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Gobekli Tepe enclosures

Gobekli Tepe

Explore the mysteries of the Ancient Mesopotamia- cradle of civilization and the world’s oldest locations ever to be excavated. 

2 day tour to Gobekli Tepe from Istanbul, Izmir or Ankara

Private tour   

All year round

Prices:

1 person trip - $1490(USD)

2 person trip - $1840(USD)

3 + persons please contact us 

  • Transfers and return domestic flights to Sanliurfa

  • Gobekli Tepe

  • Sanliurfa Archaeology Museum

  • Haleplibahce Mosaic Museum

  • Kizilkoyun Necropolis

  • Boat tour (Roman Castle, Caves, and Savasan Village)

  • Harran Beehive houses 

  • The Pool and Cave of Abraham

  • Sanliurfa Historical Bazaar

  • Overnight stay at hotel in Urfa

Day 1

Travel with ease from Istanbul, Izmir or Ankara and explore mysterious Gobekli Tepe!

Early pick up from your hotel or address in Istanbul, Izmir or Ankara you will board a domestic flight to Sanliurfa Airport where you will meet your guide and start to explore fascinating ancient sites.

Visit to Sanliurfa Archaeological Museum with its unmissable collection of archaeological artefacts stretching from the Neolithic to the times of Crusader Edessa, including many artefacts from Gobekli Tepe, such as ‘Urfa Man’, regarded as the world’s oldest statue.

Museum houses a replica of the Enclosure D of Gobekli Tepe, and the cult site, referred to as Nevali Cori, which was submerged by the Ataturk Dam and moved into this museum with its original stones.

Haleplibahce Mosaic Museum is reconstructed in-situ on the Ancient Roman Villa with beautiful mosaics found on the ground dating back to 3rd and 4th centuries AD. The museum is also famous for the Mosaic Orpheus, illegally taken abroad and returned to Sanliurfa, its home, in 2015. Many of the mosaics uncovered around Sanliurfa are also exhibited in this museum.

The newly excavated tombs of the Kizilkoyun Necropolis dated between 2nd and 4th century AD. Over 61 excavated tombs were formed by carving into the bedrock

limestone.

Gobekli Tepe - one of the world's most important archaeological sites. Dating back as far as 12,000 years ago, it was built prior records of writing or pottery, and is believed to be the world's oldest ritual complex. Don't miss the opportunity to visit this fascinating site which is causing archaeologists to rethink their vision of early human history.

You will visit Abraham’s cave, the birthplace of the prophet Abraham, and the Pool of Prophet Abraham which is believed to be the place where Prophet Abraham was thrown into the fire by Nimrod.

There will be free time for lunch and your guide will suggest best places to try some local foods.

After you will be transferred to your hotel in Urfa.

Day 2

Relax and cruise your private boat on Euphrates

Lively bazaar of Urfa is surely not to be missed; you will find stalls selling everything from sheepskins to jeans and colorful local scarves. You can also see some ancient workshops and craftsmen you cannot see in another places.

Harran is today known more for its unusual “beehive” adobe houses- design unchanged for thousands of years. Their design and construction makes them noticeably cooler inside.

Harran is a place where Abraham the Prophet spent several years. It used to be known as Helenopolis that was burned and destroyed by Mongolian invaders in 1260.

Included among the archaeological finds are those of the oldest Islamic university, city walls dating from the first and second century, six gates and a citadel.

Later head to Halfeti to take your own private boat and cruise one of the significant rivers of ancient Mesopotamia- river Euphrates.

Relax and unwind while enjoying sights of Roman Castle, Caves, and Savasan Village.

After the tour you will be transferred to Sanliurfa Airport for your flight back.

Gobekli Tepe
Pillar 43 Gobekli Tepe
Gobekli Tepe enclosures
Artefacts Sanliurfa Museum
Pool of Abraham_ Balikligol
Sanliurfa Mosaic Museum
Kizilkoyun Necropolis
Submerged town of Halfeti
Boats on river Euphrates
I heart Halfeti
Turkish Tea at Old Halfeti
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Beehive houses

 

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • Pick up from your hotel/ local address and transfer to Istanbul, Izmir or Ankara airport

  • Domestic return flight to Sanliurfa and meet at the airport with your guide

  • Professional Tourist Guide (licensed by Ministry Of Culture And Tourism)

  • Private Transportation in a car/van with A/C.

  • Entrance fees to sites

  • Private boat trip

  • Overnight stay in hotel in Urfa with breakfast

  • Drop off at Sanliurfa airport, transfer from Istanbul, Izmir or Ankara airport to your hotel/ local address

 

WHAT’S EXTRA

  • Personal Expenses 

  • Food, Drinks, Snacks

  • Travel insurance

 

TOUR DURATION

2 days, 1 night

Sequence of sites visited are subject to change.

 

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