Oct 13, 2023 - Oct 27, 2023
Trip Type
By Land By Rail

Group Size: 12 to 24 guests
Price: Starting from $4,745 double occupancy (Land Only)

Single Occupancy accommodations Sold Out

Activity Level
Trip Itinerary (572.73 KB)
Terms & Conditions (582.28 KB)

Trip Overview

Exotic sights, scents, and sounds reign in this fascinating land where Europe and Asia meet.  With its ancient ruins, stunning landscapes, and dramatic Turquoise Coast, Turkey offers an unparalleled small group 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, Topkapi Palace, and a private Bosphorus cruise.  Experience haunting Gallipoli, then ferry across the Dardanelles to storied Troy. Discover Pergamum, one of Turkey’s most spectacular ancient sites. After touring magnificently preserved classical Ephesus, stop in rustic Sirince. Visit the Sunken Baths of Cleopatra and secluded coves, and swimming, snorkeling, and hiking. In Antalya, tour the acclaimed Archaeological Museum, then encounter Perge’s outstanding Grecian ruins. Discover ancient Konya and the unique Cappadocia region with an optional 5-day/4-night post-tour extension.

Schedule by Day

  • Oct 13: Depart U.S. for Istanbul, Turkey
  • Oct 14: Arrive Istanbul 
  • Oct 15: Istanbul 
  • Oct 16: Istanbul 
  • Oct 17: Istanbul 
  • Oct 18: Istanbul / Gallipoli / Troy / Assos 
  • Oct 19: Assos / Pergamum / Kusadasi 
  • Oct 20: Kusadasi / Ephesus 
  • Oct 21: Kusadasi / Ephesus 
  • Oct 22: Kusadasi / Fethiye
  • Oct 23: Fethiye / Cruising
  • Oct 24: Fethiye/Antalya 
  • Oct 25: Antalya 
  • Oct 26: Antalya / Perge 
  • Oct 27: Depart for U.S. 


Air inclusive from Boston, New York City, or Washington, D.C. (including airline taxes and fees):

  • $5,742 per person double occupancy
  • $6,737 single occupancy

Land Only:

  • $4,745 per person double occupancy
  • $5,740 single occupancy


  • Four nights at Hilton Istanbul Bosphorus
  • One night at Nazlihan Hotel
  • Three nights at Charisma Hotel, Kusadasi
  • Two nights at Alesta Yacht Hotel
  • Three nights at Akra Barut, Antalya


Cappadocia & Konya post-tour extension
October 27-31, 2023

  • $1,345 per person double occupancy
  • $1,520 single occupancy

What to Expect

Activity Level 3

You should be in good overall health and able to walk up to three miles over the course of a day and stand for periods of time in museums and at historic sites, often in the heat of the day. There will be long days of motor coach traveling and sightseeing, moderate hikes on uneven terrain, and some walking up hills or stairs without handrails. Travelers should also be able to embark and disembark the yacht and motor coach without assistance.

Study Leader(s)

Howard Mumford Jones Professor of American Studies; Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor
Professor Emeritus of History and French Studies at New York University

For More Information

Please email or call our office at 800-422-1636 or 617-496-0806.