Tours

  • Custom Tour – Dates to be arranged at your convenience

Istanbul and Beyond: Black Sea, Cappadocia & Aegean        

  • A  trip of rich culture and ancient heritage of Anatolian Civilizations
  • Istanbul’s historic peninsula, down-town & living neighbourhoods
  • Trabzon, the harbour city of the Pontus Kingdom, sumela monastery & villages
  • Ankara, emerging from the capital of the Celtic kingdom into a modern capital
  • Cappadocia, the land of the gods, saints and dervishes
  • Afyon, the gateway to the Phrygian Highlands
  • Konya, centre of Seljuk Turkish art and architecture
  • The hot springs of Pamukkale and Hierapolis
  • Aphrodisias, the city of Aprodite & the school of sculpture
  • Ephesus, the mother of ancient Ionia
  • Experience of Turkish hospitality & Cuisine

Cultural Encounters : East from Istanbul towards the Mediterranean and Aegean

  • A  journey of Anatolia through time
  • Istanbul’s historical sites,  religious buildings & living neighbourhoods
  • Cappadocia, the moon-like landscape with the Byzantine cave churches
  • Konya, centre of Seljuk Turkish art and architecture
  • Antalya, the city of the Pergamene king Attalia, the theater of Aspendus & Perge
  • Lycian rock-cut tombs at Myra and a cruise to Simena & the sunken city of Kekova
  •  Lycian ruins at Xanthos and Patara
  • Daily boat trip along the Lycian coast
  • River boat excursion to Kaunos, the ancient Carian city & Iztuzu beach of sea turtles
  • Bodrum – ancient Halikarnassus and underwater archaeological museum
  • Ephesus,  the archeological wonder and her environs

Trip Level: Easy to Moderate including optional hikes

 Odysseus’ Hymn: From Troy to the Lycian Coast by land and sea  

  • A  Classical Hymn along the Aegean and Mediterranean coasts
  • Istanbul’s multi-faced ancient and modern heritage
  • Troy where myth, archeology & history intermingles together
  • The impressive remains of ancient Assos & her unspoilt old town
  • A walk  through the national park of Ida mountain mentioned in the Iliad and Aeneid
  • Pergamum, the cultural center of Pergamene kingdom & Asclepium, the ancient hospital of Galenus
  • Sardis, the capital of the Lydian Kingdom
  • Living authentic  Ottoman villages Birgi and Tire
  • Ephesus, the remarkably well-preserved Roman city
  • Bodrum – ancient Halikarnassus and underwater archaeological museum
  • Cruising aboard by a tarditional wooden gulet along the colorful Carian&Lycian coasts with optional hikes to unbeaten trails & swimming opportunities

Trip Level: Easy to Moderate including optional hikes

 

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