• Featured in Turkish literature, theater, poetry, paintings, engravings, and novels, the Galata Bridge spans the Golden Horn in Istanbul, Turkey.


April 14-28, 2016
Hosted by: Eileen Keeley '89, vice president for College Relations
Price & reservations: 15 days/14 nights from $3,892 (air, land, and cruise inclusive). Contact Odysseys Unlimited at 888-370-6765.

About this trip: Exotic sights, sounds, and scents reign in this fascinating land where Europe and Asia meet. From Istanbul, magnificent "Empress of the World," to ancient ruins, stunning landscapes, and the dramatic Turquoise Coast, Turkey engages and beguiles, offering an unparalleled small group experience. Experience exotic Istanbul, including Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace and Hagia Sophia, board a private Bosphorus cruise, see the ruins at ancient Troy, Pergamum and Ephesus, the rustic village of Sirince, the sunken baths of Cleopatra, the ancient site of Perge and Antalya's acclaimed Archeological Museum, and spend four nights aboard a privately chartered gulet yacht where you'll cruise to secluded coves and hidden sites with opportunities for swimming, snorkeling, and hiking. View the full brochure here.

Eileen KeeleyAbout your host: Eileen Keeley has spent her career increasing understanding of and support for her alma mater, Davidson College. A 1989  graduate, she currently serves as Davidson's vice president for College Relations, overseeing a 70-person staff responsible for fundraising, alumni relations, donor relations, college communications and the Charlotte region's all-classical music station, WDAV. Keeley assumed the vice presidency in March 2006, after serving six years as director of alumni relations and in positions of increasing responsibility in the department's development office. A member of the vestry at St. Alban's Episcopal Church, Keeley also serves on the Board of Directors of the Davidson-Cornelius Day Care. She and her husband, Pat Millen, have three children: Paddy, Franny, and Sam.