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Luxury Tailor Made Travel

Tailor Made Turkey: Crossroads of Empires Past

10 days from $19,995 per person

Private journey designed for you

Travel with your private party on this Luxury Tailor Made Journey, departing when you choose and with expert local guides leading the way; you can even customize the itinerary to your interests.

Independently explore Turkey, touring Topkapi Palace and Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, along with the archaeological ruins of Ephesus as well as Bodrum — rich in maritime history. Also discover the marvelous Fairy Chimneys of Cappadocia.

A&K Advantages

  • Journey with a specially certified national guide, who tailors sightseeing activities to your interests, on an itinerary that includes visits to Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace
  • Discover archaeological wonders in the unrivaled Ionian city of Ephesus
  • Soak up the sights, sounds and scents of Istanbul's Grand Bazaar
  • Admire Istanbul's skyline on a private Bosphorus cruise

Itinerary at a Glance

Day 1
Arrive Istanbul, Turkey
Day 2
Istanbul | The Imperial City
Day 3
Istanbul | Crossing the Bosphorus
Day 4
Day 5
Cappadocia | Caves of God
Day 6
Cappadocia | Incredible Underground City
Day 7
Izmir | Archaeological Grandeur of Ephesus
Day 8
Bodrum | Wonders of Ancient Ionia
Day 9
Bodrum | Maritime Archaeology
Day 10
Depart Bodrum

Enhance Your Journey

Elevate your experience with a host of options available for an additional cost.

Accommodation Options

Alternate hotels and room upgrades are available for this journey.

Turquoise Coast Extension

Add two days in Turkey’s Turquoise coast, cruising the Dalyan River, exploring the ruins of once-mighty Caunos and encountering the nesting sea turtles of Iztuzu Beach. Spend the second day of your extension exploring the ruins of the Lycian Peninsula or cruising the Turquoise Coast aboard your own private gulet (traditional Turkish boat).

Craft Traditional Turkish Art

Try your hand at the traditional Turkish art of marbling, pottery, calligraphy or painting with expert instruction from a local artisan.

Cook Like a Local

Join your instructor for a Chef’s Table demonstration of traditional Turkish recipes. Then, savor the delicious regional dishes you’ve prepared with your chef.

Jan–Dec; Priced from $19,995

Internal Air from $640

Prices are per person, double occupancy for the itinerary as published for 2024 travel, and subject to availability.

Pricing reflects A&K's recommended months of travel of this itinerary. Supplements may apply over holiday periods, festivals, special events and due to high demand. International air not included.

Preparing for Your Journey

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Essential Information

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Passports & Visas

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CDC Information

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