Sep 21, 2022 — Oct 01, 2022

Ancient Wonders of The Turkish Coast

About this Trip

The coast of modern-day Turkey has been a center of human activity and an important crossroads of cultures for thousands of years. Cruise along the Aegean coast of Turkey visiting stunning ancient sites reflecting remnants of Greek, Roman, and Byzantine civilizations. In every port of call, enjoy excursion options that cater to various interests. Begin with one hotel night in the incredible city of Istanbul with visits to some of the city’s highlights, followed by an eight-night cruise aboard the lovely, 59-cabin, all-suite Island Sky. Walk among the incredible archaeological ruins of Troy, associated with the sagas of the Trojan War. Witness one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World at the site of the Temple of Artemis, a Greek temple dedicated to the ancient, local form of the goddess. Marvel at the beauty of the rich Lycian town of Xanthos, built on a great cliff overlooking a river and boasting several significant ruins including the Nereid Monument, whose figure friezes are in the British Museum. Walk through the narrow streets with typical stone and wooden built houses of the spiritual town of Tarsus, the birthplace of St Paul, and visit the fantastic Tarsus Museum, boasting a wealth of relics from the Gozlukule excavations.  Accompanying the group will be University of Pennsylvania lecturer C. Brian Rose who has been excavating in Turkey for decades and is the former co-director of the excavations of Troy.

From $8,990 per person plus airfare.

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