• Location: Izmir, Turkey
  • Duration: 3 hours (approx.)
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at the port, disembark your cruise ship and meet your guide. You’ll hit all the top highlights of Izmir on this introductory tour: discover ancient Agora, visit Konack Square and wander the Archaeological Museum. Return to your ship in time to catch your cruise to your next port.

What You Can Expect

Izmir Shore Excursion: Small-Group Half Day Sightseeing Tour in Izmir

Izmir Shore Excursion: Izmir Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

Your half-day experiential Izmir shore excursion begins as you dock along the scenic waterfront. Depart the port and meet your guide, then set off to explore the magic of Izmir. Your first stop is one of the best, ancient Agora, a site that was once a thriving Roman bazaar. Today you can stroll its remains, imagining what is was like during its apex, and admiring the stately Corinthian columns and archways.

Next, follow your guide to Izmir’s Archaeology Museum, filled with ancient Roman and Greek artifacts, including the gargantuan head of the statue of Domitian. Then head toward town, where you can see Ottoman architecture. The tower features four fountains around the base in a circular pattern. Stroll over to the clock tower in bustling Konak Square. You’ll find images of this tower and its four fountains surrounding its base on postcards and souvenirs that line the waterway, a prized symbol of Izmir. 

As your tour comes to a conclusion, take a peek at the scenic Alsancak district and Pasaport Quai along the waterfront, then return to your ship in time for your departure. 

Worry-free Shore Excursion:This trip ensures your on-time return to Izmir's port. It is unlikely, but should your ship depart before your return, transportation will be arranged to your next port. Your money will be refunded if your arrival to the port of Izmir is delayed. See the terms and conditions for details.

Customer Reviews

Brian S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

Excellent, very informative and made us feel very secure and comfortable. Punctual and good company. Highly recommend.

Keunoh P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

Izmir was a city full of charm! We visited Agora, Kadifekale, and two museums. View from the Kadifekale was unforgettable. Without this guided tour, we could not see the city in such a compact time slot because the local trails might be a bit complicated to aliens! The guide named Ihsan was really professional! We enjoyed every moment with uncle Ihsan. I was a bit worried about the return time to the cruise ship, however, we could get to the ship in reasonable time.

Rosemary G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2014

Very nice tour. Appreciated that we were accommodated on the full day tour when the half day tour was cancelled.

sofia r

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2014

it was very nice tour,gide was very polite and introduce us to a very interesting thing we did not know before

Joyce B USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2013

Our guide made sure we had a very comprehensive and interesting tour.

Larry A M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2013

Great. Fantastic. Our guide was so nice and so knowledgable. The driver was very good, and also very personable. I enjoyed the tour and guide so much I didn't want it to end. Also, it was obvious how much she loved her country, and that was wonderful.

Linda Abbott T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2013

Superb guide, fascinating site. I especially enjoyed the opportunity to enter a small mosque and discuss its traditions. The guide's historical knowledge and sensitivity made for a very special tour.

Harry C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2012

Our tour guide knew all about Izmir and took us to places and explained things that large tours could not do. A wonderful tour with a fantastic tour guide.

June T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2012

Our guide was excellent and we enjoyed his tour - another viator success! June Terlich

Lynne B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2012

This was a really great half day tour with Mehmet who looked after us extremely well. He is a very personable character with a friendly but professional style - loads of knowledge, history and cultural background. By lunchtime we felt that we had a good flavour of Izmir as a City and how it fits into its historic background. Mehmet made the the whole visit both interesting and lighthearted - we were lucky to be the only visitors on this particular tour so we had undivided attention ! Great stuff.

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