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Alexander The Great: Pt. One

Alexander The Great: Pt. One

Alexander The Great: Pt. One Overview

Rated one of the world’s ‘Top Ten Learning Retreats’, and one of ‘The 100 Best Worldwide Vacations to Enrich Your Life’ by National Geographic.

For more than 2,000 years Alexander the Great has excited the imagination of people around the globe. This archaeological tour in Turkey is a unique opportunity to retrace his footsteps across Asia Minor, the first leg of his extraordinary 22,000 mile journey. Along the way you’ll explore many of the country’s most fascinating and best preserved ancient and cultural sites, see some of its most striking and beautiful landscapes, savour many of the highlights of Turkish cuisine and stay in some delightful, characterful and charming small hotels.

Join this remarkable historical tour escorted by Peter Sommer, who in 1994 walked 2,000 miles across Anatolia, from Troy to the battlefield of Issus, retracing Alexander the Great’s march in Turkey. Who better to lead you on Alexander’s route than someone who has walked the entire distance!

“Peter was the ideal person to help produce our In the Footsteps of Alexander the Great TV series for the BBC/PBS. Our particular style of documentary making leans heavily on understanding history by following in its footprints. Peter had worn out 4 pairs of boots doing just that on Alexander’s trail. Who better to show you how the conqueror’s story unfolded and how the locations helped mould the legend.” David Wallace, Director, In the Footsteps of Alexander the Great

Travelling back through time we’ll delve into Alexander’s personality and the lives of the people that inhabited his tumultuous world. This is a true archaeological and cultural voyage. Following in Alexander’s footsteps on the first leg of his journey across Turkey we travel from Istanbul to ancient Halicarnassus, modern day Bodrum and site of one of seven wonders of the ancient world. On this epic tour we’ll discover the history and architecture of the cities on Alexander’s route and much else besides, including the key sites of the Gallipoli peninsula witness to the fateful campaign during the First World War.

Turkey is rich with Alexander’s legacy; Troy, where Alexander ran naked around Achilles’ tomb; Sardis, kingdom of Croesus once famed as the richest man in the world; Ephesus, one of the best preserved classical cities in the world; and Apollo’s great oracular temple at Didyma, where we’ll stand below monumental marble columns and stroll along the sacred way. You’ll traverse magnificent landscapes, enjoy fabulous Turkish food and stay in beautiful accommodation

This inspirational historical Turkey tour is a tale of romance, war and power, an amazing expedition full of unforgettable vistas and historical highlights. Won’t you join us for this once in a lifetime archaeological adventure?
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Alexander The Great: Pt. One by Bruce from Alaska, 9 Jul 2019
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It was a small-group tour of archaeological and historic sites in western Turkey. read more

Alexander The Great: Pt. One by Cathie, 5 Jun 2019
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In the Footsteps of Alexander was exceptionally well organized, enjoyable and historically enlightening. Both Peter Sommer ... read more

Alexander The Great: Pt. One by Ian S, 20 May 2019
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The tour was led by Peter Sommer, whose unrivalled personal and professional knowledge of the area and its history was comple... read more

Alexander The Great: Pt. One by JKG, 2 Jun 2015
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My husband an I went on a small group tour, In the Footsteps of Alexander the Great, with Peter Sommer. It surpassed our ... read more

Alexander The Great: Pt. One by EDG, 31 May 2015
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The Footsteps of Alexander - part 1 was a wonderful, stimulating experience; more than just a holiday! Peter transported ... read more

Alexander The Great: Pt. One by mj, 23 May 2015
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My spouse and I chose a Peter Sommer tour because of the subject and because they take small groups. Everything went smoothly ... read more

Alexander The Great: Pt. One by JMR, 15 May 2015
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This tour was amazing! The itinerary, accommodations and food were fabulous. There is no way we could have seen and learned ... read more

Alexander The Great: Pt. One by Matthew from Australia, 28 Jul 2014
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We travelled in Turkey with Peter in late April and early May 2013 - in the footsteps of Alexander the Great. Peter's seemingly ... read more

Alexander The Great: Pt. One by andoverdba, 23 Jul 2014
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We travelled on the "In the Footsteps of Alexander the Great" trip. A three week itinerary retracing Alexander the Great's ... read more

Alexander The Great: Pt. One by Mr S B 12, 22 Jul 2014
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Three weeks touring Turkey and the archaeological sites visited by Alexander. Superbly planned - spacious transport, delicious ... read more

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Alexander The Great: Pt. One by Bruce from Alaska, 9 Jul 2019
Traveller rating:

It was a small-group tour of archaeological and historic sites in western Turkey. read more

Alexander The Great: Pt. One by Cathie, 5 Jun 2019
Traveller rating:

In the Footsteps of Alexander was exceptionally well organized, enjoyable and historically enlightening. Both Peter Sommer ... read more