Here is your chance to visit the magnificent city of Antalya, with its old and new sitting perfectly side by side. Modern Antalya is a large bustling city where people live and work all year round. Old Antalya still basks in its former glorious architecture and the culture of a time long past. This tour will give you not only the chance to visit that ancient culture, but to explore the geographical locations around the city and to familiarise yourself with Turkey, both ancient and modern, in one perfect venue.
Antalya is a thoroughly modern city that boasts extensive beaches accssible down the cliffs. It is quite amazing to see the lifts fitted into the sides of the cliffs to ease the access to the golden sands. Antalya is also where you can visit the Duden Waterfalls which cascade down towards the sea creating rainbows in the sunshine. Whether you witness these up close, from above or from the sea they truly are a sight to behold.
In 2022, price of Antalya City Tour From Side is 35 € for adults, 20 € for children between age 7 and 12, free for children under 6 years old.
Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday all year round from 09:00 to 17:00.
Once you have been picked up at your Side hotel, and all are on board the coach, your English speaking guide will give you a short talk as your coach heads towards Antalya and the first stop of the day, The Duden Waterfalls.
The waterfalls are on separate geographical levels, the upper and the lower. This first stop will take you to the lower Duden falls and it is here that you will make your choice for the next stage. Either you will choose the cable car ride to the upper Duden falls, or choose the boat trip around the bay.
Even from the lower Duden falls the scenery is spectacular with a 45 metre fall into the foaming Mediterranean. Of course, seeing the falls from the sea is equally as breathtaking.
Should you choose to continue your tour to the upper Duden falls you will travel by cable car, ascending Tunektepe Mountain. The panoramic views from the top are well worth the journey, giving sights over the old town of Antalya, its port and surrounding vista. You can spend 1.5 hours of freetime at this vantage point.
When you have descended once more to sea level and meet your seafaring group, your coach will continue with a tour of the old town of Antalya, with information about the culture and with stops at the city port and Hadrians Gate, ancient minarets of Yivli and Kesik Mosque to name but a few.
Then follows 2 hours of freetime for you to explore and enjoy the old town with its colourful shops and aromatic bazaars, before your return to Side and your hotel.
Cost of Antalya City Tour From Side is 35 € for adults, 20 € for children between age 7 and 12, free for children under 6 years old in 2022.
There is quite a lot of walking involved with this tour so it is not recommended for the very young or the infirm. Older children and history buffs may enjoy the mix of ancient and modern involved in the day. Anyone wishing to get to know the city of Antalya a little better will enjoy this tour.
You have the option of taking the boat tour as opposed to the cable car ride to upper Duden falls, so a fear of heights should be nothing to worry about in this tour. The cable cars are safely maintained for your peace of mind and run throughout the season, year after year, with backup cables in the unlikely event of a problem. If you can overcome a fear of heights this is one of the most amazing tours you can gift yourself.
Tuesday / Wednesday / Friday / Saturday you will have use of an English speaking guide throughout the day. Your pickup time from your Side hotel will be allocated on your purchased ticket.
Appropriate footwear is essential due to the walking involved in the tour.
Sun creams and sunglasses are advisable as well as a good sun hat for those unshaded areas you will visit.
If you are choosing the option of the yacht tour, bring or wear a swimsuit beneath your outer clothing, for any swim stops you may be able to make an don’t forget a towel!
Don’t forget to bring your camera, with ample areas of outstanding beauty at hand, you will wish you had one with you.
And lastly, do bring some money with you! Not only for snacks and drinks you may wish to purchase throughout the day, but for later free time in Antalya old town, where the local art and gift shops may prove to be very tempting!