Now it is time to discover the beauty of the epic and historic Western Turkey in our 12 night, 13 day unforgettable tour.
This tour offers stunning natural beauty, from tranquil beaches to dramatic mountains, and an array of well-preserved historic architecture. Western Turkey is one of the most extraordinary regions to discover. While traveling throughout this region you will experience ancient archaeology, centuries of viniculture, beautiful small towns and villages, and the taste of history when you get to experience great food passed down from generations of traditional cooks. Here are some of the highlights:
Thrace, is the westernmost frontier of Turkey. Over the centuries, this strategic region has passed from the Roman Empire, to the Ottoman Empire, to Bulgaria, to Greece, and finally back to its rightful protector, Turkey. But over the centuries it has grown wine and is now home to some of the best wines in this part of Europe.
We will visit historic places – Edirne, the former imperial capital of the Ottoman Empire with lots of great architectural wonders and exotic bazaars. We will ponder the tragedy of Gallipoli, one the First World War’s bloodiest battlefields. Next up is the legendary Troy of Homer’s Illiad. We will visit the rustic Adatepe village and historic Ayvalik Town. Next up is Pergamon, the ancient Biblical city from the New Testament Book of Revelations. We will also see the legendary cities of Priene, Didyma, and St. Peter’s Castle of Bodrum. We will also see Etrim followed by the amazing village mausoleum of Halicarnassus.
This is, of course, only a small slice of what you will experience on this amazing tour. You do not want to miss the amazing sights, both biblical and legendary, the mouth-watering food, and the sheer joy of walking the ancient streets of the history of the world
10 nights / 11 days tour includes the highlights of Turkey covering Istanbul, Ankara, Cappadocia, Konya, Pamukkale, Ephesus, Pergamon, Troy, Dardanelles.
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