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Small-Group Full Day Pergamum and Asklepion Tour from Izmir

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Izmir, Turkey
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icon8 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

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Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks provided for travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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Overview

See unbelievable ruins and some of Turkey’s best archaeological sites during this guided day trip to Pergamum and Asklepion from Izmir. Discover the 4th century city of Pergamum home to one of the largest ancient libraries, the impressive Altar of Zeus and the inclined Theatre of Anatolia. You will see the Roman Medical Center remnants of Asklepion where Galen, a famous physician, completed his finest work.
  • Day Trip to Pergamum and Asklepion from Izmir
  • Explore Pergamum, one of the finest archeological sites in Turkey
  • Visit the monumental Altar of Zeus and the Archeological Museum of Bergama
  • Enjoy a delicious Turkish lunch
  • English-speaking local guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
Hotel pickup and drop off
Lunch
Local guide
Air-conditioned vehicle
Gratuities
Food and drinks, unless specified

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered

Departure Time

9:00 AM
After your meet your guide at your central Izmir hotel, head by air-conditioned coach to Pergamum a cultural epicenter of the East Roman Empire. With your local guide, explore one of Turkey’s best archaeological sites. Start by discovering the Acropolis ruins including the historic library, the Temples of Dionysos and Trojan and marvel at the extreme incline of the Theatre of Anatolia.

Next, delve deep into Greek culture as you admire the beautifully carved devils and God at the gargantuan Altar of Zeus. Then, observe the Sanctuary of Demeter and the Gymnasium which rests on plateaus and the old Agora.

Break for a tasty lunch of traditional Turkish fare and then head to the Archaeological Museum of Bergama. Afterwards, visit Asklepion home to this ancient city’s Medical Center. Learn about the early psychological treatments conducted here and how they were devoted to the Asklepios, the God of health. 

Finally, hop in your coach and return to your Izmir hotel.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
The Asklepion
Pergamum is one of the finest archaeological sites in Turkey. The city was a great center of culture and the capital of East Roman Empire.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Pergamon Theatre
On the Acropolis there are numerous remains including the celebrated Library, the steepest Theatre of Anatolia, the Temples of Trojan and Dionysos, the place of the monumental Altar of Zeus famous with the relief of God and devils, the Sanctuary of Demeter, the Gymnasium situated on terraces and the lower Agora.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Agora Open Air Museum
After a delicious lunch with Turkish specialties, you will visit the Archaeological Museum of Bergama. Proceed to the Medical Center of the ancient world, Asklepion where the first psychological treatment had been used and which was dedicated to the God of Health, Asklepios.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Confirmation for this product will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • 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
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Small-Group Full Day Pergamum and Asklepion Tour from Izmir?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by Small-Group Full Day Pergamum and Asklepion Tour from Izmir.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Small-Group Full Day Pergamum and Asklepion Tour from Izmir?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Small-Group Full Day Pergamum and Asklepion Tour from Izmir.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Small-Group Full Day Pergamum and Asklepion Tour from Izmir?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Small-Group Full Day Pergamum and Asklepion Tour from Izmir.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Small-Group Full Day Pergamum and Asklepion Tour from Izmir?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Small-Group Full Day Pergamum and Asklepion Tour from Izmir.

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Wonderful tour and guide. Very...
Patrick S
, Apr 2018
Wonderful tour and guide. Very personalized experience. Well worth the price. Professional. Great value.
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Our guide Mehmet and driver were...
David Z
, Jul 2016
Our guide Mehmet and driver were great. We were the only two on the the tour so we had them all to ourselves. Saw everything as described in the overview and enjoyed our tour as Mehmet was knowledgeable and personable. We learned so much from this tour. Also really enjoyed the lunch. Loved the tour and would recommend this tour if you are able to spend a day out of the city.
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This was a perfect tour - very nice...
Vesa A
, Jun 2015
This was a perfect tour - very nice weather and excellent tour object. My tour guide - Sigdem Göktas - gave a very good and thorough presentation of Pergamum and Asklepion. She also gave me some free time to shoot photos and walk freely along the tour sites. My guide was very polite and answered to all my questions very patiently. Also drive to tour site and back was nice and in time. Pergamum itself is located to unique place on top of the hill, which gave exceptionally nice sceneries. Surely a place to visit. Many thanks to Neon and Viator!
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friendly guide very nice tour had...
Gary W
, Oct 2014
friendly guide very nice tour had plenty of time to see the sights
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The tour was conducted as promised...
kskitti
, Oct 2014
The tour was conducted as promised although I was the only one in the tour group.
star-5
Very well managed tour with a very...
Mohammad Mehdi S
, Sep 2014
Very well managed tour with a very good guide. Both Pergamum and Asklepion are absolutely worth visiting. My trip was during off season and there was only three of us in this tour. This made it more like a private tour which was very nice. It would be good to take the cable car to the top of the hill rather than going with the van as the road is not that smooth.
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An excellent guide (thank you Ali...
Vlatka J
, Aug 2014
An excellent guide (thank you Ali:) and two beautiful locations have made this a perfect day, complimentary and tasty lunch included. Turned out to be a private tour since there were no other participants. A must do☆☆☆☆☆
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I was fortunate to be able to be the...
Nomeian
, Aug 2014
I was fortunate to be able to be the only person on this trip and Ali was a great guide. As I was the only person I felt a little bad that he was taking me all the way there, but he gave me some free time and was knowledgeable of Pergamum and Asklepion. Pergamum was a great site, not as crowded as Ephesus and had a more rugged beauty to it. The theater was marvelous and the location superb. Asklepion was quite a different scene, it was quite spiritual and I thoroughly enjoyed wandering around
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A really great guide. I have some...
JOANNE G
, Jun 2014
A really great guide. I have some challenges with high steps and there were many here. She helped me and made it a great experience for myself and all the other participants.
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The online booking procedure was...
Margaret N
, Jun 2013
The online booking procedure was straightforward and easy. Viator sent us several emails reminding us to print off the vouchers etc. This was a nice touch. Our guide was late - Izmir traffic problem. We travelled in a small bus which was good - it meant that we could drive to the site rather than take the gondola. Both sites were visited - plenty of time to wander after an explanation. We asked to stop at the basilica which we did. More historical information about it would have been appreciated. Long day but a very good one.

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