Tour Style:Prıvate Tour
Meet the guide and driver at the hotel at 8.30. After driving nearly 210 km to Hattusas. we arrive in Hattusas which was the capital of the Hittite Kingdom for a long time. Before visiting the main capital the Hattusas, we proceed to Yazilikaya to see the open air sanctuary as the sun light comes on the bas-reliefs direct in the morning. We will get our lunch in a local restaurant. After the lunch we visit the archaeological site of Hattusas, former capital of the Hittite Empire which is notable for its urban organization, the types of construction that have been preserved (temples, royal residences, fortifications), the rich ornamentation of the Lions’ Gate and the Royal Gate and Tunnel. After a full day guided tour of Hittite Heritage in Turkey we drive back to Cappadocia.
This is a regular group tour in English. There are about 15-20 people on the tour. The tour operates between 08.00-19.00 with pick up and drop off from Cappadocia hotels included. The tour including transportation with air-contidioned vans or small tour buses, entrance fees, lunch and professional guidance. The tour guides speak fluent English and licensed by The Ministry of Culture and specialized about the site. The tour may include some shopping facilities for local products if time will be available.
What is included
All transfers as specified
• Professional English-speaking guide & vehicle
• Admittance fees per the itinerary
What is not included
Drinks, tips to guide and driver, personal expenses and optional tours
Highly Recommended in Cappadocia :
- Hot-Air Balloon Flight in Cappadocia: 175 Euros per adult cash payment (no child reduction)
Hot-Air Balloon Watching Photo Tour by Taxi: 40 Euros per person (no child reduction)
- Whirling Dervishes Show: 40 Euros per person
- Turkish Night (traditional folk dances, belly dancers, unlimited alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, 3-course meal, transfer to and from your hotel): 60 Euros per person
- Turkish Baths (Hamam): 40 Euros per person
- Horseriding: 30 Euros per person (1 hour)
- ATV / Quad: 30 Euros (1 hour)
Traditional Arts and Crafts in Turkey - Gifts and Souvenirs from Turkey:
Turkey has a rich history of authentic traditional handicrafts. Most famous Turkish items come from Cappadocia and goods were handmade here and transported along the Silk Road to Istanbul and the coastal areas.
Carpets and kilims: Carpets and kilims from Central Anatolia are world-famous. In Cappadocia, carpets are still handmade on authentic looms using natural dyes for the wool. You can see a free demonstration to see these age-old techniques still in use today.
Ceramic and pottery: Cappadocia has been famous since Hittite times for the beautiful and unique pottery and ceramics. Today, the best of the traditional ceramics and tiles on sale in Istanbul and other major cities are made in Avanos, Cappadocia.
Onyx and semi-precious stones: In Turkey, Cappadocia has the onyx mines where the highest quality onyx is found. Local artisans are experts at making items of jewellery made with precious and semi-precious stones, silver, and 22 and 24 carat gold.
Leather goods: Turkey is one of the world’s leading producers and exporters of leather goods. You can find a wide range of quality leather goods in Uchisar, Cappadocia.
Spices: Istanbul Spice Market, once the largest spice trading venue of the medieval world, with its abundant stalls still featuring piles of edible exotics is a definite highlight for anyone exploring Istanbul.