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Ancient cappadocia to gobekli tepe holiday in turkey
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  Ancient Cappadocia to Gobekli Tepe
  Duration: 7 nights
  Tour features: Bogazkale (1) Goreme (2) Kayseri (1) Adiyaman (1) Sanliurfa (1) Gaziantep (1).
  • Half Board & transport included
  • A range of accommodation available
  Prices from $1730
 
 

Ancient Cappadocia to Gobekli Tepe

Across Ancient cappadocia to the great discovery at Gobekli Tepe. This tour also includes a hot air balloon flight.

ankara
Anitkabir, Ankara
 
ancient cappadocia - hot air ballooning
Hot Air Ballooning in Cappadocia
 
derinkinow
The underground city
 
nemrut, turkey

Nemrut

 
gobekli tepe

Gobekli Tepe

 
Day 1 Ankara - Bogazkale
Starting in Ankara we will visit Anitkabir, the Mausoleum of Ataturk, the founder of the Turkish Republic. This massive monument on one of Ankara’s hills memorialises not only Ataturk but also the struggle for independence and the connection between the modern people of Turkey and the Anatolian homeland. Its architectural style is intended to encapsulate the architecture of the great civilisations of Anatolia. From the mausoleum we will go to the Museum of Anatolian Civilisations which will give some context to the sites that we will be visiting on this tour and other tours that we operate throughout the country and beyond. After lunch we will leave for Bogazkale and the capital of the Hittite Empire, Hattusha. This city (from 1800BC) itself is in a stunning location that shows the Hittite skills in military architecture and town planning to the full.

Day 2 & 3 Cappadocia
Ancient Cappadocia was known by the Persians as the Land of Beautiful Horses, Cappadocia is famous for its spectacular and other-worldly natural rock formations and fairy chimneys. It is an ancient land of Hittite underground cities and rock carved Christian churches and monasteries as well as a stopping point on the ancient Silk Road. Cappadocia is also a perfect location to enjoy the spectacular pleasures of hot air ballooning>

Day 4 Kayseri
On to Kayseri where in the afternoon we will tour the city which was an important Silk Road destination and a centre of Islamic learning where there are a number of historic Medreses (Islamic schools) from the Seljuk period. The Cifte Medrese was the first Seljuk school of anatomy and is today the Geyhir Nesibe Medical History Museum.

Day 5 Nemrut
From Kayseri we depart for Adiyaman where on arrival we will check into the hotel, freshen up and leave for the mountaintop funerary monument of Nemrut: “Mountain of the Gods.”

Day 6 Urfa
After breakfast we depart to visit the Cendere bridge and the Karakus Tumulus before heading for Urfa via the massive Ataturk Dam where we will have a picnic lunch. On arrival we will check into our hotel to freshen up before visiting Urfa’s Archaeological Museum and in the early evening the Pools of Abraham.

Day 7 Gobekli Tepe - Gaziantep
In the morning we will leave Urfa for Gobekli Tepe. Although this site is not widely known it is one of the most important archaeological digs currently being undertaken anywhere - this site represents a major shift in our understanding of man's early history. Here lie the remains of the earliest religious structures built by man yet to be discovered and at about 11000-13000 years old pre-dates pottery, writing, Stonehenge and the Pyramids. From ancient Gobekli Tepe we leave for Gaziantep where we will visit the Zeugma Mosaic Museum; one of the finest mosaic museums in the world, this new museum was constructed to specifically hold the mosaics recovered from Roman Zeugma now inundated by the rising waters of the South East Anatolian Project (GAP) dams.

Day 8
Depart for Istanbul and home or join Classical Turkey Tou
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