Laodicea and Aphrodisias with Lunch from Kusadasi

Laodicea and Aphrodisias with Lunch from Kusadasi

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      Kusadasi, Turkey
      12 Hours
      Strenuous
      Shore Excursion with Guaranteed Return to Ship
      From (USD)
      $ 239
      • Explore the ruins of Laodicea: Once an important commercial city, Laodicea is famous for being a former trading route for black wool, medicine and banking.
      • Tour of Greco-Roman city of Aphrodisias: Immerse yourself in this lost world, which is concealed in the historic cultural region of Caria.
      • Learn about Anatolia’s rise and fall: As two of the greatest cities in Anatolia, you will learn a lot about the Turkish Empire’s rise.
      • Lunch: Sample some tasty Turkish food at a local restaurant.

      Meeting point

      Pick-up is included from select hotels. Please specify your hotel name and location during check-out. Please meet in the lobby at least 15 minutes before your designated tour time with a printed copy of your voucher.

      Helpful hints

      This tour spends approximately 7 hours on the road. Bring along things to entertain yourself, as well as some snacks and drinks. There are some great views seen along your drive. If taking pictures from the vehicle, turn your flash off, set your camera on manual focus, use the fastest shutter speed possible, and zoom as far as you can.

      Getting around

      You will be walking for about 2 miles, up inclines and over gravel and cobblestone terrain. If you have limited mobility, this tour will be too challenging for you to enjoy and maintain the pace of the group. It is not wheelchair accessible.

      Activity type

      Cultural, Scenic, Full Day

      Transportation used

      44-seat Air-conditioned Bus

      Included amenities

      Guide
      Lunch - Traditional Turkish Dishes
      Beverages

      Languages

      English, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian

      Tour ID

      TR-EUR-TUR-KUSA-EN-1012

      Tour Participation Requirements

      Activity Level

      This experience is rated strenuous. Travelers must consider their physical fitness level and medical history when determining whether this tour is appropriate. Travelers with pre-existing neck, back, knee and/or shoulder injuries, cardiac conditions, asthma, diabetes, epilepsy, other heart or respiratory conditions or any other medical condition must take particular caution when selecting a tour categorized as "strenuous". If you have concerns, you must consult with your personal physician before engaging in any activity that may be too strenuous for you.

      Age restrictions

      Suitable for all ages.

      Special Medical Restriction

      If you have knee or hip problems, this tour may not be suitable for you, due to the strenuous nature of the walking required.

      It may have been brimming with life back when it was the Lycus River Valley region’s chief city, but now all that remains of Laodicea is exactly that – ancient and intriguing remains. It is quite charming to stroll around this archaeologist’s playground.

      After stepping back in time at one of Turkey’s most historically significant and mysterious cities, it will be time to unearth the past at one of Anatolia’s most ancient cities. A dedication to Aphrodite, this historic site is a famous sanctuary for the goddess of love.

      The prehistoric cultures of Anatolia are well worth learning about on this tour. Delve into the Roman and Byzantine periods, when Anatolia was divided into 24 provinces before war and social destruction changed everything.

      Finally, prepare for a palatable Turkish feast inside a local restaurant. Considered to be one of the world’s top three cuisines, Turkish food will not disappoint.

      Learn about Hierapolis from Laodicea’s Ruins

      Laodicea was an incredible place in the first century A.D. However, the centuries took their toll, and so not much is known about the inhabitants. People residing in the city of Denizli would visit the site and retrieve materials from the ancient church, most of which were scattered within the city’s perimeter. For this reason, reconstructing the metropolis proved difficult. Hierapolis, located five miles from Laodicea, gained power at the same time and the two cities competed fiercely. Despite their coinciding death, the cities were incorporated once again, with Hierapolis’ ruins still being very well preserved.

      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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