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South Eastern Explorer Tour

South eastern explorer tour

Black Sea & Eastern Turkey Tours, Van

Day 1 Wednesday


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 Grand Hotel Van

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 Grand Hotel Van (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 Class Hotel (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 Hilton Garden Inn Mardin (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 Hotel Harran (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 Grand Isias Hotel (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 Ibis Gaziantep (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


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 Hotel Ickale (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 4 star Konak Hotel (B)

Day 12 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)

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

Tours F.A.Q

How to meet your tour guide for Shore Tours?
How to meet your tour guide for Shore Tours

At Kusadasi Harbour, Istanbul Harbour and Izmir Harbour.
Dear customers, we are pleased to arrange your dream tours for you. When you arrive at Kusadasi Harbour,Istanbul Harbour and Izmir Harbour.
After you get off the cruise, you will pass through the passport control and will see the shopping areas.
20-40 meter away, you will see the coaches/buses of the travel agents.
On that area, you will see Peninsula Tours guides with your name sign and the agency logo sign tables who is showing it.
We hope will be wonderful shore tour for you by Peninsula.

General Conditions of Excursions Programmes?
General Conditions of Excursions Programmes
of our excursions and what is included please consult to your representatives.
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.
Responsibility: All Peninsula coaches and service suppliers are insured with the highest legal possible limits available in Turkey.
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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