Historic Turkey and Gulet Sailing

Explore Istanbul, Canakkale and Gulet sail boat to Marmaris

In this tour you will combine history, sightseeing with Turkey gulet sailing cruise experience, the Itinerary is designed to give you a taste of the different sides of Turkey. It starts with the historic city of Istanbul with its unique history and offers something for everyone and then on to explore Troy and Ephesus. You will then join a traditional wooden sailing boat known as a Gulet to enjoy the South Aegean coastline and visit bays and coves that you can only visit from the sea along with beautiful fishing towns and stunning mountain scenery.

Historic Turkey and Gulet Sailing tour highlights

International flight
internal flight
10 nights in 4 stars hotels accommodation and Gulet sailing boat
Visits and entrances mentioned in the itinerary
Meals as per the detailed Itinerary
Professional guide
Transportation in private A/C coach
Private service
For more information or to book please call 01252 641 989 or email:holidays@exploretravelandcruises.com



Historic Turkey and Gulet Sailing detailed Itinerary
Day 1 Arrive Istanbul
Arrival and private transfer to the hotel.  Overnight at the hotel.
Day 2 Istanbul – breakfast included
Breakfast. Visit of the Blue Mosque one of the most perfect Ottoman mosques.  The Roman Hippodrome. We will continue with the visit of the Topkapi Palace, the former imperial residence of Ottoman Sultans until the 19th century, where the major parts of priceless objects pertaining to the Ottoman Sultans are exhibited. Visit of Hagia Sophia, one of the most achieved masterpiece of the Byzantine architecture and the humanity. Lunch. Continuation to the Grand Bazaar. It is a covered market place built in 1660 and considered as a small town covered by hundreds of domes, four thousand shops inside with small streets, places and 18 gates. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 3 Istanbul – Busa – Canakkale – breakfast and dinner included
Breakfast. Your tour today includes the Green Mosque and the Green Mausoleum at Burs.  You will then drive to Canakkle to your hotel and overnight.

Day 4   Canakkle -Pergamum – Kusadasi – Breakfast and dinner included
Breakfast. Departure to visit the city of Troy, the ancient city of Pergamum, one of the major cultural, commercial and medical centers of the past and visit the famous Asclepion. Continue to Kusadasi. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 5 Kusadasi – Ephesus – Kusadasi – Breakfast and dinner included
Breakfast. Departure to Ephesus, the best preserved ancient city in Asia Minor. During the first and second centuries, it had a population of 250,000 and monopolized the wealth of the Middle East, then continue the visit in the House of the Virgin Mary, alleged to be the last resting place of Jesus’ Mother. We will also visit the Tempple of Artemis and then back to Kusadasi. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
pamukkale 4 Nights Gulet sailing boat – full board (excluding drinks)
Day 6 Kusadasi – Pamukkale – Fethiye
Breakfast. Departure to visit the ancient Hierapolis and visit to the natural wonder of the grand white waterfalls; stalactites and natural pools formed over the centuries by the passage of water laden with calcareous salts, from hot springs, known as Cotton Castle. After your tour you will be driven to Fethiye to join the Gulet. Dinner and overnight on board.
fethiye Day 7 Fethiye – Gocek
After breakfast enjoy the sail to Gocek. Overnight on board
Day 8 Gocek Bay – Ag Limani
Today sailing from Gocek to Ag Limani and overnight at a beautiful natural bay.
Day 9 Paradise Island – Marmaris
You will set sail after breakfast and there will be time for swimming and a leisurely lunch at Turunc Buku or at the beautiful Cennet (Paradise) Island before arriving in Marmaris for dinner and the night.
marmaris Day 10 Marmaris – Dalaman – Istanbul – Breakfast included
In the morning you will be transferred to Dalaman Airport to catch the flight to Istanbul.  In the afternoon you will be taken to visit the Grand Bazaar.
Day 11 Depart Istanbul – Breakfast included
After breakfast you will be transferred to Istanbul Airport for your flight home.

Good to know
The return flight is from London Heathrow or Gatwick to Istanbul. If you wish to fly from any other airport please ask us and we can quote you accordingly.
Any extra tours you wish to be add can be tailored made to this itinerary
The price doesn’t include Tips to the guide, driver, Turkey entry Visa and Travel insurance
Prices are Per Person, based on two adults sharing a standard room on the board basis shown in full itinerary
All prices change in December and Easter holiday period due to peak period supplements.
All prices are for guidance only and will be confirmed at the time of booking.

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Historic Turkey and Gulet Sailing

10 nights/11 days
Price from £1549 per person including international airfare
Group Size: Minimum 2 Persons
Speciality Categories: Culture and History with sailing
Tour can be tailored: Yes
Supplier: Explore Travel and Cruises

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