Turkey: Ancient Splendors (land tour)

Dates: May 14, 2014 - May 26, 2014 (13 days)
Tour Leader: Nicolle Hirschfeld

Ephesus, Turkey. © R. Todd Nielsen
Ephesus, Turkey. © R. Todd Nielsen
Map of this Itinerary. Extension destinations are in RED Inside Hagia Sophia, Istanbul. © R. Todd Nielsen The stadium at Aphrodisias seated about 30,000. © R. Todd Nielsen The library of Celsus at Ephesus. © R. Todd Nielsen the Tetrapylon, a monumental gate at Aphrodisias. © R. Todd Nielsen Sagalassos. © R. Todd Nielsen The famous theater at Aspendos designed by Zeno in the 2nd century A.D. © Turkish Tourist Board Perge. Image by Wolfgang Sauber/commons.wikimedia.org

Many of the most magnificent and best preserved of all ancient Greek and Roman sites are found along Turkey’s beautiful Aegean and Mediterranean coasts. Admire magnificent and varied landscapes; delicious Mediterranean cuisine, and fine accommodations while you take in spectacular ancient temples, theaters, and stadiums; early Byzantine churches with exquisite mosaics and frescoes; Crusader castles and Ottoman palaces; and outstanding museums. Two included flights within Turkey maximize your time. In addition to world famous sites in Istanbul and at Ephesus, you will get acquainted with lesser visited but outstanding ancient sites such as Priene, Aphrodisias, Sagalassos, Perge, and Aspendos.

With optional extension to Çatalhöyük, Hattusa & Cappadocia, May 26-June 1, 2013 (7 days)


Main Tour Pricing: $5,895 per person double occupancy.
Single Supplement: $995

Extension Pricing: $2,895 per person double occupancy.
Single Supplement: $395


 

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Itinerary

Wednesday & Thursday, May 14 & 15, 2014 - HOME | ISTANBUL
Friday, May 16 - ISTANBUL
Saturday, May 17 - ISTANBUL
Sunday, May 18 – ISTANBUL
Monday, May 19 – ISTANBUL­ | TROY
Tuesday, May 20 – PERGAMON | KUSADASI
Wednesday, May 21 – KUSADASI | EPHESUS | KUSADASI
Thursday, May 22 – KUSADASI | PRIENE | APHRODISIAS | PAMUKKALE
Friday, May 23 – PAMUKKALE | HACILAR | BURDUR
Saturday, May 24 – BURDUR | SAGALASSOS | ANTALYA
Sunday, May 25 – ANTALYA | PERGE | ASPENDOS | ANTALYA
Monday, May 26 – ANTALYA | ISTANBUL | HOME

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Optional Extension Itinerary:

Monday, May 26, 2014 – ANTALYA | MEVLANA TEKKE | ÇATALHÖYÜK | KONYA
Tuesday, May 27 – KONYA | CAPPADOCIA
Wednesday, May 28 – CAPPADOCIA
Thursday, May 29 – CAPPADOCIA | BOĞAZKALE | ANKARA
Friday, May 30 – ANKARA
Saturday, May 31 – ANKARA | ŞANLIURFA | ISTANBUL
Sunday, June 1 – ISTANBUL | HOME

Detailed Itinerary for the extension will be found on the Detailed Itinerary for the main tour.


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