8 Day Black Sea Eastern Turkey Tour

TST22679-322019
Highlights

Welcome to Turkey! 8 Days through the East of Turkey through the Zigana Mountains, visiting Sumela Monastery, Mount Ararat the resting place of Noa's Ark, the medieval Armenian City of Ani, The Church of the Holy Cross, the wonderful Kurdish castle of Hosap near the Iranian Border. As well as experiencing all the culture and mysteries left behind by the Hittites, Urartians, Persian, Armenians, Macedonians, Romans and finally the Turks during their occupation of the Eastern Region of Turkey.

Day 1 : Trabzon - Arrival Day
Welcome to Trabzon. Today is your arrival day. Airport transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Trabzon.
Day 2 : Sumela Monastery - Zigana - Karaca Cave - Erzurum
Breakfast and Dinner Included After breakfast, we depart for Sumela Monastery, visit the 4th century Sumela Monastery which clings to a sheer cliff face in a deep forest, relax beside a fast flowing stream at Altindere Valley National Park, lunch and keep on traveling along the Silk Road through the Zigana Mountains (Pontic Alps) that will take us to Karaca Cave, considered to be the most beautiful in Turkey for its colors and formations. Drive to Erzurum via Bayburt. Dinner and overnight in Erzurum.
Day 3 : Sumela Monastery - Zigana - Karaca Cave - Erzurum
Breakfast and Dinner Included After breakfast, we depart for Sumela Monastery, visit the 4th century Sumela Monastery which clings to a sheer cliff face in a deep forest, relax beside a fast flowing stream at Altindere Valley National Park, lunch and keep on traveling along the Silk Road through the Zigana Mountains (Pontic Alps) that will take us to Karaca Cave, considered to be the most beautiful in Turkey for its colors and formations. Drive to Erzurum via Bayburt. Dinner and overnight in Erzurum.
Day 4 : Erzurum - Kars
Breakfast and Dinner Included An early morning departure upon breakfast from Erzurum that will take us on a beautiful drive to Kars passing on the way Sarikamis, the coldest spot in Turkey. We will arrive in Kars and visit Ani at the Turkish-Armenian border. We will take a 45-minute drive to the medieval Armenian City of Ani which lies mostly in ruins. Impressive fortified walls still encircle the ruins of numerous churches, mosques and caravansaries. Enjoy a walk around the ruins and see the beautiful view to the Armenian border imagining it as a city with one million people rivaling Bagdad in its time! This city has experienced the cultures of Urartians, Armenians, Georgians, Mongols, Russians and finally the Turks. Dinner and overnight in Kars.
Day 5 : Dogubeyazit (Mount Ararat)
Breakfast and Dinner Included This morning after the breakfast, we will drive for 3 1/2 hours along the "Silk Road" to Dogubeyazit. At the Iranian border, we will see a site known as the Crater Hole. This is a beautiful, yet rugged area. We will have the opportunity to see Mount Ararat from all sides. It is believed by some to be the resting-place of Noah's Ark; but to date no one has found anything that has been verified as the Ark - yet the search is still on. In the afternoon, we will stop and see the Ishak Pasa Palace. This complex is a combination of a mosque, a fortress and a palace which originally had a room for every day of the year! Below, you can also see the remains of Eski Bayazit and Urartian City which flourished in 1000 BC. Dinner and overnight in Dogubeyazit.
Day 6 : Dogubeyazit - Lake Van
Breakfast and Dinner Included Upon breakfast and after visiting the Iranian border, Murtis Tour will take you for Van journey in the early morning, a drive of approximately three hours. This city has been established 13th century BC, when the Hurrites arrived. Then the Hittites, Urartians, Persian, Armenians, Macedonians, Romans and finally in 11th century the Turks came here. From here, we will visit the finest Armenian architectural wonder of the Church of the Holy Cross on Akdamar Island. We'll also visit the wonderful Kurdish castle of Hosap very close to the Iranian border as well as the Urartian citadel. Dinner and overnight in Van.
Day 7 : Van - Ahlat - Batis - Diyarbakir
Breakfast and Dinner Included After visiting the eerie 12th century Selcuk cemetery in Ahlat in the morning upon breakfast, we will head to Bitlis for lunch and a good walk around Batis otherwise known as Alexander's town. Its a unique medieval town! Dinner and overnight in Diyarbakir.
Day 8 : Diyarbakir - End of Tour
Breakfast Included

Today your tour is over. Please make your own arrangements for departure remembering that your hotel will need you to check out before midday. We hope you had a memorable tour and we look forward to seeing you in the future on another TravelShop Turkey Tour. Have a safe trip back home and thanks for choosing us.

Includes

  • Professional English - speaking tour guides
  • Return airport transfer
  • Guided tour in Trabzon
  • 1 night hotel accommodation in Diyarbakir
  • Guided Tour in Diyarbakir
  • 1 night hotel in Erzurum
  • Guided tour in Erzurum
  • 1 night hotel accommodation in Van
  • Guided Tour in Kars
  • Guided Tour in Dogubeyazit
  • Guided Tour in Van
  • 1 night hotel accommodation in Dogubeyazit
  • 2 nights hotel in Amasya
  • 1 night hotel accommodation in Kars


Excludes

  • International flights
  • Insurance: All types
  • Turkey entry visa
  • Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned at the included section
  • 25 Euros for one way or 35 Euros return Tourist Tax
  • Domestic flight price for adult travelers is approximately Euros: 50,00 for one way and for under 2 years old, approximately Euros: 20,00 as an insurance policy.

TRAVELSHOP TURKEY NEW TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
We would like to offer you our updated cancellation policies due to Corona Virus issue.

TravelShop Turkey and Murti’s Tour; cares for the well-being of its guests and its partners very much. As a company, we keep guests’ satisfaction, health & wealth as our priority.

In order to pre-book your tours and benefit from your bookings until the last day, we have made some alterations to ease the process. As a result of this process, you will save time and money and no risk taken when you book to travel with us.

BOOKING PAYMENT CONDITIONS:

TravelShop Turkey and Murti’s Tour; makes it easy to book the tours with an advanced payment of only 25% with the rest of 75% payable on arrival. You can cancel your new bookings anytime until 15 May 2020 up to 2 working days prior to your departure. If you will prefer to make bank transfer for the remaining balance of 75%, you need to make sure that it is received by our side by the tour start date. If through a credit card, you can always make the payment our online service only to be withdrawn by the tours start date.


CANCELLATION PROCEDURES:

TravelShop Turkey and Murti’s Tour; will not apply any penalties to you if you cancel before 2 working days of tour departure date until 15 May 2020, your deposit of 25% to be refunded. This way, our guests will be on the safe side and will not worry about penalties. In case that you have informed us of your arrival/departure flight details and received related confirmations for accommodation and tour programs, yet haven’t showed up for the tour, 25% deposit to be non-refundable. With the exception of ready-made packages, if you require different accommodation venues like any international brand name hotels, your tours would fall under “customized/tailor-made tours” category and hotels’ regulations to be applicable and to be announced within the itinerary. Our aim is not to charge guests’ for a penalty and care for the benefit of the guests that we will comply from here on end. 

 

DOMESTIC FLIGHT PAYMENTS AND CANCELLATIONS:

As we strive to refund our guests fully, we haven’t included our domestic flights. Each domestic flight has its own set of regulations applicable. Therefore, to cover you and keep from a no-show penalties, we will provide our tours without the calculation of domestic flights. Domestic flight price for adult travelers is approximately Euros: 50,00 for one way and for under 2 years old, approximately Euros: 20,00 as an insurance policy. When your booking is ascertained, we will require flight ticket price in full. If cancelled, we will comply by Airline Company’s cancellation policy. This way, we would be able to ease the process and provide a comfortable and worry-free travel.  

 

WE TRULY APPRECIATE YOUR COOPERATION

We would like to again underline that our purpose is to cover you from any harm due to this virus issue and help as best we can. You may direct this information to your guests with a comfort and the fact that no loss on their part that, this may help you to travel to Turkey as a popular destination that TravelShop Turkey caters for. TravelShop Turkey has over 1.000 tours in 30 different categories that you can book and purchase with a comfort and confidence as no cancellation fees will be deducted from you.

 

Please let us know in case of any further assistance required by yourselves that we are willing to help in every way that we can.

 

P.S. Besides from the Updated Terms & Conditions, Cancellation Procedures and Domestic Flights Regulations as listed above, all current terms and conditions  on the itineraries still valid and applicable respectively.


Available On Dates

16 October, 2019 - 15 March, 2021 Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday Book Now
Trabzon - Erzurum
Erzurum - Kars
Kars - Dogubeyazit
Dogubeyazit - Van
Van - Ahlat
Ahlat - Bitlis
Bitlis - Diyarbakir
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