A sampling of escorted tour operators for eastern Turkey

ISTANBUL, Turkey -- A sampling of tour operators offering escorted eastern Turkey programs include the following:
  • San Diego-based Cultural Folk Tours International has a 21-night Remote & Beautiful Turkey tour.
  • The itinerary visits Istanbul, Safranbolu, Cappadocia, Amsaya, Trabzon, Erzurum, Kars, Mount Ararat, Van, Diyarbakir, Urfa, Mount Nemrut and Mersin.

    The departure date is May 28, and the land-only cost is $3,990 per person, double.

    The price is $4,660 with air from New York's Kennedy Airport.

    For additional information, contact (800) 935-8875.

  • Tunis USA in Wayne, Pa., sells a 14-night Eastern Turkey -- Off the Beaten Path program.
  • Highlights of the itinerary include stops at Ankara, Trabzon, Erzurum, Kars, Mount Ararat, Dogubayazit, Van, Diyarbakir, Mount Nemrut, Urfa, Harran and Istanbul.

    The trip departs June 11, and the cost is $3,795 per person with air fare from New York's Kennedy Airport.

    For additional information, call Tunis USA at (800) 474-5500 or visit the firm's Web site, at www.tunisusa.com.

  • World of Oz in Virginia Beach, Va., features a 15-night eastern Turkey and Black Sea Adventure.
  • The tour visits Istanbul, Mount Nemrut, Sanliurfa, Harran, Diyarbakir, Van, Dogubayazit, Kars, Artvin, Trabzon and Istanbul.

    The departure dates are set for June 22 and Sept. 28.

    The land-only cost is $3,625 per person, double.

    For additional details, call World of Oz at (800) 248-0234 or visit the company's Web site, at www.worldoz.com.

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