Welcome to Van


While Van boasts a brilliant location near the eponymous lake, forget about water sports and beaches. Instead, focus on the striking monuments, including Van Kalesi (Van Castle or the Rock of Van), spend a few days journeying around the lake, and explore the nearby historic sites of Çavuştepe and Hoşap.

Hotels, restaurants, ATMs, the post office and bus company offices all lie on or around Cumhuriyet Caddesi.


Top experiences in Van

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Travel guides

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Van activities

$57.83 Private & Custom Tours

Private Tour Fátima - Nazaré - Batalha - Óbidos (10h)

- Pick up at 09:00 on a combined website (Hotel, Apartment, other) - Private Tour - Visit a factory where religious articles are made by hand and see the employees doing them - Visit the sanctuary and chapel where the first apparition occurred - Visit City of Nazaré - Visit the Sitio of Nazaré ( they call the water cannon of nazaré - Visit the beautiful Medieval Village of Óbidos - Try the typical Drink of Óbidos Ginjinha de Óbidos - Transportation done in Van up to 8 seats with A / C - Bring comfortable shoes and clothes. - Guide not included, only Escort - Meals not included - Tickets not included - This tour lasts 10 hours - Extra hour  40 €

$57.83 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Private Tour Arrábida Park and Wine Tasting

- Pick up at 09:00 on a combined  (Hotel, Apartment, other) - Private Tour - Cross the Bridge 25th of April direction to the south - Visit a Statue of Christ the King, and enjoy the beautiful View of Lisbon and the Bridge 25th of April  - Visit  Arrabida National Park Mountain with one of the most beautiful view of Atlantic Ocean - Visit  one of the best fish markets in the world that is in the city of Setúbal (top 10 of the best fish markets in the world) - Time for lunch to enjoy a fantastic fresh Fish grilled in the City of Setubal - Visit the Craft Factory how they are made and paint the Portuguese Tiles. - Visit and explore the Bacalhoa Palace where our Queen Catarina de Bragança lived before marrying with King Charles II of England - Visit enjoy the Winery and Wine Tasting. - Transportation done in Van up to 8 seats with A / C - Bring comfortable shoes and clothes. - Meals not included - Tickets included  Visit to the Palace and Wine Tasting - This tour lasts 09 hours

$63.62 Private & Custom Tours

Private Tour Sintra and Cascais Full Day

- Pick up at 09:00 on a combined  (Hotel, Apartment, other) - Private Tour - Visit Pena Palace - Visit Village of Sintra - Time for light Lunch - Visit the Magic place of Quinta da Regaleira - Visit Cabo da Roca (most Western point of Continental Europe) - Visit Guincho with beautiful beaches and one of the best places for Surfing, Kite Surfing near Lisbon - Visit the Village of Cascais and Estoril - Transportation done in Van up to 8 seats with A / C - Bring comfortable shoes and clothes. - Meals not included - Tickets not included for Pena Palace and Quinta da Regaleira - This tour lasts 09 hours

$80.97 Private & Custom Tours

Private Tour Évora City - Wine Tasting - Beautiful Village of Monsaraz

- Pick up at 09:00 from your place  (Hotel, Apartment, other) - Private Tour - Visit Winery Included on price - Wine tasting10 wines included blind tasting and wines from 8 months of aging which come from the largest artificial lake in Europe, included on price  - Time for Lunch in a typical Restaurant, Probably it is possible to hear the typical Alentejo Music called Cante Alentejano. Patrimony  Cultural Heritage of Humanity, - Visit Village of Monsaraz one of the most tipycal Village in Portugal near the border of Spain - Visit City of Évora and Monuments - Transportation done in Van up to 8 seats with A / C - Meals not included - This tour lasts 10 / 12 hours

$35.40 Day Trips & Excursions

3 hour Quad Safari in the Desert of Hurghada

Hurghada Quad Bike top offer it’s a real amazing trip through the desert.70 kilometre  track, which takes about  2 to 3 hours.Including cold drinks.You are able to join this tour from  8.00, 11.00, 14.00.It is our pleasure to see you with us on this tour and to provide the best service. We will pick you by a Van which provides air condition and take you to the garage, where we will introduce the ATV to you with an following test drive.Important, children under the age of 16 are not allowed to drive a quad and must be accompanied by an adult.To be sure, that all visitors come home safe to their Hotels, it is more than important during the whole trip to ride behind the experienced Bedouins and to follow  their instructions.Clothing: For visitors, who are located in Hurghada during the period from the middle of October until the end of  April it is important for a tour in the evening time to take warm clothes because after sunset it can get  extremely cold in the desert.On windy days it’s advisable to wear long clothes, as the sand can  get very uncomfortable on your skin. PLEASE NOTE Customers outside of Hurghada extra 10,00 Euro per person for the private transfer.

$500 Food, Wine & Nightlife

North Carolina Winery Tour

As each tour is custom, the specifics of a winery tour are worked out with each client.  This includes the pickup location, time, and wineries or region that will be visited on the tour.  A representative from the Van in Black can suggest wineries if a client is unsure of which ones to visit.  A typical tour starts with a pickup at 10am with the first winery being visited at 11am.  Clients usually spend 60-90 minutes at each winery enjoying the scenery and a tasting or glass of wine.The Van in Black fee is for transportation only and does not include any fees charged by the wineries (e.g. tasting fees).

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