Tour Information

Day 1 : Flight to Trabzon and Sumela Monestry Tour Pick-up from your hotel at 07.00 am and transfer to Istanbul Airport for the flight to Trabzon at 09.40-11.15 am. You will be met by your guide and drive to the Sumela Monastery. As we park our vehicle on the skirts of the hill upon which the monastery is built, we first have lunch at a restaurant and then take a 30 minutes hike up to the monastery following a narrow hike path covered with pine trees. After our visit, we hike back and drive to Trabzon, spending the rest of the day at leisure. Dinner and overnight in Trabzon. Lunch Included

Day 2 : Ayder Highland & Fırtına (Storm) Valley Tour The tour starts with a visit to St. Sophia and later discover Ayder Highland with a private tour for you and your family, visit Senyuva Village, Historical Stone Arch Bridges and Zilkale deep into the Fırtına Valley. . overnight in Ayder . Breakfast and Lunch Included

Day 3 : Trabzon – Erzurum Tour Check-out from the hotel and on our way to Erzurum, we leave the Black Sea Coast and start driving inland. We have lunch on arrival in Erzurum. This is Turkey’s highest elevated city, built at 1853 m (6200 ft.). More important are the finest examples of Selcuk architecture that can be seen here. After visiting Lala Mustafa Pasha Mosque, Rustem Pasha Bedesten, Ulu Mosque and the Cifte Minareli Medrese, we check-in our hotel where we will spend the night. overnight in Erzurum. Breakfast and Lunch Included

Day 4 : Ani – Kars Tour After breakfast, we drive to Ani, via Kars. Ani dates back as far as the 5th century AD and from 806 it served as the capital of Armenia. After our visits here, we drive to the center of Kars and visit Kars Castle. We will stay at the Kar’s Hotel, in where, Orhan Pamuk, Nobel prized Turkish writer, wrote his book called "Snow". Overnight in Kars. Breakfast and Lunch Included

Day 5 : Dogubeyazit Tour – Van Today, we head on further south to Van via Dogubeyazit where we visit the legendary Ishak Pasa Palace built towards the end of the 18th century by a powerful local family who were the de facto rulers of the area. We, then drive further, past Mt. Ararat, which according to ancient tradition, is the mountain on which Noah's Ark rested. Ararat consists of 2 peaks: Buyuk Agri (5165 m) and Kucuk Agri (3925 m). We visit the Muradiye waterfalls en route. Overnight in Van. Breakfast and Lunch Included

Day 6 : Akdamar Church – Hasankeyf – Midyat Tour Departing early, we first visit Akdamar Church before driving further southwest to Midyat. En route, we stop by Hasankeyf which was the capital of the Artuklu Seljucks in the period 1102-1232. It is well known for its structure and remains belonging to various Islamic reigns. Remains on both banks of the Tigris (Dicle) river will be submerged upon the completion of Ilusu Dam nearby. Salvation works were started in 1988. Though the original founders of the settlement are not known, scholars state that nearby caves were inhabited since prehistoric times. Overnight in Midyat. Breakfast and Lunch Included

Day 7 : Mardin Tour – Sanliurfa Start the day with Mardin old City Tour We leave Midyat and drive South to Mardin via the Tigris Bridge. On the outskirts of Mardin, we visit the still practicing Monastery of Mar Gabriel. As we drive back, we stop for lunch at Mardin, then drive further to Sanliurfa and visiting Gobeklitepe and Harran where we will spend the night. Overnight in Sanliurfa. Breakfast and Lunch Included

Day 8 : Mt. Nemrut Tour After breakfast, we leave Sanliurfa and visiting Balıklı Gol, City Center, Gumrukhan Bazaar drive to Kâhta along a spectacular road, having lunch at Adiyaman. We stop for refreshment on the skirts of Mt. Nemrut and Septumus Severus, Roman Bridge before our 500 meter hike to the sanctuary. This is the magnificent funerary monument of the Commagene Antiochus I Theos. We arrive to our hotel in the evening.Overnight in Kâhta. Breakfast and Lunch Included

Day 9: Flight to Istanbul Departure from your hotel transfer to Adiyaman Airport for the flight to Istanbul and then transferred to your hotel in Istanbul.

The tour cost is 4600 EUR per person including hotels staying in double bedding room BB. The offer includes the following services: • Domestic flight tickets with Turkish Airlines (20 kg. check-in baggage + 4 kg. per person hand baggage) • Local airport transfers in Istanbul • 8 days private driver-guide service in English. Guide is a professional licensed tour guide and experienced driver • 9 days car rental service for Peugeot Rifter with air-condition. • All fuel, highways and parking fees on the tour. • Daily accommodation of the guide. • Lunch service on the day tours. The following services are excluded: • Dinners • Drinks at lunch services • Personal expenses You will be guested at the following hotels. TRABZON AYDER ERZURUM KARS VAN Double Three by Hilton Van MİDYAT ŞANLIURFA KAHTA Cancellation process: 10 % penalty applied once tour is booked with down payment Cancellation deadline is 7 days ahead of the tour. No refund available after the cancellation deadline is due.