Private half-day sightseeing tour - Fat Taxi
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Izmir and its vicinity have been an important region since ancient times. Inhabitancy of Greek, Byzantine, Ottoman and modern Turkish populations throughout history has its very clear and colourful marks on the region. If you wish to take a quick journey through the region and see some of the most prominent places in the area, a half-day Sightseeing Tour can be a great choice.

The half-day Sightseeing Tour package includes the below steps, but you can customise your trip by letting your driver know which places you want to see. Your driver will be knowledgeable about the areas you will be visiting, so you can also ask him for a little info about each of your stops along the way. At the same time, you can enjoy the city from the comfort of your private vehicle, use the complimentary WiFi and enjoy snacks and refreshments during the ride.

Your driver will be waiting for you in the vehicle during each visit to the below steps.

1. The Pick-up

Your designated driver will pick you up from your desired location in Izmir and you will start your journey to the Ancient City of Metropolis. The ride to Metropolis will take around 1 hour.

2. Ancient City of Metropolis

Translating into Mother City, Metropolis was the centre for wine production and distribution in the Byzantine era. The area is also adorned with Hellenistic structures such as an amphitheatre, an acropolis that acted as a citadel, bath areas, a church and more. The archaeological expeditions are still going on in the area, and new findings are being regularly discovered to this day.

After seeing the Metropolis, you will head to the Museum of Ethnography. The ride to the museum will take around 1 hour.

3. Museum of Ethnography

The Museum of Ethnography is a perfect place to visit if you are interested in the authentic arts and craft works of local people throughout history. The museum offers a fascinating range of displays that exhibit actual objects and photographs of crafted items and materials.

4. Kemeralti Market

Kemeralti Market is an immense bazaar, spread over an area of 5 kms. The market contains an unbelievable number of over 15.000 shops; this makes the Kemeralti the greatest open-air mall in the world. You can find almost anything in Kemeralti Market, from spices and delights to fabrics and cloths, from jewellery to antique trinkets and souvenirs, and much more. There are also many coffee shops that will be more than happy to welcome you for a Turkish coffee and a chat.

5. Drop-off

After Kemeralti Market, your designated driver will drop you at your desired location.

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Private car
  • Free WIFI
  • English speaking & knowledgeable driver
  • All taxes and fees
  • Water and snacks for all passenger
  • Fuel and tolls

  • Entrance fees to all attractions
  • Official tour guide (our drivers have local knowledge of the places visited, but they do not tour guides)
  • Tips and gratuities

  • Make sure to check the weather forecast and wear suitable and comfortable clothing and shoes
  • You may want to take sunscreen with you if your tour date forecast is sunny
  • It is recommended to have local currency as local shops and merchants may not accept Euro or credit cards
  • Let us know if you have any special requirements and we will plan your tour to suit your needs

What is the process after booking?

Following your booking, you will receive a confirmation email. You will also receive a second mail 1-2 days prior to your journey, containing your driver’s details and pick-up/drop-off information. You can always reach out to us via email or phone if you have additional questions.

Can my pick-up and drop-off places be different?

Yes, though there may be additional charges for certain places such as airports. Detailed info will be provided during the booking process.

Can we stop by a restaurant, café or an additional attraction that we come across along the way?

Of course, the tour is fully customisable during the ride.

What is the cancellation policy?

We provide a 100% refund on cancellations up to 24 hours before the tour date and time.

Can our driver join our visit to attractions and tell us about the places we see?

While our drivers have local knowledge of the areas of visit, they are not qualified tour guides. The drivers will readily wait for you in the vehicle while you visit attractions.