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
BOOK NOW at www.imaginative-traveller.com or CALL 0845 287 0769LIBYA39Classic Libya 7 days Visit Greco-Roman cities and explore fertile desert towns on this unforgettable journey.Clinging to a thin strip of fertile land, the cities of Leptis Magna and Sabratha were perhaps the height of cultured Roman Africa. Founded on close contact with the ancient civilisations of Greece, Carthage and Egypt, they combined to create a unique culture. Leptis Magna is the jewel in the crown - we spend a full day exploring its baths, temples, forum and basilica. To the west, the well-preserved city of Sabratha is another impressive relic of a bygone era. The old mud brick town of Nalut is as scenic as the fabulous oasis town of Ghadames, with its dusty, winding streets and unique desert architecture. This adventure is a true immersion in the romance of the North African desert.Trip InfoDeparture DatesGroup size: Maximum 15. Grade: Culture EasyInclusions: Tour leader, professional local guides, arrival transfer, transport, sightseeing and entrance fees. Accommodation: 6 nights comfortable hotel Meals: 6 breakfasts, 3 dinners. Start Day: Saturday End Day: FridayTour code: PGCLStart FinishStart Finish201115 Jan 21 Jan12 Feb 18 Feb12 Mar 18 Mar09 Apr 15 Apr07 May 13 May04 Jun 10 Jun02 Jul 08 Jul30 Jul 05 Aug27 Aug 02 Sep24 Sep 30 Sep22 Oct 28 Oct19 Nov 25 Nov17 Dec 23 Dec201214 Jan 20 Jan11 Feb 17 Feb10 Mar 16 Mar07 Apr 13 AprItineraryDay 1 / Tripoli Arrive in Tripoli and transfer to hotel.Day 2 / Ghadames Visit Jebel Nafusa and the Qaser of Kabaw en route to Ghadames.Day 3 / Ghadames Full day in Ghadames, including the museum, the old town and afternoon tea in the sand dunes.Day 4 / Nalut - Tripoli Visit Nalut and return to Tripoli.Day 5 / Leptis Magna Full day at Leptis Magna.Day 6 / Sabratha Visit Sabratha. Evening free to explore Tripoli.Day 7 / Tripoli Trip ends in Tripoli this morning.