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Gaziantep, Sanliurfa, Nemrut Tour

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  • Duration:multiday, 4 Days
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Highlights of This Tour

UNESCO - protected Nemrut Mountain. See the huge statues of Greek and Persian Gods and Godesses, such as Hercules & Zeus on the top of Mt Nemrut and visit Urfa, the birthplace of the prophet Abraham. Urfa has been occupied since the Babylonians followed by the Hurrites, Hittites, Assyrians and Greeks.

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April 26th
May 10th
June 14th
July 19th
August 16th
September 13th – 27th
October 11th – 25th
November 8th

Day 01: Cappadocia - Gaziantep; (No Meal)

After breakfast at hotel, departure from your hotel at 08:00. Stop at Kahramanmaras for lunch and have a taste of its famous ice cream. Continue onto visit the world famous Gaziantep Mosaic Museum. This museum exhibit superb mosaic discovered at the Roman site of Belkıs-Zeugma before the Birecik Dam flooded most of the site. We will visit the old city castle which is located in the center of the city and copper bazaar. This bazaar is one of the most special and oldest bazaars in Turkey. You can find variety of copper handcrafts. We will also have the chance to taste famous baklava; a sweet pastry made of layers of filo filled with chopped nuts and sweetened and held together with syrup or honey (Baklava is originally from Gaziantep). After visiting the city, drive to hotel and check-in. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay in Gaziantep.

Day 02: Gaziantep - Urfa; (Breakfast only)

After breakfast, check-out from our hotel and drive to Sanliurfa. Urfa has been occupied since the Babylonians followed by the Hurrites, Hittites, Assyrians, Greeks. Today we will visit Urfa Archaeological Museum. This museum exhibit a huge collection, founded from Harran and Gobeklitepe Area. We will also visit the holy sites at the Ainzelha, a lake with millions of domesticated fish. While in Urfa we will visit the cave where the prophet Abraham was born. Then, walk through the local covered bazaar of Sanliurfa. Walk through the town to discover the many hidden treasures. Evening at leisure. Overnight stay in Urfa.

  • Sanliurfa Museum
  • Sanli Urfa
  • Balıklı Gol
  • Cappadocia

Day 03: Sanliurfa – Mt. Nemrut; (Breakfast only)

After breakfast at hotel we will visit nearby Harran and see the incredible beehive houses. Harran- according to the Bible- was the site where prophet Abraham spent a few years with his family before moving on to Israel, the Promised Land. There are exceptional photo opportunities in this area. In the afternoon drive to Kahta city. On the way, you will see Gobeklitepe, a hilltop sanctuary erected on the highest point of an elongated mountain ridge some 15 km northeast of the town of Urfa. What makes Gobeklitepe unique in its class is the date it was built, which is roughly twelve thousand years ago, circa 10,000 BC. In the afternoon hike to the summit of the mount Nemrut (one of the most popular UNESCO world cultural heritage sites), watching the sunset, be amazed by the colossal heads and statues of ancient deities, as you step into mythology. This extraordinary landmark rests at an elevation of 8000 ft. The mountain top complex is composed of two flattened areas strewn with statues and separated by a false peak of crushed rock. Antiochus built the entire complex approximately 2000 years ago as a monument to his divine ancestry. Also definitely take time to visit the old castle, Arsemeia, cross over the still functioning Cendere Bridge (Septimius Severus bridge) dating all the way back to the 3rd century and Tumulus Tomb of Karakus. After visiting Nemrut, drive to hotel. Overnight stay in Adiyaman.

  • Mt Nemrut
  • Arsemia
  • Harran

Day 04: Adiyaman - Istanbul; (Breakfast only)

After breakfast at hotel, transfer to Adiyaman or Diyarbakir Airport and fly back to Istanbul or any other destination. End of services…

This tour can also be arranged with a Private Guide and Driver in any language. For more information please contact us.

Included

  • 03 Nights accommodation in available hotels mentioned below including daily breakfast ,
  • All airport transfers in Adiyanan or Diyarbakir as specified in the itinerary,
  • Transportation in deluxe non smoking vehicles with A/C and comfortable seats,
  • Fluent English speaking guided escorted group tours as specified in the itinerary ,
  • Meals as specified in the itinerary without drinks,
  • All entrance fee for museum and other historical sites we will visit,
  • All the transportation fees such as h

Not Included

  • International and internal flight tickets,
  • Meals not specified in the itinerary and drinks,
  • Tips (not compulsary but costumary for guide and driver)
  • Personal expenses and other services that are not mentioned above…

Gaziantep, Sanliurfa, Nemrut Tour

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