Things to do in Ankara

Our most recommended things to do in Ankara

Ankara: Private Tour with a Local

1. Ankara: Private Tour with a Local

With this welcoming tour, transform your way of traveling to make it as much about the people you meet as it is the places you see. Explore the city with a friendly local who is passionate about his or her city and eager to share all the tips and tricks that will help you make the most of your trip. Meet where you're staying to get familiar with the neighborhood, find out about the best places to eat and buy groceries, discover the easiest ways to get around and learn about the top things to see and do. By the end of the tour, you'll feel more comfortable navigating the city and confident that you have all the information needed to make the most of your stay.

Ankara: Guided Walking Tour

2. 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.

Goreme: Open Air Museum & Fairy Chimney Tours

3. 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.

Istanbul: Half-Day Tour with Topkapi Palace

4. 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

Istanbul: Golden Horn & Bosphorus Day Cruise

5. Istanbul: Golden Horn & Bosphorus Day Cruise

During your full-day tour in Istanbul you’ll see many of this fascinating city’s top sights, from the land and the water. Start out at the Suleymaniye Mosque, dating from the middle of the 16th century and then take in the city walls, which are among the most fascinating Byzantine remains in Turkey. Visit the Chora Church, with its stunning mosaics. Head up Pierre Loti Hill for spectacular views of the Golden Horn. Take a cruise on the Bosphorus, and see some of the renowned wooden houses along the shores. You’ll also see the Rumeli Fortress from the sea. After the cruise your guide will take you to visit the Spice Bazaar. This famous, covered bazaar is busy at all hours of the day. Your final stop on the tour is the Rustempasa Mosque, also dating from the 16th century. It was built by one of the Grand Viziers of the Ottoman Empire who was married to the daughter of Suleyman the Magnificent.

Full-Day Highlights of Cappadocia Tour

6. Full-Day Highlights of Cappadocia Tour

This full-day tour begins in the Devrent Valley, known for its spectacular fairy chimneys and landscapes. Continue with a visit to Pasabag, or Valley of the Monks, to admire the double and triple-headed rock formations. Stop to enjoy lunch at Avanos, best known for its pottery and the Red River. Continue to the Goreme Open-Air Museum in the heart of Cappadocia. The museum is well known for wall paintings that date to the 10th century, depicting the life of Jesus Christ and monks of that time. The last stop on the tour is the Uchisar Castle, which is one of the most massive fairy chimney formations in the region.

From Ankara: Private Cappadocia & Underground City Tour

7. From Ankara: Private Cappadocia & Underground City Tour

The first stop on your tour will be the Red Valley, where you will explore the famous rock-cut churches and hike through the colorful and breathtaking fairy chimneys. After four kilometers of hiking, you will visit Cavusin (a Greek village), famous for its rock-cut churches. After lunch, you will visit the one of the most magical places in the region, the Kaymaklı underground city. This is the largest underground city in Cappadocia. After Kaymaklı, visit the Pigeon Valley, famous for its dovecotes. The last stop is Ortahisar Castle, where you will see the biggest fairy chimney in Cappadocia. 

Ankara: Unlimited 4G Internet in Turkey with Pocket WiFi

8. Ankara: Unlimited 4G Internet in Turkey with Pocket WiFi

Enjoy a pocket hotspot device rental service. Access the web throughout Turkey. Avoid expensive data roaming charges or connecting to insecure public internet points and, most importantly, save yourself the time and hassle of looking for free Wi-Fi every time you need an internet connection. With this service, you won’t have to change your sim card during your vacation or buy a high-cost data package in advance. This is an unlimited package at truly 4G/LTE speed - it is secure and works everywhere in Turkey. There are no speed limitations at any level of data usage. Watch movies, play games, make online calls, stream your playlists, share your memories, use live navigation, and more. Please note that mobile operators sources may affect speed. Order your pocket WiFi device and have it shipped to your destination before you arrive. You also have the option of picking it up at the airport upon your arrival. When you get there, you’ll be ready to enjoy unlimited WiFi throughout your trip. In order to receive the package on time, please provide your mobile number with country code.

Ankara: Private Romantic Tour

9. 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.

İstanbul: Full-Day Tour with Grand Bazaar

10. 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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What people are saying about Ankara

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 19 reviews

In a country where the language is difficult to understand, this company provided excellent customer service both in English in Spanish. They were very responsive to every question I have. Definitely recommend and use again.

Very nice experience! For sure I recommend visiting Ankara with Gokcer, who will adjust agenda for your needs and will share with you tips for your visit. Thanks a lot for that day! :)

Such a great way to see the city with a very knowledgeable local. He was passionate to show us the historical places and gave excellent insights.

Mr Yunes is very knowledgeable and was quite accommodating, polite and friendly.

Excellent service, high speed uninterrupted internet. Thanks