This 4 day tour starts in Gaziantep, Turkey and ends in Mardin, Turkey. Highlights include :- Gaziantep Mosaic Museum - Göbekli Tepe (UNESCO Heritage site) - Bazaar - Forty Martyrs Church - Ulu Camii - Rumkale Fortress - Zeugma (Belkis)
You will be met upon arrival Gaziantep Airport. 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. Afterwards your hotel check in.
After breakfast, we will drive towards the ancient city of Zeugma, present day Belkis, where wonderful examples of mosaics were discovered. Then we will drive towards the Euphrates river, and reach to a hidden treasure Halfeti from where we will take a boat trip to Rumkale Fortress before heading to Sanliurfa.
Today we drive northeast to Gobekli Tepe, a recently designated a UNESCO World Heritage site, which 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 7,000 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 Mardin Airport and end of tour.