contact@turkishculturaltrips.com

Gobekli Tepe and the beginning of spirituality

  • 23-30 Apr(1415 euro)
  • 12-19  May(1415 euro)
  • 12-19  Jun(1450 euro)
  • 23-30 July(1450 euro)
  • 3-10   Aug(1510 euro)
  • 12-19  Aug(1550 euro)
  • 3-10   Sep(1390 euro)
  • 12-19  Oct(1380 euro)

A historical and cultural tour in some of the oldest cities of Turkey Antakya – Gaziantep – Gobekli Tepe

Highlights:

Visit the temple of the world in Gobekli Tepe

Delight yourself with UNESCO recognized dishes in Antakya and Gaziantep

Discover the impressive history left behind since 5.000 BC
Enjoy quality time in the 2 world largest mosaic museums
Step in St. Peter Church which is traditionally considered to be the place where he first preached about Christianity.

Itinerary:

Day 1

After your pick up from the airport we will get to know each other a little with a Turkish tea or coffee. Then we will start our Turkish experience with a short walk into Antakya Old City Center followed by a dinner in a very natural environment, in the middle of Dafne waterfalls.

Day 2

After breakfast our history experience begins in Hatay Archeology Museum well known for the impressive collection of mosaics dating from Roman Empire and for the Hittites artifacts found in the area. Nowadays, this museum is the world largest mosaic museum leaving Zeugma Museum on the second place.

St Peter Church will be hosting us next just few minutes away from the museum.
The next delight of the day will be a traditional lunch and a delicious traditional desert, haytali, followed by a visit of Habibbi Neccar Mosque – first Mosque in Anatolia.
On the way back to our hotel we will walk the first lighted street with gas in the world but not without checking also Antakya Bazar.

Book Now

Day 3

Today we will continue our historical experience with a visit of St Simeon Church for breathtaking landscapes and impressive ruins of this old church. Vafliki village, the single Armenian village left in Turkey will host us for lunch and also tasty shopping as here the main activity for the locals is producing home made goods (jams, liquors, wine etc).
After a good lunch and a Turkish coffee we are heading to Vespasianus Titus Tunnel, build in the first century during Vespasian, Titus and Antoninus Pius ages, a tunnel that can deviate water even nowadays due to its well preservation.
Dinner will be accommodated near the sea in Samadag.

Day 4

All set to discover more we will leave to Gaziantep where we will first meet their gastronomy with a lunch in one of the oldest restaurants in Gaziantep. Hoping we just made you curious about Gaziantep’s gastronomy we are going to visit Gaziantep Gastronomy Museum. For the rest of the day we will get lost on streets, have coffee with locals and enjoy a relaxing evening.

Day 5

Today is a day about history and culture as we will spend 5 hours walking and listening, seeing and wondering through Gaziantep’s Zeugma Museum, Elmaci Bazaar and Gaziantep Castle.

Day 6

Our day will start today with a short ride to Gobekli Tepe, the famous and mysterious archaeological site, built more than 12 000 years old discovery.  Being one of the oldest discoveries in the world it also changed the perspective over the beginnings of spirituality in the world as this site is supposed to be the first temple of the world.

After this spiritual and historical immersion we will relax in the old city Halfeti, having a cruise on the Euphrates River and enjoying delicious dishes in this place not very known and visited by tourists.

Day 7

Today we will head back to Antakya, for a last day of relax and maybe some last shopping in Turkey. Depending on your wishes we have available some options for the afternoon like hiking the nearby hills, enjoying a day in a spa or visiting an olive oil factory.

Day 8

The day of the last coffee or tea in Antakya, we will be waiting your impressions and accordingly to your flight we will take your to the airport.

 

Image Gallery

Book Now

Important Information

Price Includes:

  • 7 nights accommodation
  • All meals; 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners
  • Expert guide – English speaker
  • Local transportation with private car
  • All touristic entrances
  • Transfer from and to the airport
  • Local assistance – English and Turkish speaker

Price Excludes:

  • Flight to Hatay
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Medical insurance
  • Personal shopping

Important:

  • Even though prices don’t include flights and medical insurance we can offer you a full package based on request.
  • All groups will have max 6 tourists as our purpose is to make you better understand this culture, we want you to speak up and ask questions and last we want you to have the experience of your life in Turkey.

Book Now

Your Review

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Rate this by clicking on a star below: *