Gobeklitepe Tours from Istanbul

Discover the oldest Neolithic temple in the world.

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Gobeklitepe Tours from Istanbul

Gobeklitepe tours from Istanbul runs everyday as private tours on demand. We have 1, 2 and 3 days Gobeklitepe tour packages up to 3 days. With 1 or 2 days packages you can discover Sanliurfa and/or Gaziantep, depending on flight availability and your preferences. For a third day you can visit Harran, famous for beehive houses. 

An illustration of Gobeklitepe

Why should you visit Gobeklitepe?

Gobeklitepe Arhaeologic Site, is located 18 kms norhteast of Sanliurfa provincial center, near Orencik village. The site was first discovered in the year 1693, during a survey cooperated by Istanbul and Chicago Universities. It was then defined as “V52 Neolithic Settlement“.

The actutal value of the site, began to surface with the excavations started in 1994. After those excavations led by Karl Schmidt, it was found Gobeklitepe was a cult center dating as late as 12.000 years. In the middle of a group of 20 circle and oval structres, which measure about 30 meters in diameter, two T-Shaped, 5 meters tall, standalone pylons were found. Pylons were made of limestone. In the light of foundings of at Gobeklitepe the dating of neolithic age needs to updated. The pylons and other columns have carvings of animals and abstract figures still await to clearly explained.

Gobeklitepe is the oldest, -it would not be wrong if we said “first”- temple in the world, so far. 

Gobeklitepe Tours Itinerary

Either you choose a one day tour to Edirne from Istanbul or you like to stay, we have right packages for you.

DAY 1 - ISTANBUL TO SANLIURFA
You will be picked up from your hotel in Istanbul for a morning flight. After 2 hours of flight, we will Sanliurfa Airport and drive to Gobeklitepe (1 hour).
Day 1 >>> Private Guided Gobeklitepe Tour
You will drive around half an hour to Gobeklitepe. Your guide will guide through the site, giving valuable information and explaining the age Gobeklitepe and southeastern Anatolia. After the tour we either take back to the airport for your flight back to Istanbul, or if you prefer you can extend your visit one
DAY 2: Sanliurfa City Tour, Birecik & Halfeti
Today you will visit Sanliurfa city center, Sanliurfa mosaic museum, pools of Abraham, Aynzaliha Lake, authentic bazaars quarters. Overnight in Sanliurfa.
DAY 3: HARRAN AND SOGMATAR
On your third you will visit Harran and Sogmatar ancient city.
End of Tour
We will drive back to Gaziantep or Sanliurfa airport. After landing in Istanbul we will transfer you back to your hotel.

Gobeklitepe Tours Packages from Istanbul

Below pricing are based on two people sharing. Flights are economy class, unless upgraded.

1 Day Gobeklitepe Tour
from Istanbul - 2 ppl sharing
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  • Private Transportation
  • Private Gobeklitepe Tour
  • Same Day Return
  • Travel Insurance
2 Days Gobeklitepe Tour
from Istanbul - 2 ppl sharing
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  • Private Transportation
  • 2x Private Tours
  • 4 & 5 Star Hotel Options
  • Travel Insurance
3 Days Gobeklitepe Tour
from Istanbul - 2 ppl sharing
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  • Private Transportation
  • 3x Private Tours
  • 4 & 5 Star Hotel Options
  • Travel Insurance

WHAT TO EXPECT?

  • See the most unmissable, oldest Temple in the World. Older than Stone Henge, and the Pyramids!
  • An informative overview of the Anatolian Prehistory
  • Visit Sanliurfa and Gaziantep, two important culinary destinations in Turkey with 2 or 3 days packages
  • Learn about the mosaic art of Greeks and Romans
  • Visit world famous mosaic museums.
  • Discover Southeastern Turkey‘s major cities

Hotels charge the following supplements;

  • Single Room Supplement 50% pp/room rate
  • Third Person Supplment is 70%

To book this tour please choose your desired day from the calendar below and continue with the booking steps. Our booking system will take you to the secure payment gateway provided by PayU.

There is a set deposit amount of $75 for any group size. Your booking will be confirmed after the deposit payment. The balance is to be paid 15 days before the start of the tour(s).

You may cancel your tour reservation up to 72 hours before the planned start of the tour. No cancellation charge is incurred within the allowed deadline. Please read our cancellation policy: Booking Terms.

This tour is organized within the legal scope of the Turkish Law concerning Travel Agencies And The Association Of Travel Agencies (TURSAB) numbered 1618, and Vocational Tour Guides Law numbered 6326.

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