Discover during your 10 days Jewels of Mesopotamia with the destinations of Istanbul and Cappadocia.
The Mesopotamia Travel Package – 10 days
- Discover more demands in your limited time
- Flexibility with and without a tour guide
- Regular tours, with no hidden costs
Additional activities to do during the tour with extra payment.
- Hot Air Balloon
- Turkish Night
- Bosphorus Dinner Cruise
- Dervish Show
TRIP TYPE: Private Tour / Regular Tour
DEPARTS: Daily Full Year
GROUP SIZE: Min 2 / Max 30
HOTEL RATING: 4- star
TOUR GUIDE / LANGUAGE: Yes – English
MEALS: Breakfast: 9 / Lunch: 7 / Dinner: 6
GOOD TO KNOW:
- Please wear comfortable clothes, a hat, sunglasses, and shoes.
- Take your camera (without professional equipment)
- Clients must be ready at the departure point 15 minutes before the exact pickup time.
- Please do not forget to carry a headscarf with you for the visit to religious places such as Sultanahmet Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia Mosque.
- If you cannot find the service you need please contact our dedicated team to advise of your requirements.
- Please take always a passport
Meeting with a member of our team at Istanbul Airport and getting the transfer to the hotel. You can relax or explore the region by yourself for the rest of the day.
The Istanbul city tour package will start at the Old City after a delicious breakfast. Hippodrome is the main rota that was inscribed on the Unesco World Heritage List in 1985 and the living heritage of both Byzantines and Ottomans can be seen. Around Sultanahmet, The German Fountain -which was gifted by German Emperor Wilhelm II in 1898-, the Obelisk of Theodosius – nearly 3,500 years old, was brought to the Hippodrome by Theodosius from the Temple of Karnak about in 390- can be seen. Serpent Column -considered that it was at the Temple of Apollo in Delphi before- and the Column of Constantine that was brought from Apollon temple in Rome are other highlighted sites of the tour.
The next stop is the Blue Mosque (Sultanahmet Mosque). Its breathtaking design is the synthesis of 200-year-old of Ottoman mosque architecture with Byzantine church architecture. The mosque is reflecting majesty and grandeur concepts through its architectural features and its green, white Iznik tiles are fascinating with the blue ornaments of the dome.
Hagia Sophia Mosque which is referred to as the “8th Wonder of the World” is another amazing site that is more than 1,500 years old. The light creates a fascinating atmosphere while flowing inside from the dome windows, combining a colorful, mystic view when it reaches the mosaics on the wall. The lunch break will be around 13:00 before shopping in Asil Efendi where all kinds of authentic gifts can be found such as Turkish tastes, Turkish coffee, exotic spices, herbs, and handicrafts. The tour ends with a hotel transfer.
An amazing Istanbul Bosporus Boat tour will be waiting for you after breakfast. On the shoreline, you will witness the imposing view of old wooden villas, palaces, fortresses, and small fishing villages. The Ottoman palaces Dolmabahce, Yildiz, Ciragan, and Beylerbeyi will admire you by their elegant architecture with a warm welcome. Ortaköy with its iconic view and Rumeli Fortress which is a well-designed military architecture will be next. After a lunch break in a Turkish restaurant the Grand Spiece Bazaar where you can find authentic goods such as Turkish tastes, Turkish coffee, exotic spices, herbs, and handicrafts. The tour ends with transportation to İstanbul Airport for a domestic flight to Cappadocia. Transfer from Airport and check in to the hotel in Cappadociaı.
The day starts with an Ozkonak Underground city visit that was built in Idis Mountain where volcanic granite-made tuff layers are quite dense and the galleries are connected by tunnels. The Goreme Open Air Museum will be the following destination that can be said that it is the heart of Cappadocia. The region was Listed as a Unesco World Heritage site in 1985 and it hides the churches of Durmuş Kadir, Yusuf Koç, El Nazar, Saklı, Meryem Ana (Virgin Mary) Kılıçlar, Tokalı, and Dark churches. Plus Convent of Monks and Nuns, Chapel of St Basil, and St. Barbara can be seen either with lots of captivating church interior paintings that have reached today. With a few minutes’ walk, Cavusin will be waiting for you and you can explore The Christians who created living spaces for themselves in the fairy chimneys of those fleeing the oppression of the Romans. Lunch will be in Avanos which is the home of pottery dating way back to the Hittites. There will be a workshop visit and shopping chances here that can’t be missed. Love Valley and Devrent Valley where you can see the symbols of Cappadocia Three Beauties. This tour will end approximately at beginning of the evening.
This remarkable tour ends with departing for Cappadocia Airport for a domestic flight to Istanbul in the early morning.
Today after breakfast we will drive to Adıyaman. what will take us around 4 hours before we arrive By arrival, we will have lunch and then start to visit Mount Nemrut. You will visit Karakus Tumulus, Cendere Bridge, and Artemia. You will see one of the best Sunset in the world from the top of the Nemrut. You can have a chance to taste Syrian wine here. At the end of the tour, we drive in the direction of the hotel.
Today you will visit Diyarbakır, another ancient settlement; at 5000 years old is one of the oldest cities in the world. An overwhelmingly Kurdish city Diyarbakir is famed for its ancient city walls; constructed by the Romans, the current walls, built of massive black basalt blocks are, after the great wall of China, the longest continuous defensive wall in the world. We will visit also one of the oldest and most important mosques in the Muslim World. Ulu Camii. You will have a chance to ray in this beautiful mosque. From Diyarbakir, we continue to Mardin, located on a high hill overlooking the plains of southern Turkey.
After breakfast, we will visit Deir-Al-Zafaran (the Saffron Monastery), the center of the Syrian Orthodox Patriarchy, and still an active monastery. The site of the Saffron monastery has been a sacred place for thousands of years. From Mardin proceed to the ongoing archaeological dig at Gobekli Tepe. Although not widely known amongst the general public Gobekli Tepe is probably one of the most important archaeological sites in the world.
Today we leave from Urfa and drive to Antep. On the way, we will visit Harran. Harran is one of the science centers of the world. First University in the world was built here. Harran is also famous for house type. Today we will have a boat trip to Halfeti/Birecik and you will have nice panoramic views here
We will visit the mosaic museum in Antep. Antep is another ancient Roman city and the mosaic museum will surprise you. Baklava the world-famous Turkish Dessert is from Antep. Antep gets Gazi’s nickname after the independent war. Gazi means War Veteran. You will have a good time and good food there.
This remarkable tour ends with departing for Gaziantep Airport for a domestic flight to Istanbul in the afternoon.
- • Accommodations
- • National Flights
- • All sightseeing mentioned in the itinerary in private
- • Transfer service during tours
- • Airport transfers
- • Transportation by air-conditioned non-smoking vehicle
- • Accommodation included dinner
- • Beverage during the tour
- • Tips to the guide and driver
- • Personal expenses
- • Visits and services not mentioned in the itinerary
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For Direct Customers
There are so many adventures waiting for you, by reservation, 50% of the total cost is due once the trip and cost have been approved by both parties. The full amount may also be paid at this time. The remaining balance is due upon arrival/check-in. This applies to any of the seasons and guarantees the trip.
For Travel Agencies
We require full payment of the tour at the time of reservation once the trip and cost have been approved by both Excursions Finder and the Travel Agency. This applies to any of the seasons and guarantees the blocking of the trip.
The deadline for canceling a reservation is as follows:
If payment is made and the customer, due to outside circumstances, cannot make the trip, the reservation can be postponed, without penalty charges, and can be rescheduled at a later date. No changes can be made to the original reservation upon rescheduling.
Deadlines for cancellation with a refund: One (1) week prior to the date of your tour
Last Minute Cancelations
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In the event of a No-Show by either a Direct Customer or Travel Agency, no refund shall be given.
In case of fortuitous events or Acts of God, management will assess the situation and decide upon a course of action. If a reimbursement or discount is agreed upon, the amount will return within the time specified by management. The Direct Customer or Travel Agency is responsible for all/any bank charge that may apply to the transaction.
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