TW4 Western Turkey

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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS:

Timeless Istanbul, guided tours; Guided tour of site of Troy; Guided visits to Ephesus & Museum; A day sailing on a traditional Gulet; Antalya, Roman site of Perge; Fairytale landscape of Cappadocia

Dates & Prices

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Prices are in US Dollars (USD), before taxes (if applicable) - All pricing reflects per-person Land Only expenses, however, we can book flights from virtually every city. Please call us for an air quote.


Start DateEnd DatePriceMore Info
Mon 11 May 2015Thu 28 May 2015 $3536
Mon 29 Jun 2015Thu 16 Jul 2015 $3536
Mon 28 Sep 2015Thu 15 Oct 2015 $3536

Optional Single Supplement: $550 (number of singles limited).


Tour Overview


We will have the chance to step inside the great Hippodrome, a massive sports stadium where the chariot races of ancient Roman and Byzantium times can easily be imagined. Visit Izmir, the birthplace of the legendary poet Homer and Turkey's most important port. Travelling along the Taurus Mountains we reach the Mediterranean coast where the waters are an exceptional shade of blue, a feature that gave raise to its moniker of "The Turquoise Coast". Experience rural life as we pass through the countryside of Turkey and see the lush wheat fields and orchards. The Cappadocia area holds marvelous lunar landscape where churches have been carved and volcanic dust has been weathered into large cones. We can wander the tunnels and chambers of an entire underground city dug into the Cappadocia in which citizens took shelter during times of strife.

Regions visited: Central And Eastern Europe
Countries visited: Turkey


Testimonials


Colleen C. (Vancouver, BC, CA)

We enjoyed the Blue Mosque, St. Sophia, Troy, Pergamon, Ephesus, the Crusader Castle of Bodrum, the gulet cruise, Cappadocia/Goreme Valley, the hot air balloon ride option, the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations, Topkapi - an incredible array of sites and an amazing learning experience about Turkey. The meal plan exceeded my expectations. Yasemin was authentic, knowledgeable, patient and fun. A+++ Yasemin s knowledge was encyclopedic, and her context for every site was comprehensive. Yasemin is the best tour leader I ve ever experienced, having taken three tours with other companies to Egypt, Jordan and Mexico. She dealt with both the logistics of the tour and all the site interpretation, handling both superbly. She answered questions far beyond the scope of the tour, discussed current events knowledgeably and gave us real insight into Turkey. She s fantastic! Excellent tour!

Eileen D. (Toronto, ON, CA)

Yasmin has a unique blend of experience , knowledge & organizational skills. She knows when to be flexible & when to be tough. This was a large group & she managed all the varied personalities/needs very well. Love her sense of humor & her willingness to discuss, share & educate. Highlights for me were the day on the boat, the ballooning in Cappadocia, the sites of Ephesus & Pergamon, The Dardanelles. The great mosques in Istanbul were essemtial to see.The whole Tuquoise coast was amazing especially Bodrum.

Heather F. (Huntsville, AL, US)

She (Yasmin) is a five star leader/guide. I would do this tour again in a heartbeat.

Mary B. (GABRIOLA ISLAND, BC, CA)

[The restaurants] were varied in ambiance, decor & food provided.

Nancy S. (Berkeley, CA, US)

Yasmin is the most outstanding tour leader I have had. She not only has vast historical and cultural knowledge and, therefore, serves as the local guide for each site, she also has the organizational skills to run the operational side of a tour.

Sally W. (Delray Beach, FL, US)

Loved every minute of this tour of Eastern Turkey. I am so glad I participated.The other participants of this tour were delightful and friendly. We were a wonderful group.

TW4 TRIP DETAILS

DURATION18 days

TOUR STARTIstanbul

TOUR ENDIstanbul