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Black Sea & Eastern Turkey Tours

Itinerary

This 4 day tour starts in Cappadocia, Turkey and ends in Istanbul, Turkey. Hights include :- Göbekli Tepe - Kahramanmaraş - Kahta - Karatay Caravansaray - Mt. Nemrut - Sanliurfa (Urfa)

2019 - 'Mt Nemrut Eastern Explorer Tour'
4 - Day itinerary

Day 1
 

Mt Nemrut, Karatay Caravansaray, Kahramanmaras

Departure in the morning from Cappadocia, we we cross the Tekir plateau towards Adiyaman and Mt Nemrut. Along the way our first stop will be the Seljuk Karatay Caravansaray. The next stop will be Pinarbasi for a short tea break than onto Kahramanmaras which produces Turkey's best ice cream! From here we pass through Adiyaman and visit Arsemia, once the capital of the Commagene Kingdom, before continuing to the ancient Severus (Cendere) Bridge and the Karakus Tumulus where members of the royal family were buried. This evening we will go to Mt Nemrut, ascend the mountain, watch the magical sunrise over the plateau, and visit the massive ancient rock statues. After the sunset we return to Adiyaman.

Overnight Adiyaman
4 star
(L, D)
Day 2
 

Gobekli Tepe, Sanliurfa, Harran

Today we drive to Sanliurfa, visiting Ataturk Dam, Turkey's largest, along. After short break we drive to Gobekli Tepe, predating Stonehenge by some 6,000 years, some believe it is the site of the world's oldest temple. Lunch will be in Sanliurfa and after lunch we visit the Harran, a village of Mud-Brick "beehive" houses mentioned in the book of Genesis where Abraham spend last years of his life. we will visit the ruins of Harran including city walls, oldest Islamic university and the castle dated to eighteen century. We then drive back to Sanliurfa where we will stay and you will have chance to see Mevlid-i Halil Mosque, where you can see the Prophet Abraham Cave and the Pools of the Holy Carp surrounding it, then wander around oriental covered bazaar.

Overnight Sanliurfa (Urfa)
Special Class
(B, L, D)
Day 3
 

Gaziantep, Istanbul

Departure from Sanliurfa for Gaziantep where you can see the famous Mosaic Museum, the largest in the world and home to the famous 'Gypsy Girl' mosaic. This museum exhibits superb mosaics discovered at the roman site of Belkis - Zeugma before Birecik Dam flooded most of the site. After lunch, we catch a flight to Istanbul from Gaziantep airport.

Overnight Istanbul
Boutique
(B, L)
Day 4
 

Istanbul

After breakfast our tour concludes and we say goodbye to our new friends.

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

Please Note:
1. Domestic flight times may vary due to various circumstances
2. You will need to have your passport handy at check-in for any domestic flights
3. Single travellers are obliged to pay Single Supplement and will have the hotel room to themselves.
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Inclusions

Tour includes :-
  • Professional English-speaking tour guide for the duration of the tour
  • Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking vehicle
  • Tips except driver and guide
  • Domestic flight between Gaziantep and Istanbul and transfers
  • Entrance fees
  • 3 nights - accommodation.
    - 1 night
    4 star
    Adiyaman
    - 1 night
    Special Class
    Sanliurfa (Urfa)
    - 1 night
    Boutique
    Istanbul
  • 3 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 2 Dinners
Tour does not include :-
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Highlights

  • Arsemia
  • Ataturk Dam
  • Gaziantep - Mosaic Museum
  • Göbekli Tepe
  • Harran
  • Kahramanmaraş
  • Karakuş Tümülüsü
  • Karatay Caravansaray
  • Mt. Nemrut - Ancient Site
  • Sanliurfa - Mevlid-i Halil Mosque
  • Sanliurfa (Urfa)
  • Severus (Cendere) Bridge
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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
Istanbul
Sirkeci Mansion Hotel
Standard : Boutique
Address :-
Taya Hatun Sokak No:5
(formerly Sirkeci Konak Hotel)
Sirkeci
Istanbul
Ph. :
+90 212 528 43 44
Sirkeci Mansion Hotel
Sirkeci Mansion Hotel
Sirkeci Mansion Hotel
Sanliurfa (Urfa)
Manici Hotel
Standard : Special Class
Address :-
Balikligöl Civari
Surkav Alisveris Merkezi No. 68
Sanliurfa (Urfa)
Ph. :
+90 (414) 215 99 11
Manici Hotel
Manici Hotel
Manici Hotel
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Prices

Prices
per person in twin share accommodation
From
To
Currency:- USD
Cost
S.S.
Single Supplement explanation
01 Jan 2019
31 Dec 2019
455.00
130.00
Deposit Option available for Mt Nemrut Eastern Explorer Tour :
 
Booked between
Departing
Deposit
01 Jan 2012 - 31 Dec 2020
01 Jan 2012 - 31 Dec 2020
$ 250.00
Child Discounts available for Mt Nemrut Eastern Explorer Tour :
 
Departing between
From Age
To Age
Discount
01 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2020
8
12
25.00 %
* Conditions apply. Please refer to the 'Child Discount Rates' section of our Terms and Conditions.

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