Savour the highlights of Turkey on this 10 day adventure. Travel to Istanbul and the sobering Gallipoli Peninsula, south to the Aegean Coast and then on to the ancient site of Ephesus and the therapeutic waters of Pamukkale. Discover a culture brimming with mysticism as we peel back the layers of Byzantine, Ottoman and Roman history. Packed with highlights, the Turkey Express offers a superb slice of Turkey.
TRIP CHANGES FOR 2017:
From 1 January 2017 we have reduced the 2 night stay in Ayvalik to 1 night and increased the stay in Selcuk to 2 nights.
These changes come as a result of traveller feedback and will allow us to introduce visits to the site of the Ancient Greek city of Pergamon and the impressive Theatre of Pergamon. The additional time in Selcuk will also give passengers the chance to further explore Ephesus and town of Selcuk.
This trip will depart on Saturdays only instead of Saturday and Tuesdays
The new itinerary is outlined below:
10 Antalya (Departure day)
2017 departures are NOT guaranteed for this reason as yet
Istanbul's bustling backstreets can be a maze, but with the insider knowledge of your leader you'll visit the hottest spots
An action-packed 10-day itinerary covers all the must-see destinations of Western Turkey. This is an ideal trip for travellers short on time
An included cruise across the blue waters of the Agean offers an idyllic glimpse of seaside Turkey
Your traditional Turkish pension (guesthouse) in Ayvalik is a great example of family accommodation, bursting with history and character
The chalky-white travertines Pamukkale are truly a sight to behold. There's nothing else in the world quite like these pure white calcium bathing pools that cascade down the cliffs overlooking the town
Visit Ephesus’s astounding Roman ruins, where the Greco-Roman world still feels very much alive
Pay your respects to the fallen at Gallipoli, a moving and educational experience regardless of your age or background