Enjoy this foray into the highlights of Turkey while recharging in the comfort of four- and five-star hotels. This 10-day adventure begins in Istanbul, arguably one of the most incredible cities in the world. Tour the Old City, including the Blue Mosque, Aya Sofya museum, the former Ottoman sultans' residence of Topkapi Palace, and the famed Hippodrome. See the WWI battlefield site of Gallipoli. Tour the ancient city of Troy, the site that took Homer's story of the Trojan Horse from legend to fact. Wander through the magnificent Acropolis of Pergamaum, as well as the stunning ancient Roman site of Ephesus – one of the best preserved ancient cities in the Mediterranean.
Relax in hot thermal baths in the ancient site of Hierapolis before the next day's journey on the famed Silk Road to Konya. Be amazed by the surreal, red rock landscape of Cappadocia, renowned for peculiar rock formations deemed "fairy chimneys" and underground churches and fortresses. Return to Istanbul after an action-packed endeavor that will leave you inspired and revitalized.