Archaeology of Ancient Turkey
Lukeion Family Tour, 2013
Our 12-Day Trip to Turkey includes round trip international airfare from Charlotte, NC and so much more:
- breakfasts and dinners
- museum & site entry tickets
- private bus
- dedicated full time tour director & guide
- The expertise of 2 archaeologists who lived and worked in Turkey at the site of Troy
"I have traveled quite a bit but always independently. My trip to Turkey with the Lukeion Project was my first package tour, and I will admit I was a bit hesitant, but my worries were a waste. The trip was terrific. We ventured well beyond anything I would have attempted on my own. My fellow travelers were fun and entertaining. The logistics were organized. Our guide was well informed. The hotels were beyond my expectations. The food was delicious. The sites were fabulous and our hosts were wonderful. All of that and I could just sit back and enjoy the trip." Trish M.
Where will we go?
We depart on Monday, May 20, 2013. Once we arrive in Istanbul, off we go:
- Hagia Sophia
- The Blue Mosque
- Topkapı Palace
- Basilica Cistern
- Istanbul Archaeological Museum
- Bosporus Cruise
- Dolmabaçe Palace
- Grand Bazar
Then we head off to see so much more:
- Antalya region sites
- The Lycian Tombs/Kekova
We will be overnighting in Istanbul, Assos, Bergama, Selçuk, Pamukkale, Antalya. Return is May 31st.
Turkey Package Pricing
We partner with EF Tours who handles all travel arrangements, insurance, pricing, payments, etc. New travelers must pay a one-time registration fee (returning travelers need not pay this fee a second time). Trip cost varies with age, room occupancy, and the total number of travelers who enroll after the final enrollment deadline (maximum of 45 participants). Pricing (with 30 travelers) will be $3,995 for travelers ages 8-19.* Adults pay a supplement fee for higher entrance fees and additional hotel costs.
*[prices increased October 1. New price set available soon].
A land-only option is available. Contact us here (click the purple link) for more information: inf...@lukeion.org
Turkish hotel rooms normally accomodate no more than three people. If you are traveling with a larger family group, plan to split into smaller divisions of 2 or 3 people. There may be an extra charge if you specify single or double accomodations, depending on the age of the participant.
**Peace of Mind Guarantee: If there is ever an official travel warning issued, EF Tours guarantees a full refund of your trip fees. Also, job loss normally qualifies participants for a full refund as well, minus the registraiton fee.**
Education focused and family friendly
Know Before You Go Sessions
We get you ready to travel with five live online evening sessions that meet once a month prior to departure. We will take a little look at every site we will visit and give you timely advice for being an expert traveler.
All Ages Welcome
Many tours nowadays are designed for groups of high school and college students, or the retirement crowd. We do something unusual: we build a trip for families, teens and adults of all ages to enjoy. The mix of ages has always been a huge asset for our tours.
We welcome families with children as young as 8 years old. Older students (17+) are welcome to travel without a chaperone as are adults of any age. We do not provide chaperoned trips and cannot accommodate independent travelers ages 8-16 without an accompanying responsible adult.
You need not be a registered Lukeion student to travel with us.
Though travel can never be entirely stress free, we do our best to minimize travel worries as we handle nearly all the details. Included in the price of our trips:
- Airfare from our departure city
(We do have 'land only' options. Participants can request other departure cities for a small fee)
- All airport transfers and land transportation
(we have a private air conditioned bus--we don't mix with other tours)
- Hotel with a private bathroom
(Individual travelers have the option of paying for a single room or being paired with fellow travelers of the same gender and age category. Travelers under age 21 may be requried to pay a supplement fee if staying in a double room.)
- Entry fees to all sites and museums listed on our itinerary
- Dedicated expert tour director for all trip logistics
- Transportation while in Turkey
- Breakfasts and evening meals
(These are set menu or buffet so there's no waiting for food after a busy day of sightseeing.)
- The expertise of Regan and Amy Barr who consider this annual trip to the Mediterranean to be the highlight of their year!
A full cultural experience
We also help our travelers to sample many local crafts, foods, and more. Anticipate stops at local handicraft demonstration centers, exporters of local foods, souvenir shopping, and Turkish rug buying opportunities.
Our native-language speaking private tour director always works closely with trip organizers Regan and Amy Barr to make each trip unique and well-suited to our schedule and group. We do our best to provide a sample of everything. Expect the unexpected and be flexible as we work around local conditions to make our trip great!
Recommended: EF Tours offers excellent, comprehensive and affordable tour insurance. We strongly recommend tour insurance for each traveler.