Small-Group Half Day Sightseeing Tour From Izmir

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point at approximately 12pm
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Discover the magic of Izmir on an introductory half-day tour that covers all the highlights. Wander through the ancient Agora, marvel at the ruins of Alexander the Great's castle and visit both the Archaeological and Ethnographic museums.

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Highlights include:

Ancient Agora

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.


The ruins of Alexander the Great's Castle, Kadifekale (meaning "the velvet castle" in Turkish), sits atop a hill overlooking the city below.

Archaeological Musuem

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.

Ethnographic 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.


Izmir Half-Day Sightseeing Tour
Wander through Ancient Agora
Visit the ruins of Alexander the Great's Castle
Explore the Archeological Museum home to many Greek and Roman artifacts and Ethnographic Museum displaying local arts and crafts


Hotel pickup and drop off

Local guide

Air-conditioned vehicle

Entry/Admission - Archaeological Museum of Izmir

Entry/Admission - Ethnography Museum

Entry/Admission - Kadifekale



Food and drinks, unless specified

Additional Info

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

This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

Traveler Reviews

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  • 17-Sep-2018

    This tour was ok but I would like to add another point to be more interesting this tour. The guide was acknowledged

  • 01-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.

  • 13-Nov-2015

    fantastic despite the rain and bad weather---our guide was terrific

  • 11-Nov-2015

    Our tour guide was extremely knowledgable and had a great sense of humor

  • 29-Aug-2014

    A great guide who was very informative but felt the tour did not provide enough of an insight into Izmir.

  • 14-Aug-2014

    generally Ok but not really a must do.

  • 14-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.

  • 21-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.

  • 14-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

  • 27-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!

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