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  • Location:Ankara, Turkey
  • Duration:4 hours (approx.)

Private Tour: Ankara Sightseeing

Explore the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations and other ancient attractions during this private sightseeing tour in Ankara. Discover remains from the Stone and Neolithic ages and learn about the Hittites, Phygians and Uratians as you venture into the past with your expert guide. Plus, this tour uncovers the history of the Citadel of Ankara and Ataturk Mausoleum.


  • Full-day tour of Ankara, visiting several historic Ankara sites
  • Enjoy personalized attention from your private guide on this unique private tour of Ankara
  • See the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations, Citadel of Ankara and Ataturk Mausoleum
  • Learn about remnants from the Stone Age, Neolithic Age, Hittite Age and more
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from selected hotels

What You Can Expect

Private Tour: Ankara Sightseeing

Ankara, Turkey

Meet your guide at your centrally located hotel in Ankara for your private sightseeing tour. Hop aboard your private vehicle and cruise to the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations. With your local guide, explore the museum's exhibits which pay close attention to Anatolia’s past rulers. See the Catal Huyuk site which reveals one of the first communities of humankind. Then, see an intriguing display of ancient tablets that have been translated to remind us how similar we were to our ancestors a millenia ago.

Continue to the Citadel Ankara, a monument that’s recognized as the symbol of Ankara and is a perfect spot for fantastic views. Hear why this monument is believed to have been erected by Phrygians or Hittites making it the oldest monument in Ankara. Then, glimpse over the city and learn how this area was not only settled over 4,000 years ago but that lifestyles have been nearly the same since the 15th century.  

Next, head to Ataturk Mausoleum and see the grave of Ataturk, the creator of the Turkish Republic. Learn about this great leader and courageous soldier who revolutionized Turkey. Stroll through the Mausoleum, constructed in 1953, and observe statues, reliefs and embellishments conceived by Turkey’s art community. Finally, enjoy the option to visit the Old Copper Market (closed on Sunday).

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

My tour guide, Mustafa, gave me a terrific private tour of Ankara. His insights into the city, its history, culture and personality, were wonderful. I also appreciated his willingness to dash through the rain with me so that I was able to experience all that Ankara had to offer. My private car was clean and always ready when we were moving on to our next location. Mustafa's English was wonderful. I felt comfortable asking questions, taking the time to look at the things I wanted to see, and asking for recommendations. As a single woman with a limited amount of time in which to tour, this was the best option I could find. I would definitely recommend this great service and would use Viator again based on this experience!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

We hit the major highlights of Ankara with our guide and because it was a private tour we were able to customize some and asked to be taken to a small neighborhood spice and fruit market. We also walked the neighborhood streets and visited local shops. Fun tour!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2010

A must visit is the Anatolian museum. Attaturk's memorial is great.


4 star rating: Recommended August 2010

Anatolian Museum and Ataturk memorial both well worth a visit.
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