Eastern Turkey Tour

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16 Days
Availability : April 01’ - November 16’
Istanbul
Istanbul
Min Age : 12+
Max People : 8

Eastern Turkey & Black Sea Coast Tour

Eastern Turkey and Black Sea Coast tour package is a private program for 16 days and 15 nights. The tour includes Turkey’s famous 6 UNESCO World Heritage sites. Such as Istanbul – Old City, Safranbolu (City of Saffron), Hattusha, the ancient city of Ani in Kars, Mount Nemrut and Gobeklitepe in Sanliurfa. You will have the privilege of experiencing splendid natural landscapes on the Black Sea Coast. During the tour, you will see spectacular Mt. Ararat and Lake Van. You will also explore remarkable Gobeklitepe, Mt. Nemrut, and Zeugma mosaic museum. You will be guided by a professional licensed Turkish tour guide,  experienced, knowledgeable and fluent in English. 

Above all, you will visit spectacular sites and museums, all entrance fees are included. All breakfasts and dinners are part of the package. You will be guided by a private English speaking licensed tour guide. Latest-model comfortable touring vehicle. There is no extra or hidden cost in our packages.

Unique Experiences

Eastern Turkey and the Black Sea Coast tour package. Firstly, you will visit Istanbul, which is one of the most inspiring cities in the world. Secondly, you will enjoy the beautiful landscape of the Black Sea Coast. In addition, you will tour the amazing Biblical sites in the Fertile Crescent Christian and Mesopotamia. Going off the tourist track, so you will have wonderful strolls in old towns. You will enjoy the authentic Turkish cuisine.

You will visit spectacular sites and museums. All entrance fees are included, private English speaking licensed tour guide with the latest model comfortable touring vehicle. There is no extra or hidden cost in our packages.

  • Explore the Topkapi Palace and the Harem, Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque.
  • Take a morning Bosphorus Cruise, visit Grand Bazaar and Spice Market in Istanbul.
  • Explore the Ottoman town of Safranbolu and see the 17th-century Ottoman houses.
  • Visit Hattusas, the ancient capital of Hittites.
  • Travel along the Black Sea coast, enjoy the beautiful view of mountains and coves.
  • Visit Sumela Monastery, which is also known as the Monastery of the Virgin Mary.
  • Explore the magnificent Seljukian monuments of Erzurum.
  • Visit the ruined Armenian city of Ani.
  • Take a short ferry ride to the islet of Akdamar in Lake Van.
  • Visit Orthodox Dayrul Zafran (Saffron) Monastery in Mardin.
  • Climb up to Mount Nemrut to visit the mausoleum of King Antiochus.
  • Visit the Gobekli Tepe, the oldest temple of the world.
  • Visit the Zeugma Mosaic Museum in Gaziantep.
Tour Details

Departure & Return Location

Istanbul International Airport (Google Map)

Departure Time

Flight Arrival Time

Price Includes

  • Air fares from Gaziantep to Istanbul
  • 15 Nights Hotel Accomodation
  • Tour Guide
  • Entrance Fees
  • All transportation in destination location

Price Excludes

  • Gratitude for Guide and Driver
  • Any Private Expenses

Complementaries

  • Bottled Water
  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen
What to Expect

Eastern Turkey and Black Sea Coast tour is a private Turkey tour for 16 days and 15 nights. The tour starts in Istanbul and ends in Istanbul. All entrance fees, all breakfast, most lunches, and dinners are included. You will be guided by a private English speaking licensed tour guide with the latest model comfortable touring vehicle. There is no extra or hidden cost in our packages.

  • The best tailor made private tour program.
  • Friendly staff and great service.
  • Quality hotels and local restaurants.
  • Experienced tour guide and latest model tour van.
Itinerary

Day 1ISTANBUL (World Heritage Site)

Arrival to Istanbul Airport and private transfer to your hotel.
Distance to travel: 45 km.
Accommodation: 4 Star Hotel in the old city Istanbul.

Day 2ISTANBUL (World Heritage Site)

Highlights and visit sites of the day: Visit the Hippodrome, venue of horse chariot races, the Blue Mosque, see beautiful blue tiles, Topkapi Palace and its Harem, home of Ottoman sultans, Hagia Sophia, the best Byzantine architect, and mosaics, explore the Grand Bazaar, which hosts over 3,000 shops.
Distance to travel: 10 km.
Meal: Breakfast.
Accommodation: 4 Star Hotel in the old city Istanbul.

Day 3ISTANBUL (World Heritage Site)

Highlights and visit sites of the day: Visit the mosque of Suleyman the Magnificent, the best view of Golden Horn, take a morning Bosphorus cruise, Taksim square, walk on the Istiklal Street, enjoy local cuisine for lunch, see the Galata Tower, cross the Bridge, visit the Spice market and Rustem Pasha Mosque.
Distance to travel: 15 km.
Meal: Breakfast.
Accommodation: 4 Star Hotel in the old city Istanbul.

Day 4SAFRANBOLU (World Heritage Site)

Highlights and visit sites of the day: Drive to UNESCO listed the stunning Ottoman town of Safranbolu, explore the 17th-century Ottoman houses, baths, mosques, and markets. Visit Cinci Han caravansary, Koprulu Mehmet Pasha Mosque, the best-preserved Ottoman mansion Kaymakamlar Evi (Governor’s House).
Distance to travel: 390 km.
Meal: Breakfast and dinner.
Accommodation: Historical special class hotel in Safranbolu.

Day 5 BOGAZKALE - HATTUSHA (World Heritage Site) - AMASYA

Highlights and visit sites of the day: Drive to Bogazkale – Hattusas (UNESCO World Heritage Site), visit the ancient capital of Hittites enclosed by six-kilometer long city walls with great gates of Lion Gate, Sphinx Gate, King’s Gate and explore the Great Temple and Yazilikaya open-air shrine. Visit the old city of Amasya and see Pontic rock tombs, the Birmahane Medrese (Lunatic Asylum) and historical houses.
Distance to travel: 260 km.
Meal: Breakfast and dinner.
Accommodation: 4-star hotel in Amasya.

Day 6TRABZON

Highlights and visit sites of the day: Drive to Trabzon, travel along the Black Sea coast, enjoy the beautiful view of mountains and coves.
Distance to travel: 460 km.
Meal: Breakfast and dinner.
Accommodation: 4-star hotel in Trabzon.

Day 7TRABZON

Highlights and visit sites of the day: Drive to the Sumela Monastery, which is also known as the Monastery of the Virgin Mary, visit the Trabzon’s best known Byzantine Church of St. Sophia, see the Byzantine era citadel and the city center.
Distance to travel: 90 km.
Meal: Breakfast and dinner.
Accommodation: 4-star hotel in Trabzon.

Day 8ERZURUM

Highlights and visit sites of the day: Visit the magnificent Seljukian monuments of Erzurum such as the Cifte Minare (Twin Minaret Mosque), the Ulu Camii (Grand Mosque) the Uc Kumbetter, a impressive complex of three Seljuk tombs, and the most spectacular building in Erzurum, the Yakutiye Madrasa, built-in 1310 by the Mongol rulers of Persia, with its splendid turquoise tiled minaret and Rustem Pasa Carsisi (Covered Bazaar).
Distance to travel: 260 km.
Meal: Breakfast and dinner.
Accommodation: 5-star hotel in Erzurum.

Day 9KARS

Highlights and visit sites of the day: Visit the ruined Armenian city of Ani, the city has impressive fortified walls still encircle the ruins of numerous churches, mosques, and caravanserais, explore the Kars Castle and Church of the Twelve Apostle.
Distance to travel: 200 km.
Meal: Breakfast and dinner.
Accommodation: 4-star hotel in Kars.

Day 10VAN

Highlights and visit sites of the day: Drive to Dogu Beyazit and visit the fascinating Ishak Pasa Palace, see the impressive 5,165 meters high Mount Ararat and visit the Van Castle which was an Urartian fortress.
Distance to travel: 360 km.
Meal: Breakfast and dinner.
Accommodation: 5-star hotel in Van.

Day 11MARDIN

Highlights and visit sites of the day: Take a short ferry ride to the islet of Akdamar to visit the splendid Church of the Holy Cross, drive to the Assyrian Christian town of Midyat to see historical houses and market.
Distance to travel: 440 km.
Meal: Breakfast and dinner.
Accommodation: Special class historical hotel in Mardin.

Day 12MARDIN

Highlights and visit sites of the day: Morning visit to Orthodox Dayrul Zafran (Saffron) Monastery, Kasimiye Madrasa, explore the historical bazaar, see the 12th-century Great Mosque of Mardin and visit one of the best examples of an old Mardin home is the current post office.
Distance to travel: 30 km.
Meal: Breakfast and dinner.
Accommodation: Special class historical hotel in Mardin.

Day 13SANLIURFA - GOBEKLITEPE (World Heritage Site)

Highlights and visit sites of the day: Visit the Gobekli Tepe, the oldest temple of the world, Harran and the beehive houses, where the Prophet Abraham lived, Halepli Bahce Mosaic Museum, Urfa Archaeology Museum and Balikli Gol (Sacred pool) with Roman fortress.
Distance to travel: 180 km.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.
Accommodation: 5 Star El Ruha Hotel or similar in Urfa.

Day 14ADIYAMAN - MOUNT NEMRUT (World Heritage Site)

Highlights and visit sites of the day: Mount Nemrut, the best-preserved Roman bridge of Cendere, open-air sanctuary in Arsemia and mausoleum of the King Antiochus.
Distance to travel: 240 km.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.
Accommodation: 4 Star Hilton Garden Inn or similar in Adıyaman.

Day 15 GAZIANTEP

Highlights and visit sites of the day: Visit the Zeugma Mosaic Museum and see the famous mosaic of a gypsy girl in Gaziantep, see the incredible Roman Castle, old markets, spice merchants and the traditional Turkish lifestyle.
Distance to travel: 190 km.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.
Accommodation: 4 Star Sirehan Hotel or similar in Gaziantep.

Day 16GAZIANTEP - ISTANBUL (World Heritage Site)

After breakfast, transfer to Gaziantep airport for your flight to Istanbul, transfer to your hotel in Istanbul and free in the afternoon.
Meal: Breakfast.

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Meander785579

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Memorable Experience
Fazli has been the most knowlegable and experienced tour guide, always giving excellent service,the whole tour definitely exceeded our expectations. Serendipity surely offers great quality tours.

July 17, 2019