Gaziantep - Mosaic Museum
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Black Sea & Eastern Turkey Tours

Itinerary

This 4 day tour, starts from Van, Turkey, and ends at Istanbul, Turkey.

2024 - 'Ark of Noah Legacy Tour'
4 - Day itinerary

Day 1
Sunday

Van

On arrival to Van Airport, you will meet with your tour guide. Before we go to our hotel, we will explore the Citadel with its three thousand Urartian fortress of Van and witness the extraordinary sunset.

Overnight Van
Boutique
Day 2
Monday

Van, Akdamar Island

After breakfast, we will travel by ferry stopping at Akdamar Island to see a spectacular 10th century church built by an Armenian king, if there is time swim in Lake Van.
Then, we will drive back to city centre to visit the largest Urartu Museum in the World. Artifacts from the Paleolithic, Neolithic, Chalcolithic, Urartian, Persian, Roman, Byzantine, Islamic, Seljuk, Turkish-Islamic, and Ottoman Periods are exhibited in chronological order taking our visitors on a unique historical journey.
After the museum visit Van Cat House. Van cats are relatively large, have a chalky white coat, sometimes with ruddy coloration on the head and hindquarters, and have blue, amber eyes or one eye of each colour. This variety has been referred to as "the swimming cat", and has been observed to swim in Lake Van.

Overnight Van
Boutique
(B)
Day 3
Tuesday

Van, Dogubayazit, Ararat, Istanbul

Today we leave for Dogubayazit via Muradiye and the Bendimaahi Falls. In Dogubayazit, we visit the spectacular Ishak Pasha Palace, 1685 - 1784, which has a unique fusion of architecture from Seljuk, Ottoman, Georgian, and Armenian - Persian styles.
In the afternoon we skirt around the western edge of Mt Ararat. Mt. Ararat is one of the great natural spectacles of the world. The name Ararat derives from the Bible (Jeremiah 51:27) and is a transliteration of 'Urartu' the name foreigners gave to this region and its inhabitants in Biblical times.
Finally we arrive at Igdir Airport for our flight to Istanbul.

Overnight Istanbul
4 star
(B)
Day 4
Wednesday

Istanbul

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

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

Please Note :
1. Group Size : Minimum Group Size of 2. Maximum Group Size of 20.
2. Age : Minimum Age of 8. Whilst there is no Maximum Age set it is assumed the customer is fit enough to take part in the activity or tour. Health documents may be requested.
3. Single travellers are obliged to pay Single Supplement and will have the hotel room to themselves.
4. We require a copy/image of your passport in order to book flights. You will need to have your passport handy at check-in for any domestic flights. Domestic flight times may vary due to various circumstances.
5. The flight from Igdir to Istanbul arrives into Istanbul at 18:35
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Inclusions

Tour includes :-
  • Inbound Transfer - Van
    Ferit Melen Airport (VAN)
  • Outbound Transfer - Istanbul
    Istanbul 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
  • Domestic flight between Igdir and Istanbul and transfers
  • Tips except Driver and Guide
  • Entrance fees
  • 3 nights - accommodation.
    - 2 nights
    Boutique
    Van
    - 1 night
    4 star
    Istanbul
  • 3 Breakfasts
Tour does not include :-
  • Suggested optional activities
  • Tips - Driver and Guide
  • Compulsory Travel Insurance
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Highlights

  • Mt. Ararat
  • Muradiye - Bendimahi Falls
  • Van - Akdamar Church
  • Van - Akdamar Island
  • Van - House of Cats
  • Van - Urartian Fortress Citadel
  • Van - Urartu Archeology and Ethnography Museum
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Accommodation

This 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 an overnight stop this means that one of those hotels will be used.

Turkey

Istanbul
Nidya Hotel Galataport
Standard : 4 star
Address :-
Meclis-i Mebusan Cad. No. 21
Tophane
Istanbul
Ph. :
+90 (0212) 292 90 60
Nidya Hotel Galataport
Nidya Hotel Galataport
Nidya Hotel Galataport
Van
Van Life Hotel
Standard : Boutique
Address :-
Kazım Karabekir Cad.
Sedir Altı 1.Sok. No: 2
İpekyolu
Van
Van
Ph. :
+90 501 256 65 65
Van Life Hotel
Van Life Hotel
Van Life Hotel
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Prices

Prices
per person in twin share accommodation
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Currency:- USD
Cost
S.S.
Single Supplement explanation
01 Jan 2024
31 Dec 2024
945.00
240.00
Child Discounts available for Ark of Noah Legacy Tour :
 
Departing between
From Age
To Age
Discount
01 Mar 2023 - 31 Dec 2025
8
11
25.00 %
* Conditions apply. Please refer to the 'Child Discount Rates' section of our Terms and Conditions.

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