Göbeklitepe - Urfa - Mardin Tour - 3 Days

Göbeklitepe - Urfa - Mardin Tour - 3 Days

Tour Code : EN-085
Tour Code : EN-085
Göbeklitepe - Urfa - Mardin Tour - 3 Days

Our guests coming with Istanbul, Izmir, or Ankara flights meet at the Urfa Airport with our guide and we will go to a local restaurant for a rich breakfast consisting of local delicacies. (not included)

Our first stop in Urfa will be Göbeklitepe, the oldest temple in the world with a history of 12,000 years, dating back to the Stone Age. One of the most important archaeological discoveries of our time, Göbeklitepe is thought to be the first pilgrimage center of the world, as it rewrites history. 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.

Next, we will visit Halil-Ür Rahman Mosque, Rızvaniye Mosque, Mevlid-i Halil Mosque, Ayn-el Zeliha Lake, or 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 give a lunch break and 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 our visits, we’ll go to our hotel and check-in. Accommodation in Şanlıurfa.
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.

After breakfast at our hotel, we will have a 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. 
Next, we will visit the ancient Mesopotamian city of Dara, also known as Anastasiopolis, consisting of structures carved into the rocks, water channels, water cisterns, and rock tombs. 
After Dara, we will head for Midyat, famous for its stone houses and beautiful stonework, and take a lunch break here. We’ll have free time to shop in the local bazaar, where silver and gold jewelry designed by filigree artists and workers are sold. Next, we will visit the Mor Gabriel Monastery (Deyrulumur). 
At the end of our visits, we will go to our hotel in Mardin and check-in. Accommodation in Mardin. ( Breakfast – Dinner )

After breakfast, our first stop of the day in the city of tolerance will be the Mor Behram (Kırklar) Church. Walking in the narrow streets of this city, where people from different religions and sects live together in peace, you’ll see many door knockers and beautifully carved old doors each having a history of their own. The small passages built under the houses to create narrow streets are called Abbara and they are the characteristic feature of the city. Next, we will visit the Mardin Museum, Latifiye Mosque, the Great Mosque of Mardin, and the old PTT Building, which reflects the best examples of the region’s stonework. Do not ask where are the tourist places are in Mardin, because every place here is special in its unique way, and at every corner, you are presented with a new surprise.

Afterward, you’ll have free time for shopping in the city. You may visit the local market, where you can find the famous almond candy of Mardin, local desserts, and jewelry made of silver, gold, and precious stones. Finally, we will visit the Kasımiye Madrasah (Mosque Kebir), which had extraordinary architecture and provided university-level education in the Seljuk period, and the Mor Hananyo Monastery
( Deyrulzafaran Monastery )  which was the official seat of the patriarch of the Syriac Orthodox Church until 1932.

At the end of our tour, you’ll be transferred to Mardin Airport. (Breakfast.)

Number of people Per person in
Double
Single Room Extra Bed Children Fee
Price includes

Private airport transfers.

2-night bed and breakfast accommodation.

All tours in the itinerary

All museum entrance fees as per itinerary

Professional tour guide for the duration of the tour.

Private air-conditioned vehicle with experienced driver.

( Sıra Gecesi) Special traditional dinner party with music.)

Entrance fees to museums and excavation areas

Price Excludes

Personal expenses

Breakfast on the arrival day.

Domestic flight tickets.

Travel Insurance ( Highly Recommended )

Hotel minibar expenses

Lunches and dinners

Tips for the guide and driver

HOTELS
Gold  Package Hotels 
Mardin (1)        -  Ramada Plaza Mardin 5*
Şanlıurfa (1)      - Nevali Hotel 5*

Silver Package  Hotels 
Mardin (1)        -  Yay Grand Hotel 4*    
Şanlıurfa (1)     -  Grand Gulizar Hotel 4*

Note: Sample hotels are confirmed on the date of booking in case of availability. Otherwise, similar hotels are booked.

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Cancellation Policy
- 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 applied.

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Remarks
- Travel health insurance is mandatory.
- Sample hotels are confirmed on the date of booking 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 make changes in 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 are required to wear comfortable clothing, flat walking shoes, a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen. in summer months and raincoat, warm clothes, winter walking shoes, umbrella, etc. in winter.  
- The order of the sites visited may change to avoid the crowds.  
- You will need to have your passport at check-in for all domestic flights.
- Domestic flights are economy class. Luggage limit 15 Kg.

HIGHLIGHTS

Sanliurfa
Gobeklitepe
Taş Tepeler
Karahantepe
Mevlid-i Halil Mosque
Sanlıurfa Museum
Lake of the prophet Abraham
Halil ul Rahmen Mosque
Urfa Castle
Gaziantep
Halfeti
Zeugma Mosaic Museum
Mardin
Midyat
Monasterio Deyrulzafaran
Kasımiye Madraza
Dara

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  • Tour Code : EN-085
  • Duration : 3 Days
  • Start : Şanlıurfa
  • End : Mardin
  • formaciones : 15 March - 15 November
  • Transfer : Vehicle
  • Distance : 640 Km
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