Kars Ani Erzurum Tour
Kars, Ani, Erzurum
Ani Ruins, Ani Ancient City, Kars architecture
DAY 1: ERZURUM, SARIKAMIS, KARS
Transportation to Erzurum by plane from all airports of Turkey. Tour starts in Erzurum.
After meeting with the Overland Travel Guide and driver after landing at the airport, we start our tour by getting on our vehicle.
Three Tombs: The most beautiful examples of classical Anatolian architecture. Uc Kumbetler, which is the main representatives of the common culture after Malazgirt.
Erzurum Ulu Mosque: The 800-year-old and 6000-person capacity mosque is still active. It is one of the most precious works that can be seen active today.
Double Minaret Madrasa: Symbol of Erzurum
Lunch, CAG KEBABI: Actually the most well-known dish of Eastern Anatolia. Cooking the meat, which was seasoned with black pepper and onion the day before, on charcoal, lying down. If you are a local, you order half a kilo or one kilo. But if you have little time or you want to taste a little, let my palate come to life, it is served by cutting it with a wooden handle and grilling.
We will move to Kars after lunch. Our unforgettable journey, following the magnificent geography of Eastern Anatolia, will continue on the Pasinler - Sarıkamıs route.
The historical artifacts and natural formations (Cappadocia-like basalt rocks and fairy chimney formations) that we will see on the way will attract your attention.
Çobandede Bridge: The 700-year-old bridge built by the Ilkhanians was built at the junction of the Kargapazarı and Aras rivers and is one of the most important crossings of the Silk Road. The road after the bridge will take us to Kars and we will immediately get to know Kars with its historical aspects.
Sarıkamıs Ski Center: Our guests can use the chair lifts if they wish in the free time we will give at the ski center.
Overnight in Kars
Accommodation: We will arrive at our hotel after the program. Dinner and accommodation will be at Katerina Palace Boutique Hotel in Kars
DAY 2: CILDIR LAKE / KARS CASTLE and SURROUNDINGS
Cıldır Lake: You can sled in Cıldır Lake, which is one of the most impressive fresh water lakes of our country and which is completely frozen in winter, and you can enjoy the white beauty.
Lunch: We will have our lunch with our menu consisting of fish caught from Çıldır Lake and called as yellow fish, black fish and silver fish. In our tour in Kars Center;
Kars Streets Walk:
Apostles Church - Kümbet Mosque: The church, which has a classical Orthodox architecture, is one of the first buildings converted into a mosque. It is still active today and has a lot of visitors.
Kars Castle: Kars Castle, which has been damaged and reconstructed many times in the historical process and still preserves its old strength today, will affect you very much.
Fethiye Mosque: It is one of the structures that has the characteristic of Russian Architecture, which is quite common in Kars. 19th century. It was built as a church by the Russians and turned into a mosque after the liberation of Kars.
Accommodation: We will arrive at our hotel after the program. Dinner and accommodation will be in Katerina Palace Boutique Hotel in Kars.
DAY 3: ANI ANTIQUE CITY - KARS AIRPORT
After our breakfast, our journey of approximately 50 kilometers and an average of 45 minutes will take us to the deep valley opened by Arpaçay, which is also our border with Armenia. Ani Ancient City is right on this border and has a very important past.
Ani Ancient City: Ani started in history when the Armenian Bagratli Dynasty chose the place where the ruins are located as the new center and started to build the city at the end of the 900's. After the Byzantine rule and the conquest of the Seljuk Sultan Alpaslan in 1064, the Seljuk rule began. Georgian, Ottoman and Timur domination continued in the city in the following periods and life in the city ended with the abandonment of the Ottomans in the 155s. Today, it is one of the most important ancient sites where the foundations of Armenian Orthodox Architecture and Seljuk Architecture of the Principalities Period can be found and where the firsts were found. Here are some of the works that we can see on our walk accompanied by our guide;
Walls and Lion Gate
Saint Gregor Church
Surp Kirkor Church
Following the end of the program, we move to Kars Airport and return by plane after the necessary check-in procedures.
- 2 Nights Half Board Accommodation
- 2 Breakfast at the Hotel
- 2 Dinners at the Hotel
- Overland Travel Professional English Speaking Guide
- Transportation by Luxury Vehicles
- All Trips Specified in the Program
- Compulsory Travel Insurance
- In-Vehicle Treats
- Flight tickets
- Çıldır Lake Horse Sleigh Tour
- Caucasian Night
- Museum and Ruins Entrance Fees
- Personal Expenses
- Meals and Drinks Available at the Hotel
This tour is runs either private or butique group tour as in a group of 4-14 people.
Tour starts in Erzurum and ends in Kars
Recommended Flight Details for Our Guests From Istanbul:
Monday start - Wednesday finish for tours
Departure: Monday / Anadolu Jet HY. Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen HL. - Erzurum HL - 09:00 - 11:00
Return: Wednesday / Anadolu Jet HY. Kars HL - Istanbul Sabiha Gökcen HL. 15:45
Wednesday start - Friday finish for tours
Departure: Wednesday / Anadolu Jet HY. Istanbul Sabiha Gökcen HL. - Erzurum HL - 09:00 - 11:00
Return: Friday / Anadolu Jet HY. Kars HL - Istanbul Sabiha Gökcen HL. 11:35
Tour fees vary on holidays and special days. You can get information from our Agency Staff.
You Can Buy Your Flight Ticket As Above The Hours Or Our Agency Staff Can Purchase Flight Tickets For You.
You can participate in this tour, which we organize by plane, from every point of our country to coincide with the flight hours. You can get support from our agency staff in this regard.
In group participation, we can offer different programs by evaluating change requests such as flight time, tour date, number of days.
There may be minor changes in flight details at each date. Please check the tour details by choosing the date.
Dates and Fees:
1650.00 ₺ Turkish Lira or 195 € (min 4 - max 14 pax)
(Per Person in Double or Triple Room)
2 Nights 3 Days
01 - 03 February
03 - 05 February
08 - 10 February
February 10 - 12 (Last 6 People)
15 - 17 February
17 - 19 February
February 22 - 24
February 24 - 26
All dates and months are available for private departures. Please contact us for all departure dates and updated informaiton and prices.
Tailormade personalized private Kars tour can be organised for you
Upgraded hotels option is available
This tour can be combined with other EasternTurkey Tours upon request
Contact us for less then 4 pax groups for private departures