BOOK NOW at www.imaginative-traveller.com or CALL 0845 287 0769TURKEY37Treasures of Turkey 15 days Discover the striking beauty and culture of one of the world's most enchanting destinations.Travelling from the cosmopolitan delights of Istanbul through epic terrain to the remains of ancient empires, you'll find Turkey a country of fascinating contrasts. Explore the surreal landscapes of Cappadocia, take the time to walk through Kizilcukur (Red Valley) and discover Pasabaglar, with its towering, cone-capped 'fairy chimneys'. We visit mystical Konya, home of the Whirling Dervishes, and the Lycian town of Phaselis. Our odyssey continues through the bizarre formations of World Heritage-listed Pamukkale, then the ruins of Hierapolis. Ephesus is yet another captivating city of antiquity, as are the remains of the walled city of Troy. Trip InfoDeparture DatesGrade: Culture Easy / Walking EasyInclusions: Tour leader, arrival transfer, transport, sightseeing & entrance fees. Accommodation: 13 nights comfortable hotel, 1 night overnight train Meals: 13 breakfasts, 1 lunch. Group size: Minimum 6, maximum 15. Tour code: PETTStart FinishStart Finish201106 Mar 20 Mar19 Mar 02 Apr20 Mar 03 Apr02 Apr 16 Apr03 Apr 17 Apr09 Apr 23 Apr*12 Apr 26 Apr16 Apr 30 Apr17 Apr 01 May30 Apr 14 May01 May 15 May07 May 21 May08 May 22 May13 May 27 May14 May 28 May15 May 29 May16 May 30 May20 May 03 Jun21 May 04 Jun22 May 05 Jun23 May 06 Jun28 May 11 Jun29 May 12 Jun04 Jun 18 Jun05 Jun 19 Jun11 Jun 25 Jun12 Jun 26 Jun25 Jun 09 Jul26 Jun 10 Jul09 Jul 23 Jul10 Jul 24 Jul23 Jul 06 Aug24 Jul 07 Aug06 Aug 20 Aug07 Aug 21 Aug20 Aug 03 Sep21 Aug 04 Sep27 Aug 10 Sep28 Aug 11 Sep02 Sep 16 Sep03 Sep 17 Sep04 Sep 18 Sep05 Sep 19 Sep09 Sep 23 Sep10 Sep 24 Sep11 Sep 25 Sep12 Sep 26 Sep17 Sep 01 Oct18 Sep 02 Oct24 Sep 08 Oct25 Sep 09 Oct01 Oct 15 Oct02 Oct 16 Oct08 Oct 22 Oct09 Oct 23 Oct15 Oct 29 Oct16 Oct 30 Oct29 Oct 12 Nov30 Oct 13 Nov12 Nov 26 Nov13 Nov 27 Nov26 Nov 10 Dec27 Nov 11 Dec*Anzac day surcharge appliesSee website for 2012 departuresItineraryDay 1 / Istanbul Arrive in Istanbul and transfer to hotel.Day 2 / Istanbul - Ankara Morning tour of Istanbul, including the Blue Mosque Overnight train to Ankara.Day 3-4 / Capadocia Visit the Anatolian Civilisation Museum. Drive to Cappadocia, en route visit 13th century Agzikarahan Caravanserai. Explore the underground city of Derinkuyu. Short walk through Love Valley.Day 5 / Walk through the Kizilcukur (Red Valley), then explore the Pasabaglar Valley.Day 6 / Konya Walk through the Ihlara Valley and visit the village of Belisirma. Drive to Konya.Day 7 / Antalya Visit Mevlana's Mausoleum then drive to the coastal city of Antalya. Visit the ancient theatre at Aspendos.Day 8 / Phaselis - kas Explore the Lycian city of Phaselis. Drive to the beautiful seaside village of Kas.Day 9 / Kekova Explore Kekova on a relaxing boat cruise through picturesque islands and coves. Visit the settlement of Ucagiz and the village of Simena.Day 10 / Xanthos - Fethiye Explore the Lycian site of Xanthos. Travel to Oludeniz with time to relax and swim. Drive to Fethiye.Day 11 / Pamukale Visit Pamukkale and the ruins of Hierapolis.Day 12 / Selcuk - Ephesus Drive to Selcuk and explore the ruins of Ephesus.Day 13 / Canakale Drive to Canakkale. Visit the ancient site of Troy.Day 14 / Galipoli - Istanbul Visit the battlefields of Gallipoli and Anzac Cove. Drive back to Istanbul.Day 15 / Istanbul Trip ends in Istanbul after breakfast.Please note that complimentary transfer is only available from IST airport, not SAW.
For detailed departures, itineraries and prices please visit our website38TURKEYItineraryCentral Turkey & the Black Sea 14 days Discover the hidden heartland of Turkey.Secluded central Turkey and the Black Sea coast will captivate from historic Safranbolu to scenic Cappadocia. Remnants from Roman, Byzantine, Seljuk and Ottoman civilizations await - the picturesque port and citadel ruins of Sinop, the snug homes beside the beautiful Yesilirmak River in Amasya and the architectural gems of Gok Medrese and Cifte Minareli Medrese in Sivas. Immense statues devoted to Apollo, Fortuna, Zeus, Herakles and King Antiochus can be found on the slopes of Mt Nemrut - as awe-inspiring as their craftsman intended - while in the City of Prophets at Urfa, a wonderful ancient bazaar awaits. Trip InfoDeparture DatesDay 1 / ISTANBUL Arrive in Istanbul.Day 2 / ISTANBUL Guided tour of Istanbul including the Blue Mosque. Afternoon free.Day 3 / Amasra Travel to Amasra and explore the old town, including the mosque and bazaar.Day 4 / Safranbolu - black sea Drive to Safranbolu and explore the cobblestone lanes and traditional buildings. Continue on to the ancient harbour town of Sinop on the Black Sea and visit the old fortress and prison.Day 5 / Amasya Drive to Amasya and discover traditional Ottoman houses and ancient tombs carved into sheer rock.Day 6 / Sivas Drive to Sivas and explore the impressive Seljuk sites of Çifte Minare Medrese and Gök Medrese.Day 7 / Darende Visit the village of Darende and walk to the waterfalls at Günpinar.Day 8 / Mount Nemrut National Park Visit Mount Nemrut National Park and discover the colossal statues dedicated to King Antiochus and the Greek and Armenian gods.Day 9 / Harran - Sanliurfa Visit the mud-brick beehive houses of the biblical town of Harran. Drive to Sanliurfa and explore the ancient bazaar.Day 10 / Gaziantep Explore the Hittite city of Gaziantep.Day 11-13 / Capadocia Explore the surreal lunar-like landscapes of Cappadocia. Walk through the valleys and discover cave dwellings, rock-cut churches and an elaborate underground city.Day 14 / Capadocia - Istanbul Fly from Cappadocia back to Istanbul. Tour ends on arrival at Istanbul airport.Group size: Minimum 6, maximum 15. Grade: Culture Easy / Walking EasyInclusions: Tour leader, arrival transfer, transport, sightseeing & entrance fees. Accommodation: 13 nights comfortable hotel Meals: 13 breakfasts. Other information: Flight from Cappadocia to Istanbul is unescorted. Tour code: PECEStart FinishStart Finish201124 Apr 07 May01 May 14 May08 May 21 May22 May 04 Jun05 Jun 18 Jun19 Jun 02 Jul17 Jul 30 Jul28 Aug 10 Sep11 Sep 24 Sep18 Sep 01 Oct25 Sep 08 Oct16 Oct 29 Oct201222 Apr 05 May29 Apr 12 May06 May 19 May20 May 02 Jun03 Jun 16 Jun17 Jun 30 Jun15 Jul 28 Jul