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A Family Adventure in Turkey: Ancient Wonders and Whirling Dervishes

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Program #18251RJ
13 Days | 12 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
While all of our learning adventures offer extraordinary value, our "Best Value" programs were rated by our participants themselves who thought their dollar went particularly far.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.

Program date intended for grandparents, their children and grandchildren ages 11 - 14.

With more Greek ruins than Greece and more Roman archaeological sites than all of Italy, is there a better place in the world to discover the mystery and magic of the ancient world than Turkey — “The Cradle of Civilization?” Three generations venture to three distinct areas of Turkey to learn about 10,000 years of human history — from Bronze Age settlements to Whirling Dervishes who still worship along the old Silk Road today.


Highlights

• Explore the great landmarks of Istanbul: Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque and the seat of the Ottoman Sultans for 400 years — Topkapi Palace.
• In the ancient Greek city of Ephesus — site of one of the “Seven Wonders of the Ancient World” — view stunning artifacts unearthed in archaeological digs.
• Attend the ritual of Whirling Dervishes at a 13th-century caravansary — a camel motel on the ancient Silk Road.

Program Notes

This family intergenerational program is for participants and family members including children. This program can include two and/or three generations.

Activity Notes

Walking up to two miles over uneven terrain.

Itinerary Summary

Arrival Istanbul, 4 nights; fly to Cappadocia, 3 nights; fly to Ephesus, 3 nights; fly to Istanbul, 1 night; departure.

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11 nights of accommodations
29 meals: 11 breakfasts, 10 lunches, 8 dinners
18 Field trips
2 Hands-on experiences
2 Performances
4 Flights during the program

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