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Explore a Hidden Gem called Amasya

On this tour, you will visit one of the best open-air museums in the country along the river. Amasya is based on the hills and mountains. Harsena Castle is the central hill where you will be able to see the timeline of the city which starts from Hittites to the Ottoman Empire, hosted 18 different civilizations.

From Amasya
Online Experience
1 Hour
Upto 10 people
  • Real-time experience streamed live from a Turkish city that hosted 18 civilisations
  • See the Harsena Castle, Sultan Bayezid Mosque and  a 2000-year-old Roman Bridge
  • Visit a 500-year-old Hamam and learn about the tradition of communal bath houses

On this live-streamed virtual tour we will explore Amasya, one of the best open-air museums in Turkey, nestled in the hills alongside which flows a tranquil river.

We will begin our tour with a visit to Harsena Castle, which is central to the city's rich history spanning a multitude of civilisations and empires, from the Hittites to the Ottomans. You will even see a Roman Bridge which connects to some Ottoman-era houses located along the defensive walls of the city.

As we make our way further into the city, I will enthral you with myths, historical legends, and stories related to the traditions that still prevail in Amasya. We will visit the Sultan Bayezid Mosque Complex, whose courtyard is coloured with the foliage of beautiful maple trees. The mosque is home to a fountain used for ablutions, a birdhouse, a Madrasah with special acoustic architecture, and a kitchen where food is made for all and served free of charge.

Another special attraction on our tour would be the King Rock Tombs. This place features over 21 tombs, five of which we can visit, as well as a canon on top that is still used during Ramadan to signal devotees to break their fast. After exploring this area, we will take a deep dive into Turkish tradition with a visit to a 500-years-old Hamam or communal Turkish bathhouse. 

Moving ahead, we will pass a railway tunnel from the 1930s that is sometimes used as a prison. Yet another exciting stop that we will make will be at Bimarhane, the first medical school in the city where attendants treat patients with the sounds of water, birds, and musical instruments. Remember to ask me here about the legend of the God of Strom. 

We will end our tour near the river, at a spot that offers a panoramic view of the Clock Tower and various government buildings located on the other side.

About this experience
  • Please have a good internet connection and Zoom app installed on your phone or laptop
  • The instructions to join the meeting will be sent via email shortly after the booking
Know before you go
  • Please sign in to the Zoom app five minutes before the beginning of the experience
  • This tour involves travelling to various places, and the internet connection may sometimes be weak. However, we will attempt to minimize such disruptions (only for outdoor tours)
  • You can book this tour for 60 USD for a group of 3 screens or a private session for 110 USD for up to 10 screens joining this activity with you from all over the world. You will see the option to book this experience as a private tour on the checkout page if it is available for that time slot
  • Since these are live tours, they may be subject to last minute cancellation due to inclement weather, Internet disruptions or other unforeseen circumstances.
Meet your Host
Aynur Gök

I am a professional licensed tourist guide with 10 years of experience, and also lead volleyball matches as a national referee. 

I was born in Amasya and lived here until l went to university. I have been back in my hometown for 2 years now, and would be excited to introduce you to its many wonders. Join me on my Online Experiences, and we will together explore the beauty of this gorgeous Turkish city.

From USD 60 / Group
Important Information
  • Fully refundable in case of any cancellation upto 2 days before the tour.