The Real Deal: Two nights in Istanbul at the Ersu Hotel; one night in Çanakkale at the Ilion Hotel; one night in Ayvalik at the Taksiyarhis Pension; one night in Selçuk at the Cenka Hotel; one night in Pamukkale at the Koray Hotel; one night on a bus with reclining seats en route from Pamukkale to Istanbul; six breakfasts; all transfers by private bus and van; the services of a guide throughout; tours of the Gallipoli Peninsula, Troy, Ephesus, Pamukkale, Hierapolis, and Istanbul; and hotel taxes and fees, for $899 per person.
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When: April 17, May 8, 22, June 26, July 17, Aug. 14, 21, Sept. 4, 18, Oct. 16, Nov. 20, Dec. 4, 2010.
The fine print: Airfare is not included. Based on double occupancy. Solo travelers will be matched with a roommate; single supplement for a private room is $137. The average group size is 10 people, with a maximum of 15. Read these guidelines before you book any Real Deal.
Book by: Nov. 24, 2010; bookings must be made at least 10 days prior to departure dates.
Contact: Gap Adventures, 800/708-7761, gapadventures.com.
Why it's a deal: This package breaks down to about $128 per person per night for accommodations, the services of a guide, seven guided tours, six meals, and all taxes and fees. Plus, you get the added convenience of all-in-one booking.
More: Extend your stay in Istanbul at the Ersu Hotel before or after the trip for an additional $57 per person, based on double occupancy. Several optional tours are available, including a guided boat tour of Ayvalik from an additional $131 per person.
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