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.
After breakfast, we will drive towards the ancient city of Zeugma where wonderful 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.
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 Kurdish, Yezidi, Christian and Syrian cultures.
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 Forty Martyrs Church, walk through the bazaar and Ulu Camii. In the afternoon you wil be transferred to the airport for your onward flight.