3 Nights 4 Days Mount Nemrut, Sanlıurfa , Mardin and Gaziantep Tour (from Istanbul – by plane)
Your Flight to Adiyaman & Full-Day Mount Nemrut Tour
Your journey to Adiyaman will start picking you up from your hotel and transferring to Istanbul Airport for your flight to Adiyaman, on your arrival, we will pick you from Adiyaman Airport and depart our full-day tour.
On the way to Mount Nemrut, we will visit the Karakus Tumulus (Black Bird Burial Mound), then the Roman Bridge at Cendere, followed by the old castle (Asemia) and the new castle at Kahta.
We will then head to the summit of Mount Nemrut.
Before the sun sets, we will explore this fascinating UNESCO World Heritage site, featuring the tomb of the famous king Antiochus, surrounded by dozens of statues, as well as reliefs depicting the oldest known images of humans shaking hands.
We will watch the sunset from the summit of Mount Nemrut from west and east terraces.
End of the tour, we will drive back to Kahta and check in to your hotel.
Overnight in Kahta
Full-Day Mardin Tour &
On our last day, after an early breakfast at your hotel, we will pick you up and depart our journey to historical Mardin.
On our arrival, our tour will start from Old Assyrian Monastery Dayrul Zafaran. Following Dayrul Zafaran Monastery we will walk in panoramic Old City. Mesopotamia Plain Tour will cover Kasimiye Madrasah (Old Muslim Theological School), Seyh Cabuk Mosque, Latifiye Mosque, and Mor Benham Church.
After having lunch and tasting famous Assyrian wines in a local restaurant we will continue our tour visiting Archeological Museum, tasting traditional Mardin nuts and desserts at the famous shop.
Ulu Mosque, Arcaded Bazaar, Sehidiye Mosque, and – Abbaras (a traditional kind of vault in Mardin) will be our last stops.
Overnight in Mardin
Full-Day Gobekli Tepe, Harran & Sanliurfa Tour
After an early breakfast at your hotel, we will depart for Urfa, on our way, we will have a short break on the panoramic hill next to Ataturk Dam which is the 3rd biggest dam in the world. In our boat trip departing from Halfeti, we will visit Daughter of King Cave, sunken city Savasan Koyu, and Rum Kale.
After disembarking, we will drive to historical Harran one of the world’s oldest cities, the home of the prophet Abraham/Ibrahim, and later an important stop on the Silk Road. You will have ample to take pictures of the “beehive houses”, which have survived for over 3000 years despite being built only from the mud.
After our visit to the first and the biggest Islamic University, we will drive to Urfa to see the ongoing archaeological excavation at Gobekli Tepe, which is the oldest known temple in the world, pre-dating Stonehenge by 6000 years.
Upon arrival in Sanliurfa, our first stop is the ongoing archaeological dig at Gobekli Tepe, which is the oldest known temple in the world, pre-dating Stonehenge by 6000 years.
After a guided tour and photo opportunity at Gobekli Tepe, we return to Sanliurfa, where we will visit the Archaeology and Mosaic Museum, which is the largest museum complex in Turkey. Here you can see life-size replicas of the megaliths from Gobekli Tepe.
After the museum, we visit Abraham Pool. This is a highly sacred site for Christians and Muslims, as it is thought to be where Abraham/Ibrahim was thrown into the fire before God turned the fire to water and turned the burning logs to fish.
Following a short tour in Urfa Bazaar, we will transfer you to your hotel.
After a short rest in your hotel, we will pick you up for a well-known Sira Night (Turkish Night) which is a must for that region.
Originally from Sanliurfa, Sira Night tradition is approximately a century-old tradition. This tradition started as meetings with “saz” (a Turkish stringed instrument) music, singing, and chit chat. You can witness Turkey’s rich cultural depth in these events where you can feast on delicious eastern cuisine and enjoy traditional music.
End of the night we will transfer you back to your hotel.
Overnight in Sanliurfa
Full-Day Gaziantep Zeugma Mosaic Museum Tour & Flight to Istanbul
On our last day, after an early breakfast at your hotel, we will pick you up and depart our journey to Gaziantep
Located in a place where Mesopotamia meets with the Mediterranean Sea, Gaziantep still protects what it has protected for centuries today as well. You will find us right when you see Old Gaziantep.
It is rich in its history. It is believed that Gaziantep Castle, standing on the highest rock of the city, was built during the Roman Times to be used as a watching tower. But the exact construction date is not known. Duluk, or Antochia at Tavrum, on 10 km north of the city, is famous for the rock and underground tombs, mausoleums and remains from the Roman times. Duluk was an important religious center during the Hittites, Greek.
Zeugma Mosaic Museum is the second largest mosaic museum of the world in which a total of 1700 square meters of mosaics are exhibited in 7075 square meters of exhibition halls, in 30. 000 square meters of closed area, which was opened in Gaziantep on 9th of September, 2011. İf you book this tour you will see the most beautıful and preserved mosaics.
End of the tour we will transfer you to Gaziantep Airport for your flight to Istanbul, on your arrival, we will pick you up from Istanbul Airport and transfer you to your Istanbul hotel.