After arriving at Urfa Airport with an early morning flight, our guide will meet you at the exit and we will start the tour of the day. Transfer to Göbeklitepe.
First, we will visit a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Göbeklitepe. Known as the oldest temple in the world, Göbeklitepe is an attraction center as one of the greatest discoveries of our day. With a history of 12,000 years, dating back to the Stone Age, it holds many mysteries. During our tour here, our guide will answer the following questions surrounding the area: Who built Göbeklitepe 12,000 years ago and why? Why was Göbeklitepe, the oldest temple in the world, was abandoned and was buried with soil on purpose? The technology and mathematical knowledge used to build the Temple with rock megaliths weighing 16 tons is still a mystery.
After our visit, we will have a lunch break, and visit the sacred parts of Şanlıurfa, a.k.a. the City of Prophets. We will visit Halil-Ür Rahman Mosque, Rızvaniye Mosque, Mevlid-i Halil Mosque, Ayn-el Zeliha Lake, and the Balıklıgöl, Halil-Ür Rahman Lake, where Prophet Abraham is said to have been thrown into the fire, and the burning logs turned into fishes, whereas the fire was turned into water. We will also visit the cave where Prophet Abraham was born. Other historical places to visit in Urfa are the Sipahi Bazaar, Kazzaz Market, Hacı Kamil Han, Hüseyiniye Bazaar, Naccar Bazaar, Tarihi Gümrük Inn and Ulucami (Grand Mosque). Afterward, we will visit the Urfa Archeology Museum and the Haleplibahçe Mosaic Museum, where many historical artifacts from Anatolian civilizations are exhibited in an indoor area of 29,000 square meters.
At the end of the tour, we’ll go to our hotel and check in. After rest, you will go to the Sira Gecesi program for dinner.
Traditional Sıra Night: On our Urfa trips, we attend Sıra Nights (Sıra Gecesi), which is a dinnertime entertainment with music and dances that is synonymous with Şanlıurfa.
Accommodation in Urfa. ( Dinner )
After breakfast at our hotel, we will have a 45 km road trip to Harran, passing through the fertile agricultural lands, one of the most fertile of Mesopotamia.
The 3000-year-old Harran houses with conical roofs, designed specially to keep cool in the extreme heat in summer months, were built with adobe and stone masonry techniques. We will visit a Harran house in the village. The first university in the world, Harran University, was also established here. After visiting the ancient ruins of the University of Harran, the historical Harran Castle and city walls from the period when Harran was the capital of the Umayyads, and the tomb of the famous sheik of the region, Hayat al-Harran, we will go to Halfeti, which was called Shitamrat in the Assyrian times.
Upon our arrival, we will have lunch at a local restaurant and start our exploration of the area. Halfeti, founded by the Assyrian King Shalmaneser III in 855 BC, was ruled by many civilizations throughout its history including Hittites, Assyrians, Meds, Persians, Seleucids, and Parthians. Many parts of ancient Halfeti, the only region in the world where black roses are grown, have been flooded by the Bilecik dam. During our boat trip on the lake, we will see, Rumkale (Roman Castle) which is thought to be the place where the apostle of Jesus, Johannes, reproduced copies of the Bible. The ruins in Rumkale have Late Roman and Medieval characteristics. Rumkale itself presents a magnificent view with the remains of old water cisterns, St. Nerses Church, and Barşavma Monastery.
We will end our boat tour after seeing the sunken minaret and the village and return to our hotel.
Accommodation in Şanlıurfa. ( Breakfast )
Today after breakfast, we will check out and depart for Gaziantep (approx. 150 km). We will start our visits right away after our arrival to the city, starting with the second largest mosaic museum in the world, Zeugma Mosaic Museum, where the mosaics unearthed in the ancient city of Zeugma (Belkıs) on the Euphrates, the world-famous Gypsy Girl mosaic and the statue of the god of war, Ares, are exhibited. The ancient city of Zeugma on the Euphrates, which lived its heyday around 256 AD during the Roman period, was destroyed by the Sassanid. Today, the mosaics that decorated the house floors and walls of the wealthy Roman Nobles living in Zeugma are exhibited in this mosaic museum.
After our museum visit, we will give a lunch break. The other historical places we will visit in Gaziantep are the Antep Castle, Zincirli Bedesten, the old Coppersmiths' Bazaar, the Gümrük Han, and the oldest coffee house in the region Tahmis Coffe Shop, where we’ll give a coffee break. You may shop in the meantime; we recommend that you try the Antep favorite, Baklava with pistachio filling.
At the end of our Gaziantep tour, you’ll be transferred to Gaziantep Airport. (Breakfast)
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For cancellations made 30 days before the tour, 100% refund. (Except for the Bank Commission)
- For cancellations made 29 - 15 days before the tour, 50% refund. (Except for the Bank Commission)
- For cancellations made 14 – 11 days before the tour, 30% refund.
- No refunds will be made on reservations made 10 days before the tour. %100 Penalty is applied.
- Travel health insurance is mandatory.
- Sample hotels are confirmed on the booking date in case of availability. Otherwise,
similar hotels are booked.
- In the event of bad weather, time scarcity, traffic jams, and similar situations, the Guide may change the tour program.
- The locations given in the itinerary can be changed with other places if they are closed.
- During the tours, you will be walking approximately 2 km every day on uneven and
cobblestone surfaces, inclines, and steps.
- You must wear comfortable clothing, flat walking shoes, a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen in summer months, and raincoats, warm clothes, winter walking shoes, an umbrella, etc. in winter.
- The order of the sites visited may change to avoid crowds.
- You will need your passport at check-in for all domestic flights.
- Domestic flights are economy class. Luggage limit 15 Kg.
Gold Package Hotels
Şanlıurfa (1) - Nevali Hotel 5*
Gaziantep (1) - Grand Hotel 5*
Standard Package Hotels
Şanlıurfa (1) - Grand Gulizar Hotel 4*
Gaziantep (1) - Sirehan Hotel 4*
Note: Sample hotels are confirmed on the booking date in case of availability. Otherwise, similar hotels are booked.
Mevlid-i Halil Mosque
Prophet Abraham Lake
Halil-ul Rahman Mosque
Zeugma Mosaic Museum
Şanliurfa Airport Transfer - Şanliurfa Airport Transfer - Urfa GAP Airport to Urfa Center distance is just 60 Km.
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