Date
Oct 22, 2024 - Nov 5, 2024

Group Size: 12 to 24 guests
Price: From $4,795 double occupancy (Land Only)

Activity Level
3

Trip Overview

Begin 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. Tour magnificently preserved classical Ephesus and visit rustic Sirince. Boarding a privately chartered yacht, take a day cruise along the “Turquoise Coast” visiting hidden sites and enjoying secluded coves. 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 22: Depart U.S. for Istanbul, Turkey
  • Oct 23: Arrive Istanbul 
  • Oct 24: Istanbul 
  • Oct 25: Istanbul 
  • Oct 26: Istanbul 
  • Oct 27: Istanbul / Gallipoli / Troy / Assos 
  • Oct 28: Assos / Pergamum / Kusadasi 
  • Oct 29: Kusadasi / Ephesus 
  • Oct 30: Kusadasi / Ephesus
  • Oct 31: Kusadasi / Fethiye
  • Nov 1: Fethiye / Cruising
  • Nov 2: Fethiye/Antalya 
  • Nov 3: Antalya 
  • Nov 4: Antalya / Perge 
  • Nov 5: Depart for U.S. 

Pricing

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

  • $5,892 per person double occupancy ($5,295 air & land inclusive plus $597 airline fees & taxes)
  • $1,195 single supplement

Land Only:

  • $4,795 per person double occupancy
  • $1,195 single supplement

Accommodations

  • Four nights at Hilton Istanbul Bosphorus
  • One night at Doubletree by Hilton Canakkale
  • Three nights at Charisma Hotel
  • Two nights at Alesta Yacht Hotel
  • Three nights at Akra Barut

Optional Post-Trip Extension

Cappadocia & Konya post-tour extension
November 5-9, 2024

  • $1,395 per person double occupancy
  • $295 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)

Deputy Director and Curator of the Harvard Museum of the Ancient Near East

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For More Information

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