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Am, Is, Are of Ankara

Duration: 6h
Languages: English
Guru: Ahmet
Registered on September 08, 2021

Hi! I am Ahmet, a professional tour guide licensed by the Turkish Ministry of Tourism and Culture and all my tours are being conducted under the regulations and price policy of the Ministry. Feel free to contact me for more information.....

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  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

Ankara is located in central Turkey on the Anatolian Peninsula, the Asian side of this continent-spanning nation. The city sits at an altitude of 850 metres (2800 feet) and has existed as a settlement for several thousand years. For many centuries it was an important trading post on the Silk Route connecting Europe with the riches of Asia and Africa. In 1923 the city became the capital of new Republic of Turkey and a tremendous growth spurt began. With around 6 million inhabitants today, it is the second largest city, after Istanbul, in modern Turkey.

The places that we will see and talk you about are:

  • Melike Hatun Mosque (Republican Style - Outside)
  • Youth Park
  • Eynebey Turkish Bath (Ottoman Period - Outside)
  • Historical Sengul Turkish Bath (Ottoman Style - Outside)
  • Karacabey Turkish Bath (The oldest bath of Ankara - Outside)
  • Old Jewish Quarter (Ruined Buildings)
  • The Only Synagogue in Ankara (Outside)
  • Historical Ankara Houses (2011 European Excellence Award - Outside)
  • Chess Museum (Outside - The largest chess sets collection in the world)
  • Mehmet Akif Ersoy Museum (Writer of Turkish Anthem - Outside)
  • Aslanhane Mosque (Inside - Seljuk Style - Unesco World Heritage List)
  • Ankara Castle (The Highest Point in Ankara)
  • Rahmi Koc Museum (Outside - The first industrial heritage museum in Turkey)
  • Erimtan Archaeology Museum (Outside)
  • Word Museum (The only kind in Turkey - Outside)
  • Museum of Anatolian Civilizations (Outside - nicknamed as the Princess of Museums in Europe)
  • Roman Theatre (excavations are going on - Outside)
  • Spice and Fish Bazaar
  • Augustus Temple (Built in the year of 25 BCE)
  • Julianus Column (Built in the year of 362) 
  • Hacı Bayram-ı Veli Mosque (Outside- Ottoman Style Mosque and the most holy shrine in Ankara)
  • Treasury Museum (Outside)
  • Financial Independence Museum (Outside)
  • Victory Monument (The largest Atatürk Statue in Ankara)
  • First Turkish National Assembly (Outside)
  • Second Turkish National Assembly (Outside)
  • Ankara Palace (outside)
  • Historical and New Ankara Train Stations (Outside)
  • Korean Monument
  • Open-Air Museum of Turkish Aeronautical Association (Inside)
  • Atatürk's Mausoleum (Inside)



I invite you to discover Turkey on her heart and to learn her beats with a unique walk which will make you tired but satisfied. You will have the chance to gain too much information about Turkish culture, the capital city of Turkey and her deep history.


Notes
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a) This tour is an exclusive tour which has an itinerary you cannot find anywhere else. It is not for group tour and is limited up to 5 people or less so it can be considered as a boutique or private tour. Price per person is 50 Euro and it can only be done if there are at least two people and I am available on the requested day.

b) Meals, drinks, transportation (if any) and museum entrances (if any) are not included in the tour. Places where we will be going are not touristic so prices will be comparably more affordable than those of  Cappadocia and Istanbul. 

c) Please wear appropriately and bring a headscarf or something to cover your head if you are a lady and want to enter into the tomb and mosque. No shorts over your knees allowed for the mosque if you are a gentleman. 

d) As I am a licensed tour guide affiliated to the Turkish Cultural Ministry, I can only conduct tours with my official badge on me and a piece of official paper which shows all details about the tour. I have to show them to tourism officials in case of any inspection. 

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Highlights

What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Anıttepe, Gazi Mustafa Kemal Blv. No:...
    Anıttepe, Gazi Mustafa Kemal Blv. No:151, 06570 Çankaya/Ankara, Türkiye
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    I will be in front of the Altinel Hotel with a colorful umbrella

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Hacettepe

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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4.84
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4.95
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Quality
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Eric 22 May 2024
Montreal

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Travelled alone - May 2024
This is not a typical free tour, this tour took a bit more than 7 hours ... but it was very much worth it! We visited all the areas of interest in the city (Ataturk mausoleum, the roman ruins, the Ankara Castle and the old town around it, half of which is touristic, half still being fixed up) and so many places that a foreign tourist would never find out about, like a selcuk mosque, the ruined old Jewish neighborhood, some typical restaurants and coffeehouses, etc. The guide is very knowledgeable and ready to provide so much useful advice not only about Ankara but also other parts of Turkey. Highly recommend!
Patrick 07 May 2024
Warsaw

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2024
It is a long tour, but its definitely worth it if you are in Ankara - there is not much information online on what to see and explore in Ankara which is misleading. Ahmet proves that there is a lot things to see and experience. I can recommend the tour, Ahmet clearly loves the city and his job and makes the tour really fun. Bring comfortable walking shoes so you can keep up ;)
FRANCOIS 02 May 2024
Sherbrooke

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Travelled alone - Apr 2024
For me it was more than a tour. I learned a lot about Ataturk, Islam and history of Türkiye. We took an unexpected dinner in a great restaurant. I consider Ahmet more like a friend than a tourist guide.
Mareesa 21 Mar 2024
Katherine

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Travelled alone - Mar 2024
Fantastic guide! I would recommend this tour to ever traveller to Ankara. I did not really think there was much to explore in Ankara and Ahment proved me wrong! I have a new found appreciation for the capital. The amount of knowledge Ahmet has in Turkish history is phenomenal. The route he has planned is extremely interesting and he easily keeps you engaged throughout the tour. Ahmet was able to accommodate me by myself on his day off which was really kind. He is very open and you can ask him any question about Turkish history, culture, politics ancient or current. Thank you so much for your time Ahmet.
Ka 17 Feb 2024
Groningen

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Travelled in couple - Feb 2024
We had a wonderful time with Ahmet. Not only did he change his tour towards our interest (thank you again), but he also showed the real Ankara. It was a pleasure from the start till the end and we fully recommend a tour with him.
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Who is this tour for?

Accessibility
Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Groups
Does not accept large group reservations.
Pets
Not suitable for pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Only cash payment is accepted.
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