10 Multi-day Tours in Sanliurfa That You Shouldn't Miss

September 15, 2021 Jana Sager

Urfa, officially known as Şanlıurfa (pronounced [ʃanˈlɯuɾfa]; Arabic: الرها‎ ar-Ruhā; Kurdish: Riha‎), and known in ancient times as Edessa, is a city with 561,465 inhabitants in south-eastern Turkey, and the capital of Şanlıurfa Province. Urfa is a multiethnic city with a Turkish, Kurdish, and Arab population. Urfa is situated on a plain about eighty kilometres east of the Euphrates River. Its climate features extremely hot, dry summers and cool, moist winters.
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1. Treasures Of Ancient Turkey Tour 14 Days Small Group

Serendipity Tours Turkey
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Turkey hosts so many archeological and historical sites that are considered as hidden treasures of the ancient world. The country is located on two continents (Europe & Asia) and within the border of Fertile Crescent. Many settlements of great civilizations, empires and kingdoms of human history are existing side by side. When you travel within Turkey you may amaze to see diverse historical, archeological and cultural heritage of the country.The oldest temple complex of human civilization was recently discovered in the Southeast of Turkey, the Gobeklitepe, which has more than 12000 years old religious structures. In this tour you will visit unique monuments and places of the Turkey. • 14 Days Tour Includes 9 UNESCO World Heritage Sites.  • Small group up to 12 people.  • Domestic flight and all airport transfers are included. • English speaking professional experience tour guide.

Inclusions: Breakfast, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Dinner, Dinner, Breakfast, Breakfast, Breakfast, Dinner, Dinner, Dinner, Breakfast, Breakfast, Breakfast, Breakfast, Breakfast, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Breakfast, Domestic flight from Gaziantep to Istanbul., Accommodation as per itinerary, All taxes, fees and handling charges, Meals as per itinerary (12 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 9 dinners), Professional guide, Small-group tour maximum 12 people., Transfer from/to airport to/from hotel, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Exclusions: Beverages, Gratuities

Reviewed By KGSme

Highly recommend this trip and Serendipity overall. We booked a 7 day trip for April 2021 and turned out, our trip was during Ramadan and a pretty strict lockdown in Turkey. It was a great trip because the owner, Fazli, is an incredibly gifted guide and wonderful person. He and his driver were great hosts, nice, extremely knowledgeable, gracious, and excellent communicators. It was definitely an unusual time to travel, however, the hospitality from Fazli, all of the hotels, restaurants, sites were beyond our expectations, We saw great sites, including Gallipoli, Canakkale, Troy, Pergamon, Ephesus, Selcuk-Kusadasi,Pamukkale, Konya, Cappadocia and highly recommend traveling with Fazli and Serendipity Travel.

2. Mesopotamia 7 Day Tour - Diyarbakir, Mardin, Urfa, Nemrut and more

Diyarbakır, Turkey Voices of Mesopotamia

voicesofmesopotamia South East Turkey is a melting pot of cultures, with influences from resident and neighbouring Arab and Kurdish populations, which both bring with them a wealth of history and tradition. You will meet people from all these rich cultures and the many ways they express and celebrate their identities. Each site we visit has played an important role in shaping the history of Turkey and the wider region. We will explore the history of the many civilisations that have called this place home, and how they all fit together in the long timeline of this area - correctly known as the ‘cradle of civilisation’. Turkey hosts some of the best archaeological sites; all the way from the Neolothic era, to the roman empire, the crusades, and the seljuk and assyrian empires. Many of these sites are little known, which means you have a rare access to immaculate and perfectly preserved locations.

Inclusions: Breakfast, Breakfast, Breakfast, Breakfast, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Breakfast, Breakfast

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3. Private, 7 Days Cappadocia, Gobekli Tepe, Mt.Nemrut and Antep Tour from Istanbul

BellaTurca Travel

This 6 days fully customizable private tour cover Cappadocia, Mt.Nemrut, Gobekli Tepe, Sanliurfa and Gaziantep. This tour offers you comfortable, safe, fast and unique travel experience among the southern east of Turkey. After you amazed in Cappadocia with hot air balloons and unique geography, you will have chance to see visit the World's first temple which is older than Stonehenge, UK. The statues of gods placed in three directions of the tumulus are so fascinating that they are enough to be included in the UNESCO world heritage list.Statues at Mt. Nemrut's terraces will take you back to 109 BC – 72 AD After you visit the cave where the prophet Abraham was born you will not regret to taste delicious kebabs. Fascinating mosaics of Zeugma Museum will impress you as much as baklava.Gaziantep also known as capital of gastronomy.

Inclusions: Lunch, Breakfast, Breakfast, Breakfast, Lunch, Breakfast, Breakfast, Lunch, Lunch, Lunch, Lunch, 5 nights accommodation, Private transportation, Private guide, Entrance tickets to museums and sights as shown on itinerary, All Fees and Taxes

Exclusions: Dinners, Personal Expenses, Tips (optional)

Reviewed By Sandramartinez10

We took the Tour in Spanish and all I can say is that it was amazing!!! Ahmet (the guide) is such a respectful, patience, kind and friendly person. He explained very well to us the historical context of all the places. We started around 10 in the morning and finished at 4.30pm. All the places we visited were amazing (pictures are not fair)...we had time to take photos, to go to WC, to have lunch (it’s included in the price)..and just to enjoy the view... I seriously recommend this company and Ahmet!!! Thanks for everything, we had such a great time!! Spanish: Realmente recomiendo este tour, no es uno de los más turísticos de Cappadocia pero realmente vale la pena!!! Ahmet es un gran guía, muy atento, servicial y paciente, siempre dispuesto a ayudar. Los paisajes son increíbles, la ciudad subterránea es un MUST. Es una compañía seria! Lo recomiendo al 100%.

4. Mt. Nemrut : The Throne of the Gods... (1 Night 2 Days)

Cappadocia Planet

Southeastern Turkey will offer you a complete different experinces. Not only by those sites on the itinenary but also the food and the culture. You'll see the oldest temple of the world, Göbeklitepe ( 10 000 BC ) and the tumuli of Nemrut at the top of the mountain ( 2200 m ). Besides these, the unique pieces of mosaic depicting Amazon Queens hunting lions, the cave where Prophet Abraham was born. Moreover, you'll taste the best kebabs in Turkey. Of course, we'll stop on the way to taste the best Baklava in its origin city, Antep, where we grow pistachios.

Inclusions: Breakfast, Breakfast, Air-conditioned vehicle, All Fees and Taxes

Exclusions: Lunch, Dinner, Tips for the staff

Reviewed By Olga V

Overall, it's very nice tour. Driver pick you up ar 5:30 and go to the place where baloons are preparing to start. Then you go to Love valley to make more pictures and after that you go to Uchisar, Pigeon valley etc until approx 11:00. Then you go to hotel and driver returns for you approx at 15:00 for second part - sunset shooting. Thus, you use both golden hours to do your best shoots. Very good concept! Moreover, they provide a breakfast that is really tasty and much better than in my hotel. However, there is some room for improvement. Real tour progrem do not follow description on this site.We did not visit Open Palace and Devrent Valley but visited Red Valley. It's ok for someone like me who is flexible but if you have specific interest in any attaction, check befor tour. Second, driver is a nice guy but not photographer and bring us to some places not in a best time for shooting (for instance, he bring us to one Ucisar point at the moment when castle was fully shadowed, also he did not bring us to Ortahisar panorama point but bring directly to Ortahisar castle that is nice to watch, but not shoot). In total, I like this tour and would recommend it to my friends. However, I hope that company would care about minor details and make this tur even better.

5. Urfa to Mt Nemrut on a Fascinating 4 days Tour

Goodman Tours

This is a great tour to see some amazing places in Turkey where you will first start with Gaziantep one of the modern provinces of South-Eastern Anatolian Region and also one of the oldest of Hittite origin. Being the centre of pistachio nut cultivation where you will get a chance to taste Baklava (sweet pastry) and with its extensive olive groves and vineyards. Next, you will go to Şanlıurfa (the Prophets' City; also known as Urfa), is a pilgrimage town and spiritual centre. This is where the prophets Job and Abraham left their marks, and the Dergah complex of mosques and the holy Gölbaşı area is imbued with a compelling atmosphere redolent of the Middle East. Also the nearby temple of Göbekli Tepe is one of eastern Turkey's unmissable destinations. You will also visit Mount Nemrut, one the highest peaks of the Mesopotamia, with a summit at 2,206 metres above sea level and contains the tomb of King Antiochus I of Commagene that was commissioned by himself.

Inclusions: Breakfast, Breakfast, Breakfast, Air-conditioned vehicle, Professional and experienced licensed guide during the tours, All accommodation, Entry fees to the sites and museums, Breakfast at the hotel

Exclusions: Other services not mentioned, Personal expenses, Tips and gratuities (optional)

Reviewed By mum2mars

Booked through Goodman tours weeks before our scheduled Balloon flight via Viator. Received confirmation, got tickets. Night before our flight we get an email, not from Goodman tours but from Viator advising that Balloon flight has been cancelled due to “overbooking”. Rang Goodman tours, they say cancelled because of bad weather but there were heaps of other balloon flights the next morning. Very disappointed as we went to Cappadocia specifically for the Balloon ride. Could of let us know earlier in the day so we could book another flight. Goodman tours offered a complimentary activity, but if never eventuated. Will not use them again.

6. Private Tour to Fertile Crescent - Mesapotamia - 10 Days

Overland Travel Trekking

Highlights of Eastern Turkey A specious private tour of Remote Turkey A world away from Turkey’s popular resorts, this exciting new eastern borderlands tour offers adventure, scenery and cultural interest on a grand scale. Our journey begins in Van dominates the Iranian border and Lake Van, vast and mountain encircled, feeds the plains of Mezapotamia. Mount Nemrut houses 2200 years old giant statues of God and Goddess. With its broad vistas and dramatic scenery, fascinating history and culture, this trip gives a truly varied insight into a part of Turkey rarely seen by foreign visitors. HIGHLIGHTS: • The markets and architecture of Mardin & Urfa • Fantastic sunset by the majestic heads of Mt. Nemrut • Eastern Turkey cousine influenced from borderline cousines.

Inclusions: 10 Days Breakfast in hotels

Exclusions: Gratuities

Reviewed By 8deany

just a huge shout of thanks to Tolga for the super guiding on our 3 day private walking tour - his geographical knowledge is outstanding, and never missed an interesting insight into the fauna and flora - our nine year old daughter Zoya said the best trip ever!!! Fatih your team at Overland was superb, the organisation incredible, really, really enjoyed it, thanks again, dean, anastasia and zoya

7. 5 Day Tour of Magical Cappadocia and the South East of Turkey

Goodman Tours

This is a fantastic tour of some amazing places in Turkey. You will first start with the magical and mesmerising Cappadocia and see the stunning landscape of the fairy chimneys and tour the Kaymaklı Underground City. You also have the option to take an unforgettable sunrise hot air balloon ride Next, you will go to Şanlıurfa (the Prophets' City; also known as Urfa), is a pilgrimage town and spiritual centre. This is where the prophets Job and Abraham left their marks, and the Dergah complex of mosques and the holy Gölbaşı area is imbued with a compelling atmosphere redolent of the Middle East. You will also visit Mount Nemrut, one the highest peaks of the Mesopotamia, with a summit at 2,206 metres above sea level and contains the tomb of King Antiochus I of Commagene that was commissioned by himself. The gigantic statues of gods that each weigh 6 tons and are 10 metres tall and indicate what kind of super-human effort was spent on the construction of the tomb.

Inclusions: Breakfast, Dinner, Dinner, Lunch, Lunch, Breakfast, Breakfast, Breakfast, Air-conditioned vehicle, Meals as stated in the itinerary, Entry fees to the sites and museums, All accommodation, Professional and experienced licensed guide during the tours, Domestic flights in the program

Exclusions: Gratuities, Personal expenses, Other services not mentioned, Drinks, Meals that are not stated in the itinerary

Reviewed By mum2mars

Booked through Goodman tours weeks before our scheduled Balloon flight via Viator. Received confirmation, got tickets. Night before our flight we get an email, not from Goodman tours but from Viator advising that Balloon flight has been cancelled due to “overbooking”. Rang Goodman tours, they say cancelled because of bad weather but there were heaps of other balloon flights the next morning. Very disappointed as we went to Cappadocia specifically for the Balloon ride. Could of let us know earlier in the day so we could book another flight. Goodman tours offered a complimentary activity, but if never eventuated. Will not use them again.

8. 8 Days Small Group Eastern Turkey Tour From Istanbul

Hoca Paşa, İbni Kemal Cd. No:24, 34110 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey My Turkey Adventure - Tours

The Eastern Turkey in a Week, is a sweeping tour of all eastern Turkey has to offer. From Istanbul, start your off-the-beaten-path journey in the East and experience the region’s unique cultures and visit less-frequented sites, including Kars, the Ani Ruins, Lake Van, Urfa -Gobeklitepe and stunning Mt. Nemrut.

Inclusions: Double Share Accommodation X 7 Nights, Breakfast, Breakfast, Breakfast, Breakfast, Breakfast, Breakfast, Entrance Fees, Professional Guiding, Air-conditioned vehicle

Exclusions: Lunches and Dinners, Tips

Reviewed By Suzanne A

Ilyas provides a personalized, attentive, engrossing and exciting itinerary. If you let him know what you are interested in, he will make sure that you make the most of your time in Turkey. For Americans, especially, Turkey is a little known treasure. If you want a well-organized visit with someone who is well-connected and extremely knowledgeable - book with My Turkey Adventure. Best value for your money!

9. Discover the Pearls Of Turkey on this Incredible 14 Days Tour

Goodman Tours

Explore some of the highlights of Turkey and see some of the amazing places of history that this beautiful country has to offer. Throughout your trip, you’ll visit Istanbul’s highlights, including Hagia Sofia. Explore the fairy-tale landscape of Cappadocia. You may even have the option to take a hot air balloon ride. Go to Şanlıurfa (the Prophets' City; also known as Urfa). The city's streets hum with an energetic buzz. The nearby temple of Göbekli Tepe is one of Eastern Turkey's unmissable destinations. You'll also visit Mount Nemrut, one the highest peaks of the Mesopotamia, with a summit at 2,206 metres above sea level and contains the tomb of King Antiochus I of Commagene that was commissioned by himself. T See Antalya on the Turquoise Coast. You will venture to the UNESCO-listed Ephesus where you will see one of the worlds best-preserved ancient sites of House of the Virgin Mary. Visit the awe-inspiring pure white travertines of Pamukkale and take a dip in the Cleopatras pool.

Inclusions: Breakfast, Breakfast, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Breakfast, Breakfast, Breakfast, Dinner, Dinner, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Breakfast, Breakfast, Breakfast, Breakfast, Breakfast, Transportation by a comfortable AC non smoking Luxurious car/Van with professional driver, Professional and experienced licensed guide during the tours, Entry fees to the sites and museums, All accommodation, Meals as stated in the itinerary, Domestic flights in the program

Exclusions: Tips and gratuities (optional), Personal expenses, Drinks, Meals that are not stated in the itinerary, Other services not mentioned

Reviewed By mum2mars

Booked through Goodman tours weeks before our scheduled Balloon flight via Viator. Received confirmation, got tickets. Night before our flight we get an email, not from Goodman tours but from Viator advising that Balloon flight has been cancelled due to “overbooking”. Rang Goodman tours, they say cancelled because of bad weather but there were heaps of other balloon flights the next morning. Very disappointed as we went to Cappadocia specifically for the Balloon ride. Could of let us know earlier in the day so we could book another flight. Goodman tours offered a complimentary activity, but if never eventuated. Will not use them again.

10. 2-Days Private Tour to Gobekli Tepe from Istanbul

Gobekli Tours

Gobekli Tours are created for the curious traveler - the one who is wondering about history archaeology, mythology, religions and always ready to learn and discover. Gobekli Tepe, tucked away in Southeast Turkey where you don’t see masses of mainstream tourists, we like to keep it small and focusing on private and personalized custom tours at the same time providing unique unforgettable and safe experience.

Inclusions: Breakfast

Exclusions: Food and drinks not mentioned, Travel insurance, Gratuities, Personal purchases etc.

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