Historical Turkey and Gulet

Historical Turkey and Gulet

9 Days / 8 Nights

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This scheduled coach tour utilises 5 star hotel accommodation and a standard Gulet. A good introduction to some of the classical sites of Turkey followed by a cruise by Gulet (a traditional, hand crafted wooden vessel) for those who like to travel in a group.

Day 1: Istanbul Arrive in Istanbul where you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Meet your fellow travellers this evening with an escorted transfer to the hotel, followed by a welcome meeting with your fellow travellers.

Day 2: Istanbul Visit the Blue Mosque, St. Sophia, Topkapi Palace, the Hippodrome and the Grand Bazaar.

Day 3: Istanbul > Cappadocia Transfer to the airport for a short flight (flight cost is not included but will be advised on confirmation). After a meet and greet on arrival, transfer to your Cappadocia accommodation.

Day 4: Cappadocia Explore the surreal Cappadocia landscape, visiting the Pasabag (Monks) Valley, then to Avanos, followed by a regional pottery workshop. Continue to the open-air museum in the stunning Goreme Valley, before ending the day with a home visit in a local village at the Underground City at Kaymakli and Pigeon valley.

Day 5: Cappadocia > Konya > Pamukkale Drive via Sultanhani Caravanserai to Konya, once the capital of the ancient Seljuk and Karamanid Empires. Visit the Mevlana Museum, then to the home of the famous 'Whirling Dervish' before continuing on to the dramatic springs and the Hierapolis ruins at Pamukkale. Stay overnight in Pamukkale.

Day 6: Pamukkale > Fethiye Early morning transfer (4.30am) to embark on a Gulet, cruising into the world famous Gocek Gulf. Enjoy a swim and afternoon tea anchored off Tersane Island before sailing to Bedri Rahmi Bay for dinner and the overnight stay.

Day 7: Gocek Gulf > Aga Liman After breakfast cruise to Manastir (Monastery) Bay to enjoy lunch and a swim, before continue cruising to Aga Liman for dinner and our overnight stay.

Day 8: Kumlubuku > Cennet Island > Marmaris Early morning cruise to Kumlubuk Bay then anchor off Cennet Island for lunch and a last chance to enjoy a swim, before entering Marmaris Harbour late afternoon; stay overnight and enjoy a farewell dinner.

Day 9: Marmaris After breakfast disembark in Marmaris where the tour ends.

• 5 nights accommodation in 5 star hotels • 3 nights on board a standard Gulet • 5 Breakfasts, 3 lunches, 5 dinners • Transportation in an air-conditioned coach • Professional English-speaking tour guide for the duration of the tour • Entrance Fees

Pricing (per person) $AUD

Type

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Departs

Every Friday from May - Oct 2015

Booking conditions

Please note that flight tickets are not included as domestic flights have flexible rates (ranging from US$50-$140 per sector) depending on the date of booking and availability. These prices are based on a group coach departure. Minimum of 2 passengers required. This tour can be confirmed on a private basis, please enquire for prices. Those that want to combine Turkey with Greece can do so via a daily ferry service from Marmaris to Rhodes during the summer; World Journeys has an extensive range of options available to explore the Greek Islands.

Please refer to World Journeys terms & conditions.