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.)
(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
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 Roman Temple
of Augustus and Rome. Last stop is the Anıtkabir,
the mausoleum of Kemal
Atatürk, the national hero who founded the Turkish
Republic. Details & reservations...
Hattuşa & Boğazkale Private Tour
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
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 Ankara. Details & reservations...
the Turkish capital, with the
citadel in the upper left corner.
the Mausoleum of Kemal