Private Tour Of The Hittite Sites - Ankara

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 11 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    09:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point at approximately 8:00pm
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Journey to Yazilikaya and see an impressive open air rock sanctuary created by the Hittites, the second oldest known civilization in Anatolia. At Hattusas, the ancient Hittite capital which dates from 3,000 BC, you'll visit Lion's Gate, King's Gate, Citadel and the Grand Temple.

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Departing Ankara in the early morning, drive for approximately 3 hours (208 kilometers) through the stunning landscape of Turkey enroute to 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. After a day of impressive sightseeing, join your transfer back to Ankara.

Inclusions

Hotel pickup and drop off

Lunch

Local guide

Transport by air-conditioned minivan

Entry/Admission - Yazilikaya

Entry/Admission - Hattusha

Exclusions

Gratuities

Food and drinks, unless specified

Additional Info

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

In the event of any museum closures, an alternative similar museum will be visited

Not recommended for children aged 4 and under

Children 18 years and under must be accompanied by an adult

Not wheelchair accessible

Infants must sit on laps

Not recommended for pregnant travelers

Most travelers can participate

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Traveler Reviews

  • 04-Sep-2022

    Our guide Mehmet (not sure if spelling is correct) and the driver picked up the 3 of us promptly at our hotel. It was a long drive there and back, but a lot to see of this very old civilization. Mehmet was knowledgeable and helpful. We enjoyed a great lunch together and then saw some more of the ruins. We recommend this if you are interested in seeing the ruins of a civilization from ~3,500 BC.

  • 04-Sep-2006

    Guide was knowledgeable and friendly.