DAY 1: Arrival to Ankara: Meet with your Tour guide at Ankara hotel or ankara airport and heading transfer and continue way to Polatli (Yassihoyuk) Gordion, after visits arrive back to Ankara (around 20:00pm). Touring in Gordion: After meet in Ankara, Departure for Gordion and visit Gordion, which was the capital of ancient Phrygia. Visit the ruins of the city including the city walls, the Royal Palace, the Tumulus Tomb of King Midas and the Archaeological Museum. Gordion), the former capital of the Phyrgians, is located near Polatlı (on the Izmir highway), about 93 kilometers away from Ankara. It was named after King Gordios, founder and ruler the Phyrgians.
Excavations made on the upper part of the city revealed a high passage and houses belonging to royal family. Tumulus, the most famous of which belonged to King Midas; with its 53-meter height and 300-meter width,it is the second biggest tomb of its type in the world. Tour the excavations of the capital of the ancient Kingdom of Phrygia, where Alexander the Great cut the proverbial knot and thus opened the way to Asia. The opportunity for your guide to tell the legend of King Midas with the golden touch comes as he leads you to the ruler’s great earth tumulus. Today the Gordion Museum displays artifacts in chronological order, with every period represented by characteristic examples: pots, pans, tools made from steel and textile looms from the Antique Bronze Age, Pre-Phrygian Period which ended with King Midas. Additionally, Greek ceramics from BC 6 - AD 4, materials from the Hellenistic Era and Roman times, seals and coins are also exhibited. (Lunch included) We return back to Ankara and your transfer to airport or your hotel in Ankara. ( L)
DAY 2: Early meet with your tour guide and transfer and continue way to Hattusas, Touring in Hittite Lands (Yazilikaya-Alacahoyuk-Hattusas: Departure for Alacahoyuk. (3 hrs drive time) Arrive to Bogazkoy (Alacahoyuk 20 km) where visit to remrant, then drive to Yazilikaya Open Air Museum and Hattutas which city was the capital of Hittites from 1750 B.C. Visit the main capital, proceed to Yazilikaya to see the open sanctuary as the sun light comes on the bas-reliefs direct in the morning. We have Lunch at the area's traditional Turkish restaurant. In Hattusas will be seen and visit Lion’s Gate, Tunnel, King’s Gate, Citadel and Grand Temple. Lunch will be served in Bogazkale. C/ in to our hotel in Hattusas or Corum. overnight. ( L)
DAY 3: Full day touring in Cappadocia: Breakfast and drive to Goreme Valley (Turkish Bizarre Land and Open Air Museum): Then visit to Kaymakli Underground city, where early Christians hide from persecutors to visit and its rock churches and monasteries, decorated with colourful frescoes, Drive to Zelve, Pasa Baglari - Avanos the ancient village and its 'Fairy Chimneys' visit some ancient pottery shop and antiquities. Drive to hotel, dinner and overnight (B,L)
DAY 4: Breakfast and another full day tour in Cappadocia: Todays visits to (Ayvali Village, Derinkuyu Underground city, Sinasos Greek House, Soganli Valley, Keslik Monastery, Kizilcukur Valley). Transfer to the hotel in Cappadocia. (B,L)
OPTIONEL TOURS: (Extra Paying Tours): If requested from us we can arrange extension overstay in your hotel or Cave Hotel and offering extra tours: