Amazing Turkey by Gulet

from $1180/per person

Explore the best of Turkey’s west coast, experience a 3 day Gulet cruise around the Mediterranean, and marvel at the beauties of Cappadocia on this 10 day tour. Set off on your tour by immersing yourself in the wonders of Istanbul, visit Troy and Pergamum, take a relaxing break on your gullet and bath in the healing waters of Pamukkale. After visiting the awe inspiring ancient city and ruins of Ephesus, enter the otherworldly Cappadocia.

The wellbeing and safety of our passengers, staff and communities visited have always been our utmost priority. We are committed to ensuring your peace of mind with our enhanced Safe Travels protocols and Special Flexible Conditions, so that you can book and travel with confidence. We have also recevied the Safe Travels stamp by the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), which allows travellers to recognise companies around the world that have adopted health and hygiene global standardised protocols.

Duration
10 Day
Destination(s)
Turkey
Starts in / Ends in
Istanbul / Istanbul
Departs on
Saturdays
Hotel Rating
5&4 Star
Average Tour Group Size Avr. Group Size
35-40

Why You’ll Love This Tour

  • This 10-day tour hits the unmissable gems of Turkey, from the volcanic-rock mountains to the ancient cities and sailing the Turkish coastline.
  • Spend 3 nights onboard a traditional Turkey Gulet boat, sailing the idyllic coastline and exploring the underwater ruins of Cleopatra Bay and Boncuklu Bay.
  • Experience bucket-list moments with optional activities such as floating over the fairy chimneys of Cappadocia in a Hot Air Balloon at sunrise.
  • Swim in the revitalising, mineral rich waters of Pamukkale and explore the Cotton Castle landscapes.
  • Visit the historical heartlands of Turkey, including the shores of Gallipoli to honour the fallen ANZAC Soldiers and famous ancient cities of Troy, Pergamum and Kusadasi
  • Stay in hand-picked, centrally located and authentic 5 & 4-Star hotels with all breakfasts, 2 lunches and 7 dinners included.
  • Enjoy less time transiting and more time holidaying with an included domestic flight from Cappadocia to Istanbul to shorten the time you spend driving in our Travel Talk Coaches.

Sight Visited

  • Asklepion
    Asklepion

    The Asklepion is a famed ancient medical center built in honor of Asclepius, the god of healing. It was also the world's first psychiatric hospital.

  • Blue Mosque
    Blue Mosque

    The exterior features a beautiful cascade of domes and six minarets and blue Iznik tiles adorn the interior giving the building its unofficial but commonly used name.

  • Cappadocia
    Cappadocia

    A region of exceptional natural and man-made wonders. Take the chance to discover underground cities carved into rock, fairy chimneys and many more...

  • Ephesus
    Ephesus

    The best preserved ancient town in Turkey, Ephesus embarks you on a journey to ancient times while roaming the streets.

  • Gallipoli
    Gallipoli

    Lone Pine, Chunuk Bair, Anzac Cove, Johnston's Jolly, North Beach, Ari Burnu, Hell Spit, Brighton Beach, Shrapnel Valley, Artillery Raod, Quinn's Road and more…

  • Gocek
    Gocek

  • Hagia Sophia
    Hagia Sophia

    The Hagia Sophia, among the Seven Wonders of the World, awaits you with all its magnificence. The hundreds of years old structure will fascinate you on sight.

  • Istanbul
    Istanbul

  • Pamukkale
    Pamukkale

    Home of the world-famous travertines, the cotton castle. You will witness the unusual and beautiful scenery just near the ancient city of Hierapolis, the ancient cure center.

  • Topkapi Palace
    Topkapi Palace

    Home of the Sultans, heart of the Ottoman Empire… Roam through the royal palace of the Ottomans and follow their footsteps to see their most valued treasures.

  • Troy
    Troy

    The legendary city where you can outline layers of ruins of cities built on top of each other and visit the famous Trojan horse, awaits you.

ITINERARY

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Day 1: Istanbul
At the terminal keep your eyes open for the Travel Talk sign, as we pick you up from the airport and take you to our Istanbul hotel. Gather round in the hotel lobby at 7:00pm as we meet both the other tour members and the guide. Listen up for a fast and informal meeting with the leader including registration and a short brief about the adventures ahead and some country info.
  • Accommodation
    Ottoman Legacy Hotel – 5 Star
  • Included Activities
    Welcome Meeting
  • Optional Activities
    Group Dinner
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Day 2: Istanbul, Old City Tour,
After breakfast, we begin to experience the magnificence of Istanbul. We will stroll through the historical heart of the old city, making stops along the way to the Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, majestic Topkapi Palace and the Hagia Sophia. In the afternoon take an optional cruise down the Bosphorus river and see the epic skyline.
  • Accommodation
    Ottoman Legacy Hotel – 5 Star
  • Meals Included
    Breakfast
  • Included Activities
    Sightseeing of Blue Mosque
    Sightseeing of Hagia Sophia
    Sightseeing of Topkapi Palace Museum
  • Optional Activities
    Bosphorus Boat Cruise - EUR 10
  • Entrance Fees
    Blue Mosque - Free
    Hagia Sophia - Free
    Topkapi Palace Museum 100 TL
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Day 3: Istanbul, Gallipoli
Today we depart for the shores of Gallipoli. A place of important significance for Aussies and Kiwis, we will visit the beach and cemeteries at ANZAC Cove, before paying our respects at memorial sites Chunuk Bair and Lone Pine.
  • Accommodation
    Kolin Hotel - 5 Star
  • Meals Included
    Breakfast, Dinner
  • Included Activities
    Sightseeing of Anzac Cove
    Sightseeing of Beach Cemetery
    Sightseeing of Lone Pine
    Sightseeing of Sightseeing of Chunuk Bair
    Sightseeing of War Trenches
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Day 4: Gallipoli, Troy, Kusadasi
You may of heard of Troy from Greek mythology or maybe just watched the Brad Pitt movie, but now you will visit the ruins and archaeological site of the city of Troy, and of course the famous wooden horse. Spend the afternoon in the the seaside town of Kusadasi.
  • Accommodation
    Marina Hotel - 4 Star
  • Meals Included
    Breakfast, Dinner
  • Included Activities
    Sightseeing of Troy Ancient City
  • Entrance Fees
    Troy Ancient City - 50 TL
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Day 5: Ephesus, Fethiye, Gulet, Yassı Islands
Our first stop today is the spectacular, well preserved ancient city of Ephesus. Ephesus was cited in the book of Revelations, and historians believe the Gospel of John was written here. Famed for the Temple of Artemis which was completed around 550 BC and is one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. In the afternoon we will depart for Fethiye where we will embark on our traditional Turkish gulet boat and sail to amazing Yassica Islands for a swim. We will have dinner and stay overnight on our boat.
  • Accommodation
    Turkish Traditional Gulet
  • Meals Included
    Breakfast, Dinner
  • Included Activities
    Sightseeing of Ephesus Ancient City
  • Entrance Fees
    Ephesus Ancient City - 100 TL
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Day 6: Gulet Cruise, Gocek Gulf, Tersane, Bedri Rahmi Bay, Sunken Bath/Cleopatra
After breakfast at Yassi Islands we will cruise to Tersane for a swimming break and lunch. We will then sail to Bedri Rahmi Bay for another swimming stop.  We’ll sail to yet another amazing spot at Sunken Bath area for dinner and place for our Gulet to spend a night. This place is also known as Cleopatra Bay or Sunken Bath Bay, due to the beautiful underwater ruins of an old bath.
  • Accommodation
    Turkish Traditional Gulet
  • Meals Included
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Included Activities
    Gulet Cruise on the Mediterranean
    Bedri Rahmi Bay
    Cleopatra/Sunken Bath
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Day 7: Gulet Cruise, Boncuklu Bay, Fethiye Marina
Another day in paradise! After breakfast, we will anchor at Boncuklu Bay for our last swimming break and lunch. We will the make our way to Fethiye for you to explore its shops and buzzing atmosphere. After dinner back on the boat, get amongst Fethiye famous nightlife.
  • Accommodation
    Turkish Traditional Gulet
  • Meals Included
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Included Activities
    Gulet Cruise on the Mediterranean
    Boncuklu Bay
    Fethiye Marina
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Day 8: Fethiye Marina, Pamukkale
It's time to get your cameras out, because today is a photographers dream! Today we will visit Pamukkale, or ‘cotton castle’ in Turkish. Pamukkale is a natural site that contains hot springs and travertine, giving the appearance of terraces made by carbonate minerals left by the flowing water. Spend time bathing in its pools, or explore the natural and unusual landscape.
  • Accommodation
    Hierapark Hotel - 4 Star
  • Meals Included
    Breakfast, Dinner
  • Included Activities
    Sightseeing of Pamukkale White Terraces
  • Entrance Fees
    Pamukkale White Terraces - 80 TL
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Day 9: Pamukkale, Cappodocia
Today we sit back and relax on the coach, as we head to Cappadocia. Watch the amazing Turkish scenery unfold before us and see small towns and villages as we pass on by. In the afternoon, we will visit Derinkuyu Underground City, a city complete with a church, wells, food stores, and even stables which is all located 60m under the ground. End the day with an optional traditional Hamman (Turkish bath).
  • Accommodation
    Avrasya Hotel - 4 Star
  • Meals Included
    Breakfast, Dinner
  • Included Activities
    Sightseeing of Derinkuyu Underground City
    Sightseeing of Ihlara Valley
  • Optional Activities
    Turkish Bath Experience - 130 TL
  • Entrance Fees
    Derinkuyu Underground City - 50 TL
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Day 10: Cappadocia, Istanbul (By Flight)
Rise and shine, it will be an early start for our optional sunrise hot air balloon ride over the stunning landscapes and fairy chimneys of Cappadocia. Or if preferred enjoy a leisurely start to the morning before we all fill up on breakfast. We will explore the UNESCO World Heritage listed Göreme, and tick off bucket list sights along the way including Göreme Musuem, Pigeon Valley, Uchisar and Cavusin. In the afternoon we will visit local handicraft manufacturers and learn about traditional art. In the evening we fly to Istanbul, your tour ends in Istanbul Airport at 9:30pm, please book your flights accordingly.
  • Meals Included
    Breakfast
  • Included Activities
    Goreme Open Air Museum Visit
    Sightseeing of Cavusin
    Sightseeing of Pigeon Valley
    Sightseeing of Uchisar
  • Optional Activities
    Hot Air Balooning - 195 EUR
  • Entrance Fees
    Goreme Open Air Museum - 75 TL

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The tour price covers the following services:

Accommodation

5 and 4 star hotels | Gulet cruise from Fethiye in ensuite cabins.

Airport Transfer

From Istanbul Airport and Sabiha Gokcen Airport (on day 1)

Meals

9 breakfasts | 2 lunches | 7 dinners

Transportation

Air-conditioned non-smoking coach or mini-bus |Gulet cruise from Fethiye in ensuite cabins. | Domestic flight from Cappadocia to Istanbul

Flight

Domestic Flight between Cappadocia and Istanbul.

Guide

Services of experienced guide licensed by the Ministry of Tourism

What is not included in the tour price?

  • Any flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals not stated in the itinerary
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Tips & gestures
  • Visa fees
  • Entrance fees to the sights and museums
  • Optional activities
  • Other services not stated in the itinerary

LEGACY OTTOMAN HOTEL - ISTANBUL


KOLIN HOTEL - CANAKKALE


The 5-star hotel in Gallipoli is a perfect place to relax and prepare for the upcoming big tour. The large swimming pool and the delicious open buffet add up to the comfortable rooms they offer.

MARINA HOTEL - KUSADASI


This hotel has a seafront location in the Aegean coast, only 250 metres from the beach. The hotel offers an outdoor pool and a terrace with panoramic views of the sea and Kusadasi Marina. The air-conditioned rooms of Marina Hotel Kusadasi include a minibar and an LCD TV with satellite channels.

HIERA PARK DELUXE HOTEL - PAMUKKALE


This hotel offers an absolute relaxation with it’s hot thermal pools & spa center.

GULET CRUISE


Turkish Traditional Gulet

AVRASYA HOTEL - CAPPADOCIA


Tour Review Scores And Breakdown

At Travel Talk we do not only provide excellent value for premium adventures, but also strive to exceed expectations in every aspect of our trips, which is reflected in an enviable 98.9% customer satisfaction for 2018. We believe that our affordable tours, quality accommodation, transportation and sightseeing tours combined with likeminded people, passionate tour leaders and the overall atmosphere of a Travel Talk tour have made these results. However, we are never ones to rest on our laurels, and we continually try to improve on this year after year; and what do we get out of this? The satisfaction of our travellers!

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Jodi Silson

Aykut was an amazing guide, this Turkey tour was great value for money as we saw and did so much in such a short space of time! Highly recommend

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D. Derrett

Gulet was by far my favourite part of the trip. Enjoyed trying different foods. Yavuz was a very good guide. Bus driver was really good.

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A. Lehman

Gulet cruise was amazing and staff and food were incredible. Guides were great and food was great. Bus was so comfy driver was great. Hotels were nice and comfy. Really great trip.

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Z. Hammond

Its all been incredible. Yavuz was fabulous, so passionate and just wanted to share his love and knowledge with us all!

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T. Daft

My second Travel Talk tour has been incredible! Gallipoli exceeded my expectations. Gulet was a major highight, and i would consider returning for a sail holiday.

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A. Thomas

Yavuz was an exceptional guide, he went above and beyond to ensure everyone had the best experience possible. This is my first time to Turkey and I will be providing positive feedback to the country. Yavuz and Travel Talk, I look forward to travelling with you again. Very well organised and fun. Many thanks.

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E. Darlington

Fabulous tour – we saw amazing sights and Yavuz was a knowledgeable, friendly and happy guide. This was my first Travel Talk tour + I was very happy with it! Can’t wait to book my next trip!

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B. Davies

Hot air balloons were great – Yavuz was awesome! He knows exactly how the group is feeling and can organise accordingly. Very good.

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K. Nordmeier

Yavuz was amazing! Great tour with great people!! Would highly recommend and will travel with Travel Talk again! Thank you..

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S. Stevenson

Yavuz was an excellent tour guide – he added a lot to the overall experience with great stories, humour and recommendations. The gulet experience was amazing – perfect mix of great food, swimming sports and sailing.

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TOP REVIEWS

  • Amazing Turkey by Gulet

    Aykut was an amazing guide, this Turkey tour was great value for money as we saw and did so much in such a short space of time! Highly recommend

    Jodi Silson
  • Amazing Turkey by Gulet

    Gulet was by far my favourite part of the trip. Enjoyed trying different foods. Yavuz was a very good guide. Bus driver was really good.

    D. Derrett
  • Amazing Turkey by Gulet

    Gulet cruise was amazing and staff and food were incredible. Guides were great and food was great. Bus was so comfy driver was great. Hotels were nice and comfy. Really great trip.

    A. Lehman

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