Discover the Treasures of
ISTANBUL & CAPPADOCIA
Including the Greek Cities of Ephesus & Troy!
October 14-25, 2021
We invite you to join us to see the cultural wonders of Turkey with a superb archaeological leader.
It is a good time to visit Turkey, Non-stop
flights are available to Istanbul from the
United States and visitors are exempt from
COVID restrictions. The archaeological sites
are open for visitors and are un-crowded.
Our expedition will begin in the enchanting international city of Istanbul, situated on the Bosporus Strait (the route to the Black Sea) and a bridge between Europe and Asia! Here we will visit the outstanding Topkapi Palace, which once housed Sultans who ruled much of the Middle East. We will also walk under the dome of the great Blue Mosque, and see priceless treasures from around the world.
We will then fly to ancient Cappadocia, a city of caves, and one of the oldest cities in the world. We will stay in a cave-like hotel carved in the rock cliffs while we explore the ancient sites of the Goreme Valley and Asikli Hoyuk, the oldest site
A short flight will take us to the Aegean Coast where we can ramble among the superb Greco Roman ruins of Ephesus and the Temple of Artemis (Diana) which was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
The following day we will visit Pergamum, famous for inventing parchment paper. It had a large library, Acropolis, the altar of Zeus, and the 10,000-seat amphitheater. We will then follow a
winding road to the picturesque village of
Asclepion, a fourth century shrine to the
God of Medicine.
Other adventures will await us in
renowned Troy, one of the oldest
discovered sights along the Aegean Coast,
with nine different settle ments and 30
outlying cities with its centerpiece the
symbolic wooden Trojan Horse.
We invite travelers with an appetite for
adventure and discovery to explore the
wonders of Turkey with our popular
Margaret M. Betchart
President, Betchart Expeditions Inc.
For AAAS Travels, Sigma Xi & ACS Expeditions
Leading our expedition will be Bulent Sahan.
Bulent has been guiding cultural tours
throughout Turkey in English and German based
on Archeology and Art History for the last 10
years. He has led trips for the US Embassy in
Ankara, and looks forward to showing you the
wonders and fascinating sites in Turkey.
$3,995 plus air.
Photo courtesy of John Ryan |