Best of Turkey by Gulet

Discover Western Turkey and cruise through the Mediterranean in our 12 day tour. Similar to the Best of Turkey by Land, this amazing gulet option offers you the choice to mix it up and relax in the crystal clear waters of the Mediterranean Sea. Discover the wonders of Istanbul, Gallipoli and the history of Troy, Pergamum and Ephesus and then immerse yourself in the natural healing powers of Pamukkale. The tour is not complete until you have journeyed into the magical world of Cappadocia.

Duration

Destination

Start/Ends in

12 Days

Turkey

Istanbul / Istanbul

Hotels

Group Size

Age Requirement

5&4 Star

13-35 People

18+

Trip Rating

Trip Theme

Departs On

4.8

104 reviews

Classic,Sailing

June to September

Why You’ll Love This Tour

  • Feel the beating heart of Istanbul from your hotel in the old town beside monumental landmarks such as the Hagia Sophia. Join an optional Bosphorus Cruise to watch Europe and Asia unfold on your sides.
  • Stay in hand-picked, centrally located and authentic 5 & 4-Star hotels, and travel in private modern coaches with an expert local guide throughout your trip.
  • Travel with an expert local guide throughout your trip, get the best introduction and insights into Turkish culture.
  • Visit the shores of Gallipoli to honour the fallen during one of the greatest battles of WWI & tour famous ancient cities in Anatolia; Troy, Pergamum, Asklepion and Cappadocia.
  • Explore the well-preserved ruins of Ephesus delving into ancient times and soak in the gorgeous Library of Celsus.
  • Enjoy the pristine bays and turqouise waters of Fethiye, cruising in a premium gullet with ensuite facilities for 3 days with all meals covered.
  • Walk among cottonlike pools of travertine in Pamukkale and soak in the magical landscape of Cappadocia with options for an unforgettable hot-air ballooning adventure and Turkish Bath.
  • No night drives; however some long rides are required to cover all these incredible places. You may check other tour options in Turkey for alternative routes including flights.

Sights Visited on This Tour

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

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

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

The best preserved ancient town in Turkey, Ephesus embarks you on a journey to ancient times while roaming the streets.Celcius Library is the most important remains of it.

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…

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 is a major city in Turkey that straddles Europe and Asia across the Bosphorus Strait. Its Old City reflects cultural influences of the many empires that once ruled here.

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.

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 is the name of the Bronze Age city attacked in the Trojan War. The legendary city where you can outline layers of ruins of cities built on top of each other...

Tour Inclusions

Accommodation

5 and 4 star hotels, Gulet cruise.

Meals

11 breakfasts, 2 lunches , 8 dinners

Transportation

Air-conditioned, modern coach or mini-bus

Airport Transfer(s)

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

Tour Guiding

Services of experienced Travel Talk local guides licenced by the Ministry of Tourism.

Free Wi-Fi

Complimentary hotel and coach Wi-Fi ( where available )

What is NOT included?

What is NOT included?

- Any flights not mentioned above
- Travel Insurance
- Meals not stated above
- Items of a personel nature

- Tips and gestures
- Entrance fees to the sights and museums
- Optional activities
- Other services not stated in the itinerary

Dates & Rates

All prices are per person, based on double, twin or triple share occupancy. Solo passengers not wishing to pay a single supplement will be accommodated in a double, twin or triple room according to availability with a passenger(s) of the same gender.  

The below rates are for solo travellers, the 2 FOR 1 deal will be applied when you select 2 or more travellers during the booking process.

The below rates are for solo travellers, the 2 FOR 1 deal will be applied when you select 2 or more travellers during the booking process.

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Sat 5 Jun 2021

Wed 16 Jun 2021

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Budgeting for This Tour

Istanbul

Topkapı Palace

100 TRY

Blue Mosque

Free

Hagia Sophia

Free

Cappadocia

Underground City

50 TRY

Goreme Museum

100 TRY

Pigeon Valley

Free

Pamukkale

White Terraces

80 TRY

Ephesus Ancient City

100 TRY

Canakkale

Asklepion Ancient City

45 TRY

Troy Ancient City

50 TRY


525 TRY ( Approx. GBP 50 )

The Turkish Lira is the currency of Turkey. While every person has different spending habits, we have estimated your average daily expenses to help out with the planning. Please find below in USD the approximate spending to expect for meals not included and more.

Meals

Lunch at restaurant

5-7 USD

Dinner at restaurant

10-15 USD

Sandwich at a stall

1-2 USD

Simit - Turkish Bagel

 0.15 USD

Drinks

Bottle of water

0.15 USD 

Coffee

1-1.5 USD

Tea

0.5-1 USD

Bottle of beer

2-3 USD

Tipping

Tipping good service is common in Turkey, typically ~ 10% for a restaurant meal. No need to tip taxi drivers, however you can round up the fare for convenience. Your guide and driver would also appreciate this kind of traditional gratitude at the end of your tour.
With plenty of markets, stores, shops and bazaars to choose from you’re able to discover a wide range of beautiful unique crafts, textiles, jewellery, clothing and furniture. Turkey is also home to the Grand Bazaar; the biggest old covered bazaar in the world, with over 3,000 shops of all kinds. Haggling is also part of the experience, so brush up on your skills. Turkey is especially known for its:

Pottery & Ceramics

Cappadocia

Famous for its fertile lands and other-worldly landscape, the volcanic soil of Goreme, Cappadoccia has allowed for marvellous works of pottery for centuries. A perfect souvenir that comes in many shapes and sizes! Prices may range from 1 to 100 USD.

Hand-woven carpets

Cappadocia

Famously known for its high-quality hand-woven carpets, it might be the best souvenir to give yourself or to a loved one… Prices may range from 100 to 1000+ USD.

Evil-eye Talisman

Countrywide

Believed to ward of the evil, these bright blue eyes of glass (Nazar Boncugu) are found in many sights visited and come in various sizes as decorative items, keychains and more. Prices may range from 0.50 to 50 USD.
How to budget
Entrance Fees To The Sights

Topkapı Palace: 100 TRY

Blue Mosque: Free

Hagia Sophia: Free

Underground City: 50 TRY

Goreme Museum: 100 TRY

Pigeon Valley: Free

White Terraces: 80 TRY

Ephesus Ancient City: 100 TRY

Asklepion Ancient City: 45 TRY

Troy Ancient City: 50 TRY

Total: 525 TRY

(Approx. GBP 50)

How to budget
Optional Activities

Hot Air Ballooning: EUR 130

Turkish Night: 160 TRY

Turkish Bath: 130 TRY

Bosphorus Cruise: EUR 10

How to budget
Personal Spending

The Turkish Lira is the currency of Turkey.

Please find below approximate prices in USD to give you an idea.

- Coffee: USD 0.50

- Sandwiches: USD 0.50 - 2

- A bottle of beer: USD 3

- Mid-range restaurant meal: USD 10

How to budget
Shopping

Whilst on a Turkey tour, experiencing the shopping scene is a must. With plenty of markets, stores, shops and bazaars to choose from you’re able to discover a wide range of beautiful unique crafts, textiles, jewellery, clothing and furniture.

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Turkey is also home to the Grand Bazaar; the biggest old covered bazaar in the world, with over 3,000 shops of all kinds. Haggling is also part of the experience, so brush up on your skills.

Accommodation

LEGACY OTTOMAN HOTEL
Istanbul
5 Star

Hotel continues its deep meaning that coming from its history which is adjacent to the most important historical monuments of the city, is the only five-star hotel in the region.

KOLIN HOTEL
Canakkale
5 Star

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
4 Star

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.

HIERA PARK DELUXE HOTEL
Pamukkale
4 Star

This hotel is located in Karahayit regions where is famous with it's mineral hot waters and this hotel offers an absolute relaxation with it’s hot thermal pools & spa center.

GULET CRUISE
Fethiye
SUPERIOR GULET

A gulet is a traditional design of a two-masted or three-masted wooden sailing vessel from the southwestern coast of Turkey, particularly built in the coastal towns.

AVRASYA HOTEL
Cappadocia
4 Star

This is a very special place in Cappadocia which has been shaped by magic hands of nature. The hotel is in the intersection of the real world and the world of fairies. Also in a very good location.

Accommodation
Istanbul
LEGACY OTTOMAN HOTEL
5 Star
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Canakkale
KOLIN HOTEL
5 Star
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Kusadasi
MARINA HOTEL
4 Star
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Pamukkale
HIERA PARK DELUXE HOTEL
4 Star
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Fethiye
GULET CRUISE
SUPERIOR GULET
Accommodation
Cappadocia
AVRASYA HOTEL
4 Star

Tour Reviews

At Travel Talk we do not only strive to provide excellent value for premium adventures but also to exceed expectations in every aspect of our trips, which is reflected in an enviable 98.2% customer satisfaction rate in 2019. Thanks to the invaluable feedback of our incredible travellers, we are continuously working to improve ourselves and the communities we touch, year after year.

4.8/5 104 reviews
  • Accomodation 4.65
  • Transportation 4.71
  • Value for Money 4.89
  • Guide 4.95
  • Overall 4.85

M. Roberts

Excellent tour with fantastic, friendly staff. Sights and information were made more interesting due to the engaging guide. Thoroughly enjoyed the tour.

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E. Collins

The tour was great, covered a lot of things in 12 days. Kev was a great tour guide, very informative and a lot of knowledge.

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M. Hattingh

Excellent tour guide who is very knowledgeable and has fantastic organisational skills. An asset to your company! We really enjoyed our tour 🙂

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L. Selby

Overall a great experience. Very impressed with our guide Yavuz & our driver Hakan. I will happily recommend Travel Talk to others.

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T. Ure

Me and my partner had an absolutely fantastic tour! Great guide + driver. Loved Cappadocia 🙂

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A. Deans

Fantastic tour – loved it! So much fun with friends. Awesome service and guide 🙂

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A. Ramos

Very well planned. Excellent tour guide (the best one I’ve ever had). The group was great and my family is happy. Great time in Turkey.

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D. M. Kenize

Really enjoyed it, Mustafa is a champ. Good mix of fun and sightseeing information.

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A. O’Leary

We were very well looked after – Tour guide was brilliant and worked very hard to please the group.

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M. Hipwell

The tour was great. Everything is well planned & ran smoothly. The activities/ sightseeing & hotels were great. Mustafa is a fantastic tour guide who was able to give plenty of info & make everything informative & enjoyable. A big thanks to Mustafa!

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Why You’ll Love This Tour

  • Feel the beating heart of Istanbul from your hotel in the old town beside monumental landmarks such as the Hagia Sophia. Join an optional Bosphorus Cruise to watch Europe and Asia unfold on your sides.
  • Stay in hand-picked, centrally located and authentic 5 & 4-Star hotels, and travel in private modern coaches with an expert local guide throughout your trip.
  • Travel with an expert local guide throughout your trip, get the best introduction and insights into Turkish culture.
  • Visit the shores of Gallipoli to honour the fallen during one of the greatest battles of WWI & tour famous ancient cities in Anatolia; Troy, Pergamum, Asklepion and Cappadocia.
  • Explore the well-preserved ruins of Ephesus delving into ancient times and soak in the gorgeous Library of Celsus.
  • Enjoy the pristine bays and turqouise waters of Fethiye, cruising in a premium gullet with ensuite facilities for 3 days with all meals covered.
  • Walk among cottonlike pools of travertine in Pamukkale and soak in the magical landscape of Cappadocia with options for an unforgettable hot-air ballooning adventure and Turkish Bath.
  • No night drives; however some long rides are required to cover all these incredible places. You may check other tour options in Turkey for alternative routes including flights.

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