Bodrum Shore Excursion: Private Half-Day City Highlights Tour

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Overview

While your ship is in Bodrum port, see the citys three historical big-hitters on this 4-hour private shore excursion. With an expert guide beside you, visit Bodrum Castle (Castle of St Peter), the picture-perfect Crusader fortress perched between the citys two bays. View its dungeons and battlements, and roam its Museum of Underwater Archaeology, stuffed with ancient shipwrecks and undersea treasures. Finish up at the once-mighty, ruined Mausoleum of Halicarnassus, and massive Bodrum Amphitheater, both dating from the 4th century BC. Enjoy personalized attention from your guide on this private excursion.

Highlights

  • All entrance fees included
  • Free port pickup and drop-off included
  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver

Know More about this tour

Make the most of your time in port with this private half-day tour of Bodrum’s historical highlights. Meet your private guide at the port and settle into your private, air-conditioned minivan for your tour.

Enjoy the views of Bodrum on route to your first stop, Bodrum Castle (Castle of St Peter). Perched on a promontory dividing the city’s two bays, this Crusader fort was built by the Knights of St John in 1402 before being seized by the Ottomans in 1522.

Head inside and see the courtyard, dungeons and battlements as your guide tells you about the Crusader knights who held the fort and emblazoned its walls with their coats of arms.

Much of the castle is devoted to Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology, a treasure-trove of artifacts found under the local seas. Admire jars, jewelry and weapons found on ancient shipwrecks and wonder at the prize exhibit of the Uluburun shipwreck: a wooden Bronze Age merchant ship recovered from the sea in 1982.

Continue to the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus: the site of the tomb of King Mausolus, who ruled over the ancient city of Halicarnassus that once stood on the site of Bodrum, in the 4th century BC. Inspect the broken relics as your guide details the once-glorious tomb, once one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

Lastly, head for Bodrum Amphitheater. Cut into a hillside, this impressive structure dates to the 4th century BC and Roman times. Explore the orchestra with your guide and view the steep tiers of seats, some still engraved with their patrons’ names.

Afterward, drive back to the cruise terminal, where your tour concludes.

Please note: the order of activities as described above may be subject to change on the day of your tour.

Worry-free Shore Excursion:
We will ensure your timely return to Bodrum cruise port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.

Inclusions for Bodrum Shore Excursion: Private Half-Day City Highlights Tour

  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by private, air-conditioned minivan
  • Professional guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Covered by Viator’s worry-free policy

Exclusions for Bodrum Shore Excursion: Private Half-Day City Highlights Tour

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability

It is highly recommended that you wear comfortable clothes and shoes

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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  • Bodrum is a small town with lots of little towns surrounding it. Our guide took us to two of them, to the beach where we enjoyed a lunch, on our own, at a little beach side restaurant where we enjoyed a pizza and a beer while soaking up the views of the Mediterranean. Went to a couple of overlook points and learned a lot about the life in Bodrum and Turkey in general. Guide spoke good English, heavy accent, but understandable and very friendly.

  • Excellent and very knowledgeable and added to our understanding of the city. The van was comfortable and well airconditioned. Our guide Mehmet went out of the way to ensure that we did not have to walk too much and my mother was comfortable as she can't walk too much. We would book with this agency again.

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