Ankara
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Ankara: Guided Walking Tour

1. Ankara: Guided Walking Tour

Join your guide as you set out to discover Ankara. Visit the city's most charming neighborhoods and see the Alâeddin Mosque, the oldest mosque in Ankara. Hear fascinating facts and intriguing tales as you explore Ankara with your guide. Find out what makes this city unique and what life is like for the locals who call it home.

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Istanbul: Half-Day Tour with Topkapi Palace

2. Istanbul: Half-Day Tour with Topkapi Palace

See the landmark sights of Istanbul on a half-day tour by air-conditioned vehicle. You will be picked up from your hotel, port, or airport, and transferred in comfort to the historic city center. Discover the Ottoman and Byzantine history of the city at sites such as the Hagia Sophia, one of the marvels of world architecture. Constructed as an Orthodox basilica in the 6th century by Emperor Justinian, its 4 minarets were added when it was converted to a mosque. Marvel at the Blue Mosque, facing the Hagia Sophia. Famous for its blue Iznik tiles and 6 minarets, it is the icon of Istanbul and the culmination of 2 centuries of Ottoman development. Move on to the Hippodrome, center of chariot races, athletic events, and political activities of the city when it was known as Constantinople. Next, admire the imperial residence of the Ottoman sultans at Topkapi Palace. See the exquisite jewels in the treasury, and a priceless collection of miniatures and medieval manuscripts

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Ankara: Private Romantic Tour

3. Ankara: Private Romantic Tour

Discover the romantic side of the charismatic city of Ankara with a local professional guide. Admire the beauty of the city with your partner on this romantic tour.  Take a walk through the Kuğulu Park and see beautiful swans passing by.  Soak in the spectacular views of the city from the famous spot of Ankara Kalesi. Hear about many historical love stories, hidden in the pretty old lanes, buildings, and parks in the city. Know about the heartbreaking and tragic to the hilarious or spicy stories of the romantic legends. Find the best place in the city for a date and to take the most beautiful photos. Admire the warm and welcoming vibe of the spectacular city of Ankara on a romantic tour. This tour is especially recommended to take around Saint Valentine Period.

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İstanbul: Full-Day Tour with Grand Bazaar

4. İstanbul: Full-Day Tour with Grand Bazaar

See the landmark sights of Istanbul on a full-day tour by luxury, air-conditioned vehicle. You will be picked up from your hotel, port, or airport, and transferred in comfort to the historic city center. Discover the Ottoman and Byzantine history of the city at sites such as the Hagia Sophia, one of the marvels of world architecture. Constructed as an Orthodox basilica in the 6th century by Emperor Justinian, its 4 minarets were added when it was converted to a mosque. Marvel at the Blue Mosque, facing the Hagia Sophia. Famous for its blue Iznik tiles and 6 minarets, it is the icon of Istanbul and the culmination of 2 centuries of Ottoman development. Move on to the Hippodrome, center of chariot races, athletic events, and political activities of the city when it was known as Constantinople. Next, admire the imperial residence of the Ottoman sultans at Topkapi Palace. See the exquisite jewels in the treasury, and a priceless collection of miniatures and medieval manuscripts. Wander the stalls of the Grand Bazaar, the largest souk in the world, with nearly 4,000 shops selling antiques, jewelry, gold, carpets, leatherwear and unique souvenirs.

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Goreme: Open Air Museum & Fairy Chimney Tours

5. Goreme: Open Air Museum & Fairy Chimney Tours

On this tour, have the chance to see both the most historical and the most fascinating natural wonders of the area. Depart from your hotel to visit Devrent Valley to see the unique fairy chimneys and natural rock formations. Drive to Pasabag (Monk's Valley) to see the most interesting mushroom-shaped pinnacles and the biggest monoliths in Cappadocia.  Next, drive to the city of Avanos. In the afternoon, visit another beautiful Goreme Open Air Museum where the remains of rock-cut churches and Christian settlements date back hundreds of years. Lastly, before returning to your hotel, visit the natural castles at Uchisar and Kaymaklı Underground City.

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What people are saying about Ankara

Nice teaser giving you a glimpse of Istanbul's highlights

We were picked up by our local guide on time directly at the port station where our cruise ship embarked. A very clean, spacious and air conditioned van brought us straight to Topkapi palace where our perfectly English speaking guide introduced us to Istanbul and the history of this important place. Besides magnificent views across all of Istanbul we also visited nearby mosques and the bazar. Too bad that the 4 hours passed by so quickly. But well worth considering that we skipped the usual waiting queues and sales events of the tours organized by the cruise ship.

Excellent experience

Our guide Aylin picked us early at our hotel. She was marvelous!!! She explained everything and even tried to help us rescue our lost luggage. Would definitely use this company again and recommend to friends. Excellent experience!!!!

Excellent guide - thoroughly recommended.

Fonda was a truly marvellous guide. Extremely knowledgeable and with a wry sense of humour. You couldn't have wished for anyone better and yet their prices undercut most of the competitors I found by some margin.

Very informative

Very nice guide, lots of information. Prompt collection from our hotel