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Women cloaked in black chadors elbow their way through the odorous crush of the bazaar, and moustachioed gents in şalvar (traditional baggy Arabic pants) swill tea and click-clack backgammon pieces in shady courtyards.

Fuelled by investment in the nearby Southeast Anatolia Project, combining irrigation projects and community development, a cosmopolitan sheen now complements Urfa's centuries-old heritage. The city's streets hum with an energetic buzz, and the nearby temple of Göbekli Tepe is one of eastern Turkey's unmissable destinations.


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Gobeklitepe (Pot belly hill)

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Potbelly Hill, Sanliurfa, Sanliurfa Provinceworld oldest and first templeDuration: 3 hours

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Eastern Turkey Tour - Mt. Ararat to Tarsus

ItineraryDay 1: ISTANBUL – AGRI – MT ARARAT VIEW – ISHAKPASA PALACE – VANStop At: Mount Ararat, Agri, Agri ProvincePick up from your hotel and transfer to the airport for flight to Agri. Arrival and meet your guide and driver. We will start our tour with a photo of majestic Mount Ararat. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Ishak Pasa Palace, Agri, Agri ProvinceWe will also visit the magnificent Ishak Pasa Palace, which was built between the 17th and 18th centuries by a local lord. It is a mixture of Ottoman, Persian and Armenian architectural styles. We get a view of the Dogubeyazit Castle. Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Muradiye Selalesi, VanWe visit the Muradiye Waterfalls on our way to Van.Duration: 1 hourMeals included: • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight in Van. Elite World HotelDay 2: VAN – CAVUSTEPE – VANStop At: Van Castle (Van Kalesi), VanVan was the ancient Urartian capital. An imposing 9th c B.C. citadel overlooks the town. We will visit the famous Citadel and view Lake Van, which is ringed by mountains, and deep blue in color. It is the largest lake in Turkey and lies at an altitude of 1720 meters. A fortress over 3000 years old was discovered under the waters of the lake. Duration: 1 hourStop At: House of Van Cats, VanWe will continue along the southern shore of Lake Van where you will have some wonderful views and have lunch in Tatvan. After lunch we continue to the northwest part of the lake and visit the Volcano Crater of Nemrut. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Ancient Urartian site of Cavustepe (Sardurihinilli), VanWe take a journey to the ancient Urartian site of Çavuştepe.Duration: 1 hourMeals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight in Van. Elite World HotelDay 3: VAN – AKDAMAR – NEMRUT VOLCANO CRATER – AHLAT – TATVANStop At: Holy Cross Church, VanAfter breakfast we drive along Lake Van and will take a small ferry to visit the Akdamar Church (Church of the Holy Cross), which is built on an island in the lake. This church, from the 10th century is carved with impressive Old Testament scenes and figures on the outside.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Nemrut Krater Lake, Bitlis, Bitlis ProvinceWe will continue along the southern shore of Lake Van where you will have some wonderful views and have lunch in Tatvan. After lunch we continue to the northwest part of the lake and visit the Volcano Crater of Nemrut. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Ahlat Mezar Taslari, Bitlis, Bitlis ProvinceAnd then to the ancient cemetery of Ahlat. The eerie lichen covered tombstones left by the Ahlatshah dynasty and others are each one of a kind with intricately carved inscriptions. These impressive stelae all face in the same direction and make for an unforgettable photo with the background of the mountains and Lake Van. We continue to Tatvan and overnight.Duration: 1 hourMeals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: Tatvan Kardelen HotelDay 4: TATVAN – HASANKEYF – ANITLI – MIDYAT – MARDINStop At: Hasankeyf, Batman, Batman ProvinceWe depart after breakfast and continue to Hasankeyf, which is an ancient city located on the Tigris River. We view the Mausoleum of Zeynel Bey who was the son of Uzun Hassan ruler of the Akkoyunlu Dynasty who had control of Hasankeyf in the 15th century, the old Tigris Bridge built in the 12th century by the Artukid Sultan Fehrettin Karaaslan, the ancient citadel and the mint. You will view rock cut stairwells and dwellings in the huge rock face. Hasankeyf is threatened by the Ilisu Damn project and some monuments have been removed access restricted.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Midyat Old City, Midyat, Mardin ProvinceOn our way to Midyat we will make a stop in Anitli (HAH) village where there is an ancient church and monastery dedicated to the Virgin Mary. The Syriac name of the church is Yoldath (Aloho) and according to the local Syriac community, the 6th-century church was originally established by the three Kings of the Orient. The church is considered the most beautiful example of church architecture in Tur Abdin. We continue to Midyat and see the old town with its sandstone houses and the steeples of nine Syrian Orthodox churches. Midyat is famous for its silver filigree jewelry and local wine. Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight in Mardin Izala Hotel or Maridin Hotel.Day 5: MARDIN – DEYRULZAFERAN – DARA – MARDINStop At: Great Mosque of Mardin, Mardin, Mardin ProvinceToday we visit the city of Mardin, with its golden stone houses that blend into the hills. The houses are often decorated with intricate carvings. This is a very lively trading center with people coming to buy and sell and a great place to look at copperware, jewelry and hand-made soap. See the Great Mosque of Mardin, the Kasimiye Madrasa and get a fantastic view of the Plain of Mesopotamia.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Deyrulzafaran Monastery, Mardin, Mardin ProvinceWe visit the Syriac-Jacobite Monastery of Deyrulzaferan, which is a beautiful structure made of the native stone.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Dara Mesopotamia Ruins, Mardin, Mardin ProvinceWe visit Dara which is an amazing village hosting a Necropolis which was dug into Roman quarries, a roman water purification system and underground cisterns.Duration: 1 hourMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight in Mardin Izala Hotel or Maridin Hotel.Day 6: MARDIN – HARRAN – SANLIURFAStop At: Harran Ruins, Harran, Sanliurfa ProvinceWe depart for Harran, city of the prophet Abraham, with its fortress, the world’s first Islamic University and beehive shaped adobe houses.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Cave of Abraham, Sanliurfa, Sanliurfa ProvinceWe continue to Sanliurfa for lunch and then visit Abraham’s Cave where it is thought that the prophet was born.Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Balikligol, Sanliurfa, Sanliurfa ProvinceWe will also wander the gardens and see the Pools of the Holy Carp. The Halilurrahman Mosque on the sacred pool was built in 1211. We continue for some shopping and exploring in the Old Bazaars. These are old stone arcades from the 16th century. Important bazaars are Gumruk (Customs), Haci Kamil, Mencek, Bican Aga and Topcu Hans. Traditional crafts are still being practiced and you can find colorful material, scarves (Kefiye or Agali) and outfits, copper, wood and household items. Colors and scents may overwhelm you. Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight in Sanliurfa. Hilton Garden Inn or El Ruha Hotel. Day 7: SANLIURFA – MUSEUMS – GOBEKLITEPE – SANLIURFAStop At: Sanliurfa Archeology and Mosaic Museum, Sanliurfa, Sanliurfa ProvinceWe visit the Archaeology and Mosaic Museums where you will start to learn about Gobeklitepe and see some amazing finds from the site and others in the area and also see some intricate mosaics such as those of the Amazon women. Surrounding the museum grounds are the remains of cave houses.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Gobeklitepe, Sanliurfa, Sanliurfa ProvinceWe drive to see the real thing! Gobeklitepe, which is one of the most incredible archeological finds ever as the remains are those of the earliest religious structures yet to be discovered. With its T-shaped megaliths carved with strange images of animals. Gobeklitepe is at least 12,000 years old and is still being excavated. It is possible after we return to Sanliurfa to visit the Great Mosque and walk in some back streets where we can visit the Memorial House of Klaus Schmidt who led the excavations of Gobeklitepe until 2014. His wife, who is also an archeologist still lives in the historical house, does artwork and seminars.Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight in Sanliurfa. Hilton Garden Inn or El Ruha Hotel.Day 8: SANLIURFA – MT NEMRUT – ADIYAMANStop At: Severan Bridge, AdiyamanToday we drive to Mount Nemrut, which is the highest mountain (2150 m) in Northern Mesopotamia. Our first stop is Cendere Roman Bridge - built by Septimus Severus in the 2nd century AD. Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Arsemia Antik Kenti, KahtaContinue to Arsemia with relief carvings of Antiochus and Hercules.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Karakus Tumulusu, KahtaSee Karakus, a tumulus of the royal Commagene women. Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Mount Nemrut, AdiyamanWe continue to Mt Nemrut and visit the East and West terraces, fire altar, statues of Apollo, Zeus, Hercules, Tyche and Antiochus Epiphanes I, Tumulus. We then descend down the mountain through small villages and beautiful scenery.Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight in Adiyaman. Grand Isias Hotel, White Star or Hilton Garden Inn.Day 9: ADIYAMAN – GAZIANTEP – ADANAStop At: Bakircilar Carsisi, Gaziantep, Gaziantep ProvinceAfter breakfast we drive to Gaziantep. The artisans of Gaziantep are specialists in making copperware and furniture inlaid with mother-of-pearl. The city has a fortress with 36 towers originally constructed in the Justinian era and later rebuilt by the Seljuks. See the Old town of Gaziantep with beautifully carved stonework of doors and windows in the old parts of town and the bazaar. Gaziantep is also known for its cuisine so we should enjoy a traditional meal with specialties of the region such as lahmacun, kebabs, cig kofte and sweets such as baklava.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Zeugma Mosaic Museum, Gaziantep, Gaziantep ProvinceWe will visit the Zeugma Mosaic Museum which is the second largest mosaic museum in the world containing 1700 m2 of mosaics. The collections are focused on finds from Zeugma. Here you can see the famous “Gypsy Girl” Mosaic. We will continue to Adana.Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight in Adana Senbayrak City Hotel, Masel Hotel or Ibis Hotel. Day 10: ADANA – TARSUS – ISTANBULStop At: Ancient Road, Tarsus, Mersin (Icel), Turkish Mediterranean CoastWe will drive to Tarsus and discover the rich religious heritage of this town which is the birthplace of St Paul. We will visit the Ancient road of Tarsus.Duration: 15 minutesStop At: St. Paul Kuyusu, Tarsus, Mersin (Icel), Turkish Mediterranean CoastSt Paul’s Well and the foundations of the house where he is believed to have lived.Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Old Tarsus Houses, Tarsus, Mersin (Icel), Turkish Mediterranean CoastWe will take a walk in the old district of with its beautiful stone houses and continue to the ruins of the Roman baths. We see the church mosque which is one of the oldest places of worship in Tarsus and may have been the original cathedral of St Paul. Although converted into a mosque this church still has Christian religious frescoes. Duration: 1 hourStop At: St.Paul's Church, Tarsus, Mersin (Icel), Turkish Mediterranean CoastWe also visit the Church of St Paul which was built in the 5th century A.D. Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Kirkkasik Bedesteni, Tarsus, Mersin (Icel), Turkish Mediterranean CoastKirkkasik Bedesten (40 Spoons Bazaar) which was built in 1579 and is now a center of handiwork by local women artisans. After the visit we continue to the Adana airport and flight to Istanbul. Upon arrival transfer to your hotel. Duration: 20 minutesMeals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.

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Cappadocia & Gobeklitepe & Mt. Nemrut Escorted Private Tour - 7 Days

ItineraryDay 1: Welcome to İstanbul, TurkeyPass By: Istanbul Airport Transfer, IstanbulUpon your arrival to the Ataturk airport in Istanbul, BellaTurca Travel representative will welcome you with a sign bearing your name and then you will be transferred to your hotel and take a rest.No meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight in İstanbulDay 2: Flight to Cappadocia & North Cappadocia TourPass By: Cappadocia Airport Transfers, Urgup, CappadociaEarly morning pick you from your hotel and transfer to airport for Cappadocia flight.Upon your arrival to Cappadocia, BellaTurca Travel representative will welcome you with a sign bearing your name and then you will be transferred to tour office. After welcome drink start your excursion.Stop At: Goreme National Park, Goreme, CappadociaOur first stop is the fantastic view point of Uchisar Castle where you will receive information about the rich history of Cappadocia and the unique rock formations. After the panoramic view point, we visit Goreme Open Air Museum. Your guide will explain the meanings of frescoes covering the walls of thousand-year-old cave churches as you explore this spectacular UNESCO World Heritage site.Next, we will see a kick-wheel pottery demonstration and our guests are welcome to show their own talent about pottery.We will have our lunch in Avanos with traditional Turkish foods. After lunch we will visit Pasabag Fairy Chimneys where is also commonly known as Monks Valley. You will have chance to see the famous mushroom-shaped fairy chimneys as well as St. Simeon’s monk cell carved into the rock.Devrent Valley is well known as imagination valley where you can take fantastic pictures with animal-shaped rock formations.Our last visit will be Turkish handmade carpet cooperative where you will be informed about process of handwoven kilims and double-knotted rugs from Turkey.Tour ends around 17:00Duration: 6 hoursMeals included: • LunchAccommodation included: Overnight in CappadociaDay 3: Hot Air Balloon Ride & South Cappadocia TourStop At: Goreme National Park, Goreme, CappadociaSunrise Balloon Flight over lunar landscape of Cappadocia. After landing celebrate with champagne and back to hotel around 07:30 which will let you take a rest and have a breakfast till excursion’s pick-up time. Duration: 2 hours 30 minutesStop At: Goreme National Park, Goreme, CappadociaYour guide pick you up from hotel around 10:00 and then we will visit Goreme Panorama where you can see wonderful view of Goreme town with its spectacular cave houses.Then, we will start our hike in the beautiful Red/Rose Valley which will take approximately 4 km and slightly more than one hour. We will see fairy-chimneys, local farms, pigeon houses and cave chapels. Your guide will give information about the history and the unique formations of Cappadocia during the hike. At the end of the hike we will have a quick stop at Cavusin Old Greek Village. Then we will drive to Love Valley to take amazing pictures of pillar-shaped rock formations of CappadociaWe will have our lunch with traditional Turkish foods. After lunch we will visit carved underground city which was used by early Christians as a shelter to hide themselves against their enemies.Next, we will have a stop at the terrific view of Pigeon Valley where you will be informed about carved pigeon houses.Our final stop will be Onyx factory where you will be informed about semi-precious volcanic stones of Turkey.Tour ends around 17:00 Duration: 6 hoursMeals included: • Lunch • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight in CappadociaDay 4: Private Transfer to Mt. NemrutStop At: Mount Nemrut, AdiyamanAfter breakfast at hotel, check out and drive to Adıyaman. Stop at Kahramanmaras for lunch and a taste of its famous ice cream.Upon arrival to Kahta, check in to hotel and take a rest. Duration: 10 hoursMeals included: • Lunch • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight in Kahta, AdıyamanDay 5: Sunrise at Mt. Nemrut & Arsemia Old City Stop At: Mount Nemrut, AdiyamanEarly morning drive to the summit of the mount Nemrut (one of the most popular UNESCO world cultural heritage sites), watching the sunset, be amazed by the colossal heads and statues of ancient deities, as you step into mythology. 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. Antiochus built the entire complex approximately 2000 years ago as a monument to his divine ancestry. Also definitely take time to visit the old castle, Arsemeia, cross over the still functioning Cendere Bridge (Septimius Severus bridge) dating all the way back to the 3rd century and Tumulus Tomb of Karakus. After visiting Nemrut and Arsemia we will drive to Sanliurfa and Harran. On the way to Sanlıurfa we will have a tea break at Ataturk Dam, which is the biggest dam in Middle east.Upon arrival, check in our hotel and take a rest. Duration: 8 hoursMeals included: • Lunch • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight in SanliurfaDay 6: Göbeklitepe & Abraham’s Cave TourStop At: Gobeklitepe, Sanliurfa, Sanliurfa ProvinceAfter breakfast, start exploring Sanliurfa. Urfa has been occupied since the Babylonians followed by the Hurrites, Hittites, Assyrians, Greeks. We will visit Urfa Archaeological Museum. This museum exhibit a huge collection, founded from Harran and Gobeklitepe Area. We will also visit the holy sites at the Ainzelha, a lake with millions of domesticated fish. While in Urfa we will visit the cave where the prophet Abraham was born. Then, walk through the local covered bazaar of Sanliurfa. Walk through the town to discover the many hidden treasures. We will have a delicious lunch with kebabs. After lunch we will visit nearby Harran and see the incredible beehive houses. Harran- according to the Bible- was the site where prophet Abraham spent a few years with his family before moving on to Israel, the Promised Land. There are exceptional photo opportunities in this area. In the afternoon you will see Gobeklitepe, a hilltop sanctuary erected on the highest point of an elongated mountain ridge some 15 km northeast of the town of Urfa. Gobeklitepe which is believed the first temple of the World. It was built roughly twelve thousand years ago, circa 10,000 BC.Duration: 6 hoursMeals included: • Lunch • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight in SanliurfaDay 7: Gaziantep & Zeugma Mosaic Museum & Flight back to İstanbul Stop At: Zeugma Mosaic Museum, Gaziantep, Gaziantep ProvinceAfter breakfast at hotel, check out and drive to Gaziantep. We will first visit Gaziantep Mosaic Museum. This museum exhibit superb mosaic discovered at the Roman site of Belkis-Zeugma before the Birecik Dam flooded most of the site. We will visit the old city castle which is located in the center of the city and copper bazaar. This bazaar is one of the most special and oldest bazaars in Turkey. You can find variety of copper handcrafts. We will also have the chance to taste famous baklava; a sweet pastry made of layers of filo filled with chopped nuts and sweetened and held together with syrup or honey (Baklava is originally from Gaziantep). After visiting the city, drive to airport for your evening flight back to İstanbul. Upon your arrival to İstanbul, we will meet you and transfer to your hotel. End of our servicesDuration: 8 hoursMeals included: • Lunch • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.

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Cultural Tour To Turkey

ItineraryDay 1: IstanbulStop At: Sultanahmet District, IstanbulArrive to Istanbul on your own. You will be greeted at the airport and transferred to your hotel. In the evening before dinner the tour guide will brief the group about upcoming tour details. After the briefing we will have a welcome dinner together followed by free time.Duration: 7 hoursMeals included: • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at Arena Hotel or smilarDay 2: IstanbulStop At: Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), IstanbulIstanbul. After breakfast we will do a walking tour in the Old City namely the Sultanahmet district. We will visit the Hippodrome, Topkapi Palace, Aya Sofia, Blue Mosque and the Basilica Cistern. Milonga is an option for the tango lovers in the Asian side of the town in the evening.Duration: 7 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight at Arena Hotel or smilarDay 3: IstanbulStop At: Kadikoy Istanbul Boga Meydani, IstanbulAfter breakfast explore the grand bazaar and spice market and then we will take the public ferry to Kadikoy, the cosmopolitan district at the Asian side of Istanbul. Spend free time in the historical market area to experience the local people’s popular place to stop, shop and mingle. You will take the ferry again to come back to the European side of Istanbul on your own. Milonga is an option for the tango lovers in the European side of the town in the evening.Duration: 7 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight at Arena Hotel or smilarDay 4: SanliurfaStop At: Gobeklitepe, Sanliurfa, Sanliurfa ProvinceWe will fly to Sanliurfa. All transportation will be arranged. Once in Sanliurfa, our private midibus will be waiting for us. We will first visit the ancient megalithic side of Gobekli Tepe that changed the history as we know it. Then we will explore Sanliurfa with our tour guide. This sacred city is the home town of the Prophet Abraham and we will see the cave where he was born along with many exciting landmarks. Free time in the evening.Duration: 7 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at El Ruha Hotel or smilarDay 5: SanliurfaStop At: Balikligol, Sanliurfa, Sanliurfa ProvinceAfter breakfast we will visit Sanliurfa Museum with our tour guide. Free time in the afternoon. We suggest to explore the bazaar.Duration: 7 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at El Ruha Hotel or smilarDay 6: GaziantepStop At: Zeugma Mosaic Museum, Gaziantep, Gaziantep ProvinceAfter breakfast we will visit Harran Village and then travel to Gaziantep by our bus. In Gaziantep we will visit the Mosaic Museum which is the largest of its kind in the world. We will also enjoy the Unesco recognized cuisine for lunch. Then will head to the old city and explore the alleyways of Gaziantep including the castle and the Food Museum. Overnight in Gaziantep.Duration: 7 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at Alibey Hotel or smilarDay 7: CappadociaStop At: Avanos Oren Yeri, Goreme, CappadociaAfter breakfast we will head to Cappadocia by bus. On our way we will cross the Taurus Mountain Range. Once in Cappadocia you will be amazed by this magical landscape. We will spend the night at a special Cappadocian hotel.Duration: 7 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at Sofa Hotel or smilarDay 8: CappadociaStop At: Pasabag, Urgup, CappadociaOptional Hot Air Balloon Tour: This is a breathtaking early bird program before breakfast. After breakfast we will explore the region: The Goreme Open Air Museum which was used as a monastery for centuries. We will marvel some of the best Byzantine frescoes there.Then we will visit Pasabag and Dervent with their unique rock formations followed by free time. We recommend a real Turkish Bath experience before dinner. Duration: 7 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at Sofa Hotel or smilarDay 9: CappadociaStop At: Goreme National Park, Goreme, CappadociaAfter breakfast we will head to Ihlara Valley where we will do a one hour walking tour in-between hidden cave churches. Then we will continue to Kaymakli Underground City which was a place for the locals to hide from the enemies. This one could hold 6000 people for 6 months without opening its gates. Then we will head back to our hotel. Duration: 7 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at sofa hotel or smilarDay 10: İzmir-SelçukStop At: Selcuk Efes Kent Bellegi-History Museum, Selcuk, Izmir Province, Turkish Aegean CoastWe will fly to Izmir and travel to Selcuk by bus. Free time and overnight stay in Selcuk. Duration: 7 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight at Saint John HotelDay 11: PamukkaleStop At: Pamukkale Thermal Pools, PamukkaleAfter breakfast we will visit Virgin Mary’s House and the ancient city of Ephesus. We will have our lunch in Sirince village founded by the Greeks. This little and very pretty town is famous for its fruit wine and Turkish pancake called Gozleme. After lunch we will travel to Pamukkale. Overnight in Pamukkale. Duration: 7 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at Tripolis Hotel or smilarDay 12: MarmarisStop At: Marmaris Marina, Marmaris, Marmaris District, Mugla Province, Turkish Aegean CoastAfter breakfast, we will visit the ancient city of Hierapolis, its cemetery, Necropolis and the white terraces of Pamukkale. After lunch we will travel to Marmaris by bus and again we will cross the Taurus Mountains. Once in Marmaris, we will board our gulet and take our cabinsDuration: 7 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight on GuletDay 13: MarmarisStop At: Marmaris Beach, Marmaris, Marmaris District, Mugla Province, Turkish Aegean CoastFull day sailing along the cost line of the Aegean Sea.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight on board GuletDay 14: Marmaris-IstanbulStop At: Sultanahmet District, IstanbulWe will return to Marmaris around 4:00pm and we will take a bus to Dalaman Airport. We will fly back to Istanbul in the evening. All transfers will be arranged. We will have our last dinner and last night together there. Duration: 7 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at Arena Hotel or smilarDay 15: Tour FinishesStop At: Sultanahmet District, IstanbulYou will be transferred to AirportDuration: 4 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.

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GOBEKLITEPE DAILY TOUR FROM ISTANBUL

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Sanliurfa Archeology and Mosaic Museum, Sanliurfa, Sanliurfa ProvinceEdessa, was always known as one of the most important Holy Sites of the World. You will travel to archeological dig at Gobeklitepe.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Gobeklitepe, Sanliurfa, Sanliurfa ProvinceGobeklitepe as known as “The World’s First Temple of Mankind” and its about 12.000 years before the day. Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Balikligol, Sanliurfa, Sanliurfa ProvincePools of Abraham and the Cave where local tradition says the Prophet Abraham was born. Also you have free time to visit local market.Duration: 1 hour

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14 Days Small Group Tour of Eastern Turkey

Day 01: Cappadocia Arrival (B)Fly to Cappadocia and transfer to hotel (not included). Overnight in Cappadocia.Day 02: Cappadocia (B L)After breakfast pick up from your hotel. You will visit Devrent Imagination Valley, Zelve Open Air Museum, Pasabaglari, Avanos, Uchisar Rock-Castle, Esentepe and Goreme Open Air Museum. Overnight in Cappadocia.Day 03: Cappadocia (B L)Kaymakli Underground City, Soganli Valley, Sobesos, Keslik Monastery and Mustafapasa. Overnight in Cappadocia. Day 04: Cappadocia - Gaziantep (B)After breakfast, depart for Gaziantep. Enjoy lunch at Maras. Visit Mosaic Museum then the old city castle and copper bazaar. Overnight in Gaziantep.Day 05: Gaziantep - Sanliurfa (B) Drive to Sanliurfa. Visit Urfa Archaeological Museum and holy sites at the Ainzelha Lake, prophet Abraham's birthplace and local covered bazaar. Overnight stay in Urfa.Day 06: Sanliurfa – Mt. Nemrut (B)Visit Harran and see beehive houses. Drive to Kahta. On the way, visit Gobeklitepe Temple. In the afternoon hike to Mt. Nemrut (UNESCO site), watch the sunset. Visit the old castle Arsemeia, Cendere Bridge and Tumulus Tomb of Karakus. Overnight in Adiyaman.Day 07: Adiyaman - Mardin (B)Departure to Mardin. Visit this old, historical city. Take in fantastic views of the Plain of Mesopotamia. Visit Forty Martyrs Church, Zinciriye Madrasah, Monastery of Deyr-az-Zaferan. Walk in its busy streets and bazaars, and admire the stonework all around the town. Overnight in Mardin.Day 08: Mardin - Tatvan (B)Drive to Hasankeyf, with stop at the beautiful little town of Midyat to see the Monastery and ancient houses. Then, depart to Tatvan, a small village by the Lake Van. Overnight in Tatvan.Day 09: Tatvan - Van (B)Drive to Van. Take a ferry across the lake to visit the finest Armenian architectural wonder of the Church of the Holy Cross on Akdamar Island. Step over to the huge Van Castle. Overnight in Van.Day 10: Van - Dogubeyazit (B)Drive to Dogubeyazit. We will visit Muradiye Waterfalls, we will also see Mt. Ararat from all sides, the IshakPasa Palace. Overnight in Kars.Day 11: Kars (B) Drive to the medieval Armenian City of Ani. Also visit the impressive Kars Castle and Holy Apostles Church. Overnight in Kars.Day 12: Kars - Erzurum (B)Drive to Erzurum. Visit the 12th century Medrese (a Seljukian School), an old market place where the local black stone is mounted. Overnight in Erzurum.Day 13: Erzurum - Trabzon (B)Drive to Trabzon. On the way we will visit Karaca Cave. A short hike through the forest, visit the Sumela Monastery, also known as the Monastery of the Virgin Mary. Overnight stay in Trabzon.Day 14:Trabzon–Istanbul (B)Visit the city of Trabzon and Hagia Sofia Church. After city tour transfer to Trabzon Airport and fly back home.

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