City Tours in Ankara, Turkey

Last Updated on July 2, 2023

Here are some sample Ankara city tours, excursions and airport transfers from TTP's recommended tour companies and travel agencies.

(The actual programs of each tour company will vary, but these samples give you an idea of what you may see.)

Airport-to-Hotel Transfer

(30 - 45 minutes) You'll be met at Ankara's Eseboğa Airport by a private chauffeur who will help with your luggage and drive you the 33 km (21 miles) to your city-center hotel. Your pre-paid transfer coupon and private driver make your entry to the sprawling Turkish capital (renowned for its confusing highway signage) quick, smooth and easy, with no need to deal with foreign currency or language. Details & reservations...

Ankara City Tour

(5 hours) Here's a half-day introduction to Ankara, the Turkish capital, that includes all the top sights: the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations with its Neolithic, Hittite, Urartian and Phrygian works of art. Just up the hill from the museum, you'll visit the Citadel, and then, down the hill near Ulus Square, the ruins of the RomanTemple of Augustus and Rome. Last stop is the Anıtkabir, the mausoleum of Kemal Atatürk, the national hero who founded the Turkish RepublicDetails & reservations...

Hattuşa & Boğazkale Private Tour

(11 hours) You can visit the great Hittite capital of Hattusa and religious sanctuary of Yazılıkaya in a day-long excursion from Ankara. You'll drive east 200 km (124 miles) to the town of Boğazkale and visit the Lion's Gate, King's Gate, Citadel, Grand Temple and religious sanctuary before returning to the Turkish capital. Details & reservations...

Cappadocia Overnight Excursion

(2 days) Drive south 295 km (183 miles) from Ankara to biblical Cappadocia to tour its volcanic "moonscape" terrain, the famous Göreme Open Air Museum, with its frescoed cave-churches, and the other principal sights of this captivating region. Spend the night in the region, continue sightseeing the next morning, then return by road to AnkaraDetails & reservations...

—Tom Brosnahan


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