Eastern Turkey Tours
5 days, 4 nights
MONDAY – DAY 1
Flight from Istanbul to Gaziantep
Drive to Adıyaman
According to the suitability of the seasons and timing, we will go to Nemrut Mountain to watch the sunset or sunrise.
You will see the statues of Gods and grave of the King Antioch on a hill in the city of Adiyaman. The story of placing the statues at the head of the mountain will impress you very much.
Overnight in Adıyaman.
TUESDAY – DAY 2
Drive to Mardin
There is the old town of Mardin of a fascinating beauty on a hill slope. A cup of coffee accompanying by the view to Mesopotamia Plain will give you a great pleasure.
You will breathe the mystical atmosphere of the city on the stone paved streets. You will see the historical buildings, madrasas, churches and mosques.
Then we go to the hotel which is made of special cut stone. You will continue to experience the city’s “touch” in the hotel.
In the evening you can visit the local shops and enjoy the famous kebabs.
In the morning we will have breakfast at the hotel and then visit the city of Midyat. It is famous for its filigrees and churches.
On our way we’ll visit The Deyrulzafaran monastery, which is open to worship.
Overnight in Mardin
WEDNESDAY – DAY 3
Drive to Sanliurfa
Firstly, you will go to Göbeklitepe excavation area, which is considered as the recently discovered starting point of history.
You will see examples of how people were protected from the heat of summer and cold in the winter.
In this city where the heat is very hot people have made settlements from mud and stone blocks as a solution.
The first Islamic University ruins are here.
FISH LAKE “BALIKLI GÖL”
And Fish Lake. A pool formed by the Prophet Abraham. The legend in which the wood turns into fish.
Take a walk, chat with the artisans, see the local traditions, get to know people, eat delicious kebabs.
SIRA NIGHT “SIRA GECESİ”
“Sıra Gecesi”, where a meal and conversation accompanied by traditional live music. For the experience, sitting cross-legged at a sofra table and tucking into a banquet of speciality local dishes while being serenaded by a traditional band.
Both geographically and musically, the city occupies a unique place. The important place which music occupies in the social fabric of the city and the respect with which they treat their masters not only ensure that centuries-old traditions are meticulously passed down, but also that the music is kept very much alive.
We choose the best beautiful places where you can feel the local culture.
Guest houses, stone embroidered mansions are places where we will make accommodation.
Overnight in Sanliurfa
THURSDAY – DAY 4
Drive to Gaziantep
In the center of the historical Silk Road, the crossing point of the eastern west trade. The modern city is famous for its delicious baklava and peanuts.
ZEUGMA MOSAIC MUSEUM
The most well known is the mosaic of the Zeugma mosaic museum and the “Gypsy Girl”. In the museum you will find amazing embroideries, stories.
Antep Castle is a small and charming place. You walk right up the street and you’re on it.
COPPERSMITH BAZAAR “BAKIRCILAR CARSISI”
Check out the shops of craftsmen selling handcrafted products around. You will definitely find something to gift.
Another important place is “Bakırcılar Çarşısı”. Here, trades both produce and sell. Follow the traces of local life.
KEBAP & BAKLAVA
When you’re hungry, you should definitely eat lahmacun, kebabs and baklava dessert.
Overnight in Gaziantep
FRIDAY – DAY 5
Flight from Gaziantep to Istanbul
Eastern Turkey Tours
Our custom made tour is far from the rush. It is a tour that offers “one to one” conversation with the guide. The hotel will be carefully selected for a comfortable night reflecting the city’s texture. Our tour is flexible, there is no time limit where you are related. The program is the most enjoyable and comfortable way.
Our tours continue on the determined days. For current status and booking, please inquire.