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Duration

15 days

Tour Type

Specific Tour

Group Size

12 people

Languages

English

About this tour

Join an unforgettable journey through the enchanting landscapes and rich cultural tapestry of Eastern Turkey with our 15-day multi-day tour! Immerse yourself in the captivating charm of Trabzon, Erzurum, Kars, Doğubeyazıt, Van, Diyarbakır, Mardin, Şanlıurfa, Adıyaman, and Gaziantep as we meticulously curate an itinerary that explores the highlights of each region.

Discover the Black Sea jewel of Trabzon, where history meets natural beauty. Explore the Hagia Sophia Museum, marvel at the Sumela Monastery perched on a cliff, and indulge in the local culinary delights.

Visit the historic Erzurum Castle, explore the Yakutiye Medrese, and experience the vibrant local markets.

Venture into the snowy landscapes of Kars, home to the iconic Ani Ruins. Discover the impressive Ishak Pasha Palace in Doğubeyazıt and witness the breathtaking views of Mount Ararat.

Explore the picturesque Lake Van, visit Akdamar Island and its stunning Armenian Church, and immerse yourself in the unique Van Cat culture. A journey through history awaits you.

This 15-day adventure is designed for those seeking an authentic and immersive experience in the heart of Eastern Turkey. Our expert guides, comfortable accommodations, and carefully crafted itinerary ensure that you make the most of every moment. Join us on this extraordinary journey, where history, culture, and natural wonders converge to create memories that will last a lifetime. Book your seat now and let the magic of Eastern Turkey unfold before you!

Included/Excluded

  • All accommodation mentioned in the itinerary
  • Private vehicle
  • 24-hour online available support team
  • Tours as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Entrance fees as mention in itinerary
  • Private English-speaking licenced tour guide
  • All meals mentioned by the itinerary ( B – Breakfast, L – Lunch, D – Dinner)
  • Vegetarian meals available.
  • International flights
  • Domestic flights
  • Beverages during lunch
  • Hot air balloon tour
  • Optional tours and activities
  • Dinner
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature Medical services.

Itinerary

  • Welcome our representative at the Trabzon airport, who will ensure your smooth transfer to the pre-booked hotel.
  • Upon reaching your hotel, fulfill the check-in procedures and take some time to relax.
  • Enjoy a leisurely day, exploring local attractions, and flea markets, or simply meandering through the surroundings.
  • Alternatively, you can return to your hotel and unwind for a comfortable overnight stay in Istanbul.

Overnight in Trabzon 4* Aksular Hotel BB or a similar one

Duration: 6 hours (approx) | Tour category: Private Tour | Total trip: 100 km | (Breakfast, Lunch)

  • Begin your day with a comfortable pick-up from your hotel in Trabzon by our knowledgeable guide and driver.
  • Drive to the scenic Altındere Valley National Park, where Sumela Monastery is nestled amidst lush greenery. Sumela Monastery, is a marvel carved into the cliffs. Explore the intricate frescoes, chapels, and the serene surroundings. Your guide will share the fascinating history and legends associated with this iconic site.
  • Head towards Atatürk Pavilion, a historic residence overlooking the city of Trabzon. Explore the rooms filled with memorabilia and learn about the founder of modern Turkey, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk. Enjoy the panoramic views of Trabzon and the Black Sea.
  • Continue your journey to the Hagia Sophia in Trabzon, a masterpiece of Byzantine architecture. Admire the stunning frescoes and mosaics that tell the story of this historic church.

Overnight in Trabzon 4* Aksular Hotel BB or a similar one

 

Duration: 10 hours (approx) | Tour category: Private Tour | Total trip: 350 km | (Breakfast, Lunch)

  • Start your journey with a pick-up from your hotel in Trabzon by our experienced guide and driver. Set out towards the picturesque Hamsiköy Village.
  • Arrive in Hamsiköy Village, known for its lush green landscapes and traditional Turkish tea culture. Enjoy a relaxing stroll through the village, visit a local tea house, and savor a cup of fresh tea.
  • Continue your journey towards Torul Skywalk Terrace, enjoying the scenic beauty of the Turkish countryside along the way.
  • Reach Torul Skywalk Terrace and marvel at the panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and valleys. Capture breathtaking photos from this elevated vantage point.
  • Venture into the mesmerizing Karaca Cave, guided by our knowledgeable tour guide. Marvel at the stalactite and stalagmite formations that create a magical underground world.
  • This day tour from Trabzon to Erzurum provides a perfect blend of natural beauty, cultural exploration, and adventure. Book your tour now and experience the wonders of Turkey!

Overnight in Erzurum 4* Lala Grand Hotel BB or a similar one

Duration: 11 hours (approx) | Tour category: Private Tour | Total trip: 300 km | (Breakfast, Lunch)

  • Begin your day after a departure from the hotel in Erzurum with our experienced guide and driver. Head towards the historical sites within the city.
  • Explore the Yakutiye Medrese, a masterpiece of Seljuk architecture. Admire the intricate details of the Madrasah and learn about its historical significance from your guide.
  • Visit the Ulu Mosque, an iconic landmark in Erzurum. Explore the mosque's impressive architecture and learn about its role in the city's history.
  • Enjoy a delicious lunch at a local restaurant, experiencing the authentic flavors of Erzurum's cuisine.
  • Head to Çifteminare Madrasah, another architectural gem in Erzurum. Explore the medrese's twin minarets and the beautiful courtyard.
  • After exploring Erzurum's historical sites, embark on a scenic drive towards Ani. Enjoy the changing landscapes as you travel through northeastern Turkey.
  • Reach at Ani Ancient City, a UNESCO World Heritage Site located near the Turkish-Armenian border. Explore the remnants of this medieval city, including churches, mosques, and city walls.

Overnight in Kars 4* Grand Ani BB or a similar one

Duration: 10 hours (approx) | Tour category: Private Tour | Total trip: 370 km | (Breakfast, Lunch)

  • Begin your day after departure from your hotel in Kars with our experienced guide and driver. Start your journey towards İshak Paşa Palace.
  • Arrive at İshak Paşa Palace, an architectural gem located near the Dogubayazit district. Explore the palace complex, marvel at the intricate designs, and learn about its historical significance from your guide.
  • Depart for Muradiye Waterfalls, enjoying the scenic drive through the Eastern Anatolian landscapes. Take a leisurely stroll around the falls, enjoy the serene surroundings, and capture memorable photographs.
  • After exploring Muradiye Waterfalls, start your journey to Van, the city by the lake. Enjoy the changing landscapes as you travel towards your next destination.

Overnight in Van 5* Elite World Van Hotel BB or a similar one

 

Duration: 11 hours (approx) | Tour category: Private Tour | Total trip: 380 km | (Breakfast, Lunch)

  • Begin your day from your hotel in Van with our experienced guide and driver. Head towards Van Castle. Explore the historic Van Castle, perched on a rocky hill overlooking Lake Van. Discover the archaeological remains and enjoy panoramic views of the city and the lake.
  • Depart for the Akdamar Island Pier, where you'll board a boat for the journey to Akdamar Island. Enjoy a scenic boat trip across Lake Van to Akdamar Island. Marvel at the stunning landscapes and the crystal-clear waters of the lake. 
  • Explore Akdamar Island and visit the Armenian Cathedral of the Holy Cross. Admire the intricate stone carvings and learn about the island's rich history.
  • After the boat trip, embark on a drive to Diyarbakır, enjoying the views along the way.

Overnight in Diyarbakir 4* Wyndham Garden BB or a similar one

 

Duration: 10 hours (approx) | Tour category: Private Tour | Total trip: 265 km | (Breakfast, Lunch)

  • Start your day after the departure from your hotel in Diyarbakir with our experienced guide and driver. Begin your journey towards Midyat.
  • Arrive in Midyat, a charming town known for its historical architecture and craftsmanship. Explore the narrow streets lined with traditional Assyrian houses, visit local shops, and immerse yourself in the rich cultural atmosphere.
  • Depart for Mor Gabriel Monastery, one of the oldest surviving monasteries in the world. Explore the monastery complex, including its church, chapels, and historical artifacts. Learn about the monastery's significance in the region.
  • Enjoy a delicious lunch at a local restaurant in Midyat, savoring the unique flavors of the region.
  • Head towards Dara, an ancient city with fascinating archaeological ruins. Explore the well-preserved remnants, including the city walls, basilica, and other structures that showcase the history of this once-thriving settlement.
  • Arrive in Mardin and check into your selected hotel for a comfortable overnight stay.

Overnight in Mardin 4* Hotel Yay Grand BB or a similar one

 

Duration: 8 hours (approx) | Tour category: Private Tour | Total trip: 210 km | (Breakfast, Lunch)

  • Start your day after the departure from your hotel in Mardin with our experienced guide and driver. Begin your journey towards Deyrülzafaran Monastery.
  • Deyrülzafaran Monastery, a Syriac Orthodox monastery with a rich history. Explore the monastery complex, including the church and gardens. Learn about the cultural and religious significance of this site.
  • Explore Zinciriye Medrese, an exquisite example of Artuqid architecture. Admire the intricate details of the medrese, including its portal and courtyard, and learn about its historical significance.
  • Visit Hatuniye Madrasah, an architectural gem located in the heart of Mardin. Admire the unique features of the madrasah and learn about its role in the region's history.
  • Enjoy a delicious lunch at a local restaurant in Mardin, savoring the flavors of the region.
  • Visit Hatuniye Madrasah, an architectural gem located in the heart of Mardin. Admire the unique features of the madrasah and learn about its role in the region's history. After exploring Mardin's historical sites, embark on a scenic drive to Adıyaman.
  • Arrive in Şanlıurfa and check into your selected hotel for a comfortable overnight stay.
  • This day tour from Mardin to Zinciriye Medrese, Deyrülzafaran Monastery, and Hatuniye Madrasah offers a perfect blend of history, culture, and architectural beauty.

Overnight in Sanliurfa 4* Hilton Garden Inn BB or a similar one

 

Duration: 10 hours (approx) | Tour category: Private Tour | Total trip: 240 km | (Breakfast, Lunch)

  • Start your day after the departure from your hotel in Mardin with our experienced guide and driver. Begin your journey towards Adiyaman.
  • Explore Harran, one of the oldest continuously inhabited places on Earth. Visit the ancient ruins, beehive-shaped houses, and the famous Ulu Cami (Grand Mosque).
  • Drive to Balıklı Göl, also known as the Fish Lake, a sacred pool with historical significance. According to legend, the pool is home to sacred fish and is associated with the Prophet Abraham.
  • Enjoy a delicious lunch at a local restaurant in Şanlıurfa, tasting the local culinary delights.
  • Depart for Göbeklitepe, one of the world's oldest known temples and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore the archaeological site and marvel at the ancient stone pillars that have rewritten the history of human civilization.
  • Visit the Şanlıurfa Archaeological Museum, housing artifacts from various periods, including items from Göbeklitepe. Explore the museum's exhibits and gain insights into the rich history of the region.
  • After exploring Şanlıurfa's historical sites, embark on a scenic drive to Adıyaman.

Overnight in Adiyaman 4* Park Dedeman BB or a similar one

Duration: 10 hours (approx) | Tour category: Private Tour | Total trip: 180 km | (Breakfast, Lunch)

  • Start your day after the departure from your hotel in Adiyaman with our experienced guide and driver. Begin your journey towards Mount Nemrut sunrise.
  • Start your day early with a pre-dawn departure from your hotel in Adıyaman. The goal is to reach Mount Nemrut in time for the sunrise. Arrive at Mount Nemrut and climb to the summit to witness the breathtaking sunrise. Marvel at the colossal statues and ancient stone heads while enjoying the spectacular views.
  • After enjoying the sunrise at Mount Nemrut, proceed to Karakuş Tumulus. Explore the ancient burial mound and its historical significance.
  • Visit Arsemia, an ancient city with historical ruins, including the tomb of Antiochus I. Explore the archaeological site and appreciate the historical context.
  • Drive to Cendere Bridge, a Roman-era bridge crossing the Cendere River. Admire the architecture and take in the scenic beauty of the area.
  • After exploring the historical sites, return to your hotel in Adıyaman.

Overnight in Adiyaman 4* Park Dedeman BB or a similar one

 

Duration: 10 hours (approx) | Tour category: Private Tour | Total trip: 220 km | (Breakfast, Lunch)

  • Start your day after the departure from your hotel in Mardin with our experienced guide and driver. Begin your journey towards Gaziantep.
  • Arrive in Halfeti and embark on a boat tour on the Euphrates River. Enjoy the serene beauty of the Halfeti district, which is partially submerged due to the construction of the Birecik Dam. Capture the stunning views of the old Halfeti village and the sunken city.
  • Depart for the Bald Ibis farm, where you can witness the endangered Northern Bald Ibis, a bird species that has been successfully reintroduced into the wild. Learn about conservation efforts and the significance of this project. 
  • Enjoy a delicious lunch at a local restaurant in Halfeti, savoring the regional cuisine. 
  • After exploring Halfeti and the Bald Ibis farm, embark on a scenic drive to Gaziantep.
  • Visit the Gaziantep Mosaic Museum, which houses an impressive collection of Roman mosaics. Explore the exhibits that showcase the rich history of the region through these intricate artworks.
  • Arrive in Gaziantep and check into your selected hotel for a comfortable overnight.

Overnight in Gaziantep 4* Novotel Gaziantep BB or a similar one

Duration: 6 hours (approx) | Tour category: Private Tour | Total trip: 410 km | (Breakfast, Lunch)

  • Start your day after the departure from your hotel in Gaziantep with our experienced guide and driver. Begin your journey towards Cappadocia.
  • Today, we will depart at 10 am in the morning and have an estimated 6-hour journey from Gaziantep to Cappadocia region with breaks.
  • After our arrival in Göreme, we can rest for the natural wonder that we will see the next day.

Overnight in Cappadocia 4* Ramada By Wyndham BB or a similar one

 

Duration: 8 hours (approx) | Tour category: Private Tour | Total trip: 120 km | (Breakfast, Lunch)

  • Start your day after the departure from your hotel in Cappadocia with our experienced guide and driver to begin to explore Cappadocia.
  • Begin your day with a magical hot-air balloon ride over the stunning landscapes of Cappadocia (optional). Enjoy the breathtaking views of fairy chimneys, rock formations, and the unique topography during sunrise.
  • After the hot air balloon ride, visit the Göreme Open-Air Museum, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore the cave churches with their well-preserved frescoes, gaining insights into the region's rich history.
  • Head to Paşabağ Valley, also known as Monks Valley, to see unique mushroom-shaped rock formations. Take a leisurely walk through the valley and marvel at the fascinating landscape.
  • Enjoy a delicious lunch at a local restaurant in Göreme, savoring Turkish cuisine.
  • Visit Pigeon Valley, named for the thousands of pigeon houses carved into the cliffs. Enjoy a scenic hike and take in panoramic views of the valley and its distinctive rock formations.
  • Explore Uçhisar Castle, the highest point in Cappadocia, offering spectacular views of the surrounding landscapes. Discover the caves and rooms carved into the rock at this historical site.
  • Visit Love Valley, known for its phallic-shaped rock formations. Take a stroll through the valley and appreciate the unique geological features.
  • Wrap up your day with a visit to a carpet weaving center, where you can observe the traditional art of Turkish carpet making. Learn about the intricate weaving techniques and patterns.
  • After the day's exploration, return to your hotel in Cappadocia for a comfortable overnight stay.

Overnight in Cappadocia 4* Ramada By Wyndham BB or a similar one

 

Duration: 10 hours (approx) | Tour category: Private Tour | Total trip: 220 km | (Breakfast, Lunch)

  • Start your day after the departure from your hotel in Cappadocia with our experienced guide and driver. Begin your journey towards Kaymakli Underground City.
  • Explore Kaymaklı Underground City, one of Cappadocia's remarkable subterranean complexes. Discover the intricate network of tunnels, rooms, and chambers that once served as a refuge for early Christians.
  • Depart for Gümüşler Monastery, an ancient cave monastery with beautiful frescoes dating back to the 8th-12th centuries. Explore the monastery's chapels and learn about its historical and cultural significance.
  • Enjoy a delicious lunch at a local restaurant, savoring the flavors of the region.
  • Head to Tyana Ancient City, an archaeological site with remnants of ancient structures and historical significance. Explore the ruins, including the city walls, gates, and other archaeological finds.
  • After exploring Kaymaklı Underground City, Gümüşler Monastery, and Tyana Ancient City, return to your hotel in Cappadocia for a relaxing evening.

Overnight in Cappadocia 4* Ramada By Wyndham BB or a similar one

 

  • Begin your departure day with a delicious and fulfilling breakfast at your hotel. After breakfast, pack your bags, ensuring that all your belongings are ready for departure. Join our transfer to Kayseri Airport and drop off.
  • Catch a suitable flight from Kayseri Airport to Istanbul. Check the departure details and ensure you have ample time to reach the airport. Upon reaching Istanbul, you have officially concluded your trip. Reflect on the unforgettable memories you've made during your journey.
  • Your trip concludes with the satisfaction of exploring new places and creating lasting memories.

Durations

15 days

Language

English

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  • Tour category: Tours are planned as group tours or private tours depending on the program content. Please read the description for this. If you would like all tours to be private for you or your family, please specify this request. For group tours, the pick-up time is fixed. We kindly ask you to take into consideration the time we recommend for private tours.
  • Accommodation: Sample hotels for accommodation are listed in the itinerary section. As Comfort Class, we are planning 4-star hotels. Accommodation includes breakfast, and dinner varies and is partially included or excluded. If you would like Economic Class or High-Class accommodation, we would be happy to offer you options.
  • Meals during the tour: You can find out from the itinerary section whether meals are included in the tours.
  • Flight services: golfintravel.com does not undertake international flights. Since domestic flight prices are flexible, they are not included in the package but can be included in the package at current prices upon your request. For domestic flights, you should consider an average of 50 EUR per way.
  • Guidance service: Apart from the fact that tours generally provide English guidance services, in some tours there are English consultants who do not give historical or cultural explanations but guide you. Please read the descriptions.

Of course, we can offer you the package that interests you by making changes to the tour content, accommodation options, number of days and included or excluded services according to your wishes. If you want, consult us for a standard travel package or our travel packages where you can enjoy luxury and create memories that will last a lifetime.

  • This round is based on minimum four participants 
  • Tour available period: from the middle of April till the end of October
  • Tour available days: every day
  • Tour category: Offered as private tours
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for participants with walking difficulties
  • Even if we use fast track at the museum entrances, please do not forget that waiting times at security points can take time
  • Prices are per person in a double-twin or triple-shared room.
  • Travel Insurance is recommended and charges are not included.
  • Please note that prices are dynamic and may change in the peak season and on blackout dates.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 7 days before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 7 days before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • In case of cancellation, domestic flights are non-cancellable and non-refundable.
  • The itinerary shared is tentative and is subject to change at the time of confirmation.
  • Group tours can have several breaks for shopping with local handicraft production centers.
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