Silversea Luxury Cruises To Antalya

Antalya

Sophisticated Antalya is a definite tourist hub, and with a population approaching the 1-million mark, it’s among Turkey's fastest growing cities. These days the international terminals of Antalya airport are busier even than those in Istanbul. Most visitors are on package tours, but Antalya is a popular destination among Turks, too. Enormous hotels east of the city help accommodate them; however, you can bed down in one of the restored mansions or pansiyons found in the atmospheric Kaleiçi quarter and hardly notice the big urban conglomeration all around. View more

On the hilltop above the harbor are tea gardens and bars with views that extend south to the Bey Mountains and north to the Taurus Mountains.

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Excursions in Antalya

Antalya On-Foot & Archaeological Museum

Experience the evolution of Antalya in a unique new way during this delightful, half-day excursion to the Archaeological Museum, and a stroll through the Old Town.


Antalya City and Archaeological Museum

Depart the pier for the short drive to Antalya City. Upon arrival, your first stop is at the Antalya Archaeological Museum. During a guided walking tour of the museum, view displays of impressive collections of pottery, coins, mosaics, sculptures, costumes, sarcophagi, and cave artefacts. A furnished nomad's tent, a carpet loom and several rooms from a typical Ottoman household provide fascinating glimpses into the local lifestyles.


Hall of Emperors and Classical Art

Next, proceed to the Hall of Emperors and Classical Art to view statues of the Greek gods, the emperors Hadrian and Septimus Serverus, and their empresses. Other exhibits include a stunning mosaic collection from Xanthos, extraordinary finds from the Karain Caves dating from the Old Stone Age and a comprehensive ethnographical collection.


Old Antalya Walking Tour

Afterward, take a guided walking tour of Old Antalya. Proceed through the cobbled streets of the walled Old Town, or 'Kaleici'. Sights to be seen include the ancient Hadrian's Gate, the 5th-century Fluted Minaret, the Hidirilik Kulesi and other Selçuk remains. During your visit to the Old Town, a refreshment stop is made at one of the local cafés in the area. At the conclusion of your tour, re-board your coach for the approximate 30-minute drive back to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking for approximately one hour, with uphill and downhill slopes, cobblestone and uneven surfaces, a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach and 20 steps at the sites visited. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Lightweight, comfortable clothing, flat, closed-toe walking shoes and sun protection are recommended.

Perge & Archaeological Museum

Experience the ancient beauty and historic sights of Turkey during this walking tour of Perge and visit to the renowned Antalya Archaeological Museum.


Perge

Depart the pier for the 45-minute drive to Perge, located approximately nine miles (about 14 kilometres) east of Antalya. Upon arrival, take a guided walking tour of this ancient city. Pass through the Roman Gate, the original entrance to the city, and see the Baths Complex, a Hellenistic gateway and walls, and the round towers hovering above a horseshoe-shaped courtyard. From here, follow the colonnaded street to the 4th-century agora, and view the impressive remains of the ancient theatre, basilica and stadium.


Antalya Archaeological Museum

Afterward, re-board your coach for the return drive to Antalya and a visit to the Archaeological Museum. Upon arrival, take a walking tour of the museum to see displays of impressive collections of pottery, coins, mosaics, sculptures, costumes, sarcophagi, and cave artefacts. A furnished nomad's tent, a carpet loom and several rooms from a typical Ottoman household provide fascinating glimpses into the local lifestyles.


Next, proceed to the Hall of Emperors and Classical Art to view statues of the Greek gods, the emperors Hadrian and Septimus Serverus, and their empresses. Other exhibits a stunning mosaic collection from Xanthos, extraordinary finds from the Karain Caves that date back to the Old Stone Age and a comprehensive ethnographical collection. Your tour concludes with an orientation drive through the Old Town before returning to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking, at times over uneven ground. This tour is not recommended for guests with limited mobility or those who utilise a wheelchair. Comfortable non-slip or rubber-soled walking shoes are recommended.

Perge, Aspendos & the Archaeological Museum

Spend a day exploring the spectacular remains of Ancient Turkey during this picturesque tour of Perge, Aspendos and the Antalya Archaeological Museum.


Perge

Depart the pier for the 45-minute drive to Perge, located approximately nine miles (about 14 kilometres) east of Antalya. Upon arrival, take a guided walking tour of this ancient city. Pass through the Roman Gate, the original entrance to the city, and see the Baths Complex, a Hellenistic gateway and walls, and the round towers hovering above a horseshoe-shaped courtyard. From here, follow the colonnaded street to the 4th-century agora, and view the impressive remains of the ancient theatre, basilica and stadium.


Aspendos

Leaving Perge, your drive continues through the area's farmland en route to Aspendos. Upon arrival, a visit is made to the splendid ancient theatre, the finest of its kind in all of Anatolia. Its façade is stunning and its acoustics are unparalleled; performances are held here today without the use of microphones. In addition, see the ruins of a stadium, agora and basilica. Following your visit, proceed for lunch at a golf resort before returning to Antalya.


Antalya Museum

Upon arrival in Antalya, visit the Archaeological Museum. Your walking tour of the museum includes displays of impressive collections of pottery, coins, mosaics, sculptures, costumes, sarcophagi, and cave artefacts. A furnished nomad's tent, a carpet loom and several rooms from a typical Ottoman household provide fascinating glimpses into the local lifestyles.


Next, proceed to the Hall of Emperors and Classical Art to view statues of the Greek gods, the emperors Hadrian and Septimus Serverus, and their empresses. Other exhibits a stunning mosaic collection from Xanthos, extraordinary finds from the Karain Caves that date back to the Old Stone Age and a comprehensive ethnographical collection. Your tour concludes with a visit to an old castle before commencing the approximate 30-minute return drive to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves an extensive amount of walking for approximately 75 minutes over uneven pathways, with many steps to negotiate. This tour is not recommended for guests with limited mobility or those who utilise a wheelchair. Comfortable non-slip or rubber-soled walking shoes are recommended.

Perge & Aspendos

Experience the ancient grandeur and architecture of Perge and Aspendos during this scenic, half-day sightseeing excursion.


Perge

Depart the pier for the 45-minute drive to Perge, located approximately nine miles (about 14 kilometres) east of Antalya. Upon arrival, take a guided walking tour of this ancient city. Pass through the Roman Gate, the original entrance to the city, and see the Baths Complex, a Hellenistic gateway and walls, and the round towers hovering above a horseshoe-shaped courtyard. From here, follow the colonnaded street to the 4th-century agora, and view the impressive remains of the ancient theatre, basilica and stadium.


Aspendos

Leaving Perge, your drive continues through the area's farmland en route to Aspendos. Upon arrival, a visit is made to the splendid ancient theatre, the finest of its kind in all of Anatolia. Its façade is stunning and its acoustics are unparalleled; performances are held here today without the use of microphones. In addition, see the ruins of a stadium, agora and basilica. Following your visit, proceed for an orientation drive through the Old Town before returning to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking for approximately 50 minutes, at times over uneven ground. This tour is not recommended for guests with limited mobility or those who utilise a wheelchair. Comfortable non-slip or rubber-soled walking shoes are recommended.

Antalya Golf

Escape for a day of play at the National Golf Club in Belek, a real Turkish treat.


The National Golf Course in Belek offers something special for all levels of golfer. Sculpted fairways, glistening white bunkers and velvet greens, the National Golf Club was the first international standard golf complex on the Turkish Mediterranean coast when it opened in 1994. The National Golf Course remains one of the best designed courses in Belek. It has been established to provide exclusive facilities for both members and visitors. The 18-hole Championship Course, designed by Ryder Cup Player David Feherty, has played host to the PGA European Turkish Seniors Open in 1996 and 1997.


National also has a superb 9-hole Academy Course which suits any standard of golfer, with its wide tree lined holes and water coming into play on several of the tee shots. It can also be an excellent warm-up before your round on the Championship Course.


The club house is much more traditional than many of the modern facilities in Belek, and the food is really fantastic. There is a perfect view of the green on the 18th hole from the terrace of the golf club, so be prepared for a grandstand finish.


Depart the pier for the one-hour scenic drive to Belek and check-in for your round of play. Arrange for any rental requirements directly with the pro-shop before heading out to the first tee. Following your round, re-join your transport for the return drive to Antalya and your awaiting ship.


Please note: This tour involves moderate activity and is not suitable for guests who utilise a wheelchair. The cost of this programme includes round-trip transportation, green fees and a shared cart. Guests must wear proper golf attire and soft spike shoes. Only Bermuda shorts are permitted, with which socks should be worn. Mobile phones are strictly prohibited on the course. Practice swings are not allowed on the tees. Handicap certificate copy is required (for men the maximum is 28 and for ladies the maximum handicap is 36). A minimum of 2 golfers is required to operate this programme.