Kemer orientation tour (half day)
The town of Kemer has been carefully designed to blend in with the surrounding scenery and has a beach 32 kilometres long, surrounded by citrus groves and pine trees.
Tour of Antalya (half day)
The most picturesque part is the Old Town, dominated by the 13th-century Yivli Minare or ‘fluted minaret’ of a mosque built by the Selçuk sultan, Alâeddin Keykubad. From here it is a short stroll to the attractively restored old harbour, popular with visiting yachtsmen.
View the triple-arched Hadrian’s Gate, which was built to commemorate a visit by this Emperor in 130AD, and the Hidirik Kulesi tower, believed to have been a Roman lighthouse. The Kesik Minare, meaning ‘broken minaret’, is a ruined 5th-century church later converted to a mosque.
The Archaeological Museum is one of the finest in the country.
In addition to the above, the following excursions are included on standard holidays of 14 nights or longer. Subject to availability, guests staying fewer nights may be able to purchase these excursions:
Phasselis (half day)
A breathtaking drive along the west coast of Antalya, the so-called Turkish Riviera, takes you to Phasselis.
The chief glory of Phasselis is its magnificently-preserved aqueduct, said to have been one of the longest such structures in the ancient world.
You also see the remains of the monumental gateway built in honour of the Emperor Hadrian, and the theatre, which could hold some 1,500 people and occupies a central point in the fan-shaped layout of the city.
National Park (full day)
Turkey has a large number of national parks, which have been created for the protection of the indigenous flora and fauna, the conservation of archaeological sites and national monuments, and to honour the fallen.
On this excursion you drive along the Kopru river valley for about 90 minutes, all the way up to Beskonak Canyon.
You also visit two Roman bridges dating back to the 2nd century, and enjoy a walk of about one-and-a-half kilometres in the park.
Please note that you should wear comfortable walking shoes, preferably with non-slip soles, on this excursion.