Gaziantep - Mosaic Museum
Gaziantep - Mosaic Museum
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Black Sea & Eastern Turkey Tours

Itinerary

This 9 day tour, starts and ends in Istanbul, Turkey.

2022 - 'Fire of Mesopotamia Tour'
9 - Day itinerary

Day 1
Wednesday

Istanbul

Welcome to Istanbul. After picking you up from the airport, we'll drop you off at your hotel for a free day in Istanbul to explore the city.

Overnight Istanbul
4 star
Day 2
Thursday

Istanbul Old City

Today's itinerary begins with a visit to the Topkapi Palace (including Hagia Irene), which was once the home of the Ottoman Empire's sultans. We continue with stops at the Blue Mosque, St. Sophia Museum, and Hippodrome.
On an optional, afternoon, 'Half day Bosphorus cruise', you can cruise between two continents on the stretch of water that separates Europe and Asia.

Overnight Istanbul
4 star
(B)
Day 3
Friday

Cappadocia, Goreme, Underground City

After breakfast, you fly to Cappadocia. As you arrive at the airport, your guide in Cappadocia awaits to show you the highlights of Cappadocia. To marvel at Cappadocia's lunar scenery, we'll visit the Goreme Valley Open Air Museum and the fairy chimneys, as well as tour the various levels of an underground city. Prepare your cameras because photo opportunities abound!
Don't miss tonight's optional Turkish folklore event, which will feature folklore and belly dancers... it'll be a night to remember!

Overnight Cappadocia
Boutique Cave
(B, D)
Day 4
Saturday

Cappadocia

There's more to explore in Cappadocia today. We'll visit Pigeon Valley and Red Valley today, then Cavusin Village, and finally Avanos Town, where we'll learn about hand-made pottery.

Overnight Cappadocia
Boutique Cave
(B, D)
Day 5
Sunday

Mt Nemrut, Karatay Caravansaray

Departing Cappadocia early in the morning we travel via the Tekir plateau to Adiyaman and Mt Nemrut. Along the way, we'll stop at the Seljuk Karatay Caravansaray. Then a brief stop in Pinarbasi for a cup of tea. We travel to Arsemia, the ancient capital of the Commagene Kingdom, via Adiyaman, where we see the ancient Severus (Cendere) Bridge and the Karakus Tumulus, where members of the royal family were interred. This evening, we'll travel to Mt Nemrut, where we'll climb the mountain, see the massive old rock statues, and watch the sunrise over the plateau. After the sunset, we return to Adiyaman.

Overnight Adiyaman
3 star
(B, D)
Day 6
Monday

Gobekli Tepe, Sanliurfa (Urfa), Harran

Today travelling to Sanliurfa, we stop to marvel at Turkey's largest dam, the Ataturk Dam, along the way. After a short break, we drive to Gobekli Tepe, which is claimed to be the world's oldest temple and predates Stonehenge by 6,000 years. Following that, we travel to Harran, a community of mud-brick "beehive" homes mentioned in Genesis and where Abraham lived his final years. We'll not only see the city walls of Harran, and also the oldest Islamic university and an eighteenth-century castle. On the way to Sanliurfa, where we'll stay, at the Mevlid-i Halil Mosque, you will have the opportunity to tour the Prophet Abraham Cave and the Pools of the Holy Carp.

Overnight Sanliurfa (Urfa)
4 star
(B, D)
Day 7
Tuesday

Gaziantep, Antakya

We leave Sanliurfa for Gaziantep to see the iconic 'Gypsy Girl' mosaic and visit the world's largest mosaic museum. Before the Birecik Dam inundated most of the site, the spectacular mosaics were unearthed from the Roman site of Belkis - Zeugma are now housed in this museum. Then we head to Hatay province to see the incredible Roman Titus tunnel. Hatay is an enthralling city with an enthralling history. The Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires, as well as Jews, Christians, and Muslims, all left their mark. Antakya, or biblical Antioch, Hatay's capital, offers an appealing lifestyle with its restaurants, cafes, and bars, as well as a culinary culture that draws gourmets from all over the world.

Overnight Antakya (Antioch)
Boutique
(B, D)
Day 8
Wednesday

Antakya, Tarsus

The day will begin after breakfast with a visit to the Church of St. Peter. Following that, we'll go to the amazing Hatay Archaeology Museum, which is known for its extensive collection of Roman and Byzantine Era mosaics. Take advantage of the opportunity to sample the delicious regional cuisine before we depart Hatay. We drive to Tarsus in the afternoon. Upon arrival, we'll take a walking tour through the narrow streets lined with restored old houses, stopping at the Well of Paul, St. Paul Church, and Cleopatra Gate.

Overnight Tarsus
Boutique
(B, D)
Day 9
Thursday

Erdemli, Istanbul

We drive to Erdemli after breakfast to see the Maiden's Castle. Then we'll see another natural wonder known as "Heaven and Hell." After you have visited this amazing gorge, we drop you off at Adana Airport. This tour includes a flight from Adana to Istanbul.

(B)
(B - Breakfast, L - Lunch, D - Dinner)
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Notes

Please Note :
1. Group Size : Minimum Group Size of 2. Maximum Group Size of 20.
2. Age : Minimum Age of 8. Whilst there is no Maximum Age set it is assumed the customer is fit enough to take part in the activity or tour. Health documents may be requested.
3. Single travellers are obliged to pay Single Supplement and will have the hotel room to themselves.
4. Domestic flight times may vary due to various circumstances
5. You will need to have your passport handy at check-in for any domestic flights
6. The flight from Adana to Istanbul arrives into Istanbul at 20:40
7. You may travel to anywhere in Turkey on the last day, instead of Istanbul, if you wish. Contact us for more details. An additional surcharge may apply depending on where you wish to fly to.
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Inclusions

Tour includes :-
  • Inbound Transfer - Istanbul
    Istanbul Airport (IST)
    Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW)
  • Professional English-speaking tour guide for the duration of the tour
  • Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking vehicle
  • Domestic flight between Istanbul and Cappadocia and transfers
  • Domestic flight between Adana and Istanbul
  • Tips except Driver and Guide
  • Entrance fees
  • 8 nights - accommodation.
    - 2 nights
    4 star
    Istanbul
    - 2 nights
    Boutique Cave
    Cappadocia
    - 1 night
    3 star
    Adiyaman
    - 1 night
    4 star
    Sanliurfa (Urfa)
    - 1 night
    Boutique
    Antakya (Antioch)
    - 1 night
    Boutique
    Tarsus
  • 8 Breakfasts, 6 Dinners
Tour does not include :-
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Highlights

  • Antakya - Church of St Peter
  • Arsemia
  • Cappadocia - Avanos - Pottery Village
  • Cappadocia - Kaymakli - Underground City
  • Cappadocia - Red Valley
  • Erdemli - Maiden’s Castle (Kizkalesi)
  • Göbekli Tepe
  • Göreme - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Hatay - Archaeology Museum
  • Istanbul - Hagia Irene (Aya İrini)
  • Istanbul - Old City - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Istanbul - Topkapi Palace
  • Karakuş Tumulus
  • Mt. Nemrut - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Sanliurfa (Urfa) - Mevlid-i Halil Mosque
  • Tarsus - Cleopatra Gate
  • Tarsus - Well of Paul
  • Antakya - Titus Tunnel
  • Ataturk Dam
  • Cappadocia - Çavuşin Village
  • Cappadocia - Pigeon Valley
  • Erdemli - Heaven and Hell (Cennet and Cehennem) Caves
  • Gaziantep - Mosaic Museum
  • Göreme - Open Air Museum
  • Harran - Beehive Houses
  • Istanbul - Blue Mosque
  • Istanbul - Hippodrome
  • Istanbul - St. Sophia Museum
  • Kahramanmaraş
  • Karatay Caravansaray
  • Sanliurfa (Urfa)
  • Severus (Cendere) Bridge
  • Tarsus - St Paul's Church
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Accommodation

This is intended to give an idea of the type of accommodation that may be expected. The actual hotels used for any given tour may change due to many reasons such as group size, availability, time of year, hotel standard has dropped or simply we found a better hotel. We update the website immediately if and when any changes take place. If and when we do change hotels it will be to a hotel of equal or higher standard and will be at no extra cost.

Where more than one hotel is shown for a given an overnight stop this means that one of those hotels will be used.

Turkey

Adiyaman
Euphrat Hotel Nemrut
Standard : 3 star
Address :-
Karadut Köyü
Nemrut Dağı
Adiyaman
Ph. :
+90 416 737 21 75
Euphrat Hotel Nemrut
Euphrat Hotel Nemrut
Euphrat Hotel Nemrut
Antakya (Antioch)
Sam Franss Boutique Hotel
Standard : Boutique
Address :-
Şehitler
Kurtuluş Cad. No:88
Antakya (Antioch)
Ph. :
+90 326 215 54 53
Sam Franss Boutique Hotel
Sam Franss Boutique Hotel
Sam Franss Boutique Hotel
Cappadocia
Gamirasu Hotel
Standard : Boutique Cave
Address :-
Ayvali Koyu
Ürgüp
Cappadocia
Ph. :
+90 (0384) 354 5815
Gamirasu Hotel
Gamirasu Hotel
Gamirasu Hotel
Istanbul
Port Bosphorus Hotel
Standard : 4 star
Address :-
Kılıçali Paşa Mah
Meclis-i Mebusan Cd. No:13
Karaköy
Istanbul
Ph. :
+90 (212) 247 00 00
Port Bosphorus Hotel
Port Bosphorus Hotel
Port Bosphorus Hotel
Sanliurfa (Urfa)
Hotel Harran
Standard : 4 star
Address :-
Kamberiye
Atatürk Bulvari
Merkez/Haliliye
Sanliurfa
Sanliurfa (Urfa)
Ph. :
+90 (414) 313 28 60
Hotel Harran
Hotel Harran
Tarsus
Elif Hatun Konagi
Standard : Boutique
Address :-
Şehitkerim Mah. 3416
Sk. No: 28
Tarsus
Ph. :
+90 324 666 00 03
Elif Hatun Konagi
Elif Hatun Konagi
Elif Hatun Konagi
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Prices

Prices
per person in twin share accommodation
From
To
Currency:- USD
Cost
S.S.
Single Supplement explanation
01 Jun 2022
31 Dec 2022
1,485.00
384.00
01 Apr 2023
31 Oct 2023
1,485.00
494.00
Deposit Option available for Fire of Mesopotamia Tour :
 
Booked between
Departing
Deposit
01 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2025
01 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2025
$ 250.00
Child Discounts available for Fire of Mesopotamia Tour :
 
Departing between
From Age
To Age
Discount
01 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2025
8
12
25.00 %
* Conditions apply. Please refer to the 'Child Discount Rates' section of our Terms and Conditions.

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