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See Cesme and Alacati on a Private Tour With Wine Tasting and Turkish Lunch

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Duration: 5 to 6 hours
Product code: 3310
Overview

You will be picked from your Izmir Hotel, Airport or Port by your guide for your guided tour of Cesme and Alacati. 

Enjoy the scenic drive to Cesme which is a great start for this tour. Cesme is one of Turkey's most prominent centres of international tourism and was ranked 8th by the New York Times, as one of the “31 Places to go to in 2010” lineups. Walk with your guide through Cesme seeing this historic city and learning its history.

Vist the Church of Agios Haralambos, a prominent landmark in the Cesme town centre restored as an art gallery. Then visit the famous Cesme Castle - the focal point of the town. An impressive site with six towers and moats on three sides, the castle is guarded by a statue of Cezayirli Gazi Hasan Pasha, one of the naval commanders of the Battle of Cesme. Pasha is depicted caressing his famous pet lion and facing the Town Square. You will enjoy a refreshment of traditional Turkish tea or apple tea accompanied by ( Sakızlı cookies famous in this region with the impressive Cesme Castle in the background.

Next, we will drive to the Alacati Bay where we will stop to snap some photos of picturesque Alacati Bay. Then as you arrive, the lovely Alacati is a charming district in the region of Cesme— a favourite holiday resort its prized location for country houses for the well-to-do of Izmir. In the past, this area had significant military and agricultural significance. Stroll with your guide through the cobblestone streets, to admire the beautifully restored old houses enjoying the Bohemian atmosphere. 

You’ll hear about the history of the structures what you are seeing, and visiting the Agios Constantinos Church, built in 1874 and later converted to a mosque. Enjoy wine tasting from regional wines before having a traditional Turkish lunch.

Then, You will have free time to stroll around the shops, restaurants and coffee shops. Having the opportunity to mingle with the locals at a tea house enjoying a cup of Turkish Coffee cooked with mastic gum which is made only in this region.

At the end of your tour, you will drive back to your hotel in Izmir.

Highlights
  • You will see the Church of Agios Haralambos, a prominent landmark in the Cesme town center which has been restored as an art gallery.
  • An imposing site with its six towers and moats on three sides, the castle is guarded by a statue of Cezayirli Gazi Hasan Pasha, one of the naval commanders of the Battle of Cesme. Pasha is depicted caressing his famous pet lion and facing the Town Square.
  • You will stop to snap some photos of wind surfers in the picturesque Alacati Bay.
  • Stroll through Alacati streets with your guide through the cobblestone streets, to admire the beautifully restored old houses and enjoy the Bohemian atmosphere.
  • You will visit the Aios Constantinos Church, built in 1874 and later converted to a mosque.
  • Enjoy a refreshment of traditional Turkish tea or apple tea accompanied by ( Sakızlı )mastik cookies famous in this region with the impressive Cesme Castle in the background.
  • Enjoy a traditional turkish lunch
  • Wine tasting session with regional wines
Good to Know
  • Scheduling Scheduling: Private Tour
  • Languages offered on activity/tour Languages offered on activity/tour: English, Spanish
  • Duration Duration: 5 to 6 hours
  • Skip the Line Skip the Line
  • Printed or Mobile Voucher Accepted Printed or Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Pick-up service Pick-up service
    Pick up from Izmir , Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport , Izmir Hotels.
  • Ship to shore “Stress-free” tour guarantee Ship to shore “Stress-free” tour guarantee.
    Get a full refund for non-docking ships or late port arrivals.
  • Easy Cancellation Easy Cancellation
    There is no cancellation fee once Customers Cancel at least 7 day(s) prior to the date of the activity or tour.
    There is 50% cancellation fee for Customers to Cancel 3 and 6 day(s) prior to the date of the activity or tour.
    There is 100% cancellation fee for Customers to Cancel 2 day(s) prior to the date of the activity or tour.
  • Instant Confirmation Instant Confirmation
Inclusions
  • Turkish Tea and Mastik Cookie
  • Entrance Fees
  • Private licenced guide
  • Transportation in luxurious vehicles
  • Round trip transfer
  • Bottle of Water per person
  • Turkish Lunch
  • Wine tasting session
Exclusions
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities (Optional)
  • Personal Expenses
Meeting Point
Pick up from Izmir Hotels, Izmir Airport or Port of Izmir.
Know Before You Go
  • Comfortable footwear is recommended
  • As it will be very hot in the summer days we recommend you to bring an umbrella or a hat with you.
  • Hotel pickup begins at 10 PM on the date that you book. Please arrange pickup from your hotel or a nearby location when you call to confirm your reservation.
  • You will receive confirmation of your exact pick-up time when you call to confirm your reservation. Please be ready and waiting in your hotel lobby 15 minutes prior to your scheduled pick-up time
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Reviewed by Bob L US   October 01, 2018
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Absolutely a great tour, enjoyed ourselves very much.` A lot to see, very nice guide had so much information. Nice car to drive us up there. The wine tasting very interesting, Really a lovely place to discover. Highly recommend.
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