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Eastern Turkey Tour

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 15 - 16 day(s)
Group Size: 10 - 30 people
Destination(s): Turkey  
Specialty Categories: Cultural Journey   Archeology/History  
Season: May - October
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 3800 Euro (EUR)
Maximum Per Person Price: 4600 Euro (EUR)

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Istanbul. Arrival in Istanbul. Welcome and assist by English Speaking Tour Guide and all of the ladies will have fresh flowers and the gentlemen will have souvenir as a present by Worldwide Travel Services. Transfer to the hotel and check-in. During the key distribution “a welcome cocktail” will be served and dinner at hotel. Dinner and overnight will be at hotel. Includes: (D).

Day 2: Istanbul. After breakfast full day Historical Istanbul tour including lunch and visit to Hippodrome, Blue Mosque, St. Sophia, and Topkapi Palace (Treasury and Harem Sections not included !) Dinner and overnight will be at hotel. Includes: (B), (L), (D).

Day 3: Istanbul. Breakfast and visit to the Spice Bazaar and then Bosphorus Cruise in the morning. In the afternoon visit to Beylerbeyi Palace. Then shopping will be done. Dinner and overnight will be at hotel. Includes: (B), (D).

Day 4: Istanbul - Adana - Antakya. Early breakfast and flight to Adana. Drive to Antakya, visit to Sokullu Mehmet Pasha Caravanserai, Antakya Mosaic Museum and Church of St. Peter. Dinner and overnight will be at hotel. Includes: (B), (L), (D).

Day 5: Antakya - Gaziantep - Adiyaman. After breakfast drive to Adiyaman, lunch will be served in Gaziantep. Dinner and overnight will be at hotel in Adiyaman. Includes: (B), (L), (D).

Day 6: Adiyaman - Nemrut Mountain - Adiyaman. Breakfast at hotel and drive to Nemrut Mountain, see the huge heads of Gods (Apollo, Zeus, Hercules) and Goddesses (Tyche = Fortuna) built by Antiochus I, King of the Commagene Kingdom in the 1st century, and the artificial man made hill, more than 2000 meters high. Dinner and overnight will be at hotel in Adiyaman. Includes: (B), (L), (D).

Day 7: Adiyaman - Diyarbakir. After breakfast drive to Diyarbakir, cross the Euphrates River, see the City Walls, Bazaar and Ulu Mosque. Dinner and overnight will be at hotel in Diyarbakir. Includes: (B), (L), (D).

Day 8: Diyarbakir - Van. Breakfast and drive to Van situated on the shores of Lake Van, one of the world highest lakes at 5,500 feet. Dinner and overnight will be at hotel in Van. Includes: (B), (L), (D).

Day 9: Van. After breakfast at hotel visit Cavustepe, Hosap Castle, reach the Akdamar Island by local boats, then visit Van Castle. Dinner and overnight will be at hotel in Van. Includes: (B), (L), (D).

Day 10: Van - Dogubeyazit. Breakfast at hotel and drive to Dogubeyazit, the closest town to Mt. Ararat, visit the famous 18th century Ishak Pasha Palace, built on a high valley overlooking the caravan route. Dinner and overnight will be at hotel in Dogubeyazit. Includes: (B), (L), (D).

Day 11: Dogubeyazit - Kars. After early breakfast drive to Kars. Visit to Ani, the capital of an Urartian 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 mosque. Dinner and overnight will be at hotel in Kars. Includes: (B), (L), (D).

Day 12: Kars - Erzurum. Breakfast and drive to Erzurum, the largest city in Eastern Anatolia. Visit Islamic monuments from Seljukian Period like the Cifte Minareli Medrese, Tombs from Mongol and other buildings from the Ottoman Period. Dinner and overnight will be at hotel in Erzurum. Includes: (B), (L), (D).

Day 13: Erzurum - Rize - Trabzon. After breakfast drive to Trabzon on the Black Sea Coast. Visit the Tea Institute at Rize. Dinner and overnight will be at hotel in Trabzon. Includes: (B), (L), (D).

Day 14: Trabzon. Breakfast and visit Church of St. Sophia and Sumela Monastery which was well known and respected as a monastic center from the 4th century until 1923. Dinner and overnight will be at hotel in Trabzon. Includes: (B), (L), (D).

Day 15: Trabzon - Istanbul. After early breakfast fly to Istanbul. Transfer to the hotel. Rest of the afternoon at leisure. Dinner will be served at hotel. Overnight. Includes: (B), (D).

Day 16: Istanbul. Breakfast and transfer to Istanbul airport. End of our services. Includes: (B).

Member discount:
10% discount for InfoHub customer.  Request a free gift certificate.

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- 15 Nights selected Hotels
- Sightseeing as per itinerary
- All escorted transfers
- Breakfast, lunch and dinner as mentioned in the itinerary (B-Breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner)
- Transportation by A/C minibus, midibus or bus depending on the size of the group
- English speaking professional tour guide
- Entry fees to the sites and museums mentioned in the program
- Portage at hotels
- Tips to the hotels and restaurants
- Service charges and local taxes.

Supplier Information
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Location: Turkey
Joined InfoHub: Mar 2007
Client Request Served: 1

M16084 is one of the leading inbound and outbound travel agency of Turkey. Our services will cover: - Incentive Tours - Special Interest Tours - Religious Tours - Guaranteed Departure Tours - Sailing Tours - Sports tours - Family Travel - Tours for handicapped people with privately designed luxury vehicles ...

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