Explore Eastern Turkey: Gobekli Tepe & Mt. Nemrut Adventure (stop over in Istanbul)

Explore Eastern Turkey: Gobekli Tepe & Mt. Nemrut Adventure (stop over in Istanbul)

Prices from £1,798 per person

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Göbekli Tepe, located in southeastern Turkey, is an ancient archaeological marvel that has rewritten history books.

Immerse yourself in the region's mesmerizing landscapes and delve into its rich historical tapestry. Discover iconic destinations like Mt. Nemrut, Gobekli Tepe, Urfa, and Gaziantep, renowned for their authentic Turkish cuisine.

Day 1: Departure from UK to Istanbul

Fly to Istanbul and meet our English-speaking representative at Istanbul airport for a private transfer to your selected hotel.

Day 2 - 3: Istanbul Exploration

Choose to explore the city independently or book a sightseeing tour through in advance. Please click here to  see all  optional Istanbul Tours here> 
f you choose to explore the city on your own phase, don’t forget to visit the most important popular sites of Istanbul, including St Sophia Museum (mosque), Byzantine Hippodrome, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, Dolmabahce Palace and Grand Bazaar. On your second day, you should book a local Bosphorus Cruise and sail between 2 continents, on your right-side Asia and on your left side Europe. Enjoy your overnight stay in Istanbul. 

Day 4 - Exploring Mt. Nemrut, Adiyaman

Pick up from your hotel and private transfer to Istanbul Airport to fly to Adiyaman. Unveiling Ancient Wonders Embark on a captivating journey as we set off for Adiyaman today as escorted tour with professional guide. Our exploration begins with a visit to the Karakus Tumulus, an archaeological marvel shrouded in history. We'll then cross the magnificent Severus (Cendere) Bridge and delve into the ancient mysteries of Arsemia. But the day's highlight awaits us at Mt. Nemrut, where we'll witness the breathtaking sunset. Atop Mount Nemrut, we'll marvel at the Tombs of the Commagene Kingdom and the Colossal Statues of Gods. Our ascent to the Tumulus of Antiochos, the capital of Kommagene, will culminate in a mesmerizing sunset view. It's astonishing to think that this ancient funerary monument atop Mt. Nemrut was lost to memory for nearly 2000 years. Overnight in Kahta, where a delightful dinner awaits. (B,D)

Day 5: Göbeklitepe (rewriting the history books), Harran, Sanliurfa 

Unearthing the Past Following a hearty breakfast, we venture to Sanliurfa (Urfa) via the Ataturk Dam, an engineering marvel. Our next stop is Göbekli Tepe, an archaeological treasure trove rewriting the history books. Here, you'll encounter the remains of the earliest religious structures ever discovered, dating back 11,000-13,000 years and pre-dating pottery, writing, Stonehenge, and even the Pyramids! Discover the unique Mud-Brick houses in Harran and explore the ancient city walls. In the afternoon, we return to Urfa to visit the Holy Pools of Abraham and the cave believed to be the birthplace of the Prophet Abraham. Overnight in Sanliurfa, with a delectable dinner to savor. (B,D)

Day 6: Gaziantep, Zeugma Museum 

Unveiling Lost Treasures Today, we journey to Gaziantep to uncover hidden treasures. Our first stop is the awe-inspiring Zeugma Mosaic Museum, home to mosaics retrieved from the submerged city of Zeugma. These intricate artworks offer a glimpse into the past like no other. After our visit, we'll transfer to our hotel in Gaziantep.

Day 7: Farewell - Return Home

Cherishing Memories Our remarkable journey comes to a close today. We'll pick you up from your hotel and transfer you to the airport for your departure. As you bid farewell to this captivating region, carry with you the memories of ancient wonders and archaeological marvels.

Join us on this extraordinary journey, where history comes to life at every turn, and the mysteries of the past are unveiled before your eyes.

Departure Dates: This is a flexible escorted tour on dailly basis,  that can be tailored to your preferences.

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Prices PP from  1 Nov- 31 Mar Apr, May, Oct  Jun, Sep          Jul, Aug 
Explore Eastern Turkey: 2 People
                                       4 People  


£2,330                  £2,398

£1,998                  £2,072 

Departure Dates:
All year around on dailly basis - as it is private escorted tour.

Price Includes:

  • Return flights, internal flights
  • 3 nights 4* BB Hotel in Istanbul
  • Knowledgeable English-speaking tour guide throughout the trip
  • Comfortable transportation in a fully-conditioned, non-smoking vehicle
  • Tips (except for driver and guide)
  • Entrance fees to all attractions
  • 3 nights of comfortable accommodation
  • 2 delicious breakfasts and 2 delightful dinners

Prices do not include: 

  • Optional activities not included in the itinerary
  • Tips for the driver and guide
  • Mandatory travel insurance

Flights info: 
The package prices mentioned include return flights with Turkish Airlines, but please be aware that prices may vary based on departure airports and flight schedules. We can accommodate your preferences by booking flights from any airport upon request.

Additionally, we want to assure you that all components of this package holiday, encompassing flights, accommodations, transfers, and tours, are safeguarded by our ATOL license. Rest assured, your financial investment is fully protected, ensuring 100% peace of mind.

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