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Black Sea & Eastern Splendours Tour

Black sea & eastern splendours tour

Black Sea & Eastern Turkey Tours, Istanbul

Day 1 Saturday


Welcome to Istanbul! You will be transferred to your hotel and the remainder of the day is yours, free to explore.

Overnight Istanbul 4 star Konak Hotel

Day 2 Sunday

Istanbul Old City

After breakfast, you enjoy a fully guided tour of the only city to span two continents, visiting the Blue Mosque, St Sophia Museum, Topkapi Palace and the Hippodrome.
Cruise between two continents on the stretch of water that separates Europe from Asia in the afternoon with an optional 'Half day Bosphorous cruise'.

Overnight Istanbul 4 star Konak Hotel (B)

Day 3 Monday

Akcakoca, Safranbolu

This morning we drive to the coastal town of Akçakoca. Its old town area, situated on a gentle hill is a well preserved neighbourhood of traditional houses of wood and firebricks, lining square-shaped blocks. We then drive to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed town of Safranbolu.

Overnight Safranbolu Boutique Havuzlu Asmazlar Konagi(B)

Day 4 Tuesday

Safranbolu, Amasra

After breakfast, we start our tour from Hidirlik Hill to get a city view then discover Safranbolu's well-preserved wooden houses, Cinci Inn and Bath, old goverment building, the clock tower and the Arasta Bazaar where we will learn about the traditional handicraft shops. In the afternoon we drive to Amasra and visit the Roman castle and walls, wood-carving handicraft bazaar and the outer and inner piers of the city.

Overnight Safranbolu Boutique Havuzlu Asmazlar Konagi (B)

Day 5 Wednesday


After breakfast we will drive to Kastamonu, which is one of the rare cities where you can find great examples of traditional Turkish houses.

Overnight Kastamonu Boutique Kursunlu Han(B)

Day 6 Thursday

Inebolu, Sinop

This morning we head for Inebolu with its wooden houses reflecting Rum (Byzantine or Ottoman Greek) architecture, dark green nature and excellent coastline which amazes visitors.

Overnight Sinop Boutique Antik Hotel Sinop (B)

Day 7 Friday

Akliman, Hamsilos, Erfelek Waterfall

We depart from our hotel and visit Akliman Cove, Hamsilos Bay which offers rich natural beauty with green forests, colourful flowers and small inland bays where military ships took strategic advantage of the bays' hidden location during the First World War. Lastly we visit Erfelek Waterfall where you will be able to trek through the park and find many cascading waterfalls and other beautiful natural scenes.

Overnight Sinop Boutique Antik Hotel Sinop(B)

Day 8 Saturday

Ordu, Trabzon

Today we will drive towards the Black Sea coast to Trabzon, stopping on the way for a short visit to Yason Church which stands along one of the most picturesque locations on the Black Sea coast. Then you will have great photo opportunity at Boztepe before heading to Trabzon.

Overnight Trabzon 4 star Buyuk Sumela Hotel (B)

Day 9 Sunday


Today we tour Trabzon and surrounds, visiting the historical Trabzon Hagia Sophia Church Museum. Proceed to Uzungol, a picturesque lake surrounded by thick woods before returning back to the hotel.

Overnight Trabzon 4 star Buyuk Sumela Hotel (B)

Day 10 Monday

Rize, Erzurum

Today we travel along the Black Sea coast towards Artvin before driving through the wild landscapes of Çoruh Valley. We also visit picturesque Ishan village on our way to the scenic heights of Erzurum.

Overnight Erzurum 5 starPalan Hotel (B)

Day 11 Tuesday

Ani, Dogubayazit

This morning we visit the Seljuk monuments of Erzurum before continuing through Kars to Ani, close to the Turkish Armenian border. We continue to Dogubeyazit located at the foothill of Mount Ararat, the highest mount in Anatolia and where Noah's Ark is thought to have landed.

Overnight Dogubeyazit 4 star Hotel to be advised (B)

Day 12 Wednesday

Dogubeyazit, Van

After breakfast we tour Ishak Pasha Palace before driving through barren landscapes of volcanic stones stopping at Muradiye Waterfalls. We continue to Van, home to Lake Van, Turkey's largest lake.

Overnight Van 4 star Grand Hotel Van (B)

Day 13 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 Gevaş we take a boat excursion to Akdamar Island which is home to the 10th century Holy Cross Church.

Overnight Van 4 star Grand Hotel Van (B)

Day 14 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 Class Hotel (B)

Day 15 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 Hilton Garden Inn Mardin (B)

Day 16 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 Hotel Harran (B)

Day 17 Monday

Adiyaman, Adiyaman

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

Overnight Adiyaman 4 star Grand Isias Hotel (B)

Day 18 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 Ibis Gaziantep (B)

Day 19 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 20 Thursday


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 21 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 Hotel Ickale (B)

Day 22 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 4 star Konak Hotel(B)

Day 23 Sunday


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

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

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Payments: Visa, mastercard, access, travellers cheques and all common use currencies are acceptable for the payments.
Cancellations: full refund will be given for the cancellations with 24 hours notification to your representative. It’s also possible to cancel an excursion by the phone number given on the back page.
No shows: Please be aware that in case of any noshow situation there will be no refund payment to the clients unless you can supply a doctor report or a pharmacy receipt stating the excuse of our clients.
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Children & Group Reductions:
(*) 00 - 06 ages free of Charge
(*) 07 - 12 ages 50% or reduction
(*) For most of the excursions.
(Children reductions are valid if children are accompanied by their adults)
Groups min. 10 persons 10% reduction.
Not valid with any other offers.

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