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Duration

12 hours

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

10 people

Languages

English, German, Italian, Russian

About this tour

Discover the secrets of one of Anatolia’s oldest civilizations as you explore the ancient Hittite ruins of Yazilikaya and Hattusas. Enjoy the undivided attention of your guide on this private tour as you explore the Hittite capital of Hattusas, visit the Yazilikaya rock shrines and see the remnants of an ancient civilization dating back as early as 3,000 BC. This private tour includes lunch and hotel pick-up.

Explore the captivating remnants of the Hittite Empire at Hattusas, the capital during the late Bronze Age, with its ancient ruins standing as one of Turkey’s premier archaeological sites. Despite the mostly reconstructed foundations, walls, and rock carvings, Hattusas emanates an almost eerily enchanting atmosphere, immersing visitors in the historic antiquity of a place lost to time.

As you step into Hattusas, the once impressive city with spectacular structures, the admission grants you close-up views of numerous ancient relics. Highlights include the Buyuk Mabed (Great Temple), one of the best-preserved Hittite temples, and San Kale (Yellow Castle), believed to be a Phrygian fort. The site unveils various ancient temples, forts, castles, gates, and tunnels, transporting you back to the time of the Hittite Empire and leaving a lasting impression on lovers of ancient history.

The tour commences at 7:30 am, where you meet your guide and driver at the hotel. After a 210 km drive with a rest break halfway, you reach Hattusas, with the journey providing fantastic views of the countryside. Begin the exploration at Yazılıkaya to witness the open-air sanctuary in the morning light, showcasing bas-reliefs.

Following a visit to Yazılıkaya, indulge in lunch at a local restaurant. Post-lunch, dive into the archaeological site of Hattusas, delving into its urban organization, preserved constructions like temples and royal residences, and notable features such as the Lions’ Gate and the Royal Gate and Tunnel. After the comprehensive exploration, the tour concludes as you drive back to Cappadocia, leaving you with a deepened understanding of the Hittite Empire’s historical significance.

Highlights

  • Embark on a captivating full-day journey to Yazılıkaya, the captivating Hittite rock sanctuary.
  • Experience the allure of Hittite history with personalized attention from your private guide on this exclusive tour.
  • Explore the Hittite capital city of Hattusas, renowned for its mesmerizing Cuneiform tablets.
  • Marvel at the impressive Lion's Gate, Kings Gate, and Grand Temple, each a testament to the grandeur of Hattusas.
  • Travel comfortably in an air-conditioned coach, enhancing your adventure as you delve into the rich tapestry of Hittite civilization.

Included/Excluded

  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Private vehicle
  • English-speaking guidance
  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch
  • Personal Expenses
  • Drinks
  • Photos and Videos
  • Tips (optional)

Durations

Fullday (10 - 12 hours)

Language

English
German
Italian
Russian

Frequently asked questions

The primary language for group tour guidance is English or multilingual available. Tours in languages other than English are available exclusively as private tours. Please note that there might be a price variation for different languages. Kindly specify your preferred language for the tour if it's not English!

Tour fees include professional English guide service or assistant service. In half-day tours, meals are not included, but in full-day tours, a set menu or open buffet meal is generally included. Kindly refer to the tour description for a detailed breakdown of included and excluded services.

In group tours, hotel pick-up and drop-off are generally included. Rarely, some tours do not include hotel pick-up and drop-off or just drop-off. All private tours include hotel pickup and drop-off. Please read the description carefully to find out.

  • Tour available period: all year round.
  • Tour available days: every day
  • Tour category: Offered as a private tour.
  • Please provide us with an accurate WhatsApp number to can guide you for pick-ups and updates.
  • We will respond to your request within 24 hours at the latest.
  • Pick-up is around 8 am.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for participants with walking difficulties
  • Even if we use fast track at the museum entrances, please do not forget that waiting times at security points can take time
  • On group tours, infants must sit on laps if seats are not available.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
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