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Eastern Mediterranean 2018: Highlights of Turkey Summer 2018
Tour Type: Country Explorer
Brochure Type: Eastern Mediterranean 2018

Step back to a time when sultans ruled this land and were surrounded by all the world's treasures. Explore a mezze of East and West in mystical Turkey, from the Byzantine and Ottoman past of its capital, Istanbul, to the legendary city of Troy, ancient ruins of Ephesus, and the famous limestone cotton castles of Pamukkale.

Sightseeing Highlights
  • City tour in Istanbul
  • See Anzac Cove and the poignant War Cemeteries at Gallipoli
  • Visit the Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia Basilica, Blue Mosque, Byzantine Hippodrome and Grand Bazaar in Istanbul, Wooden Horse at Troy, the Asclepion Medical Centre at Pergamon, the ancient city of Ephesus, the Virgin Mary's House at Ephesus, the Cotton Castle springs at Pamukkale, the ruins of the Roman health spa at Hierapolis, the old silk market and the Grand Mosque in Bursa
Dining Highlights
  • 7 buffet breakfasts
  • 1 lunch (Be My Guest)
  • 6 dinners
First class travel Highlights
  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Ferry across the Dardanelles from Eceabat to Canakkale
  • Ferry across the Sea of Marmara from Yalova to Istanbul
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Hand-picked Insider Experiences
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • VIP entry to many sights
Call (816) 741-9080 for more information or to book today! Mention code 13703228
Tour OperatorTrafalgar Tours
OfferOffer valid through 3/31/2018
8 Days
Escorted - Yes
Day 1IstanbulArrive Istanbul (2 Nights): Meet at the crossroads of East and West - the effervescent capital of Istanbul launches your journey of discovery through centuries of turmoil and triumph. Spend the day exploring after being transferred to your hotel. Later, you'll meet your Travel Director and travel companions for a memorable Welcome Reception. Welcome Reception
Radisson Blu Sisli
Day 2IstanbulIstanbul Sightseeing: Delve into treasures of the Ottoman Empire, strolling through the exquisite Topkapi Palace with its spellbinding views of the Bosphorus. We explore the Basilica of Hagia Sophia, once one of the greatest churches in all of Christendom, before following in the footsteps of the faithful for a visit to the Blue Mosque - its six minarets and beautiful blue Iznik tiles are a sight to behold. Later, we visit the Byzantine Hippodrome to see where thundering chariots once raced to victory. The rest of the day is yours to explore the city. Consider an optional cruise along the Bosphorus to see how its meandering waters separate the European and Asian sides of the city. Buffet Breakfast
Day 3CanakkaleIstanbul - Gallipoli - Canakkale: We remember the heroism of the many thousands of men who fought bravely at Gallipoli and see Lone Pine Cemetery and the battlefields that today still hold special significance for the Turkish, Australian and New Zealand nations. Spend a quiet moment commemorating the lives lost at Anzac Cove and Chunuk Bair, where some of the fiercest fighting took place during World War I. This evening we stay in Çanakkale where tonight we'll dine in our hotel. Buffet Breakfast, Dinner
Day 4IzmirCanakkale - Troy - Pergamon - Izmir: Visit a land of Trojan legends, an ancient city immortalised by Homer in the stories of King Priamus, Hector, Paris and the beautiful Helen. We admire the archaeological excavations at Troy revealing nine separate periods of settlement and the symbolic replica wooden Trojan horse commemorating the epic war machine constructed by the Greeks to end a lengthy siege. We continue to the ancient kingdom of Pergamon to visit the Asclepion Medical Centre whose staff of entwined snakes remains a symbol of modern medicine today. This afternoon, we travel to the village of Demircidere for a unique Be My Guest luncheon. We travel to the broad boulevards of seaside Izmir and dine in our hotel this evening. Buffet Breakfast, Be My Guest Dining, Dinner
Day 5PamukkaleIzmir - Ephesus - Virgin Mary's House - Pamukkale: Journey into antiquity and explore the ruins of the ancient Greek city of Ephesus admiring the well-preserved facade of the Library of Celsus and its famous Temple of Artemis. We visit the House of the Virgin Mary, the Temple of Hadrian guarded by Medusa's head, and the Great Theatre, built by the Romans between 41 and 117 AD and still in use today. Relax and enjoy the blissful thermal pools at your hotel in Pamukkale. Later, consider joining an Optional Experience to watch the dizzying twirling of the mystical Whirling Dervishes of the Mevlevi sect. Buffet Breakfast, Dinner
Colossae Thermal
Day 6BursaPamukkale - Hierapolis - Bursa: This morning we enjoy a leisurely visit to the ancient ruins of the Holy City of Hierapolis, imagining ancient patrons seeking revival and rest within their limestone-laden thermal springs. Our last stop today is in the lush silk centre of Bursa where tonight we dine in our hotel.Buffet Breakfast, Dinner
Day 7IstanbulBursa - Istanbul: Caress soft silky textures and admire the riot of colours as you amble through the old silk market of Bursa. We visit its exquisite Grand Mosque before returning to Istanbul for an afternoon spent haggling for the best deals at the extraordinary Grand Bazaar - a veritable sprawl of enchanting shops and bold merchants plying pottery, leather, lamps and spice. Our final evening together sees us enjoy a Farewell dinner with our fellow travellers to reminisce over shared memories. Buffet Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
Radisson Blu Sisli
Day 8Depart IstanbulDepart Istanbul: We say a fond farewell to Turkey and newfound friends as we prepare to depart to the airport for our flight home. Buffet Breakfast
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March 31, 2018$1,375.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
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October 20, 2018$1,375.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
Cruise Connection: This trip starts or ends in a popular cruise port, so you can combine a cruise with a more in-depth guided holiday in Europe.

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Eastern Mediterranean 2018: Highlights of Turkey Summer 2018
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Tour Type: Country ExplorerBrochure Type: Eastern Mediterranean 2018Step back to a time when sultans ruled this land and were surrounded by all the world's treasures.
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