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The Black Sea & Untouched East

HIGHLIGHTS

Ezurum | Dogu Bayazit | Van | Kars

DURATION

8 days / 7 nights

DEPATURES

On Request - Private Basis Only

PRICE FROM

Please contact us for pricing for this tour

TOUR INCLUDES

  • Professional English speaking guide
  • Driver and transportation
  • Entrance fees as per program
  • Meals as indicated (B – Breakfast / L – Lunch / D – Dinner)
  • Local taxes & service surcharges

HOTELS

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Day 1:Trabzon-Sumela Monastery-Trabzon-Rize
Arrive Trabzon this morning. Visit the 14th century Sumela Monastery and the 13th century St. Sophia Church. Continue along the Black Sea coast to overnight in Rize.

Day 2: Rize-Camlihemsin-Ayder-Rize
Spend the day in the hinterland today, driving through tea plantation areas, and viewing picturesque arched stone bridges, and the wonderful mountain plateaux of Ayder. Overnight Rize. B

Day 3: Rize-Erzurum
On the way to Erzurum visit the stunningly beautiful 10th century Georgian churches of Haho, Osk Van and Ishan (These are subject to road conditions, as continuous wet weather can deteriorate the roads badly). Overnight Erzurum. B

Day 4: Erzurum-Kars
Visit the magnificent Seljukian monuments of Erzurum in the morning including the Cifte Minare, the Ulu Camii, the Uc Kumbetter, and the most spectacular building in Erzurum, the Yakutiye Madrasa. Also visit the Archaeological Museum before driving to Kars to overnight. B

Day 5: Kars-Dogu Beyazit
This morning visit Ani, the ruined Armenian city of a hundred gates and a thousand churches, and its great walls over a kilometre in length. Drive on to Dogu Beyazit, to visit the superb Ishak Pasa Sarayi. Overnight Dogubeyazit. B

Day 6: Dogu Beyazit-Van
After breakfast drive to Van,the capital of the Urartu Kingdom that dominated this region from the 13th to 7th centuries BC. Overnight Van. B

Day 7: Van
Tour Cavustepe, the 8th century B.C. Urartian Citadel, and then the 17th century Hosap Castle, followed by a boat trip to visit the 10th century Armenian Church on the Akdamar Island. Overnight Van. B

Day 8: Van
Transfer to the airport for your onward flight. B

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