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Black Sea & Eastern Turkey Tours

Itinerary

This 5 day tour, starts from Gaziantep, Turkey, and ends at Ağrı, Turkey. Highlights include :- Cendere Bridge - Ishak Pasa Palace - Durupinar - Gaziantep Mosaic Museum - Hasankeyf - Karakus Tümülüsü - Mt. Ararat - Bendimahi Falls - Delikli Tas - Akdamar Church - Akdamar Island Citadel

2019 - 'Ararat & Noah's Ark Tour'
5 - Day itinerary

Day 1
 

Gaziantep

You will be met upon arrival Gaziantep Airport. Today you will be exploring the capital of Turkish cuisine, every corner has a different delicacy to taste. We will also visit the Mosaic Museum where you can see incredibly well-preserved highlights including the poignant Gypsy Girl and the Birth of Venus mosaics. Afterwards we will head to Adiyaman and check in to your hotel.

Overnight Adiyaman
4 star
Day 2
 

Mt. Nemrut - Hasankeyf - Tatvan

In the morning we will visit Cendere, the Roman bridge, Karakus Tumulusu where the royal women of Kommagene were buried. We continue on to Tatvan via Diyarbakir over the bridge on the Euphrates. We will drive to Hasankeyf, situated by the Tigris River which is soon to be submerged under the flood waters of a new dam on the Tigris. From Hasankeyf we continue to Tatvan on the western shore of Lake Van.

Overnight Van
4 star
(B)
Day 3
 

Van - Akdamar Island

We will see the old city in Van, Tusba, and a visit the 3000 year old Citadel of Van and then head to Akdamar Island where we visit the beautifully restored 10th century Armenian Church of the Holy Cross, or Sourp Khach. We leave Van for Dogubeyazit via Muradiye and the Bendimahi Falls.

Overnight Dogubeyazit
Boutique
(B)
Day 4
 

Dogubeyazit - Ishak Pasha Palace

We will travel to Durupinar, at the foot of Mt. Ararat, which some believe is the final resting place of Noah's Ark, we visit the open air museum. We return to Dogubeyazit where we will visit the spectacular Ishak Pasha Palace with its unique fusion of architectural styles from Seljuk, Ottoman, Georgian, Armenian and Persian traditions.

Overnight Dogubeyazit
Boutique
(B)
Day 5
 

Dogubeyazit

We will drive to Sagliksuyu village to see the Noah's Ark Anchor stone called Delikli Tas. Many crosses have been added since the original eight, which are in a different styles. Transfer to Agri Airport and end of tour.

(B)
(B - Breakfast, L - Lunch, D - Dinner)
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Notes

Please Note :
1. Group Size : Minimum Group Size of 2.
2. Age : Minimum Age of 8. Whilst there is no Maximum Age set it is assumed the customer is fit enough to take part in the activity or tour. Health documents may be requested.
3. Single travellers are obliged to pay Single Supplement and will have the hotel room to themselves.
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Inclusions

Tour includes :-
  • Inbound Transfer - Gaziantep
    Gaziantep Oğuzeli Airport (GZT)
  • Outbound Transfer - Ağrı
    Ağrı Airport (AJI)
  • Professional English-speaking tour guide for the duration of the tour
  • Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking vehicle
  • Akdamar Island Boat Trip
  • Tips except driver and guide
  • Entrance fees
  • 4 nights - accommodation.
    - 1 night
    4 star
    Adiyaman
    - 1 night
    4 star
    Van
    - 2 nights
    Boutique
    Dogubeyazit
  • 4 Breakfasts
Tour does not include :-
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Highlights

  • Dogubeyazit - Ishak Pasa Palace
  • Durupinar
  • Gaziantep - Mosaic Museum
  • Hasankeyf
  • Karakuş Tümülüsü
  • Mt. Ararat
  • Muradiye - Bendimahi Falls
  • Sagliksuyu Village - Delikli Tas
  • Severus (Cendere) Bridge
  • Van - Akdamar Church
  • Van - Akdamar Island
  • Van - Citadel
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Accommodation

This is intended to give an idea of the type of accommodation that may be expected. The actual hotels used for any given tour may change due to many reasons such as group size, availability, time of year, hotel standard has dropped or simply we found a better hotel. We update the website immediately if and when any changes take place. If and when we do change hotels it will be to a hotel of equal or higher standard and will be at no extra cost.

Where more than one hotel is shown for a given an overnight stop this means that one of those hotels will be used.

Turkey

Adiyaman
White Star Hotel
Standard : 4 star
Address :-
Yunus Emre Mah.
Atatürk Bulvarı No:384
Merkez
Adiyaman
Ph. :
+90 416 225 01 01
White Star Hotel
White Star Hotel
White Star Hotel
Dogubeyazit
Butik Ertur Hotel
Standard : Boutique
Address :-
Vatan Mahallesi
Çevre Yolu Bulvarı
Dogubeyazit
Ph. :
+90 472 312 78 66
Butik Ertur Hotel
Butik Ertur Hotel
Butik Ertur Hotel
Van
Buyuk Urartu Hotel
Standard : 4 star
Address :-
Cumhuriyet Cad.
Hastane 2. Sok. No:60
Van
Ph. :
+90 432 212 06 60
Buyuk Urartu Hotel
Buyuk Urartu Hotel
Buyuk Urartu Hotel
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Prices

Future prices have not been released for our Ararat & Noah's Ark Tour at this time.
Current 'Hot Deals' for Ararat & Noah's Ark Tour :
 
Booked between
Departing
Discount
*
09 Sep 2019 - 31 Jan 2020
01 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020
15%
* This discount is only available to bookings that are paid in full by 31 Jan 2020
 
09 Sep 2019 - 31 Jan 2020
01 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021
15%
Deposit Option available for Ararat & Noah's Ark Tour :
 
Booked between
Departing
Deposit
01 Jan 2012 - 31 Dec 2025
01 Jan 2012 - 31 Dec 2025
$ 250.00
Child Discounts available for Ararat & Noah's Ark Tour :
 
Departing between
From Age
To Age
Discount
01 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2025
8
12
25.00 %
* Conditions apply. Please refer to the 'Child Discount Rates' section of our Terms and Conditions.