Oct 02, 2020 — Oct 16, 2020

Legendary Turkey

With Don Samford

About this Trip

Travel with Dom Samford to exotic sights, scents, and sounds reign in a fascinating land where Europe and Asia meet.  With its ancient ruins, stunning landscapes, and dramatic Turquoise Coast, Turkey engages and beguiles, offering your small group an unparalleled experience.  The 15-day Turkish sojourn begins with four nights in magnificent Istanbul, where highlights include the Spice Market, the Blue Mosque, the Hagia Sofia, and Topkapi Palace, and a private cruise on the Bosphorus.  Experience haunting Gallipoli, ferry across the Dardanelles to storied Troy, and explore Pergamum’s spectacular ruins.  A full-day tour reveals the treasures of classical Ephesus, along with lunch in rustic Sirince.  Boarding a privately chartered gulet yacht, cruise the exquisite Turquoise Coast on a four-night “Blue Voyage,” visiting secluded coves and hidden sites and swimming, snorkeling, and hiking.  In seaside Antalya, tour the acclaimed Archaeological Museum then encounter Perge’s ancient Grecian ruins.  Explore the unique Cappadocia region on a 4-day/3-night post-tour extension.

From $4,692 per person including air from New York (other gateways available)

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About the lecturer

Don Samford is a retired History/Social Science instructor from Eureka High School and Illinois Central College Psychology adjunct. He is currently active in the Peoria Area World Affairs Council where he is Past President and Chairman of the Education Outreach and Program Committees. Don is a past National Board Member of the World Affairs Councils of America, now serves on the Advisory Board and serves on the Global Education Committee. He gives presentations on a variety of historical and international events and specializes in the countries of Cuba and Turkey.

"Don Samford was so passionate. He was very helpful and informative."

Linda Curtis, Tiburon, CA