Turkey's Black Sea Coast is a world apart from the rest of the country. Visit the most famous attractions including Sumela Monastery also known as the Monastery of the Virgin Mary, With its lakeside mosque and forested mountains that recall Switzerland, the 'hidden valley' of Uzungol, the scenic lake, at just under 1100m, has a bazaar district around its outlet and is best seen by renting a mountain bike from one of the shops. Castles, churches, monasteries and architecturally important mosques recall the days of the kings of Pontus, the Genoese and the Ottomans.
Explore Istanbul, Central and Southeastern Anatolia regions of Turkey on this 9-day tour starts and ends in Istanbul. Explore spectacular mountain-top funerary sanctuary of Nemrut Dagi, wander around an evocative village of beehive-shaped houses in Harran and a pilgrimage town and spiritual centre of Sanliurfa, where the prophets Job and Abraham left their marks and known as the birth place of prophet Abraham.