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‘Jewels of Eastern Turkey Tour’
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SUMMARY: Experience the magic of Turkey with English speaking local guides, who will transport you into an adventure you will never forget. Breath-taking natural beauty, magnificent historic sites, exciting fully guided tours which will enrich your understanding and appreciation of this inspirational country and its culture.
Tour includes: –
Four nights – accommodation.
One night Gaziantep Hotel to be advised
One night Sanliurfa (Urfa) Hotel to be advised
Two night Mardin Hotel to be advised
Ancient City of Zeugma
Forty Martyrs Church
5- Day Tour Itinerary
Day 1: Gaziantep
Upon arrival to Gaziantep Airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Today you will be exploring the capital of Turkish cuisine; every corner has a different delicacy to taste. We will also visit the Mosaic Museum where you can see incredibly well-preserved highlights including the poignant Gypsy Girl and the Birth of Venus mosaics.
Overnight Gaziantep Hotel to be advised
Day 2: Gaziantep, Euphrates, Sanliurfa
After breakfast, we will drive towards the ancient city of Zeugma where beautiful examples of mosaics are to be discovered. Then we will drive towards the Euphrates river, and reach to a hidden treasure Halfeti on the banks of the Euphrates. Here we will take a boat trip to Rumkale before heading to Sanliurfa.
Overnight Sanliurfa (Urfa) Hotel to be advised(B)
Day 3: Gobekli Tepe, Mardin
Today we drive northeast to Gobekli Tepe, recently designated a UNESCO World Heritage site, it is thought to be the world’s first place of worship. The circle of Neolithic megaliths is estimated to date from 10,000 BC, around 7000 years before Stonehenge. Afterwards, we drive towards to Mardin, a melting pot of Arabic, Turkish, Kurdish, Yezidi, Christian and Syrian cultures.
Overnight Mardin Hotel to be advised(B)
Day 4: Mardin
Today we will explore the highly addictive and unmissable Mardin. Minarets emerge from a baked brown labyrinth of meandering lanes, a castle dominates the old city, and stone houses cascade down the hillside above the Mesopotamian plains. We will visit the Forty Martyrs Church, walk through the bazaar and Ulu Camii. In the afternoon you will be free to have your own time.
After Breakfast In the afternoon, you will be transferred to the airport for your onward flight.
This tour is an ‘On Demand’ tour. This means it doesn’t have fixed departure dates, can depart any day within the season, except where otherwise stated.
Where the product includes accommodation, single travellers must pay Single Supplement (S.S.).