8 Day Sacred Lands & Nemrut

07/23/2018 through 12/21/2019
01/01/2012 through 12/31/2019
Kensington Tours

8 Day Sacred Lands & Nemrut
Embark on this ancient journey of a lifetime by discovering Istanbul, a striking mosaic of east and west. Renowned for it’s ancient structures, from its mosques to the Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman Empire influenced architecture, it is also a city rich in contrasts. Learn more about Byzantine architecture from your expert private guide. Take advantage of your guides knowledge on visits to St. Sophia Church, and the Blue Mosque, known for its blue colored tiles and architecture. Continue with a flight to Urfa, the enchanting capital of Sanliurfa province. Explore this city rich in history, also known as the city of Prophecy and Prophets. Visit Harran and discover the unique architecture of beehive-style mud hut dwellings. You may wish to take it all in at a traditional, open-air Turkish cafe with signature kebab, especially popular in Urfa. Your private guide will prove invaluable at your next stop, Mt. Nemrut, one of the most popular UNESCO world cultural heritage sites. As the sun rises, be amazed by the colossal heads and statues of ancient deities scattered throughout the summit while listening to your private guide recount the rich, captivating history of this ancient royal tomb. Finally, complete your journey to Gaziantep, one of the oldest continually inhabited cities in the world. Tour this remarkable city with your private guide, visiting the Mosaic Museum only the second of it’s kind worldwide. Complete your adventure with a boat ride on the Euphrates River, including a cruise around the Roman fortress of Rumkale.

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Day 1 Welcome To Istanbul
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Day 2 Istanbul
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Day 3 Istanbul To Urfa
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Day 4 Urfa
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Day 5 Urfa
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Day 6 Urfa To Gaziantep
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Day 7 Gaziantep
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Day 8 Gaziantep
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