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Eastern Turkey Explorer DTE

Visiting: Turkey
Tour Duration 15 Days
  • Antique Statues at Nemrut
  • Church ruins in Ani
  • Akdamar Island in Van
  • The ancient town of Hasankeyf
  • Sunset over the Blue Mosque, Istanbul
  • Tour Style: Premium
  • Tour Type: Small Groups
  • Tour Pace: Busy
  • Tour Comfort: Comfortable

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Eastern Turkey Holiday

Join us on this journey through fascinating Eastern Turkey visiting historic palaces, colourful bazaars and local Anatolian towns. En route we travel deep into the mountains, taking in views of Mount Ararat, and the summit of Nemrut Dagi at sunset. We also visit the stunning Isak Pasha Palace, the 'hanging' Sumela Monastery and the pre-historic site of worship at 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


Itineraries on some departure dates may differ, please select.

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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

Each departure date has it's own dedicated tour note, detailing all you need to know about that tour. Whether you've already booked, or weighing up your options, please choose carefully the relevant itinerary for you.

We have the following different versions of the Eastern Turkey Explorer tour available at present.

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Included meals 14 0 0
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Bus, Boat
12 nights Comfortable Hotel
2 nights Standard Hotel
Tour Staff
Driver(s), Explore Tour Leader, Local Guide(s), Boat Crew
Group Size
Generally 10 - 16