Biblical sites of Turkey around ancient upper Mesopotamia

Tour Number

Activity Level

199599


Categories

Shore Excursion, Museums / Culture, City

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: Yes.

Maximum travelers: 2

Language(s)

explanation

English (advanced), German (conversational)

Antioch of Cilicia, Edessa


Enjoy these two unique ancient biblical cities, Antioch and Edessa, a double delight tour specially offered for you.
Antioch.
Hatay is the city known as "Antioch" in ancient times, where Muslims, Christians and Jews live in peace and harmony for many years.

Hatay (Antioch)
A peaceful city with historical significance for Christianity, where the followers of Jesus Christ were called "Christians" for the first time. The city with its massive walls were important for the Crusades during the middle age. Saint Peter's Church, ancient mosques, a number of Orthodox, Catholic and Protestant churches and Jewish Synagogues can be seen in the city.
Urfa (Edessa)
As being on the silk road and located between the Tigris and the Euphrates rivers. Edessa was an important trading center with an early Christian community starting around 200 A. D. , It is also regarded to be birthplace of The Prophet Abraham. Göbeklitepe, dating back to 10, 000 B. C. , is regarded to be the first temple on Earth.

Itinerary

On the first day of our tour we will visit Museums in Hatay, Antioch castle and its massive city walls, St. Peter Church, Ottoman Mosques, Harbiye waterfalls, Seleucia Pierra ancient city, Helenistic rock tombs, Roman tunnels, Armenian churches and secret natural beauties of eastern Mediterranean coast line. Accomodation in Hatay.

On the second day, we will drive to Edessa, visitting the Fish Lake (Abraham's lake), The cave of Prophet Abraham and the covered bazaar of Edessa, Accomodation in Urfa.

On the third day, we will visit the Ottoman mosques, the Göbeklitepe Temple and traditional houses of Harran and the ancient city of Harran which used to be an important commercial and religious city with the history dating back to 3rd millennium BC. It was known as Ḫarrānu in the Assyrian language; Ḫaran (חָרָן) in the Hebrew; Hellenopolis in the Early Christian period.
-- The tour program and timing can be changed according to demand of the clients

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building

Duration: 3 days

Transportation

By airconditioned vans

What’s Included

Other: -- Pick up and drop off from the airports of Şanlıurfa or Hatay
-- Professional Guiding

Estimated Local Cash Needed

100 US Dolar - -- Lunch and drinks
-- Entrance fees

What’s Extra

Other: -- Transfers from the ports of Mersin, İskenderun and Taşıcu, if demanded(please contact me)
-- Lunch and drinks
-- Turkish night and traditional Urfa dinner, if demanded
-- Entrance fees
-- Accommodation at the Hotels

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    Tour Price

    950 USD(for up to 2 people) (duration: 3 days) deposit ?

  • Tour Number

    Activity Level

    199599


    Categories

    Shore Excursion, Museums / Culture, City

    Details

    Kid Friendly: Yes.

    Friendly: Yes.

    Maximum travelers: 2

    Language(s)

    explanation

    English (advanced), German (conversational)

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