.
star-4
I went on this tour to get a good...
Alan B
, May 2012
I went on this tour to get a good idea of what Izmir was all about. And it was very good . Got to see Izmir without trying to do it my self. Thank you
star-4
A very nice City! Thanks to my Guide...
Fabio D
, Mar 2012
A very nice City! Thanks to my Guide Murat Y. he make the Sightseeing to a special Day, he show me many Place`s in Izmir, with many interesting Informations!
star-4
Good overview. The guide added much to...
Leif S
, Nov 2011
Good overview. The guide added much to the experience.

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