Legendary Turkey: From Istanbul to the Turquoise Coast

Apr. 10 – 24, 2020

Tour Details

Number of days: 
15
Cost: 
$4,192 [including air from SFO]
Activity Level: 
Moderate
Max Passengers: 
28
Tour Operator: 
Odysseys Unlimited
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Tour Description 
  • 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 “houses of the wealthy.”
  • Enjoy lunch in the 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 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 acclaimed Archaeological Museum and charming Old Town.
  • Take an excursion to see the ruins at Perge, an ancient Greek city.
  • Explore the bizarre rock formations and underground cities of Cappadocia and the Goreme Valley on an optional 4-day/3-night post-tour extension.