Gaziantep - Mosaic Museum
Gaziantep - Mosaic Museum
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Black Sea & Eastern Turkey Tours

Itinerary

This 13 day tour, starts and ends in Istanbul, Turkey.

2022 - 'Central Eastern Explorer Tour'
13 - Day itinerary

Day 1
Tuesday

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
Wednesday

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 (including Hagia Irene) and the Hippodrome.
This afternoon we will fly to Van.

Overnight Van
4 star
(B)
Day 3
Thursday

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 4
Friday

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 5
Saturday

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 6
Sunday

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 7
Monday

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 8
Tuesday

Mt Nemrut

We set off for Mt. Nemrut before dawn and after a short ascent of the mountain watch the magical sunset 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 9
Wednesday

Kahramanmaras, Cappadocia

After breakfast we set off for Cappadocia, stopping off at Kahramanmaras (produces Turkey's best ice cream!) along the way.

Overnight Cappadocia
Boutique Cave
(B)
Day 10
Thursday

Cappadocia

Marvel at the lunar landscape of Cappadocia as you visit the Goreme Valley Open Air Museum, the fairy chimneys and explore the many levels of an underground city.

Overnight Cappadocia
Boutique Cave
(B)
Day 11
Friday

Yazilikaya, Hattusa, Alacahoyuk

After breakfast, we drive via Kozakli to the city of Hattusa, the capital of the Hittite Empire in the late Bronze Age. First we visit Yazilikaya, the ruins of the open air temple where there are rock carvings of Hitite gods. Then we go to Hattusa, 'the Great Temple', the city ruins including the Lions' Gate and the Royal Gate and the summer palace of Hitites. Then we drive to Alacahoyuk seeing the Sphinx Gate and the Royal Tombs.

Overnight Ankara
5 star
(B)
Day 12
Saturday

Ankara, Istanbul

This morning we visit the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations, an award winning museum located near the ancient citadel of Ankara and then continue on to Istanbul.

Overnight Istanbul
4 star
(B)
Day 13
Sunday

Istanbul

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. Maximum Group Size of 20.
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 Van 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 Istanbul and Van
  • Suggested optional activities
  • Tips - Driver and Guide
  • Compulsory Travel Insurance
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Highlights

  • Alacahöyük - Ancient Site
  • Ataturk Dam
  • Cappadocia - Kaymakli - Underground City
  • Göreme - Open Air Museum
  • Hattusa - Ancient Site
  • Istanbul - Hagia Irene (Aya İrini)
  • Istanbul - Old City
  • Istanbul - Topkapi Palace
  • Mt. Nemrut - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Ankara - Atatürk's Mausoleum
  • Bitlis - Castle
  • Gaziantep - Mosaic Museum
  • Harran - Beehive Houses
  • Istanbul - Blue Mosque
  • Istanbul - Hippodrome
  • Istanbul - St. Sophia Museum
  • Midyat
  • Van - Akdamar Church
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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
Ankara
Hotel Ickale
Standard : 5 star
Address :-
GMK Bulvarı No:89
Ankara
Ph. :
+90 (0312) 231 77 10
Website :
Hotel Ickale
Hotel Ickale
Hotel Ickale
Hotel Ickale
Cappadocia
Gamirasu Hotel
Standard : Boutique Cave
Address :-
Ayvali Koyu
Ürgüp
Cappadocia
Ph. :
+90 (0384) 354 5815
Gamirasu Hotel
Gamirasu Hotel
Gamirasu Hotel
Diyarbakir
Class Hotel
Standard : 4 star
Address :-
Gazi Cad. 101
Diyarbakir
Ph. :
+90 (0412) 229 50 00
Class Hotel
Class Hotel
Class 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 :-
Kamberiye
Atatürk Bulvari
Merkez/Haliliye
Sanliurfa
Sanliurfa (Urfa)
Ph. :
+90 (414) 313 28 60
Hotel Harran
Hotel Harran
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
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Currency:- USD
Cost
S.S.
Single Supplement explanation
01 Jun 2022
31 Dec 2022
3,575.00
714.00
01 Jun 2023
31 Dec 2023
3,575.00
714.00
Deposit Option available for Central Eastern Explorer Tour :
 
Booked between
Departing
Deposit
01 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2025
01 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2025
$ 250.00
Child Discounts available for Central Eastern Explorer Tour :
 
Departing between
From Age
To Age
Discount
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8
12
25.00 %
* Conditions apply. Please refer to the 'Child Discount Rates' section of our Terms and Conditions.

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