Experience the highlights of coastal Turkey, including Ephesus, Pergamon, Xanthos and Antalya, October 27 – November 4, 2015.
Turkey has long been a crossroad of cultures, safeguarding historic treasures from thirteen successive civilizations spanning 10,000 years. With such a magnificent history, gorgeous land and seascapes, and a modern society rich with food, song and story, it is the perfect place for an educational exploration. Take this in-depth look at Turkey's highlights, October 27 – November 4, 2015.
Begin the odyssey in Athens by boarding the Variety Voyager to begin a seven-night cruise along Turkey’s stunning Ionian and Turquoise Coasts. Explore the Greco-Roman ruins at Pergamon and spectacular Ephesus, the world's best-preserved classical city. Cruise in and out of pristine coves along the renowned Turquoise Coast and disembark occasionally for a tour of old ruins, an island hike, or an Aegean swim. Visit the ancient Lydian capital of Xanthos and the former Lycian city of Arykanda, dating back to the second millennium B.C. After visiting Antalya to explore the Roman Theater as Aspendos and Perge, one of the world's ancient learning centers, return to Athens. A pre-tour extension in Athens and post-tour extensions to Istanbul and Cappadocia will be available.
Please note: Program rates include mandatory port taxes and the gratuities to the shipboard crew.