Excursions in Izmir

Excursions in Izmir during a Mediterranean cruise

Ancient City of Ephesus from Izmir with Private Guide and Van

from €269 per unit

THIS IS A PRIVATE TOUR WITH VAN AND A TOUR GUIDE CAN BE SHARED UP TO 12 PEOPLE WITH THE SAME RATE

After a scenic drive, arrive in Ephesus was the Roman capital of Asia Minor, and home to over a quarter of a million people—from slave traders to saints—at its peak between 1 AD and 2 AD. 150 years of excavations at Ephesus have revealed the most complete Greco-Roman classical city on Earth. In Ephesus you will see Odeon, Agoras, Marble Street, Domitian Temple, Hadrian Temple, Town Hall, The Court House once called Basiliaca, Hercules Gate, Celsus Library, Roman Latrines, Trajan Fountain, Hadrian Gate, The view of Ancient Harbor, Roman Gymnasiums, Roman Aquaducts, Water Supply Sytems, Monumental Roman Fountains and Great Theatre.

Ephesus was added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 2015.

Ancient Ephesus and Archeology Museum from Izmir

from €260 per unit

A PRIVATE TOUR WITH GUIDE AND VAN (14 PASSENGERS SEAT) AT FIXED RATE

We will start a half day Ephesus tour by visiting Ancient city of Ephesus. Our first stop is ancient city of Ephesus . You will see one of the most magnificent excavations in the world. Magnificent  Grand Theater, where Saint Paul preached, is the largest theater is antiquity with capacity of  24.000 seats. Our next stop will be Ephesus Archeology Museum. A large part of the museum’s excavations at Ephesus, St. Jean Church, Artemision, Belevi Grave Memorial and consists of works brought from other nearby ruins. Very important works exhibited for Ephesus and Anatolian archeology.

Ancient Ephesus and House of Mother Mary from Izmir

from €260 per person

A PRIVATE TOUR WITH GUIDE AND VAN (14 PASSENGERS SEAT) AT FIXED RATE

After 1 hour drive, arrive in Ephesus was the Roman capital of Asia Minor, and home to over a quarter of a million people—from slave traders to saints—at its peak between 1 AD and 2 AD. 150 years of excavations at Ephesus have revealed the most complete Greco-Roman classical city on Earth. Then House of Mother Mary and in accordance to the Predominant Christian tradition Mary was brought to Ephesus by the Apostle John after the Resurrection of Christ and lived out her final resting days here. This is based mainly on the traditional belief that John came to Ephesus combined with the biblical statement that Jesus Consigned her to John’s care (John 19:26-27).

Ancient Ephesus and Terraced Houses from Izmir

from €260 per unit

A PRIVATE TOUR WITH GUIDE AND VAN (14 PASSENGERS SEAT) AT FIXED RATE

We will start a half day Ephesus tour by visiting Ancient city of Ephesus. Our first stop is ancient city of Ephesus . You will see one of the most magnificent excavations in the world. Magnificent  Grand Theater, where Saint Paul preached, is the largest theater is antiquity with capacity of  24.000 seats.

We will visit the Terrace Houses, containing handsome frescoes from the 2nd century CE, which extend up the hill. They once housed the wealthier and more prominent families of the city, who lavished the interiors with superbly preserved frescoes and mosaics. The decor and furnishings of the houses have provided some interesting informations about the life style of Ephesian elite during the Roman and early Byzantine periods.

Inevitably, the houses have been compared with smilar buildings found in the parts of the Roman Empire, particularly with the1C villas of Pompeii and Herculaneum. The consensus is that the Ephesians houses are in no way inferior to these.

Biblical Ephesus Mother Mary House St John Basilica and Temple of Artemis Tour from Izmir with Private Guide and Van

from €318 per unit

THIS IS A PRIVATE TOUR WITH VAN AND A TOUR GUIDE CAN BE SHARED UP TO 12 PEOPLE WITH THE SAME RATE

After a scenic drive, arrive in Ephesus was the Roman capital of Asia Minor, and home to over a quarter of a million people—from slave traders to saints—at its peak between 1 AD and 2 AD. 150 years of excavations at Ephesus have revealed the most complete Greco-Roman classical city on Earth. Then the House of Mother Mary where she is supposed to spent last years of her life. After a lunch break to taste the local flovers of rich Turkish cuisine, continue to St John’s Basilica, was the second largest church of Byzantine Architecture and the burial of Apostle John, one of The Four Gospel  Writers. We will also visit local cooperative and veawing center for a presentation that shows the influence of Christianity on a traditional Turkish rug design . The final stop is at site of Temple of Artemis, which was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

Ephesus  and the above mentioned sites were added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 2015.

City Tour of Izmir

from €230 per unit

A PRIVATE TOUR WITH GUIDE AND VAN (14 PASSENGERS SEAT) AT FIXED RATE

In the Izmir Seightseeing Tour, with the short walking from Izmir port, Our first stop is Kordonboyu, with its transfromed coastline Izmir’s famous Kadron, has been the theme of many poems and lyrics. The Kordon is known to be full of life and culture. Having a very significant an prominent role in Izmir, Kordonboyu is the place to visit with its blue bay, green coast, sunset, and the ships hurridly coming to the bustling port and taking off again to disambark their passangers and welcome a new group.It is also magnifecent place to walk.All along the strip you will find various restaurants,bars and cafes.The sea breeze in the evenings brings about an enjoyable gentle wind and enchanting sight.Take the time to taste the city together with residents.Where Kordon meets the city is republic Square, In the middle of the center you will find a splendor statue of the founder of Turkish republic ”Ataturk”.One of the popular places to shoot photoes.Now give yourself a short rest and take photoes.Then we will continoue to walk on Kordonboyu ,As the Kordonboyu  wraps the city of Izmir like necklace,with a brief walk down the Kordon, you will reach to the Konak Square, In the center of  Konak you will find the symbol of  Izmir,The Clock Tower and its close friends,the pigeons.From the late Otoman clock tower,described by Goodwin as ’mauresque bibelot’,to the open air city bus terminal strollers enjoying the Imbat,mingle with passengers waiting for bu sor ferry boat to Karsiyaka.A few meters a way in warren twisting lanes and narrow courts, are the shops of  Izmir’s Bazaar.Here a bewildering range of goods-everything from flowers to antiques is on offer at bargain price.After the lunch break ,We will get the ferry to Karsiyaka,Approximatly takes about 40 minutes.Karsiyaka district is One of the finest sites In Izmir.With beautiful Bazaar,great malls and lots of shopping possibilities.Then we take a ferry to Alsancak. After you have taken in the sights your Izmir Tour, your Izmir tour guide will give you approx one hour free time to stroll at your leisure or relax have some refreshments in the Konak and Karsiyaka, When the tour has finished your Izmir Tour guide will return you to your pick up point. 

Ephesus and Ephesus Museum for Archaeology Lovers Tour from Izmir with Private Guide and Van

from €235 per unit

THIS IS A PRIVATE TOUR WITH VAN AND A TOUR GUIDE CAN BE SHARED UP TO 12 PEOPLE WITH THE SAME RATE

After a scenic drive, arrive in Ephesus was the Roman capital of Asia Minor, and home to over a quarter of a million people—from slave traders to saints—at its peak between 1 AD and 2 AD. 150 years of excavations at Ephesus have revealed the most complete Greco-Roman classical city on Earth. Then Ephesus Archeology Museum is a great opportunity to see artifacts and finds mainly uncovered from excavations of ancient Ephesus and its environs. You will have opportunity to see educaitonal presentation for famous Turkish Carpets, being the oldest and richest traditional art of Turkish Culture.

Ephesus  and the above mentioned sites were added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 2015.

Highlights: Ephesus, Archeology Museum, old and living residential quarter of Selçuk town, local flavors at lunch and traditional arts presentations  are all in a beautiful naturel  environment.

Izmir City Tour with Private Guide and Van

from €225 per unit

THIS IS A PRIVATE TOUR WITH VAN AND A TOUR GUIDE CAN BE SHARED UP TO 12 PEOPLE WITH THE SAME RATE

When you arrive in the port of Izmir, your private guide will be waiting to lead you to your own luxury vehicle, in which you can relax as your private shore excursion to Izmir City. Your First stop is Archaeological Museum of Izmir. Its filled with exhibits that showcase artefacts that go back as far as the very first days of ancient Smyrna. With more than 1,500 artifacts on display, you can easily spend a day wandering around the halls of this museum. The Archaeological Museum is open Tuesday through Sunday.After that drive to Agora, Smyrna, the ancient Greek city that is now Izmir, is steeped in history as far back as 3000 B.C. While the Agora is certainly not that old, its still very interesting to see. The Agora was a marketplace that served Smyrna and was built during the reign of Alexander the Great, or around the 4th century B.C.Destroyed by an earthquake,the Agora was rebuilt in 178 A.D. by the Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius.You will continue to Kemeralti Bazaar. The Kemeralti Market,  located in Konak district of Izmir, is not only a historical area more than 300 years old, but also one of the best places to shop in Izmir.  Sights in the market include the marble fountain the Mayors Building, an important monument from the Turkish War of Liberation. The quest free time at leisure you will have approx.  2 hours free time.

After all the visits, you will turn back to port of Izmir.

Pergamum Acropolis and Asclepion Tour From Izmir Port with Private Guide and Vehicle

from €308 per unit

THIS IS A PRIVATE TOUR WITH VAN AND A TOUR GUIDE CAN BE SHARED UP TO 12 PEOPLE WITH THE SAME RATE

When you arrive in the port of Izmir, your private guide will be waiting to lead you to your own luxury vehicle. Then drive to Pergamum. Bergama is one of the country's most celebrated archaeological sites: the Acropolis and the Asclepion of ancient Pergamum, both listed among the top 100 historical sites on the Mediterranean. Most of the extraordinary buildings and monuments in Bergama date to the time of Eumenes II (197-159 BC), including the famed library, the terrace of the spectacularly sited hillside theater, the main palace, the Altar of Zeus and the propylaeum of the Temple of Athena. In the early Christian era, Pergamum's church was a major center of Christianity and was one of the Seven Churches of Revelation. The ancient city is composed of three main parts: the Acropolis, whose main function was social and cultural as much as it was sacred; the Lower City, or realm of the lower classes; and the Asklepion, one of the earliest medical centers on record. Once you finish the visit of the sites, as a part of the tour to see the Turkish fine-arts you will also visit a local gallery which produces and sells products that are distinctively Turkish – for example, handmade carpets, ceramics or silver. You will see the process of the production from the raw materials to the final product and you will have a chance to give a try of this process.


After all the visits, you will turn back to port of Izmir.

Sardis Tour from Izmir with Private Guide and Van

from €318 per unit

THIS IS A PRIVATE TOUR WITH VAN AND A TOUR GUIDE CAN BE SHARED UP TO 12 PEOPLE WITH THE SAME RATE

Meet the tour guide at the Izmir cruise port / hotel /airport . Drive to Sardis, was an ancient city at the location of modern Sart in Turkey's Manisa Province. Sardis was the capital of the ancient kingdom of Lydia, one of the important cities of the Persian Empire, the seat of a proconsul under the Roman Empire, and the metropolis of the province Lydia in later Roman and Byzantine times. As one of the Seven churches of Asia, it was addressed by John, the author of the Book of Revelation in the Holy Bible, in terms which seem to imply that its population was notoriously soft and fainthearted. Its importance was due, first to its military strength, secondly to its situation on an important highway leading from the interior to the Aegean coast, and thirdly to its commanding the wide and fertile plain of the Hermus.

View the significant ruins of Acropolis. Visit the Temple of Cybele and Diana, which later became a church. See the golden river Pactalos and the Royal Road. Then visit the reconstructed Synagogue, the Gymnasium and the new excavation area. Drive back to Izmir.

Turkish Villages and Local Life from Izmir

from €260 per unit

After 1 hour drive, arrive in Sirince, is a former Greek Village; being famous with wine houses, olive oils, organic vegetables and fruits. You will have free time to have something to eat from local cuisine and discover the village on your own pace. Sit in a shaded village coffee house for a Turkish tea or Turkish coffee. Visit to village mosque to learn some basics of Islam and practises by locals. Walk in the little tiny streets and meet locals. Then continue to Camlık Village nearby to visit one of the biggest Steam Train Museums in Turkey. On return have a brief stop to see educational presentation for famous Turkish Carpets.