When it comes to the most desired locales to visit, Turkey tends to fly under the radar. We can’t imagine why. Throughout 9 days of Turkey’s best highlights, we’ll visit Aya Sofya in Istanbul, the Göreme Open Air Museum, and World War I sites in Gallipoli. We’ll also take a jaunt to the ancient Roman town of Ephesus and tour the city of Troy. Of course, no trip to this vibrant country would be complete without wine tastings and native cuisine, including a dinner with a local family in Cappadocia. Throw in comfortable accommodations, private transfers and quick flights, and you’ll want to return to Turkey again and again.
Arrival transfer. Walking tour of Istanbul including admission to Aya Sofya. Tour of Ankara including Ataturk’s mausoleum, Roman quarter, and the Museum of Anatolian civilization. Guided walk in Goreme Open Air Museum. Walk in Rose Valley. Dinner with local family in Cappadocia. Orientation walk in Selcuk including temple of Artemis, mosque of Isa Bey and remains of St John Basilica. Guided tour of Ephesus and entry to Ephesus Museum. Local lunch and wine tasting in Sirence. Guided visit to Troy. Excursion to Gallipoli. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
8 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner. (Allow USD270-300 for meals not included.)
Comfort hotels (8 nts).
Minibus, plane, walking.
Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout.
Small group experience; Max 12, Avg 10.