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Asia Travel Company Emphasizes Cultural Immersion in Turkey


Asia-Transpacific Journeys Adds Turkey to Roster of Exotic Itineraries With Blend of Tradition with Luxury Travel to Turkey

BOULDER, CO, February 2010 ˆ Asia-Transpacific Journeys announced recently that it is adding Turkey to its roster of exotic itineraries with programs blending tradition with luxury travel.
Turkey houses unsurpassed cultural wealth gleaned from 5,000 years at the crossroads of civilization, and that is why travel to Turkey is so alluring, says Marilyn Downing Staff, CEO of Asia Transpacific Journeys. Its central geography has resulted in a historical and cultural legacy that defies comparison.
Downing Staff says that tour leadership by experts in Turkish cultures makes for an insightful experience. And luxurious yet culturally authentic accommodations have recently opened in Turkey, making it easier to access far-flung areas of the country.
„On our Small Group Trip, Turkey˜Outer Edge of Asia we visit Turkey‚s iconic sights, then seek out special performances, explore underground monasteries, and meet with locals at a pottery studio and a family-run vineyard. It‚s this kind of in-depth interpretation that sets our tours to Turkey apart,‰ she says. The journey features:
 Three UNESCO World Heritage sites
 A cruise along the Bosporus from Europe and Asia.
 The other-worldly, carved rock formations of Cappadocia
 A mystical Whirling Dervish performance in a 13th century fortress
 A visit to some of the 4,000 shops that make up Istanbul‚s Grand Bazaar
 Greco-Roman ruins that were visited by Alexander the Great, Cleopatra, Julius Caesar and St. Paul
The per-person cost for 14 days is $8,195 (exclusive of international air) and includes most meals, medical and evacuation insurance and more. Departures are scheduled for May 4, 2010 and September 21, 2010. This journey can also be arranged on a private basis around a traveler‚s dates for just friends or family. A private Custom Journey to Turkey can also be created from scratch to emphasize a traveler‚s particular interests and timeframe.
About Asia Transpacific Journeys
Asia Transpacific Journeys is a Boulder, Colorado-based Asia travel company and Asia tour operator specializing in Custom Journeys and Small Group Trips to Asia and the Pacific region since 1987. Outstanding service, long-standing connections in Asia and deeply insightful cultural interpretation make them the Asia travel company of choice for the American Museum of Natural History, The Harvard and Yale alumni associations, the World Wildlife Fund, as well as discerning individuals, their families and friends.
In November 2009 Asia Transpacific Journeys received Travel + Leisure magazine‚s Global Vision Award to the Asia Transpacific Foundation for its clean water project in Burma and featured their Insider‚s Vietnam Small Group Trip among „15 Trips to Change Your World.‰ National Geographic Adventure magazine gave the company star billing in its „25 Best New Trips for 2010‰ feature story, recognizing Asia Transpacific Journeys exploration of Laos.


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