- Nov 3 - 17, 2023
- From $ 4,392 from LAX
- $ 500
Airfare Included, History, Land
- Odysseys Unlimited
This 15-day Turkish sojourn begins with four nights in Istanbul, magnificent “Empress of the World” and Turkey’s cultural and spiritual heart. Among the famed highlights visited here: the Spice Bazaar, the Blue Mosque, the Hagia Sofia, and Topkapi Palace. Take a private cruise on the Bosphorus, wander through the Grand Bazaar, and explore independently.
Leaving Istanbul, travel to Gallipoli, the haunting World War I battlefield; then ferry across the Dardanelles to storied Troy. Discover Pergamum, one of Turkey’s most spectacular ancient sites. Reaching Izmir for a two-night stay, tour Turkey’s incomparable classical city, Ephesus, including its acclaimed “houses of the wealthy,” and enjoy lunch in the beautiful, rustic village of Sirince.
Following a carpet-weaving demonstration, board a private gulet yacht for a distinctive four-night cruise along the exquisite Turquoise Coast. On this “Blue Voyage,” encounter secluded coves and hidden sights that few visitors see, including the Sunken Baths of Cleopatra, with opportunities to swim, snorkel, and hike.
Disembarking in Fethiye, journey through the Taurus Mountains to the final destination, seaside Antalya. Visit its acclaimed Archaeological Museum and charming Old Town and tour Perge’s outstanding Grecian ruins. After exploring ancient Konya, discover the bizarre rock formations and underground cities of Cappadocia and the Goreme Valley with an optional 5-day/4-night post-tour extension.