With its ancient ruins, stunning landscapes, remarkable history, and the dramatic Turquoise Coast, Turkey engages and beguiles, offering an unparalleled experience in the land where Europe and Asia meet.


  • Spend four days in Istanbul—the cultural and spiritual heart of Turkey—and visit its famous mosques, the renowned Hagia Sophia, and the Grand Bazaar and Spice Market, and take a private cruise along the Bosphorus, which separates Europe from Asia.
  • Travel to the northern Aegean Coast and witness the haunting site of Gallipoli, home to 31 Allied cemeteries from World War I.
  • Ferry across the strait of Dardanelles to the ancient city of Troy, once believed to exist only in Homer’s epic poem until the present site was discovered in the latter half of the 19th century.
  • Explore the world’s best-preserved classical city, Ephesus, which was once Asia Minor’s largest metropolis and principal port.
  • Embark on a four-day cruise aboard a traditional gulet along the Turquoise Coast, the stunning coastline that Antony is said to have given to Cleopatra as a wedding gift.
  • Tour the resort city of Antalya and visit the acclaimed Archaeological Museum and the city’s charming Old Town, including Hadrian’s Gate and Yivli Minare (Fluted Minaret).

Itinerary at a Glance

October 13 Depart for Istanbul
October 14-17 Istanbul
October 18 Gallipoli | Troy | Assos
October 19-20 Izmir
October 21-24 Turquoise Coast cruise aboard a traditional gulet
October 25-26 Antalya
October 27 Depart Antalya

Optional Extensions:

Post-tour: Cappadocia

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