6 Day Van City & Cooking Tour

In Van, 6 days

Tour Overview

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

Van is a one of the most popular Historical and Cultural destination in Turkey. Because of nice Lake, people, historical architectures, streets, views, cuisine and everything. If you would like to see something different in your life and if you like cooking or want to learn how to cook, we offer you very special itinerary to learn very good Turkish cuisines with smiley and friendly Turkish people. In this tour package you will not only have a chance to taste local foods but also you will learn how to cook them. You can also taste one of the most popular Turkish culture; This is Turkish Bath. After this experience you feel quite relaxed.

Tour route map


Meher Gate-Varagavank (The Seven Churches) Cumhuriyet Street-Cat Museum-Van Castle Mound-Kaya Celebi Mosque-Van Castle-Van Museum-Devil’s Bridge-Muradiye Waterfall-Caldiran Plain-Tendurek Volcanic Mountain-Agri Mountain-Ishak Pasha Palace-Ahmed-i Hani Tomb-Ahmed-i Hani City Museum-Dogubayazit Traditional House- Dogubayazit Grand Bazaar-Cooking Tour-Turkish Bath Tour


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

(Breakfast included)

Pick up from your hotel and depart to Meher Gate (Stone Gate).

Stone Gate, which belongs to the Urartu King Ispuini period, is one of the important sources that contain information about the Urartu religion. In the inscription on the door, all gods and goddesses blessed in the country of Urartu, daily lists of victims presented to them, and sacred mountains, rivers and cities are reported. There is also a sacrificial altar in the shape of a horizontal rectangle, carved into the rock, just in front of the niche where the inscription is located.

It is called Stone Gate also Meher Gate. Meher is a word meaning “illuminating”. It is called by this name because it is believed that the State of God will come out of it in a beam of light. Then continue to Varagavank (The Seven Churches); Complex consisting of seven separate churches and structures built in the 8th century. After this historical visit keep going on to famous Cumhuriyet Street, Guide will give you information about street and lunch break. After Lunch break we will visit to Cat House, Van city’s cats are really famous most of them have different eye colours. You can feed them also care them. After taking photographs continue to Van Castle Mound, Post Urartu, Urartu and Bronze Age building levels were excavated. The mound was used as a cemetery for a long period, during which the construction continued during the middle Ages. Next to Van Castle Mound we will see Kaya Celebi Mosque; The mosque, the construction of which started in 1660, is one of the important structures of the Ottoman period. From the same point you will see Van Castle, Guide give you information and free time for Photographs then continue to Van Museum, History BC In the Van region, which dates back to 5000 years, it is possible to come across cultural assets that traces this long historical process to the present day.

After the tour transfer back to your hotel in Van. Overnight in Van.

(Breakfast and Lunch Included)

Pick up from hotel and depart to Devil’s Bridge.

The bridge has an impressive view. 19th late 20th It is considered to have been built in the early century. Muradiye Waterfall, each Season Separate Landscape Muradiye, which is not considered too high for a waterfall, offers a magnificent view due to the strong flow power of the bend-i mahi stream. Then while going to Tendurek Volcanic Mountain we will see Caldiran Plain. When we reach to Tendurek Volcanic Mountain, We will have a beautiful view from there, Guide give you free time for photographs at the same time you can see Agri Mountain from the same point. With an altitude of 5,137 meters, Agri Mountain is the highest mountain in Turkey. After Lunch break Continue to Ishak Pasha Palace. Ishak Pasha Palace, one of the most beautiful building of Turkish architectural history. Then we will visit to Ahmed-i Hani Tomb, Ahmed-i Hani City Museum and Dogubayazit Traditional House, so you will have better idea about city, area and people. After Traditional House continue to Dogubayazit Grand Bazaar for Shopping and free time.

After tour transfer back to your hotel. Overnight in Van.

(Breakfast and lunch included)

Pick up from your hotel. We will go to a local restaurant to get a cooking class by the chef of Restaurant. The guide will explain us also all the details about things. You will prepare the lunch with Chef and after the prepartion you will at that lunch at restaurant. In our food menu we will learn local dishes from Van Cuisine. Of course some desserts and the salads will be in the menu. After lunch you will depart to city center for free time and shopping.

After tour transfer to hotel. Overnight in Van.

(Breakfast included)

After Breakfast, We will pick you up from hotel to Hamam (Turkish Bath). Turkish Bath is quite a popular part of Turkish culture and it is being practiced all around the country therefore it will be nice to experience this activity. Depending on your wish and the available hours of Hamam. After the Hamam we will depart to city center for free time and shopping before returning to your hotel. The rest of the day is at your leisure. Overnight in Van.

(Breakfast included)

After breakfast the day is yours till your departure transfer to Van Airport.

We will transfer you to Airport and you will flght 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.


Please Note: In winter season Roads and places can closed because of snow, Please keep in touch with Tour Consultants for availability.


5 nights hotel in Van-Sahmaran Resort 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

5 Breakfasts

2 Lunches

Arrival transfer from Van Airport to Van

Return transfer from Van to Van Airport

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

Hotel Room Taxes, Tours & Transfer Taxes


International and Domestic Flights

All types

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

Turkey entry visa

City Tax



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