7 Days Greater Anatolian Tour
Tour Style : Group Tour
Departure; All Year round. Best season is in between May to October.
Duration : 7 Days / 6 Nights
Highlights : Diyarbakır, Urfa, Nemrut Mountain,Kahta, Gaziantep, Tarsus.
Day 1 - Diyarbakir - Arrival Day
Welcome to Diyarbakir. Today is your arrival day. Airport transfers are available from Airport during the hours of 8:00am til 8:00pm. Transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Diyarbakir.
Day 2 - Diyarbakir - Urfa
(Breakfast and dinner included)
Mardin is very unique with lovely old-Arabic style houses. It is a city that played an important role in the early development of Christianity. We will take the time to visit, walk in its busy streets and bazaars, and admire the stonework all around the town. We will also visit the Monastery of Deyr-az-Zaferan just outside of town, founded in 762 A.D. It was the seat of the Syrian Orthodox Patriarch for almost 800 years. This monastery is built on top of a 4000-year-old temple used by sun worshippers. Overnight in Urfa.
Day 3 - Urfa - City Tour (Breakfast and dinner included)
Urfa , the birthplace of the prophet Abraham. Urfa has been occupied since the Babylonians followed by the Hurrites, Hittites, Assyrians, Greeks. We will also visit the holy sites at the Ainzelha, a lake with millions of domesticated fish. While in Urfa we will shop at the bustling covered bazaar as well. There are exceptional photo opportunities in this area. Overnight in Urfa.
Day 4 - Urfa - Mount Nemrut - Kahta (Breakfast and dinner included)
From Urfa we will drive two hours to Adiyaman-Kahta. There we will organise transfers up the mountain. This extraordinary landmark rests at an elevation of 8000 ft. The mountain top complex is composed of two flattened areas strewn with statues and separated by a false peak of crushed rock. Antiouchus built the entire complex approximately 2000 years ago as a monument to his "divine ancestry." After watching sunset and exploring the mountain we will make our way to Kahta for the night. Overnight in Kahta.
Day 5 - Kahta - Gaziantep (Breakfast and dinner included)
Drive to Gaziantep, home to the famous Turkish dessert of Baklava. Visit the archaeological museum and explore the old city on foot. Overnight in Gaziantep.
Day 6 - Gazizantep - Adana - Tarsus (Breakfast and dinner included)
We depart for Adana in the morning and start our tour with the museum of Archiology the 16th Century Ulu Mosque and the 19th century Clock Tower then on to Tarsus going through Cleopatra Door and Yedi Uyurlar Cave. Overnight in Tarsus.
Day 7 - Tarsus - End of Tour (Breakfast included)
Today your tour is over. Please make your own arrangements for departure remembering that your hotel will need you to check out before midday. We hope you had a memorable tour and we look forward to seeing you in the future on another tour with us.
End o your service
What is included :
- Private return airport transfers
- 3, 4 star and Boutique Hotels in each area
- 1 night hotel in Diyabakir including breakfast and dinner
- 2 nights hotel in Urfa including breakfast and dinner
- 1 night hotel in Gaziantep including breakfast and dinner
- 1 night hotel in Kahta including breakfast and dinner
- 1 night hotel in Adana including breakfast and dinner
- Guided tour in Diyarbakir
- Guided tour in Mardin
- Guided tour in Urfa
- Guided tour at Mount Nemrut
- Guided tour in Gaziantep
- Guided tour in Tarsus
- Guided tour in Mersin
- Guided tour in Adana
- All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary
- Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking coach
- Professional English-speaking tour guides
Tour Price Does Not Includes;
- Tips to guide and driver.
- Personal expenses.
Transportation Method: Modern clean cars. According to your group size it can be a car, or a van. We like to organize small size group tours. This big groups like more than 30 people we organize more than one guides and more buses.
Ideal size for us is 1 to 16 people.
Dates and Times: All around the year
Meet up location: Your hotel or Union Station (or other convenient location). Will be waiting you with board written your name on it at the time of arrangement or meet at the hotel lobby.
End location: Depending on the tour, your hotel or near one of the downtown Metro stops or taxi stands -- convenient for relaxing with dinner or drinks before going back to the hotel.
Duration: 7 Days / 6 Nights
Attention Please: According to museums crowd,city tours might take around 1 hour longer or lesser.
Accommodation Information : The price of the tour included at least three star hotel standards. Some of our hotels are boutique hotels which is specially chosen for you to make your travel enjoyable and make you observe and feel the culture better. Here is some examples we choose for you; Cave hotels in Cappadocia, Tree Houses in Olypos, Village Houses in Safranbolu.