Eastern Discovery Tour

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Eastern Discovery Tour Bus From Istanbul

Before Travel
  Price : 1259 €

Eastern Discovery Tour Overview

Explore the sites of enchanting Gaziantep, Sanliurfa, then get off the beaten track and explore the dramatic natural beauty of Nemrut Mardin Van region; its breathtaking view, fascinating sights and charming historic towns.

Extra Note

  • This tour starts in Van. You can get to Van by bus, there are regular departures from Istanbul. The trip is approx 23 hours. We recommend a domestic flight.

  • Highlights

  • Van - Akdamar Church
  • Van - Ishak Pasa Palace
  • Dogubeyazit
  • Mt. Ararat
  • Ani Citadel
  • Sumela Monastery
  • Trabzon
  • Included Services

    • Bus tour mentioned in the itinerary.
    • Accommodation mentioned in the itinerary.
    • All tours with transportation, lunch and entrance fees.
    • All tours with professional tour guide, Full travel insurance, All domestic taxes.

    What is not Included

    • Drinks with meals (except the drinks served with breakfast)
    • Any tips to guide, driver or staff at hotels.
    • Items of a personal nature
    • Medical services.

    Tour Itinerary

    Welcome to Van! We will meet you at the Airport and transfer to your hotel, and the rest of the day is yours, free to explore. Overnight Van
    Today we will take a ferry to Akdamar Island and visit the Armenian Cathedral of the Holy Cross made in the 10th century. Overnight Van
    Today we kick the ancient 'silk road' Dogubeyazit placed at the foothill of Mt Ararat, the highest mountain in Anatolia and Noah's Ark is believed to have landed. We also travel Ishak Pasa Palace and visit the relics of Eski Beyazit, an ancient Urartian City before continuing onto Kars. Overnight Kars
    An early morning departure to the ancient City of Ani, close to the Turkish-Armenian border. We also able to visit the important Kars Castle and surrounding ancient churches. Overnight Kars
    Today we tour southwest to the scenic heights of Erzurum. On the way, we will visit the 12th century Medrese, speak with the imam at the 12th century Mosque and savor the ethnographic museum. Overnight Erzurum
    We will enjoy a spectacular drive towards the historic city of Trabzon today, via Karaca Cave before visiting the breathtaking Byzantine Monastery of Sumela. Overnight Trabzon
    Today we tour the historic city of Trabzon, once the capital of the Byzantine Empire, before our flight back to Istanbul. Overnight Istanbul
    After breakfast, our tour ends, and we transfer you to the airport for your outbound flight.


    • Can be customized according to your wishes
    • This tour is available all year round.
    • There is no hidden cost.
    • Departs daily
    • Single supplement + 380 €