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11 Day Guided Mesopotamia Tour

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  • Booking Type Instant booking
  • duration 11 days
  • tour type Private
  • minimum participants 2
  • age requirement 1-90 yrs
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-37326
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Starts Istanbul, Turkey
  • Ends Istanbul, Turkey
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  • Twoday full tours of Istanbul and Cappadocia
  • Visit the Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque and more attractions
  • Road trip to Diyarbakir, Sanliurfa, Mardin and more
  • Explore the Gerome openair museum and other UNESCO Heritage Sites
Start and end in Istanbul on this unique 11-day in-depth cultural tour of Istanbul, Cappadocia, and 8 other destinations in eastern Turkey. The tour includes accommodation, domestic flights, an expert guide, insurance, meals, transport, and more.

Enjoy a two-day tour of Istanbul before flying to Cappadoccia for another two-day tour of this stunning region. We’ve made sure you have enough time to see the best highlights of both places. Then, head by road to eastern Turkey, to the heart of ancient Mesopotamia to discover the heritage of eastern civilization.

Eastern Turkey is a region in eastern Anatolia (Asia Minor) that borders Georgia, Armenia, Iran, Iraq, and Syria. It is a fascinating part of Turkey with an impressive history. The southeastern corner of this region, where the mighty Tigris and Euphrates rivers flow, is where Mesopotamia rose and is now known as the cradle of modern civilization. Eastern Turkey also has some of the country’s most outstanding scenery, with its impressive snow-capped mountains, massive lakes, gushing rivers, and immense fields of wildflowers.
  • Day 1: Arrive in Istanbul
  • Day 2: Jewels of Istanbul
  • Day 3: Explore the Old City & Fly to Cappadocia
  • Day 4: Explore Cappadocia
  • Day 5: Explore Cappadocia
  • Day 6: Drive Adiyaman- Explore Nemrut
  • Day 7: Diyarbakır & Mardin Tour
  • Day 8: Mardin, Gobekli Tepe, Urfa Tour
  • Day 9: Harran and Halfeti Tour
  • Day 10: Gaziantep Tour and Fly Back to Istanbul
  • Day 11: Departure
  • 10 Breakfasts and 9 Lunches
  • Domestic flight tickets
  • Accommodation
  • All sightseeing tours as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Entrance fees, parking fees, ferry, tolls and petrol
  • A licensed, English-speaking tour guide for all tours
  • All transport with new & AC vehicles
  • All local taxes
OPTIONAL ADDONS (Available during check-out)
  • Hot Air Baloon Tour
  • Drinks, visas, personal expenses, porters, tips
  • International airfare
  • Meals not listed
  • Optional tours
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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • How many days are enough for Europe?

    You can spend a couple of months exploring Europe and still feel like you have not seen everything. Generally speaking, a two-week Europe trip should be just enough if you are looking to cover its major highlights. However, if you want a comprehensive travel experience within this duration, it is better that you focus on a region or a few countries rather than traveling all over the continent. 

    Choose a single country or schedule your trip around a handful of cities in different countries. While larger European cities may require three to four days to explore, you can get around smaller destinations in a day or two. Planning your trip around a particular region will cut down your travel time and save your time in transit.

  • How do I plan a 15-day trip to Europe?

    If you are planning to visit multiple countries, you should prepare a tentative list of destinations you are interested in. If it is your first trip, stick to major cities and cultural centers for the sake of simplicity and convenience. Also, be flexible and optimize your travel time and budget. Be open to changing your itinerary depending on schedules and ticket prices.

  • Where to travel in Europe?

    Europe has swathes of spectacular landscapes, a rich history, and vibrant cultures. Therefore, deciding on the best travel destinations on the continent can be difficult. However, you can narrow down on highlights by choosing one overarching theme for your trip. 

    If you are looking forward to immersing yourself in art and history, then Italy, Spain, and France should be on the top of your list. Head for Switzerland, Norway, or Croatia if nature is what you love the most. For beaches and water sports, you will be hard-pressed to find better destinations than Greece, Portugal, and Montenegro.

    Having said that, you can also diversify your itinerary by mixing and matching different elements of the same country. Italy tops the charts not just for its medieval monuments and Renaissance art but also for coastal scenery and sun-soaked beaches. Similarly, Spain is a foodie paradise as much as it is an architectural hotspot.

  • How to travel around Europe cheap?

    Bus services like FlixBus and BusAbout offer a convenient means of transport if you wish to move from one city to another within the same country. Although these services do travel between countries, they might not be the best choice due to a longer travel time.

    Budget airlines are another great way to get around Europe’s major cities, especially when you want to cut down on travel time between two countries. Keep an eye out and you might be able to snag tickets at unbelievable rates. Services like Skyscanner can be of help. Some of the largest budget airlines in the continent are Ryanair, WizzAir, Eurowings, and EasyJet.

    Ridesharing services are a godsend for those wishing to immerse themselves in local culture as they offer you the chance to catch a ride with locals along the way. BlaBlaCar is the largest one. The only downside is that it is not always as easy to book a rideshare service as it is to catch a bus or hop on a budget flight.

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    While insurance is important, it is mostly a safeguard against emergencies. If you are on a budget, you can go with the second- or even third-best option and prioritize getting your money’s worth instead of purchasing the most comprehensive coverage.

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