Overview

Şanlıurfa, often simply referred to as Urfa, is a historic city located in southeastern Turkey, renowned for its rich cultural heritage, ancient sites, and vibrant atmosphere.

Göbeklitepe, situated just outside Urfa, is one of the world's most significant archaeological discoveries. Dating back over 11,000 years, Göbeklitepe is considered the oldest known temple complex, challenging previous understandings of the origins of civilization.

Harran, a nearby ancient village, is famed for its beehive-shaped houses and historical significance. It boasts a history dating back to ancient Mesopotamia and is believed to be one of the oldest continuously inhabited settlements in the world.

Within Şanlıurfa itself, visitors can explore the Halepli Bahçe Mosaic Museum, which houses a remarkable collection of ancient mosaics dating from the Roman and Byzantine periods.

The city itself is steeped in history and culture, with bustling bazaars, historic mosques, and tranquil gardens waiting to be explored. Şanlıurfa's cuisine is also renowned, with dishes featuring local ingredients and flavors unique to the region.

Overall, Şanlıurfa offers a captivating blend of ancient history, archaeological wonders, and vibrant culture, making it a must-visit destination for travelers interested in exploring Turkey's rich heritage.

3 Nights 4 Days 28 Feb, 29 Feb, 01 Mar, and more Gaziantep, Gaziantep
Highlights

Day 1 - Sanliurfa

  • Fly from Istanbul to Sanliurfa. Your guide and driver will greet you upon your arrival and take you to your hotel. After your check-in ,you will have a walking tour in the old city 

Day 2 - Sanliurfa

  • Your private guide will introduce you to Gobekli Tepe, Harran Village, Abraham Cave and Fish Lake 

Day 3 - Sanliurfa

  • Visit Sanliurfa Archeology, Halepli Bahce Mosaic Museums and Necropolis with your private guide. 

Day 4 - Departure

  • Your driver will take you to the Sanliurfa airport. Fly from Sanliurfa to Istanbul.
Itinerary

Day 1 - Sanliurfa

  • Fly from Istanbul to Sanliurfa.
  • Your private driver and guide will greet you upon your arrival from Sanliurfa airport.
  • Your driver will take you to your hotel.

Day 2 - Sanliurfa

  • Visit Sanliurfa Archeology and Halepli Bahce Mosaic Museums with your private guide.

Day 3 - Sanliurfa

  • Your private guide will introduce you to Gobekli Tepe, Harran Village, and Urfa Old City.

Day 4 - Departure

  • Your private driver will take you to Sanliurfa airport.
  • Fly from Sanliurfa to Istanbul.

 

Inclusions/Exclusions

What is included in the tour

  • Accommodations including breakfast with room types shown (availability reconfirmed upon reservation, dynamic rate hotels may require a price adjustment)
  • Breakfast daily, Lunch on Full Day tours
  • Private Tours with licensed professional English speaking guides
  • Domestic flights (Istanbul - Sanliurfa, Sanliurfa - Istanbul)
  • Airport Transfers with air conditioned transportation with driver
  • Admission tickets to sites and museums
  • Private VIP transportation per tour itinerary
  • Parking, portage, toll roads
  • Coordination and attentive customer service throughout the tour by Sojourn staff
 Required Association of Turkish Travel Agencies Foreign Visitors Insurance (a vey basic mandatory policy and not an adequate replacement for purchasing your own travel insurance.)

What is not included in the tour

  • Optional gratuities to guides, drivers, etc.

  • Drinks at lunch and dinner sodas or alcohol
  • Entry Visas
  • Travel insurance
  • Laundry, and personal items
  • International flight tickets
  • Entry Visas
  • Optional programs listed in the itinerary 
Price

2024 Prices are per person in US$

Travelers Silver Hotel Hotel Excluded
1 $3160 $2530
2-3 $2450 $1870
4-5 $1980 $1430
6+ $1670 $1210
Single supplement $270 $NA
 
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