• 15 Day Black Sea Eastern Turkey Tour
  • 15 Day Black Sea Eastern Turkey Tour
  • 15 Day Black Sea Eastern Turkey Tour
  • 15 Day Black Sea Eastern Turkey Tour
  • 15 Day Black Sea Eastern Turkey Tour
  • 15 Day Black Sea Eastern Turkey Tour
  • 15 Day Black Sea Eastern Turkey Tour
  • 15 Day Black Sea Eastern Turkey Tour
  • 15 Day Black Sea Eastern Turkey Tour
  • 15 Day Black Sea Eastern Turkey Tour

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Duration
15 days
Tour languages
English
Guiding type
Fully guided
Group size
1 - 100
Hygiene protocol
Included
Budget Class
Comfort
Physical Rating
Relaxing
Suitable ages
0 - 99
Pickup Location
Trabzon Inte...
Dropoff Location
Esenboğa In...
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Tour overview

If you are looking for something special and extraordinary then look no further. Enjoy first-class service and guided transportation through the historical and picturesque sites of Sumela Monastery, Trabzon, Erzurum, Kars, Dogubeyazit, Van, Akdamar Church, Hasankeyf, Midyat, Mardin, Harran – GobekliTepe, Mt. Nemrut, Cappadocia, Ankara domestic flight back to Istanbul. This an exquisite tour for you with all the bells and whistles.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The cliff-hanging Byzantine Sumela monastery , Harvesting Tea with locals from tea farms & walking around hazelnut gardens , Exploring Karagol National Park on foot , Wandering around the evocative ruins of Ani on the Armenian border , Visiting the unique Ishak Pasha Palace & catching views of Mt Ararat , The markets and architecture of Mardin & Urfa , Fantastic sunset by the majestic heads of Mt. Nemrut , Eastern Turkey cousine influenced from borderline cousines.

Itinerary

(Lunch & Dinner included)

We arrive at Trabzon Airport in the late morning, meet our 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.

VISITED PLACES

(Breakfast, Local Lunch and Local dinner included)

We check out, and visit St. Sophia Church before driving to the Ataturk Museum. As we are done with our visits in Trabzon, we drive to Rize, following a spectacular road with tea gardens on our right and the Black Sea on our left. After lunch at a local restaurant, we visit a tea factory around Rize and drive back to Trabzon. Dinner and overnight in Trabzon.

VISITED PLACES

(Breakfast, Local Lunch and Local dinner included)

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. Dinner and overnight in Erzurum.

VISITED PLACES

(Breakfast, Local Lunch and Local dinner included)

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". Dinner & overnight in Kars.

VISITED PLACES

(Breakfast, Local Lunch and Local dinner included)

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. Dinner and overnight in Van.

VISITED PLACES

(Breakfast, Local Lunch and Local dinner included)

After a leisurely breakfast, today we visit the Fortress of Van and the museum. After lunch at a local restaurant, we head on to Hosap Castle and then to Cavustepe. Dinner and overnight in Van.

VISITED PLACES

(Breakfast, Local Lunch and Local dinner included)

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. Dinner and overnight in Midyat.

VISITED PLACES

(Breakfast, Local Lunch and Local dinner included)

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 where we will spend the night. Dinner and overnight in Sanliurfa.

VISITED PLACES

(Breakfast, Local Lunch and Local dinner included)

Genesis refers to Harran as Terha, the place to where Abraham took his wife and son, Lot. It is difficult to believe that this small settlement on the edge of the desert was once a major economic, religious, and cultural center. Harran means "crossroads" and has been occupied since at least 2000 BC. Finishing our visit to Harran, we drive back to Sanliurfa to see the pool and the birthplace of Abraham. After lunch at a local restaurant, we head on the the highlight of the all trip; Gobeklitepe; The data which were obtained as a result of the excavations continued uninterrupted since 1995 show that Gobeklitepe was a cult center, made by mankind and dated to approximately 12,000 years before present. It is composed of approximately 20 round and oval structures, reaching 30 m in diameter. 6 of them have been exposed in excavations and others were identified by surveys in geomagnetic and georadar methods. The results of excavations and surveys showed that Gobeklitepe was a 12,000 years old major meeting center composed of monumental structures built for ceremonial purposes, instead of spaces of daily life. Dinner and overnight in Sanliurfa.

VISITED PLACES

(Breakfast, Local Lunch and Local dinner included)

After breakfast, we leave Sanliurfa and drive to Kâhta along a spectacular road, having lunch at Adiyaman. We stop for refreshment on the skirts of Mt. Nemrut 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. Dinner and overnight in Kâhta.

VISITED PLACES

(Breakfast and Local dinner included)

We take a long but pleasant drive today to Cappadocia; the land of the fairies. En route, we will stop by Kahramanmaras the city famous for its ice cream. We will walk on the streets of the city and visit the Archaeological Museum. We have lunch at a local restaurant and keep driving along the picturesque road which connects East to West along the silk road. Dinner and overnight in Cappadocia.

VISITED PLACES

(Breakfast, Local Lunch and Local dinner included)

Today we will get to know the Cappadocia region, a volcanic area in which the geological formation started 10 million years ago. As a result of these formations phallic like pillars have come to life. The beautiful horse country Katpatuka, (as the Persians called her) is an unbelievable strip of land, enchanting and mysterious. Cappadocia region is also famous for its arts, including ceramic and carpets. You will be picked up approximately 09:30 from your hotel to join our regular tour. Tour starts with Uchisar Castle, the highest point of Cappadocia. After Uchisar, you visit Goreme Open Air Museum, the Heart of Cappadocia. Goreme Open Air Museum is famous for frescoes dating to 10th century describing the life of Jesus Christ and monks. Next stop is Cavusin, which is an abandoned village with old cave Greek houses. After Cavusin you go to the restaurant in Avanos to have lunch. After lunch, you visit a pottery work shop, to see how to make potteries. Then you go Pasabagi where you can see three - headed fairy chimneys. After Pasabagi you visit another workshop to see Cappadocian handwoven carpets and kilims. Next stop is Devrent Valley, which is also called Imagination Valley, where you can see natural rock formations looking like animals. Then you head to a wine shop in Urgup for wine tasting. Last stop is Three Beauties, three beautiful fairy chimneys with their hats, which is the symbol of Cappadocia. This tour will end approximately 18:00 and you will be returned back to your hotel. Dinner and overnight Cappadocia.

VISITED PLACES

(Breakfast, Local Lunch and Local dinner included)

Breakfast at hotel, around 9:30am you will be picked up from your hotel. We will drive you to Derinkuyu underground city, one of the best preserved and deepest Underground cities in Cappadocia.Derinkuyu Underground city is 55 meters deep and 8 levels open to visitors. After thet we will drive you to Ihlara valley which is a 16 km long canyon and both side are lined with rock carved churches. We will have 3 km hike and visit one of the churches in the valley. End of the hiking lunch be served at the Belisirma village beside river. After lunch we will visit Selime monastery, carved out of the rock by Christian monks in the 13th centry On the way back to hotel we will stop at the pigeon valley. Dinner and overnight Cappadocia.

VISITED PLACES

(Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included)

Leaving the land of fairies, we drive around the shores of Salt Lake to the capital of Turkey: Ankara. First we drive to the old district of the city to visit the Anatolian Civilizations Museum. Lunch will be served at the heart of the modern city before visiting Ataturk"s Mausoleum where Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the founder of the modern Turkish Republic, is buried. Spend the rest of the day at leisure, strolling down the streets of Ankara. Our farewell dinner will be at an old mansion in the Ankara citadel. Overnight in Ankara.

VISITED PLACES

(Breakfast included)

Transfer to Ankara Airport for the flight back home. We hope your tour was a memorable one and we look forward to seeing you in the future on another TravelShop Booking Tour. Have a safe trip back home and thanks for choosing Us

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Routes

Included

2 nights hotel in Trabzon - Marvell City hotel Trabzon

1 nights hotel in Erzurum - Bora Park Hotel

1 night hotel in Kars - Katarina Sarayı Kars

2 nights hotel in Van - Moonlight Hotel Van

1 night hotel in Midyat - Kaya ninova Hotel

2 night hotel in Sanliurfa - Elruha Hotel

1 night hotel in Kâhta - Kahta Hotel

3 night hotel in Cappadocia - Antique House Cave Hotel

1 nights hotel in Ankara - Best Western Hotel 2000

PS: If This hotel list not available at the time of your booking then we will arrange similar other hotel for your group. If you prefer a Different category hotel, there might be an additional cost

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Professional English - speaking tour guides

15 open buffet breakfasts

13 local lunches during to tours

15 local dinners at hotels

Arrival airport transfer from Trabzon Airport

Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non - smoking coach

Return airport transfer

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Guided Sumela Monastery Tour

Guided Trabzon Tour

Guided Erzurum Tour

Guided Kars Tour

Guided Dogubeyazit Tour

Guided Van Tour

Guided Akdamar Church – Hasankeyf – Midyat Tour

Guided Mardin Tour

Guided Harran – GobekliTepe Tour

Guided Mt. Nemrut Tour

Guided Guided Cappadocia Red tour

Guided Cappadocia Green tour

Guided Ankara Tour

All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary

THINGS TO BE CHECKED PRIOR THE TOUR;

Please check the information below before your departure

1- International Flight Tickets

2- Tour itinenary

3- Confirmation received from us to include Hotel reservations etc.

4- Domestic Flight Tickets if any (Please check your title/name spelling printed correctly)

5- Passport Validation Terms

6- Visa if needed (check before your trip for the dates on your visa )

7- If visa needed, please ask us for invitation letter to ease the visa application process

8- Flight details for on time Airport transfer services

9- Observe the luggage limitation by Airlines for domestic flights ifa ny

10- Obtain emergency contact details from our office

Excluded

International or Domestic flights

Insurance: All types

Daily Turkish Night Show

Daily Whirling Dervishes

Hot Air Ballooning Cappadocia

Personal expenses: extras at hotel or additional meals

Tipping: Tips for guides and drivers

City Tax • Turkey entry visa

Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry

Any others expenses which are not mentioned at the included section

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What is the Travelshopbooking Credits system?

  1. 1. TravelShopBooking Credits is a virtual money application specific to our system that allows our members to pay a portion of their shopping amount for their purchases on travelshopbooking.com

    There are 6 kinds of Credits:

    • a. 20 € Welcome Credit; it can be earned by becoming a member of the system,
    • b. 5% First Booking Credit; you can gain at your first booking from the system and this booking must be at least 500 €,
    • c. 5% Invitation Credit; you gain it after you invite someone and they get an active member of our system, when they book a tour that is 1000 € or more, the price’s 5% will be your credit,
    • d. 2% Guest Credit; you gain it when you become a member by someone else’s invitation,
    • e. 1% Lucky Me Credit; you will be collecting it at your every booking from the system.
    • f. 5% Tag Us Credit; You will gain it when you share 3 actual images or 1 actual video when you join one of our tours and share it on Instagram, Facebook, Youtube, or Twitter (for 6 months) the 5% month of your tour price will be your Tag Us Credit and you can use it on one of our optional tours as a discount.
  2. 2. TravelShop Booking Credits can be collectible and spent within certain rules as a discount for its products.

  3. 3. It is not liquidity and can never be converted into cash. It can only be used as a means of payment within the rules defined in the system.

  4. 4. Travelshopbooking credits can not be transferred to others.

  5. 5. 1 Credit is equal to 1 € (for USD please check the exchange rates)

  6. 6. No matter the way how you get a member of the system, every and each member have 20 € Welcome Credits.

  7. 7. Any kinds of credits can not be used on the first bookings, you can use them at your second and next bookings as a discount.

  8. 8. Travelshopbooking can arrange campaigns about gaining and spending Credits at certain times and keep the right to change the rules of the campaigns.

  9. 9. Above the campaigns and conditions link you can learn more about current campaigns and conditions.

  10. 10. All the Credits have to be used in the following 1 year from the first booking. Unused credits are automatically deleted from the system after 1 year.

  11. 11. Only travelshopbooking.com members can collect and use credits.

  12. 12. The credits assigned to your account after your first booking on the system. They can be used as a discount starting from your second and next bookings.

  13. 13. Each product/tour listed in our online store, has its own credit. Credits have been shown in the price information section on the right side of the product detail page. Every product that has been ordered earns you credits as much as the quantity of your order. So as you shop, your credits will increases.

  14. 14. Only tours departing from Turkey are eligible for Credit offers.

  15. 15. From the "wallet" section on the left, you can see and follow if your credit is available or not.

  16. 16. You will be earning 1% credits at your every booking.

  17. 17. Credits are valid for one year after they are given.

  18. 18. Every and each shopping/booking can use only one kind of credit at a time.

  19. 19. If a traveler cancels his/her booking the credits gained from the canceled booking are eliminated/deleted.

How to gain TravelShop Booking credits?

  1. • In booking payments, TravelShopBooking Credits will be deducted from the payment amount when you wish to use them. But you can prefer not to use them and collect more to use some other time within the year.

  2. • To use the Credits as a discount from the amount to be paid, you have to book/buy at least a 500 € tour, otherwise your Credits will wait for the next bookings.

  3. • Every and each credit that has been gained from the bookings, getting members to the system, campaigns, and invitations, can only be used in the second and next bookings all along 1 year. First bookings cannot use Credits in any conditions.

  4. • Credits are earned only if the referee uses a custom invite link from the referrer, creates a Travelshopbooking account, and has a reservation for Turkey destinations.

How to gain TravelShop Booking credits?

  • • Introduce your family/friend to Travelshopbooking,

  • • Send them the disposable link you received from Travelshopbooking.

  • • We will notify you of your travel credit via email after your friend/family registers a user account and buys a trip.

  • • When your invitation becomes a membership and does their first booking 5% Invitation Credit will be defined on your account,

  • • New member gains 2% Guest Credit at the end of this process automatically.

  • • Book your next trip.

  • • Click the "Use YourWallet" section on the paying stage and use your credits.

Attention:

  • • Invitation credits cannot be earned by married couples, parents, and children or those who live together and are younger than 18 years old. No problem with the cousins, co-workers, second-degree relatives, and else...
  • • As mentioned on the main page ‘Lowest Price Guarantee’ section, if you find a better price for the same services within 24 hours of booking, the difference is refunded as a credit to your account.

Travelshopbooking holds the right to cancel travel credit if suspected of any abuse, gaming or misuse that is contrary to the principles of all kinds of Credit program.