Day 1 Saturday
Welcome to Trabzon! You will be transferred to your hotel and the remainder of the day is yours free to explore at your own pace. Tonight you meet your tour guide and fellow travelling companions.
Overnight Trabzon 4 star Buyuk Sumela Hotel
Day 2 Sunday
Today we tour Trabzon and surrounds, visiting the historical Trabzon Hagia Sophia Church Museum. Proceed to Uzungol, a picturesque lake surrounded by thick woods before returning back to the hotel.
Overnight Trabzon 4 star Buyuk Sumela Hotel(B)
Day 3 Monday
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 Palan Hotel (B)
Day 4 Tuesday
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 4 star Hotel to be advised (B)
Day 5 Wednesday
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 Grand Hotel Van (B)
Day 6 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 Van4 star Grand Hotel Van(B)
Day 7 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 Class Hotel (B)
Day 8 Saturday
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 Hilton Garden Inn Mardin (B)
Day 9 Sunday
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 Hotel Harran (B)
Day 10 Monday
We have an interesting drive today as we pass by Bozova and see Ataturk Dam before arriving in Adiyaman.
Overnight Adiyaman 4 star Grand Isias Hotel (B)
Day 11 Tuesday
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 Ibis Gaziantep (B)
Day 12 Wednesday
After breakfast our tour concludes and we say goodbye to our new friends before being transferred to the airport for your onward flight.
(B - Breakfast, L - Lunch, D - Dinner)
At Kusadasi Harbour, Istanbul Harbour and Izmir Harbour.
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After you get off the cruise, you will pass through the passport control and will see the shopping areas.
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