Legendary Sardis private day tour by Archaeologous

Private-Guided Full-Day Tour of Legendary Sardis from Izmir

From £336 Per group up to 11

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Key Details
Duration
8 hours
Mobile Voucher Accepted
Instant Confirmation
Live Guide
Spanish, Turkish, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Chinese, Greek

Pick-up service

For hotel pick-up/drop-off, meet your personal Archaeologous guide/representative in your hotel lobby. He or she will be holding a placard with your name, and will also have a copy of your voucher and confirmation letter to make identification easier. Your private guided day tour will then begin in our air conditioned vehicle.

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What You'll Do
  • Learn about the fascinating history of Sardis, land of King Midas, and the Temple of Artemis, one of the 7 wonders of the ancient world
  • See the impressive ruins of the Sardis Gymnasium and Synagogue, one of the largest of the ancient world
  • Amazing history in this trip from Izmir to Sardis, the former capital of the ancient Lydian Empire, on this private full-day tour
  • Watch Sardis come alive – in 12 languages! Ask us
  • Admire the Turkish landscape of tobacco fields and grape vineyards on our scenic drive to Sardis
  • Sit back in air conditioned comfort, with all transportation taken care of by your private driver
  • Hunt for a one-of-a kind treasure at Izmir's mecca for shopping, the Kemeralti Bazaar
  • Experience the different cultures, history and cuisine that make Turkey such an exciting country to visit.
Overview
Take a private guided tour to Sardis, the ancient capital of the Lydian Empire, just a short trip from Izmir. See the land of King Midas, the Temple of Artemis, the Sardis Gymnasium and the huge Sardis Synagogue, or find a bargain at the Kemeralti Bazaar.
What to Expect
See more of Turkey’s rich and deep history on this unique tour from Izmir. Your private tour group will explore Sardis, the ancient capital of the Lydian Empire, which ruled over much of modern-day Turkey until the 6th century B.C.

You'll visit and learn about the land of the legendary King Midas and the Temple of Artemis, the massive Sardis gymnasium and the immense nearby synagogue. The Sardis synagogue was once the largest, most impressive ancient synagogue outside of Palestine.

After taking in the remarkable ruins and amazing history of Sardis, we will stop for lunch before returning to Izmir for an authentic local shopping experience at the Kemeralti Bazaar. Look around for a bargain or take home a souvenir at this bustling market filled with Turkish treasures and delights.

If you've been to Ephesus or Pergamon but have yet to visit the legendary Sardis, don’t miss the chance to experience this magnificent historical landmark.
What's Included
  • Licensed guide
  • Dependable driver
  • Transportation in air conditioned vehicle
  • Local postcard
What's Not Included
  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch
  • Tips
Meeting Point

For cruise ship pick-up and drop-off, meet your guide/representative from Archaeologous staff outside the exit door of the Customs Building. He or she will be holding a placard with your name, and will also have a copy of your voucher and confirmation letter to make identification easier. Your private guided day tour will then begin in our air conditioned vehicle. (Open in Google Maps)

Know Before You Go
Please have one person collect exact entrance fees to give to your private guide, this ensures no tour time is wasted.

Entrance fees are EUR 4.00 per person for both locations – children from 0-7 years of age are free.

Especially in summer months, we recommend bringing sunglasses, a hat, water, and sunscreen. Wearing comfortable walking shoes is always a smart choice.

From £336 Per group up to 11

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