Discover one of the biggest archeological sites of Turkey and the most remarkable place in the history of Civilization. Depart from Cappadocia on a full-day tour to what was the capital of the Hittite Empire. Uncover the mysteries of this fallen ancient city while visiting the ruins and the various rock carvings of the Hittites’ Gods and Goddesses. Along with a certified professional-guide “travel” 4000 years back in time to the bronze age and gain insight into the history and people of this ancient civilization.

  • Discover the capital of the Hittite Empire
  • Learn about one of the most remarkable ancient civilizations
  • Marvel at the mastery of the Kings’ Gate, Lion’s Gate, and Grand Temple
  • Enjoy lunch with Hittite-style dishes at a local restaurant
  • Starting:
    • Meet our tour guide and driver at your hotel early in the morning. Depart from there on a 210km ride to Hattusa, the ancient city of the Hittite Kingdom.
  • Duration: full day
  • Included
    • Full transport to and from
    • Fully licensed tour guide
    • Entrance fees
    • Lunch
  • Excluded
    • Drinks with meals
    • Personal expenses

The main places that you will get to see:


Before exploring the ancient city, we will proceed first to Yazilikaya to visit the Open-Air Sanctuary. This is a Hittite ceremonial site with reliefs of the Gods and Goddesses carved into the rock walls. A natural open-air shrine and home to a freshwater spring, it is believed to have been a place of worship.

  • Lunch: Before continuing the tour, we will have a lunch break at one of our traditional local restaurants, and eat the Hittite-style dishes.

Bogazkale Museum

Straight after lunch we will stop by and visit Bogazkale, on the way to Hattusa. At this archeological museum find out the written tablets, bronze tools, and other artifacts of the Anatolian civilization in chronological order.

Hattusa Archeological Site

Continue to Hattusa and proceed with the tour. Much like Atlantis, Hattusa was just a myth, until it was discovered in 1833. Now it is a real place in which you can walk and see for yourself. Explore the ruins as you walk along and notice the rock carvings, Sphynx-like figures, pillars, and other Hittite themes. In this ancient capital we will visit:

  • Lions Gate
  • King’s Gate
  • The Tunnel
  • Summer palace
  • City Walls
  • Alacahoyuk

End of the tour: With the last stop at Alacahoyuk we will complete this tour. Having the tour finished, we will continue our journey back to Cappadocia. Upon arrival be transferred to your hotel.

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