Turkey: In the Footsteps of Alexander the Great QC01

20 Days From £0 (6,687 USD)

For more than 2,000 years Alexander the Great has excited the imagination of people around the globe. This archaeological tour is a unique opportunity to retrace his footsteps in Turkey, the first leg of his extraordinary 22,000 mile journey.

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Key Information

Travel Style: Small Group
Start Location: Istanbul, Turkey
End Location: Istanbul, Turkey
Accommodation: Hotels and Traditional Wooden Turkish Gulet
Period: Enquire For Dates
Difficulty: Suitable for Most Travellers

About The Operator

Accreditations: ASTA, ASTTO, Member of AiTO, Members of ABTOT
Years In Business: 14

On this epic archaeological voyage, we’ll discover the history and architecture of the cities on his route. Troy, where Alexander ran naked around Achilles’ tomb. Ephesus, one of the best preserved classical cities in the world. Termessus, a rocky eyrie that said ‘no’ to Alexander the Great and got away with it. We’ll stroll along the sacred way to Apollo’s great oracular temple at Didyma, stand on Alexander’s hill at Sagalassos, from which he launched a bloody siege, and cruise on a gulet along Lycia’s timeless coast. This inspirational historical tour is a tale of romance, war and power, an amazing expedition full of unforgettable vistas and historical highlights.

Description

A full day by day itinerary will be provided by the tour operator when you make an enquiry about this holiday.

Includes
-Full board accommodation
(hotels 3-5*, & high standard gulet)
-All road transfers
-All entrance fees
-17 day excursions with tour operator

Excludes
-Flights and airport taxes
-Visas
-Travel insurance
-Gratuities on the boat

Please submit an enquiry to receive a personalized itinerary and costs.

Itinerary
Day 01. Arrival in Istanbul
Day 02. A day in the great metropolis of Istanbul
Day 03. Follow the Marmara Sea to the mighty Hellespont. We visit Achilles’ tomb on the plain of Troy
Day 04. A visit to Çanakkale’s splendid little archaeological museum then east into the hills
Day 05. A morning visit to Sardis
Day 06. A morning to relax in Kusadasi, then we walk the stepped streets of Priene
Day 07. The temple of Apollo at Didyma
Day 08. In Bodrum, we visit the site of the celebrated Mausoleum of Halicarnassus
Day 09. East to Xanthus, full of tombs, grand civic buildings and a vast church floored with mosaics.
Day 10. A chance to relax and swim aboard a traditional Turkish gulet
Day 11. Beside soaring pine clad mountains we cruise to triple-harboured Phaselis
Day 12. Visit Antalya’s archaeological museum
Day 13. Stroll the colonnaded streets of Perge and discover Termessos, perched high on a mountain
Day 14. A day to just relax
Day 15. Heading north we visit Sagalassos
Day 16. To Gordion, capital of ancient Phrygia
Day 17. South to Cappadocia a geological wonderland, full of fairy chimneys
Day 18. We retrace Alexander’s march south through the Taurus Mountains
Day 19. We follow the build-up to the great Battle of Issus
Day 20. Fly Adana to Istanbul.