DAY 1: Flight from Istanbul to Diyarbakir - Mardin: Morning flight to Diyarbakir and meet with your guide and transfer to city walls of Diyarbakir, on continue visits to Keldani Church. Drive to famous Hasankeyf direction. Visit Ilisu Dam, marvelous bridge of Hasankeyf, El Rizk Mosque and the Hasankeyf Castle . Lunch on the banks of Tigris, Sightseeing tours in Midyat and Mardin.Walking tour on old brick roads of Mardin to see Temple of Deyr-ul Zaferan, Mardin Marketplace, and Ulu Mosque. You will admire the marvelous stone mansions of Mardin. Dinner and overnight at a traditional stoned wall hotel in Mardin. (L,D) ON.
DAY 2: Sanliurfa - Harran - Gobeklitepe: After breakfast visit to the ancient city of Ur times. In this land lying between the Euprathes and the Tigris rivers, lived Abraham, the patriarch claimed by three world religions. Lunch at Sanliurfa. Afternoon drive to the ancient city of Harran which is mentioned in the Holy Bible. ( The river watering the garden flowed from Eden. The LORD God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it.( Gen 2 :10 -15 NIV ), sightseeing tour of the ruins of the oldest University, Castle of Harran, and authentic Harran houses. Back to Sanliurfa, and our visit to Gobeklitepe which first human settlement found here times goes back to 12.000yo. Then a visit to the cave where Abraham is believed to have been born, visit the sacred fish pool and the fortress that overlooks both these holy sites. Dinner and overnight at the hotel. (B,L,D) ON
DAY 3: Gap Dam - Adiyaman, Kahta - Mt Nemrut: After breakfast depart to Ataturk Dam, which is one of the biggest projects in the world. After a brief information about SEAP, (GAP region) we will have lunch and depart to Mt. Nemrut. On the way, we will be informed about Karakus Tumulus, Cendere Bridge, and Arsemia Antique Settlement. We will visit the Marvelous Moselaum of Antiochus I, King of Kommagene Kingdom. This moselaum has a very distinguished feature; sun rises and sets from the foot level of the gigantic sculptures. After getting information about the moseloum, we will watch the spectacular sunset view.. Dinner and overnight at the hotel. (B,L,D) ON
DAY 4: Gaziantep: Follows breakfast at the hotel, depart to Gaziantep "The oldest living settlement on earth!..After a panoramic city tour, we will have lunch at an authentic restaurant. A large , rich , delicious varity of kebaps and deserts will be served . In the afternoon we vill visit the Antep Archeological Museum and get the chance to see the spectacular mosaics saved from Zeugma Antique Site. Dinner and overnight at the hotel. (B,L,D) ON
DAY 5: Gaziantep - Antioch: After breakfast , depart to Antakya (old Antioch direction 5 hrs drive time), Upon arrival visit to Antioch Castle, St. Pierre Church (most important), and visit to Mosaic Museum, visit to Catholic and Orthodoks Churches, Habib-i Neccar Mosque. ON in Antakya (B,L,D)
DAY 6: Adana - Tarsus - (Flight) to Istanbul: After breakfast we drive to Adana direction (4 hrs drive time) and we have visit in Tarsus (The town is St. Pauls birthplace), and a visit to Cleopatra Gate then transfer to Adana airport and our flight to Istanbul. End of our tour and services. (B,L,D)