CULTURE TOURS

Marvel at the historic highlights of Turkey Black Sea

BLACK SEA Culture Tour / 3 nights - 4 days
TRABZON, SUMELA MONASTERY, ZIGANA MOUNTAIN, KARACA CAVE, HAMSIKOY, SURMENE, CAYKARA, UZUNGOL, RIZE, AYDER PLATEAU, CAMLIHEMSIN, FIRTINA VALLEY, PALOVIT WATERFALL, ZIL CASTLE
Turkey’s Black Sea Coast is a world apart from the rest of the country, with the clusters of villages that speckle its narrow coastline hemmed in by the sea on one side and rolling mountains on the other. Our tours aim to show the true beauty of Trabzon and the Black Sea region of Turkey

DAY 1: ISTANBUL – TRABZON
Trabzon by Flight . Arrival, transfer to hotel, accomadation 4 or 5 stars hotels, dinner, overnight at Trabzon.
DAY 2: TRABZON SUMELA MONASTERY – ZIGANA – KARACA CAVE – HAMSIKOY full day tour
After breakfast we will drive along Blacksea coast to see Sumela which is a spectacular rock-hewn monastery. Then, we will drive to Zigana Mountain which offers magnificent view. After that, we will continue to Gumushane to visit Karaca Cave and Hamsikoy, passing through Zigana, where we will taste the rice-pudding, drink tea at rural coffeehouse and trekking. Come back to your hotel, dinner,overnight.
DAY 2: TRABZON CAYKARA – UZUNGOL – RIZE – FIRTINA VALLEY – CAMLIHEMSIN – PALOVIT WATERFALL – ZIL CASTLE full day tour
After breakfast we will drive along Blacksea coast to see Caykara. Continue to Uzungol where we will see the waterfalls. After lunch we will drive to Ayder Plateau and Firtina Valley, we will visit Palovit Waterfall, Camlihemsin-Senyuvam Village and Zil Castle. We will reach Ayder Plateau Free time for trekking or taking a bath in worldwide-known Ayder thermal. Come back to your hotel, dinner,overnight.
​DAY 4: TRABZON – ISTANBUL
After breakfast transfer to Trabzon airport, flight to Istanbul.
​The Rates Include
3 Nights accomadation at 4 or 5 stars Hotels / HB
Transportation in a fully air-conditioned coach by private bus
Professional guide services
The Rates does not Include
Entrance fees
Air Tickets
Visa Fees if required
Travel Insurance
Personal Expenses
Tips & Personal Items
Visa to enter Turkey
Drinks and lunches
Terms & Conditions
All prices quoted are Per Person on BB/HB basis in USD or EURO
Rates are applicable for a minimum of 35 or more persons traveling at one time
Rates are based on Superior or Standard category of rooms depends on the Hotels Classes
Prices may vary according to the number of people participating in the tour and the requested dates
For Additional Information and details or different type of tour that you want , please contact with us

Exploring Mardin & Midyat in Southeast Turkey​

MARDİN Culture Tour / 3 nights - 4 days
KASIMIYE MEDRESESI, ZINCIRIYE MEDRESESI, FORTY MARTYRS CHURCH, MARDIN MUSEUM, SAKIP SABANCI CITY MUSEUM, ULU MOSQUE, ŞEHIDIYE MOSQUE, MARDIN CASTLE, HASANKEYF, DEYRULZAFARAN, MIDYAT, DARA, TÜR ABDIN MONASTERIES
As one of the most distinctive cities in Turkey, Mardin has preserved well the cultural influences of various dynasties throughout the history of the country. The city’s historical buildings such as mosques, shrines, churches, monasteries and travellers’ inns reflect different religious beliefs and have high artistic value.
Top-Rated Tourist Attractions in Mardin

Zinciriye Medresesi

This old medrese (theological college) was founded in 1385 by İsa Bey. As one of the best preserved buildings in Mardin, it should be top of your things to do tick list. The complex is comprised of a domed mosque, a mausoleum, and two tranquil inner-courtyards. The architectural highlight of the building is the intricately decorated and imposing doorway, which is a beautiful example of Islamic artistry. For those not so interested in stonework, don't miss climbing the stairs to the rooftop, where you'll be rewarded with panoramic views over the town..

Forty Martyrs Church

This 4th-century church still holds services every Sunday, which tourists are welcome to attend. If you're not here for the weekend, the church interior can still be visited throughout the rest of the week if you speak to the caretaker (who is usually easily found nearby and has the key). The interior, with its beautiful decoration, is definitely worth seeing. Above the entrance are some intricate carvings commemorating the Christian martyrs of Cappadocia, which the church was renamed in honor of in the 15th century.

Mardın Museum

The collection here is small but contains some interesting artifacts from the archaeological sites scattered amid the countryside around Mardın. Even if you're not a museum fan, the building the museum is housed in, with its regal colonnades and grand courtyards, is worth the entry price alone. This 19th-century traditional stone villa has been restored to an impressive standard, and walking through the rooms gives you a good idea of the fine style in which local merchants.

Mardın Castle

Mardin Castle towers above town on a rocky crag. To get there, take the steep path that leads up to the fortress starting from the Zinciriye Medresesi. If possible, time your visit after the worst of the day's heat has dissipated as walking up under the midday blazing sun is quite exhausting. Dating from the Roman era, the castle was extended in the 15th century, so that all the inhabitants of Mardın would be able to seek refuge inside in the event of an impending attack. A relief carving of two magnificent lions can still be seen on the gateway.

Hasankeyf

The charming village of Hasankeyf is cut in two by the Tigris River. The town was established by the Romans as a border post with the Persians and named Cephe. Under Byzantine rule the town prospered, but its heyday came to an end with the invasions of the Artuqids, Ayyubids, and later, the Mongols. Four arches sticking picturesquely out of the river are all that remain of the original grand bridge across the Tigris. Up on the cliff ridge above (where you can get great photos of the river) is the castle surrounded by cave dwellings.

Midyat

Midyat has an atmospheric Old Town district that is ripe for exploring. The maze of alleyways is packed to the brim with lovely old stone houses, many with elaborately carved facade details. There are nine Syrian Orthodox churches in town, including Mar Aznoyo and Mar Barsaume, although the majority of the Christian population who once lived here has now left. Midyat is also a silversmith center, and small family-run jewelry workshops can be found throughout the town. Just outside town (16 kilometers to the south) is Mor Gabriel Monastery.

Experience the charming Mediterranean city of Antalya

ANTALYA Culture Tour / 3 Nights

PERGE – ASPENDOS – SIDE – DEMRE – MYRA – KEKOVA

Antalya is backed by the majestic Taurus Mountains and hemmed in by the cerulean Mediterranean Sea. Antalya offers a beach holiday turned history, hiking and spa trip, and is at its best when used as a jumping-off point for some unforgettable countryside excursions. Here are Culture Trip’s tips on what to do in and around this gorgeous and lively city.

DAY 1: ISTANBUL – ANTALYA
Antalya by Flight . Arrival, transfer to hotel, accomadation 4 or 5 stars hotels, dinner, overnight at Antalya.
DAY 2: ANTALYA
ASPENDOS – PERGE – SIDE full day tour
Depart in the morning and visit Perge, the place where most of the statues that are on display in Antalya Museum were unearthed. An important city of ancient Parnphylia, originally settled by the Hittites around 1500 BC. St. Paul visited Perge on his first missionary journey. The theater stage has finely carved marble reliefs, and other carvings from around the city are displayed in the stadium. Amateur archaeologists will want to see the handsome city gate flanked by two lofty towers, a long colonnaded road once paved with mosaics and lined with shops, a large agora, the public baths and a gymnasium.
Next proceed to Aspendos, which bears one of the best preserved Roman theaters in Anatolia. After lunch by the river, visit Manavgat Waterfalls before continuing to Kursunlu Waterfalls.
Side is one of the best-known classical sites in Turkey. It was an ancient harbor whose name meant pomegranate. Today a pretty resort town, its ancient ruins, two sandy beaches, numerous shops and extensive tourist accommodation attract hundreds of visitors. The magnificent theater of the ancient city, built on colonnaded arches, is the largest in the whole area. Other monuments include the Agora, the Temple of Apollo, which is situated near the sea, a fountain and Necropolis. The extensive Roman baths, now a museum, houses one of Turkey’s finest archaeological collections. After some free time on your own in Side. Drive back to Antalya to your hotel.
​​DAY 3: ANTALYA
DEMRE – MYRA – KEKOVA full day tour.
Enjoy a full-day tour of the beautiful Demre province in Turkey, and visit some of its most beautiful locations.
DAY 4: ANTALYA – ISTANBUL
After breakfast transfer to Antalya airport, flight to Istanbul.

​The Rates Include
3 Nights accomadation at 4 or 5 stars Hotels / HB
Transportation in a fully air-conditioned coach by private bus
Professional guide services
The Rates does not Include
Entrance fees
Air Tickets
Visa Fees if required
Travel Insurance
Personal Expenses
Tips & Personal Items
Visa to enter Turkey
Drinks and lunches
Terms & Conditions
All prices quoted are Per Person on BB/HB basis in USD or EURO
Rates are applicable for a minimum of 35 or more persons traveling at one time
Rates are based on Superior or Standard category of rooms depends on the Hotels Classes
Prices may vary according to the number of people participating in the tour and the requested dates
For Additional Information and details or different type of tour that you want , please contact with us