Ankara - Cappadocia & East Turkey and Black Sea (12 Days - 11 Nights)

Iskakpasa Sarai
DAY 1:
Arrive to Ankara where meet with your guide and follows transfer and visit to the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations and The Mausoleum of Ataturk. Lunch at a local restaurant in Ankara and drive to Cappadocia through the Anatolian countryside. (L)

DAY 2: Full day tour in Cappadocia, including the natural citadel of Uchisar to see the amazing landscape of region; Goreme Valley with the churches and monasteries painted with colorful frescoes. The valley of Zelve and underground city carved by the Early Christians, as a refuge from the persecutors. (B, L)

DAY 3: Early departure and head for Antakya (old Antioch), drive to Nigde. Visit Eskigumus Monastery on the way, which is the only monastery with smiling Virgin Mary frescoe. Lunch on the way. Dinner and overnight. (B, L)

DAY 4: After breakfast, visit St. Peter's Grotto which is the first church in the world and also the greatest Mosaic Museum. After lunch drive to Urfa. Arrive our hotel and overnight. (B, L)

DAY 5: After visit to Halil Rahman Mosque and Balikligol, the sanctuary place of Abraham the prophet. Proceeding to Nemrut Mountain, to visit world famous Tumulus of Antiochos II, the King of Commegenes. (B, L)

DAY 6: After breakfast drive to Diyarbakir, lunch enroute. The city tour in the afternoon as some of them Grand Mosque, Keldani Church, City Walls. Dinner and overnight. (B, L)

DAY 7:
After breakfast at the hotel, drive to Van. Visit the Akdamar Armenian Church which was built on an island on the Van Lake (complately restorated and re-opened in febl 2007. Lunch will be served restaurand near by Van Lake. ON in Van (B, L)

DAY 8: After breakfast proceeding to Dogubeyazit (2 hrs) and visit Ishakpasa Palace, lunch enroute. Photobreak for holy Mt. Ararat. Dinner at your hotel in Dogubeyazit. (B, L)

DAY 9: After breakfast drive to Kars way, on thre way visit the ruins of ancient city Ani. Lunch will be served on the way. Arrive our hotel in Kars (Turkey's border city). Dinner and overnight. (B, L)

DAY 10: Spend the morning in the Kars city, after lunch drive to Trabzon (Black Sea coastal City), once arrival our hotel; dinner and overnight. (B, L)

DAY 11: Breakfast at hotel and Morning visit to Sumela Monastry, return to Trabzon to visit St. Sophia Church (Ayasofya). Free time for shopping, public bazaar. Enjoy to be in Trabzon. Dinner and ON (B, L)

DAY 12: After breakfast transfer to the Trabzon airport.End of tour (B)