*** GOBEKLITEPE ***
– Excavation area that shook the archeologist!
– Zero point of known history.
Zero point of known history timeline has changed after the discovery of Gobeklitepe in Sanliurfa City. Visit Harran, Archeology Museum, Pool of Abraham.
An important Mesopotamian border city of Turkey,Sanlıurfa and its surroundings will amaze you! Father of Abrahamic religions Prophet Abraham threw fire in this city where fire turns to a beautiful holy pool, which is called Pool of Abraham today. With the discovery of Gobeklitepe, zero point of known history, the significance of the city has been reached to another level. Most of the findings are in the Museum of Archeology in Sanlıurfa city center. Urfa is also famous for its amazing gastronomy!
Turkey Tour Packages: Lets schedule your travel Turkey with our travel agency with this private Mesopotamia region trip. Visit all must-see places in the southeastern part of country which is also known as north end of fertile crescent with licenced tourist guides. Visit ancient and sacred places in Mesopotamia as Tour includes Gobeklitepe, Urfa, Harran, Urfa Museums, Pool of Abraham.
Gobeklitepe, Urfa, Harran, Urfa Museums
Day 1: Gobeklitepe (L)
We will meet you in Sanliurfa Gap Airport and drive to Gobekli Tepe which is one of the world’s most important archaeological sites. Gobeklitepe, Neolithic site near Sanliurfa in southeastern Turkey. The site, believed to have been a sanctuary of ritual significance, is marked by layers of carved megaliths and is estimated to date to the 9th–10th millennium BCE. At 12,000 years old, it was built before the advent of writing or pottery and is believed to be the world’s oldest temple which is causing archaeologists to rethink their vision of early human history. In excavated site you will see a number of T-Shaped limestone megaliths, some of which surpass 16 feet (5 meters) in height and weigh as much as 50 tons, are arranged in circular formations. After a tour roughly 2 hours you will drive 30 min to Sanliurfa city. Sanliurfa is a city of huge religious significance, believed to be the birthplace of the prophet Abraham/Ibrahim, and the site of one of the most important events in the Bible and the Quran. Sanliurfa, with its wealth of Biblical associations, is known as the “Jerusalem of Anatolia” and regarded as a holy site by Jews, Christians and Muslims alike. According to the Old Testament, the Prophet Ibrahim (Abraham), “The Father of Three Monotheistic Religions”, was born in the city of Ur and he, together with his family, migrated to Harran- the “Home of the Patriarchs”. Christianity reached Edessa about 150 CE, and the city became the seat of what was soon the most important bishopric in Syria. A sizable body of early Christian literature in the Syriac language was produced at Edessa. In Urfa city center you will visit Sanliurfa Archology museum and Haleplibahce Mosaic Museum which are very important museums.
After these visits, you will arrive to hotel and overnight.
Day 2: Harran (L)
After breakfast in hotel, you will drive to Harran, Roman Carrhae, ancient city of strategic importance, now a village. It lies along the Balikli River, 24 miles (38 km) southeast of Urfa. The town was located on the road that ran from Nineveh to Carchemish and was regarded as of considerable importance by the Assyrian kings. Its chief cult in Assyrian times was that of the moon god. It is frequently mentioned in the Bible (Genesis 11:31–32). The Bible records that Abraham lived here and his father, Terah, died here. Harran is known for its interesting cone and cubic shaped dwellings and contains ruins of the oldest university in this region. Here in Harran, you visit this cone shaped houses and take photo with traditional clothes.
End of the tour will transfer you to Sanliurfa Gap Airport, end of our service.
Child Rate Policy :
2-8 %50 of adult rates
ABOVE 8 years FULL Price
|NUMBER OF PAX|
|2 PAX||4 PAX||6 PAX||8 PAX|
|461 $ PP||304 $ PP||252 $ PP||226 $ PP|
- All above rates are in US DOLLAR currency
- Topkapı Palace is closed every Tuesday
- Grand Bazaar is closed every Sunday
- Hot Air Balloon ride is forbidden for children under 6 y/o and for pregnant woman due to safety.
*Please note that %30 of the payment required on booking, the rest will be received as cash at airport.
PAYMENT ON CREDIT CARD : %3 Transaction fee and %18 V.A.T will be added in total amount on CC will be paid by your side.
MONEY TRANSFERS VIA BANKS : 10 $ International Money Transfer Fee and %18 V.A.T will be added in total amount on bank transfer. International Money Transfer Fee will be paid by your side.
%18 V.A.T will be charged even in case of refund.
When the trip is canceled by the client 60 or more days prior to the start of the trip, he/she shall be able to request and receive a full refund. When cancellation happens between 59 and 30 days prior to the start of the trip, the client will be able to obtain a refund of 50% of the trip price. When cancellation is requested less than 29 days prior to the start of the trip, he/she will not be able to obtain any refund whatsoever.
Is there any shopping opportunity during the tour?
Yes, you’ll hear the opportunities from your tour guide.
What’s the Duration of the tour?
2 days in total.
What’s the walking difficulty level?
3 out of 5, please wear comfy shoes for walking in ancient cities, sacred places.