All About Turkey

Ankara excursions

Half Day Tour of Ankara City
(Daily departures except Mondays - on private basis only)

Depart around 10:00 AM to visit the Anatolian Civilizations Museum in the old Citadel, one of the best museums in Turkey, housing an extensive display of ancient settlers in Asia Minor starting from the Stone Age and especially dating back to Neolithic and Bronze Ages such as Catalhohuk and Bogazkoy settlements. Later, you'll visit also the Mausoleum of Ataturk where the founder of the Turkish Republic rests in peace. Return back to the hotel.

Full Day Tour to Hattusas
(Daily departures except Mondays - on private basis only)

Depart in the morning (2,5 hours driving) and a full day visit of the capital of Hittites; Hattusas, including the Lion Gate, the Tunnel, Kings Gate and Great Citadel. Lunch during the visits on site. After the lunch visit to the sanctuary of Yazilikaya and return to Ankara in the afternoon. (L)

Two-Day Cappadocia Tour
(Daily departures - on private basis only)

Day 1: Ankara / Cappadocia

Depart in the morning from Ankara. Lunch en-route. The first visit will be the Agzikarahan caravanserai (unfortunately closed for restaurations !!), an ancient motel for caravans built in 13th century by the Seljuk Turks on the Silk Road. Then drive to Kaymakli (or Derinkuyu) underground city carved like a maze by early Christians in the 7th century escaping from persecutions, in which a visitor can descend several floors levels. You'll also see the Uchisar valley where there is a natural Citadel and the rock houses. Dinner and overnight in Cappadocia. (L-D)

Day 2: Cappadocia / Ankara

After breakfast, a full day dedicated to the visits of the region. The Goreme Valley famous for its rock churches decorated with incredible Byzantine frescoes, earthen pyramids, and stone dwellings. The last visit will be to the Pasabag Valley reminding a lunar surface with its panorama and typical formations of Fairy Chimneys, a great opportunity for picturing these unusual formations. Lunch during visits and return to Ankara late in the afternoon. (B-L)

Three-Day Tour of Ankara and Cappadocia
(Daily departures on private basis or Departures on Sundays in group tour)

Day 1: Ankara / Cappadocia

Depart in the morning from the airport or the hotel in the center to visit the Anatolian Civilizations Museum in the old Citadel, one of the best museums in Turkey where archeological pieces dating as far back as the Prehistoric Age are exhibited. Visit also the Mausoleum of Ataturk where the founder of Turkish Republic rests in peace. Lunch and depart for Cappadocia. Dinner and overnight in Cappadocia. (L-D)

Day 2: Cappadocia

After breakfast departure from the hotel to visit the underground city of Kaymakli built in the 7th century by Christians escaping from persecutions. Visit also the Uchisar valley with rock houses and natural citadel. Lunch during the visits and continue with the Goreme Open Air Museum; the rock churches decorated with Byzantine frescoes. Visit Cavusin Village, Pasabag Valley with its typical and unusual formations of Fairy Chimneys, and finally the Avanos Village famous for its pottery and handicrafts. Dinner and overnight in Cappadocia. (B-L-D)

Day 3: Cappadocia / Kayseri

After breakfast, depart from the hotel and transfer to Kayseri airport. (B)

(B) Breakfast - (L) Lunch - (D) Dinner

Important Notes

  • Agzikarahan Caravanserai is closed for restorations, therefore it can not be visited and be seen only from away
  • All tours include pick-up & drop-off from/to hotels in the city center, A/C car/van/bus depending on the size of the group
  • All tours exclude beverages during meals, extras and personal expenses
  • ALL TRAVEL SERVICES ARE BEEN ARRANGED BY A GOVERNMENT LICENSED & RELIABLE TRAVEL AGENCY

All About Turkey © Burak Sansal 1996–2016, a certified professional tour guide in Turkey. Contact Burak at info@allaboutturkey.com for all kinds of regular and/or private travel services throughout the country.