Eastern Turkey & Black Sea Travel Itinerary
Depart the USA. Overnight flight to Istanbul.
Day 2 ~ Antakya
Arrive in Istanbul and transfer to your domestic flight to Antakya. After your arrival and airport formalities, we will meet and transfer you to your hotel in Antakya (ancient Antioch).
Day 3 ~ Antakya
This morning we will visit Antakya Archaeological Museum, famous for its mythological themes beautifully displayed in natural light, and its Roman fishing and hunting mosaics. Next we will head to the Grotto of St. Peter. In the afternoon we will tour Samandagi (ancient Seleuceia Pieria), the port city which was once the capital of Antioch. This city was built according to Roman architectural design, with its underground water channel which saved the city from flooding.
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Eastern Turkey & Black Sea
22 Days / 20 Nights
Experience traveling through the land of legends such as Noah’s Ark, Garden of Eden, splendid sceneries of ancient Mesopotamia and Fertile Crescent, and the part of the world with the footprints of millenniums-old civilizations including the world’s oldest temple of Gobekli Tepe.
All this combined with the lush tea-growing region of the Black Sea coast, beautiful landscapes and dramatic views with charming village life, impressive castles, and ancient monasteries – not to mention some mouth-watering food specialties!
2023 Tour Dates
May 22 - June 12
September 4 - 25
NOTE: For price information and services included, please click on the link of the day-by-day itinerary at the bottom of the page. Please contact us if you may have questions, need more information or for reservation.
Accommodation for 20 nights at selected 3 or 4 star hotels and/or restored Ottoman mansions, special boutique hotels and some places best available hotels.
Daily private sightseeing by comfortable air-conditioned minibuses or vans including professional driver
English speaking and knowledgeable guide
Entrance fees to sites indicated in bold on the itinerary
One domestic flight in Turkey (Istanbul-Antakya)
All arrival and departure transfers
Boat trip to Akdamar Island
Complete information package with itineraries, travel and visa information, and luggage tags