Mount Nemrut-Gobeklitepe-Diyarbakir-Mardin Tour from Istanbul (4 Days – 3 Nights)

Day 1 (Flight to Gaziantep, visit the city, lunch and dinner included)

With an early pick-up from your hotel in Istanbul, we will drive you to Istanbul Airport for a flight to Gaziantep 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 reach world-wide famous Zeugma Mosaic Museum there. The Gaziantep Mosaic Museum has Turkey's finest fully protected mosaics. The museum has beautiful mosaics from Zeugma Ancient City. Zeugma is in the Tentative List of UNESCO since 2021. These mosaics are a 2000 years old and unique in design, colour and perfection. Besides this 1450 m² of mosaics, there are also 140 m² of frescoes, 4 Roman fountains, 20 columns, 4 limestone sculptures, bronze statue of Mars, grave steles, and sarcophagi.

After lunch, we'll also see the ancient city castle, copper market, and baklava shop(Baklava originates from Gaziantep). We will then drive about 1,5 hours to get to Sanliurfa. Overnight accommodation in Sanliurfa..

Day 2 ( Visit Sanliurfa, Harran and Gobeklitepe, breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

After having breakfast at the hotel, 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 about 3 hours to get to Kahta.. Overnight accommodation in Kahta.

Day 3 (Visit Mount Nemrut and drive to Diyarbakir, breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

We will wake-up quite early this morning around 03:30am to climb up to the summit of Mount Nemrut. We will hike up to summit about 30 minutes after arriving to the entrance of the national park. We will see one of the best sunrises in the world along with the statues of gods and kings. Mount Nemrut has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987. We will then drive down from the mount to see Arsemia Ancient city, Cendere Bridge and Karakus Tumulus. The Arsameia Ancient City is on steep cliffs and the structures here are reached by a pathway used as a ceremonial road. On this path there are relief stelae, rock-carved monuments, the largest inscription in Turkey, the tunnel structure, and remnants of architectural sites at its peak. The Cendere Bridge was built in the first years of the third century after Septimius Severus defeated Parthians. The Karakus Tumulus is a funerary monument of the Commagene Royal Family. After these visits, we will get to the hotel for the breakfast.

After breakfast at the hotel, we will drive about 2,5 hours to Diyarbakir to visit this amazing city. The Diyarbakir Walls are the widest and longest complete defensive walls in the world, after only the Great Wall of China. We will also visit The Great Mosque of Diyarbakır which is the oldest and one of the most significant mosques in Anatolia. The Diyarbakir Fortress and Hevsel Gardens were declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2015. After lunch and entire afternoon in Diyarbakir, we will drive another 1 hour to get to Mardin where we are going to stay overnight.

Day 4 (Visit Mardin and flight back to Istanbul, breakfast and lunch included)

After having a Mesopotamian breakfast at our hotel, we will start discovering Mardin. Mardin is a very special, multi-etnical city located on a hill in the Mesopotamia region, overlooking its plains. Since it lies along major trade routes, ancient civilizations have continually conquered and ruled the town to make it part of their empire. The city was ruled by the Hurri-Mitani, Hittites, Surs, Babylonians, Persians, Romans, Arabs and the Seljuks respectively. The Artuklu Kingdom established their Mardin branch and made it flourish during this time.

We will visit several important historic buildings such as Kasimiye Madrasah, Zinciriye Madrasah and Grand Mosque. We will also visit Dayrul-Zeferan Monastery which is still an active Syriac Christian Monastery dating back to 08th century.

After visiting Mardin and having lunch, we will drive to Mardin 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 : 4100 Euro

2 people : 2250 Euro per person in double room

3 people : 1660 Euro per person in triple room

4 people : 1410 Euro per person in double rooms

5 people : 1230 Euro per person in 1 double + 1 triple room

6 people : 1130 Euro per person in double rooms

The hotel list in this package will be as:

Adiyaman : Park Dedeman Hotel or Ramada Adiyaman Hotel on Half-Board Basis (breakfast and dinner)

Sanliurfa : El-Ruha Hotel or Hanehan on Half-Board basis (breakfast and dinner)

Mardin : Zinciriye Hotel or Artuklu Kervansaray Hotel

Please send us an email to get more information and make your booking. We will reply your request the latest in 24 hours.

Duration: 4 Days, 3 Nights

Transportation: Private

Visited Places: Mount Nemrut, Gobeklitepe, Sanliurfa, Gaziantep, Diyarbakir and Mardin

Guaranteed Departure Days: Between April and November

Type of the Tour: PRIVATE TOUR

Day 1

• Transfer to Istanbul Airport

• Flight to Gaziantep

• Visit Gaziantep Mosaic Museum

• Drive to Sanliurfa

• Overnight accommodation in Sanliurfa

Day 2

• Visit Gobeklitepe, Sanliurfa and Harran

• Overnight accommodation in Kahta

Day 3

• Visit Mount Nemrut

• Drive to Diyarbakir

• Visit Diyarbakir Walls and Great Mosque

• Drive to Mardin

• Overnight accommodation in Mardin

Day 4

• Visit Mardin

• Transfer to Mardin Airport

• Flight back to Istanbul

• Transfer to your hotel

Included Services

 Round-trip flight tickets

 Hotel accommodations with breakfasts

 Service charges and taxes

 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



 Parking fees

 Service Charges and taxes

Excluded Services

 Personal expenses during the tour


 Optional tips to the drivers and guides

General Policy of Booking Process

When you contact us about the trip, we'll provide you with an itinerary based on the current "real-time" availability. The tour's availability might change until your payment is received through our secure form. When we accept your reservation; all rates and program are guaranteed.

When you made your reservations with our travel agent, we'll need a 30% deposit to finalize everything. We provide a 256-bit SSL encrypted form on our website that you may use to securely submit your credit card information. 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”.