Tour Code : EN-030

Black Sea and Ani Ruins - 8 Days/7 Nights

Arrival at Trabzon Airport, and transfer to the Hotel. Dinner and accommodation in Trabzon ( Dinner )

After breakfast in the early hours of the morning, we will start our Trabzon tour. When the Roman Empire was divided into two at the end of the 4th century, Trabzon remained under the rule of the Eastern Roman Empire, known as the Byzantine Empire. 
Today, we will first visit the Hagia Sophia Church in Trabzon, which was built between 1238-1265 during the Komnenos Kingdom and is known for its frescoes depicting scenes from the Bible and the Torah. Then we will visit the Atatürk Mansion.
You can get information about the valuable handmade Kazaziye and Silver Filigree artifacts unique to Trabzon and the shop.
Passing through Coşandere and Maçka, which are known for their stony roads, we will reach Altındere Valley.

Sumela Monastery, a Greek Orthodox monastery and church complex carved into the rocks on the slope of a mountain slope at an altitude of 1150 m above sea level in 360-395 AD. The complex consists of priest rooms decorated with frescoes, a kitchen, chapels, and aqueducts. Then we complete our tour by visiting Hamsiköy, which is famous for its rice pudding.
Dinner and accommodation in Trabzon (Breakfast – Dinner)


We leave Trabzon after breakfast. We are visiting a knife workshop in Sürmene, which is famous for its knives.
Uzungöl to enjoy the world-famous view over Çaykara and Of districts. Then we go to Rize. We visit a tea factory and get information about tea making and shopping. Then we will visit the Rize fabric (Feretiko) workshop, one of the most important traditional handicrafts of Rize. We take a break for lunch and shopping in the center of Rize. You can see the Fırtına Stream, Zilkale, and Senyuva village among the tea gardens in the Çayeli district. (Formerly called Çinçiva Village), we go to Ayder plateau.
Dinner and accommodation Ayder Plateau or Rize  (Breakfast – Dinner)


After breakfast at our hotel, transfer to Trabzon Airport,  the end of our tour.  Hope to see you on another Turkiye tour.( Breakfast )

Customized Tours   
We can create a tour program on your request and offer an itinerary that suits your personal, educational, cultural, and budgetary requirements. Please contact us with your requests.

We depart from our Batumi hotel for breakfast in Kars (350 km 6 hours). After crossing the steep border gate, we take a coffee break in the town of Borçka, located in a valley, by following the banks of the Çoruh river from time to time, accompanied by the magnificent natural scenery. Arrival at Artvin (100 Km) and free time, after sightseeing and local shopping. Departure to Kars, lunch break in Ardahan. We arrive at Ani Ruins via Kars.
Ani lived its heyday between 953 and 1020 when it served as the capital of the Armenian Kingdom for 67 years. The city of Ani was captured by the Byzantines in 1045 and the Kingdom of Armenia came to an end. Later, in 1064, Seljuk Ruler Alpaslan conquered Eastern Anatolia and took it from the Byzantines. Today, Ani is on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Ani ruins are spread over a wide area with the Lion Gate, the Church of the Savior (Saint Prkitch), the Stone Bridge, the Seljuk Palace, the Tigran Hornets St. Krikor Church, and the Inner Castle. Then we will see historical monuments such as the Menuçehr Mosque, Ani Cathedral, Hripsimli Virgins Monastery, and Kars Cathedral, also known as the Church of the Apostles.
Dinner and Accommodation in Kars   (Breakfast – Dinner)

After the trip to Kars, we will go to Erzurum (210 Km / 3 hours) After breakfast, we will make our city tour. In Kars, you will see structures with Russian architecture similar to those of Russian cities, with the climate and geography of the city. Kars Fethiye Mosque, Kümbet Mosque, and Kars Castle are the main places to see. We recommend you to try Kars specialties such as local honey, Kars cheddar, Kars gruyere cheese, yellow fish, Hengel, and kit, which you can also buy as a gift in Kars. After our trip to Kars, we are moving to Erzurum.
After a short Erzurum city tour and lunch break.
ERZURUM main places to visit; to Nene Hatun Bastion, Double Minaret Madrasa, Ulu Mosque, Three Cupalos ( Uc Kumbetler), Yakutiye Madrasa, Erzurum Congress, and National Struggle Museum.
Free time to shop at the Rüstem Pasha caravanserai, or TAŞHAN, as it is known today, built by Mimar Sinan in 1561, in the workshops or shops where world-famous Oltu stone similes and accessories are sold. 
Dinner and accommodation in Erzurum. ( Breakfast - Dinner

After the Erzurum tour, we are moving to Trabzon with our bus under the leadership of our guide. ( 320 Km / 5 hours ) We see the town of Bayburt, which is famous for its castle and clock tower. We are visiting the city of Gümüşhane, famous for its silver mines since the Roman and Byzantine periods.
Karaca Cave, one of the largest caves in the world with its stalactites and stalagmites formed by dripping water. Passing through the Zigana tunnel at an altitude of 1795 meters, we visit Hamsiköy and Maçka, famous for their delicious rice pudding. We will take a lunch break by the river at the Coşandere location. Arrival in Trabzon and free time.
Dinner and accommodation in Trabzon. ( Breakfast - Dinner )

After breakfast at our hotel, transfer to Trabzon Airport,  the end of our tour.  Hope to see you on another Turkiye tour.( Breakfast )

Customized Tours   
We can create a tour program on your request and offer an itinerary that suits your personal, educational, cultural, and budgetary requirements. Please contact us with your requests.

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Price includes

Transfer  Trabzon Airport – Hotel – Trabzon Airport

7 Nights of Hotel Accommodation with Breakfast daily

7 Dinners, 5 Lunch

All tours as per itinerary

Entrance fees as per itinerary

Professional licensed tour guide English speaking 

Private Transfers air-conditioned Midibus, non-smoking

High way - parking fee

Hotel VAT and city taxes.

Price Excludes

Personal Expenses

Meals other than specified.

Travel Insurance, ( highly recommended )

Beverages During the Lunch and Dinners.

Tip for Guide and Driver.

Cancellation Policy  

- For cancellations made 45 days before the tour, 100% refund. (Except per person 125 € for register, bank commission, and domestic flight ticket cost)
- For cancellations made 44 - 30 days before the tour, 50% refund. (Except for the Bank Commission)
- For cancellations made 29 - 15 days before the tour, 20 % refund.
- No refunds will be made on reservations made 14 days before the tour. %100 Penalty is applied.

- Travel health insurance is mandatory.
- Sample hotels are confirmed on the date of booking in case of availability. Otherwise,
  similar hotels are booked.  
- In the event of bad weather, time scarcity, traffic jams, and similar situations, the Guide may make changes to the tour program. 
- The locations given in the itinerary can be changed with other places if they are closed.  
- During the tours, you will be walking approximately 2 km every day on uneven and
   cobblestone surfaces, inclines, and steps. 
- You must wear comfortable clothing, flat walking shoes, a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen. in summer months and a raincoat, warm clothes, winter walking shoes, umbrella, etc. in winter.  
- The order of the sites visited may change to avoid crowds.  
- You will need your passport at check-in for all domestic flights.
- Domestic flights are economy class. Luggage limit 15 Kg.

Standard Package Hotels
- Trabzon (3)        - Funda 4*
- Rize (1)              - Hasimoglu Ayder *
- Artvin (1)           - Grand Artvin 4*
- Kars(1)               - Grand Ani 4*
- Erzurum (1)       - Zade Boutique 4*

Gold Package Hotels
- Trabzon (3)        - Mercure 5*
- Rize (1)              - Babillon 5*
- Artvin (1)           - Koru Butik 4*
- Kars(1)               - Cheltikov Boutique
- Erzurum (1)       - Polat Pandöken 5*

Note: Sample hotels are confirmed on the date of booking in case of availability. Otherwise, reservations are made in similar hotels.

Saint Sophia Church Trabzon
Mümela Monastery is a Greek Orthodox monastery and church complex carved into the rocks on the slope of a mountain
Firtina deresi
Ayder Plateau
Ani Ruins
Double Minaret Madrasa
Yakotiye Madrasa
Karaca Cave

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  • Tour Code : EN-030
  • Duration : 8 Days
  • Start : Trabzon, Türkiye
  • End :
  • Tour Season : 1 de Abril - 31 de Octubre
  • Transfer : Vehicle
  • Distance : 1.500 Km
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