Full-Day Tour of Pergamon from Izmir & Kusadasi

4.3 / 5

3 reviews

Full-Day Tour of Pergamon from Izmir & Kusadasi

From $262 per person

Explore the wonders of Pergamon, an ancient city dating before the 4th century BC. Visit many impressive sites, including the Athenaeum, the second largest library of the Ancient World.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Duration 8 hours
Starting time 9:00 AM
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Izmir Airport and Hotels centrally located in Izmir and Kusadasi
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Full-day tour of the magnificent city of Pergamon
  • Marvel at the fantastic view of the valley from the top of the Acropolis hill
  • See the impressive Athenaeum which was the second largest library in the Ancient World
  • Enjoy a delicious lunch with Turkish specialties
  • Visit the Sanctuary of Asclepius
Full description
In this tour you will discover the ancient city of Pergamon, an important cultural center and the east capital of the Roman Empire. Pergamon is famous for the invention of parchment, which substituted papyrus when it became difficult to obtain. The tour departs from Izmir, where your guide will meet you and we will drive to Pergamon. You will visit the breathtaking Acropolis, which was modeled after the one in Athens. The beautiful view from the hill-top will give you a great panorama of the surroundings. Marvel at the impressive Athenaeum library once held 200,000 volumes, which Mark Antony later offered to Cleopatra as a wedding present. The Temple of Trajan is a huge marble building that has been partially reconstructed from the original pieces found on the site. Look forward to discover the famous Sanctuary of Asclepius is located down in the valley from the Acropolis. In this place there was a sacred fountain where people with health problems could bathe. Legend has it that Asclepius would then give them a vision and explain how to be cured. After a delicious lunch with Turkish specialties, you will have the opportunity to visit the Archeological Museum of Pergamon where you can see many original artifacts found on the site. At the end of the day, we’ll enjoy a relaxing drive back to Izmir through the beautiful Turkish countryside.
Includes
  • Hotel Pick-up & drop-off
  • Lunch
  • Entrance fees
  • Guide and Air-conditioned Vehicle
  • Gratuities

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  • Neon Tours has all rights to change tour itinerary due to unexpected circumstances such as museum closures, holidays, strikes, weather condition.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 3 reviews

Review summary

  • Value for money
    4/5
  • Safety
    4/5
  • Service
    5.0/5
  • Organization
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Very good guide, timely pick up and good explanations

I thought the tour was good and was appreciative of the arrangements. The tourist lunch selection was terrible and out of the way which took too much time from the alotted tour time. We could have spent more time at each location if we hadn't bothered with the terrible lunch at the terrible location. We liked the guide. The driver was very good.

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October 2, 2012

extremely pleased with everything

Very nice and knowledgeable guide, very kind driver, comfortable vehicle, extremely pleasant atmosphere - recommandable service indeed.

April 25, 2012

December 27, 2018

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