Private tour

From Istanbul: Gobeklitepe Day Tour

Activity provider: Ephesus Tour Company

From Istanbul: Gobeklitepe Day Tour

Activity provider: Ephesus Tour Company

From US$ 573.60 per person

Explore the first known temples in human history at the ancient site of Gobeklitepe. Benefit from transfers & domestic flights from Istanbul and back.

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Duration 11 hours
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Pickup included
We will pick you up from your hotel in Istanbul.
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  • Marvel at the ancient sacred ruins of Gobekli Tepe
  • Admire Edessa was always known as one of the most important holy places of the world
  • Explore the excavation site with monolithic pillars linked by dry stone walls
Full description

Visit the fascinating archeological site of Gobekli Tepe on a full-day private tour from Istanbul. Explore this 11,500-year-old hilltop sanctuary, which has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Start your day with an early morning pickup at your hotel. Transfer to the airport for a 2-hour-long flight to Sanliurfa, formerly known as Edessa. Edessa was is noted as one of the most important holy places in the world. Upon arrival at the airport in Sanliurfa, you will meet your guide that will lead to Gobekli Tepe. The discovery of Gobekli Tepe and its architecture has changed the entire known history of advanced civilizations. Archeologists believe it is the oldest religious site in the world. Explore its Neolithic collection of stone circles in this prehistoric site of worship. Learn how people built this structure 12,000 years ago using stone-age tools. Take a walk at the site of the excavation and find out recent findings. Give your feet a well-earned break by going to Sanliurfa and take some time for yourself for lunch at a local restaurant. Savor the delicious flavors of southeast Turkey. You can also spend some time shopping in the local market. After making the most of your free time, transfer to Sanliurfa airport to take a flight back to Istanbul. Be met with a representative upon landing to transfer back to your hotel.

  • 2 private transfers from hotel to airport and back
  • Licensed guide by the Ministry of Tourism
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • 2 domestic flights from Istanbul to Sanliurfa and back
  • Entrance to museums and sites
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Personal Expenses
  • Lunch
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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What to bring

  • Passport
  • Comfortable clothes
Customer reviews

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What a fantastic tour. My guide was very knowledgeable and knew about a lot more things than just Gobekli Tepe. There are many other things to see in Sanliurfa, The city closest to Gobekli Tepe. Several museums were very interesting. One of the museums is one of the most interesting ones I've ever seen.

June 18, 2022

Great experience, very thorough guide, got more than was expected - super authentic Turkish experience

March 15, 2022

Product ID: 392178