Tour Route: Istanbul Diyarbakir Istanbul
Diyarbakır, an enchanting realm of history and culture, invites you to embrace its timeless allure. Encircled by remarkably ancient city walls that have stood tall for centuries, the city whispers untold stories of bygone civilizations. As you wander through its narrow, stone-paved streets, you’ll feel a profound connection to the past, where each cobblestone carries the weight of history. Explore vibrant bazaars, where the air carries the vivid hues of local traditions, and immerse yourself in the seamless fusion of modernity and tradition, adding an enchanting charm to every corner. Diyarbakır, a gracious host to countless civilizations, awaits your discovery. Get ready for an unforgettable journey through this mesmerizing Turkish gem, where the echoes of history and the vibrant pulse of the present intertwine in perfect harmony.
Early morning, pick-up from your hotel and transfer to the Istanbul airport by private car. Flight from Istanbul to Diyarbakir . Arrival in Diyarbakir airport and transfer to Diyarbakir city by private car. Meet your tour guide and our first visit on the tour is the City walls in the old city of Diyarbakır. The historical city walls, one of the most important structures carrying the traces of the past, adorn this ancient city. These walls have a history that spans thousands of years and are adorned with historical monuments, gates, and towers. Walking through the depths of history, you will find yourself on a journey through time.
Next, we will visit the Hz. Süleyman Mosque. Built during the Ottoman period in the 16th century, this mosque stands out with its unique architecture. With its magnificent minaret and stunning interior decoration, Hz. Süleyman Mosque offers visitors a mesmerizing experience.
Our tour continues with a visit to the Virgin Mary Syriac Ancient Church. This ancient church served as a place of worship for the Syriac community and has been preserved for centuries. With its stone craftsmanship and remarkable details, the Virgin Mary Syriac Ancient Church provides visitors with a mystical atmosphere.
We will stroll through the cobblestone streets of Diyarbakır, allowing you to immerse yourself even further in the city’s atmosphere. As you wander among the stone houses and historical buildings, you will encounter the traces of the past and bear witness to the cultural richness of the city. These streets are places where time stands still, and each step unveils a different story.
The Ulu Mosque is another important highlight of our Diyarbakir tour. Built in the 11th century during the Seljuk period, this mosque holds great historical and architectural value. With its enchanting courtyard, elegant minaret, and impressive interior decoration, the Ulu Mosque leaves a lasting impression on its visitors.
In Cemil Pasha Mansion, you will have the opportunity to delve deeper into Diyarbakir’s history. This mansion belonged to Cemil Pasha, a renowned statesman of the Ottoman period. With its historical texture and traditional architecture, the mansion will make you feel the enchantment of the past as you wander inside.
Our next destination is the Hevsel Gardens. These gardens are fertile agricultural lands located along the banks of the Tigris River. Organized through irrigation systems used for thousands of years, these gardens offer a captivating view of greenery and nature.
One of the highlights of our tour is the Dicle Bridge. This bridge, built in the 12th century by the Artukid ruler Melik Necmeddin, stands out with its stone craftsmanship and captivating structure. Located over the Tigris River, the bridge is a significant symbol of the region. Walking on the bridge, you will witness the flow of history and savor the breathtaking view.
After the tour transfer to Diyarbakir Airport. Flight from Diyarbakir to Istanbul. Arrive in Istanbul and transfer to your hotel in ıstanbul. TOUR ENDS!
P.S: You can also customize this trip with additional days! Slow the pace with rest days in locations of your choice, or add additional sightseeing days along
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