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Sailing Trips

 

LYCIAN COAST

15 days  9 nights on board 

 

CARIAN ODYSSEY 

12 days 7 nights on board

 

GREEK ISLANDS

13 days  ▫  10 nights on board 

 

 

 

 

Overland Tours

  

 

ANCIENT TURKEY . 15 days

Western Turkey and Cappadocia

 

EASTERNMOST TURKEY

14 days in the eastern highlands

 

CAPPADOCIA   3 days

A wonderland & warm hospitability

 

ANTALYA DAY TOURS

Antalya Old Town, Perge, Aspendos, Archeological Museum, Termessos, Phaselis, Olympus, Myra, Kekova, ...

 

 

 

 

 

 

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    Easternmost Turkey

14-Day Hiking and Cultural Adventures in the Easternmost and the Black Sea Regions of Turkey

This trip takes you from beloved Istanbul to the wild terrain of Easternmost Turkey. Exotic antiquities, mystery of Noah's Ark,... and the Black Sea region with extraordinary natural beauties and historic values.

Trip Cost          Route Map          Climate

 

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Day 1, 2  .  Istanbul, capital to Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman empires. You arrive on day 1 and  the next day we tour Istanbul's great monuments such as Roman Hippodrome, the exquisite Blue Mosque, the great church of Haghia Sophia, the huge Basilica Cistern and Topkapi Palace, the home and administrative center of Ottoman Sultans for 400 years. ishak_pasha_palace

    

Day  3 - 5  .  Inner East - Fly to Van and visit impressive historic places around Lake Van such as a marvellous Armenian church on Akhdamar Island, impregnable Urartian fortress remaining from early Archaic period and a medieval castle of a land lord. Glamorous Ishak Pasha Palace and legendary petrified Noah's Ark amazes us around Dogu Beyazit. Visit Ani, the capital of the medieval Armenian principality,  Kars for formidable castle and Russian structures from W.W.I.

 
Day 6 - 13 .  Black Sea Region:  Kackar Mountains Trabzon, Ordu - Wilderness of
dazzling mountains and "yayla"s, the  alpine pastures, located at high altitudes at the foot of the Kackar Mountains are fascinating. Hike and visit medieval castels, bridges and glacier lakes, meet the local people, the wittiest in Turkey. Discover the city of Rize and the old monuments of  Trabzon (Trebizond).  Marvellous  Sumela Monastery, the largest and the most impressive Byzantine monastic establishment in Asia Minor, stands at some three hundred meters above a rushing stream in the valley below. Stay in Ordu, the hazelnut center of the world. Visit a popular local craftsman making hand-made clarinets in the inner part of Ordu province;  remember Jason, the mythical hero who quested for the golden fleece with the Argonauts at Cape Yason. Get back Trabzon and visit Church of Haghia Sophia and see more about the city, and fly back to Istanbul.


 

Day 14 .  Depart    

 

TRIP COST

TRIP COST     (Updated on November 1, 2014)
 

Prices listed below are subject to change in the case of significant changes in currency exchange rates or item prices by the time of the departure.

 

 

 Number of   Travellers  

 

Per person  Cost, US $

 

16 & above

 

3,270

 

12 - 15

 

3,440

 

 8 -11

 

3,970

 

6 - 7

 

4,580

4 - 5

5,675

Costs are based on double occupancy.

Single Supplement:   US $290



 

 

 


What services and items are included ?

All accommodations in hotels & shared yacht cabins
All meals specified in the itinerary
All domestic land transportation & flights in the itinerary
Group arrival and departure transfers to/from hotel

All entrance fees
Services of trip leader
Services of yacht crew
Tip to hotels, restaurants and drivers



What's NOT included ?

International airfare
Personal expenses such as visa, insurance, medication, laundry, telephone calls, etc.
Drinks other then bottled water
Tip to crew and trip leader

 
 

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ROUTE MAP

 
 

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  CLIMATE
 
  Average temperatures in Fahrenheit (and Celsius) and number of rainy days by month for Istanbul, Van (the driest) and Rize (the wettest)
  Istanbul           V a n            R i z e
  July August   July August   July August
Maximum 84  (29) 84 (29)   82  (28) 82 (28)   80  (27) 80 (27)
Minimum 64  (18) 64 (18)   25  (14) 25  (14)   66  (19) 66 (19)
Wet Days 4 4   5 5   15 15

 

 
 

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