One of the loveliest resorts on the Mediterranean coastline is the city of Alanya, with its ancient history and geological marvels. You can take a city tour from your Side resort and explore, with the help of a professional, multi lingual guide, these delights for yourself. With amazing views from the cable car and 13th century Alanya Castle, this is a photographer’s dream. Cleopatra’s Beach, a stretch of golden sand where the famous queen once allegedly stood, holds the blue Mediterranean sea at bay from the surprisingly emerald green shoreline.
The ‘Dripstone Cave’ is situated near to Alanya and is well worth a visit with its impressive stalactites that seem to reach down from above. You will feel most humble at the cave when you experience the geological history of the Earth surrounding you. The whole area is dotted with caves and underground caverns and lakes and for anyone with an interest, Alanya makes a great day out.
The castle at Alanya was built in the 13th century by the Seljuk Emperor Alaaddin Keykubat, this medieval wonder stands sentinel over the city of Alanya and offers you yet more amazing photo opportunities.
This is Alanya, sitting in the Anatolian sunshine, visited by millions during the course of the seasons.
In 2022, price of Alanya City Tour From Side is 25 € for adults, 15 € for children between age 7 and 12, free for children under 6 years old.
Every Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday all year round from 08:30 to 18:00.
Your tour begins when you are picked up by air conditioned coach, from your Side hotel or apartment, and your guide introduces themself. When all are on board, coach heads for the ancient city of Alanya.
First stop on this itinerary will be Dripstone Cave. You will have the chance to explore the vast underground caverns and lakes. An ideal opportunity for taking the more unusual photographs of your holiday.
After the caves you will head upwards via the cable car that ascends to Alanya Castle. The cable car is 900 metres in length, 14 cars can hold a maximum of 8 people and undergoes rigorous safety and maintenance checks, for your safety and peace of mind.
Ater the castle and your descent back down to Alanya you will have a short boat trip, wher you can see the sea caves around the shoreline.
By this point you should have built up quite an appetite so your next stop will be the Dimcay River and picnic area. An area of outstanding beauty, where you will have lunch, relaxation time and an optional swim in the river.
As your day rounds to a close the final stop will be the Alanya Bazaar, where you will have free time to shop, browse or snap away at the amazing sights of a traditional Turkish Bazaar. Your guide will give you the meeting time to then return back to your Side pick up point.
Cost of Alanya City Tour From Side is 25 € for adults, 15 € for children between age 7 and 12, free for children under 6 years old in 2022.
Yes they do. There is a fair amount of walking involved and this should be taken into account when booking. Very young children may find it tiring. This said, the river boat and cave tour along with the castle and cable car might be just what you want to entertain your family for the day. It should be noted that this is also a wheelchair friendly tour, so if there are older or less mobile members of your group, they too can go along and enjoy.
Your swimsuit and towel, sunglasses and sun cream. Do wear good walking shoes. Some money for drinks and personal extras throughout the tour.
Your camera, for those amazing shots you shouldn’t miss.
The tour itinerary is currently in use, but can change throughout the summer. All venues shown will be on your route though may differ on your tour date.