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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 27 - Oct 09, 2022

13 days | Turkey | Cultural 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 the magnificent site of Ephesus, one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world.

One of the highlights of this trip to Turkey is the four-night cruise on board our deluxe privately chartered 10-cabin yacht. This typical Turkish wooden gulet will sail along the coast, taking us to places best accessed by sea.

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!
Cultural Explorations Worldwide Explorers Club
Tour Cost (per person):
C$5995  Includes all taxes and gratuities.
Group Size:
12 - 16 participants

What’s included: Airport transfers; accommodation based on double occupancy; most meals; transportation by air-conditioned midi-coach; all activities and entrance fees; services of specialized English-speaking guide; taxes and gratuities; 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
4Behramkale (Assos)
5Follow the coastal road to ancient Pergamum
6Enjoy a full day discovering the magnificent site of Ephesus
7Embark the Gulet at Fethiye
8Cruise to Gemiler Island
9The Lycian sites at Xanthos and Patara
10Unspoilt nature in the Kekova area, hidden ruins and below the turquoise waters
11Disembark the Gulet drive to Antalya
12Excursion to Perge and Aspendos
13Depart Antalya
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Cultural Explorations Worldwide Explorers Club
Tour Cost (per person):
C$5995  Includes all taxes and gratuities.
Group Size:
12 - 16 participants

What’s included: Airport transfers; accommodation based on double occupancy; most meals; transportation by air-conditioned midi-coach; all activities and entrance fees; services of specialized English-speaking guide; taxes and gratuities; fully escorted by Worldwide Quest Tour Director

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