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Izmir Shorex Tours to Sardis Ancient City

Once you come to Izmir cruise port, You will be picked up from the Izmir Port Passenger Terminal by your guide and taken to Sardes, one of the most magnificent places in the world, one hour away from Izmir. Explore the capital city of Lydia.

Sardis (Sardes)
  • Full Day
  • Private
  • Everyday
  • 08:30
  • 16:00
  • +

The Capital of Lydia, Sardis

You will be picked up from the Izmir Port Passenger Terminal by your guide and taken to Sardis, one of the most magnificent places in the world, one hour away from Izmir.

You will see the ancient city, Sardes of Lydian period, which was known as the first place where money was first printed in state security, became a rich city thanks to agriculture, animal husbandry, trade, and gold mining in Pactolus (Sart) Stream. Then, you will be amazed at the Byzantine Church in the south-eastern corner of the temple was built in the 5th century AD. The tour will include also the Temple of Artemis which in the Hellenistic period the names of Zeus and Artemis were used. In the Roman period, the western part of the temple was dedicated to Artemis and the eastern part to Antonius Pius.

When you walk along the Kingsway, you will see the oldest synagogues in Asia Minor and the wonderfully restored facade of the gymnasium, where both scholars and athletes were trained.

You will take a break for lunch at a local restaurant in Alasehir where you can taste the delicious wines of Anatolia.  When the tour is over, you will be transferred back to Izmir where you can visit Kemeraltı Market which constitutes structures with Ottoman 18th architecture. In here, you can enjoy the colorful shops.

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  • Izmir cruise port pick up and drop off
  • English Speaking Licenced Tour guide
  • Entrance Fees to the mentioned sights
  • All necessary land transportation by A/C Touristical Buses
  • Local Taxes
  • Personal Expenses
  • Any Meals and Drinks
  • Any extra fees for transportation if your hotel is not central


Is there any risk to miss my cruise ship If I do not book with cruise line company?

No. The shore excursion will be private that means you will be able to determine the time. We guaranteed to take you back to the cruise ship on time according to your departure time. In case any traffic jam on the way, we will find a different way to take you back.

Are you a legal tour operator for organizing Day Tours from Cruise Port?

Yes, we are legal. We have registered tour company licensed by TURSAB (Associaton of Turkish Travel Agency) License Number: 6250 named Travel Bazaar.

How do I get my confirmation voucher?

When you book it online, We wil send your confirmation voucher in 48 hours after your booking and receiving your payment with the full instruction of the tour and pickups.

When do I have to pay?

You have to pay your tour at the time of booking. You should book your tour as early as possible because on tour date there will be many guests who will travel and book the tour from Cruise Port. That’s why it is very difficult to arrange a guide and driver because of the crowd.

Which currency do you charge?

We charge Euro or USD according to your preference.

How close to departure dates I book the shore excursion?

You can book even a day before but we do not guarantee for availability. Before you book it, please contact us via Whatsapp or by e-mail to check availability.

How much should we tip to guide and driver?

There is no any obligation to tip but it is a good way to show your thanks to guide and driver and there is no any certain minimum or maximum limit. All depends on how much you like the service.

Is it possible to cancel my reservation?

Yes, it is possible. If you cancel your reservation before 2 weeks of departure date there will be only %10 administrative fee of the total amount. If you book it within 2 weeks of departure dates, the full amount will be charged.

Do you have child reduction?

Yes, we have child reduction. When you are booking online the price shown if you insert the child number.

Can we choose stating time for the tour from Cruise Port?

Yes, you can choose because all of our tour from Cruise Ports are on a private basis. In this way, you are able to determine the time.

How do I meet with our guide and driver when we arrive in port?

Once you arrive in Cruise Port, your professional tour guide will wait at the exit of cruise port with a sign your name is written on it. When you meet with your guide, you will exit the port to the road and then you will meet with your driver as well to start the tour.

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