Antalya Bus & minivan tours

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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.

Historical Antalya: Private Full-Day Sightseeing Tour

2. Historical Antalya: Private Full-Day Sightseeing Tour

Go on a journey through the history of Antalya on a full-day private sightseeing tour, traveling by luxury air-conditioned vehicle. Following a pick-up from your hotel, start with a leisurely walk through the lively streets of Turkey’s most important city for tourism. Antalya was once Turkey's fastest growing city - it has been usurped by Istanbul - and the multitude of high rise apartment blocks are evidence of this speedy growth. However, the center of Antalya is a different story, where new development and restoration of historic buildings is carefully controlled. Despite its growth, Antalya maintains a small town feel, with lovely Ottoman houses. Next, drive to the Düden Waterfalls, formed by the Düden River, one of the major rivers in southern Anatolia. See where the waters of the Lower Düden fall off a rocky cliff directly into the Mediterranean Sea. Continue to the ruins of Aspendos, and admire the best-preserved theater of antiquity, which once provided seating for up to 7,000 eager spectators. The last site on your tour is the ancient Greek city of Perge, once the capital of Pamphylia, situated between the Rivers Catarrhactes and Cestrus. Walk among the ruins of the theater, churches, palæstra, and Temple of Artemis, once the most eminent building of Perge.

From Antalya: Private Day Trip to Aspendos, Perge and Side

3. From Antalya: Private Day Trip to Aspendos, Perge and Side

Take a memorable full-day trip from Antalya out to the most interesting sites in the region. Relax with pick up from your hotel in Antalya and drive to Aspendos, Perge, and the ancient city of Side. Enjoy a traditional Turkish lunch and opt to make a stop for some shopping at authentic local shops.   Discover Perge, once the capital city of the Pamphylia region. During your visit, you will be able to see The Stadium, Roman Gate, Nymphaeum, Roman Bath, Hellenistic Gate, The Column Street, and The State Agora. After these visits, enjoy lunch in a restaurant near the Euromedon River. Continue your tour with a visit to the Aspendos Ancient Theater. Aspendos is the best preserved and the most complete example of a Roman theater in Turkey. The theater was still in use for concerts, festivals, and events until recently. Finally, drive to the ancient city of Side, where you will see the splendid Agora, the theater, and temples built in the 17th century B.C. before being dropped off back at your hotel.  

Sagalassos Tour from Antalya

4. Sagalassos Tour from Antalya

After departing from your hotel in Antalya, you will enjoy a scenic 2 hour drive via the Taurus Mountains to Ağlasun. Upon arrival, get to visit the magnificent city of Sagalassos of the Pisidians, located at 9000 feet, this magical location is one of the highest Roman grand cities. The recent excavations have shed light onto some breathtaking colossal sculptures (not visible) and well preserved buildings such as the state agora, fountains, theater, baths, heroon and temples. Enjoy a delicious local lunch Ağlasun village, and afterwards, drive down to Antalya via the Karacaoren reservoir before returning to your hotel.

From Alanya: Private Perge, Side, and Aspendos Theater Tour

5. From Alanya: Private Perge, Side, and Aspendos Theater Tour

Take an insightful full-day excursion to some of Tukey's historic landmarks from Roman times. See the ancient ruins in Perge, appreciate the acoustics of Aspendos Theater, and stop at the old Apollo Temple in Side. Take a lunch break to taste some local delicacies. Get picked up from your hotel in the Antalya region and ride in a modern vehicle toward the ancient city of Perge. Immerse yourself in the history of the area by walking through the stadium, Roman gate, nymphaeum, Roman baths, and Hellenistic gate. Move on to the Aspendos Theater, one of the best preserved from the Roman period, and listen to the amazing acoustics. Visit the local aqueducts and enjoy a delicious lunch of Turkish cuisine staples. Finally, admire the sunset from the city of Side, where you'll explore the agora and Apollo Temple.

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.

From Antalya: Perge, Aspendos & Side Private Tour

7. From Antalya: Perge, Aspendos & Side Private Tour

Experience an unforgettable full-day excursion to Hellenistic Roman cities and theaters from Antalya. Explore the UNESCO Ancient City of Aspendos and the ruins of the city of Side. Walk through Amphitheaters and aqueducts on this trip. First, be picked up from your hotel in the Antalya region in a comfortable vehicle. Begin your adventure in the Ancient City of Perge and explore the city. See the stadium, Roman gate, Nymphaeum, Roman baths, Hellenistic gate, columned street, and state agora. Travel to the Aspendos Theater, a well-preserved Roman theater that could hold around 7500 people and is 100 meters wide. Listen to the acoustics of the theater and enjoy the view. Marvel at the highly decorated architectural facade and two-storied stage. Next, visit the aqueducts which used to bring water from the mountains situated 15 km to the north. Take in the 30-meter-high aqueducts which are one of the highest Roman constructions. Enjoy a delicious lunch of local Turkish cuisine before continuing on your tour. Head to the ancient city of Side where you will see the magnificent Agora theater and Apollo temple built in the 17th century BC. Admire the white marble columns from the Hellenistic Temple of Athena near the harbor. Watch the sunset before returning back to Antalya.

Antalya: Private Ancient Pamukkale and Hierapolis Tour

8. 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 Antalya

Overall rating

4.0 / 5

based on 687 reviews

Antalya Old Town is charmy. Perge is very interesting. Aspendos Theather is simply amazing. Düden is fabulous. And they surprised me with some extras that I will not spoil. The car was very comfortable with a big TV screening video clips of Turkish pop music. It had a small fridge and wi-fi as well. The guide, Cem, was super nice and is definately a gentleman who knows a lot about the region. Our driver was carefully taking us around. My only issue () was to eat too much during lunch. In Turkey, the "small" portions are too big. And they always have some other delicious thing coming next. Be prepared!

The ride was very pleasant, a new modern vehicle. The guide was very experienced and could tell a lot. Special requests are catered for. Lunch was delicious too and the restaurant was right on a river. If you are looking for an excursion without crowded buses and unpleasant bazaars, this is the right tour for you.

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.

Roman history

Very interesting tour, with surprising details such as Roman graphity on columns