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A Grand Tour of Turkey (16 Days)

Uncover a land where the cultures of two continents collide. In Turkey, Ottoman domes float against modern skylines. Classic scenes from Greek epics come to life, and bustling bazaars and vibrant street vendors prove variety is the spice of life. From Istanbul to Cappadocia and the ruins of Ephesus, take in the living traditions where East meets West. This is an Edventure for those seasoned travelers, or those just beginnning to explore all corners of the world!

Your Edventure includes:

  • Round-trip airfare from SFO or LAX (price varies depending on additional departure gateways)
  • 14 nights in hand-picked hotels
  • Breakfast daily
  • 1 lunch
  • 9 three-course meals served with beer or wine
  • Deluxe motercoach
  • Transportation while on tour (planes, boats, trains, etc.)
  • Full-time tour coordinator
  • Multilingual tour guide
  • Select admissions with priority entry
  •  Silivri Prison (Correctional/ Law Enforcement Officials only)

The Blue Mosque in Istanbul

Topkapi Palace

Petrified Waterfalls in Pamakkale

Ancient ruins of Perge

Roman Theater in Aspendos

Goreme Open-Air Museum

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Price: $6,333.00 (2019) based on double occupancy, plus optional $429.00 premium trip protection*

Next Departure Dates:

May 2020 (TUGT0520)
May 2021 (TUGT0521)
April 2022 (TUGT0422)
October 2022(TUGT1022)

Contact us for exact departure dates

Edventure Highlights Include:

~ Welcome Dinner

~ The vibrant city of Istanbul, with a sightseeing tour of the city and its UNESCO World-Heritage sites, including the beautiful Blue Mosque, the Hippodrome, the elaborate underground cistern system created by Emperor Justinian I, the seat of the Ottoman rulers, the Topkapi Palace, and the Hagia Sophia, which held the title of the world's largest cathedral for over 1,000 years

A ferry ride through the Dardenelles Straits to Troy for a tour of the city made famous in Homer's “Illiad”, followed by travel along the coast of the Aegean Sea to Canakkale

~ A cable car ride to the top of the Acropolis in Pergamom for incredible seascapes and to visit the Greek ruins

~ A tour of Ephesus region, considered Turkey's best preserved Greek sites, including the Library of Celsus, Temple of Hadrian, and the Great Theater, followed by travel to see where the Virgin Mary is said to have spent her last days

~ The quaint town of Sirince, famous for its wine and olive oil, for a tasting and to view of Turkey rural life, followed by a sightseeing tour of Pamakkale, a spa resort going back to Roman days, including the Travestines, petrified waterfalls of white stone, and the well-preserved ruins of Hieropolis

~ The ruins in Aphrodesias, an age-old artists' colony, popular due to the autonomy granted it by the Roman Empire to worship the Greek Goddess, Aphrodite

~ A tour of Antalya, including its museum with over 30,000 antiquities, and Hadrian's Gate, a well-preserved ruins of a triumphal arch

~ Perge, a town established for Greek colonists following the Trojan Wars, and its extensive and well-preserved ancient remains, including the Great Theatre, the ruined Hellenistic Gates, Roman baths and the impressive stadium, followed by a visit to Aspendos, and its Roman theater, that was a center of classical drama in the first century A.D

~ The mystical town of Konya, spiritual center of the Sufi Muslims and the Whirling Dervishes, a sect founded in the 13th century, the Mevlani Museum, once their monastery, followed by a cultural performance of their elaborate dance-like ritual which honors the movement of the Earth

~ The Goreme Open-Air Museum to see the frescoed-rock churches dating back to the fourth century, followed by a visit to the bustling trade center of Pasabag and Avanos to see its the red-clay pottery

~ The secrets of the mysterious underground city of Kaymaklı, which consists of 8 floors, built to house hundreds, maybe even thousands, of people, in tunnels and underground rooms boasting innovations including a church, a stable, wineries, kitchens and a ventilation system, along with living areas

~ A stop at the famous Egyptian bazaar, known as the Spice Market, followed by a cruise through the Bosphorus Straits, separating Europe from Asia, while looking out on decadent Ottoman palaces and imposing medieval castles, while enjoying dinner aboard the boat

Tour Activity Estimates
 Average Daily Walking: 2.5 Hours
Average Activity Level: Moderate (mostly uneven terrain, including paved and unpaved roads, cobblestone streets, dirt paths, wooden platforms, and some hills and steps)

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