Anatolian Glories Tour

Explore Anatolia with GuideOmer’s fantastically comprehensive and enjoyable commentaries – perfect tour for the historical sites lovers. Eastern Anatolian destinations are untouched and less crowded than the Western Anatolian sights. You will visit the iconic monuments of ancient Turkey like Mount Nemrut’s gigantic statues, the world-famous ancient GobekliTepe ancient site and walk among the most amazing old monasteries in Tur Abidin region. You’ll also explore the fantastic Hosap Fortress of Guzelsu, and then climax the trip with Akdamar Armenian Church in the Van lake and ancient Armenian ruins in Ani. Nowhere else on earth could be so astonishingly green around Sumela Greek Monastery. No other Turkey itinerary offers such great contents, so comfortably and carefully designed. From Zeugma in Gaziantep and Hasankeyf in Batman to Ahlat’s old open-air Turkish cemeteries, they’re all profound. Explore the ancient ruins and the museums, with GuideOmer.

Activity Level

Moderate

Comfort Level

Deluxe or Uncommon Hotels

Best Time of Year

Ideal (MAY, JUN, JUL, AUG, SEP, OCT)

Not Recommended

(NOV, DEC, JAN, FEB, MAR, APR)

TOUR DURATION

13 days

Day-by-Day Full Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival to Adana
Greeted by GuideOmer and transferred to your hotel. Welcome dinner at the hotel restaurant. Overnight in Adana. (D)
 
Day 2: Adana – Antakya

Explore the Karatepe Aslantas Open-Air museum near to Kadirli. Then visit Sokollu  Mehmet Pasha Caravanserai at Payas. Later head to Antakya, enjoy all the artifacts in the Hatay archaeological museum. Overnight in Antakya. (B)

 
Day 3 : Antakya – Gaziantep 
First visit to Zeugma ancient city at Belkis; then Zeugma Museum in Gaziantep. Before the hotel, strolling in the old part of town. Overnight in Gaziantep. (B)
 
Day 4: Gaziantep – Adiyaman 
Today’s sightseeings: Mount Nemrut’s gigantic statues, Arsemia ancient site, Cendere Roman bridge and the famous Karakus mound. Overnight in Adiyaman. (B)
 
Day 5: Adiyaman – Sanliurfa 
Discover the world-famous ancient GobekliTepe first. Then enjoy Sanliurfa’s major museums in the city center. Finally spending some time in the holiest ancient part of the city, like Inns and mosques. Overnight in Sanliurfa. (B)
 
Day 6: Sanliurfa – Mardin – Midyat 
First exploring the old Mardin’s highlights. En route to Midyat, visiting the most amazing Assyrian Deyrulzafaran monastery complex at Alimli and Mor Hananyo monastery at Eskikale. Overnight in Midyat. (B)
 
Day 7: Midyat – Tatvan
Probably, this visit to Hasankeyf will be the unforgettable one with its museums. Then admiring at the historical Turkish sites in Ahlat near to the Van lake. Overnight in Tatvan. (B)
 
Day 8: Tatvan – Van
At Tatvan, we’ll be admiring at the Mount Nemrut’s crater lake! Then head to see the Akdamar Armenian Church at the island by boat. The rest of day will be spent around old Van by visiting the Van archeological museum, ancient Tuspa ruins and viewing at Van castle. Overnight in Van. (B)
 
Day 9: Van – Dogubeyazit
This morning, first visiting the Hosap Castle at Guzelsu in Cavustepe. Later, in the afternoon exploring the unique Ishakpasha Palace buildings at Dogubeyazit. Overnight in Dogubeyazit. (B)
 
Day 10: Dogubeyazit – Kars
Today’s great explorations are wandering around the ancient Ani ruins by the Arpa creek. Then visiting all major highlights in the old part of Kars. Overnight in Kars. (B)
 
Day 11: Kars  – Erzurum 
Visiting all the major highlights in the old part of Erzurum, like Theological Schools and well-known mosques… Overnight in Erzurum. (B)
 
Day 12: Erzurum – Trabzon
First visit to an amazing art museum, located like nowhere settings which is called BAKSI at Bayraktar in Bayburt. Then head to Sumela Monastery in Macka. Today’s last visit to St. Sophia Church in the central Trabzon. Farewell dinner at the hotel. Overnight in Trabzon. (B,D)
 
Day 13: Trabzon – Return Home
After breakfast in the hotel, being picked up and transferred to the regional airport in Trabzon. Then safe and bon voyage back home. (B)
 

Includings

Transfers, Ferries, Best available hotels, Modern Vehicles, All admissions’ fees, the meals as indicated in the tour program, all taxes, all parking fees, and the professional official guiding throughout the tour itinerary.
 

Excludings

The personal expenses, the international flight tickets, the domestic flight tickets, the other optional shows and tours which are not mentioned in the tour program, and any gratuities to the drivers and the guides are not included.
 

Pricings

Prices are in USD, per person, based on double occurancy
13 days from $9,745 per person
Single supplement $3,245
Limited to 18 guests
Guaranted departures with just Two Guests

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