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13th January 2012 Print

With its unique geographical position straddling the continents of Asia and Europe, Turkey offers an exciting melting pot of cultural diversity, creating a truly inspirational travel destination. And for those wishing to discover the best of Turkey, Encounters Travel offer a choice of great value, small group adventure tours taking in Turkey's vibrant cities, beautiful Mediterranean coastline and rich, ancient history. Some of these include:

ANZAC Legends - Nine Days - From £431 Per Person (Save £108)

Taking place just once a year, this very special tour is designed to coincide with the ANZAC day memorial service on 25 April. Starting in Istanbul, there's time to enjoy this historic city before travelling to the World War I battlefield site of Gallipoli for the annual commemorations. The tour also includes a visit to ANZAC Cove and the chance to see the original trenches and tunnels used during the war, before ending the trip visiting some of Turkey's best known sites including the Roman site of Ephesus, the archaeological site at Troy and the unusual calcium terraces at Pamukkale. The package includes airport transfers, eight nights' accommodation in four-star hotels with breakfast and some meals, a commemorative gift and the services of a local tour leader throughout.

Flying Carpet - 10 Days - From £555 Per Person

Those wanting to discover where east meets west, can explore Turkey's eclectic history with this tour, which incorporates both its Oriental and classic influences. Starting in Istanbul, the tour takes in the historic sites of Troy, Pergamum and the Roman site of Ephesus - regarded as one of the best preserved classical cities in the Mediterranean, before following the ancient silk road to the unique region of Cappadocia and Turkey's modern day capital city, Ankara. The package includes airport transfers, nine nights' accommodation in four and five-star hotels with breakfast and some meals, entrance fees to sites and the services of a local tour leader throughout.

The Aegean Legacy - 12 Days - From £915 Per Person

A great way to make the most of the fabulous beaches and long summers of Turkey's Marmara region, this tour explores cosmopolitan Istanbul and the ancient sites of Troy, Pergamum and Ephesus. Highlights also incorporate a three-night cruise on board a traditional Turkish gullet as well as a stay in a beachside tree house at the resort of Olympos. The package includes airport transfers plus an internal flight, 11 nights' accommodation in total staying in four and five-star hotels, a boat and tree house, meals on a mixed-board basis, all entrance fees as well as a local tour leader during sightseeing and activities.

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