Gobeklitepe Tours

Göbeklitepe day tour from Istanbul

Göbeklitepe the oldest known monumental temple of the world which was built in 12.000 years ago. It is 7.500 years older than pyramids in Egypt and 7.000 years than Stonehenge. It will make you think again the history of humanity, change your knowledge about religions, reconsider about resident life. The simplest words, it is one of the first locations that humanity began.

Göbeklitepe is considered as one of the biggest archaeological discovery in the world.

Duration: Long Day
Tour Type: Regular
Departure Days: Everyday
Start: Istanbul
End: Istanbul
Transportation: +


04:00 am ─ Our staff will come to your hotel in Istanbul for transfer you to the airport. (Pick-up time is changeable according to the availability.)
You will be transferred to the airport.
07:35 am ─ Fly from Istanbul to Şanlıurfa Gap Airport. (Flight time is changeable)
09:35 am ─ Arrival at Şanlıurfa Gap Airport.
Upon your arrival at the airport, you will be transferred to Göbeklitepe. Then, the Göbeklitepe tour starts.

  1. Göbeklitepe: Archaeologically, categorised as a site of the Pre-Pottery Neolithic A Period (BC 9.600–7.300). There are totally 20 temples (6 of them are uncovered for now, still counting). It shows us, it is the first temple in the world. It has been perfectly preserved to date.
  2. Şanlıurfa Archaeology and Mosaic Museum is the biggest museum in Turkey. There are more than 5.000 pieces from the land where humanity born. And also, the first statue in the world “Urfa Man” exhibits in the museum.
  3. The pool of Abraham is 150 meters long and 30 meters wide. There are carp fishes inside of the pool and they are not eaten by the local people. According to the legends, Nemrut’s daughter Zeliha jumped to the fire when prophet Abraham was thrown. And the area turned to the lake.

17:00 pm ─ Our Göbeklitepe tour from Istanbul is ended.
You will be transferred to the airport in Şanlıurfa.
20:00 pm ─ Flying to Istanbul from Şanlıurfa. (Flight time is changeable)
22:15 pm ─ Arrival at the airport in Istanbul.
Upon your arrival at the airport, you will be welcomed by your name sign and transfer to your hotel in Istanbul.


  • Internal flight tickets
  • Professional tour guide on the tour
  • All transportations in the itinerary
  • Lunch
  • Entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary
  • Car park, gasoline, highway, and bridge fees
  • Local taxes and service charges
  • Personal Expenses
  • Drinks at lunch
  • Unmentioned meals


2 Days Nemrut and Gobeklitepe Tour from Istanbul
You will find the best package to explore the Nemrut and Gobeklitepe and you will have the best memories by exploring the areas.


  • Exact pickup time will be given at the time of booking.
  • You are kindly requested to present yourself at the pickup point 15 minutes prior to the pre-advised pickup time.
  • Comfortable shoes and a hat are recommended as shade is limited in the summertime.
  • The order of the tour itinerary may vary in order to avoid congestion.
  • Flight times can be changed according to the availability.


  1. Guillaume

    Our travel was entirely based on our desire to visit Gobekli Tepe and it does not disappoint here. Our travel consultant will be keen to include Harran as part of the tour. It was fascinating, and we enjoyed a walk with the local guide, but you might need to be very interested in deep history to find Harran satisfying. This is why we come to Sanliurfa for!

  2. Diana

    Fantastic! It is the oldest temple structure in the world, so far. After the visit the Gobekli Tepe go to the museum in Urfa, contains many statues of Göbekli Tepe and great Copies of the structure. It is worth to visit area.

  3. Janina

    We were honestly a little nervous about traveling alone to Turkey but very happy we did because it was the best trip of my and my wife’s life. Gobeklitepe is incredible and in my opinion, the most important archaeological site happening in the world right now. If you do not have a long vacation in Turkey then you can book a daily tour to Gobeklitepe and Sanliurfa from Istanbul. I highly recommend staying a night in Sanliurfa and hiring a private tour and private guide if you are unfamiliar with the area/history or just want to have a richer experience. Thank you, Tuna, from Toursce.com, he did a good job and organize our trip there from Istanbul. Our tour guide was very professional and he went above and beyond all my expectations. He is a local person in the area from Sanliurfa, speaks excellent English, and is one of the truly best human beings we have ever met in Turkey. Also, the driver was so warm and kind. The guide also spent the rest of the day giving me an old city walking tour of Sanliurfa, explaining the city’s ancient history and mythology. All the travel arrangements are very smooth for 2 days in Sanliurfa. We felt very safe there. Highly recommend going to Gobekli Tepe and spending some time in Sanliurfa city getting to know the culture and taking in the beautiful atmosphere. The best way to do this is to just contact Mr. Tuna from Toursce tour company. They will do the rest of the arrangements and will be reasonably priced and worth every penny. Eat delicious food, and have an amazing time! Thanks for everything.

  4. Claudia

    It was great to visit the oldest known temple on earth. It was the oldest temple ever discovered on the planet dating back to 9600 B.C. Although they are a bunch of T-shaped carved rocks, they have some interesting artistic features and an incredibly deep history. Necessary to tour the sites with a local guide because there is a lot to see and learn here. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and active. Thank you very much for all the travel team.

  5. Sherilyn

    Gobeklitepe is the oldest human settlement on Earth! Even if difficult to find an available tour to Gobeklitepe, not at all promoted we insisted to arrive here and the effort was rewarded. Not many agencies organize tours to Gobeklitepe in Turkey. We were lucky and found this agency online. A great archaeology museum, very modern, and the archeological sites and the pool of Abraham as well. Verry strange and full of meanings place in Turkey! Was it indeed the first astronomical observatory in the world?? Fascinating, and the sites are well presented by Turkey Tourism. Recommended this day trip from Istanbul.

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