Istanbul, Cappadocia, Epshesus;
the Turkoise coast
nights in comfortable hotels
nights aboard a Turkish 'gulet"
meals while cruising
English speaking guides/tour manager
Turkey - Crucible of Civilization
to three of the major empires of the world: Hittite, Byzantine and
Ottoman. Turkey, the heartland of the Hellenistic Greek era, with
more Roman cities than Greece and Italy combined. Discover
Turkey's most precious jewels both by land and by sea. Immerse
yourselves in the oriental splendor of Istanbul, the fairytale cave
cities of Cappadocia, the marble antiquities overlooking deep blue
Aegean waters, and lush green mountainsides plunging into turquoise
: former capital
of two world empires, legacy to over 5000 years of history.
Striking impressions: domes of gold, sky-piercing minarets
and crumbling Ottoman houses contrasting silvery skyscrapers.
once the heart of the Hittite Empire, is a lava-formed, lunar landscape
of unearthly geological formations. Early Christian hermits
carved entire monastic communities and over 600 cave churches in
its soft tufa stone.
one of the most powerful cities in the ancient Mediterranean remains
the most astoundingly intact Hellenistic roman city in the world
The color of the sea ranges from dark indigo during the day to tones
of pastel pink towards dusk.
will feel in many ways at home, and in others like a stranger in
a strange land. You will be surprised, confused, and charmed.
You will be glad you came. The trip begins in Istanbul.
Please join us.
in Istanbul at the Four
Eresin Crown Hotel, located in the heart of the old city.
The glories of ancient Byzantium are revealed as you visit the Church
of St. Savior in Chora, the Hagia Sophia, the Istanbul Archaeological
Museum, Rustem Pasha mosque, the Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, the
Beylerbeyi Palace and the Sadberk Hanim Museum. A visit to
the Covered Bazaar and a cruise on the Bosphorus further enhance
in Cappadocia at Esbelli
Evi, an old stone mansion carved into the volcanic
rock and exquisitely restored. Explorations in this
fascinating region include the Goreme Valley with it many rock-cut
churches, Kaymakly, an underground city, Uchisar dominated by the
ruins of a medival castle, Avanos, an ancient site identified with
the worhsip of Zeus, Soganli, one of the most attractive places
in Anatolia, as well as Derinkuyu, Ozkonak and Zelve.
one of the five largest cities of the ancient world and an important
religious center. Continue to Bodrum and one night at Marmara
along the Turkish coast aboard a "Gulet", a beautifully
crafted vessel and your luxurious home for the next seven nights.
Ports of call will include the excavations at Knidos, the picturesque
resort of Datca, the Bay of Bozukkale and Gerbekse, Dalyan, a fishing
village on the Calbis River, the bays of Agi Liman and Fethiye,
and Gemiler Island where Japanese archaeologists have discovered
Byzantine mosaics, cisterns and other artifacts.
Istanbul and one night at the Ciragan
Palace Hotel. This evening enjoy our farewell
dinner. Overnight before your onward or homeward bound flight.
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