Travelling Gourmet On Mosaic Road

7 Days Tour

Rich and extensive dishes of traditional Turkish Cuisine borrowed many elements from Central Asian, Persian, Arabic, Armenian, Caucasian cuisines while coming to Anatolia to settle. Turkish Cuisine varies not only regional such as Aegean, Mediterranean, Black Sea, South Eastern but from city to city.

Day 1
Transfer to the airport for flight to Adana. Meeting at Adana airport. A panoramic tour of the city. Lunch of Adana kebap and departure for Antakya after the tour. Dinner of regional specialities of Antakya and overnight.

Day 2
Departure after breakfast. Full day tour with lunch of regional delicasies. Church of St. Peter, Mosaic Museum Hotel, Uzunçarşı, Antakya Synagogue, Harbiye Waterfalls. Dinner at hotel.

Day 3
Departure after breakfast for Kahramanmaraş whose history stretches back to Hittites. Maraş was called Germanikeid in times of Romans and Byzantines. Check-in to hotel. Lunch of culinary specialities, especially icecream. Visit already unearthed part of the Germenicia Mosaics, Archaeology Museum, Ulucami, Taşhan Medresah, Taşhan and the Covered Bazaar. Dinner at hotel.

Day 4
Departure after breakfast for Gaziantep where Turkish Cuisine is one of the richest and most colorful than other parts of Türkiye. Baklava and Kebaps are the most known besides many other specialities. Visit to Yesemek Open Air Museum. Lunch of regional tastes. Archaeology Museum, Zeugma Mosaic Museum, Gümrük Han, Dinner at Beyaz Han and overnight.

Day 5
Departure after breakfast. Visit Gaziantep Castle, Şirvani Mosque, E.G. Kitchen Museum, Zincirli Bedesten, Tahmis Coffee House. Lunch of Gaziantep traditional tastes. Drive to Birecik and visit the "bald ibis farm" on the way. Continue to Şanlıurfa. Check in to hotel. Dinner with special music performance (Sıra Gecesi) of the region.

Day 6
The history of Şanlıurfa, “City of Prophets” known as Edessa in the antiquity may date back to 9000 BC. Visit to Göbeklitepe, the oldest temple of the world. Built about 12000 years ago, 10000 BC., still remains a big mystery. Archaeology Museum, Haleplibahçe Mosaic Museum displays Amazon Warrior Queen as the finest example of the Euphrates basin. Holy Balıklıgöl (sacred fish-pond), Holy Cave where Prophet Abraham was borned and King Nimrud had him burnt. Dinner at hotel.

Day 7
Visit the ancient town of Harran, famous for its distinctive mud-brick beehive style houses with conic roofs. Ulucami, ruins of the first Islamic University which raised most famed scientists, astrologs and philosophers. Lunch of regional tastes. Transfer for flight to İstanbul.