2 Day Istanbul to Kars

  • Istanbul To Kars 2 Day Tour

Istanbul To Kars 2 Day Tour

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Take a tour from Istanbul to historic east Turkey. Arriving in the city of Kars you will begin your tour with the childir lake and its beautiful scenery. The next day will see you head to Kars city centre where the stunning architecture awaits, explore the centre followed by a unique meal before returning to Istanbul.


Today you will begin with a flight from Istanbul to the Airport near the city of Kars in Eastern Turkey.

Your tour here will begin with lunch on Cildir lake, popular dish here is the Yellow Carp known as Sazan in Turkish. Following lunch, you will be able to enjoy the stunning natural landscape around with the stunning lake before you. In the winter time, this destination is sought after for family fun in the snow, as in winter this landscape receives a blanket of snow creating a muffled land that is best enjoyed on a sledge. In this winter wonderland, the lake is frozen over, however, walking tours of the lakeside offer breathtaking views of a muffled and peaceful destination.

Tonight, you will return to Kars to your accommodation to relax in this ancient city.


Today you will begin with a journey to Ani following breakfast.

The Ancient city of Ani is approximately 45 km upon arrival you will begin a guided walk visiting some of the ancient buildings that stand in various states of survival. You will have time to explore and photograph the ruins that include; Halaskar Church, Pictorial Church, Great Cathedral and Ebul Menucehr Mosque.

After Ani you will return to Kars City centre, as you wander you will see some of the beautiful architecture that has survived and is still found around today. In the city centre, you will see the Alexander Nevisky Church (Fethiye Mosque), Cheltikov Hotel (Former Physician House), Russian Consulate, Revenue Office, Governor's Mansion. Your time exploring Kars you will see the Old Armenian Church, Evilya Mosque and Kars Castle where you will have time to take photos of these ancient buildings.

You will end your time here with a stunning lunch followed time at Kars cheese markets where you will be able to sample traditional cheeses.

After your tour, you will transfer back to the airport where you will return to Istanbul.

Tour Prices

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STANDARD: Standard style accommodation in Turkey is your where you will find basic style guesthouses and/or hostels that have a variety of private rooms and some dorm rooms. The rooms will be clean but basic with no extras found within. Most standard style accommodation options would be 1-2 star equivalent.
Type of accommodations at this range: Guesthouse, Boutique guesthouse, Hostels, 1* and 2* Hotels.

TOP END: Top End style accommodation in Turkey is where you will find 3-5 star equivalent. Here you will get a mix of larger style hotel rooms to smaller boutique places that will have clean, comfortable rooms with a little extra.
Type of accommodations at this range: Boutique Hotels, 3*, 4* and 5* Hotels.

PREMIUM: Premium Luxury accommodation in Turkey is your 5 star and similar hotels. This can include your large chain hotels and you will also find a variety of smaller locally run Luxury Boutique places that are full of charm and worth the extra dollar.
Type of accommodations at this range: Premium Boutique +4* and +5* Hotels.

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Departure Info
  • Tour Duration
    2 Days
  • Departing Cities
  • Returning Options
  • Departure days
    Every day
Essential Info
  • Pick-up Time
    To be confirmed
  • Tour Type(s)
    Tailormade Package Tour
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  • Tour Range(s)
    Standard, Top End, Premium
  • Tour bus, Shuttle transfer, Domestic Flight
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