Fantastic Turkey By Gulet

$659/per person

Unearth the best of Turkey’s west coast, plus experience a 3 day Gulet cruise around the Mediterranean on this 9 day Tour. Set off your tour by immersing yourself in the wonders of Istanbul, visit Troy and Pergamum, then experience the wonders of the Mediterranean Sea on board, a 3 day Gulet cruise. Bathe in the healing waters of Pamukkale and visit the awe inspiring ancient city and ruins of Ephesus.

Duration
9 Day
Destination(s)
Turkey
Starts in / Ends in
Istanbul / Istanbul
Departs on
Mondays
Hotel Rating
5&4 Star
25-30 people

Sight Visited

  • 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.

  • Dalyan
    Dalyan

    Home of the famous Caretta Caretta turtles. Take the most popular mud bath in Turkey, and then a fantastic boat trip is to take you to Iztuzu beach.

  • 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…

  • 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 6:00pm 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.
  • 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 stroll through the old town visiting Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, majestic Topkapi Palace and the Hagia Sophia Museum.
  • Included Activities; Istanbul Guided City Tour
  • Optional Activities ; Bosphorus Cruise
  • Meals ; Breakfast
3
Day 3: Gallipoli
Today we depart Istanbul for the shores of Gallipoli. We visit all the important memorial sites in the region including the Kabatepe War Museum, Anzac Cove, Chunuk Bair and Lone Pine.
  • Included Activities; Gallipoli Sightseeing
  • Optional Activities ; No
  • Meals ; Breakfast, Dinner
4
Day 4: Troy, Pergamum, Kusadasi
After breakfast we head to the ancient city of Troy, the setting of Homer's epic, Iliad, involving a giant wooden horse. We then continue to Pergamum and the remains of the Asklepion. In the evening we arrive in Kusadasi.
  • Included Activities; Troy & Pergamum/Asklepion & Kusadası Sightseeing
  • Optional Activities ; No
  • Meals ; Breakfast, Dinner
5
Day 5: Ephesus, Fethiye, Gulet Cruise, Gocek Gulf
The best preserved ancient town in Turkey, Ephesus, will be our first stop. In the afternoon we depart for Fethiye. The guests arrive to Gocek center with the Pullman and then they embark the boat. For dinner and overnight stay we will cruise and anchor in Bedri Rahmi Bay. Bedri Rahmi is a famous Turkish artist who made one of the first 'Blue Cruises' in Turkey. Following his visit the bay was named after him.
  • Included Activities; Ephesus Sightseeing, Gulet Cruise on Fethiye & Gocek Gulf & Bedri Rahmi Bay
  • Optional Activities ; No
  • Meals ; Breakfast, Dinner
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Day 6: Gulet Cruise, Gocek Gulf(Manastir-Aga Port)
After breakfast we will cruise to Manastir (Monastery) Bay. Lunch and a swimming break will take place here. This place is also known as Cleopatra Bay or Sunken Bath Bay due to the beautiful underwater ruins of an old bath. Afterwards we will cruise to Aga Limani for dinner and anchor here for overnight stay.
  • Included Activities; Gulet Cruise on the Med & Manastır & Cleopatra Bay & Aga Port
  • Optional Activities ; No
  • Meals ; Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
7
Day 7: Gulet Cruise, (Kumlubuku-Paradise İsland-Marmaris)
Early in the morning, we will cruise to Kumlubuk Bay, where the breakfast will be served. We will anchor at Cennet Island for our last swimming break and lunch. We will enter Marmaris Harbour by 16:00 p.m. and overnight stay will be in Marmaris. Guests wishing to see more of Marmaris are recommended to go to the city centre and experience the lively night life.
  • Included Activities; Gulet Cruise on the Med & Kumlubuk Bay & Cennet Island & Marmaris
  • Optional Activities ; No
  • Meals ; Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
8
Day 8: Gulet Cruise,Marmaris,Pamukkale
After breakfast we will disembark, then head to Pamukkale meaning cotton castle in Turkish, a natural site that contains hot springs and travertines, giving the appearance of terraces made by carbonate minerals left by the flowing water. The ancient city of Hierapolis was built on top of the white castle and people have bathed in its pools for thousands of years. At the end of the day, you will be taken to bus station by our representative for overnight drive by intercity coach to Istanbul.
  • Included Activities; Pamukkale Sightseeing
  • Optional Activities ; No
  • Meals ; Breakfast
9
Day 9: Istanbul
Our trip will end in Istanbul coach station (09:00am).
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Price ($)

The tour price and the local payment cover the following services:

Accommodation

5 and 4 star hotels | Gulet cruise, between Fethiye and Marmaris in ensuite cabins

Airport Transfer

From Istanbul Ataturk and Sabiha Gokcen Airports (on day 1)

Meals

7 breakfasts | 2 lunches | 5 dinners

Transportation

Air-conditioned non-smoking coach or mini-bus | Local coach from Pamukkale to Istanbul

Guide

Services of experienced Travel Talk local guides, licensed by the Ministry of Tourism

What is not included in the tour price and local payment?

  • 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

OTTOMAN HOTEL IMPERIAL - ISTANBUL


Ottoman Hotel Imperial is situated on the truly premium location in town, on an elevated position, surrounded by all the major historic and cultural sights in the heart of the old town, Sultanahmet, viewing the impressive Hagia Sophia (St.Sophia, Aya Sofya) Museum.

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.

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 2016. 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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4.87
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4.87
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4.87
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G. Williams

Great all round tour – good balance between sightseeing and visiting places with chilling out/relaxing on the gullet cruise. Great tour guide made the trip enjoyable and very informative. Would recommend the trip to others.

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L. Janson

Mustafa was a great guide. Always happy to answer questions. Our boat crew were the best.

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L. Smith

Yavuz was a great guide. The hotels were lovely and the gulet was a lot of fun.

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R. Lommerzheim

Excellent guide! Fantastic tour!

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S. O`Farrell

Had a great week on the tour. Great information and knowledge provided by Barish. Had a really good time on the Gulet cruise also.

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S. Holden

Very knowledgeable guide, amazing sights! Also very friendly and fun driver Gulet cruise was amazing, really great crew & nice way to break up trip.

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E.Arkwright

As much of a handful I can be Barish really was a cool guide, he knew so much about every site we visited, I learned something new everyday.

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C. Wills

Yavuz has been the perfect host, has been very helpful, provided excellent guidance and info. Helped us out with cost phone which was appreciated. Gullet tour and crew were very good, was a shame we could not do the scheduled tours. Travel Talk impressed me as a company.

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M. Macdonald

I had a great time on the tour! The hotels were amazing and Yavuz was awesome/funny tour guide. I felt very safe on the bus with our driver! On the gullet cruise, the crew were lots of fun and very accommodating. Would definitely recommend Travel Talk to my friends. Great value for money.

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C. McMahon & Y. Reid

Great trip. Baris was an excellent guide. Very knowledgeable and entertaining. We wish we had done the 12 days tour to Cappadocia.

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