Discover & Sail Turkey

from $1180/per person

11-day Discover & Sail Turkey provides aplenty history, wonders, natural beauty and swimming. Explore the impressive old town of Istanbul decorated with monuments and mosques, then embark a cruise along the Bosphorus in-between Europe and Asia. Pay your respects to the fallen at the shores of Gallipoli, before heading out to the ruins of famous Troy. Marvel at the beauty of ancient ruins of Ephesus, as well as the stunning nature at Saklikent Gorge. Have a mud-bath near Fethiye and aboard a 3-day gulet cruise through the lovely secluded bays of the Mediterranean.

Duration
11 Day
Destination(s)
Turkey
Starts in / Ends in
Istanbul / Fethiye
Departs on
Saturdays
Hotel Rating
5&4 Star
35-40

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.

  • Ephesus
    Ephesus

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

  • Fethiye
    Fethiye

  • 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…

  • 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

  • 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

1
Day 1: Istanbul
Welcome to Turkey! At the Istanbul airport terminal keep your eyes peeled for the Travel Talk sign for your transfer to the hotel. Meet in the hotel lobby at 7:00pm for an informal meeting with your group and guide. Until then, you can start to explore Istanbul like climbing to the top of the Galata Tower for epic views or splash some cash at the Grand Bazaar. After the meeting, join in an optional group dinner at a local restaurant to get to know your new travel mates.
  • Included Activities: Welcome Meeting
  • Optional Activities: Group Dinner
  • Meals: No
2
Day 2: Istanbul
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 Museum. In the afternoon take an optional cruise down the Bosphorus river and see the epic skyline.
  • Included Activities: Istanbul Guided City Tour
  • Optional Activities: Bosphorus Cruise
  • Meals: Breakfast
3
Day 3: 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.
  • Included Activities: Gallipoli Sightseeing
  • Optional Activities: No
  • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
4
Day 4: 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.
  • Included Activities: Troy Sightseeing
  • Optional Activities: No
  • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
5
Day 5: Kusadasi, Ephesus, Fethiye
After breakfast, our first stop 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 depart for Fethiye where we can explore the buzzing resort town.
  • Included Activities: Ephesus Sightseeing
  • Optional Activities: No
  • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
6
Day 6: Fethiye, Saklıkent, Oludeniz
After breakfast we make our way to Saklikent, one of the deepest canyons in the world. We will then continue our journey to Oludeniz. Besides its spectacular beaches, glittering waters and breathtaking natural scenery, Oludeniz is also popular for its water sport. Here you can relax on the exquisite beach or join one of the adventure activities including paragliding and microlighting. Late in the afternoon we depart for our overnight stay in Fethiye.
  • Included Activities: Saklikent Sightseeing
  • Optional Activities: Rafting, Paragliding
  • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
7
Day 7: Fethiye, Dalyan, Fethiye
Our next stop is Dalyan, a small town situated along the south-western coast popular for its natural and unspoiled beauty. We will join a boat trip to visit the most popular mud bath in Turkey, and we then continue to Iztuzu beach, homeland of world famous Caretta Caretta turtles. After a fantastic boat ride we will reach Iztuzu sandbar with fine sand and turquoise sea.
  • Included Activities: Dalyan Boat Trip, Mud Bath, Free time at the beach
  • Optional Activities: No
  • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
8
Day 8: Gulet Cruise
Today, 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.
  • Included Activities:  Gulet Cruise on Fethiye & Yassi Islands
  • Optional Activities: No
  • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
9
Day 9: Gulet Cruise
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.
  • Included Activities: Gulet Cruise on the Mediterranean & Bedri Rahmi Bay, Cleopatra/Sunken Bath
  • Optional Activities: No
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
10
Day 10: Gulet Cruise
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.
  • Included Activities: Gulet Cruise on the Med & Boncuklu Bay & Fethiye Marina
  • Optional Activities: No
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
11
Day 11: Fethiye
Our trip will end after we say goodbye to our new friends over breakfast, bid you safe travels, and disembark the boat (09:00am).
  • Meals: Breakfast
Start
Price ($)
Sat 6 Jun 2020
$1180
Sat 13 Jun 2020
$1180
Sat 20 Jun 2020
$1297
Sat 27 Jun 2020
$1297
Sat 4 Jul 2020
$1297
Sat 11 Jul 2020
$1297
Sat 18 Jul 2020
$1297
Sat 25 Jul 2020
$1297
Sat 1 Aug 2020
$1297
Sat 8 Aug 2020
$1297
Sat 15 Aug 2020
$1297
Sat 22 Aug 2020
$1297
Sat 29 Aug 2020
$1297
Sat 5 Sep 2020
$1297
Sat 12 Sep 2020
$1297
Sat 19 Sep 2020
$1180
Sat 26 Sep 2020
$1180

The tour price covers the following services:

Accommodation

5 and 4 star hotels | Superior Gulet

Airport Transfer

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

Meals

10 breakfasts | 3 lunches | 8 dinners

Transportation

Air-conditioned non-smoking coach or mini-bus

Guide

Services of experienced Travel Talk local guides licenced 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


TROIA TUSAN HOTEL - CANAKKALE


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.

GULET CRUISE


Turkish Traditional Gulet

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