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Eastern Turkey TE

Visiting: Turkey
Tour Duration 15 Days
  • Ishak Pasha Palace
  • Isak Pasha Palace
  • Sunset over the Blue Mosque, Istanbul
  • The ancient town of Hasankeyf
  • Church ruins in Ani
  • Tour Style: Classic
  • Tour Type: Small Groups
  • Tour Pace: Busy
  • Tour Comfort: Standard
 

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Cultural Adventure Holiday in Eastern Turkey

Ancient palaces, bustling bazaars and traditional Anatolian towns are all part of this journey through Eastern Turkey. Travelling deep into the rugged mountains we admire breathtaking views of Mount Ararat and enjoy the sunset from the summit of Nemrut Dagi. Along the way we discover the beautiful Isak Pasha Palace, the 'hanging' Sumela Monastery and the prehistoric site of Gobekli Tepe.

Tour Highlights

  • Ani - Visit the Armenian ruins and painted churches
  • Isak Pasha Palace - Admire this spectacular fusion of Seljuk, Ottoman, Persian, Georgian and Armenian architectural styles
  • Lake Van - Take a boat trip on Turkey's largest lake, surrounded by mountains
  • Mardin - Visit the 'Saffron Monastery'
  • Gobekli Tepe - See the amazing standing stones of this ancient religious site dating from circa 10,000 BC
  • Nemrut Dagi - Watch sunset from this mountain top mausoleum, littered with giant statues

Itinerary

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  • 1
    Join tour Istanbul

  • 2
    Fly to Trabzon

  • 3
    In Trabzon, drive to Erzurum

  • 4
    In Erzurum, drive to Kars

  • 5
    Visit Ani, drive to Dogubeyazit

  • 6
    Drive to Van

  • 7
    In Van; visit Akdamar Island

  • 8
    Drive via Diyabakir to Mardin

  • 9
    Visits to Hasankeyf and the Saffron Monastery

  • 10
    Drive to Sanilurfa (Urfa) via Gobekli Tepe

  • 11
    Visit Harran

  • 12
    Drive via Karakus to Nemrut Dagi

  • 13
    Walks in Nemrut Dagi area

  • 14
    Drive to Gazientep

  • 15
    Tour Ends Gazientep

Tour notes

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Included meals 14 0 0
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Transport
Bus, Boat
Accommodation
14 nights Standard Hotel
Tour Staff
Driver(s), Explore Tour Leader, Local Guide(s), Boat Crew
Group Size
Generally 12 - 18