The Black Sea Coast,
Eastern and Southeastern Anatolia

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Detailed Itinerary

  • Day 01 : Istanbul - Trabzon

    Arrival to Istanbul . Domestic flight Istanbul-Trabzon. (TK 546 Departure 07:05, Arrival 08.50) Departure and visit to Altindere National Park provides a magnificent setting for the 14th century SUMELA MONASTERY, perched on a cliff face 270 meters above a deep gorge. Dinner and overnight in Trabzon. expand
  • Day 02 : Trabzon - Artvin - Kars

    Departure for ARTVIN. Arrival to RIZE, 75 km east of Trabzon, is built on a mountain slope and covered with tea bushes which look like puffy green pillows. Arrival to KARS, standing at an altitude of 1750 meters, has played an important role in Turkish history and was at the center of the Turkish-Russian War.. Dinner and overnight in Kars. expand
  • Day 03 : Kars - Dougbeyazit

    Visit to Disciples Museum in Kars, it was built by the Armenian Kings in the X. century. Arrival to ANI, 42 km east of town on the ancient Silk Route, the medieval city of Ani lies mostly in ruins. Visit to the Great Church that was built in the 1200`s under the reign of Armenian Kingdom is the most magnificent of the churches located in the Ani Valley, and departure to Dogubeyazit. expand
    Near Dogubeyazit, Turkey`s most scenic natural monument, Mount Ararat rises to a height of 5137 meters. Visit to Ishak Pasa Sarayi, Ottoman governor of the province constructed the palace in the 17th century in a mixture of architectural styles. Dinner and overnight in Dogubeyazit.

  • Day 04 : Dogubeyazit - Van

    Breakfast and departure for VAN, the ancient Urartian capital of Tuspa, tempts visitors to its location on the eastern shore of the lake. Visit to interesting Archaeological Museum, Ulu Mosque and old city castle. Dinner and overnight in Van. expand
  • Day 05 : Van - Diyarbakir

    Breakfast and departure by boat to AKDAMAR ISLAND. On the island stands the tenth century Church of the Holy Cross, now designated a museum , whose stone outer walls are richly carved with Old Testament scenes and figures. After sightseeing, departure for DIYARBAKIR. Dinner and overnight. expand
  • Day 06 : Diyarbakir - Kahta (Nemrut)

    Breakfast and departure for Adiyaman. On Nemrut Mountain in Adiyaman is to be found the famous shrine which has been referred to as the 8th Wonder of the ancient world whose colossal stone heads of gods are spectacular relics of an ancient era. Dinner and overnight in Nemrut. expand
  • Day 07 : Nemrut-SanliUrfa-Gaziantep

    Breakfast and departure for SANLI URFA. Visit to Urfa Castle and Harran Ruins .Harran was the abode of the Prophet Abraham for an extended period of time. Sanliurfa where Abraham is presumed to have received God`s word at about his 75 years age, is known as the birthplace of monotheistic religions. Departure to Gaziantep. Dinner and overnight in Gaziantep. expand
  • Day 08 : Gaziantep - Istanbul

    Transfer to Gaziantep airport and flight Gaziantep-Istanbul, Transfer to hotel. Overnight in Istanbul. expand
  • Day 09 : Istanbul

    Breakfest at hotel, day at leisure and transfer to the airport for back home flight.


  • Accommodation at selected hotels, in Dbls with twc, on H/B basis. (Istanbul BB)
  • All excursions and visits of the museums mentioned in the program.
  • Transportation by modern touristic class buses with air-conditioning system.
  • Guiding services of our local professional  tour-guide during the whole stay in Turkey.
  • Highway, ferry crossing fees, tips and portages.
  • Valuable Tax and services charge.