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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 Ankara-Hattusas - Amasya - Niksar-Ordu-Giresun - Trabzon-Macka-Gümushane-Bayburt-Erzurum – Ani – Kars – Dogubayazit - Van – Tatvan – Biltis – Silvan –Tigris – Hassuni – Diyarbakir – Mardin – Urfa – Harran – Kâhta - Nemrut Dagi – Antakya – Alexandrette – Tarse – Gülek – Tyana – Nigde – Cappadocia and domestic flight back to Istanbul. This an exquisite tour for you with all the bells and whistles.


  • Embarking on a journey from Ankara to Hattušaş, Amasya, Niksar, Ordu, Giresun, Trabzon, Maçka, Gümüşhane, Bayburt, Erzurum, Ani, Kars, Doğubayazıt, Van, Tatvan, Bitlis, Silvan, Tigris River, Hassuni, Diyarbakır, Mardin, Urfa, Harran, Kahta, Mount Nemrut, Antakya, İskenderun (Alexandrette), Tarsus, Gülek, Tyana, Niğde, and Cappadocia promises an extensive exploration of Turkey's historical, cultural, and natural wonders.
  • Ankara: Begin your journey in Ankara, Turkey's capital city, and explore landmarks such as Anıtkabir, the mausoleum of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk. Visit museums, parks, and vibrant neighborhoods, experiencing the modern side of Turkey's rich cultural heritage.
  • Hattušaş (Hattusa): Explore the ancient Hittite capital of Hattusa, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and discover its impressive ruins, including the Lion Gate, Great Temple, and Yazılıkaya rock sanctuary. Amasya: Discover the picturesque town of Amasya, known for its Ottoman-era houses, historic bridges, and scenic views along the Yeşilırmak River. Explore the rock-cut tombs of the Pontic Kings, carved into the cliffs overlooking the town. Niksar: Visit Niksar, known for its rich history dating back to ancient times, and explore landmarks such as the Çifte Kümbet and the Niksar Castle.
  • Ordu and Giresun: Explore the coastal towns of Ordu and Giresun, known for their stunning Black Sea beaches, lush greenery, and tea plantations. Take in panoramic views from Boztepe Hill in Ordu and visit the Giresun Castle overlooking the city and the sea.
  • Trabzon: Discover the historical and cultural treasures of Trabzon, including the Hagia Sophia of Trabzon, Atatürk Mansion, and the vibrant bazaars. Explore the Sumela Monastery, nestled in the cliffs of the Pontic Mountains, and admire its Byzantine frescoes. Maçka and Gümüşhane: Explore Maçka and Gümüşhane, known for their natural beauty, including waterfalls, caves, and lush forests. Visit the Sümela Monastery in Maçka and explore the Karaca Cave in Gümüşhane.
  • Erzurum and Ani: Visit Erzurum, known for its Seljuk and Ottoman architecture, and explore landmarks such as the Çifte Minareli Medrese and the Erzurum Castle. Explore the ancient city of Ani, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and discover its impressive ruins, including churches, mosques, and city walls. Kars and Doğubayazıt: Explore the medieval ruins of Ani in Kars, and visit landmarks such as the Kars Castle and the Armenian Church of the Holy Apostles. Discover the Ishak Pasha Palace near Doğubayazıt, an impressive Ottoman-era palace located near Mount Ararat.
  • Bitlis and Silvan: Discover the historic town of Bitlis, known for its ancient citadel, mosques, and Ottoman-era houses. Explore the town of Silvan and visit the historic Silvan Castle and the Grand Mosque. Tigris River and Hassuni: Experience the beauty of the Tigris River as you journey through southeastern Turkey. Visit the historic town of Hassuni and explore its archaeological sites and ancient ruins.
  • Diyarbakır: Explore the historic city of Diyarbakır, known for its well-preserved city walls, mosques, and bazaars. Visit landmarks such as the Diyarbakır Fortress, Ulu Mosque, and the Hasan Pasha Han. Mardin: Discover the enchanting city of Mardin, known for its stunning architecture, including sandstone houses, churches, and mosques. Explore the narrow streets of the old town and visit landmarks such as the Great Mosque of Mardin and the Deyrulzafaran Monastery.
  • Urfa (Şanlıurfa) and Harran: Explore the ancient city of Urfa and visit landmarks such as the Pool of Sacred Fish (Balıklıgöl) and the Cave of Abraham. Discover the ancient ruins of Harran, including beehive-shaped houses and the ruins of the ancient city. Kahta and Mount Nemrut: Journey to Kahta and visit the stunning Mount Nemrut, a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its colossal statues and funerary monuments. Witness the sunrise or sunset at the summit and marvel at the massive stone heads of gods and kings.
  • Antakya (Hatay): Explore the historic city of Antakya, known for its rich cultural heritage and ancient sites. Visit landmarks such as the Church of St. Peter, Hatay Archaeology Museum, and the ancient city of Antioch. İskenderun (Alexandrette), Tarsus, and Gülek: Discover the coastal town of İskenderun (formerly Alexandrette) and enjoy its beaches, parks, and historic sites. Visit Tarsus, the birthplace of St. Paul, and explore landmarks such as the Well of Saint Paul and the Tarsus Museum. Journey through Gülek and enjoy scenic views of the Taurus Mountains and surrounding landscapes.Cappadocia: Conclude your journey in Cappadocia, known for its surreal landscapes, fairy chimneys, and ancient cave dwellings. Explore the Göreme Open-Air Museum, underground cities, and take a hot air balloon ride for panoramic views of the stunning scenery.


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Meet at the airport Transfer to your hotel. You will be given your room key and the rest of the day is yours to explore Ankara. Overnight in Ankara.

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After breakfast, visit to the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations where the 1995 World Fair took place. We continue with the visit in the old part of Ankara to the beautiful wooden palaces dated from the Ottoman period, to the Ethnographical Museum Zeger Pacha’s Kanagi and to the Spices Market. We don’t forget to take some pictures of the Ataturk Mausoleum. Lunch will be taken in the Hacibey restaurant, the most famous Doner Kebab in Ankara, next to the Deputies Quarter. In the afternoon, we head towards Hattusas, the Hittite Capital with its city-walls, its Lion Gate, its underground Gate, its King Gate and its Hittite Pantheon. We finally reach Yazilikaya. Let’s admire the sunset on the city of the Amesis Amazons, place of birth of the famous architect-geographer Strabon: Amasya. Let’s walk along the Green River, admiring the wooden houses and the graves cut in the rock and the castle. We end our day at our hotel with a welcome drink and a very delicious dinner Overnight in Amasya.

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After breakfast, we leave our hotel for a new visit of Amasya where we can admire the Mosque of the Beyazit Sultan, the Burmali Minare Mosque, Darussifa-Bimarhabe, the Mosque of the Blue Medrese Gok, the Archaeological Museum along with a few other museums, the Ethnographical Museum of Hazeranlar Konagi. Why not taking a few pictures of the graves cut in the rock, of the historical bridges, of the fountains, of the wooden houses along the Green River and of the Torumtay Mausoleum, built in 1266. Lunch in Amasya. Then we drive along the Green River up to Niksar, admiring this amazing landscape through a winding road across the Bridge Mountains. In Ordu, starts the region of the nuts cultivation and we can admire breathtaking views on the fields and the sea. Overnight is planned in the hotel at Giresun where numerous cherry trees grow. Their sweet cherries are also named ‘Birds Cherries’. Following the legend, the Roman General Lucullus taking over the city in 69 before JC, would have introduced the cherry trees cultivation in Europe. Overnight in Giresun.

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After breakfast, head towards Trabzon admiring on the way the coast of the Euxine Sea. In Trabzon, we visit one of the main interesting parts of Trebizonde: the Church of Aya Sofia with its bright frescos. Aya Sofia was the first a church in a form of a cross transformed into a basilica with 3 naves built during the domination of the Manuel Commene I dynasty in the 13th century. Thereafter, it was enlarged and lifted several times. The Southern side of the church has a very beautiful portal embellished with wonderful sculptures, mainly friezes depicting Adam and Eve, mythological figures and flower patterns. The most beautiful frescos can be found in the narthex (entrance portal). Here are depicted miracles of the New Testament such as the Christ walking on the waters, the miracle of the loaves and fishes, and the healing of the Blinds. End of day we arrive at our hotel for dinner and overnight Trabzon.

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After breakfast, we first visit the Sumela Monastery, cling to the hill and located next to the Altindere Park and to the Golden River with the same name. The name Sumela is a deformation with shortening of the Greek ‘Panagia Theotokos toumelas’, the very Holy Mother of God from the black mountain. Macka Plataeu That Monastery, now deserted and difficult of access, is located at 1,200 meters high. The last 250 meters have to be done by foot or with a van. It is remarkable by its impressive frescos of the Church built in the rocks and is part of the list of monuments of UNESCO. We continue our trip through the Bridge Mountains, driving up via Torul towards Gümüshane (1,250 m) and Bayburt (1,600 m) across the Kop-Gecidi (2,302 m) towards Erzurum, at 1,950 m. Lunch in a typical restaurant in Bayburt, on the Coruh River. In the late afternoon, in Erzurum-Karin named ‘the Roman Country’ by the Seldjoukids, we visit the Great Mosque with the three Kumbets, the School of Astronomy and Medicine of the Koran with its twin minarets. This one is representative of the oriental art: patterns and tiles made of turquoise earthenware. It was built by the daughter of the Seldjoukide Sultan Aladdin Kaykubat. We still are in Central Asia… We finally arrive in our hotel, a wintersports resort on the Palandöken Mountain for our dinner and overnight Erzurum.

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In the morning, after breakfast, we head towards the Transcaucasian to Ani. Between Pasinler and Horasan, we make a stop to admire the Cobandede Bridge, the most beautiful bridge in the world, built by Mimar Sinan, contemporary and friend of Michel-Angelo, and Master-Architect of Suleiman the Magnificent. We follow the Aras River for about 140 km. Ani is located 45 km east from Kars and 248 km from Erzurum on the border between Turkey and the Armenian Republic. This city is located on an important commercial road and has expanded to finally become the capital of Armenia in 961. At that time, there were more than 100,000 inhabitants and thousands of churches. The earthquakes and wars against the Byzantine, the Turks and the Mongols put an end to this prosperity age. The earthquake of 1319 was the end of the city. The ruins of the deserted city were found back just after the end of the 19th century. We can still find many ruins of Armenian and Seldjoukide monuments gathered in a limited area: the big Cathedral, the Church of the Savior, the Church of St Gregory, the Mosque of Honentz, the Seldjoukide Palace with its harem and selam, the Turkish bath (hamam) and the Seldjoukide market. After lunch, in the restaurant Ocakbasi in Kars, known for its oriental specialties, we have the possibility to take pictures of the Cathedral of the Apostles and the Castle of Kars. We follow our trip towards Agri (or Dogubayazit) admiring on the way the impressive landscape of the Ararat Mountain (5,165 m) and of the small Ararat Mountain (3,896 m). This name ‘Ararat’ is mentioned several times in the Old Testament: the Book of Genesis (8,4) mentions the episode of the grounding of the Noah’s Ark after the flood on the Ararat Mount. In the Book of Kings, we can read how the murderers of the Assyrian King Sanherib, the administrator of Jerusalem, ran away towards the Ararat Mount. In addition, in the Book of Jeremiah, during the campaign against Babylon, the name ‘Ararat’ is mentioned as an ally of the Israelites. Ararat is another form of the Acadian name ‘Urartu’. Everything is impressive in this landscape: land tortoises, eagles, partridges, hawks, numerous species of flowers and plants, foxes and sheep add up an animal and floral richness on the hillsides of the Ararat Mount. End of day, we arrive at our hotel. Dinner and overnight Dogubayazit.

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After breakfast, visit to the spectacular Ishak Pacha Palace, located 7 km far from the city, at the foot of the Ararat Mount. At that place, a monument Urartu already existed in 1,000 before JC which was restored in 1784 and embellished to become a palace fortified by the Ottoman Empire Ishak Pasha. This palace was built in different styles, the most important being Osman Baroque from the 17th century. Once built, Ishak Pacha made cut off the hands of the architect to prevent him from building such beautiful palace for another person, again. Without the terraces, this palace is 115 m long and 50 m wide, includes 336 rooms distributed on 2 floors and reminds you of the Tales from the Turkish Nights. Lunch in Dogubayazit and start to Van (1,750 m) via the Tendurek Pass (2,644 m). Before arriving in Van-Tuspan, we make a stop at the Muradiye waterfalls, a patch of paradise next to Van, located at1,700 m high on the shore of the largest lake in the country, where we can admire many Armenian churches. The old city of Tuspa was founded by the Ourarit in the 9th century before JC. The Kingdom of Urartu included a large part of the Middle-East and that civilization reached its apogee between 900 and 600 before JC. This period was followed by a decline, provoked by the war against the Assyrians and the invasion of the Scythians and the Medes. Alexander the Great ruled this area for some time. Then, after a Persian period, this territory was ruled by the Armenians. Van became a Byzantine city and was destroyed by the Mongols in 1387. Persians and Ottomans fought to get the domination on this territory. Finally, the Ottomans developed the town. Arriving in Van, we visit the fortress, accessible via a stair with 1,000 steps from which we can admire the lake at sunset. The founder of Urartu, Sardur I, built here in the 9th century, a fortress on a chalky crest of 1,000 m long and 100 m high, to protect himself from the Assyrians. A grave with several urns were found during excavations at the foot of the northern side. On the southern hillside of the fortress, we can discover funeral rooms cut in the rock for Ourart Kings. In those graves, we can find Rupestrian inscriptions engraved in cuneiform characters by the Ourart Kings and trilingual inscriptions (in Babylonian, in Persian, Achemenide and in Media) done in the 5th century by the Persian King Xerxes, who says: "Xerxes, the Great King of the Kings" We dine and overnight at our hotel in Van or Urfa depending upon the conditions at the time of concern. Dinner and overnight Van.

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After breakfast, we make a stop in a leather cooperative to get to know the art of Eastern Turkey. The Kilims of Van are famous for the Turkish patterns and for the Armenian and Persian drawings. We continue to the Citadel of Cavustepe located on a hill at 28 km south of Van which is a good example of the architectural art of the Ourart civilization. Two different fortresses can be distinguished: the upper fortress and the lower fortress. In the upper part, we can find the remains of a temple, while in the lower part are the ruins of a palace, a complex of temples, graves of and a stock of provisions with 30 barrels on which we can still see the measures in cuneiform characters. This, in whole, would have been the fortress ‘Sardurihurda’ of the King Sargon II in the 8th century before JC. Lunch will be taken on the island of Akdamar, 4 km far from the shore. This now desolated island was a religious center 1,000 years ago and was the seat of the Armenian patriarchate for centuries. We can also admire the Church of the Holy Cross, one of the most beautiful Armenian churches we could see. This Church was founded by the King of Vaspourakan Gaguig Ardzrouni (904-937) and is particularly well-known for the sculptures of the outdoor walls, where we can find mostly representations of the Old and New Testament such as: Adam and Eve, the Noah history, the Sacrifice of Abraham, Samson, David against Goliath, the Hebrews in the blazing fire, Mary with Jesus and the Christ on his throne. The reliefs of the abbassid Calif Muktadir show us an exceptional mix of Christian and Islamic art. That church was widened several times over the centuries with for example a chapel on the North, a large porch and a church tower. Today, the restaurant Deniz from Gevas has prepared us an unforgettable picnic for us. At the end of the day, at sunset, we make a stop to visit the Seldjoukide necropolis and to admire the charms of a Turkish princess. Eventually we go back to our hotel in Dinner and overnight Van.

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After breakfast, we leave Van for a diversified day and we drive to the south of the lake via the Kuskunkiran pass (2,234 m) towards Tatvan at about 145km far away. By going along the valley of the river watering Bitlis, capital of the Turkish tobacco located in the middle of a fresh oasis, we reach the famous Bridge of Malabadi built in 1146 by the Artukides on the Batman Suyu, one of the affluents of the Tigris, love of Euphrates. Lunch is planned to be taken in Silvan-Tigranokerta, built during the Assyrian period and visited by Alexander the Great. This city was developed by the King Tigran the Great and is built on the old site of Martyropolis, founded by the Bishop Marutha in the late 4th century. This name was given in memory of the 40 Christian martyrs executed during the second period of the Persian Kingdom. Constantine the Great restored the Silvan Castle to use it as a military garrison. Worth to note also that during World War I, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk was the commander against the war with the Russians and captured the cities of Mus and Bitlis back from the Russians. After the lunch, taken with the burgomaster of Silvan, we visit the Mosque of Selhattin Eyyoubi, the destroyed minaret, the Church of Kildan, the Museum of Ataturk, the Caves of Temtemburg, Hamido, the numerous troglodyte houses (+/- 300), the Castle of Hassuni as well as fountains and watermills. The restoration of this site was paid by the EC included in the protection of monuments. Arriving in Diyarbakir, we can admire the impressive walls built with black basalt which are one of the most beautiful types of military architecture of the Middle Age. The foundation of those walls, 5,5 km long having a fish shape, date back to the Roman period (349 after JC). We don’t forget to take pictures of the Tigris Delta and of the bridge over it. This bridge was built by the metropolite Jean Slara in 512. From there the Tigris was only navigable at that time with "keleks’ (small boats made of pumped up animal skins). Overnight Mardin.

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After breakfast, we walk around the town of Mardin which is a poetic city located at 1,300 m high on a hill topped by a citadel. It was known at first as Marida and built on the rocks. But it has since then lost its population of Catholic Armenians. According to the English historian Arnold Toynbee, this would be the most beautiful town in the world thanks to its typical Arab architecture. The small streets of Mardin display highly decorated houses with chalky stones with a typical arab style. The medrese of the Sultan Isa Bey (1385) is one of the most important sites of Mardin. This medrese is a mosque with a school of astronomy, medicine and Coranics containing a door decorated with wonderful bas-relief. From the Medrese roof, we have a beautiful view on the city and on the plains of Mesopotamia. After the visit to the Big Mosque, we head towards Deir-Az-Zafaran or Deyrulzaferan which is located in the middle of vines and gardens in an inhospitable landscape. The majority of the Syrian-Orthodox patriarches is buried here. Until 1933, this monastery was also under the siege of the patriarcate, now transferred to Damas. It was founded at the time of the ancestors of Mary and Ananie in the 6th century. Lunch in Urfa, the old Edesse, historical city of the bible where Abraham, Job, Jacob and even St Gregory lived. The most well-known restaurant of Edesse, named Göl, with its typical Mesopotamian dishes, is in the Abraham garden. We visit the houses of Abraham in Urfa, named Ursu, Orkai and Edesse. It is said that the Assyrian King Nemrut had a dream in which it was mentioned that he would have to give his kingdom to a person born during the year. Therefore, he ordered to kill all newborn children of the year as well as pregnant women. Nona concealed her pregnancy and hid her son Abraham in a cave where he lived in until he was 7. Once grown up, Abraham fought against Nemrut but was trapped and condemned to be burnt at the stake. Then God intervened and transformed fire into water, sparks and ashes into carps. This water now flows in 2 ponds where Holy carps are swimming. Edesse played also an important role during the first Christianism centuries as it was named the ‘City of Apostle St Thomas’ and was the centre of the Armenian Christendom as well as the home of the oriental Syrian Church. We know also the legend of the King Abgar from Edesse and of ‘Mandylion’, a Jesus icon created miraculously when Abgar was suffering from leprosy, an ambassador was sent to Jesus to ask for healing. Jesus dried his forehead with a cloth (mandylion) which was given to the ambassador. This cloth, found back in 544, was hidden in a wall of the city and became the priceless possession of Edesse. In 944, this relic was transferred to Constantinople and was then stolen by the Crusaders in 1204 to be brought back to the West, where it disappeared. For the orthodox Christians, this icon represents the real face of Jesus. At the end of the day, we arrive in Harran, the warmest spot in Turkey but also one of the most picturesque villages in the region. This city, where Abraham lived during his trip towards Canaan, is also considered traditionally as the place where the old Testament was written. This village, located at the crossroads of the caravans, was an important trading place with a large international traffic and had also a significant religious activity. The Mesopotamian, Greek and Roman divinities were venerated over there. This era ended in the 13th century when the Mongols razed the city. We can admire there the typical houses (Trulli) ant-hill shaped and built with clay, with a roof as a painted dome. They were barns permitting to keep foodstuffs in a cool place in the summer and in a hot place in the winter. Harran was surroundered by a wall, which is now in ruins but which is still recognizable with its 7 doors to get into the city. After that visit, we head towards our final destination Kâhta at the foot of Nemrut Dagi and towards after drive back to hotel. Dinner and overnight Kahta

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Today we leave early with the bus, warmly dressed to visit one of the most outstanding sites of our trip: Mount Nemrut. The sculptors of the Sovereign of Commagen, Antiochos, built an impressive sanctuary on this huge plateau. And as Antiochos was seeing himself as a god, he added his own effigy to the unity. It is better to contemplate this place at sunrise, when the status are well lighted up. The funeral monument of Antiochos I (69-36 before JC), at the top of the mountain Nemrut (2,150m), was built by this King for himself and his close family. Antiochos was descented by his father Mithridate from the King of Persia Darius and by his mother Laodike from Alexander the Great. Commagene was a buffer region between the Greek, the Roman and the Persian properties which explains the multi-cultural character of religious expressions. Excavations were carried out on this mountain by the German engineer Sester in 1881 which enabled to bring to light the huge statues. This tumulus, 160 m high and 150 m diameter is made of 2 terraces: The Eastern Terrace: we can find statues of gods, from 8 to 9 meters high, in a sitting position with the back turned towards the tumulus. They are very well preserved, except the majority of the heads, which are missing. However, 2 heads are still intact. The representation, from left to the right, is as follows: Apollo, Mithras, Helios, Hermes (light), Tychne (fertility), Zeus, Oromasdes (creator), Antiochus I, Heracles, Verathragna, Artagnes (power and courage), every statue with a lion and an eagle as protective animals. The Western Terrace: the statues of the gods are placed in the same order as on the eastern terrace but their state of preservation is worse. Only heads lying down on the ground are still intact. This terrace has no altar. The two lions on the terraces are the oldest representations of the horoscope in the world: they wear a half-moon and 19 stars around their neck, including the 3 largest in conjunction symbolizing the planets Jupiter, Mars and Mercury. Then, we leave towards Antioch where we will appreciate Arab specialties during lunch. In 307 before JC, Antigone founded Antigonia which was supplanted seven years later by another city founded by order of Seleucus I Nicator, general of Alexander the Great. This city named Antioch expanded very rapidly, so as to become one of the most prosperous and powerful cities in Asia Minor. It was even the 3rd city in the Roman Empire and then became the centre of Christendom at the time of Apostles Peter and Paul. In Antioch we visit the Caves of Peter, an old cult centers in the rocks used by the Christians as a prayer place. The Archaeological Museum displays interesting architectural achievements, exceptional Roman sculptures and mosaics famous throughout the world. Dinner and overnight Antakya.

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After breakfast, we leave Antioch towards Daphne where the nymph Daphne pursued by Apollon and was transformed into a bay tree. We finally arrive in Tarsus, birth place of St Paul, going through Issos where Alexander the Great and Darius III met. We visit the Well and House of St Paul before having lunch, in the surroundings and walking to discover this Holy place. Then, we head towards Cappadocia going through Gulek, Tyana and Nigde, garrison place of Alexander the Great. We visit the Tyana aqueduct, the Roman swimming pool, the Great Mosque of Nigde, a very delicate city dated from the Seljuks period with the Princess Mausoleum. This tour will end approximately 18:00 and you will be returned back to your hotel. Dinner and overnight Cappadocia.

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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 approximatley 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 wineshop 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.

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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, caved 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.

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After breakfast you will have free time in Cappadocia. Today we depart for Kayseri Airport for our domestic flight to Istanbul and then back to home. We hope your tour was a memorable one and we would like to see you in the future in one of our tours again. Have a nice trip back home and thanks for choosing TravelShop Booking.

Trip includes


1 nights hotel in Ankara - Best Western Hotel 2000

1 nights hotel in Amasya - Gozlek Termal Hote

1 nights hotel in Giresun - Ramada Giresun Piraziz

1 nights hotel in Trabzon - Marvell City hotel

1 nights hotel in Erzurum - Bora Park Hotel

1 nights hotel in Dogubayazit - Butik Ertur Hotel

2 nights hotel in Van - Moonlight Hotel Van

1 nights hotel in Mardin - Kaya ninova Hote

1 nights hotel in Kahta - Zeus Hotel

1 nights hotel in Antakya. - The Shahut Hotel

3 nights hotel in Cappadocia - Antique Cave House Hotel & Suhan Hotel

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

Professional English - speaking tour guides

14 open buffet breakfasts

13 lunches

14 dinners

All airport transfer services mentioned inside the itinerary

Arrival airport transfer to Kayseri / Nevsehir airport

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

Return airport transfer

Guided Ankara-Hattusas (Hattusha)-Amasya Tours

Guided Niksar-Ordu-Giresun

Guided Trabzon-Macka-Gümushane-Bayburt-Erzurum Tours

Guided Ani – Kars – Dogubayazit – Van Tours

Guided Tatvan – Biltis – Silvan –Tigris – Hassuni – Diyarbakir – Mardin Tours

Guided Mesopotamia: Mardin – Urfa – Harran – Kâhta Tours

Guided Nemrut Dagi – Antioch Tours

Guided Alexandrette – Tarse – Gülek – Tyana – Nigde Tours

Guided Cappadocia – Red Tour

Guided Cappadocia – Green Tour

All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary


International or Domestic flights

Insurance: All types

Turkey entry visa

City Tax

Tipping: Tips for guides and drivers

Personal expenses: extras at hotel or additional meals

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

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Cancellation Policy

On our global marketplace TravelShop Booking Supplier is recognized globally as an online tourism marketplace connecting travelers, suppliers, and tour operators worldwide. All users acknowledge that TravelShop Booking is a platform not liable for canceled tours, poor services, or unforeseen circumstances occurring before, during, or after the tour.

Additionally, all suppliers (worldwide companies providing land services) are responsible for adding their cancellation terms and conditions to their dashboard, which can be viewed in the "Cancellation Policy" section on the front page of the website. However, if a supplier fails to include their cancellation terms and conditions, the following rules apply, and by booking a tour, both the supplier, operators, and travelers agree to abide by them.

All parties must understand that this text will be valid if any Supplier has not added their cancellation policy to the system. By booking any supplier's tour via our website, all parties will be deemed to have accepted these terms and conditions.

  1. Suppliers are global companies that provide land tours and services to operators and travelers. According to the TravelShop Booking Supplier agreement, all Suppliers are responsible for adding their own terms and conditions, including information on tour cancellations.
  2. All travelers and operators need to check the including and the excluding section locate in the tour detail page below the itinerary and Supplier must add this section while he/she adding his tour to the website. In the event that the included and excluded sections are empty and the parties disagree on this issue, an agreement will be reached between the parties by determining the included and excluded services on similar tours with similar prices. At this stage, the parties are deemed to have agreed to rely on the initiative of TravelShop Booking.
  3. Reservations: Reservations can be made from the Tour Detail page, from the Availability section located below the itinerary. Additionally, right below the Availability section, travelers can select the Private Tour option to contact the tour operator and book the tour privately. Simply fill out your contact details and write your question; one of our experts will promptly respond to assist you. Please note that some tours may not be customized privately; therefore, there is no Private Tour option in the Availability section.

    Once you confirm your booking by clicking the "Book Now" button, you will be directed to the Checkout page. Firstly, enter all your details, and please double-check the names, passport, and flight details. Upon proceeding with the booking, we will charge a 25% booking deposit to your credit card.
  4. Deposit and Payments: Your booking will be confirmed upon receipt of a non-refundable deposit for your online order by credit card. Payment will then be made in stages as indicated below.
    Booking Day4 Weeks Before2 Weeks Before
    Land Tours15%
    Non Refundable
    Tours with domestic flights25%
    Non Refundable
    Yacht Tours25%
    Non Refundable

    The full amount of the tour must be paid 15 days before the departure date. If not, it will be consider as a cancellation, hence cancellation penalties will be charged. However, if you have booked any of our tours, including domestic flight tickets, then cancellation penalties and the full amount of the flights will be charged.

    Payments with Visa and Mastercard can be made in pounds, euros, or dollars. However, if you choose to pay with American Express, a 4% bank fee will apply.

    A reservation made through the website on a regular basis cannot be changed. However, travelers can discuss the services and other details if they book the tour privately. Tours booked privately can only be changed if seats are available. Any changes to an entire private reservation will be considered a cancellation and will be subject to cancellation fees, resulting in a 100% loss of deposit.

  5. Booking Changes: Once your private booking is confirmed, any changes will incur a €50.00 fee.
  6. Cancellations and Refunds: Cancellation quieries must be made in wirten and signed by the traveler or tour operators.
  7. Due to limited seats and the organizations being planned days in advance, any Anzac Day Gallipoli Tours will not be refunded, including the 25% deposits.
  8. If you have booked a tour that includes domestic flight tickets, the tickets will be charged at the full amount. Cancellations must be made at least 8 weeks before the tour departure; otherwise, late penalties will apply.

    The rest of the cancellation terms are listed below:
    4 Weeks Before3 Weeks Before2 Weeks Before1 Weeks Before
    Land Tours85%50%30%No refund
    Domestic Flight Tours & Yacht Tous75%50%30%No refund
  9. Please remember no refund policy applies on all flight tickets. Travelers and Operators might hae keep thie balances without refund amounths is they prefer to keep them in the system as Future Tour Credits. This is a convenient way to avoid from both no refunds and decrease the full amounts.

Future Tour Credits: This system is designed for travelers who wish or need to cancel their booking due to certain reasons. In such cases, travelers and operators can retain the full balance amount in the system and utilize it for a future tour. Additionally, travelers can book new tours from the deals pages and, by doing so, not only avoid reduced refund amounts but also avail of discounted tours.

Future Tour Credits are only applicable for tours listed on the deals page; campaigns offering substantial discounts, such as Black Friday deals, are not valid. However, they can choose their new tours from all categories on our pages.

What Is Future Tour Credit?: Future Tour Credits is a feature that allows travelers to re-book their travel at a later date instead of canceling for some reason. Sometimes travelers may have to or want to cancel their paid travels due to reasons beyond their control. With this feature, you can specify the amount as credit and allow them to use it for their re-bookings with your brand for a new date. Suppliers and travelers can notify us through [email protected] for details.

Yacht and Hotels: The availability of accommodations is always a crucial aspect of nearly all types of tours. If the hotel listed by the Supplier in the included and excluded sections is unavailable, the Supplier is responsible for arranging a similar hotel for the traveler and notifying the traveler accordingly.

Prices: All suppliers are responsible for keeping their prices up to date. In the event that a supplier's price is not current at the time of a booked tour, they are obligated to conduct the tour at the price listed on our platform. Therefore, we strongly advise suppliers to review and update their prices at least every six months, - twice a year.

Discounts / Special Offers: If travelers book a discounted tour from any of the Suppliers, they are required to make the full payment at the time of booking. Additionally, no cancellations or refunds are accepted for discounted tours. This rule protects the supplier from potential financial losses while also incentivizing them to offer promotions.

Children Discounts: children between 0 to 11 have discounts listed below. Older than 11 years old children are charged full amount and children younger than 18 must travel with ab adult. There will be no exception about it. Also 25% of the tour coast will be charges for baby seats for buses.

Under 2 Years Old2-6 Years Old7-11 Years OldAbove 11 Years Old
Land ToursFreeFree25%Full amount
Tours with Domestic FlightsEuro 20 for flight tickets50%25%Full amount
Baby seat for bus+25%+25%N/AN/A

Flights: If it is not a special category, generally, international and domestic flights are not included to the tours. Hence, travelers are responsible for booking their own international flight tickets and notifying the supplier of their arrival if airport transfer is promised. Flight cancellations, delays, and all types of flight penalties are the responsibility of the traveler and the airline company. The supplier bears no responsibility in such cases.

Tours included domestic flight tickets: Certain tour packages feature domestic flight tickets. In this case, the supplier needs to provide you with copies of all your flight tickets, tour vouchers, itinerary, hotel contact information, and confirmation emails. Additionally, these documents will be included in your welcome pack upon arrival at the airport. It's crucial to carefully review all information (names, arrival and departure times, flight details, etc.) and promptly notify us of any discrepancies. Once booked and confirmed, we cannot be held responsible for any errors in this information. Please note that a maximum of 15-20 kilograms is allowed on domestic flights.

Insurance: Having travel insurance will protect travelers against unexpected situations such as health problems, flight delays, burglaries, etc., during your tour. Therefore, we highly advise all travelers to obtain insurance before departure.

a. The following insurance policies, which are not included in any tour packages, can be helpful against unforeseen circumstances.

b. Travel cancellation insurance: This helps minimize financial risk in case the traveler needs to cancel before departure.

c. Travel interruption insurance: This helps minimize financial risk in case the traveler experiences an interruption during the trip after departure.

Adequate health insurance.

All suppliers need to provide travelers with the transport schedule, luggage limit information, airport transfers, guides, and meeting point information via email and upon meeting travelers in person. Additionally, it is the travelers' responsibility to review the instructions carefully and not to miss the meeting points and times.

Entrance Fees: All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary are included in the tour price and will be paid before or during the tour. Additionally, travelers have the option to visit museums and other places with entrance fees at their own expense if they wish.

Accommodation: Suppliers are required to provide the hotels listed in the itinerary. However, in cases where the listed hotels are unavailable due to reasons such as seasonality or other mandatory circumstances, suppliers must offer similar alternatives to the travelers.

Check in and check out: According to global standards, hotel check-in time is typically 14:00, and check-out time is 12:00. To inquire about early check-in and late check-out options, suppliers and/or travelers need to contact the hotel directly.

Private and Regular Tours: Both regular and private tours are offered on our website. A private tour is exclusive to those with reservations, while a regular tour allows for a larger number of participants. Pricing varies based on group size and tour type. Please be aware that the Supplier reserves the right to modify the order of activities outlined in the booked itinerary if necessary.

Optional tours: Depending on your tour, you can find various optional tours on our website and book them separately. It's important to note that these optional tours are not included in traveler's main tour package. While travelers can book these optional tours online.

Passports & Visas: Travelers need a valid passport and visa for the country they will visit. TravelShop Booking and Suppliers do not provide any passports or visas for any cases. They can only provide invitation letters, which will help you in your visa application after you have paid the full balance of the tour.

Personal items: TravelShop Booking&Suppliers are not responsible for the loss of personal items such as jewelry, money, or valuable documents. Utilizing the hotel safes or facilities provided at the Guest Relations Desk can be helpful in safeguarding your belongings. Additionally, travel insurance is professionally recommended to travelers for unforeseen events.

Travel Prohibitions: Passengers who are 27 weeks pregnant or more may be prohibited from traveling, prioritizing their safety and health. However, travel may be permitted with sufficient medical documentation up to 24-26 weeks of pregnancy. Please consult your doctor before planning your tour.

Dietary Requirements: If you need or require special dietary requirements, including vegetarian, diabetic, children's menus, and dairy-free options please notify your Supplier before the tour departure. If you have any dietary sensitivities, please notify them at least 2 weeks before your tour start date.

Handicapped Services: Suppliers offer private services tailored to meet handicapped requirements, along with accessible tours. For assistance, please reach out to your tour supplier to make arrangements.

Photos and Videos during tour: At times, Suppliers gather photos and videos to share on their social media accounts and for marketing purposes. Suppliers should always ask for travelers' permission first. Travelers have the option to decline participation in these visual documents. If travelers notice any photos or videos being shared without their consent, please inform your Supplier and us ([email protected]) to have them removed.

Tipping: Tipping, like in the rest of the world, is a cultural practice that fosters goodwill and encourages helpfulness. Please check your itinerary for tipping details or ask your Supplier.

Disclosure Notice All travelers acknowledge that TravelShop Booking is a global marketplace that offers an online platform connecting tour suppliers providing various land services, operators who purchase tours for their travelers, and travelers seeking tours, including optional tours across various categories. All users are aware of and agree to this.

TravelShop Booking reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to allow suppliers worldwide to post, upload, publish, submit, or transmit text, images, graphics, videos, or other materials (collectively, "Content") on the platform. When Suppliers share Content on the Platform, they grant TravelShop Booking permission to use it, including in publications and promotional materials. By granting this permission, Suppliers provide TravelShop Booking with a worldwide, irreversible, perpetual, non-exclusive, royalty-free license. TravelShop Booking does not claim ownership of this content. Moreover, these Terms do not limit any rights you may have to use and exploit the Content. Additionally, TravelShop Booking can remove any Content deemed abusive, harmful, illegal, pornographic, incites hate, obscene or defamatory, racist, sexist, or similar without prior permission or notification.

On our global platform, tours are booked directly with the respective supplier, and their current terms and conditions apply. If the suppliers have not uploaded their terms and conditions, then TravelShop Booking's terms and conditions are applicable. By booking a tour, the supplier, operator, and travelers agree to our terms and conditions.

By clicking "Book Now," you are booking the tours provided by that specific supplier. The contract for your travel adventure is established when the supplier accepts your booking. In this scenario, the contract is directly between you, the traveler and the supplier. If you are an operator, then the contract is between the operator, and the supplier. TravelShop Booking saves the contract text and your booking data to manage the contractual relationship.

When utilizing the TravelShop Booking platform, travelers commit to supplying all necessary personal information promptly, comprehensively, and truthfully. Specifically, travelers need to disclose upfront any circumstances and restrictions that may impact the execution of services by TravelShop Booking and the supplier, such as special needs like food intolerances, restricted mobility, or health conditions.

The Traveler commits to reviewing all contractual documents received through Travelshop Booking's Services, such as travel contracts, booking confirmations, and vouchers, for accuracy and completeness, including spelling errors (e.g., name, date of birth, special travel requirements). Any identified errors must be promptly reported to TravelShop Booking and the Supplier.

Travelers are responsible for notifying TravelShop Booking and tour suppliers during their booking process about any restrictions they may have, such as restricted mobility, pregnancy, or special medical needs.

It is recommended that any complaints be submitted in writing to TravelShop Booking via [email protected]. Failure to report any discrepancies may prejudice the Traveler. However, reporting a discrepancy alone does not impose any legal obligations on TravelShop Booking or the Supplier.

In the event that the Traveler receives payments related to claims for damages or price reductions due to breach of contract, they must promptly inform TravelShop Booking.

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