Explore The Best 6 Antalya Turkey Tours in 2024

Antalya, as indicated in the myth, can be a paradise on earth, with its “Honeymoon Bays,” hidden coves, natural beauties such as gorges and waterfalls, and so on… With TravelShopBooking’s rich themes, you may visit Antalya with daily tours, guaranteed departure tours, road tours, or blue cruise tours, the plus is here you can still add your holiday daily tours or varied attractions. The city is far away from other touristic and one of the most traveling districts, Pamukkale is roughly about a 3-hour drive away, so the “Pamukkale tour from Antalya” is highly preferred among visitors.

Cappadocia, like Pamukkale, is one of the most visited sights of the year. The fairy chimnies, cave churches, the valley, and the picturesque surface of the city draw tourists from all around the world. Did you know that if you wish, you can visit it too? By “Antalya to Cappadocia tours”, when you have finished all, you can fly to Cappadocia, which is about 1 hour, and visit the Goreme Open Air Museum, Avanos, Red Valley, et al.

At both sights, Pamukkale and Cappadocia, colorful balloons soar in the sky, and this has been one of the most preferred attractions in decades. However, an Antalya balloon tour is not possible due to the climate, and landforms. The confusion about that issue is linked to the fact that Pamukkale is close to Antalya city, yet it is a district of another city, Denizli. Yet in Antalya tours, activities, and tourist attractions never end, so let us talk about the visiting sights first and get your attention to some of the best activities and how you can see Pamukkale and/or Cappadocia from Antalya.

1. What are the best places to visit in Antalya Turkey?

There are so many. According to the myth of Attalos II, the king of Pergamon sent his soldiers to find paradise on earth in the Hellenistic era. Soldiers come to Antalya, as considering its strategic importance, Attalos found a city here as a port city. However, the findings in Karain Cave, 30 km northwest of Antalya, demonstrated that Antalya was a settlement from the lower paleolithic era till today. Accompanied by its natural beauties like waterfalls, and coves, the region is within the borders of Pamphylia which means that so many ancient civilizations have found stunning cities, rise and disappeared in the region. But the ruins that they left behind still tell their story. 

Side ancient city sunset.
Side Ancient City

Here are some highlighted destinations in Antalya but remember that there are so many others.

  • Ancient sites:

Termessos Ancient City, Aspendos, and Perge are ancient remains that should not be overlooked on any Antalya tour, regardless of your vacation theme. Those well-preserved ancient cities, as well as their captivating stories, the ancient Theatres of Termessos and Aspendos, Roman baths, and the mosaics of Oceanus and Medusa, unearthed in Perge in the 2000s, must be on your list.

Aspendos Ancient Theatre in Antalya Province
Aspendos Ancient Theatre
  • Natural beauties:

When it comes to natural sites Antalya is so generous about it too. Worldwide popular rafting destinations include Koprulu Canyon, the waterfalls Duden and Kursunlu which may enchant with their view and fauna, and of course Lara and Konyaalti beaches are good locations for some adrenaline, tranquility, and sunbathing. The city is known for its waterfalls best and it might be better to join an “Antalya waterfall tour” that visits the old city and then moves to the waterfalls. 

Yukari Duden Waterfall in Antalya Province
Yukari Duden Waterfall
  • Cruise and boat stop:

Attalos’s soldiers might be right about Antalya being a paradise because it has remarkable, worldwide challenging coves too. Visit the destinations: Adrasan Suluada, where you will feel like in the Maldives while walking on the white sands; Sazak Cove, which Blue Voyage captains nicknamed “Honeymoon Bay,” and Korsan Cove, for more chilly waters. On the other hand, Antalya boat tour prices are around 30 to 60 €, but more luxurious and private ones, for a marriage proposal with some rose leaves, champagne, and colorful balloons, for instance, can be arranged at different costs. 

Things To Do Antalya Turkey in 2023

There are numerous Antalya day trips based on various themes, as well as outdoor and indoor attractions that you can attend throughout your vacation. Here are 5 of the greatest “Antalya daily trip packages,” fully guided, with details to ensure you have an unforgettable experience. The advantage is here you can add it to your holiday whether you book your holiday with us or not.

Antalya was a harbor city that grew within its fortified walls. Throughout history, Romans, Byzantines, Seljuks, and Ottomans ruled in the city, leaving behind historical treasures. In addition, thanks to the Taurus Mountains and the landforms that create the Duden waterfalls. The first stop on the Daily Antalya Old City Tour And Waterfalls Tour is the old city. This fully guided trip will take you inside the walls to see the historical attractions Marina, Clock Tower, Hadrian’s Gate, Broken Minaret, and Hidirlik Tower. Next, visit Karaalioglu Park to observe the Asagi Duden waterfall, where the river spills into the Mediterranean from 40 meters of cliffs and rainbows may be seen most of the day.

 Asagi Duden Waterfall in Antalya Province
Asagi Duden Waterfall in Antalya province

Saklikent is well known both for native and foreign travelers around the world. It starts from Mugla and goes down to Antalya by curling up in 18km length considered the longest canyon around the world. While Saklikent Canyon is a magnificent destination by itself, this tour adds Tlos ancient city to it.

Tlos Ancient City
Tlos Ancient City

This tour first gives a break in Tlos which is an ancient Lycian city, 4000 years old. It has been believed that Bellerophon lived in Tlos with his mythological horse Pegasus and it has been on the Unesco World Heritage Tentative List since 2009.

Lycian graves, Kronos Temple, rock tombs, and the Bellerophon grave Reliefs are dazzling. It is at the same time, about a 20-minute drive from Saklikent Canyon. After a lunch break, you can explore the canyon by foot, or experience rafting or ziplining. Hotel transportation and lunch are included in the tour. 

Koprulu Canyon National Park is a well-known and popular destination for outdoor sports enthusiasts. But considering that it is 95 km from Antalya city hub to the canyon and between the attraction points, the distance is mostly about 10 km, so attending a tour may be the best way to eliminate the concerns about transportation, entrance fees, and communication issues. Plus, Koprulu Canyon has sections named Tazi Canyon, and Koprucay, this fully guided tour will pick you up from your hotel and it will take 2 hours drive to get to the canyon. On the canyon, the tour will give several breaks to swim in crystal clear waters, a zipline experience next, and finally to the Koprucay River where you will experience rafting along the 14-km which will roughly last 1.5 hours.

People are rafting in Koprulu Canyon in Antalya
Koprulu Canyon is one of the most popular rafting sites in Turkey.

Antalya might be the center of your holiday list for this summer, but what about adding it to other amazing cities, other must-see destinations actually too? Istanbul for instance, wouldn’t it be amazing to see Hagia Sophia or Ephesus or Pamukkale travertines… Think that you are walking among the fairy chimneys in Cappadocia after watching the sunrise in a hot air balloon. Let’s check the tours and get some inspiration…

This 7-day tour departs from Istanbul, the favorite capital of the kings and sultans. The old city, Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia mosque, Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, and Bosphorus Cruise on the third day are on the list in Istanbul. After the Bosphorus Cruise transportation to Antalya will be by domestic flight.

The umbrella street in Antalya Kaleici-old city
The umbrella street in Antalya

In Antalya, the ancient sites of Aspendos and Perge can be seen, plus Kaleici (old city)& Marina. Usually, tours visit only Kaleici and Marina, but to see Aspendos and Perge, it is necessary to join for another daily tour, but here all are in.

Another domestic flight will take you to Cappadocia next. Uchisar Castle, Goreme Open Air Museum, Cavusin, and more can be seen. The region also has a reputation for optional hot air balloon flights where while you are flying on the fairy chimneys you can see the soil’s color layers and a gorgeous sunrise. The tour ends in Istanbul.

If you have time and want to see more a road trip that starts from Istanbul, and move along Turkey’s most visited site the Aegean coast, may be better to think about. This tour moves its route on the road and in comparison with others, has many breaks and optional tours on the way. Moreover, this is a guaranteed departure tour, which means that no matter the weather, the minimum number of participants, or other obstacles, will not cancel or postpone your tour. Once you book, just know that it will depart on time.

When it comes to the itinerary, this tour is a little bit pretentious. Roughly in Istanbul, the old city, Sultanahmet, in Canakkale-Gallipoli peninsula, in Izmir-Kusadasi, Pergamon, Ephesus, in Denizli-Pamukkale, and Hierapolis will be seen before Antalya. In Antalya tour can visit Hadrian’s, Yivli Minaret Complex, Giyaseddin Keyhusrev Madrasah, Seljuklu Madrasah, Zincirkiran Turbah, Nigar Hatun Turbah, Karatay Madrasa, Historical Marina, Hidirlik Tower, and Duden Waterfall.

A girl is looking to Eminonu from Karakoy in Istanbul

On the way back, the tour will allow you to visit the Mevlana Museum in Konya, Ozkonak Underground City, The Goreme Open Air Museum, and more in Cappadocia. Plus, this theme has so many optional attractions that it may be best if you check the web page.

Antalya has pure coves that are the preferred ones for cruising and boat tours. While you can visit Antalya by road trip, domestic flight tours a gulet cruise may be mind-blowing. The tour starts in Istanbul with a city tour, and the Bosphorus Cruise tour departs to Antalya with a domestic flight. On arrival day, the overnight will be in the treehouse in Olympos, which is popular among travelers.

Gulet Cruise tour will start from Demre where you can shop or visit the church of Saint Nicholas(Father Christmas). Kalekoy is the second stop to swim and the castle of Simena especially during sundown can be visited here. Overnight will be a cabin cruise which means that you can listen to the cicadas and waves.

In Kas you may visit the Antiphellos Ancient City on the land or experience a “Daily Kas Scuba Diving Tour”, which is a unique place with its underwater life such as ancient amphorae and anchors, vast underwater caves, and else…

scuba divers are looking to carette caretta in Kas district of Antalya.

The Butterfly Valley which is the home to diverse butterfly species and next to Pamukkale travertines and the ancient city Hierapolis are the following destinations of the tour.

Butterfly Valley
Butterfly Valley

When it comes to Antalya there are various tour themes and the tours that combine the other most visited destinations can be checked. Here are some links for you:

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