Izmir City Private Tour from Kusadasi & Selcuk

  • 7 Hours
Tour Type
  • Private Guided
Activity Level
  • Medium
  • All Year Round
Tour Theme
  • City
  • ·
  • Cultural
Perfect for
  • Family
  • ·
  • Friends
  • ·
  • Groups

Tour Description

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

Izmir City Private Tour

Are you planning a trip to Izmir and looking for the perfect city tour? Look no further! Our Izmir City Private 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.

Tour Details


  • Izmir
  • ·
  • Kusadasi
  • ·
  • Selcuk
  • ·
  • Turkey


Izmir Archeology Museum
Kemeralti Bazaar
Historical Elevator

Departure Location

Kusadasi Hotels & Cruise Port


Sightseeings in the Tour Program
Professional Official Tour Guidance
Entrance Fees
Transfers on a Private Basis
Local Taxes


Personal Expenses


Departure from Izmir Airport
Departure from Selcuk Hotels

Tour Program

09:00 Pickup

Pick-up from your hotel.

10:00Izmir Archeology Museum

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.

12:00Kemeralti Bazaar

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.

15:00Historical Elevator

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.

16:00 Return Back

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

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Tour FAQ

How can I change the tour itinerary?

Customizable itineraries where you may choose sightseeings as per your taste & comfort. The tour program listed is representative and may completely change to suit your wishes. Feel free to say hello to us!

What is the difference between Private and Regular SIC Tours?

Private tours only include your group, your guide, and your driver. We offer the most personalized and intimate experience for you and your friends/family in a private tour! 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.

What languages are available for tours?

Our private tours are operated in English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, and Japanese. Feel free to contact us for any other languages.

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