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Private Tour: Pompeii Rail Tour from Sorrento with Family Tour Option
"Meet your private guide at Sorrento train station and set out on your private morning or afternoon trip.At the station catch the train to Pompeii (own expense) and admire the Bay of Naples as your guide shares tales about the Roman town and how it lay buried under ash for centuries after the devastating eruption of Mt Vesuvius in 79 AD.After a roughly 30-minute journ leave the train and walk to the Pompeii site entrance. Head inside (own expense) with your guide and enjoy a walking tour of the highlights.As you stroll listen avidly as your guide describes the rituals of daily life here and how 20000 of Pompeii’s citizens perished in the eruption. As this is a private tour talk to your guide about seeing more or less of any sites so they can tailor the itinerary to your particular interests.Walk down the well-preserved streets
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Highlights of Trabzon Tour with Private Guide
"Once you arrive to the Port of Trabzon your private guide will be waiting to lead you to your own vehicle in which you can relax as your private shore excursion to Sumela Monastery.Sumela Monastery is a Greek Orthodox monastery dedicated to Virgin Mary which was built between 75AD and 95AD and founded in 386AD during reign of the Emperor Theodosius I Legend has it that two priests undertook its creation after discovering a miraculous icon of the Virgin Mary in a cave on the mountain. During its long history the monastery fell into ruin several times and was restored by various emperors. During the 6th century it was restored and enlarged by General Belisarius at the behest of Justinian.After the visit of Sumela Monastery we will head to St Sophia Museum which is a Chalcedonian (Greek Orthodox) church located in the city of Trabzon in the north-eastern the founder of Turkish Republic. The manor maintains its original decor and truly reflects the atmosphere of an early 20th century Turkish mansion.Before returning to your cruise ship
From EUR670.00
 
Highlights of Trabzon Tour with Private Guide
"Once you arrive to the Port of Trabzon your private guide will be waiting to lead you to your own vehicle in which you can relax as your private shore excursion to Sumela Monastery.Sumela Monastery is a Greek Orthodox monastery dedicated to Virgin Mary which was built between 75AD and 95AD and founded in 386AD during reign of the Emperor Theodosius I Legend has it that two priests undertook its creation after discovering a miraculous icon of the Virgin Mary in a cave on the mountain. During its long history the monastery fell into ruin several times and was restored by various emperors. During the 6th century it was restored and enlarged by General Belisarius at the behest of Justinian.After the visit of Sumela Monastery we will head to St Sophia Museum which is a Chalcedonian (Greek Orthodox) church located in the city of Trabzon in the north-eastern the founder of Turkish Republic. The manor maintains its original decor and truly reflects the atmosphere of an early 20th century Turkish mansion.Before returning to your cruise ship
From EUR670.00

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Midyat

Considered the capital of the Tur Abdin region, Midyat is an ancient town where church bell towers still dominate the skyline. Because it had been for centuries a majority Christian town, Old Midyat...
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Hasankeyf

Although Hasankeyf is not considered in the Tur Abdin region, its proximity makes it an obligatory stop when touring this region (it is in fact in the Batman Province, not the Mardin Province where...
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Deyrulzafaran Monastery

Having served as the seat of the Patriarch of the Syriac Orthodox church for eight centuries, Deyrulzafaran is one of the most important sites in the Tur Abdin. It is located about 5 kms south-east of...
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Dec 09, 2013

Mardin

Though most celebrated for its dramatic location and its Islamic monuments, Mardin is nevertheless inextricable from the Tur Abdin, both culturally and historically. It has several ancient churches,...
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Apr 02, 2013

Mor Gabriel Monastery

Located some 20 minutes south-east of Midyat, Mor Gabriel Monastery is one of the primary sites when visiting the region. The remote Suriani (Syriac Orthodox) monastery is one of the oldest still...
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Mar 31, 2013

Gönüllü (Derdile)

This little village was the first we encountered on the road we took from Hasankeyf to the Tur Abdin region. It is called Gönüllü (in the Batman province) and is situated on the edge of a mountain...
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Feb 03, 2013
 
 
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Anıtlı (Hah)

Nowadays nothing but a small neglected village amid farms and orchards, Anıtlı, whose original Syriac name is Hah, was historically one of the most important settlements in the Tur Abdin region. It...
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Jan 31, 2013

Altıntaş (Kfarze)

The village of Altıntaş was known by its Syriac (Suriani) name Kfarze before it was renamed by Turkish authorities. In the early 20th century, its population was two thirds Syriac Orthodox Christian...
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Jan 17, 2013

Barıştepe (Salah)

One of the most accessible of the Tur Abdin villages, Barıştepe is about 10 kms northeast of Midyat. The village was originally known by its Syriac name, Salah, before the authorities changed the...
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Jan 16, 2013

İzbırak (Zaz)

Located 20 kms north-east of Midyat, just north of the road from Mardin to Dargeçit, İzbırak is one of many villages in the Tur Abdin area crowned by a church. It was the first such village we...
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Jan 15, 2013

Eskikale (Qala'et Mara)

Located between Mardin and Deyrulzafaran Monastery, the tiny village of Eskikale was once known by its Arabic name of Qala'et Mara (قلعة مرا, also spelt Qaletmara, otherwise Kalıtmara in Turkish). It...
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Jan 12, 2013

Ömerli (Ma'asarte)

Due its location halfway on the main road linking Midyat and Mardin, Ömerli has grown over the past decades into a fairly modern town, with a population consisting mainly of Moslem Kurds and Arabs....
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Jan 12, 2013

Bağlarbaşı (formerly Arnas)

Located some 9 kms northeast of Midyat, Bağlarbaşı was formerly known by its Syriac (Suriani) name Arnas (sometimes spelt Urdnus). It had a mixed population of Syriac Orthodox Christians, a few...
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Jan 12, 2013

Gökçepınar (Ese)

Gökçepınar is the second sizeable village we encountered en route to the Tur Abdin region from Hasankeyf. The road traversed the outskirts of the town and we did not stop. The village seems ancient...
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