PRIVATE TOUR to ANCIENT HITTITE SITES from ANKARA
(Full Day Tour - Approx: 12 Hrs.)
PRICE PER PERSON IN US $: (Lunch included)
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342.- 169.- 118.- 95.- 77.-
Hotel pickup and drop off
Professional and Registered Local guide
Transportation by private vehicle
Lunch at a local restaurant
Drinks, unless specified
Meet your guide at your hotel in Ankara in the early morning, drive for approximately 3 hours (208 kilometers) through the stunning landscape of Turkey to Bogazkale, town near Hattusas which was the capital of the Hittites. Before visiting the main capitol, journey to Yazilikaya. meaning "inscribed rock" in the Turkish language, Yazilikaya is an open air, natural rock shrine containing impressive reliefs of all the Hittite gods and goddesses. As the morning sun light shines on the bas-reliefs direct in the morning, you will be fascinated by this open air sanctuary.
Enjoy lunch in a small restaurant in a town nearby. After lunch visit the capital of Hattusas famous for the cuneiform tablets, and the capital city of Hittites. While here you will visit Lion's Gate, Tunnel, King's Gate, Citadel and Grand Temple. In half an hour en route visit Alacahoyuk, a scene of settlement in a continuous sequence of development from the Chalcolithic Age, when earliest copper tools appeared alongside the use of stone tools.
The mound (Turkish höyük) at Alacahoyuk was the center of a flourishing Hattian culture. It has been continuously occupied ever since, until today's modern settlement in the form of a small village. The standing and distinguishing remains at Alacahöyük, however, such as the "Sphinx Gate", date from the Hittite period that followed the Hatti, from the fourteenth century BC. After a day of impressive sightseeing, join your transfer back to Ankara. Arrive in Ankara late evening and transfer to your hotel..
Centrally located Ankara hotels
Tour returns to original departure point at approximately 08:00pm
Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
Not recommended for children aged 4 and under
Children 18 years and under must be accompanied by an adult
Adult pricing Applies to all travelers
If you cancel more than 7 day (s ) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 4 and 7 day (s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 3 day (s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee