international-holidays >> Ankara Tour Packages
Visit the capital of wonderful Turkey with Ankara travel packages. The city is buzzing with students and government workers, and meeting them during this tours is something you should look forward to. The city, a symbol of modern Turkey, draws tourists on Ankara holidays, who find it appealing for its cosmopolitanism and western outlook. Ankara holiday packages will help you explore the city that was almost entirely built after the country became a republic in 1923.
The city’s growth as an urban center is because of its new-found political importance. Initially, Ankara tourism had prospered due to Angora goats, which have long hairs used to produce the high quality mohair textile products. Tourists can travel to Ankara for an Ankara tour in planes from major European cities.
Lufthansa, British Airways and TurkishAirlines are the major companies that connect the city’s airport to others spread across the continent. Trains connect the city to other places in Turkey. You may choose to go on a trip to Ankara after visiting Istanbul, Konya and Izmir.
To have a great experience of Ankara vacation packages, visit the An?tkabir, which lets you peek into the history of modern Turkey, and the many museums in the city. Try the doner kebap or same Papsi, a cold beer, while in the city.
The Ankara Esenbo?a International Airport is the city’s airport. However, International flights to this airport are rather low in frequency and scope – apart from the major airlines, most airlines will require you to take a connecting flight from Istanbul. From the airport one can find buses, operated by HAVA?, through the city centre, reaching Ulus (the historical centre of the city) and A?T? (where the intercity buses depart from to almost all the cities in Turkey).
The Ankara Central railway station can be reached from many cities. All trains are operated by Turkish State Railways. There are even high speed train services to Istanbul (3 hours and 30 minutes), Eski?ehir and Konya (1 hour 30 minutes). The train station is connected to the main city by a number of public buses which stop right at the station.
While Istanbul attracts people from all over the world for its western and middle-eastern cultural cusp, Ankara, the country’s capital and the second largest city, is an administrative centre which is a secular seat rather than religious seat of government. Before the Turkish War of Independence, this Central Anatolian town 454 km (282 miles) southeast of Istanbul was a small town with a Roman citadel on a high hill and a brisk trade in soft Angora goat hair and the garments made from it. Ankara houses a population of around five million people, employed in a wide spectrum of industries, ranging from government to hospitality. The official and popular language is Turkish. People also speak Arabic and some minority languages like Kurdish. However, one may be able to get by on a short trip with just English.
In spite of its momentous importance to diplomats, bureaucrats, lobbyists and military, the city still manages to uphold a vibrant social scene. Ankara is a shoppers’ paradise and a foodie’s delight, with the city offering an array of world class restaurants and amazing shopping malls and a dash of Roman History. Dining grand, clubbing and strolling through various museums and art galleries, appreciating history and art or exploring antiques shops – all these describe the city’s character in a nutshell.
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