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1 : HALF DAY TOUR ANKARA
Departure : Daily at 10:00 AM or 14:00 PM
Price : 40 Euro, including tax, entrance fees, hotel pick-up
and drop back
Places to be visited: Anatolian
Civilizations Museum, the Citadel of Ankara, the Mausoleum of
Anatolian Civilizations Museum:
Located on the south side of Ankara Castle in the Atpazari area, the
Museum consists of the old Ottoman Mahmut Pasa bazaar storage
building, and the Kursunlu Han. After the remodeling and repairs
were completed (1938 -1968), the building was opened to the public
as the Ankara Archaeological Museum.
Within this Ottoman building, the museum has a number of exhibits of
Anatolian archeology. They start with the Paleolithic era, and
continue chronologically through the Neolithic, Early Bronze,
Assyrian Trading Colonies, Hittite, Phrygian and Urartu periods.
The exhibits of gold, silver, glass, marble and bronze works date
back as far as the second half of the first millennium BC. The coin
collections, with examples ranging from the first minted money to
modern times, represent the museum's rare cultural treasures.
Ankara Castle (Ankara Kalesi)
The castle, which has guarded the city for centuries, is now a
symbol of Ankara and its history is as old as the city itself.
Although it is not exactly known when the castle was built, it is
commonly believed to have been built by the Romans, then repaired
and expanded by the Seljuk. It towers 110 meters above Bentdere
Creek which runs along its base.
There are two parts, an inner and an outer castle, with over 20
towers. The outer castle encloses the old city of Ankara within its
heart-shaped walls. The four-level inner castle is made partly of
Ankara stone and partly of stones gathered from other structures.
The two large gates of the inner castle are called the Outer Gate
and the Castle Gate. The towers within the castle vary between 14-16
meters in height. Today within the castle walls there are a number
of Ottoman-style houses dating as far back as the 17th century.
Old Ankara houses within the
Modern city of Ankara
Ataturk is still visited by millions of Turks
Mausoleum of Ataturk (Anitkabir)
Republic's founder and leader, Mustafa
Kemal Ataturk, Anitkabir was built on the hill of Rasattepe and has
an impressive entrance. It was completed in 1953. Ataturk was
removed from the temporary burial site at the Ethnographic Museum
and brought here with great ceremony the same year.
Within the Anitkabir complex are the Tower of Independence, the
Tower of Liberty, The Road of Lions, Mudafaa-i Hukuk Tower, the
Soldier's Tower, the Tower of Victory, the Tower of Peace, the April
23 Tower, the Misak-i Milli Tower, the Reform Tower and the Victory
Relieves. The hallowed Mausoleum hall itself is a colonnaded temple
with huge bronze doors but little in the way of decoration.
The Anitkabir museum is located between the Tower of the National
Pact and the Tower of the Revolution. A number of Ataturk's personal
belongings are exhibited, including clothes that he wore, and gifts
presented to him by visiting foreign dignitaries.
2 : FULL DAY TOUR TO HATTUSAS
Departure : Sundays
Price : 70 Euro for 1 person, 65 Euro for 2 and more
Price includes: Transportation, lunch, professional
Price does not include: Drinks during the lunch, entrance
fees to museums & sites and hotel pick up/drop back is not included. (You will be
informed of departure place of the bus in advance, which will be a
central place, possibly be at
in Kizilay at around 8 am.
Note: Minimum 6 people required to operate this tour. Private
tour is possible on other days for minimum 3 or more people; per person
price highly depending on total number of participants.
Tour program: Departure in the morning. Visit capital of the
Hittites Hattusas, Lions Gate, the tunnel, Kings Gate, Great;
lunch in town; Afternoon visit to sanctuary of Yazilikaya and return
King's Gate in Hatussas
Bogazkoy - Hattusas
located at inside the borders of Bogazkale county, is 208 km. from
Ankara, and 82 km. away from Corum city. Hattusas, the capital city
of Hittite civilization the first to build an organized State in
Anatolia, has an important place in Anatolian archeology too.
Today Bogazkoy is registered as Historical National Park ,and the
main places to be seen are remained from the late period of Great
Hittite Empire. On your way upon following the route of the park you
will see; Big temple at Asagi Sevir (temple numbered 1), city
ramparts and monumental gates on it (Arslanli Gate- gate with
lions), Poterni and Yer Gates, Kral Gate (king gate)). Temples that
their numbers reach to 31 at Yukari Sevir are composed of Nisan
(April) Hill, Kingdom Palace, other buildings and Great Castle. Most
important buildings of Frig Period are Bastionu and Guney (South)
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