Crossroads Tours International is offering its best-selling small group tours of Turkey at special, off-season prices. The tours provide first-time visitors to Turkey a comprehensive overview of the country’s history, diverse religious and cultural heritage, and its natural wonders. The packages include a 10-day “Discover Turkey” tour; A 9-day “Taste of Turkey” tour; and 6-day “Istanbul & Cappadocia” tour.

“Discover Turkey” Package Includes Transatlantic Flights

The 10-day/9-night tour features the most important examples of Istanbul’s Byzantine and Ottoman legacy; the historic battlefield of Gallipoli; the legendary cities of Troy and Pergamum; the remarkably well-preserved Roman city of Ephesus; and the shrine of “Mother Mary”, believed to be the home where the mother of Jesus Christ spent her last years of life.

Other highlights include a visit to the renowned spa of Pamukkale, with it glistening “petrified waterfalls”; Konya, home of the “Whirling Dervishes”; and a visit to Cappadocia, the region whose mountainous, fairytale-like landscape, hidden valleys, villages, and caves were the refuge of the early Christians.

The tour price of $1,885 per person, double occupancy, includes: roundtrip Economy Class airfare from New York; airport transfers; accommodations at 4-Star hotels; most meals, transportation by mini/midi bus; services of an English-speaking tour escort/guide; entrance fees to sites visited; and hotel taxes and service charges. Departure taxes, security and other fees, and applicable fuel surcharge (totaling $343.60) are included in the airfare.

The air-inclusive tour departure dates are November 8, 2014; December 13, 2014; February 20, 2015; and March 7 and 21, 2015. The tour is also available on a land-only basis for $1,050 per person, double occupancy.

Land-Only Escorted Small Group Tours at Reduced Rates

Crossroads Tours is also offering two other popular escorted small group tours at reduced, off-season rates. They include:

“Taste of Turkey”

A 9-day/8-night package that includes two days of sightseeing in Istanbul, with a half-day Bosphorus cruise; plus visits to Ephesus, Heiropolis, Pamukkale, Konya, and Cappadocia, the region renowned for its surreal landscape and Christian history. The tour price is $969 per person, double occupancy (land only).

For those with less vacation time, Crossroads offers a 6-day/5-night “Istanbul & Cappadocia” tour.The package features two days in Istanbul, including a half-day cruise on the Bosphorus, and two days of indepth exploration in Cappadocia. The price is $690 per person, double occupancy.

Customized and FIT packages

The “Discover Turkey”, “Taste of Turkey”, and “Istanbul & Cappadocia” tours can be modified to meet special departure and/or other requirements. The same applies to any of Crossroads Tours’ other escorted tours.

For complete details on all of their tours and services, visit . Reservations and bookings can be made through Crossroads Tours International LLC, whose offices are located in New York City. Call toll-free 800-958-3635, or e-mail

Parent company, Crossroads Tours International (CTI), is a licensed and recognized travel service provider headquartered in Turkey. CTI is a member of the Association of Turkish Travel Agents (TURSAB) and the American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA), and operates under the control of the Tourism and Culture Ministry of Turkey.