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Asia Minor Explorer TU

Visiting: Turkey
Tour Duration 15 Days

Comprehensive Cultural Tour of Turkey

Turkey is a country of contrasting landscapes and immense cultural riches. This all-encompassing trip takes-in the cosmopolitan city of Istanbul; explores rich ancient sites, such as Aphrodisias and Ephesus; discovers the unusual landscapes of Pamukkale and Cappadocia and visits the World War I battlefields of Gallipoli. Our journey also takes us along the 'Turquoise Coast' of Lycia, with its stunning beaches and quaint seaside towns.

Tour Highlights

  • Istanbul - Discover the magic of 'Old Stamboul' on foot, including the Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace
  • Cappadocia and Pamukkale - Explore these unique and contrasting natural landscapes
  • Hierapolis, Caunos, Aphrodisias, Ephesus and Troy - Take in these legendary ancient sites
  • Gallipoli - Visit this poignant World War I battlefield site
  • Turquoise Coast - Swim in warm waters, relax on golden beaches and stay in the beautiful seaside town of Kas


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    Join trip in Istanbul

  • 2
    Walking tour of Istanbul including the Blue Mosque

  • 3
    Travel to Ankara; visit Ataturk's Mausoleum and the Museum of Anatolian Civilisations

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    Visit Hacibektas Museum en route to Urgup; see Kaymakli underground city

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    Chance for a hot air balloon ride; full day in Cappadocia

  • 6
    Konya, home to the Whirling Dervishes en route to Egirdir

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    Journey to Kas via the ancient town of Olympos

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    In Kas with the chance to sea kayak or visit Xanthos

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    Boat ride to Caunos and Iztuzu Beach; arrive in Dalyan

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    Visit the ancient sites of Pamukkale and Hierapolis

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    Visit Aphrodisias Greco-Roman site; arrive in Selcuk

  • 12
    Explore Ephesus; chance to visit Selcuk Museum

  • 13
    See Pergamum Acropolis and Troy en route to Canakkale

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    Travel to the Gallipoli Battlefields; return to Istanbul

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    Trip ends in Istanbul

Tour notes

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Asia Minor Explorer
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Included meals 14 0 0
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Bus, Boat, Ferry
14 nights Standard Hotel
Tour Staff
Driver(s), Explore Tour Leader
Group Size
Generally 12 - 18