Legendary Turkey: From Istanbul to the Turquoise Coast

Aug. 31 – Sep. 14, 2021

Tour Details

Number of days: 
$4,592 [including air from SFO]
Activity Level: 
Level 3
Max Passengers: 
Tour Operator: 
Odysseys Unlimited
Tour Brochure 
Final Brochure: Legendary Turkey3.64 MB
Tour Description 

  • The new dates of our Turkey trip are Aug. 31 – Sep. 14, 2021.
  • Your journey begins with a four-night stay in Istanbul, magnificent “Empress of the World” and Turkey’s cultural and spiritual heart.
  • Tour Istanbul’s famed highlights: the Spice Bazaar, the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sofia, and Topkapi Palace.
  • Take a private cruise on the Bosphorus, the waterway that separates Europe from Asia.
  • Explore the Grand Bazaar, a vast covered market housing some 5,000 shops along 60 streets.
  • Visit Gallipoli, haunting site of 31 Allied cemeteries from World War I.
  • Ferry across the Dardanelles to storied Troy, believed to exist only in Homer’s epic poem until the present site was discovered in the 1870s.
  • Tour Pergamum, one of Turkey’s most spectacular ancient sites. 
  • Spend the day touring Turkey’s incomparable classical city, Ephesus, including its acclaimed “houses of the wealthy.”
  • Enjoy lunch in the beautiful, rustic village of Sirince.
  • Witness the age-old craft of carpet-weaving during a demonstration at a carpet factory.
  • Spend three days on a privately chartered gulet yacht cruising the exquisite Turquoise Coast.
  • While cruising on this “Blue Voyage,” discover secluded coves and hidden sights that few visitors see, and enjoy opportunities to swim, snorkel, and hike.
  • Cross the Taurus Mountains to your final destination, seaside Antalya, where you’ll tour the renowned Archaeological Museum and charming Old Town.
  • Take an excursion to see the ruins at Perge, an ancient Greek city.
  • Visit ancient Konya then explore the bizarre rock formations and underground cities of Cappadocia and the Goreme Valley on an optional 5-day/4-night post-tour extension.
  • Odysseys Unlimited Terms and Conditions.

  • Elimination of Penalty on Tour Deposits (2021) As a final initiative, Odysseys Unlimited has decided to waive the $200 per person penalty associated with tour deposits. Effective immediately, each guest’s $500 per person deposit will be fully refundable up until the final payment due date: 95 days prior to tour departure.
  • COVID-19 Protocol Update


Day 1: Depart U.S. for Istanbul, Turkey

Day 2: Arrive Istanbul  

Day 3: Istanbul

Day 4: Istanbul  

Day 5: Istanbul 

Day 6: Istanbul/Gallipoli/Troy/Assos 

Day 7: Assos/Pergamum/Izmir  

Day 8: Izmir/Ephesus 

Day 9: Izmir/Göcek 

Day 10: Cruising – Aga Limani/Cleopatra Baths

Day 11: Cruising – Göcek/Dalyan

Day 12: Cruising – Gemiler Island/Kayakoy 

Day 13: Fethiye/Antalya

Day 14: Antalya/Perge

Day 15: Depart for U.S.