Gobeklitepe Day Tour from Istanbul Starts
Firstly, the 5-start Gobeklitepe Day Tour from Istanbul starts with a transportation service in the early morning. Our expert drivers will pick you up from your Istanbul hotel and transport you to the airport.
After completing all of the required procedures, you will be treated to a nice flight from Istanbul to Sanliurfa Airport. In the airport, our guides will welcome you so get ready to learn new things!
Then, you will take a bus to Gobeklitepe.
Visiting Gobeklitepe – Older Than Pyramids
You will arrive at by far the most essential location of this program after the road trip.
Gobeklitepe is one of the world’s oldest monuments. It is 7,500 years old, which makes it older than the Egyptian Pyramids. This prehistoric site is currently being excavated, and it holds an important number of significant buildings.
A total of 20 monuments dated from the Pre-Pottery Neolithic period in the field await you. There are six buildings that are now covered among them. You will be taken to a fascinating guided tour and get a wealth of knowledge.
So, you’ll love the place!
Amazing Archaeology and Mosaic Museum of Urfa
Next, the tour continues with a visit to Urfa’s Archaeology and Mosaic Museum.
This museum is one of Turkey’s largest, housing an admirably wide variety of artifacts from the Gobeklitepe ancient site. There, you will walk around the different parts of the museum to see a total of 5000 exhibits. One of the most famous pieces is a statue known as “Urfa Man,” the world’s first statue.
Get ready to be fascinated.
Pool of Abraham
The tour also involves a trip to the Pool of Abraham, one of the region’s most significant religious landmarks.
The place, which is located in Urfa, features imposing stone walls, domes, and a mosque. A 150m long and 30m wide pool is located in the middle.
Carp fishes are held in the aquarium, and tourists are allowed to feed them. According to myth, Nemrut’s daughter Zeliha jumped to the fire when Prophet Abraham was thrown just here. Of course, you’ll learn more about it.
Lunch Time & Return
Afterwards, a lunch break at a nearby restaurant is given in your full-day discovery. During this time off, you can eat a delicious meal and chill as much as you want.
Then, we’ll go back to Istanbul. To do so, we’ll take you to the airport. After the flight, you’ll be back in Istanbul.
A convenient bus will transport you back to your hotel in the city center after you arrive. Gobeklitepe Day Tour from Istanbul will end when you return to your hotel late at night.
Now, if you like the content of the tour, don’t forget to book it and check other things to do in Istanbul!