Welcome to Hattuşa


As you climb out of the village to the site, an evocative reconstruction of a section of city wall comes into view. Imagine the sense of purpose that drove the Hittites to haul stone to this remote spot, far from oceans and trade routes, and build an engineering masterpiece that launched a mighty empire.


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Daily Hattusas Tour from Cappadocia

One of the most interesting civilization that called this region home - were the Hittites. They ruled the lands some 4000 years ago and we can still see several examples in Cappadocia, however, to really immerse yourself in the spectacular ruins from the Hittites, one must travel north to Hattusa. This 1-day tour departs and returns to Cappadocia and features both the ancient city and the spectacular archaeology museum. Your English-speaking professionally-licensed guide and driver will meet you at your area hotel to make the drive to the heart of the ancient Hittite civilization. Our first stop is at the Hittite ceremonial site - Yazilkaya (Rock Inscriptions - in Turkish). This open-air natural shrine, with wonderful reliefs of the gods and goddesses cut into the rock walls, was home to fresh water springs and is thought to have been a place of worship. After, we continue to the spectacular city of Hattusa - this sprawling city set on the acropolis - now all in ruins - was the capital of the Hittite empire. As we make our way around and through the grounds we will see excellent carvings and pillars adorning the entrances - including the magnificent Lion's Gate as well as Sphinx-like carvings. We will also see a great example piece of engineering the pottern tunnel by the royal city walls. After our adventure in the open-air, we will have lunch at a local restaurant featuring traditional meals. In the afternoon we will visit the local archeology museum of Bogazkoy bearing exaqmples of artifacts from the anatolian civilazations in a chronological order, with an emphasize on the Hitite an Hattusa remains,such as written tablets stamps, bronze tools etc. After visiting the museum, we will make our way back to Cappadocia by early evening.

$1398.42 Multi-day & Extended Tours

9-Day Black Sea Tour Turkey

Day 1 - Istanbul - Arrival Day Welcome to Turkey, arrival into Istanbul. Transfer from airport and check in to your hotel. Overnight in Istanbul. Day 2 - Istanbul City Tour (Breakfast and dinner included)Depart from the hotel at 08:30am for the Istanbul City Tour; Topkapi Palace, Sultanahmet Blue Mosque , Hippodrome ; the Obelisk of Theodosius, the bronze Serpentine Column and the Column of Constantine. After lunch break and head to the Spice Bazaar . After the tour to the Bosphorus Cruise depart after the city tour. Overnight in Istanbul. Day 3 - Istanbul - Abant Lake - Safranbolu (Breakfast and dinner included) After breakfast at 09:00a depart for Abant Lake. After lunch depart for Safranbolu. On arrival walk through the historical Safranbolu Bazaar, continuing on to Cinci Hodja Caravanserai, Cici Hodja Bath House, Kaymakamlar House. Overnight in Safranbolu. Day 4 - Safranbolu - Ankara (Breakfast and dinner included) After breakfast at 09:00am departure Safranbolu for Ankara . On arrival have time for lunch before taking the city tour of Ankara. On the tour visit Ataturk`s Museum and the Ataturk Mausoleum. Overnight in Ankara. Day 5 - Ankara - Hattusa - Amasya (Breakfast and dinner included) After breakfast depart for Hattusa and Yazilikaya, Alacahoyuk . After lunch drive to Amasya for Amasya Tour. Overnight in Amasya. Day 6 - Amasya - Trabzon (Breakfast and dinner included) After breakfast at 09:00am departure for Trabzon and Overnight in Trabzon. Day 7 - Trabzon (Breakfast and dinner included) Depart for St. Sophia, Ortahisar Mosque . Lunch in Akcaabat. Afternoon explore the Trabzon. Drive to Boztepe; tea from samovar with the panoramic view of the city. Overnight in Trabzon. Day 8 - Sumela Monestary - Zigana - Karaca Cave (Breakfast and dinner included) Depart for Sumela Monastery, visit the 4th century Sumela Monastery, relax beside a fast flowing stream at Altindere Valley National Park, lunch, traveling along the Silk Road through the Zigana Mountains (Pontic Alps) will take us to Karaca Cave, considered to be the most beautiful in Turkey for its colors and formations. Overnight in Trabzon. Day 9 - Trabzon – Istanbul End of Tour (Breakfast included) After breakfast depart for Trabzon Airport for domestic flight to Istanbul and then back to home.

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