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Antalya Old Town Walking Tour and the Archeological Museum

4 Hours
Group Activity
Moderate
Cruise Friendly

From (USD) $220 Per Person (Based on 2)

Antalya Old Town Walking Tour and the Archeological Museum

4 Hours
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From (USD) $220 Per Person (Based on 2)

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      Antalya Old Town Walking Tour and the Archeological Museum

      Antalya, Turkey
      From (USD) $220 Per Person (Based on 2)
      Highlights
      • Kaleici: Stroll the ancient, maze-like inner castle neighborhood with its perfectly restored red-roofed Ottoman mansions, mosque, art galleries, boutiques, and restaurants.
      • Archeological Museum: See exhibits dating back to the Stone and Bronze Ages plus the sublime Three Graces and other evocative statues in the Hall of Gods.
      • Hadrian's Gate: Enter Old Town in imperial style, passing through the monumental portal and marble columns erected for the emperor's visit in 130 A.D.
      About this Antalya tour

      You're joining an illustrious list of travelers who have visited Antalya since this classically beautiful city was founded by the Greek King Attalus in about 150 B.C.

      The renowned Roman Emperor Hadrian came to call in 130 A.D. He'd rebuilt Rome's Pantheon, designed Rome's largest temple, and constructed a massive 73-mile-long wall marking the northern boundary of Roman Britannia. Antalya's townsfolk wanted to build something to commemorate the emperor's visit, but what do you build for the man who's built everything?

      They did well. Antalya welcomed him with what they now call Hadrian's Gate, the monumental triple-arched portal you'll see in the city walls. No one knows if Hadrian was awed by the fine marble and ornate decoration, but we think you'll be. It has impressed visitors for centuries, as proved by deep grooves carved in the pavement by thousands of chariots. (So today's admirers won't sprain any ankles, the grooves are now covered by a transparent walkway.)

      As Christianity spread, the Apostle Paul and Barnabas also visited, as recorded in the Acts of the Apostles. A casket of bones said to be those of St. Nicholas (our model for modern Santa Claus) lies in Antalya's museum. Your GoBe guide will catch you up on the next few centuries, and be sure to have him tell you about Barack Obama and the 19 other modern-day emperors who came to town for the 2015 G-20 Summit.

       Swimsuit edition

      The Turkish Riviera in southwest Turkey is famous for its warm waters and gorgeous stretches of sand. But how do Muslim women enjoy the beach and still observe the traditional emphasis on modest dress? The answer is a stylish, high-necked swimming costume with sleeves and a small skirt, designed to be worn with long trousers and a water scarf.

      Getting prepared
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      Wear Sunglasses Wear Sunglasses
      Cancellation policy

      Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.

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