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6 hours


Up to 3 days

Group Size

13 people



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Explore the Rich History and Culture of One of Anatolia’s Metropolises.

Izmir City Tour

Are you planning a trip to Izmir and looking for the perfect city tour? Look no further! Our Izmir City Tour offers a unique and immersive experience that will take you through the rich history and culture of one of Anatolia’s largest metropolises.

Your tour begins at the Kemeralti Bazaar, a bustling market filled with vendors selling a variety of goods from spices to souvenirs. From there, you’ll make your way to the Kordon, a symbolic part of the city with breathtaking views. After a refreshing coffee break, you’ll visit the Elevator, an iconic landmark in Izmir that was once a water-operated elevator system but has since been modernized with an electrical version by the Izmir Municipality.

This private tour is perfect for you and your friends or family. The displayed price is per person for a group of 4, but we can also accommodate smaller or larger groups. Contact us for rates. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to discover all that Izmir has to offer on this memorable city tour.


  • Izmir Archeology Museum
  • Kemeralti Bazaar
  • Historical Elevator


  • Return Transfers from Kusadasi & Selcuk Hotels,
  • Professional English speaking official tour guide,
  • Entrance fees to the various sites,
  • Air Conditioned non-smoking vehicle.
  • Lunch,
  • Personal expenses,
  • Tip to driver and tour guide,
  • Anything unless specified being included.


Pick-up from your hotel.

The Izmir Archaeology Museum has a long and fascinating history. It was established in 1923, following a fire at the Izmir Evangelical Greek School, which had previously housed a collection of ancient artifacts from the Aegean region. During this time, a number of architectural pieces, reliefs, and sculptures were also excavated from the ancient city of Teos and brought to Izmir, where they were temporarily stored in the garden of the local school. In 1927, the collection was moved to the Aya Vukla Church and the museum officially opened its doors to the public as the Izmir Asar-ı Atika Museum. As the collection continued to grow, the museum was eventually relocated to a new building in the Kültürpark area in 1951. However, this space eventually became too small to accommodate the museum's growing collection, and in 1984 it was moved to its current location in the Bahribaba Park in Konak. Today, visitors to the Izmir Archaeology Museum can see a wide range of artifacts from different periods, including sculptures, terracotta, glass, and metal works. Among the highlights of the collection are the bronze Demeter and running athlete sculptures, as well as many other ancient artifacts from the Prehistoric period through to the Byzantine era. Whether you're an avid history buff or simply interested in learning more about the rich culture and history of Izmir, a visit to the Izmir Archaeology Museum is a must-see.

Kemeraltı Mall is a vibrant shopping center located in the heart of Izmir. It has a long history dating back to the Ottoman period, when it was first built as a small grand bazaar with vaulted walls. Over the centuries, Kemeraltı Mall has grown and evolved, becoming a hub of trade and commerce in the city. French and British merchants in the 17th and 18th centuries, and Turkish immigrants from Greece and the Aegean Islands in the 19th century, all contributed to the expansion of Kemeraltı Mall. It now covers a large area, stretching from the Mezarlıkbası district to Konak Square. In its early days, Kemeraltı Mall was home to a variety of shops and businesses, including caravanserais and inns for camel caravan merchants, blacksmiths, charcoal burners, spice shops, herbal stores, straw markets, and copper masters. It was also a food market, with a diverse array of vendors selling fresh produce, meats, and other goods. Today, Kemeraltı Mall is a popular destination for shoppers looking for a wide range of products, from traditional handicrafts and souvenirs to modern clothing and accessories. It is a must-see destination for anyone visiting Izmir, offering a unique blend of history and modernity.

The Historical Elevator, also known as the Asansör, is a popular tourist destination in Izmir, Turkey. It was built in 1907 by Nessim Levy, a Jewish businessman, as a way to overcome the topographic barrier between the districts of Mithatpasa Street and Halil Rifat Pasa Street. The Elevator is located in the city center and is a popular spot for visitors to get a panoramic view of the city and the Gulf of Izmir. Originally, the Elevator was powered by water and operated as a simple way to transport people up and down the hill. Today, it is powered by electricity and includes a cafe and restaurant on the upper promenade. The charming old street at the foot of the Elevator is named after Dario Moreno, a famous international singer who was born in Izmir. A statue of Moreno can be found at the end of the street, as well as a cafe and a stylish restaurant. The Historical Elevator is a unique and iconic landmark in Izmir, offering visitors a chance to experience the city's history and culture. Its location and views make it a must-see destination for anyone visiting the city.

After the tour, transfer back to your hotel. The tour ends with good memories.



Frequently asked questions

Private tours only include your group (up to 13 people), your guide, and driver. We offer the most personalized and intimate experience for you and your friends/family! Regular SIC tours stand for Seat-in-Coach Basis Tours, which means you will share an air-conditioned coach or van with other tourists and you will have an English-speaking tour guide to take you to all the scenic spots listed in the itinerary that day. While the prices of private tours may vary according to the number of people, the prices of regular tours are fixed.

Tour start and end locations are stated above. If you want to transfer from a different place, you can contact us.

Our Regular SIC Tours are operated in English. Exceptional languages like Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Japanese and other languages might be organized as a private guided tour with your personal guide. You can contact us for your private tour requests.

You can make your payments by cash, bank transfer or credit card.

You can directly contact us to make a booking for any tour listed on our website or for your personalized tour requests.

If you can't find the tour or activity you want, you can contact us for your request. Our operation team will create a personalized tour plan as you wish.

Yes, we have been a fully licensed tour operator in Turkey since 2011 and giving service all over Turkey. Do not hesitate to contact us for any travel-related request.

Ours headquarter is in Istanbul, and we have branches in Cappadocia and Ephesus.

Activity's Location

Ephesus, Turkey


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Stateson D.
Gokhan, our guide, was the best part. He was personable, extremely knowledgeable, and well-organized. He made Izmir feel like home. Mr. John was a fantastic driver. We got to see so much - from the mountains to the seaside. Visiting the Clock Tower, the markets, riding the elevator, eating sweets and lunch, and walking and walking. Wow. Couldn't have been better. We gave it a 10 out of 10. Don't miss this if you're lucky enough to visit Izmir.
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