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Black Sea & Eastern Turkey Tours

Itinerary

2020 - 'Northern Explorer Tour'
13 - Day itinerary

Day 1
Thursday

Istanbul

Welcome to Istanbul! You will be transferred to your hotel and the remainder of the day is yours, free to explore.

Overnight Istanbul
4 star
Day 2
Friday

Istanbul Old City, Trabzon

After breakfast, you enjoy a fully guided tour of the only city to span two continents, visiting the Blue Mosque, St Sophia Museum, Topkapi Palace and the Hippodrome.
This afternoon we will fly to Trabzon, on the Black Sea coast.

Overnight Trabzon
4 star
(B)
Day 3
Saturday

Trabzon

Today we tour Trabzon and surrounds, visiting the breathtaking Byzantine Sumela Monastery and Uzungol, a picturesque lake surrounded by thick woods before returning back to the hotel.

Overnight Trabzon
4 star
(B)
Day 4
Sunday

Rize, Erzurum

Today we travel along the Black Sea coast towards Artvin before driving through the wild landscapes of Çoruh Valley. We also visit picturesque Ishan village on our way to the scenic heights of Erzurum.

Overnight Erzurum
5 star
(B)
Day 5
Monday

Ani, Dogubayazit

This morning we visit the Seljuk monuments of Erzurum before continuing through Kars to Ani, close to the Turkish Armenian border. We continue to Dogubeyazit located at the foothill of Mount Ararat, the highest mount in Anatolia and where Noah's Ark is thought to have landed.

Overnight Dogubeyazit
Boutique
(B)
Day 6
Tuesday

Dogubeyazit, Van

After breakfast we tour Ishak Pasha Palace before driving through barren landscapes of volcanic stones stopping at Muradiye Waterfalls. We continue to Van, home to Lake Van, Turkey's largest lake.

Overnight Van
4 star
(B)
Day 7
Wednesday

Van, Hosap, Akdamar

Morning drive to Çavustepe, to explore the ancient Urartian citadel before continuing to the village of Hosap. Early afternoon from the town of Gevas we take a boat excursion to Akdamar Island which is home to the 10th century Holy Cross Church.

Overnight Van
4 star
(B)
Day 8
Thursday

Ahlat, Tatvan, Bitlis

Today we drive along the north shore of Lake Van to visit Ahlat, Tatvan and the picturesque town of Bitlis. Late afternoon arrival in Diyarbakir.

Overnight Diyarbakir
4 star
(B)
Day 9
Friday

Hasankeyf, Midyat

Morning drive to Hasankeyf, to visit the cliff top Roman ruins of ancient Cephe, and the old town of Midyat, an architectural treasure.

Overnight Mardin
4 star
(B)
Day 10
Saturday

Harran, Urfa

On the way to Sanliurfa, we will visit Göbeklitepe which will allow you to discover the region and observe the excavation currently running at the site. Visit the famous 'beehive' village houses of Harran and the ancient city of Urfa, home of Abraham. Discover the "City of the Prophets" as we visit Abraham's Caves, the pool of sacred carp and the busy and colourful bazaar.

Overnight Sanliurfa (Urfa)
4 star
(B)
Day 11
Sunday

Adiyaman, Adiyaman

We have an interesting drive today as we pass by Bozova and see Ataturk Dam before arriving in Adiyaman.

Overnight Adiyaman
4 star
(B)
Day 12
Monday

Mt Nemrut

We set off for Mt. Nemrut before dawn and after a short ascent of the mountain watch the magical sunrise over the plateau, and visit the massive ancient rock statues. Visit the ancient Roman city of Zeugma and tour Gaziantep, and the Mosaic Museum where the superb Roman mosaics of Zeugma are displayed.

Overnight Gaziantep
3 star
(B)
Day 13
Tuesday

Gaziantep

After breakfast our tour concludes and we say goodbye to our new friends before being transferred to the airport for your onward flight.

(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.
4. The domestic flight from Istanbul to Trabzon is not included. You may book the flight yourself or through us. Contact us for latest flight rates at flights@feztravel.com
5. You will need to have your passport handy at check-in for any domestic flights
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Inclusions

Tour includes :-
Tour does not include :-
  • Domestic flight between Trabzon and Istanbul
  • Suggested optional activities
  • Tips - driver and guide
  • Compulsory Travel Insurance
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Highlights

  • Ani - Citadel
  • Bitlis - Castle
  • Dogubeyazit - Ishak Pasa Palace
  • Harran
  • Istanbul - Hippodrome
  • Istanbul - St. Sophia Museum
  • Midyat
  • Mt. Nemrut - Ancient Site
  • Sumela Monastery
  • Van - Akdamar Church
  • Ataturk Dam
  • Dogubeyazit
  • Gaziantep - Mosaic Museum
  • Istanbul - Blue Mosque
  • Istanbul - Old City
  • Istanbul - Topkapi Palace
  • Mt. Ararat
  • Muradiye - Bendimahi Falls
  • Uzungöl Lake
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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
Diyarbakir
Class Hotel
Standard : 4 star
Address :-
Gazi Cad. 101
Diyarbakir
Ph. :
+90 (0412) 229 50 00
Class Hotel
Class Hotel
Class 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
Erzurum
Palan Hotel
Standard : 5 star
Address :-
Palandöken Kayak Merkezi
Palandöken
Erzurum
Ph. :
+90 (0442) 317 07 07
Palan Hotel
Palan Hotel
Palan Hotel
Gaziantep
Ibis Gaziantep
Standard : 3 star
Address :-
Yaprak Mah. Istasyon Caddesi
No 78 Sehit Kamil
Gaziantep
Ph. :
+90 (0342) 211 0030
Ibis Gaziantep
Ibis Gaziantep
Ibis Gaziantep
Istanbul
Port Bosphorus Hotel
Standard : 4 star
Address :-
Kılıçali Paşa Mah
Meclis-i Mebusan Cd. No:13
Karaköy
Istanbul
Ph. :
+90 (212) 247 00 00
Port Bosphorus Hotel
Port Bosphorus Hotel
Port Bosphorus Hotel
Mardin
Hilton Garden Inn Mardin
Standard : 4 star
Address :-
Yenisehir Mahallesi Baris Caddesi 29
Mardin
Ph. :
+90 (0482) 213 9600
Hilton Garden Inn Mardin
Hilton Garden Inn Mardin
Hilton Garden Inn Mardin
Sanliurfa (Urfa)
Hotel Harran
Standard : 4 star
Address :-
Atatürk Bulvari
Sanliurfa
Sanliurfa (Urfa)
Ph. :
+90 (414) 313 28 60
Hotel Harran
Hotel Harran
Trabzon
Büyük Sumela Hotel
Standard : 4 star
Address :-
Atatürk Caddesi
Maçka
Trabzon
Ph. :
+90 (0462) 512 35 41
Büyük Sumela Hotel
Büyük Sumela Hotel
Büyük Sumela Hotel
Van
Grand Hotel Van
Standard : 4 star
Address :-
İrfan Baştuğ Cad. No.2
Van
Ph. :
+90 (0432) 214 88 88
Grand Hotel Van
Grand Hotel Van
Grand Hotel Van
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Prices

Prices
per person in twin share accommodation
From
To
Currency:- USD
Cost
S.S.
Single Supplement explanation
01 Jan 2020
31 Dec 2020
3,249.00
750.00
01 Jan 2021
31 Dec 2021
3,249.00
750.00
Current 'Hot Deals' for Northern Explorer 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 Northern Explorer Tour :
 
Booked between
Departing
Deposit
01 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2025
01 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2025
$ 250.00
Child Discounts available for Northern Explorer Tour :
 
Departing between
From Age
To Age
Discount
01 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2025
8
12
25.00 %
* Conditions apply. Please refer to the 'Child Discount Rates' section of our Terms and Conditions.

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