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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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.
A full day by day itinerary will be provided by the tour operator when you make an enquiry about this holiday.
-Full board accommodation
(hotels 3-5*, & high standard gulet)
-All road transfers
-All entrance fees
-17 day excursions with tour operator
-Flights and airport taxes
-Gratuities on the boat
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|Arrival in Istanbul|
|A day in the great metropolis of Istanbul|
|Follow the Marmara Sea to the mighty Hellespont. We visit Achilles’ tomb on the plain of Troy|
|A visit to Çanakkale’s splendid little archaeological museum then east into the hills|
|A morning visit to Sardis|
|A morning to relax in Kusadasi, then we walk the stepped streets of Priene|
|The temple of Apollo at Didyma|
|In Bodrum, we visit the site of the celebrated Mausoleum of Halicarnassus|
|East to Xanthus, full of tombs, grand civic buildings and a vast church floored with mosaics.|
|A chance to relax and swim aboard a traditional Turkish gulet|
|Beside soaring pine clad mountains we cruise to triple-harboured Phaselis|
|Visit Antalya’s archaeological museum|
|Stroll the colonnaded streets of Perge and discover Termessos, perched high on a mountain|
|A day to just relax|
|Heading north we visit Sagalassos|
|To Gordion, capital of ancient Phrygia|
|South to Cappadocia a geological wonderland, full of fairy chimneys|
|We retrace Alexander’s march south through the Taurus Mountains|
|We follow the build-up to the great Battle of Issus|
|Fly Adana to Istanbul.|