Day 1 (Flight to Sanliurfa, visit Gobeklitepe, Sanliurfa & Harran, lunch included)
With an early pick-up from your hotel in Istanbul, we will drive you to Istanbul Airport for a flight to Sanliurfa Airport. When you land, our guide and driver will be ready to meet you at the exit gate with a sign bearing your name.
After a short drive, we will visit Sanliurfa center. The Old Testament prophets Jethro, Job, Elijah, and Abraham all lived in this city. The region was also home to Prophet Moses working as a shepherd for seven years in the region before returning to Egypt. That's why, the city is known as 'The City of Prophets'. We will visit the Pool of Prophet Abraham. It is believed that Prophet Abraham did not follow the religion of Nimrod and therefore he was thrown into the fire by Nimrod to kill. As Abraham is a follower of God, he was not killed by the fire. The fire was converted into the water and the firewood became the carps that you can see in the pool. We will also have a walk through the streets which have a great harmony of different cultures and ethnic groups.
We will drive to Harran about 1 hour. Harran is where Prophet Abraham lived for a while. Despite the fact that it is situated in a dry, barren plain, Harran has managed to stay alive for 5000 years. The commerce from Anatolia to Mesopotamia and from Mesopotamia back again provided welfare and an immutable culture for thousands of years through Harran and ensured its survival. Harran is famous for it's adobe houses (bee-hive houses), castle and the university building from 08th century. Harran has been on the UNESCO Tentative List since 2000.
After this visit, we will drive about 30 minutes to get to one of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Turkey: Gobeklitepe. Gobekli Tepe is the earliest known evidence of monumental human-made architecture so far. The site has been proved by the scientists that it is the oldest temple in the world from 11,500 years ago. The site features a large number of limestone pillars, many decorated with the stylized image of a T, and archaeoastronomers believe these also served an astronomically aligned function, as well. After this amazing visit we will drive to back to Sanliurfa Airport for the flight back to Istanbul. After your arrival at the airport, our driver will meet you at the airport and drive you to your hotel in Istanbul.
The rate list for this private tour will be as:
1 Person : 620 Euro
2 people : 375 Euro per person
3 people : 295 Euro per person
4 people : 260 Euro per person
5 people : 230 Euro per person
6 people : 210 Euro per person
Please send us an email to get more information and make your booking. We will reply your request the latest in 24 hours.
Duration: 1 Day
Visited Places: Gobeklitepe, Sanliurfa & Harran
Guaranteed Departure Days: Between April and November
Type of the Tour: PRIVATE TOUR
• Transfer to Istanbul Airport
• Flight to Sanliurfa
• Visit Gobeklitepe, Sanliurfa and Harran
• Transfer to Sanliurfa Airport
• Flight back to Istanbul
• Transfer to your hotel
Round-trip flight tickets
Professionally-licensed and experienced English speaking guides (All of our guides graduate from 4-year university course to be a tour guide. You will have one guide for the entire trip.)
All admission fees to museums on the itinerary
Private Airport Transfers
Service Charges and taxes
Personal expenses during the tour
Optional tips to the drivers and guides
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After we receive your deposit, we will confirm your reservation and send you a travel voucher within 3-5 business days. You may pay the remaining balance before or after the trip in our agency's office. In our office, we accept all major currencies for cash payments, as well as Visa or MasterCard.
Below is the general guideline for our cancellation policy if your agent does not mention otherwise:
Cancellation Policy for this tour:
If you cancel 7 days before check-in date, there will be no cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 7 to 4 days, we will charge 30% cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 4 days to 2 days, we will charge 50% cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 Days to the Tour Date, we will charge 100% cancellation fee.
There will not be any refunds on “no shows”.