6 Days Wonderful Eastern Turkey Tours

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  • 6 Days
  • Nemrut, Diyarbakır, Urfa, Midyat, İstanbul
Tour Details

Eastern Turkey is like a vast national park, with vast landscapes and dramatic, austere scenery. Summer is the best time to visit, as the region is high and mountainous, thaws late, and snows early. While the Mediterranean resort city of Antalya sinks into the sticky summer heat, the weather in Erzurum is dry and pleasant. (If you come in winter, come for the skiing.) Come for the scenery, the many stunning archaeological sites, the architecture of the region’s historic buildings and to get a sense of how it was lived in an earlier time.

Price Includes

  • All the Internal Transports (starting from Istanbul and finishing to Istanbul)
  • Transfers from Hotel to Airport/Vice Versa
  • Accomodation in Hotels 5 Nights
  • Entrance Fees and Tickets for all the Sites and Museums Visited
  • Expert English-Speaking Tourist Guide for all the Sites Visited

Price Excludes

  • Personal Expenses
  • Drinks at the Lunches
  • Dinners
  • Lunches
  • Optional Tour
Itinerary

Day 1Mount Nemrut

Nemrut is also known as the Land of the Gods. Mount Nemrut is one of Turkey’s most spectacular landmarks: an artificial mountain peak surrounded by two huge temples filled with colossal statues. You will be picked up from your hotel and transferred to Istanbul Airport for your flight to Adiyaman.

Upon arrival you will be accommodated in a hotel (Kahta-15km) where you will have lunch and at 14:00 you will be picked up for a tour to visit Tumullus, karakush, the tomb of four queens dating from the 1st century BC. Roman (Cendere) Bridge from the 2nd century AD, Eskia Kahta Castle, Arsameia ruin site, 250 BC Commagene, ian summer capital and UNESCO World Heritage Monument, and finally you will enjoy the beautiful sunset at the Throne of the Gods. After the tour, you will be transferred to your hotel in Kahta where you will stay overnight.

Day 2Diyarbakir

Diyarbakır is a city of history and unique culture, home to countless civilizations encompassing a wide variety of cultures. Upon arrival in Diyarbakir, you will meet your guide and visit the Tigris Bridge over the Euphrates, the third longest suspension bridge in Turkey (10-eyed bridge), the tallest city walls in the world, and the second longest city walls after the Chaina wall, the Grand Mosque, the Sheikh Mutahhar Mosque (four-legged mosque), the Church of St. George (4th century AD), the Artuqid Khan, the Ardabil Pavilion (800 years old, half a mile outside the city, overlooking the entire delta). century), Artuqid Khan, Ardabil Pavilion (800 years old, half a mile outside the city, overlooking the entire delta), Surp Giregos (Armenian) Church, Mar Petyun (Chaldean Catholic) Church, Ancient Virgin Mary Church (Assyrian) and Hasanpasa Meyhanesi. You will then visit Midyat, the homeland of homemade silver, and spend the night in Midyat.

Day 3Mardin

Mardin is the ancient city of beliefs and languages and is famous for its stonework and architecture of glorious mosques, churches, monasteries, and madrasahs, Mardin has grown as a point of attraction for many visitors. Built by the Mardin Plains, also known as the Mesopotamian Plains, the city is made of handmade houses carved carefully and in incredible detail into the local yellowish stones. With your tour guide, you will visit Deyrüzzaferân Monastery, old Erdoba Houses, Kasimiye Medrese, and old Mardin Bazaar. Continue with the tour in the late afternoon you will leave for DARA Antique City, water tunnels, underground water cistern, cave graves, and roman Necropolis.

Day 4Urfa

On the fourth day, you will visit Urfa, home to the oldest mausoleum in the world. Urfa has maintained its strategic importance as a gateway and passage of civilizations due to its proximity to water and trade routes. As the oldest site of ancient religions for both polytheistic and monotheistic civilizations, Urfa is inevitable for our guests interested in the history of religion. Your tour will start with your guide visiting all the interesting sites of the mystical city of Mesopotamia, taking us to Urfa Castle, Fish Lake, monasteries, marketplace, mosques, churches, and local restaurants where we will enjoy the unique flavors and music of the region. At the end of the day, you will be dropped off at your hotel.

Day 5Antep

On the fifth day of your journey, you will be transferred to Gaziantep. Upon arrival, you will meet your tour guide and driver. You will visit the castle by the lake (Greek Kalezerrin castle) and the partially submerged amulets, schools, and houses, as well as a boat trip on the Euphrates in the Halfeti district. The tour will continue with a short visit to the Bald Ibis Birds by the Euprathes River in Birecik district, Zeugma-Belkız by the Euprathes.

Then you will see the Mosaic Museum in Gaziantep, the castle, the janitor’s bazaar, old inns, shops, houses, and the spice bazaar. The day’s tour will end here and you will be transferred to your hotel where you will spend the night in Gaziantep.

Day 6

On the sixth day, your journey will end and you will be transferred from your hotel to Istanbul Airport. When you arrive at Istanbul Airport, you will meet your driver who will take you to your hotel and our service will end here.

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