Discover the mysterious Kars on a Private Tour from Istanbul
Explore the mysterious and historical landmarks of Kars that is located on the border of Armenia on a private 2-day tour that includes round-trip airfare and accommodation.
Discover the Ani Ruins on private sightseeing tours of Kars and other remote sights and villages in the surrounding the area. Kars Kafkas University students significantly supply a lively vibe to the city.
The pastel-coloured stone buildings dating back to the 19th-century Russian occupation are unique. When you take your Kars escorted tour you can easily mistake it for a Russian city due to the influence in the architecture and setup of the city and the mix of cultures from Turkmen, Kurdish, and Russian.
The cuisine in Kars in unique in that the mix of cultures has trickled down from generation to generation incorporating all cultures into individually different dishes.
Situated on the eastern border of Turkey private tours to Ani is a very popular destination for tourists. Unfortunately, it is a crumbling site of the once great city of Ani or The city of a thousand and one Churches. The once magnificent walled city was home to approximately 100,000 people and was the hub for trade for the district.
While the ruins are in some disrepair, some of the interiors still have remnants of the original frescos and artwork. The scenery from the area is beautiful, and while the ruins may not look too pretty, they are worth a visit.
While Kars is on the border with Armenia the weather system is quite similar during the high season it can get very uncomfortable but most guided private tours have proper air conditioned vehicles which makes sightseeing tourists more comfortable. In this area of Turkey, it snows in the winter making sightseeing a little difficult but the lakes area are beautiful and worth a visit.
The Kars region is the ideal for adventure The flights are a good price, and you can visit turkey any time of the year. However, this region gets snow and bad weather in the winter time. The currency is Turkish Lira, but they accept all currencies so don't worry. You are best changing money in Turkey as you get a better rate than you would do back home. You will find most of the pensions and hotels are clean and reasonably priced.
Kars is the highest city in Turkey and while the daytime weather is season based most of the year the temperature drops to minus figures. The border crossing to Armenia is closed and you will need to sort out any visa before you leave Turkey and re-entry can be difficult from this region of Turkey.
Kars is hot! hot! hot! Normally, but during April, May, September and into early November the weather is relatively mild and manageable. The winters here are harsh with snow from December to February and into March while its a cool region for winter sports many tourists visit here in high season but the weather can go up into the 40's.