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Side: Antalya City and Cable Car With Lunch

1. Side: Antalya City and Cable Car With Lunch

Take a cable car ride for majestic views of Antalya city on this guided tour. Explore the sights of the historic city center, Kaleiçi, have a delicious lunch, snap terrific photos near Düden Waterfall, and more, on this unforgettable experience. The tour starts with pickup from your accommodation, then it’s off to Antalya city, with your licensed guide sharing interesting facts about the unique buildings on the way. Stop near Düden Waterfall, one of the most notable places in Antalya, perfect for taking pictures. After enjoying the sparkling breeze from the waterfall, transfer to the cable car, Tünektepe.  Watch as the picturesque landscape of Antalya city becomes clearer from an incomparable vantage point. You’ll travel to the highest point – 700 meters above sea level. Once there, enjoy the local cafes and pastries, and have a meal with a truly astonishing view. The next destination is the historic city center, Kaleiçi. You’ll get the most interesting information about the sightseeing there and enjoy an additional 2 hours of free time to explore, see the local sights, and shop for souvenirs.  Finally, you’ll be dropped off at your accommodation, satisfied with a day well spent.

From Antalya: Perge, Side, Aspendos & Waterfalls Guided Tour

2. From Antalya: Perge, Side, Aspendos & Waterfalls Guided Tour

Visit 3 ancient cities in one day with a professional guide, followed by an excursion into nature in Kursunlu Falls National Park. Start your journey into history with a visit to the ancient city of Perge, an impressive archaeological site containing a wealth of ancient ruins, mostly dating back to the Roman period. See the gigantic amphitheater, stadium, Roman gates, city walls, Roman baths, and more. Walk through the 500-meter-long main street with numerous columns, fountains, and the acropolis dating back to the Bronze Age.   Continue on to Aspendos, situated on the banks of the Köprüçay River. Once one of the most important cities in Pamphylia, Aspendos is now a very popular tourist sight famous for the Roman amphitheatre built in 155 AD. The theatre of Aspendos is one of the best-preserved examples of Roman theatre architecture in the world. Walk up its tiered steps and admire the beauty of its galleries, which are still in use today.   After lunch, explore the ancient ruins of Side, which date from the Hellenistic, Roman, and Byzantine eras. Walk through the ancient city to admire its fountains, city walls, agora, amphitheatre, marble columns, and much more. The most spectacular sight is the temple of Apollo, where you can take in stunning views over the turquoise waters of the Mediterranean Sea.   On the way back to Antalya, enjoy a relaxing soak after a long day of exploring in the Kursunlu Waterfalls. Enjoy the green environment, fresh air, pine scent, cool atmosphere, and spectacular falls.

Alanya: City Tour and Alanya Castle with Cable Car

3. Alanya: City Tour and Alanya Castle with Cable Car

Your tour begins as you are picked from your hotel at approximately 5:00PM. From there, your first stop is the Damlatas Cave. Following about 20 minutes in the cave, your second stop is Cleopatra Beach. After receiving information from your guide about the beach, depart for the Alanya cable car, aboard which you asend towards Alanya Castle in a cabin for up to 6 people. Your first aerial view is the famous Cleopatra Beach, where you can notice the clear water below. Observe the fishing and tour boats in the sea, which add a particular charm to this view. Turning to face the city, Alanya's shape, which emerges from the small and charming district, evokes the construction of a big city. Your Alanya cable car tour continues through the roof of the houses around the castle, where small forests around the walls make you feel as if you've traveled back in time a millennia. As you arrive to the castle, your guide provides you information by telling you tales, legends, and history as you edge along the magnificent castle's grounds. Approximately an hour later, your tour continues towards a panoramic terrace, before you return once more by cable car. The timing of the tour allows you to take in the sunset, as the sun falls from the Terrace of Alanya. Your tour later concludes as you are dropped off back to your hotel at approximately 8:00PM.

3-Day Cappadocia Tour

4. 3-Day Cappadocia Tour

Göreme National Park and the Rock Sites of Cappadocia were added to UNESCO’s World Heritage list in 1985. Discover these natural wonders on a 3-day professionally guided tour, choosing from Alanya, Side, and Belek departures. Cappadocia, located in eastern Anatolia, boasts a unique historical and cultural heritage. In addition, the landscape of the region’s Devrent, Paşabağ, and Pigeon valleys is characterized by unusual fairy chimney formations. Millions of years ago, 3 of Cappadocia’s mountains were active volcanoes. Volcanic eruptions and erosion of the tuff layers of volcanic ash created the formations you see in the area today. During this excursion you’ll come across a wide variety of fairy chimney shapes, ranging from conical, pointed, and columnar to hat and mushroom-shaped. Visit an underground city and the Göreme Open Air Museum, which features over 30 rock-carved churches and chapels, dating from the 9th to the 11th centuries, and many with interior frescoes. Your guide will take you to the Mevlâna Museum in Konya, the mausoleum of Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi. The site was also the lodge of the Mevlevi order of whirling dervishes. If you like you can choose to see a whirling dervishes show (not included in the tour price).

Antalya Waterfalls and Old City Tour

5. Antalya Waterfalls and Old City Tour

Discover the most charming city in Turkey. Begin by stopping at the Duden Waterfalls, a very special location known to locals. The park around the waterfall is shady and cooling, almost like a tropical oasis with cascading waterfalls, loud birdsong and with a very special atmosphere and tranquility, that you will not find elsewhere in the town. After roughly 45 minutes relaxing in this environment, the tour will continue to the second location. Visit Kaleici Marina, also known as Old Antalya. A place that is filled with history and lovely buildings. See old houses built in the Ottoman style and from the park, enjoy terrific views of the water. See the old town’s harbor, Hadrian’s Gate, and many other interesting sights as well. Enjoy an hour on a short boat trip. After two hours wandering the city, follow your guide on to the final stop of the tour, at Duden Kiyi Selalesi. This spectacular waterfall is just 20 meters from the sea. See how the strong flowing water joins the sea in a loud thunder or noise and spray. 

Historical Antalya: Private Full-Day Sightseeing Tour

6. 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: Day Tour of Ancient Roman Sites

7. From Antalya: Day Tour of Ancient Roman Sites

Get picked up from your hotel in Antalya and depart for Perge, the ancient capital of the Pamphylia region. Check out the massive 15 km stretch of ancient ruins there and learn about the city's long history from your knowledgeable guide. Stop at the Roman Baths, the Agora, Colonnaded Street, the Nympharium, and the stadium. Depart for Aspendos, an incredibly well-preserved ancient theater built in the 2nd century AD. Marvel at the scale of the immense structure which has a capacity of 15,000 people and is still being used for festivals and concerts. Stop for lunch at a local restaurant on a nearby river before departing for Side (pronounced Seeday), a beautiful ancient coastal city with a number of Roman ruins. Learn about the history of this port city that served as the largest slave market in the region during Roman times as you explore various ruins, including those of a large theater, Roman Baths, and the Temple of Apollo. Take an hour of free time here to enjoy the sea and the city. On the way back to Antalya, stop at the scenic Manavgat waterfall and marvel at the power of the river.

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

8. 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.  

Belek: The 'Best Of' Walking Tour

9. Belek: The 'Best Of' Walking Tour

Lose yourself among the white sand beaches and stylish resorts of Belek, and visit charming spots around the town in the company of an informative guide. Enjoy a memorable opportunity to see some of the finest stalactites in the world in Zeytin Tash Cave, while learning captivating stories from a local expert. Find out exactly what stories are hidden in the Aspendos Theater, as well as the secrets within this idyllic sea resort.

Antalya: Smartphone Audio City Tour

10. Antalya: Smartphone Audio City Tour

Be transported to the past with this smartphone tour of Antalya. Listen to the stories behind sites like Republic Square and Yivli Minare Mosque. Download your tour and use the text, audio narration, and map features offline to save your data. Stroll through Antalya at your own pace and gain insight into the captivating history of this ancient city. Start your tour in the vibrant Republic Square which offers views of the city. Continue on to explore iconic sights like the 9th century Clock Tower, Pazar Hamam, and Atatürk’s House Museum. View the towering Yivli Minare Mosque and the boats in the marina. See the old Roman gate build by Hadrian.

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Overall rating

3.8 / 5

based on 29 reviews

One of the best tours I have taken. Organization/logistics was on point: time of pick up was as stated, reasonable time given at locations to see around, lunch was very good. The van/minibus was very comfortable as well and the drive went smooth with good music. Guide was excellent. Sites were very impressive. Even though it was very cold and windy it was a very very nice day due to all activities!! Definitely a tour to take with this company. (One additional plus side: for this tour we did not do a stop at a local shop/vendor, so this was highly appreciated after having several tours shortened the exploration time at sites due to a 30-40 min detour for an expensive shop).

There was a slight confusion as to pick up times but everything else was near perfect on the trip. I wanted to visit all these places with a taxi but this was definitely the better option mainly due to Ibrahim who is the best tour guide I have experienced. I wanted to visit the Kursunloo waterfall but we went to another waterfall. Nonetheless, we made several other stops which made up for it I guess. I would definitely use this company again. There were plenty of loo breaks and even a stop for lunch which all helped my pregnant wife. This was the best day of my holiday!

El guía era muy competente y pudimos ver todo con detalle, el tiempo libre en cada parada era el adecuado y nunca nos llevaron a comprar cosas. La comida estuvo bien, pollo con arroz, ensalada y sopa en un restaurante lugareño incluido en el precio del viaje menos bebidas. El conductor era tranquilo y nos vinieron a recoger al hotel. Sin duda recomendo este viaje.

The app was very easy to use it. I really enjoyed the tour and the content was great. I definetely recommend it!

Wonderful tour for a beautiful city. Really enjoyed this experience. Totally recommended