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BEYOND THE PONTIC ALPS TO KARS
6 nights / 7 days
 

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.
Batumi; A Georgian town close to Turkish border famous with it's unique Botany Garden on the Black Sea Coast.

 

   
 
Karadeniz Yaylaları & Kars Turu harita
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Our tours mixed with native and foreigner travellers from all over the world. Guidance is in English and Turkish.

Eastern Black Sea Tour Photos

Travellers' Notes*****
 Bank Transfer ( for cash )
 Mail-Order ( for credit card )
 
2015 Tours
Seats
 per person
sharing a
double room
Single
Room
800.-USD

1,200.-USD

13 - 19 June 10
11 - 17 July 14
01 - 07 Aug 14
15 - 21 Aug 14
29 Aug / 04 Sep 14
Per Person sharing a Triple Room : 750.-USD
Child Discount : 06 - 11 Ages %35
 
>>>> Beyond The Pontic Alps to Batumi & Kars  <<<<

Sumela Manastırı
Uzungöl
�‡ağlayan Deresi Konakları
Borçka Karagöl
Macahel Ahşap Cami
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Şavşat
Ayder Yaylası - Rize
Ayder yaylası
 


DAY 1   TRABZON & SUMELA MONASTERY

Meet at Trabzon Int'l Airport, 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 Altındere Valley National Park, return to city centre and visit Ayasofya, a 13'th century church and study extraordinary collection of byzantine frescoes, depart for Gulbahar Hatun Mosque, Ataturk's House (a picturesque hilside retreat)  visit Ortahisar Mosque (a Comneni cathedral in the old town) drive to Boztepe, enjoy your tea with the panoramic view of the city. Check-in to hotel, dinner and overnight at Usta Park Hotel 4***

 DAY 2   TRABZON, UZUNGOL, DEMIRKAPI
Depart for Uzungol (long lake), one of the most photogenic locations in the region, lunch at a fish restaurant, a full day excursion to Demirkapi on the foothills of Soganli Mountains, sightseeing around Balikli & Aygir glacier lakes, enjoy the panorama with beautiful landscapes, return to Uzungol, it's a hidden paradise in the Pontic Alps. We hike around the lake and village surrounded by emerald green forests and check-in to our boutique hotel, dinner and overnight at Inan Kardesler Hotel (S)

 DAY 3   UZUNGOL, RIZE, AYDER
Sightseeing at Uzungol. And depart for Ayder, visit to a tea factory, short break at Rize for panoramic view of the city from the Botany Garden we visit kiwi and  tea plantations here, then we arrive to Firtina Valley which takes us to Ayder Plateau, gentle trekking to Goksu Fall which is the highest and most beautiful in the region. We arrive in Ayder before sundown, check-in our wooden hotel, dinner and overnight at Kuspuni Mountain House (S)

DAY 4   AYDER, CAGLAYAN VALLEY, BATUMI
Sightseeing at Ayder, enjoy the panorama with many of waterfalls, traditionally dressed village ladies, thermal baths and lush green forests on the foothills of the magnificient Kachkar Mountains. We drive to Ortan villiage and have great view of Hemsins' mountain villiages on the side of Firtina river and leaving for Caglayan Valley in Findikli town to see typical laz houses and panoramic tea plantations then we drive to Sarp border, pass Georgia to discover seaside town of Batumi, visiting Theater Square, Piazza, Medea (Golden Fleece) Monument and Batumi Boulevard. We will enjoy our spectaculer views from Batumi Botanical Garden which is second largest in the world and have free time and enjoy display of dancing fountains, dinner and overnight at Batumi

DAY 5   BATUMI, ARTVIN
Free Morning to discover Batumi and return Turkey visit the vast Roman fortress at Gonio and drive to Borcka sightseeing around Karagol is a lake far from civilizations, with a calming and peaceful aura surrounding the lake hidden in green forests, arrival to Artvin dinner and overnight at Artvin

DAY 6   ARTVIN & KARS
Drive to Kars, following the fastest flowing River Coruh valley reach Artvin, visit Hell's Gorge at Ardanuc and have a scenic drive to Kars via Savsat Sahara National Park, arrival in Kars, dinner & overnight at Grand Ani Otel 4****

DAY 7   KARS  ----
Drive to Ani, visit medievel armenian capital from 10th C, Ani Ruins at the Turkish-Armenian border and return Kars, the city is very well planned especially during Russian invasion before World War I. And have a great castle with many churches before 12.th century, visit Kars Castle and The Holly Apostles Church, transfer to Kars or Erzurum airport and say farewell....

>>>>> RESERVATION <<<<<

Tour Price Includes :

  • 6 nights accommodations at 3 - 4 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,

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.

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