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Cultural Adventure Holiday in Eastern Turkey

Ancient palaces, gravity defying monasteries and traditional Anatolian towns are all part of this journey through Eastern Turkey. Travelling deep into the rugged mountains, we admire spectacular views of Mount Ararat and enjoy the sunset from the summit of Nemrut Dagi. Along the way, we discover the beautiful Isak Pasha Palace, the 'hanging' Sumela Monastery and the ruins of the 8th century fortress at Karatepe.

Tour Highlights

  • Ani - Uncover the ancient Armenian ruins of this vast site, once known as the 'City of 1001 Churches'
  • Lake Van - Take a boat trip to Akdamar Island on Turkey's largest lake, surrounded by spectacular mountains
  • Trabzon - See Sumela Monastery clinging impressively to the rock face in Altindere National Park
  • Diyarbakir - Explore this characterful walled city with its winding alleys and historic buildings
  • Nemrut Dagi - Watch sunset from this mountaintop mausoleum, littered with giant statues


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  • 1
    Join tour in Trabzon

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    Visit Sumela Monastery and Hagia Sophia Museum; walking tour of Trabzon

  • 3
    Visit Boztepe Hill and Ataturk's House before driving to Erzurum

  • 4
    Explore Erzurum on foot before driving to Kars

  • 5
    See the Armenian churches at Ani and Kars Museum

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    Visit Isak Pasha Palace and drive to Dogubeyazit

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    Drive to Van via Devil Bridge and the Muradiye waterfalls

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    Explore Cavustepe, Hosap and Van Castle

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    Boat trip across Lake Van to Akdamar Island

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    Drive to the walled city of Diyarbakir and visit Ulu Mosque

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    Drive to Nemrut Dagi to enjoy the view at sunset

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    Walks in Nemrut Dagi area; see the Roman Cendere Bridge

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    Drive to Adana through the mountains

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    Tour ends in Adana

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Eastern Turkey
4.5 out of 5 based on 9 ratings. Read reviews
Included meals 13 0 0
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Bus, Boat
13 nights Standard Hotel
Tour Staff
Driver(s), Explore Tour Leader, Local Guide(s), Boat Crew
Group Size
Generally 12 - 18