12 Nights / 13 Days
Eastern Turkey is cold. Trips are reccommended only in
Arrival to Adana
Meet and transfer to the hotel. Overnight in Adana.
Adana Tarsus Antakya
Today we will drive to nearby town Tarsus which was the
birthplace of St. Paul. We will have a chance to walk the
streets of Tarsus. We will continue to Antakya in the
afternoon. After lunch we are covering the second largest
Museum of Mosaics in the world. Visit the Church of St.
Peter where early church members were called Christians.
Overnight stay in Antakya.
Antakya Zeugma Gaziantep - Kahta
We will depart in the morning to visit the remains of
Zeugma. This ancient city was a big trade center in the 2nd
c. and fabled with its mosaics. It was excavated before it
got partially covered by the nearby dam lake. In the
afternoon we continue to Gaziantep to visit the museum of
archaeology. Continue to Kahta.
Gaziantep Mt. Nemrut Harran Kahta
We will depart at 4 am in the morning to watch the sun rise
on Mt. Nemrut. After we tour the burial mound at the peak of
the mountain and observe the gigantic statues of Commagene
kingdom we will continue to Cendere Bridge and Karakus
Tumuli. Stay in Kahta.
Kahta Ataturk Dam Harran Sanliurfa
Today we depart for Ataturk Dam which is the 4th largest
project in the world. In the afternoon we will continue to
Harran which was the place where god told Abraham to seed
his generations. Visit Sanliurfa Balikli Gol in the late
Sanliurfa Midyat Mardin
Drive to Suryani Kadim Monastery in the morning on the way
to Midyat. We will observe Midyat in detail in the afternoon
which is the most famous silver jewelry producing town in
the Middle East. Drive back to Mardin for an overnight stay.
Mardin Hasan Kehf Diyarbakir
Drive to Hasan Kehf in the morning and continue to
Diyarbakir. Visit the old town of Diyarbakir and its Ulu
Mosque. Stay in Diyarbakir.
Diyarbakir Akdamar Island Van
We will depart early this morning to visit the Akdamar
Church near Van. We will take a small boat ride to get to
Akdamar Island on Lake Van. This church has one of the most
complete scene collections of the Old Testament carved on
the faηade of the church. Late afternoon tour of Van.
Van Mt. Ararat Kars
Our first sight seeing will be at Dogu Beyazit. We will
observe the beauty of the Mt. Ararat from a distance. Then
we will continue to Ishak Pasa Palace which is one of the
oldest and most complete palace complexes in the world. Than
we will continue to Kars the city built on top of the high
cliffs. In the late afternoon we will walk the bazaars of
Kars Ani Artvin
Ani is one of the cities which were emptied when Turkish
Government reciprocated its people with Muslim Greeks. Since
then the town has not been settled therefore it looks like a
ghost town. Continue to visit Artvin which is one of the
most beautiful cities near the Georgian Border.
Artvin Ayder Plateau Rize
Today is completely kept for the visit of Ayder Plateau.
During the day we will visit many different villages and
observe the local people. We will continue to Rize for an
Rize Sumela Trabzon - Istanbul
The monastery of Mary in Sumela is one of the most beautiful
locations on Black Sea Mountain range. The monastery is
built almost 1000 feet from the sea level on the sheer drops
of the mountains. After lunch near by we will continue to
Trabzon and visit the castle and the Hagia Sophia Monastery.
We will catch the late afternoon flight to Istanbul
Departure transfer. End of our servcies.
12 Nights at
First Class or best
Daily breakfast and dinner
English Speaking Professional
throughout the tour
All transfers and transportation
All entry fees
Portage at hotels
Turkish Visa Fee