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Historical Armenia 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.

12 Jul. 2020 
Cappadocia and Cilicia (Kilikia) Tours 
  • 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 Fortressfor more details see
Day2

Medieval Capital Ani, Town of Dogubayazit, Daroinq Fortress, Ishak Pasha Palace, Berkri Waterfallsfor more details see
Day3

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

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

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

Cilician Capital Tarson, St. Paul Church, Cleopatra Gates, Sea Fortress of Korikosfor more details see
Day7

Sis Capital, Fortresses of Anavarza and Levon, Old Adana, Hadrian’s Bridge, Old Bazaar Areafor more details see
Day8

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

Mediterranean Coast, City of Marashfor more details see
Day10

Mount Nemrut, King Antiochus Tomb and Pagan Gods, City of Malatya, Holy Trinity Church, Kharberd Castlefor more details see
Day11

Erzurum City, Byzantine Fortress, Chifte Minare and Yakutiye Theology Schools, Shepherd Bridge, Sanasarian Collegefor more details see

Schedule

DaysStart DateEnd DatePriceStatus
1112 Jul. 202022 Jul. 20201050 USD 990 USD
1130 Jul. 20209 Aug. 20201050 USD 990 USD
1117 Aug. 202027 Aug. 20201050 USD 990 USD
114 Sept. 202014 Sept. 20201050 USD 990 USD
1122 Sept. 20202 Oct. 20201050 USD 990 USD

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