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Turkey: A Journey Through History 2021-22


11 days from $6,795 per person

Limited to 18 guests

Discover the rich and diverse historical landscape of Turkey, exploring the best the nation has to offer, from exquisite Istanbul to archaeological wonders that date from ancient Greece to the Ottoman Empire, enjoying privileged access and scholarly guiding throughout your journey.

A&K Advantages

  • Explore Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace in the serenity of private visits arranged exclusively for your group by A&K
  • On a day trip to ancient Ephesus, learn firsthand about the amazing archaeological discoveries made in this one-time home of Saint Paul
  • Discover Turkey’s rich culinary heritage, as you visit a traditional farmers market on the sparkling coast in Bodrum, savor a cooking demonstration in the countryside and stroll a spice market in Istanbul
  • Privately cruise the Bosphorus, passing magnificent palaces, mansions and gardens along the shore
  • Experience authentic Cappadocian culture when you join a local family for lunch in their home, set amid the stunning “fairy chimney” landscape

Itinerary at a Glance

DAY 1
Arrive Istanbul, Turkey
DAY 2
Istanbul | Hagia Sophia & Topkapi Palace
DAY 3
Istanbul | Coffeehouse Culture
DAY 4
Bodrum | Shipwrecks & Their Bounty
DAY 5
Euromos | Temples of Zeus, Apollo & Athena
DAY 6
Ephesus | Historic Archaeological Dig
DAY 7
Cappadocia | Fairy Chimneys & Frescoes
DAY 8
Cappadocia | The Ancient Art of Weaving
DAY 9
Istanbul | Seat of a Mighty Empire
DAY 10
Istanbul | Ottoman Architecture & the Grand Bazaar
Day 11
Depart Istanbul


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