Where to Visit in Ardahan
Ardahan is a city in northeastern Turkey, near the Georgian border. It is the seat of The City Province and The City District. Its population is 22,927 (2021).
The City was historically located in the region of Gogarene (Gugark), which Strabo calls a part of the Armenia that was taken away from the Kingdom of Iberia. In the Middle Ages The City served as an important transit point for goods arriving from the Abbasid Caliphate and departing to the regions around the Black Sea. During the 8th to 10th centuries the region was in hands of the Bagrationi princes of Tao-Klarjeti under the name of Artaani, and later part of Kingdom of Georgia between 11th to 15th centuries. According to the Arab historian Yahya of Antioch, the Byzantines razed The City and slaughtered its population in 1021. The Mongols took hold of the city in the 1230s but the Georgian princes of Samtskhe were able to recapture it in 1266. In 1555, by the Peace of Amasya, the western part of the principality of Samtskhe was annexed by the Ottoman Empire, and The City was included into the sanjak of The City (an overall part of the vilayet of Akhaltsikhe). The Ottomans turned The City into a formidable fortress-town. In the 1640s the Ottoman traveler Evliya Çelebi visited The City and gave the following description: “The fortress of The City sits atop an inaccessible cliff. It is square-shaped and sturdy… This fortress has a cold climate and, because of this, there are no gardens or orchards. Fruits arrive from the fortress at Ajara and Tortum.
Before 1829 The City was recorded to have had 400 households, the majority of them Armenian. Many of them later emigrated to the Russian Empire in the early 19th century. During the Russo-Turkish War (1828–1829) it was an important road junction connecting the border fortress of Akhaltsikhe to the Kars-Erzerum road. The town passed into the hands of Russia following the 1877-1878 Russo-Turkish War and was made a part of the The City Okrug of the Kars Oblast. The majority of the town was made up of Armenians, while other ethnic groups included Georgians, Pontic Greeks , Caucasus Jews, Russians, Kurds, Ossetians, and Yazidis. A Polish community was also established, with the majority of Poles being sent to The City from the Russian Partition of Poland after being conscripted to the Russian Army. The town flourished economically under Russian rule, exporting fruits, smoked lamb meat, wheat and wood. New roads were constructed, linking The City to Akhalkalak, Kars, and Oltu. On 25 December 1914, in the early months of the First World War, the Ottoman Army occupied The City and massacred many of its Armenians, Pontic Greeks, and Georgians. The Russians, with the help of Armenian and Pontic Greek militias, captured the town on January 3, 1915, allowing some of the original inhabitants who had fled to return. As Russian forces withdrew from the front following the October Revolution, a small Armenian volunteer force took up positions to defend the town from the approaching Ottoman Army. On March 6, 1918, the Ottoman army, along with the help of the town’s Muslims, overwhelmed Ardahan’s Armenian garrison and retook the town. The British occupied The City after the end of the First World War and eventually handed control over it to the Democratic Republic of Armenia. When the Turkish Nationalists captured The City in November 1920, the town’s remaining Armenians, Pontic Greeks, and Georgians fled to Armenia, northern Greece, and Georgia. The Treaty of Moscow, signed the following year between the Soviets and the Ankara Government, confirmed Ardahan as a part of Turkish territory.
In 1986 a brief description of the fortress was published. The original late antique/medieval walls of Ardahan Kalesi were extensively rebuilt several times and in the 19th they were adapted to accommodate small cannons. In 1960, Ardahan’s population stood at 7,228 and was populated by both Kurds and Turks. According to a 2021 poll, approximately half the population was of Turkish and the other half was of Kurdish origin
How to Go to Ardahan
Ardahan has an international Airport and bus station. You can directly fly to Ardahan from many countries. There are also many options on domestic flight within Turkey. If you want to take a public bus then that is too available from most cities of Turkey. You can also choose to drive up to Ardahan in your own transport with many comfortable highways.
Ardahan Daily Sightseeing Tour Activities & Ardahan Daily Excursions
You can see most popular tour categories in Ardahan that Inca Tour Turkey caters for, as below;
Guaranteed Departure Tours Ardahan, All Inclusive Vacations Ardahan, Adventure Tours Ardahan, Airplane Tours Ardahan, Biblical Tours Ardahan, Jewish Tours Ardahan, Islamic Tours Ardahan, Black Sea Tours from Ardahan, Boat Cruises Activities from Ardahan, Bus Tours Ardahan, Cabin Cruises from Ardahan, Christmas Tours Ardahan, Cooking Tours Ardahan, Complete Ardahan Tour, Conference in Istanbul, Cruise Ship Vacations from Ardahan, Cruise Excursions from Ardahan, Holiday Package in Ardahan, Deluxe Ardahan Tours, Eco Tours Ardahan, Easter Vacation Ardahan, Family Holidays Ardahan, Ardahan Hotel Reservations, Ardahan Daily Excursion Tours, Ardahan Culture Tours, Jeep Safaris Ardahan, New Year Party in Ardahan, Turkish Night in Ardahan, Turkish Bath in Ardahan, Religious Tours Ardahan, Single Tours Ardahan, Student Tours Ardahan, Tailored Tours Ardahan, Trekking Tours Ardahan, VIP Tours Ardahan, Ardahan Bus Tours, Winter Skiing Ardahan, Women Art Tours Ardahan and Yacht Charter Cruise from Ardahan Ardahan, All Inclusive Vacations in Ardahan, Christmas Tours Ardahan, MICE Event in Ardahan, Golfing in Ardahan, Group Tours Ardahan, Honeymoons Vacation Ardahan, Ardahan Airport Transfer Services, Ardahan Village Tour. You can check out our guaranteed departure Ardahan tours available. If you are looking for a tailor made tour itinerary and Daily excursions in Ardahan, as a DMC in Ardahan, we can prepare as you wish.
Inca Tour Turkey is skilled at creating special tailor-made tour itineraries to suit every client’s needs. You can choose from one of our ready-made Ardahan tour programs or you can create your own itinerary to suit your clients exact wished. If you have a small group or F.I.T. Travellers to Turkey, as a Ardahan Tour Operator, we are here to help and give you the best service ever.
All Inclusive Vacations in Ardahan
Ardahan is one of the best destinations for all inclusive vacations all around the World. In Ardahan, you will find almost one thousand luxury hotels that offer all inclusive Ardahan holiday packages. Some hotels are based on ultra all inclusive providing ultra all inclusive services in Ardahan region.
What is all inclusive concept in Ardahan?
All inclusive means that you will get breakfast, lunch and dinner, plus snacks interim meals in between. All local alcoholic beverages to include wine, beer, vodka, raki, gin and all cold and hot non-alcoholic beverages served at free of charge that comes through all inclusive concept in Ardahan. This includes the facilities of sauna, Turkish bath and such to be at your service at no charge however, any personal treatment service as massage would be an extra.
What is ultra all inclusive concept in Ardahan?
Ultra all inclusive means that you will get breakfast, lunch and dinner, plus snacks interim meals in between. All local alcoholic beverages to include wine, beer, vodka, raki, gin and all cold and hot non-alcoholic beverages served at free of charge also some imported luxury beverages such as imported whiskey, vodka etc. that come through ultra all inclusive concept in Ardahan. This includes the facilities of sauna, Turkish bath and such to be at your service at no charge however, any personal treatment service as massage would be an extra.
As a Tour Operator in Ardahan, we combine daily sightseeing tours in Ardahan with this all inclusive concept and provide as a complete tour package. If you are planning a holiday tour to Ardahan, one of our all inclusive tour itineraries is definitely would suit you.
Some of our all inclusive tour packages starts from Istanbul with a domestic flight to Ardahan as a combined tour package on offer for you to take advantage of. Please check our escorted all inclusive tour packages in Ardahan.
If you are looking for a DMC in Ardahan, we are here to support you all the way with several different options available.
When you book your vacation in Ardahan with Inca Tour Turkey, you will not worry about any unexpected surprises and everything that you desire will be included in your package and in all-inclusive 5 star hotels of Ardahan with Inca Tour privilige.
Wedding events in Ardahan
Ardahan is a unique destination for the ones willing to have a special wedding ceremony. As a wedding planner in Ardahan, we provide the wedding venue whether indoor or outdoor, private beach party, henna night, wedding night organizations, complying with groom and bride’s special requests. If you require an equipment company, as an event organizer in Ardahan, we would be happy to provide all that you may need such as sound systems, decorations and entertainment along with many other availabilities. We also provide you all kinds of meal menus as per your request including Indian Cuisine with Jain, Veg or Non-Veg options. International cooks can prepare any dish you may like or bring your own chefs for an exclusive feast.
For large wedding groups in Ardahan, we can provide private charter flights, yacht cruise from Ardahan, private transportation, private sightseeing, private airport transfers, private assistance and decorations and all other exclusive requests to be done by us destination wedding company in Ardahan.
The wedding is one of the most special days of the couples and relatives. Our Company ‘Inca Tour Turkey’’ as an International Wedding Planner in Turkey, Ardahan, provides the best service for wedding groups for the wedding in Ardahan Turkey by combining the culture of each couple anywhere in the world with our culture ‘’hospitality’’ since we attach importance to the wedding will be held in Turkey. We are very happy to share the common joy with the wedding groups of different cultures who came from different parts of the world. Each wedding for us is a new culture and new friends. If you are looking for a destination wedding company in Ardahan, we are here to help.
Ardahan Conference, MICE and Events
Ardahan is one of the best destinations for Conference, MICE and Events. If you are looking for a new destination on your Conference, MICE and Events, as a Conference, MICE and Event in Ardahan, we can cater for your needs. We can offer you many different luxury 5 star hotels with all inclusive hotel concept in line with your budget. If you have an enquiry on Conference, MICE and Event, Ardahan is a very comfortable place to be. You may have your event in a luxury hotel conference room or select out of our sightseeing activities during your meetings. Or, you can just relax and have Shopping in Ardahan. As an Ardahan event company, we are here to help you with all kinds of enquiries you may have. As a company with over 15 years of experience in the field of Conference, MICE and Event in Ardahan, we can cover all your requests and organize your happening in the range of your budget.
Ardahan Adventure Safaris & Ardahan Attractions
Ardahan is one of the most favourite destinations of the world for its adventure activities with its forests and two large streams, mountains, trail paths. As a tour operator in Ardahan, we can provide all types of adrenaline filled activities and popular attractions such as Adventure Safaris Ardahan, Horse Safari Ardahan, Jeep Safari Ardahan, Quad Safari Ardahan, Paint Ball Tour Ardahan, Scuba Diving from Ardahan, White Water Rafting as well as Turkish Bath Ardahan, Turkish Night Ardahan and many more on offer as Inca Tour Turkey, the destination management company.
Ardahan by Night
Turkey, as well as one of Europe’s most popular tourist cities attracting Ardahan Nightlife, in addition to the natural beauty of life with endless entertainment welcomes millions of visitors each year. Ardahan is the number one holiday destination for tourists from all around the world! You can find night clubs that are entertaining to the first light in the morning, small concerts for those who like live music, or rock-filled rock bars for every taste. With Inca Tour Turkey’s exceptional programs, you can get the best of Ardahan at night.
Ardahan has so many options for entertainment such as Turkish Night in Ardahan and if you have any special demand, we are ready to meet.
Ardahan Airport Transfer Services
We can provide you private airport transfer services in Ardahan. All you need to do is to inform us your arrival and departure times with flight codes and number of your pax.
Ardahan Car, Van and Bus/Coach Rental
We can provide you coaches, vans and rent a car in Ardahan upon your requests. All our vehicles are fully insured and has brand names that are equipped with all your necessities. If you need a rental company in Ardahan, we are happy to provide the best services at competitive rates.
Ardahan Airport Transfer Services
We can arrange Hotel accommodation in Ardahan, including 3 Star Hotel in Ardahan, 4 Star Hotel in Ardahan, 5 Star Hotel in Ardahan, Boutique Hotel in Ardahan or Budget Hotel in Ardahan.