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At Crossroads of History - Historical Armenia, Nemrut, Mesopotamia and Cilicia (11 days)

At Crossroads of History - Historical Armenia, Nemrut, Mesopotamia and Cilicia (11 days)

Tour Duration
11 days, 10 nights


Tour Brief
Visit the place where King Nimrod of Babylon threw Abraham into the fire, but God turned fire into water, and coal into fish. See a UNESCO site Mount Nemrut by the Euphrates, hosting huge statues of Hellenistic gods. Tour the city of Urfa – the birthplace of Abraham. Learn about ancient cultures, the Assyrians, Urartians and Romans, see glorious monuments created by them. Visit the churches of the first Christian communities, the places where Apostles Peter and Paul preached. Walk by the gate where Cleopatra met Mark Antony, see the place where Alexander the Great defeated Darius' army. Explore fortresses of the Crusaders, Urartians and Byzantines that have rock-carved inscriptions of Cilician Armenian kings. You can do all of these if you take this journey.

23 Sept. 2019 
Tours in Historical Armenia
(Anatolia and Cilicia) 
  • Tour cost includes
  • Hotels
    Sarikamis / Kars
    Van
    Mush
    Diyarbakir / Urfa / Antep
    Sis / Adana
    Iskenderun / Samandag / Musadag
    Nemrut / Kahta
    Erzurum / Sarikamis

Tour Program:

Day1

Town of Kars, “Vardan” Bridge, Charents House, Church of Apostles, Kars Fortressdetails
Day2

Medieval Capital Ani, Town of Dogubayazit, Daroinq Fortress, Ishak Pasha Palace, Berkri Waterfallsdetails
Day3

Van City and Lake, Urartian Tushpa Fortress, Sourb Khach Cathedral on Aghtamar Island, Town of Bitlis, Alexander the Great Fortressdetails
Day4

Town of Moush, Eastern Euphrates, Souloukh Bridge, “Msho Sultan” Sourb Karapet Cathedral, City of Diyarbakir, St. Kirakos Churchdetails
Day5

Upper (Armenian) Mesopotamia, Cities of Urfa and Aintab, “Holy Fish” Pool, Abraham's Birth Cave, St. Pete (Petros) and Holy Virgin Churchesdetails
Day6

Cilician Capital Tarson, St. Paul Church, Cleopatra Gates, Sea Fortress of Korikosdetails
Day7

Sis Capital, Fortresses of Anavarza and Levon, Old Adana, Hadrian’s Bridge, Old Bazaar Areadetails
Day8

Musaler (Musadag), Armenian Vakif Village, City of Antioch, Alexandretta (Iskenderun), Armenian Church of “Forty Children”details
Day9

Mediterranean Coast, City of Marashdetails
Day10

Mount Nemrut, King Antiochus Tomb and Pagan Gods, City of Malatya, Holy Trinity Church, Kharberd Castledetails
Day11

Erzurum City, Byzantine Fortress, Chifte Minare and Yakutiye Theology Schools, Shepherd Bridge, Sanasarian Collegedetails

Schedule

Start DateEnd DatePriceStatus
23 Sept. 20193 Oct. 20191050 USD 990 USD

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