You will discover the most popular sites in Turkey and then you sail into the turquoise costs to leave everything behind.

Itinerary

10

days
Istanbul, Cappadocia, Kusadasi, Ephesus, Marmaris, Gulet Cruise, Fethiye, Istanbul

Day 1: Arrive in Istanbul
Day 2: Full Day Istanbul Old City
Day 3: Half Day Spice Market & Bosphorus Cruise & Flight to Cappadocia
Day 4: Full Day Fairy Chimneys of Cappadocia
Day 5: Flight to Izmir & Transfer to Kusadasi
Day 6: Half Day Ephesus & Kusadasi to Marmaris
Day 7: Sail from Marmaris to Ekincik Bay
Day 8: Sail from Ekincik Bay to Tersane Island
Day 9: Sail from Tersane Island to Fethiye & Disembarkation in Fethiye
Day 10: Flight to Istanbul & Departure

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Day

1

Arrive in Istanbul

Arrive in Istanbul Airport and proceed to meeting point. Transfer to the hotel.
Time at leisure. Overnight in Istanbul.

* No meal is included.

Day

2

Full Day Istanbul Old City

Meet your guide at the hotel lobby and join group. First visit is to Hagia Sophia, a former Orthodox patriarchal basilica, later a mosque and now a museum. Continue the tour with Sultan Ahmet Mosque (Blue Mosque), the culmination of two centuries of both Ottoman mosque and Byzantine church development. Visit Hippodrome of Constantinople, once the sporting and social center of Constantinople. Then, have some free time in Grand Bazaar, one of the largest and oldest covered markets in the World. After lunch, visit Topkapi Palace, the official and primary residence in the city of the Ottoman sultans for approximately 400 years. Finally, visit Rustem Pasha Mosque, which is famous for its large quantities of exquisite Iznik tiles. Transfer back to the hotel. Time at leisure. Overnight in Istanbul.

* Breakfast and lunch are included.

Day

3

Spice Market & Bosphorus Cruise & Flight to Cappadocia

Meet your guide at the hotel lobby and join group. Before embarkation on the boat, visit the Spice Bazaar (or Egyptian Bazaar), the second largest covered shopping complex after the Grand Bazaar. Filled with spices, dried fruits, nuts and seeds, lokum (Turkish delight) and other edibles, Spice Bazaar have a smell of the fragrance of the exotic East. Then, embark on a ferryboat for an excursion on the Bosphorus. Enjoy viewing Ottoman palaces, citadels, centuries-old mansions and old and new faces of Istanbul on the European and Asian shorelines at the same time. After the tour, transfer to your hotel. Pick up from hotel and transfer to airport to take the flight to Cappadocia.
Transfer to your hotel. Time at leisure. Overnight in Cappadocia.

* Breakfast is included.

Day

4

Full Day Cappadocia Tour

Meet your guide at the hotel lobby and visit Devrent Valley, Monks Valley (Pasabagi), see some of the most striking fairy chimneys in Cappadocia with twin and even triple rock caps. Proceed to Avanos, well-known pottery town of Anatolia. After lunch, continue on to the Goreme Open-Air Museum. It contains the finest of the rock-cut churches, with beautiful frescoes (wall paintings) whose colors still retain all their original freshness. Finally visit Uchisar Town which is famous with its huge rock-cut castle and wonderful view of Pigeons Valley.
Time at leisure. Overnight in Cappadocia.

* Breakfast and lunch are included.

Day

5

Flight to Izmir & Transfer to Kusadasi

Pick up from your hotel and transfer to airport to take the flight to Izmir. Arrive Izmir, meet at the airport and transfer to your hotel in Kusadasi. Time at leisure, overnight in Kusadasi.

* Breakfast is included.

Day

6

Half Day Ephesus Tour & Transfer to Marmaris & Gulet Embarkation

In the morning visit Ephesus Antique City and after the tour, transfer to Marmaris marina. Embark on gulet. Time at leisure. Overnight in Marmaris.

* Breakfast and dinner are included.

Day

7

Sail from Marmaris to Ekincik Bay

After breakfast and your briefing, we’ll set off along the coast. On your first day you have the choice of taking in the spectacular views from the gulet - relax, swim and sunbathe or for the more adventurous guests take an optional trip to Dalyan and/or Kaunos.
At Kaunos you can take a river boat trip to see millennia old tombs built high in the rock face, or explore the ancient city. Dalyan offers the chance for people to take a mud bath and/or relax on the Turtle Beach. Caretta Turtles (logger head turtles) still lay their eggs here. Lunch will be served in a lovely river-side restaurant. Afterwards you will be transferred back to your gulet in Ekincik bay, where dinner will be served. In this private little cove a range of watersports are available from donut rides to water skiing.

*Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.

Day

8

Sail from Ekincik Bay to Tersane Island

Setting sail after breakfast, we cruise to Aga Limani with a pleasant little beach that you can swim to. We will have lunch here before cruising to the bay of Manastir for a swimming stop. In the afternoon we will make our way to Cleopatra and Hamam Bays. Cleopatra is said to have ordered shiploads of white sand to be brought here from Egypt to create her own secret paradise. You can also swim in the remains of the Roman Baths. We will then anchor at Tersane Island, the largest island of the Fethiye Gulf, for dinner and your overnight stay.

*Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.

Day

9

Sail from Tersane Island to Fethiye & Disembarkation

Today we sail to the 12 Islands area and enjoy swimming in the clear blue waters at Kizil Ada (Red Island). Covered with small red pebbles, many private coves and a charming lighthouse and restaurant at the top, Red Island is known to host spectacular weddings here. In the late afternoon we will cruise to Fethiye Harbour.
Disembarkation and transfer to your hotel in Fethiye. Time at leisure. Overnight in Fethiye.

* Breakfast and lunch included.

Day

10

Flight to Istanbul & Departure

Transfer to Dalaman Airport and take the flight back to Istanbul to take your international departure flight.
End of services.

* Breakfast is included.
** Flight time to Istanbul can be adjusted according to your departure flight time from Istanbul.

Services

Included

  • Transfers as stated at the itinerary.
  • 6-night hotel accommodation including breakfast.
  • Sightseeing tours, including professional English speaking guide, entrance fees and transportation.
  • Meal plan as stated at the itinerary.
  • Domestic flight ticket from Istanbul to Cappadocia, Cappadocia to Izmir, Dalaman to Istanbul.
  • 3-day gulet cruise.
  • Use of equipment onboard, fuel, using water and crew services.
  • Yacht insurance, laundry, harbor and mooring fees.
  • Local taxes.

Excluded

  • Tips to staff, items of a personal nature.
  • Drinks with meals (except the drinks served with breakfast).
  • Any land excursion during the gulet trip.
  • International flight tickets.
  • Entry visa.

Dates

This land and gulet combination is available from May to mid-October. For starting days, please contact us.

Pricing

Pricing will be calculated according to your travel dates, number of participants and category of accommodations you would like to stay in. As soon as we receive your request, we will start working on details and then e-mail to you our proposal including itinerary, price and accommodations of the package with their websites for your convenience. If you have a certain budget, you can also tell us the approximate amount you would like to spend on this itinerary and then we will prepare the details considering your budget.

Notes

* Hagia Sophia is closed on Monday. Chora Church will be visited instead.
** Grand Bazaar is closed on Sunday.
*** Topkapi Palace is closed on Wednesday.
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