3 Day Bitlis City Tour

In Van, 3 days

Tour Overview

Tour Language(s):
Group Size:
1 - 100
Suitable Ages:
0 - 99
Tour Provider:
Travel Shop Booking

Bitlis is one of the well known cities in Eastern Anatolian Region of Turkey. The history of the city dates back to 2000 BC when Hittites were the dominant civilization. The city also hosted important empires like Seljuklus, Ottomans and Byzantins. Bitlis with its historical places, beautiful nature and its local cuisine worths to visit.

Tour route map


Bitlis Grand Mosque-Nemrut Lake-Ahlat Museum


Meet at Van Airport and transfer to your hotel. You will be given your room key and the rest of the day is yours to explore Bitlis. Overnight in Bitlis.

(Breakfast included)

After breakfast, we will pick you up from your hotel and depart for Bitlis City Tour. We will see BITLIS CASTLE dating back to 4th cent BC that was built by the order of Alexander The Great. The castle is located at a steep slope overlooking the city. After that we will visit IHLASIYE MADRASA (Islamic theological school) which was built in ealy 13th cent AD by Seljuks. The madrasa has the major characteristics of Seljuklu Architecture Style. Next, we will visit BITLIS GRAND MOSQUE that was built in 12cent. and was renovated in1985. The structure is a good example of early mosques in the region. After that we will have free time for lunch and then will drive towards NEMRUT LAKE. The lake was formed as a result of volcanic activities back in the past. After taking photos of the spectacular view of the lake and enjoying the nature next stop will be AHLAT MUSEUM. Ahlat is considered to be the first Major Turkish City in Anatolia. Here we will not only see artifacts from Seljuk Era but also we will see artifacts from different historic time lines. Next we will visit one of the major historic places in the region, THE AHLAT SELJUKIAN GRAVEYARD that was founded on al large area. The graveyard is known as the biggest Turk – Islam Graveyard and has typical burial style of Central Asian Turkish Culture. After the tour transfer back to your hotel. Overnight in Bitlis.

(Breakfast included)

After breakfast the day is yours till your departure transfer to Van Airport. We will transfer you to airport for your 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. Thank you for choosing TravelShop Booking.


2 Nights hotel in Bitlis Sak Mermer 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

2 Breakfasts

Arrival transfer from Van Airport to Bitlis Hotel

Return transfer from Bitlis Hotel to Van Airport

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

Guided Bitlis City Tour

All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary

Hotel Room Taxes, Tours & Transfer Taxes


International and Domestic Flights

Insurance: All types

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

Tipping: Tips for guides and drivers



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