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Highlights of Turkey

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Highlights Of Turkey
Travel along the age-old trading routes that linked East and West, where the Highlights of Turkey are revealed. Haggle in Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar, daydream through the fairy-tale landscapes of Cappadocia and walk in the footsteps of the ancient Greeks in Ephesus.


Dining Summary
  • 7 Dinner (D)
  • 9 Breakfast (B)
  • 1 Lunch (L)
Be My Guest
  • Izmir: Meet the most liberated women in Turkey in the village of Demircidere, where you’ll learn how to bake traditional bread and taste the local wine at our Be My Guest lunch.
Dive Into Culture
  • Istanbul: Haggle for souvenirs at Istanbul's Grand Bazaar one of the largest covered markets in the world with 60 streets and over 5,000 shops.
  • : Learn about the art of pottery making in Avanos.
MAKE TRAVEL MATTER®
  • Istanbul: Visit the house of Turkey’s greatest classical composer, Dede Efendi. Recently brought back to its former architectural glory, this unique museum holds a rare collection of traditional instruments, which we experience first hand during a private concert by Music Conservancy students.   This experience advances United Nations’ Global Sustainable Goal 4: Quality Education. Our visits provide opportunities for the students to perform.   This experience also advances United Nations’ Global Sustainable Goal 11: Resilient Cities and Communities. Our visits contribute to Turkey’s cultural vibrancy in safeguarding traditional forms of music which was fast disappearing. Our visits also support the important work of TURKEV association, who researches and safeguards Turkish traditional architectures and houses.
Must-see Highlights
  • : Explore Istanbul with a Local Specialist
  • : Visit the Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, Byzantine Hippodrome and Grand Bazaar in Istanbul, Anzac Cove and the poignant War Cemeteries at Gallipoli, the Asclepion Medical Center at Pergamon, the ancient city of Ephesus, the Virgin Mary's House at Ephesus, the ruins of the Roman health spa at Hierapolis and the Göreme Open-Air Museum.
  • : View the Wooden Horse at Troy
  • : See the exquisite Blue Mosque
Trafalgar Difference
  • Cappadocia: During construction a chapel was discovered which inspired the name; In ancient Rome, it was called 'Exedra', which means the meeting and discussion place of philosophers. The rooms are individual in design at Exedra Hotel hewn out of the surrounding rock and houses. Many handcrafted and antique pieces are on display throughout the hotel adding to the unique architecture that connects the buildings.
  • Cappadocia: During construction a chapel was discovered which inspired the name; In ancient Rome, it was called 'Exedra', which means the meeting and discussion place of philosophers. The rooms are individual in design at Exedra Hotel hewn out of the surrounding rock and houses. Many handcrafted and antique pieces are on display throughout the hotel adding to the unique architecture that connects the buildings.
Whats Included
  • : An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • : Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • : All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • : All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • : Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals
  • : Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • : Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • : Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • : Ferry across the Dardanelles from Eceabat to Canakkale
  • : Flight from Cappadocia to Istanbul
  • : Optional Experiences and free time
  • : On occasion, hotels of similar standard and location may be utilized.

Whats Included
  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Ferry across the Dardanelles from Eceabat to Canakkale
  • Flight from Cappadocia to Istanbul
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • On occasion, hotels of similar standard and location may be utilized.
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Mar 28, 2025 through
Oct 10, 2025
Oct 6, 2025 7:00 PM
9 Nights from
$2,825.00 (USD)
Per Person
Airfare not included, Various departures
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Prices are per-person based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted.