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Cultural Tours to Turkey, Cultural Heritage Tours in Turkey

Ayasofya, Hagiga Sophia Museum

TransAnatolie Theodora 4-Day Istanbul Cultural Tour in Turkey
 
You discover and explore Istanbul: Golden Horn, Pierre Loti Area, Ottoman Imperial Cemetery, Eyüp Mosque, Roman- Byzantine City Walls, Chora Church, Hagia Sophia (Ayasofya) Museum, Topkapi Palace Museum, Grand Bazaar, Hippodrome, Ibrahim Pascha Palace, Ethnographical Museum, Sultan Ahmet Square, Blue Mosque. Be familiar with Turkish products and Market-Places: Turkish Carpets, Turkish Jewellery, Leather, Egyptian and Second-Hand markets.  And of course enjoy the best of Turkish Food in distinguished restaurants while exploiting the tranquility of Bosporus and Istanbul Hotels, after long but social and cultural enrichment activities..   
 

sultan ahmed mosque, istanbul

TransAnatolie Roxana 5-Day Istanbul Cultural Tour in Anatolia
 
Golden Horn Pierre Loti Area, Ottoman Imperial Cemetery, Eyüp Mosque, Roman-Byzantine City-Walls, Chora Church, Aya Sophia, Topkapi palace, Grand Bazaar, Hippodrome, Ibrahim Pascha Palace, Ethnographical Museum, Sultan Ahmet Place, Blue Mosque, Citern-Basilica, Archaeological and Oriental Antiques Museum in Cinili Kosk, Beylerbeyi, Ottoman Imperial Palace, Walk up to the Camlica Hill , Dolmabahce Palace, Suleymaniye Mosque,  are just a compilation of a few of those you explore.
 
Carpets, jewelers, leather, Egyptian and Second-hand markets
 
An adventurous cruise on the Bosporus, Istanbul by Night with a ‘Son et Lumière’ programme, Evening with fishermen in Kumkap, Istanbul by Night Dinner with show in Cabaret Gar, Kervansaray Nightclub, Galata Towers, The Orient House 
 
 
TransAnatolie  Acemhoyuk Classic 8-Day Cultural Heritage Tour in Turkey
  • Istanbul- Byzance:Visit to Golden Horn, Pierre Loti area, Ottoman Cemetery, Eyüp Mosque Roman-Byzantine City-Walls Chora church, Aya Sophia, Topkapi Palace, Grand Bazaar. Hippodrome, Ibrahim Pasha Palace, Ethnographical Museum, Sultan Ahmet Square, Blue Mosque; Egyptian Bazaar, Second-Hand Markets, Cruise on the Bosporus, Leather Manufacturer...
  • Istanbul–Ankara–Salt Lake–Archelais (Aksaray):Enjoy the deserted landscapes of Central Anatolia and the nice scenery the Black Sea – the Euxine Sea on the way to Ankara. Visit to Atatürk Mausoleum, Museum of Turkish Revolution and Dardanelles, Ethnographical Museum,  Konak of Zenger Pascha, Anatolian Civilizations Museum, and on the way to Aksaray-Seljukian town from the Middle Age, the Salt Lake.
  • Cappadocia- ‘The Land of Beautiful Horses’:Seljukian town Aksaray with its Pizz Tower, its Grand Mosque, Acemhöyük-the first capital of the Hittite Empire and one of the three main Assyrian trading posts. Imperial palaces: Sarikaya- Hatiplar, Enver Aribas Necropolis. Strolls in Acemhöyük and its  inhabitants, Melendiz Canyon, Peristreme Valley: Selime-Belisirma-Ihlara with its early Ruperstrian churches dated from the first period of Christiansm. Agzikarahan on the Silk road will welcome you with its camels and mules. Alevit Winetasting with inhabitants of the underground City of Saratli.
  • Cappadocia- The Holy Country of the Christianism: Cappadocia and its valleys: Dyns, Urgup, Uchisar, of Hunters and Göreme, The beautiful Church St John the Baptist in Cavusin, Rose Valley Carpet-School
  • Cappadocia – Hacibektas of Whirling Dervishes – Ankara – Istanbul: Cappadocia with stops to take pictures, short walks, discovery of craft industries (onyx), Pasabag, a part of the Zelve Valley; Red River and Venessa-Avanos, Monasteries of the  Whirling Dervishes in Hacibektas.

TransAnatolie West Turkey 15-Day Cultural Turkey Tour
  • Istanbul: Discover the Golden Horn, Pierre Loti are to the Ottoman Cemetery,  the Mosque and Mausoleum of Eyup (Mahomet’s fellow), the Roman-Byzantine city walls, Chora Church, St. Sofia, the Church, Mosque, Museum and Topkapi Palace-Harem.  Grand Bazaar (‘Oriental Souk’). Hipodrom, Ibrahim Pascha Palace, Ethnographical Museum, the Blue Mosque, the Egyptian and Spices Market,  high-class Armenian jeweler shops. Enjoy the views of Galata and Marco Polo Towers.
  • Istanbul-Edirne-Uzunkôpru- The Dardanelles-Canakkale: Second Ottoman Capital: Andrinople-Edirne. Selimiye, masterpiece of Sinan, master architect of 'Suleyman The Legislator'.
  • Canakkale-Truva-Bursa: Get to know the love of Paris and the beautiful Helen of Troy, see Achilles running behind Hector along the walls of Troy, following the Iliad and the Odyssey of Homer, native of Izmir. In Bursa, the first Ottoman capital: the Green Mosque, the Green Mausoleum, the Muradiye Complex with the Imperial Tomb. Thermal Center of Oylat, at the bottom of the Mount Olympus or in Bursa.
  • Bursa-Oylat-Aizanoi-Emet: Visit Aizanoi and its well preserved Zeus temple, theater, stadium, thermal baths, Roman bridges, ‘Stock Exchange’. Discovery of the pits of the Borax mine. Town Hall and the School of Emet. Thermal hamams and get in touch with the welcoming people of Phirigia. 
  • Emet-Sardes-Ephese: Sardes, the capital of Lydia, country of the rich Cresus, watered by the Pactole, in order to contemplate the Synagogue of the city, which was used as one of the first 7 churches of the Apocalypse of St John. Ephesus, capital of Ionia and city of Artemis. Ephesus site, Eastern Academy, Agoras, Stoa, Curetes Street, Esculape Gate, Odeon, Domitien Market Place, Monument of Memius, Trajane Fountain dated from the Pax Romana period, the Baths, the Hadrianus Temple, House of the Worthy, Library of Celcus, Closed Houses, Marble Street,  Demos Agora, St. Paul Theater, Arcadian Street, Church of the Virgin of the Ecumenical Councils, Roman Stock Exchange and the Antique Harbour and Kusadasi. 
  • Priene-Milet-Didyme-Pamukkale: Priene, the city of the great town planner Hippodamus (‘the Hippodamian Plan’). Milet of Thales and the Apollo Oracle in Didyme, the largest temple in the world. Enjoy the lunch in a fish restaurant in Didyme, next to the Apollo Temple. Castles in Pamukkale next to the Hieropolis site where women were killing themselves after their husbands’ deaths to show them their love; thermal swimming pools and Jacuzzi are waiting for us. 
  • Pamukkale-Aphrodisiyas-Sagalassos-Antalya: Take pictures in the first lights of the day of the cotton and tobacco fields. See the city of Aphrodite. the exceptional site of Aphrodisiyas and its Museum with the Statue of Aphrodite. Meet nomadic people, walk through some rose gardens and the birds paradise of the Burden Lake.  Visit the hidden site of the Taurus: Sagalassos in Antalya, the city of Attale, cousin of Alexander the Great. 
  • Antalya-Konya-Acemhoyuk-Aksaray and Cappadocia: Antalya,  small houses of the poor fishermen in the old harbour, the schooners of the Turkish aristocrats, the Hellenistico- Roman- Byzantine- Seldjoukid- Ottoman- Turkish monuments and Karpuzkaldiran waterfalls. Taurus Mountains with their typical landscapes of goats, nomads and poppy fields. Caravanserai of Horozluhan and the Silk Road. Turkish-Muslim Art Museum in Konya, the Mevlana Mausoleum, founder of the Dancing Dervish cult, with a rich collection of ethnographical works, including one of the few carpets in the world dated of 16th century. Acemhoyuk, the first Hittite Capital and its Sarikaya and Hatiplar Palaces and Aksaray.
  • Cappadocia- Aksaray-Selime-Ihlara-Saratli: Seldjoukid city of Karamanoglu, Aksaray with its Pizze Tower, its Great Mosque from the 13th century. the Melendiz Canyon, via typical villages such as Selime, Yaprakhisar, Belisirma and arrival in the Peristrema-Ihlara Valley. Discover primitive Syriaq churches dated from the 1st period of the Christian campus in Cappadocia. nature and birds. Melendiz Canyon in Ihlara, the underground city of Saratli, city of Simone and Jean van Delft.
  • Cappadocia: Old Troglodyte houses of Urgup, Uc Guzeller, the Pigeons Valley, Uchisar, Avcilar, the Goreme Valley and its Rupestrian churches. different handworks (carpets).
  • Cappadocia- Venessa-Sezarée-Argee Erciyes-Ankara: The Rose, Camels, Dolphins, Owl Valleys the Valley of Virgin Mary, onyx factory; the 1st part of the Zelve Valley: Pasabag. the Red River, Venessa-Avanos, the most famous one for Cömlek Kebab. the city of Julius Sezarus; Kayseri: the Roman citywalls, the Complex Huant Hatun, the Ethnographical Museum, the Grave of the Princess: Döner Kümbet, Gevher Nesibe, the Museum of Medical History. the High Steppes of Central Anatolia, Ankara. 
  • Ankara-Crossing of the Pontic Chain- Lake of Sapanca- Istanbul: Atatürk Museum, Museum of the 1st World War- the Dardanelles- in the Mausoleum, the symbol of the rebirth of the Laic Republic of Turkey. The Museum of Anatolian Civilizations, proposing the rich works of the Hittite-Roman world, old part of the city, the Spices Market and the Ethnographical Museum of Zenger Pacha, the old city.The Cultural Capital of 5 civilizations: Byzantium, Constantinople, Istanbul. 
 

TransAnatolie Romans & Hittites 8-Day Cultural Tour to Turkey

  • Istanbul: ...Golden Horn, the Pierre Loti area, the Ottoman Imperial Cemetery and Eyüp Mosque, the Roman-Byzantine citywalls the Chora Church. AyaSofia, Topkapi palace, Grand Bazaar, the Bridge of Bosporus. Asia-Üsküdar diner in one of the best restaurant of Asie. In Wagon Lits in Orient Express for Ankara... 

  • Ankara – Hattusas – Amasya (376 km): Breakfast at Orient Express, via Kizilirmak Valley, Hattuşaş-the Capital of Hittite Empire, and his pantheon Yazilikaya-National Historical Park. The main sites date back from the last period of the great Hittite Empire, the big temple at Asagi Sevir (temple n°1), the city walls with the colossal doors (Gate Arsanli with its lions, Gate Poterni and YER, Royal Gate Kral). In Yukari Sevir, the 31 temples built on the edge of Nisan Hill, and the Royal Palace, the Big Castle and other buildings. The open-air Temple of Yazilikaya, last remaining of the Hittite Empire period is located at 5 km north-east of Bogazköy. God of Time Tesup and his wife Goddess Hepatu. Appreciate an Hittite menu, regional meal prepared with spices dried by the wind of the High Hittite Plateau. Amasya, place of birth of the famous geograph Strabon (1st century before JC) and centre of education for the Ottoman princes. Hiking in Yesil Irmak Valley, taking pictures of wooden houses Yolboyu of Amasya, known for their Ottoman architecture...
  • Amasya – Zile – Cekerek – Bogaziliyan – Cappadocia (330 km): Explore the city of Ferhat and Sirin- ‘ City of the Crown’, Amasya; the old houses, Hazeranlar Konagi, the Ethnografical Museum, the royal rot-cut graves dig dating back from the Hellenistic period, the Castle of Amasya, the Mosque with the turning minaret Burmali, the Bayezit II Mosque and its medrese Kulliye, and the Medrese Gök, the bridges (Caglayan, Alcak, Kus), Darussifa-Bimarhane (psychiatric hospital). The museum of Amasya, one of the richest in Turkey, displays more than 27,000 objects, cultural heritages from successive eleven (11) civilizations. Turhal-Zile, the Zile Castle, place of wars between the Roman and the Bridge inhabitants, also known for the famous quotation of Julius Caesar: “Veni, Vidi, Vinci”. Cekerek, Sorgun and Bogaziliyan, and one of the most spectacular landscapes in the world: Cappadocia... 
  • Cappadocia: Old houses of Ürgüp, Rose Valley, Camels Valley, the Valley of the Virgin Mary, discover different craft industries (weaving and knotting of carpets), the nomadic culture and imperial palaces. taste the Cömlek Kebab, specialty of the region in a restaurant offering a beautiful view on the Kizilirmak River. The underground city of Ozkonak or Derinkuyu, contemplate the strange and beautiful landscape of Cappadocia with the old small village, so quiet and so pittoresk, of Mustafapasa, known previously under the name of Sinasos, the valley of Cemil- Taskinpasa- Soganli from the two regional architects...
  • Cappadocia, the Holy Country of Christianism following the Apocalypse of St Johannes.: Hikes through the Valleys of the Three Cappadocian Graces, Üc Güzeller, the Pigeon Valley, Uchisar, Avcilar. Onyx atelier. Göreme Valley, the open-air museum surroundered by churches, the early Christian art, the Byzantine Imperial art of those churches: Tokali-Elmali- St Basilius, Yilanli-Sandal along with the monasteries of priests and priestesses, a unique religious campus, the place where the apostles, the first Christians, the fourty Cappadocian Great Fathers, Saint Paul, Saint John, Saint Timothy, Saint Barnabe, Saint Naziane and Saint Basilius...
  • Cappadocia – Ankara (320 km): Saratlı underground city and then photos of Salt Lake with rose filamingos and collecting the salt’s crystal. Hacıbey Restaurant in Ankara, one of the best for Döner Kebab, Ataturk Mausoleum, prize-winning (1995) Anatolian Civilizations Museum and associated conference. Turkish evening with traditional dances and Mevlevi performance, Cappadocia in hot air balloons, Orient Express with Wagon Lits to Istanbul..
 

TransAnatolie Kubaba & Hittites 8-Day Turkey Cultural Tour

  • Ankara: Anatolian Civilizations Museum-the best Worldwide Museum in 1995, associated conference on the Anatolian civilisations; old Ankara, the citadel, the Konak Boyacizade, the Zenger Pacha Ethnographical Museum and the Spice Bazaar. Atatürk mausoleum and see his pictures exhibition; Atatürk Forest, tasting ice creams, a specialty of Atatürk Farm. 
  • Ankara – Hattusas – Amasya (376 km): Kizilirmak Valley, the capital of the Hittite Empire Hattusas (Hattusa, Hattusha) and his pantheon Yazilikaya-a National Historical Park. The main sites to be visited date back from the last period of the great Hittite Empire. the big temple at Asagi Sevir (temple n°1), the city walls with the colossal doors (Gate Arsanli with its lions, Gate Poterni and YER, Royal Gate Kral). In Yukari Sevir, the 31 temples built on the edge of Nisan Hill, and the Royal Palace, the Big Castle and other buildings..... The open-air Temple of Yazilikaya, last remaining of the Hittite Empire period is located at 5 km north-east of Bogazköy-the meeting place of the God of Time Tesup and his wife Goddess Hepatu. Appreciate an Hittite menu, regional meal prepared with spices dried by the wind of the High Hittite Plateau. Amasya, place of birth of the famous geograph Strabon (1st century before JC) and centre of education for the Ottoman princes. At sunset, hike trough Yesil Irmak Valley, taking pictures of wooden houses Yolboyu of Amasya, known for their Ottoman architecture. 
  • Amasya – Zile – Cekerek – Bogaziliyan – Cappadocia (330 km): The city of Ferhat and Sirin- ‘ City of the Crown’, Amasya; old houses, Hazeranlar Konagi, Ethnografical Museum, the royal rot-cut graves dig dating back from the Hellenistic period, the Castle of Amasya, the Mosque with the turning minaret Burmali, the Bayezit II Mosque and its medrese Kulliye, and the Medrese Gök, the bridges (Caglayan, Alcak, Kus), Darussifa-Bimarhane (psychiatric hospital). The museum of Amasya, one of the richest in Turkey, displays more than 27,000 objects, remainings from 11 civilizations. Turhal-Zile, the Zile Castle, place of wars between the Roman and the Bridge inhabitants, also known for the famous quotation of Julius Caesar: "Veni, Vidi, Vinci". Cekerek, Sorgun and Bogaziliyan, and one of the most spectacular landscapes in the world: Cappadocia. 
  • Cappadocia: Old houses of Ürgüp, the Rose Valley, Camels Valley, the Valley of the Virgin Mary. relaxing programme to discover different craft industries (weaving and knotting of carpets), the nomad culture and imperial palaces. Taste the Cömlek Kebab, specialty of the region with a beautiful view on the Kizilirmak River. Underground city of Ozkonak or Derinkuyu, the strange and beautiful landscape of Cappadocia with the old small village, so quiet and so pittoresk of Mustafapasa- Sinasos; the valley of Cemil-Taskinpasa-Soganli from the two regional architects; time-out for shopping for the hand-made poppies, gloves and socks with Anatolian drawings... 
  • Cappadocia-The Holy Land of Christianism; following the Apocalypse of St. J. Paul: Hikes through the Valleys of the Three Cappadocian Graces, Üc Güzeller, the Pigeon Valley, Uchisar, Avcilar. Onyx fabrique. Göreme Valley, the open-air museum surroundered by churches, the early Christian art, the Byzantine Imperial art of those churches:Tokali-Elmali-St Basilius, Yilanli- Sandal along with the monasteries of priests and priestesses, a unique religious campus, the place where the apostles, the first Christians, the fourty Cappadocian Great Fathers, Saint Paul, Saint John, Saint Timothy, Saint Barnabe, Saint Naziane and Saint Basilius...
  • Cappadocia – Ankara (320 km): Pasabag, a part of the famous Zelve Valley. The country of ‘Moutons retournés-Kayseri- Caesarea, leather factory; Byzantine fortress, Huant Medrese, Archaeological Museum the Mosque Honat Hatun. Döner Kümbet, the very simple and classic Seljukian Mausoleum ((1276), the first Seljukian school of Anatomy and the Museum of Medical History Gevher Nesibe. Sahabiye Medrese and the Central Place and Bedesten, the Large Mosque Ulu, overlooked by a high minaret, the High Plateau of Central Anatolia... 
 

TransAnatolie TransAnatolie 15-Day Cultural Turkey Exploration Tour

  • Ankara-Hattusas-Amasya (336 km): Anatolian Civilizations Museum, old Ankara-the beautiful wooden palaces dated from the Ottoman period; Ethnographical Museum, Zeger Pacha Palace, the Spices Market; Atatürk Mausoleum, Hacibey restaurant, the most famous Döner Kebab in Ankara. Hattusas- the Hittite Capital with its citywalls, Lion Gate, underground Gate, King Gate and Hittite Pantheon, Yazilikaya. The city of the Amesis Amazons, place of birth of the famous architect-geograph Strabon: Amasya. Green River, the wooden houses and the graves cut in the rock and the castle...

  • Amasya-Niksar-Ordu-Giresun (320 km): Amasya, the Mosque of the Beyazit Sultan, the Burmali Minare Mosque, Darüssifa-Bimarhabe, Blue Medrese Gök Mosque, (a.o.) Archaeological Museum, Ethnographical Museum, the rock graves, historical bridges, fountains, wooden houses along the Green River and of the Torumtay Mausoleum, built in 1266; the amazing landscape through a winding road across the Bridge Mountains, the Green River up to Niksar. Ordu-the region of the nuts cultivation; nice views on the fields and the sea. In Giresun, numerous cherrytrees grow; named ‘Birds Cherries’-following the legend, the Roman General Lucullus taking over the city in 69 before JC, would have introduced the cherrytrees cultivation in Europe...

  • Giresun-Trabzon (130 km): Trabzon, the coast of the Euxine Sea, Trebizonde: the Church of Aya Sofia with its bright frescos. Aya Sofia a  church built during the domination of the Manuel Commene I dynasty in the 13th century. Church has a very beautiful portal embellished with wonderful sculptures, mainly friezes depicting Adam and Eve, mytological figures and flower patterns, the most beautiful frescos  depicted miracles of the New Testament...

  • Trabzon-Macka-Gümushane-Bayburt-Erzurum (342 km): Sumela Monastery on the hill, located next to the Altindere Park and to the Golden River. Greek ‘Panagia Theotokos toumelas’, the very Holy Mother of God from the black mountain; impressive frescos of the Church built in the rocks and is part of the list of monuments of UNESCO. Bridge Mountains, Torul Gümüshane (1,250 m) and Bayburt (1,600 m) across the Kop-Gecidi (2,302 m) towards Erzurum, at 1,950m. Bayburt, at the foot of the Bayburt Burch, on the Coruh River. Erzurum-Karin named ‘the Roman Country’ by the Seldjoukids, the Great Mosque with the three Kumbets, the School of Astronomy and Medicine of the Koran with its twin minarets- representative of the oriental art: patterns and tiles made of turquoise earthenware; built by the daughter of the Seldjoukide Sultan Aladdin Kaykubat. Wintersports resort on the Palandöken Mountain... 

  • Erzurum – Ani – Kars – Dogubayazit (434 km): Transcaucasian, Ani, Pasinler, Horasan, the Cobandebe Bridge, the most beautiful bridge in the world, built by Mimar Sinan, contemporary and friend of Michel-Angelo, and Master-Architect of Suleiman the Magnificent. Drive along Aras River for about 140 km. Ani is located 45km east from Kars and 248km from Erzurum on the border between Turkey and the Armenian Republic. This city is located on an important commercial road and has expanded to finally become the capital of Armenia in 961-more than 100,000 inhabitants and thousands of churches. The earthquake of 1319 was the end of the city. Ruins of Armenian and Seldjoukide monuments: the big Cathedral, Savior Church, St. Gregory Church, Honentz Mosque, the Seldjoukide Palace with its harem and selam, the Turkish bath (hammam) and the Seldjoukide market. Ocakbasi in Kars, known for its oriental specialties, the Cathedral of the Apostles and Kars Castle. Agri (Dogubayazit) the impressive landscape of the Ararat Mountain (5,165m) and of the small Ararat Mountain (3,896m); the grounding of the Noah’s Ark after the fload on the Ararat Mount. Ararat is another form of the Acadian name ‘Urartu’. Everything is impressive in this landscape: land tortoises, eagles, partridges, hawks, numerous species of flowers and plants, foxes and sheep make up an animal and floral richness on the hillsides of the Ararat Mount.

  • Dogubayazit – Van (152km): The spectacular Ishak Pacha Palace, located 7km far from the city, at the foot of the Ararat Mount. Urartu Monuments already existed in 1,000 before JC, which was restored in 1784 and embellished to become a palace fortified by the Ottoman Empire Ishak Pacha. Dogubayazit, Van (1,750m) via the Tendurek Pass (2,644m). Muradiye waterfalls, a patch of paradise next to Van, located at 1,700m high on the shore of the largest lake in the country, many Armenian churches. The old city of Tuspa was founded by the Ourarit in the 9th century before JC. In Van, the fortress, accessible via a stair with 1,000 steps from which we can admire the lake at sunset...

  • Van (100 km): Leather cooperative to get to know the art of Eastern Turkey. The Kilims of Van are famous for the Turkish-Kurdish patterns and for the Armenian and Persian drawings; the Citadel of Cavustepe- architectural art of the Ourart civilization; the island of Akdamar, 4 km far from the shore, the Church of the Holy Cross, one of the most beautiful Armenian churches we could see. Deniz restaurant from Gevas will prepare an unforgettable picnic. The Seldjoukide necropolis... 

  • Van – Tatvan – Biltis – Silvan –Tigris – Hassuni – Diyarbakir – Mardin (451km): South Van Lake, Kuskunkiran (2,234m), Tatvan, valleys  Bitlis, capital of the Turkish tobacco the famous Bridge of Malabadi built in 1146 by the Artukides on the Batman Suyu, one of the affluents of the Tigris, love of Euphrates. Silvan-Tigranokerta, built during the Assyrian period and visited by Alexander the Great. Mus and Bitlis Silvan, the Mosque of Selhattin Eyyoubi, the destroyed minaret, the Church of Kildan, the Museum of Atatürk, the Caves of Temtemburg, Hamido, the numerous troglodyte houses (+/- 300), the Castle of Hassuni as well as fountains and watermills. Diyarbakir, the impressive walls built with black basalt, which are one of the most beautiful types of military architecture of the Middle Age. The foundation of those walls, 5,5 km long having a fish shape, date back from the Roman period (349 after JC), the Tigris Delta and of the bridge over it...

  • Mardin – Urfa – Harran – Kahta (408 km): Mardin, which is a poetic city located at 1,300 m high on a hill topped by a citadel; its typical Arab architecture. The medrese of the Sultan Isa Bey (1385)-a mosque with a school of astronomy, medicine, Coranic containing a door decorated with wonderful bas-relief. Deir- Az- Zafaran or Deyrulzaferan, which is located in the middle of vines and gardens in an inhospitable landscape. The majority of the Syrian-Orthodox patriarches is buried here. Urfa, the old Edesse, historical city of the bible where Abraham, Job, Jacob and even St Gregory lived. Enjoy the food at the most well-known restaurant of Edesse, named Göl, with its typical Mesopotamian dishes, is in the Abraham garden, houses of Abraham in Urfa named Ursu, Orkai and Edesse. Harran, the warmest spot in Turkey but also one of the most picturesque villages in the region. The Mesopotamian, Greek and Roman divinities were venerated over there. Typical houses (Trulli) ant-hill shaped and built with clay, with a roof as a painted dome.  Kahta at the foot of Nemrut Mountain... 

  • Kahta – Nemrut Dagi – Kahta – Antioche (351 km): One of the most outstanding sites of our trip: Nemrut Dagi. The sculptors of the Sovereign of Commagen, Antiochos, built an impressive sanctuary on this huge plateau. And as Antiochos was seeing himself as a god, he added his own effigy to the unity. The funeral monument of Antiochos I (69-36 before JC), at the top of the mountain Nemrut (2,150m), was built by this King for himself and his close family. In Antioch the Caves of Peter, The Archaeological Museum, exceptional Roman sculptures and mosaics famous throughout the world...

  • Antioch – Alexandrette – Tarse – Gülek – Tyana – Nigde – Nevsehir (479km): Daphne, where the nymph Daphne pursued by Apollon, was transformed into a bay tree. Tarse, place of birth of St Paul, going through Issos, where Alexander the Great and Darius III met. Discover the Holy place-the Well and House of St Paul. Gülek, Tyana and Nigde, garrison place of Alexander the Great. Tyana aqueduct, the Roman swimming pool, the Great Mosque of Nigde, and the Princess Mausoleum. Nevsehir tour in hot-air balloon... 

  • Cappadocia (80km): Discovery of this unique region in the world; the "Fairies" chimneys, open-air museum in Göreme, with its churches in the rocks, the Pigeons Valley and Uchisar; carpets school and store as well as the onyx and leather workshops...

  • Cappadocia: Roses Valley – Pasabagi – Underground city of Saratli – Pizze Tower in Aksaray – Acemhöyük – Lake Salt – Ankara (330km): We proceed to discover another aspect of Cappadocia: the Roses Valley, Camel Valley, the Virgin Mary Valley, Pasabag, a part of the Zelve Valley, the impressive underground city of Saratli, dedicated to Simone and Jean Van Delft, Egri Minaret of Aksaray, The Pizze of Turkey and Acemhöyük, the main capital of the Hittite civilization. Finally the Lake Salt with its crystal salt, ducks, wild geese and its rose flamingos...

 
 
 
 

 

 

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