Eastern Turkey Tour Two


DAY 1-URFA

Urfa

 Upon arrival at Sanliurfa airport, we'll take you to the hotel for c/in. At around 11, we'll have a city tour including Halil Rahman Mosque, Halil Ibrahim Cave, Urfa castle and Holy Fish Pond (Balikli Göl, listen to the story of this pond and see the marks on each fish). Later on we'll take you to have lunch at guest house. Time to take you to traditional Gumruk 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 2 - ATATURK DAM, MT NEMRUT

Early in the morning we'll proceed for Mountain Nemrut en route Turkey's largest Ataturk Dam  playing 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.

Nemrut

 DAY 3 - DIYARBAKIR

After breakfast we'll proceed for Diyarbakir early in the morning. In Kahta we'll get on a ferry for Siverek and arriving in Diyarbakir.  We'll have city tour but just before 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, minaret with four feet and the city wall of Diyarbakir. Those guests willing to do some shopping just follow us for the biggest shopping mall in the city center. Overnight in Diyarbakir.

DAY 4- HASANKEYF, MIDYAT, ÖMERLI, MARDIN

Today we'll depart 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.  We'll have the chance to visit Zeyn El-Abidin Tomb and Artukid Bridge later on.  Time to proceed for Midyat, having lunch 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. Proceeding for Mardin and arrival en route Ömerli which is famous  for its grape, having a tea break at Ömerli we arrive in Mardin.

Mardin

 DAY 5 - MARDIN, URFA

Urfa

 Today we'll explore Mardin, first 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. 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. Listen the story of Dayrulzaferan from the guide. Proceeding for Sanliurfa and arrival. Overnight at Sanlurfa.

DAY 6 - HALFETI, BIRECIK, HARRAN, URFA

Early in the morning, we'll depart for historic Halfeti, upon lunch at Birecik then we'll proceed for Harran. There 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 Gumruk 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. For dinner we'd like you to invite traditional Urfa night that's we called as "Sira gecesi" reflecting regional food and folk shows at the same time (will be extra activity).  

 

Harran

DAY 7- GAZIANTEP

Gaziantep


After breakfast , we'll check out from the hotel and proceeding Gaziantep en route we'll visit  Belkis Castle and observe regional bird species Hermes ibis only seen in this region, having our lunch in Gaziantep where world famous dessert "baklava" originated as well as its kebap then we leave Gaziantep for your destination. End of our service, thanks for choosing right agency.

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1 PAX: 1960 EUR 2 PAX: 1176 EUR 3 PAX: 882 EUR 4 PAX: 737 EUR 5 PAX: 726 EUR
 

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