Mt. Nemrut, Göbeklitepe, Urfa, Mardin Tour - 4 Days

Mt. Nemrut, Göbeklitepe, Urfa, Mardin Tour - 4 Days

Tour Code : EN-090
Tour Code : EN-090
Mt. Nemrut, Göbeklitepe, Urfa, Mardin Tour - 4 Days

Arrive at Şanlıurfa Airport with an early morning flight from Istanbul, Izmir, or Ankara. You will meet our tour guide at the airport and go to a local restaurant for a rich breakfast consisting of local delicacies before our Urfa tour. 
In Urfa, we will visit Ayn-el Zeliha Lake, Halil-Ür Rahman Mosque, old and new Mevlid-i Halil Mosque,  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.
Afterward, we will have a lunch break at a local restaurant (not included) 
We will set off to Mt. Nemrut at noon at the latest. After a 3-hour journey, on the way from Kahta district to Mt. Nemrut, we will visit the Arsameia ancient city excavation area, Karakuş Tumulus, which is the burial mound of the women of the Commagene Royal family, and the Cendere Bridge, one of the oldest bridges in the world that was built by the Romans in 211 AD and is still in use. This 120-meter-long, 30-meter bridge was built with cut stones without using any mortar. 
After an arduous climb, we will reach the house of gods on the summit of the mysterious and magnificent Mt. Nemrut. We will see the Zeus, Apollon, Heracles, Antiochus, Commagene, Eagle, and Lion sculptures on the eastern terrace of the Nemrut summit. The tumulus of the Commagene King Antiochus I is at the top. We will see the altars and sculptures on the western terrace as well. It is impossible not to be impressed by the magnificent view and the beauty of the colossal statues.
We will return to Adıyaman after enjoying the sunset views on top of Mt. Nemrut. Dinner and accommodation in Adıyaman hotel. (Breakfast – Dinner )

After breakfast, we will drive to Urfa (approx. 110 km). Upon our arrival, we will visit 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 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.
Afterward, we will have a lunch break at a local restaurant (not included) and visit the Sipahi Bazaar, Kazzaz Market, Hacı Kamil Han, Hüseyiniye Bazaar, Naccar Bazaar, Tarihi Gümrük Inn, and Ulucami (Grand Mosque). We will have free time to shop and later check-in at our hotel. Accommodation in Urfa hotel. ( Breakfast )

Traditional Sıra Night: On our Urfa trips, we recommend you to attend Sıra Nights (Sıra Gecesi), which is a dinnertime entertainment with music and dances that is synonymous with Şanlıurfa. 

After breakfast, we will drive to Mardin (approx. 240 km). Our first stop will be Dara, also known as Anastasiopolis, one of the ancient cities of Mesopotamia and the most important trade centers on the Silk Road. Here, we will see water channels, water cisterns, rock tombs, arasta, and many ruins in the city, which consist of structures carved into the rock. After our Dara tour, we will go to Midyat and have lunch at a local restaurant (not included). We will visit the Midyat Guest House, which is an old culture house famous for its architecture specific to Mardin. 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 hotel. (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. 
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, also known as Deyrul-Zafaran, 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 )
Mardin Airport transfer is a private transfer.

HOTELS ( Can be similar hotels according to availability )

Gold  Package Hotels 
Adıyaman (1)     : Hilton Garden Inn Adıyaman 4*
Urfa ( 1 )             : Nevali Hotel 5*
Mardin ( 1 )        : Ramada Plaza Mardin or İzala Boutique

Silver Package  Hotels 
Adıyaman (1)     : White Star Hotel 4*
Urfa ( 1 )             : Grand Gulizar Hotel 5*
Mardin ( 1 )        : Yay Grand Hotel 4*
** Sample hotels are confirmed on the date of booking in case of availability. Otherwise, similar hotels are booked.

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 Airport Transfer in South-Eastern Turkey: 
( Mt. Nemrut, Göbeklitepe, Urfa, Mardin Tour - 4 Days )  Arrival from Sanliurfa GAP Airport Transfer. Departure transfer is from Mardin Airport Transfer. 20 Minutes from Mardin Center. 

Cancellation Policy
- For cancellations made 20 days before the tour, 100% refund. (Except for the Bank Commission)
- For cancellations made 19 - 10 days before the tour, 50% refund. (Except for the Bank Commission)
- For cancellations made 9 days before the tour date, a 100% penalty is applied.
- No refunds will be made on reservations made 5 days before the tour.

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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 replaced 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, sun hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen in summer months
   and have a 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.

Mount Nemrut -

Arsemeia Ancient City - 

Karakuş Tümülüs - 

Cendere Bridge - 

Commegene Kings - 

Adıyaman - 

Kahta - 

Halil-Ür Rahman Mosque - 

Mevlid-i Halil Mosque -

Ayn-el Zeliha Lake - 

Göbeklitepe - 

Sıra Gecesi - 

Dara - 

Dara Cistern - 

Midyat - 

Mor Gabriel Monastery -

Mor Behram Church - 

Kasımiye Madrasah - 

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Information
  • Tour Code : EN-090
  • Duration : 4 Days
  • Start : Şanlıurfa
  • End : Mardin
  • formaciones : 15 March - 30 November
  • Transfer : Vehicle
  • Distance : 850 Km
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