Date
Oct 5, 2021 - Oct 19, 2021
Trip Type
By Land

Group Size: 12 to 21 guests
Price: From $4,395 per person double occupancy

Activity Level
3

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.  Boarding a privately chartered gulet yacht, take a distinctive three-night “Blue Voyage” along the exquisite Turquoise Coast, visiting 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 5: Depart U.S. for Istanbul, Turkey
  • Oct 6: Arrive Istanbul 
  • Oct 7: Istanbul 
  • Oct 8: Istanbul 
  • Oct 9: Istanbul 
  • Oct 10: Istanbul/Gallipoli/Troy/Assos 
  • Oct 11: Assos/Pergamum/Izmir 
  • Oct 12: Izmir/Ephesus 
  • Oct 13: Izmir
  • Oct 14: Izmir/Göcek/Embark yacht
  • Oct 15: Cruising – Aga Limani/Cleopatra Baths
  • Oct 16: Cruising – Gemiler Island/Kayakoy 
  • Oct 17: Fethiye/Disembark/Antalya 
  • Oct 18: Antalya/Perge 
  • Oct 19: Depart for U.S. 

Pricing

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

  • $ 5,292 per person double occupancy
  • $ 6,087 single occupancy

Land Only:

  • $ 4,395 per person double occupancy
  • $ 5,190 single occupancy

Accommodations

  • Four nights at Hilton Istanbul Bosphorus
  • One night at Assos Eden Garden
  • Three nights at Swissôtel Grand Efes
  • Three nights aboard privately chartered yacht
  • Two nights at Akra Barut

Extensions

Cappadocia & Konya post-tour extension
October 19-23, 2021

  • $995 per person
  • $175 single supplement

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)

Former Frederick Randolph Grace Curatorial Fellow at the Harvard Art Museums

For More Information

Please email haatravels@harvard.edu or call our office at 800-422-1636 or 617-496-0806.