- Trip Outline
- Trip Includes
- Trip Excludes
This 14 day tour, starts from Istanbul, Turkey, and ends at Bodrum, Turkey. Highlights are:- Ephesus (UNESCO Heritage site) - Sirince Village - Site of the Temple of Artemis - Istanbul Old City (UNESCO Heritage site) - St. Sophia Museum - Topkapi Palace - Blue Mosque - Hippodrome - Pergamum - (UNESCO Heritage site) - Troy - (UNESCO Heritage site) - Gallipoli WW1 battlefields- Pamukkale Calcium Travertines (UNESCO Heritage site) - Hierapolis. The final seven days are spent relaxing along the Turkish turquoise coast on a wooden Gulet sailing boat.
(B - Breakfast, L - Lunch, D - Dinner)
Welcome to Istanbul! You will be transferred to your hotel and the remainder of the day is yours free to explore at your own pace.
Istanbul Old City
After breakfast, you enjoy a fully guided tour of the only city to span two continents, visiting the Blue Mosque, St Sophia Museum, Topkapi Palace (including Hagia Irene) and the Hippodrome.
Cruise between two continents on the stretch of water that separates Europe from Asia in the afternoon with an optional 'Half day Bosphorous cruise'.
Overnight Istanbul (B)
Today we visit the WW1 battlefields of Gallipoli including Lone Pine and Chunuk Bair Memorials, ANZAC Cove, The Nek, Johnston's Jolly, original trenches and tunnels.
Overnight Çanakkale (B, D)
Troy, Acropolis of Pergamum
Step back in time today as we visit Troy and its famed Trojan Horse, followed by a tour of the magnificent acropolis of Pergamum. Its impressive temples and library made it a renowned cultural and political centre in its time.
Overnight Kuşadası (B, D)
Absorb yourself in history today with a guided tour of Ephesus and a visit to the site of the Temple of Artemis. Feel the mystical atmosphere of the ancient city and theatre before continuing to the former Greek village of Sirince, famous for its fruit wines. Carpet weaving has long traditions in Turkey and at the carpet village we learn how the carpets are made by hand and what determines their value.
Overnight Kuşadası (B, D)
This morning we will enjoy a display of locally handcrafted leather goods before heading to the magnificent white calcium terraces, known as Travertines, in Pamukkale where we also tour the ancient city of Hierapolis. Take a dip, amongst ancient columns, in the hot springs that were used in Roman times for their therapeutic powers.
Overnight Pamukkale (B, D)
After breakfast you will be transferred to Bodrum where we begin boarding our Gulet in Bodrum at 15:30 pm. Relax at the pre-cruise information session. Enjoy an onboard dinner while meeting the other passengers.
Overnight Bodrum - Harbour (B, D)
Orak Island, Cokertme
After breakfast, we sail to Orak Island for lunch and then cruise to our overnight stop at Cokertme, a small and picturesque fishing town.
Overnight Çökertme (B, L, D)
Yedi Adalar (Seven Islands)
Early start as we cruise for Yedi Adalar (Seven Islands). Spend the day amid beautiful island panorama before arriving in Kufre.
Overnight Küfre Bay (B, L, D)
Longoz, Karacasogut Village
After breakfast we set off for Longoz. Overnight in Karacasogut village, just 25km away from Marmaris.
Overnight Karaca Söğüt (B, L, D)
From Marmaris the yacht sails to Sedri Adasi (Cleopatra Island). We spend the afternoon sailing to English port for our overnight stop.
Overnight English Harbour (B, L, D)
Kargili Bay, Kisebuku
Today we cruise to Kargili Bay for lunch. This afternoon, we sail to Kisebuku for our night stop.
Overnight Kisebuku (Alakisla Buku) (B, L, D)
Pabucburnu, Yaliciftlik Bay, Bodrum
Early morning sail to Pabucburnu. After lunch in Yaliciftlik Bay, we sail back to Bodrum for our final night on the yacht.
Overnight Bodrum - Harbour (B, L, D)
After breakfast, we disembark at approximately 10:30 am. (B)
- Inbound Transfer – Istanbul
Istanbul Airport (IST)Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW)
- Professional English-speaking tour guide on the land section of the tour
- Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking vehicle
- Transportation by Gulet boat
- Car ferry fees between Canakkale and Eceabat
- Tips except driver, guide, Gulet captain crew
- Services of Captain and supporting crew
- Entrance fees
- 13 nights – accommodation.
– 2 nightsBoutiqueIstanbul– 1 nightSpecial ClassÇanakkale– 2 nightsBoutiqueKuşadası– 1 night4 starPamukkale– 1 nightGulet CabinBodrum – HarbourGulet– 1 nightGulet CabinÇökertmeGulet– 1 nightGulet CabinKüfre BayGulet– 1 nightGulet CabinKaraca SöğütGulet– 1 nightGulet CabinEnglish HarbourGulet– 1 nightGulet CabinKisebuku (Alakisla Buku)Gulet– 1 nightGulet CabinBodrum – HarbourGulet
- 13 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 11 Dinners
- Suggested optional activities
- Tips – driver, guide, Gulet captain and crew
- Compulsory Travel Insurance
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