Monastery of Deyr-az-Zaferan Mardin - Ainzelha -
Urfa Covered Bazaar - Mount Nemrut Gaziantep Archaeological Museum
Welcome to Diyarbakir!!! Today is your arrival day. Airport transfers are available from Airport during the hours of 8:00am til 8:00pm. Transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Diyarbakir.
Mardin is very unique with lovely old-Arabic style houses. It is a city that played an important role in the early development of Christianity. We will take the time to visit, walk in its busy streets and bazaars, and admire the stonework all around the town. We will also visit the Monastery of Deyr-az-Zaferan just outside of town, founded in 762 A.D. It was the seat of the Syrian Orthodox Patriarch for almost 800 years. This monastery is built on top of a 4000-year-old temple used by sun worshi
Urfa, the birthplace of the prophet Abraham. Urfa has been occupied since the Babylonians followed by the Hurrites, Hittites, Assyrians, Greeks. We will also visit the holy sites at the Ainzelha, a lake with millions of domesticated fish. While in Urfa we will shop at the bustling covered bazaar as well. There are exceptional photo opportunities in this area. Overnight in Urfa.
From Urfa we will drive two hours to Adiyaman-Kahta. There we will organise transfers up the mountain. This extraordinary landmark rests at an elevation of 8000 ft. The mountain top complex is composed of two flattened areas strewn with statues and separated by a false peak of crushed rock. Antiouchus built the entire complex approximately 2000 years ago as a monument to his "divine ancestry." After watching sunset and exploring the mountain we will make our way to Kahta for the night. Overnight
Drive to Gaziantep, home to the famous Turkish dessert of Baklava. Visit the archaeological museum and explore the old city on foot. Overnight in Gaziantep.
We depart for Adana in the morning and start our tour with the museum of Archiology the 16th Century Ulu Mosque and the 19th century Clock Tower then on to Tarsus going through Cleopatra Door and Yedi Uyurlar Cave. Overnight in Tarsus.
Today your tour is over. Please make your own arrangements for departure remembering that your hotel will need you to check out before midday. We hope you had a memorable tour and we look forward to seeing you in the future on another TravelShop Turkey Tour. Have a safe trip back home and thanks for choosing TravelShop Turkey.
Return airport transfers 4 star and Boutique Hotels in each area 1 night hotel in Diyabakir including breakfast and dinner 2 nights hotel in Urfa including breakfast and dinner 1 night hotel in Gaziantep including breakfast and dinner 1 night hotel in Kahta including breakfast and dinner 1 night hotel in Tarsus including breakfast and dinner Guided tour in Diyarbakir Guided tour in Mardin Guided tour in Urfa Guided tour at Mount Nemrut Guided tour in Gaziantep Guided tour in Tarsus Guided tour in Mersin Guided tour in Adana All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking coach Professional English-speaking tour guides
Tour Does Not Include
International flights Personal expenses: Lunches, extras at hotel or additional meals Tipping: Tips for guides and drivers Insurance: All types
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Available On Dates
1 November, 2016
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