Exotic sights, scents, and sounds reign in this fascinating land where Europe and Asia meet.  With its ancient ruins, stunning landscapes, and dramatic Turquoise Coast, Turkey offers an unparalleled small group experience.  The 15-day Turkish sojourn begins with four nights in magnificent Istanbul, where highlights include the Spice Market, the Blue Mosque, the Hagia Sofia, Topkapi Palace, and a private Bosphorus cruise.  After experiencing haunting Gallipoli, ferry across the Dardanelles to storied Troy.  Discover Pergamum, one of Turkey’s most spectacular ancient sites, and explore magnificently preserved Ephesus.  Lunch in peaceful, rustic Sirince.  Travel to the beautiful port city of Fethiye for two nights.  Visit the ghost town of Kayakoy and relax on an idyllic privately chartered day cruise along the tranquil Turquoise Coast.  In Antalya, tour the acclaimed Archaeological Museum, then encounter Perge’s outstanding Grecian ruins.  Discover ancient Konya and the unique Cappadocia region with an optional 5-day/4-night post-tour extension. 

Trip Itinerary

Day 1. Depart the U.S. or Canada
Day 2. Arrive in Istanbul, Turkey
Day 3. Istanbul
Day 4. Istanbul
Day 5. Istanbul
Day 6. Gallipoli/Troy
Day 7. Assos/Pergamum
Day 8. Kusadasi/Ephesus
Day 9. Kusadasi/Ephesus
Day 10. Fethiye
Day 11. Fethiye/Cruising
Day 12. Antalya
Day 13. Antalya
Day 14. Antalya/Perge
Day 15. Depart for the U.S. or Canada