Eastern Turkey Tour One


DAY 1-ANTIOCH

 Welcome to the cradle of civilization. Upon flying from Adana Airport, we'll have our lunch at Onbasilar Restaurant then proceed for Antioch (Antakya) overnight at the hotel.

DAY 2 - ANTIOCH, URFA

Good morning, today we'll have a city tour including the worlds second largest Mosaic Museum  and the first church of Christianity, St. Pierre Church, Cave of St. Peter where the apostile is said to have preached and the word "Christan" was first used (Acts 11, verse 26). After visiting both place, we'll proceed for Gaziantep. Our lunch is at Imam Cagdas restaurant on the way to Sanliurfa. Time to visit Birecik, Belkis Castle and Hermet ibis Shelter. Overnight at Sanliurfa. 

Urfa

 DAY 3 - URFA, HARRAN

 

Harran

Today we'll see the major attractions in Urfa and its suburbian. Our visit consist of Sanlurfa's essentials such as Halil Rahman Mosque, Prophet  Abraham Cave, Holy Fish Pond (Balikli Göl, listen to the story of this pond and see the marks on each fish) and Urfa Castle; then we'll have our regional lunch at Sanliurfa guest house, proceeding for Harran. Upon arrival we'll visit the first Islamic University of the world and a very typical beehive style Harran houses and Harran Castle with it's different architecture style. After Harran we will return back to Sanliurfa. In the afternoon we'll take you to traditional Gümrük Han and Sipahiler Market for the regional ornaments, some textile products and copper handmade materials. Here you'll be served regional coffee different from the traditional Turkish coffee called as "mirra". After shopping we'll return back to hotel for dinner.  

 DAY 4- ATATURK DAM, MT. NEMRUT

Today we'll depart for Mountain Nemrut. On the way to Nemrut we'll stop over at Turkey's Largest Dam Atatürk. Atatürk Dam plays great role of irrigation for the whole plain. Here we will get a briefing about the dam and functions on SA Project. Proceed to Adiyaman, Kahta en route we'll have our lunch at Acropolian Restaurant near by the lake. Time to wind up Mt. Nemrut with groups of 9 at each minibuses since neither buses nor cars can climb up to terraces, en route we'll visit Cendere Bridge and Karakus Tumuli. After observing world famous sunset, we'll go back to our hotel in Kahta. Mountain Nemrut is actually famous for its sunrise scenery. For those who wish to be the witness of this moment are welcomed to wind up very very early in the morning again.

  DAY 5 - MARDIN

 

Mardin

Today we'll depart for Mardin. There we'll visit the museum, Ulu Mosque, Ancient Zinciriye College and the house where the Abbara lived. Mardin is famous for its houses and the narrow streets along the hills overlooking endless Syrian vast. Time to do some shopping in the very famous regional market of Mardin, try to taste the almond sugar in here. Also try to taste regional Turkish delight and roasted chickpea. Here we'll observe Mesopotamia field while having our lunch. After lunch we'll visit very well preserved Dayrulzaferan Monastry supposedly used very expensive saffron powder in the mortar. Hear the story of this place from our guide. Overnight at Mardin.

DAY 6 - HASANKEYF, MIDYAT, DIYARBAKIR

After breakfast, we'll proceed for Hasankeyf (supposed to be underwater some part) where you can observe the Tigris river, the old Artukid Bridge and Zeyn El-Abidin Tomb with its precious tiles on it. Listen to the whole story of Hasankeyf in here. Now time to proceed for Midyat en route Zeynel Abidin Tomb and the historic Bridge. Upon lunch at Midyad we'll visit the region where Syrian-Christians, Armenians and Muslims have been living for years together. There, we'll see the historic houses made of whitestones carved with figures by hand, also we'll visit Morgabriel Church dated back to 5th century with its floor and ceiling mosaics. As Midyat is well known for its silvery, we'll have the chance to buy some silver ornaments. Time to proceed for Diyarbakir and arrival. Overnight in Diyarbakir  

Hasankeyf

DAY 7- DIYARBAKIR

Diyarbakir


After breakfast we'll have city tour then we'll have our lunch at Diyarbakir's famous Selim Amca Restaurant which is famous for its regional lamb. After lunch, we'll visit Ulu Mosque, Virgin Mary's House and lastly the city wall of Diyarbakir. And now time to go to Diyarbakir airport for your domestic flight. End of our service, thanks for choosing right agency.

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