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Cruise the Turquoise Coast on a private gulet yacht
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Marvel at the majesty of Ephesus
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Explore Istanbul’s historic neighbourhoods and grand sites
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Meet with archaeologist at the UNESCO site of Xanthos

Turkey: By Land and Sea

Sep 28 - Oct 10, 2020

13 days | Turkey | Classic Explorations

Turkey, the gateway to Asia and heart of the great Ottoman Empire, is home to some of the most spectacular archaeological sites in the western world. And their settings are equally spectacular; opulent Istanbul, stunning coasts and mountains, and the Turquoise Coast provide a stunning backdrop for this tour. The remarkable diversity will appeal to lovers of both world-class historic sites and unforgettable landscapes.

Istanbul offers up Roman remains, Byzantine churches, monuments, museums, and great mosques lifting their minarets to the sky, but best of all, it delights visitors with the friendly activity of its streets and its colourful bazaars. The thrilling Byzantine masterpiece of the Hagia Sofia, the unexpectedly romantic Basilica Cistern, the grand palaces: we’ll see all of these, plus time to wander the neighbourhoods on delightful walking tours and to admire the views from our private cruise on the Bosphorus.

Along the Mediterranean coast, discover the spectacular ancient Greek temple of Assos, ancient Pergamum, and magnificent site of Ephesus, one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world.

One of the highlights of this trip to Turkey is the private yacht cruise along the offshore islands of the Turquoise Coast. You will have the chance to explore virgin bays, a picturesque coastline lined with pine trees, and some of Turkey’s beautiful beaches along the virtually untouched coastline of ancient Lycea. Our chosen route is rich with historic sites, unique rock tombs, and charming villages.

Turkey has always been marked by contrasts and contradictions: old and new, east and west, secular and sacred, familiar and exotic. Our trip, by land and by sea, provides an exciting balance of fascinating history, unique culture, striking landscapes, mesmerizing seascapes, and delicious cuisine!
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Tour Cost (per person):
C$5395
Group Size:
12 - 16 participants
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What’s included: Airport transfers for passengers arriving and departing as per the group itinerary; accommodation based on double occupancy in hotels as listed or similar; meals as listed in the itinerary with coffee, tea, and bottled water; all meals while on the gulet; transportation by air-conditioned midi-coach; bottled water on the coach; all activities and entrance fees; services of specialized English-speaking guide; gratuities for escort, local guides, drivers, hotel and
group meals; taxes; audio headsets for touring in Istanbul and Antalya; fully escorted by Worldwide Quest Tour Director

"We visited places of myths and legends..."

Itinerary at a Glance

DayActivity
1Meet in Istanbul
2Dive into the fascinating contrasts of the city
3Exploring UNESCO World Heritage, historic areas of Istanbul
4Drive around the Gulf of Marmara to Behramkale (Assos)
5Follow the coastal road to ancient Pergamum
6Enjoy a full day discovering the magnificent site of Ephesus
7Continue our drive along the coast to Fethiye, embark on our comfortable private gulet
8Cruise to Gemiler Island to discover its mystery
9Patara, Xanthos, Kalkan
10Cruise through the particularly beautiful Kekova area today
11Disembark the Gulet, drive to Antalya, visit the old town with its restored Ottoman period houses
12Excursion to Perge and Aspendos
13Depart Antalya
Optional Extension: Cappadocia
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Classic Explorations Expedition Cruise Cultural Explorations Featured Tours
Tour Cost (per person):
C$5395
Group Size:
12 - 16 participants
Reserve my spot now!

What’s included: Airport transfers for passengers arriving and departing as per the group itinerary; accommodation based on double occupancy in hotels as listed or similar; meals as listed in the itinerary with coffee, tea, and bottled water; all meals while on the gulet; transportation by air-conditioned midi-coach; bottled water on the coach; all activities and entrance fees; services of specialized English-speaking guide; gratuities for escort, local guides, drivers, hotel and
group meals; taxes; audio headsets for touring in Istanbul and Antalya; fully escorted by Worldwide Quest Tour Director

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