Gaziantep - Mosaic Museum
Gaziantep - Mosaic Museum
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Black Sea & Eastern Turkey Tours

Itinerary

2017 - 'South Eastern Explorer Tour'
12 - Day itinerary

Day 1
Wednesday

Van

Welcome to Van! Transfer to your hotel and the remainder of the day is yours, free to explore before you meet your tour guide this evening.

Overnight Van
4 star
Day 2
Thursday

Van, Hosap, Akdamar

Morning drive to Çavustepe, to explore the ancient Urartian citadel before continuing to the village of Hosap. Early afternoon from the town of Gevas we take a boat excursion to Akdamar Island which is home to the 10th century Holy Cross Church.

Overnight Van
4 star
(B)
Day 3
Friday

Ahlat, Tatvan, Bitlis

Today we drive along the north shore of Lake Van to visit Ahlat, Tatvan and the picturesque town of Bitlis. Late afternoon arrival in Diyarbakir.

Overnight Diyarbakir
4 star
(B)
Day 4
Saturday

Hasankeyf, Midyat

Morning drive to Hasankeyf, to visit the cliff top Roman ruins of ancient Cephe, and the old town of Midyat, an architectural treasure.

Overnight Mardin
4 star
(B)
Day 5
Sunday

Harran, Urfa

On the way to Sanliurfa, we will visit Göbeklitepe which will allow you to discover the region and observe the excavation currently running at the site. Visit the famous 'beehive' village houses of Harran and the ancient city of Urfa, home of Abraham. Discover the "City of the Prophets" as we visit Abraham's Caves, the pool of sacred carp and the busy and colourful bazaar.

Overnight Sanliurfa (Urfa)
4 star
(B)
Day 6
Monday

Adiyaman, Kahta

We have an interesting drive today as we pass by Bozova and see Ataturk Dam before arriving in Adiyaman.

Overnight Adiyaman
4 star
(B)
Day 7
Tuesday

Mt Nemrut

We set off for Mt. Nemrut before dawn and after a short ascent of the mountain watch the magical sunrise over the plateau, and visit the massive ancient rock statues. Visit the ancient Roman city of Zeugma and tour Gaziantep, and the Mosaic Museum where the superb Roman mosaics of Zeugma are displayed.

Overnight Gaziantep
3 star
(B)
Day 8
Wednesday

Kahramanmaras, Cappadocia

After breakfast we set off for Cappadocia, stopping off at Kahramanmaras (produces Turkey's best ice cream!) along the way.

Overnight Cappadocia
4 star
Hotel to be advised
(B)
Day 9
Thursday

Cappadocia

Marvel at the lunar landscape of Cappadocia as you visit the Goreme Valley Open Air Museum, the fairy chimneys and explore the many levels of an underground city.

Overnight Cappadocia
4 star
Hotel to be advised
(B)
Day 10
Friday

Yazilikaya, Hattusa, Alacahoyuk

After breakfast, we drive via Kozakli to the city of Hattusa, the capital of the Hittite Empire in the late Bronze Age. First we visit Yazilikaya, the ruins of the open air temple where there are rock carvings of Hitite gods. Then we go to Hattusa, 'the Great Temple', the city ruins including the Lions' Gate and the Royal Gate and the summer palace of Hitites. Then we drive to Alacahoyuk seeing the Sphinx Gate and the Royal Tombs.

Overnight Ankara
5 star
(B)
Day 11
Saturday

Ankara, Istanbul

This morning we visit the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations, an award winning museum located near the ancient citadel of Ankara and then continue on to Istanbul.

Overnight Istanbul
Boutique
(B)
Day 12
Sunday

Istanbul

After breakfast our tour concludes and we say goodbye to our new friends before being transferred to the airport for your onward flight.

(B)
(B - Breakfast, L - Lunch, D - Dinner)
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Notes

Please Note:
1. Single travellers may share a twin room with another traveller of the same sex, if available. If a same-sex room share is not available then the single room supplement will be payable. Room shares are arranged in order of booking.
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Inclusions

Tour includes :-
  • Inbound Airport Transfer - Van
    Ferit Melen Airport (VAN)
  • Outbound Airport Transfer - Istanbul
    Atatürk Airport (IST)
    Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW)
  • Professional English-speaking tour guide for the duration of the tour
  • Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking vehicle
  • Tips except driver and guide
  • Entrance fees
  • 11 nights - accommodation.
    2 nights
    4 star
    Van
    1 night
    4 star
    Diyarbakir
    1 night
    4 star
    Mardin
    1 night
    4 star
    Sanliurfa (Urfa)
    1 night
    4 star
    Adiyaman
    1 night
    3 star
    Gaziantep
    2 nights
    4 star
    Cappadocia
    Hotel to be advised
    1 night
    5 star
    Ankara
    1 night
    Boutique
    Istanbul
  • 11 Breakfasts
Tour does not include :-
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Highlights

  • Alacahöyük - Ancient Site
  • Ankara - Atatürk's Mausoleum
  • Ataturk Dam
  • Bitlis - Castle
  • Cappadocia - Kaymakli - Underground City
  • Gaziantep - Mosaic Museum
  • Göreme - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Göreme Open Air museum
  • Harran
  • Hattusa - Ancient Site
  • Midyat
  • Mt. Nemrut - Ancient Site
  • Van - Akdamar Church
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Accommodation

This page is intended to give an idea of the type of accommodation that may be expected. The actual hotels used for any given tour may change due to many reasons such as group size, availability, time of year, hotel standard has dropped or simply we found a better hotel. We update the website immediately if and when any changes take place. If and when we do change hotels it will be to a hotel of equal or higher standard and will be at no extra cost.

Where more than one hotel is shown for a given overnight stop this means that we alternate between the listed hotels. The pre departure pack will show hotel for a given departure.

Turkey

Adiyaman
Grand Isias Hotel
Standard : 4 star
Address :-
Atatürk Bulvari No:220/A
Adiyaman
Ph. :
+90 (0416) 214 88 00
Fax :
+90 (0416) 214 97 33
Grand Isias Hotel
Grand Isias Hotel
Grand Isias Hotel
Ankara
Hotel Ickale
Standard : 5 star
Address :-
GMK Bulvarı No:89
Ankara
Ph. :
+90 (0312) 231 77 10
Fax :
+90 (0312) 230 61 33
Website :
Hotel Ickale
Hotel Ickale
Hotel Ickale
Hotel Ickale
Cappadocia
Hotel to be advised
Standard : 4 star
Address :-
Cappadocia
No images available for this hotel.
Diyarbakir
Class Hotel
Standard : 4 star
Address :-
Gazi Cad. 101
Diyarbakir
Ph. :
+90 (0412) 229 50 00
Fax :
+90 (0412) 229 25 99
Class Hotel
Class Hotel
Class Hotel
Gaziantep
Ibis Gaziantep
Standard : 3 star
Address :-
Yaprak Mah. Istasyon Caddesi
No 78 Sehit Kamil
Gaziantep
Ph. :
+90 (0342) 211 0030
Fax :
+90 (0342) 211 0040
Ibis Gaziantep
Ibis Gaziantep
Ibis Gaziantep
Istanbul
Sirkeci Mansion Hotel
Standard : Boutique
Address :-
Taya Hatun Sokak No:5
(formerly Sirkeci Konak Hotel)
Sirkeci
Istanbul
Ph. :
+90 212 528 43 44
Fax :
+90 212 528 44 55
Sirkeci Mansion Hotel
Sirkeci Mansion Hotel
Sirkeci Mansion Hotel
Mardin
Hilton Garden Inn Mardin
Standard : 4 star
Address :-
Yenisehir Mahallesi Baris Caddesi 29
Mardin
Ph. :
+90 (0482) 213 9600
Fax :
+90 (0482) 213 6000
Hilton Garden Inn Mardin
Hilton Garden Inn Mardin
Hilton Garden Inn Mardin
Sanliurfa (Urfa)
Hotel Harran
Standard : 4 star
Address :-
Atatürk Bulvari
Sanliurfa
Sanliurfa (Urfa)
Ph. :
+90 (414) 313 28 60
Fax :
+90 (414) 313 49 18
Hotel Harran
Hotel Harran
Van
Grand Hotel Van
Standard : 4 star
Address :-
İrfan Baştuğ Cad. No.2
Van
Ph. :
+90 (0432) 214 88 88
Fax :
+90 (0432) 214 92 92
Grand Hotel Van
Grand Hotel Van
Grand Hotel Van
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Departure Dates

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Prices

Prices
per person in twin share accommodation
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Currency:- USD
Cost
S.S.
01 Jan 2017
31 Dec 2017
2,535.00
650.00
Deposit Option available for South Eastern Explorer Tour :
 
Booked between
Departing
Deposit
01 Jan 2015 - 31 Dec 2020
01 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2020
$ 250.00

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