Treasures of Turkey

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East meets West on this 14 day journey across the fairy-tale landscapes and ancient landmarks of Turkey. From the lavish palaces of Ottoman sultans to Roman ruins along the Turquoise coast, you’ll delve into the diversity and colorful multicultural experience that Turkey serves up in spades. Visit the enchanting cotton castles of Pamukkale, the surreal landsc...
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Overview

Trip type
Group Tour
Lodging level
Standard - 3 star
Physical level
Moderate
Trip pace
Balanced schedule

What's this trip about?

    East meets West on this 14 day journey across the fairy-tale landscapes and ancient landmarks of Turkey. From the lavish palaces of Ottoman sultans to Roman ruins along the Turquoise coast, you’ll delve into the diversity and colorful multicultural experience that Turkey serves up in spades. Visit the enchanting cotton castles of Pamukkale, the surreal landscapes of Cappadocia and ancient trading routes once plied by camel caravans.

Details

Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeGroup - max of 40 people
Age range6 years and up
Flights and transportN/A
Start CityIstanbul
End CityIstanbul

Travel Themes

  • 50 plus
  • Cultural

Destinations

  • Asia
  • Turkey

Activities

  • Culture
  • Historic sightseeing

Trip includes

    • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
    • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
    • Many meals and daily breakfasts included
    • Audio headsets are provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences
    • City orientation tours
    • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries
    • Extensive variety of Choice Optional Experiences
    • On occasion, hotels of similar standard and location may be utilized.

Itinerary

Travel Map

Day 1: Arrive Istanbul

Cue the exotic music. It’s the perfect pairing to your first day in Istanbul, a sprawling metropolis which has connected Europe and Asia for centuries. The former center of the Old World appears cloaked in mystery, but you won’t need to dig deep to discover its dramat...

Day 2: Istanbul sightseeing and free time

The 'Pearl of the Orient' reveals her hidden treasures this morning as you join your Travel Director for a visit to the Byzantine Hippodrome. Just as it was centuries ago, today the expansive promenade is a vibrant center of the city’s social life. Standing amidst its...

Day 3: Istanbul – Safranbolu

Follow in the footsteps of medieval traders, taking the same journey they once took on the east-west trade route between the Black Sea and Mediterranean. You’ll arrive in UNESCO-listed Safranbolu, an important caravan station whose Ottoman-style wooden houses and narr...

Day 4: Safranbolu – Ankara - Cappadocia

Travel south to the Turkish capital, Ankara and visit the Mausoleum of Atatürk, the founder and father of the Turkish Republic. Continue to the whimsical landscapes of Cappadocia, a region famed for its unique geological features and ‘troglodytes’ cave dwellings. This...

Day 5: Cappadocia Sightseeing & Free Time

It’s impossible to take a bad picture in Cappadocia. Fairy-tale rock chimneys rise up from the ochre and rust-colored depths of Paşabağı and the Red Valley – a landscape forged by wind, rain and a volcanic touch. Visit a regional rug production center where you’ll lea...

Day 6: Cappadocia - Konya

See master craftsmen at work turning their pottery wheels to craft the beautiful terracotta pottery characteristic of this region this morning, before visiting Saratli Underground City. Later, on your journey to Konya, you’ll see a 13th-century caravanserai. You can a...

Day 7: Konya – Antalya

You’ll visit the final resting place of the Sufi philosopher Mevlana to gain insights into the traditions and rituals of the Sufi religion, see remnants of their heritage in the landmarks that remain, before heading to Antalya on the Turquoise Coast for an orientation...

Day 8: Antalya free time

Ease into the laid-back seaside vibes of Antalya on this full free day dedicated to soaking up sun-kissed Mediterranean shores. If you can drag yourself away from your sun lounger, we recommend joining an Optional Experience cruise along the glittering coast. This aft...

Day 9: Antalya – Pamukkale

The powdery white sands and crystal-clear water of Lake Salda provide a beautiful backdrop for a quick photo stop today. Besides being noteworthy as a popular tourist resort and archaeological site, the lake is one of only two places in the world said to have similar ...

Day 10: Pamukkale – Izmir

The ethereal white pools and terraces that cascade down surrounding cliffs are a sight to behold this morning as you see the ruins of the ancient Roman health spa of Hierapolis. Head west to the Aegean coastline, arriving in Izmir in time to spend some time exploring ...

Day 11: Izmir free time

Today is free for you to enjoy at leisure or our Optional Experience could see you visit Ephesus, a 2,000-year-old site and home to the iconic Library of Celsus and Hadrian’s Temple. Included in this experience is a visit to the stone cottage, where the Virgin Mary is...

Day 12: Izmir – Çanakkale

Ancient legends and symbols take center stage today. Your first stop this morning is in Pergamon, famed for its Asclepion Medical center, which still bears the image of the snake-entwined staff that remains a symbol of medicine in modern times. Next on today’s agenda ...

Day 13: Çanakkale – Istanbul

Pay tribute to the brave soldiers who lost their lives in the World War I battles at Gallipoli. You’ll visit Anzac Cove, Lone Pine Cemetery and Chunuk Bair, before returning to Istanbul. As your journey through Turkey draws to a close, you’ll want to consider joining ...

Day 14: Depart Istanbul

Your in-depth exploration of Turkey with its cultural and historic treasures has come to an end. You’ve stood amidst man-made wonders and ethereal landscapes, walked in the footsteps of traders and Whirling Dervishes and forged special memories with new friends. For now it’s time to end this chapter with a heartfelt farewell to your newfound friends.

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Price per day$150
Last Updated: 2/23/2024
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$1,385
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$1,355
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$3,347
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Accommodation

Titanic Port Bakırköy Hilton Garden Inn Ramada by Wyndham Ibis Konya (Konya, Turkey) Best Western Khan (Antalya, Turkey) Richmond Thermal Doubletree by Hilton Alsancak Büyük Truva Hotel Çanakkale,
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Meals Included
  • 13 Breakfast (B)
  • 6 Dinner (D)
Age Requirements
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