Updated: Nov 5, 2020
See the history, culture, views, and taste the food
Location 1: Aziziye and Mecidiye Fortress
Start your day by exploring the 18th Century Aziziye and Mecidiye Fortress, dating back to the Ottoman-Iranian War. Here, you will hear the history of this fascinating place as you are captivated by stunning views of the city and mountains that surround it.
Location 2: Erzurum Castle
After a quick drive into the city center, you’ll visit the ancient Erzurum Castle, whose inner structures were built in the year 415! Pause for a photo op on top of the castle’s clock tower and scout out the sights below.
Location 3: Lunch
For lunch, sample local cuisine that is sure to impress and don’t forget to look up! This ornate ceiling creates an atmosphere that will have you feeling like a local during the Ottoman Empire.
Location 4: Saltuk Tombs & Great Mosque
Walk from the restaurant down the small winding road to a domed Saltuk Tombs and the historical Great Mosque.
Location 5: Erzurum Evi
All that sight seeing calls for a break, and as the locals say “It’s always tea time.” Sip your glass of Cay in a far eastern setting you have to see for yourself to believe. This old street of houses from the Ottoman period which is now a museum, is the perfect way to get the full experience while recharging with some caffeine.
Location 6: Caravan Saray
From there you’ll head to a Caravan Saray (the most ancient form of a truck stop--think tired camels!) along the Silk Road. Stock up on locally made souvenirs and learn about the region’s famous black jetstone which is used to make prayer beads throughout the country.
Location 7: Dinner
Finish the evening with Cag-Kebap and leave room for the area’s famous sweet and delicious dessert that puts Erzurum on the map!
After dinner, our tour guide will return you to your hotel.
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