South East Turkey

12 days

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Summary

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: £675

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We are proud of our team of expert guide lecturers. Whenever you travel, your guide lecturer will be on hand to answer questions, tell stories and deliver insights to make your trip truely remarkable.

Terry Richardson

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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Isabella Sjöström

Tour Manager

Isabella Sjöström is an archaeologist with a particular interest in Anatolia and North Africa. She has excavated in the UK, Italy, Greece, Turkey and Libya, and currently works as a pottery specialist with the Sudan Archaeological Research Society in Sudan.

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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 Supp. Offer Availability
1 April 2020 AEAS200401 1 April 2020 (Wednesday) 12 April 2020 (Sunday) Terry Richardson Isabella Sjöström £3,695
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£500 £675 Book Now
26 September 2020 AEAS200926 26 September 2020 (Saturday) 7 October 2020 (Wednesday) Terry Richardson £3,695
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