Side Bus & minivan tours

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From Alanya: Side, Aspendos & Manavgat Waterfalls with Lunch

1. From Alanya: Side, Aspendos & Manavgat Waterfalls with Lunch

On this 8-hour trip you’ll head out in the morning for a visit to Aspendos, one of the most important cultural and economic centers of Pamphylia. Every year thousands of people come to see the best well-preserved amphitheater in Turkey, built in 155 with a capacity of 7,000 spectators. Today the amphitheater hosts 10,000 people and shows such as the annual Aspendos International Opera and Ballet Festival. After lunch you’ll visit the ancient city of Side. The city is located on a peninsula and features ruins of a Roman amphitheater, a columned road, temple to Dionysus, and to a museum in the former Turkish bath. Admire the Temple of Apollo, which is the most beautiful site in Side, situated by the sea on the ancient harbor. On the way back to Alanya you’ll stop to visit the Manavgat Waterfalls. This is a place of exceptional natural beauty and fresh, clean air. You’ll see pine forests, waterfalls, and a river replete with trout and turtles.

From Antalya: Private Day Trip to Aspendos, Perge and Side

2. From Antalya: Private Day Trip to Aspendos, Perge and Side

Take a memorable full-day trip from Antalya out to the most interesting sites in the region. Relax with pick up from your hotel in Antalya and drive to Aspendos, Perge, and the ancient city of Side. Enjoy a traditional Turkish lunch and opt to make a stop for some shopping at authentic local shops.   Discover Perge, once the capital city of the Pamphylia region. During your visit, you will be able to see The Stadium, Roman Gate, Nymphaeum, Roman Bath, Hellenistic Gate, The Column Street, and The State Agora. After these visits, enjoy lunch in a restaurant near the Euromedon River. Continue your tour with a visit to the Aspendos Ancient Theater. Aspendos is the best preserved and the most complete example of a Roman theater in Turkey. The theater was still in use for concerts, festivals, and events until recently. Finally, drive to the ancient city of Side, where you will see the splendid Agora, the theater, and temples built in the 17th century B.C. before being dropped off back at your hotel.  

From Alanya: Private Perge, Side, and Aspendos Theater Tour

3. From Alanya: Private Perge, Side, and Aspendos Theater Tour

Take an insightful full-day excursion to some of Tukey's historic landmarks from Roman times. See the ancient ruins in Perge, appreciate the acoustics of Aspendos Theater, and stop at the old Apollo Temple in Side. Take a lunch break to taste some local delicacies. Get picked up from your hotel in the Antalya region and ride in a modern vehicle toward the ancient city of Perge. Immerse yourself in the history of the area by walking through the stadium, Roman gate, nymphaeum, Roman baths, and Hellenistic gate. Move on to the Aspendos Theater, one of the best preserved from the Roman period, and listen to the amazing acoustics. Visit the local aqueducts and enjoy a delicious lunch of Turkish cuisine staples. Finally, admire the sunset from the city of Side, where you'll explore the agora and Apollo Temple.

From Antalya: Perge, Aspendos & Side Private Tour

4. From Antalya: Perge, Aspendos & Side Private Tour

Experience an unforgettable full-day excursion to Hellenistic Roman cities and theaters from Antalya. Explore the UNESCO Ancient City of Aspendos and the ruins of the city of Side. Walk through Amphitheaters and aqueducts on this trip. First, be picked up from your hotel in the Antalya region in a comfortable vehicle. Begin your adventure in the Ancient City of Perge and explore the city. See the stadium, Roman gate, Nymphaeum, Roman baths, Hellenistic gate, columned street, and state agora. Travel to the Aspendos Theater, a well-preserved Roman theater that could hold around 7500 people and is 100 meters wide. Listen to the acoustics of the theater and enjoy the view. Marvel at the highly decorated architectural facade and two-storied stage. Next, visit the aqueducts which used to bring water from the mountains situated 15 km to the north. Take in the 30-meter-high aqueducts which are one of the highest Roman constructions. Enjoy a delicious lunch of local Turkish cuisine before continuing on your tour. Head to the ancient city of Side where you will see the magnificent Agora theater and Apollo temple built in the 17th century BC. Admire the white marble columns from the Hellenistic Temple of Athena near the harbor. Watch the sunset before returning back to Antalya.

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What people are saying about Side

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 612 reviews

The ride was very pleasant, a new modern vehicle. The guide was very experienced and could tell a lot. Special requests are catered for. Lunch was delicious too and the restaurant was right on a river. If you are looking for an excursion without crowded buses and unpleasant bazaars, this is the right tour for you.

Very interesting

Shocked by the level of knowledge from our guide and the vast history surrounding ancient city and aspendos. Great tour. Long day but worth it. Be sure to wear trainers as terrain is hard going, and take water. You are out for 2 hours in the hot sun in ancient city.

We had a lot of fun and felt very comfortable with our guides Mehmet, Engin and driver Adem. Nothing was forced and we saw a lot. Absolute recommendation, thank you for the nice day :)

It was an interesting and a very pleasant trip. The lunch was good and the guide was professional and very attentive to tourists.

It was a great day thank you so much to our guide Mahmet, he was very good and knowledgeable and looked after us all on the trip