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Western Cruise
   
Holiday length : 10 days
Departs: selected Saturdays
Start City: Istanbul
End City: Marmaris
Type of Holiday: Coach Tour & Gullet Cruise

  This 10 day coach tour gives you the chance to experience a 4 day/3 night Gullet Cruise from Fethiye to Marmaris and still have the opportunity to see the main tourist highlights of Istanbul, Gallipoli, Troy, Pergamum, the ruins of Ephesus and the lime cascades of Pamukkale.

ITINERARY
   
Day 1 - Saturday


  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 - Sunday



  Istanbul
After breakfast at the hotel, commence your guided tour to Topkapi Palace, St. Sophia, Blue Mosque and the Spice Bazaar. The day ends with an overnight stay in Istanbul. (B
     
Day 3 - Monday



  Istanbul - Canakkale
After breakfast at the hotel, drive to Gallipoli and visit Anzac Cove, Nek, Chunuk Bair, Lone Pine and 57.th regiment memorial and the war museum, cross the Dardanelles. Overnight stay in Canakkale. (B,D)
     
Day 4 - Tuesday



  Canakkale - Troy - Pergamum - Kusadasi 
After breakfast at the hotel drive to to Troy; the site of the legendary Trojan War, before crossing the Ida mountains to arrive in Pergamum and visit the Acropolis. Overnight stay in Kusadasi.  (B,D)
     
Day 5 - Wednesday





  Kusadasi - Ephesus - Sirnce - Kusadasi 
After Breakfast a short drive to visit Ephesus.  You will have the opportunity to discover the rich history behind local handicrafts like hand-made carpet and tiles. Continue to Sirince - one of the most beautiful villages in Turkey.  Free time to shop and taste the delicious wines of the village.  Return to Kusadasi for an overnight stay. (B,D)
     
Day 6 - Thursday




  Kusadasi - Hierapolis - Pamukkale - Marmaris
After breakfast drive through meandering plains  and cotton farms to Pamukkale where you will have time to enjoy the beauty of the lime cascade and visit the ancient Hierapolis, before continuing on to Marmaris for an overnight stay. (B, D)
     
Day 7 - Friday




  Marmaris - Fethiye (Embark Cruise)
Early morning transfer to Fethiye for the gullet Cruise.  Embark at 9 am.  After breakfast depart for Gocek island.  Anchor at Yassica Island for lunch and free time to swim or snorkel.  Dinner & overnight on board.  (B, L, D)
     
Day 8 - Saturday



  Bedri Rahmi Bay - Sarsala - Aga Limani (Cruise)
After breakfast sail to the spectacular Bedri Rahmi Bay, named after a famous Turkish artist, before continuing to Sarsala Bay.  Cruise to Aga Limani before lunch.  Overnight in this lovely bay. (B,  L, D)
     
Day 9 - Sunday





  Kadirga - Cennet Island - Marmaris (Cruise)
Depending on the weather depart early for Cape Kadirga with swim stops along the way.  Kadirga Bay is a quite picturesque location thats great for swimming.  Continue to Marmaris Port, with an overnight in the harbour.  Perhaps to experience the ports nightlife after dinner? (B, L, D)
     
Day 10 - Monday



  Marmaris (Cruise Disembarkation)
Disembark at 10.30 am after a last breakfast on board.  Transfer to a Marmaris hotel or to the Port is included.  Other destinations subject to surcharge. (B)
     
Holiday inclusions:








 

* Arrival transfer from Ataturk Airport (Surcharge for Sabiha Gokcen airport)
* Departure transfer to hotel in Marmaris (Dalaman Airport is subject to surcharge)
* Hotel accommodation with private facilities
* Meals as indicated in the itinerary
* Professional tour guide
* Luggage handling in the hotels & local taxes
* Museum entrance fees

     
Holiday exclusions:

  * Personal expenses, extra food & drink
* Tips to coach driver & guide, and Gullet crew

     

 

 

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