AEGEAN TOURS, Inc.
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PRIVATE EASTERN TURKEY TOUR
13 DAYS/12 NIGHTS LAND TOUR
Professionally Escorted Tour.
34 Meals Included.

 

DAY 01
Istanbul - Adana
Arrive in Istanbul Ataturk International airport. Connect to a domestic flight to Adana. Arrive in Adana airport. Transfer to your hotel. Overnight is in Adana. (D)

DAY 02
Adana - Antakya (Antioch)
After breakfast drive to Antakya, visit Sokollu Mehmet Pasha Caravanserai, Antakya Mosaic Museum, and Grotto of St. Peter. Overnight is in Antakya. (B, L, D)

Day 03
Antakya - Gaziantep
After breakfast drive to Gaziantep to visit the site of Zeugma, located next to Euphrates River and famous for its mosaics. Dinner and overnight is in Gaziantep. (B, L, D)

DAY 04
Ganziantep - Nemrut Mountain - Adiyaman
After breakfast drive to Nemrut Mountain . See the huge heads of gods (Apollo, Zeus, Hercules) and Goddess (Tyke=Fortuna) built by Antiochus I, King of the Commagene Kingdom in the 1st century, and the man made hill, on top of the 2000 meters high mountain. Overnight is in Adiyaman. (B, L, D)

DAY 05
Adiyaman - Urfa
After breakfast departure to Harran, one of the oldest cities of the Mesopotamia. See the soil houses. Then continue to Urfa, the city of Prophets. Visit the Golbasi and the Castle. Overnight is in Urfa. (B, L, D)

DAY 06
Urfa - Mardin - Diyakbakir
After breakfast leave for Mardin. Visit the Deyrulzafaran Monastery, an Armenian Orthodox Monastery still in use. Lunch en route and arrive in Diyarbakir. See the City Walls, The Market, and Ulu Mosque. Overnight is in Diyarbakir. (B, L, D)

DAY 07
Diyakbakir - Van
After breakfast drive to Van, situated on the shores of Lake Van , at 5,500 feet, one of the highest lakes in the world. Visit the St. Croix Church, a beautiful example of Armenian Architecture. This church is located on the Akdamar Island. Overnight is in Van. (B, L, D)

DAY 08
Van
After breakfast departure for Hosap Castle. Continue to visit Cavustepe, The Qourarteens Site. Lunch and stop at a local handicraft workshop to see Kilims. The visit the Castle of Van at the sunset, to have a beautiful view over the biggest lake of Turkey , the Lake of Van . Dinner and overnight is in Van. (B, L, D)

DAY 09
Van - Dogubeyazit - Kars
After breakfast drive to Dogubeyazit, the closest town to Mt. Ararat. Visit the famous 17th century Ishak Pasha Palace, built on a high valley overlooking the caravan route. In the afternoon continue to Kars, small city which is a beautiful example of Russian urbanism of the 19th century. Overnight is in Kars. (B, L, D)

DAY 10
Kars - Ani - Erzurum
After breakfast drive to Ani, the capital city of a Quararteens State, and later of the Armenian Bagratid Kingdom from 953 to 1045 AD. Among the ruins of this ancient city there are eight churches, a convent and a citadel along with the main Cathedral which has alternately been a church or a mosque. After lunch, drive to Erzurum the largest city in the eastern Anatolia. At arrival visit the Islamic Monuments from Seljuk, Mongol and Ottoman eras, Ulu Mosque and Double Minarets. Overnight is in Erzurum. (B, L, D)

DAY 11
Erzurum - Trabzon
After breakfast drive to Trabzon on the Black Sea coast. Visit Hagia Sophia and Sumela Monastery which was well known and respected as monastic center from the 4th century until 1923. Overnight is in Trabzon. (B, L, D)

DAY 12
Trabzon - Istanbul
After breakfast transfer to Trabzon airport to fly to Istanbul. Arrive in Istanbul, transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day is free at leisure. Farewell Dinner is at a local restaurant. (B, D)   

DAY 13
Istanbul - END
After breakfast transfer to Istanbul Ataturk International airport to return home. (B)


INCLUDED FEATURES

• 12 Nights hotel accommodations at 4 star hotels (or best available)
• Transportation by an A/C vehicle
• All entrance fees to sites and museums
• 12 breakfasts, 11 lunches, and 11 dinners
• English speaking professional tour guide throughout
• Arrival and departure transfers
• Istanbul-Adana and Trabzon-Istanbul one way air tickets
• Tips to hotel and restaurant staff
• Local taxes and service charges
• Travel documents and maps
• A complimentary flight bag from Aegean Tours , Inc.

EXCLUDING
• All drinks
Tips to guide and driver


* Guaranteed departure group rates per person with minimum 6 persons.
RATES
Single $ 2,860.00 (3- 6 pax)
  $ 2,240.00 (7-10 pax)
Double $ 3,325.00 (2 pax)
  $ 2,780.00 (3-6 pax)
  $ 2,070.00 (7-10 pax)
Triple $ 2,745.00 (3-6 pax)
  $ 2,035.00 (7-10 pax)


Harran Valley


Mt. Ararat


Akdamar Island, Van