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

Itinerary

This 5 day tour, starts and ends in Cappadocia, Turkey.

2022 - 'Legendary Lands Tour'
5 - Day itinerary

Day 1
Sunday

Mt Nemrut, Karatay Caravansaray

Departure in the morning from Cappadocia, we we cross the Tekir plateau towards Adiyaman and Mt Nemrut. Along the way our first stop will be the Seljuk Karatay Caravansaray. The next stop will be Pinarbasi for a short tea break. From here we pass through Adiyaman and visit Arsemia, once the capital of the Commagene Kingdom, before continuing to the ancient Severus (Cendere) Bridge and the Karakus Tumulus where members of the royal family were buried. This evening we will go to Mt Nemrut, ascend the mountain, watch the magical sunrise over the plateau, and visit the massive ancient rock statues. After the sunset we return to Adiyaman.

Overnight Adiyaman
3 star
(D)
Day 2
Monday

Gobekli Tepe, Sanliurfa, Harran

Today we drive to Sanliurfa, visiting Ataturk Dam, Turkey's largest, along. After short break we drive to Gobekli Tepe, predating Stonehenge by some 6,000 years, some believe it is the site of the world's oldest temple. We then visit the Harran, a village of Mud-Brick "beehive" houses mentioned in the book of Genesis where Abraham spend last years of his life. we will visit the ruins of Harran including city walls, oldest Islamic university and the castle dated to eighteen century. We then drive back to Sanliurfa where we will stay and you will have chance to see Mevlid-i Halil Mosque, where you can see the Prophet Abraham Cave and the Pools of the Holy Carp surrounding it, then wander around oriental covered bazaar.

Overnight Sanliurfa (Urfa)
4 star
(B, D)
Day 3
Tuesday

Gaziantep

Departure from Sanliurfa for Gaziantep where you can see the famous Mosaic Museum, the largest in the world and home to the famous 'Gypsy Girl' mosaic. This museum exhibits superb mosaics discovered at the roman site of Belkis - Zeugma before Birecik Dam flooded most of the site.
Then we continue to the province of Hatay we see the amazing Roman Titus tunnel. Hatay has a very interesting history. Jews, Christians, and Muslims have left their mark here and there are remnants from the Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman empires. The capital of Hatay, Antakya, or the biblical Antioch, has an attractive lifestyle with its restaurants, cafes, bars and its culinary culture which attracts gourmets from far and wide.

Overnight Antakya (Antioch)
Boutique
(B, D)
Day 4
Wednesday

Antakya, Tarsus

After breakfast, the day will start with the visit to the Church of St. Peter. Next, we will visit amazing Hatay Archaeology Museum famous for its extensive collection of Roman and Byzantine Era mosaics. Before we leave Hatay, take the chance to taste the regional delicious cuisine.
In the afternoon we drive to Tarsus. Upon arrival, we'll have walking tour in between the narrow streets where the restored old houses are located side by side, we visit the Well of Paul, St. Paul Church and Cleopatra Gate.

Overnight Tarsus
Boutique
(B, D)
Day 5
Thursday

Erdemli, Adana

After breakfast, we drive to Erdemli to see the Maiden's Castle. Then we will visit another wonder of nature known as "Heaven and Hell". After visiting this amazing gorge, we will drive to Adana Airport and our tour concludes.

(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. This tour starts on Day 1 with pick up from your Cappadocia hotel pick-up between 7 - 7.30 a.m.
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Inclusions

Tour includes :-
  • Professional English-speaking tour guide for the duration of the tour
  • Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking vehicle
  • Tips except Driver and Guide
  • Entrance fees
  • 4 nights - accommodation.
    - 1 night
    3 star
    Adiyaman
    - 1 night
    4 star
    Sanliurfa (Urfa)
    - 1 night
    Boutique
    Antakya (Antioch)
    - 1 night
    Boutique
    Tarsus
  • 4 Breakfasts, 4 Dinners
Tour does not include :-
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Highlights

  • Antakya - Church of St Peter
  • Antakya (Antioch)
  • Ataturk Dam
  • Erdemli - Maiden’s Castle (Kizkalesi)
  • Göbekli Tepe
  • Kahramanmaraş
  • Mt. Nemrut - Ancient Site
  • Sanliurfa (Urfa) - Mevlid-i Halil Mosque
  • Tarsus - Cleopatra Gate
  • Tarsus - Well of Paul
  • Antakya - Titus Tunnel
  • Arsemia
  • Erdemli - Heaven and Hell (Cennet and Cehennem) Caves
  • Gaziantep - Mosaic Museum
  • Harran - Beehive Houses
  • Karakuş Tumulus
  • 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
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 Apr 2022
31 Oct 2022
715.00
220.00
01 Apr 2023
31 Oct 2023
825.00
274.00
Deposit Option available for Legendary Lands Tour :
 
Booked between
Departing
Deposit
01 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2025
01 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2025
$ 250.00
Child Discounts available for Legendary Lands 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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