Eastern Turkey & Blacksea
EASTERN CIVILIZATIONS AND MAGICAL
(10 nights/11 days tour)
DAY 1 – TRABZON
Welcome to Trabzon. Today is your arrival day. Airport transfers are available from airport or bus station during the hours of 8:00am til 8:00pm. Transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Trabzon.
DAY 2 – ZİGANA
Breakfast and visit St. Sophia, a 13’th C. church and study The extraordinary Byzantine frescoes, depart for Gülbahar Hatun Mosque, castle and Atatürk’s Mansion on a hill facing the city, drive to Sumela Monastery, visit the 4’th century monastery and enjoy the time beside a fast flowing stream while drinking tea, depart for Zigana Mountains, dinner & O/N at Zigana Holiday Village
( bungalows )
DAY 3 – ERZURUM
Breakfast and drive to Erzurum, visit Karaca Cave, Aydintepe & Bayburt Castle on the way, dinner & O/N in Erzurum,
DAY 4 – ERZURUM
Breakfast and full day city tour to Archaeological Museum, Çifte Minareli Medrese, three tombs, Ulu Mosque, citadel and Yakutiye Medrese, dinner & O/N in Erzurum,
DAY 5 – KARS
Breakfast and drive to Kars via Sarikamis, visit Armenian Kümbet Church on the way and Kars Castle, The Church Of Holy Apostles, dinner & O/N in Kars.
DAY 6 – KARS
Breakfast and visiting the ancient city of Ani; Aslan Kapısı, Church of Redemeer and St. Gregory, Convet of Virgins, Menüçehr Mosque, Cathedral, Churches of Abukhamrets, Holy Apostles, Gagik the I. And Selçuk Caravansarai, dinner & O/N in Kars,
DAY 7 – ARTVİN
Breakfast and departure for Artvin via Göle, visiting Ishan and Dört Kilise on the way, dinner & O/N in Artvin,
DAY 8 – ARTVİN
Breakfast and excursion to Ardanuç via high-walled Hell’s Gorge, visiting Dolishane, Yeni Rabat (Shedberdi ) Church, Dinner & O/N in Artvin
DAY 9 – RİZE
Breakfast and departure for Rize, visiting Ayder, travel through the beautiful Firtina Valley, explore the nature on the foothills of the Kaçkar Mountains, dinner & O/N in Rize,
DAY 10 – TRABZON
Breakfast and drive to Uzungöl, a lakeside Eden in the Pontic Alps, dinner & Overnight in Trabzon.
DAY 11 – RETURN
After breakfast check out from the hotel. We hope your tour was a memorable one and we look forward to seeing you in the future on another MEDITOUR Turkey Tour.
Have a safe trip back home.
Tour price: Please contact us