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NORTH EAST TURKEY TOUR
6 nights / 7 days Trabzon ( 2 ), Uzungöl (1),  Ayder ( 1 ),      Artvin (1), Erzurum (1)

HIGHLIGHTS : Two area of Turkey: Eastern Black Sea coast and Eastern Anatolia. Not only is the scenery spectacular, but everywhere are to be seen the remains of Ottoman, Byzantine, Roman, Georgian, Pontic, and Seljuk civilizations.

The North-East Turkey tour takes you to Trabzon, Gumushane, Rize, Artvin, and Erzurum . You will visit 4.th century Sumela Monastery and St.Sophia in Trabzon, medieval Georgian Churches near Artvin, Seljuk Medrese and Mosques in Erzurum. You will also visit: Zigana Mountais (Pontic Alps), The River Coruh , Karaca Cave, Uzungöl, Firtina Valley, Camlihemsin and Ayder Plateau.  

 
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2013

per person sharing a double room

Single supplement

31 Aug - 05 Sep

05 - 12
October
770.-$
200.-$
 Child discount : Sharing with parent, 7-11 age %35


RESERVATION  

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Tour Itinerary
 
   


Day 1. TRABZON

Arriving at Trabzon International Airport, transfer to hotel, diner and brief information about the trip, and overnight . (D)    

Day 2. TRABZON, SUMELA MONASTERY, ZIGANA, KARACA CAVE
Depart for Sumela Monastery, visit the 4 th century Sumela Monastery, clings to a sheer cliff face in a deep forest, relax beside a fast flowing stream at Altindere Valley National Park, lunch, traveling along the old Silk Road through the Zigana Mountains will take us to Karaca Cave, considered the most beautiful in Turkey for its colors and formations, return to Trabzon, dinner & O/N in Trabzon,    

Day 3 . TRABZON, UZUNGOL 
Depart for St. Sophia (Ayasofya), a 13'th  century church and study extraordinary collection of byzantine frescoes, depart for Gulbahar Hatun Mosque, Castle and Atatürk's Mansion, a picturesque hilside retreat, visit Ortahisar Mosque, a Comneni cathedral in the old town, Girls' Monastery, a nunnery built by Alexios III in 13.th century. Enjoy the panoramic view of the city from Boztepe. Depart for Uzungöl, one of the most photogenic locations in the region, lunch at a fish restaurant, sightseeing and dinner & O/N at Uzungol,    

Day 4 .  RIZE, FIRTINA VALLEY,  AYDER  
Depart for Ayder, visit botany garden and have a panoramic view of Rize, drive to Camlihemlihemsin through the beautifull Firtina Valley , enjoy the panorama with many of waterfalls, stone bridges on firtina valley and lush green forests on the foothills of the magnificient Kackar Mountains, lunch and sightseeing in Ayder, dinner & O/N. in Ayder,    

Day 5. AYDER, BORCKA-KARAGOL , ARTVIN
Drive to Hopa via Black Sea coast and looking towards Georgia from Sarp Gate, see Borçka Dam on River Çoruh on the way to Artvin, visit Kafkasor on Mount Genya, dinner & O/N in Artvin,    

Day 6. YUSUFELI, ERZURUM
Visit Hell's Gorge at Ardanuç (Klarjeti, old Georgian capital) arrival to Yusufeli driving through Turkey's fastest flowing River Coruh Valley will take us to 7'th century Ishan Church, visit Tortum Waterfalls on the way. Oshk-Vank Church is the best example of Georgian architecture from 9’th century, arrival Erzurum high anatolian plateau, dinner and O/N in Erzurum   

Day 7.  ERZURUM   
Morning visit Selchuk & Mongolian monuments; Cifte Minareli Medrese a theological school named for its towering twin minarets, Yakutiye Medrese, built by Mongolian Prince Olcayto in 1308, is topped with a richly tiled minaret. Ulu Mosque and Erzurum Castle, transfer to Erzurum Airport for a homebound flight, and say farewell...    

Tour Price Includes :

  • 6 nights accommodations at 3 - 5 stars hotels,
  • Modern, spacious, air-conditioned, vehicle for land transportation.
  • Professional English speaking tour guide,
  • 12 meals : 6   Breakfasts,  and 6 dinners.
    Parking, portage, tipping (except guide, driver), tolls
  • Admission fees to sights and museums
  • V.A.T.

Tour Price Exludes :

  • Airfare of Int'l and domestic flights within our program itinerary,
  • Air and departure taxes,
  • Bottled beverages or alcohol,
  • Travel insurance ,
  • Visas, laundry, and personal items,

Accommodation:

  • Accomodations at 3 - 5 star hotels

Flight arrangements: Our program prices do not include international or domestic air arrangements. Please contact us for a current quote on the airfare required for your trip. Should you prefer to make your own air arrangements, please check with us prior to scheduling to ensure you have the proper flight dates and times.

Sumela Monastery
St.Shopia Museum
Trabzon Castle
Uzungöl
Çamlihemsin
Çamlihemsin
Ös-Vank, Artvin
Ishan, Artvin
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