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Urfa - Gaziantep
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3 Days & 2 Nights  

Trailer
DESTINATION
Sanliurfa- Göbeklitepe - Harran- Halfeti, Rumkale - Zeugma - Gaziantep
DEPARTURES
Every day all year around
PRICED FROM
370 € Land Only
INCLUDES
Accomodation at your choice of hotels, tours, guidance, entrances, land transport, indicated meals & taxes.
Itinerary
Day 1
Fly to Sanliurfa, visit Göbeklitepe and City of Urfa. Overnight in Sanliurfa
Day 2
Drive to Halfeti. Take a boat to see Rumkale. Visit Zeugma. Continue to Gaziantep for overnight.
Day 3
Visit Zeugma Mosaic Museum and do a city tour of Gaziantep. Fly back to Istanbul B
Day 1

Take the morning flight to Urfa arriving in mid-day and directly drive over to Gobeklitepe. After Gobeklitepe visit drive to the historical city of Sanliurfa. After a lunch break you will be visiting the Sanliurfa, “the prophets city”, or Edessa in ancient times is the most spiritual city in East Turkey. It is a major centre for pilgrimage and its traditions are very much alive and well. The “Sanli-“ part of its name (meaning “great” or “dignified”) was awarded by the Turkish legislature in 1984 in recognition of the city’s pivotal role in the Turkish war of Independence. Of particular note for visitors are Urfa castle (the current walls were constructed by the Abbasids in 814AD), the Pool of Sacred Fish where Abraham was thrown into the fire by Nimrod, the park of mosques, the market area and Urfa museum Gobeklitepe finds are at display will be visited. Check into your comfortable hotel in Urfa and overnight. Meal Plan N/A    

About Gobeklitepe

Gobekli Tepe is the oldest man-made place of worship in the world, dating back an incredible 11,500 years. The site stunned archaeologists when it was first discovered, and its sheer expanse and craftsmanship is overwhelming, with exquisite stone carvings of people, lions, foxes, snakes and birds - some of the oldest known art in the world.
Once home to the Prophet Abraham, the ancient site of Harran is mentioned in the book of Genesis. Home of the first Islamic university in Anatolia, Harran also boasts the remains of an 8th century mosque, a citadel and some 300 year old beehive mud homes which enjoy a constant temperature throughout the year.


Day 2

After breakfast in the hotel drive to the old town of Halfeti. Here change wheels for a small boat and approach Rumkale by boat through a stunning gorge. This gorgeous boat ride will take you past the enormous fort of Rumkale and some beautiful villages. After lunch break in Halfeti drive to Zeugma before continuing on to Gaziantep. In Gaziantep check into your small hotel right in the historical market place where you will be walking distance to explore this amazing town by yourself and enjoy the food in the culinary capital of Turkey famous for its kebab's and baklava ( Turkish sweet pastry filled with nuts and served with a syrup )

Overnight in Gaziantep       


Day 3

After breakfast in the hotel visit one of the best mosaic museums of the world Zeugma Mosaic Museum where the famous Gypsy girl mosaic now on display. 

Zeugma was an important trading centre in the Hellenistic Era, whose importance grew steadily under Roman rule. Artistic and cultural development progressed in parallel to that of its trade and commerce. When the site was excavated it turned up a number of beautiful mosaics, including the famous Gypsy girl and the mosaic of Poseidon and many more amazing mosaics are in display.

After the Mosaic Museum visit your guide will give you a city tour of Gaziantep where you will discover many interesting old streets, small museums about the daily life of Ayuntap which is now known as Gaziantep. In the late afternoon fly back to Istanbul.         


When you email us you’ll be receiving a travel itinerary with a choice of 3 different hotel categories from our selection of 4-5 star or special class boutique hotels. This will give you the freedom to do the given itinerary according to your budget and style of travel. Regardless of the category of hotels, you will be staying in most conveniently- located properties
What’s Included
  • All acommodation B&B at a choice of selected 4-5 star, boutique, special class or luxury hotels.
  • All sightseeing tours of the places mentioned in the program.
  • All tours with professional licensed English-speaking guidance.
  • All transport with new air-conditioned deluxe vehicles.
  • All meals where shown in the itinerary with this legend (B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner).
  • All airport transfers throughout the trip.
  • All parking fees, ferry, tolls and petrol.
  • All entrance fees.
  • All taxes.
Not Included
  • International airfare to Turkey.
  • Domestic flight tickets (will be quoted separately).
  • Drinks, travel insurance, visas, personal expenses, porters, optional tips.
Information & Reservations
Please email us your dates of travel and number of travelers for more information and reservations. We will respond to all requests within 1 business day.
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