11 days

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The Tigris and Euphrates both rise in the mountains of Turkey and flow south into the Persian Gulf. The Fertile Crescent, arcing around the flat lands of Mesopotamia, saw the birth of agriculture and the first domestication of cattle, goats, sheep and pigs. Prior to this agricultural revolution, hunter-gatherers built the remarkable temple complex at Gobekli Tepe. In addition to this we see the spectacular Roman mosaics in Gaziantep, rescued from the flood waters of a dam on the nearby Euphrates, and the gigantic late-Hellenistic statues atop Mount Nemrut.

Tour highlights:

  • View the extraordinary volcanic landscapes in Cappadocia and the soft rock hewn out in the Byzantine-era to create underground cities and rock-cut churches
  • Explore the beautifully laid-out Zeugma Mosaic museum in atmospheric Gaziantep, which is filled with one of the finest arrays of mosaics in the world
  • Walk up to the World Heritage Site of Nemrut Dag, where huge statues of syncretised Greek-Persian gods and the kings of Commagene gaze imposingly from the summit of a remote peak
  • Visit the excavations at Gobekli Tepe, with megaliths pre-dating Stonehenge by an impressive 7,500 years

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Deposit: £500 Single supplement: £725

Includes flights

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  • FREE 'Travel Safe' kits for every traveller
  • Enhanced Health and Safety audits
  • Distanced seating on coaches
  • 'Get me home' service and private airport transfers
  • COVID protocols at our hotels, and aboard our cruise ships
  • Flexible balance payment date and COVID-friendly refund conditions
  • COVID-testing and training for tour staff
  • Constant monitoring and post-tour tracing
Meet your Experts

Terry Richardson

Andante Guide Lecturer

Terry Richardson has a university background in ancient history and classical civilisation. He first travelled to Turkey as an undergraduate back in 1977 and has been back countless times since then, and he also lived in southwest Turkey for around 13 years.

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Nevsehir Province in the Cappadocia region
Tour dates & prices

Included in your cost:

  • Expert Guide Lecturer
  • Professional Tour Manager
  • Meals as per the itinerary, tea or coffee with dinner
  • Local travel aboard a private air-conditioned coach
  • Accommodation
  • Entries to all sites as per the itinerary
  • All taxes & gratuities
  • Field notes
Tour Departure Tour ID Departure date Return Date Guided by Price Deposit Single supplement Availability
23 May 2022 AEAS220523 23 May 2022 (Monday) 2 June 2022 (Thursday) Terry Richardson £4,025
(inc. flights)
£500 £725 Book your trip
20 September 2022 AEAS220920 20 September 2022 (Tuesday) 30 September 2022 (Friday) Terry Richardson £4,095
(inc. flights)
£500 £725 Book your trip
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