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Turkish Riviera
     
Holiday length: 9 days
Departs: Selected Fridays
Start point: Istanbul
End point: Marmaris

 

This tour package gives you the chance to experience sailing for 3 days on a Gullet in addition to visiting the exciting tourist meccas of Istanbul, Cappadocia and Pamukkale


ITINERARY
   
Day 1 - Friday


  Istanbul 
Upon your arrival, you will be met by our representative before transfer to your Hotel. Spend the rest of the day at leisure.
     
Day 2 - Saturday



  Istanbul
After breakfast at the hotel, depart on a guided tour to the Topkapi Palace, St. Sophia, Blue Mosque and the Grand Bazaar. The day ends with an overnight stay in Istanbul. (B)
     
Day 3 - Sunday





  Istanbul - Ankara - Cappadocia
After breakfast, depart for Ankara to visit the Mausoleum of Ataturk and its Museum. This is the burial place of the national hero and founder of the  modern Republic of Turkey. We then depart for Cappadocia. After a picturesque trip along the Salt Lake, we will arrive in Cappadocia for an overnight stay. (B,D)
     
Day 4 - Monday







  Cappadocia
Early in the morning an optional Balloon tour is available. Then, full day excursion in Cappadocia including visits to the Kaymakli Underground City, Open Air Museum in Goreme and natural fortress in Uchisar. Here, we will have the opportunity to discover and understand the rich history behind local handicrafts like hand-made carpets, Turkish tiles, onyx and potteries. Overnight stay in Cappadocia.  Optional night tour with Turkish show and dinner is available. (B,L)
     
Day 5 - Tuesday




  Cappadocia - Konya - Pamukkale
Early departure for Pamukkale. On the way, visit the 13th century Seljukian masterpiece Sultanhan Caravanserai before arrival in Konya. After visiting the Mausoleum of Mevlana, we continue our drive to Pamukkale for an overnight stay. (B,D)
     
Day 6 - Wednesday




  Pamukkale - Fethiye (Embark cruise)
In the early morning transfer to Fethiye for the gullet cruise. Embark cruise at 9am.  After breakfast, depart from Fethiye harbour for Gocek Island.  Anchor at Yassica Island for lunch and a swim or snorkel in the crystal clear water.  Dinner & an overnight in a quiet bay. (B,L,D)
     
Day 7 - Thursday



  Gullet Cruise: Bedri Rahmi Bay - Sarsala - Aga Limani
After breakfast sail to spectacular Bedri Rahmi Bay, named after a famous Turkish artist, before continuing to Sarsala Bay.  Cruise to Aga Limani before lunch.  Overnight stay in this lovely bay.  (B,L,D)
     

Day 8 - Friday

 




  Gullet Cruise: Kadirga - Cennet Island - Marmaris
After breakfast, depending on the weather, depart early for Cape Kadirga with swim stops along the way.  Kadirga Bay is a quite picturesque location where there will be a 'swim stop'.  Afterwards continue sailing to the Port of Marmaris for our overnight stay.  After dinner on board you have time to experience the ports night life. (B,L,D)
     
Day 9 - Saturday



  Marmaris
Depart the boat after one last breakfast (approx. 10.30 am.  Transfer to Marmaris hotel or the port.  Any other destination is subject to a surcharge. (B)

Inclusions

 

 

  * Arrival transfer from Istanbul Ataturk Airport (Sabiha Gokcen airport is subject to surcharge)
* Accommodation & luggage handling
* Meals as indicated
* Professional tour guides
* Local taxes
     
Exclusions

  * Personal expenses
* Gratuity(tips) to your guide and driver
     


 


 

 


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