All-inclusive Private Guided 3-Day Tour of Van

All-inclusive Private Guided 3-Day Tour of Van

Take an all-inclusive, private, guided tour of the historical city of Van. Enjoy a huge breakfast, two Urartian castles, 7 churches Armenian village, a tour around the largest lake in Turkey, a waterfall, a cemetery and countless moments! There is so much natural beauty here and incredible history, including several ancient church sites.

On Day 1, see Hosap Castle, Cavustepe Castle, and the 7 Churches Armenian Village.

On Day 2, take a full 360-degree tour around beautiful Van Lake, see the Muradiye Waterfall, see the cemetery of Ahlat, and visit the Cat Museum of Van.

On Day 3, see Van Museum, see the Castle of Van, take a boat tour on Van Lake to Akdamar Island, and see The Church of the Holy Cross.


Day 1: Van Surroundings

Stop At: Hosap Castle (Hosap Kalesi), Merkez Gurpinar Merkez, Gurpinar, Van Turkiye
This castle stands on the grounds of an ancient Urartian Fortress. It was built in 1643 by Sari Suleiman, the ruler of the Mahmudi, who was subordinate to the Ottomans. Its name comes from the Hosap stream around it.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Ancient Urartian site of Cavustepe (Sardurihinilli), 25 kms from Van on the Hakkari road, Van Turkiye
See Cavustepe Castle that is a site from the Kingdom of Urartu. The castle consists of upside and downside constructions. It was built between 764-734 BCE.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Yedi Kilise, Yukari Bakracli Village Van Merkez, Van Turkiye
Although it is called '7 churches', it consists of 2 groups of 5 churches, library and a bell tower. The oldest one is St. Sophia Church which was built in the 8th century. The other one is the ruins of the St. John Church. These two churches are in the first group of structures. The core of the second group of structures is the Virgin Mary Church, which was built between 1003 and 1021 AD.

Duration: 4 hours

Meals included:

Accommodation included: Overnight at a hand-picked 3-star hotel.

Day 2: 360 Degree Van Lake

Stop At: Lake Van, Van Turkiye
Take a tour all the way around the incredible Van Lake.This is the largest lake in Turkey -- so big, in fact, the locals call it a sea.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Muradiye Selalesi, Muradiye, Van Turkiye
See this picturesque waterfall. It flows from a height of 18 m. There is a suspension bridge and a cafe in case you want to walk around or have a cup of hot Turkish tea.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Ahlat Mezar Taslari, Van Golu Kiyisi Van Gölü Kenarı, Bitlis Turkiye
In Ahlat, you'll find graves dating back over 2000 years. Important people throughout history have been buried here, and there are plenty of interesting Ottoman gravestones as well.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: House of Van Cats, Yuzuncu YIl Universitesi Van Kedisi Arastirma Merkezi Zeve Kampusu, Van Turkiye
Visit the Cat Museum of Van, which houses the area's unique and famous cats with white coats and different colored eyes.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:

Accommodation included: Overnight at a hand-picked 3-star hotel.

Day 3: Van Old City

Stop At: Van Museum, YalI, Van Kalesi 1 Sk, Van 65140 Turkiye
See the Van Museum and learn about the ancient civilization of Urartia (Kingdom of Urartu) and see Urartian inscriptions.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Van Castle (Van Kalesi), 5 Km From The City Center, Van Turkiye
Hike up to the impressive Castle of Van. It was founded by Urartian King Sarduri in 840-825 BCE. It requires some effort to hike up the castle with children or baby stroller. However, it offers the chance to see the whole city.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Akdamar Island, Van Turkiye
Take a boat tour on Van Lake to Akdamar Island. On this island, the Church of the Holy Cross will be waiting to be visited.
Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Holy Cross Church, Merkez Gevas Merkez, Gevas, Van Turkiye
This church is an Armenian church located on Akdamar Island.The Cathedral is open for worship only once a year in September.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:

No accommodation included on this day.

Informacion Adicional
"Wheelchair accessible"
"Stroller accessible"
"Service animals allowed"
"Near public transportation"
"Infants must sit on laps"
"Transportation is wheelchair accessible"
"Surfaces are wheelchair accessible"
"Most travelers can participate"
"This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund"
"This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"

Start Time:
Confirm time with the local provider in advance of your experience.
All-inclusive Private Guided 3-Day Tour of Van
4/29/2022 - 6/30/2025
Monday - Sunday : 08:00 AM - 01:00 PM

Duration: 3 Days
Start location: Traveler pickup is offered


  • Van Airport, Van Turkiye

Cancellations and refunds: If you cancel at least 4 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 3 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.


  • Bottled water
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Private transportation
  • Entrance fees
  • Coffee and/or tea
  • 2x Breakfast
  • 3x Dinner
  • 3x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 2 nights
  • Entry/Admission - Van Castle (Van Kalesi)
  • Entry/Admission - Akdamar Island
  • Entry/Admission - Muradiye Selalesi
  • Entry/Admission - House of Van Cats
  • Entry/Admission - Van Museum

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