Turkish Riviera and Gulet Cruise 2017

Tour Type: Hidden Journey
Brochure Type: Eastern Mediterranean 2017

Set sail for the hidden coves and charming seaside villages of the Aegean on a traditional gullet tracing Turkey's Turquoise Coast. Relax on deck, swim in crystal-clear waters and explore the archaeological treasures that highlight your sea-route, from Bodrum's Underwater Archaeological Museum to the ancient city of Kaunos. You'll also explore the ruins of Ephesus, and visit Istanbul and Antalya.

Sightseeing Highlights
  • Cruise along the Turquoise Coast on a traditional gulet
  • View the Library of Celsus, the Great Threatre and the Terrace Houses at Ephesus, the House of Virgin Mary at Mount Koressos
  • Visit the Ephesus Archaeological Site, the coastal town of Bodrum and its castle, Kaunos Antique City, Kayakoy Village a Greek ancient settlement, Xanthos Archaeological Site, Myra antique city, Church of Santa Claus and Antalya Archaeological museum
Dining Highlights
  • 9 buffet breakfasts
  • 3 dinners
  • 5 lunches (including Be My Guest)
First class travel Highlights
  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • 4 day Gulet Yatch cruise along the Turkish coast
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Hand-picked Insider Experiences
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • VIP entry to many sights

Call (520) 445-6812 for more information or to book today! Mention code 13073383

Tour Operator
Trafalgar Tours
10 Days
Escorted - Yes
Day 1IstanbulArrive Istanbul: Welcome to Istanbul. Why not add the Istanbul Extension before your trip for additional time to explore this cosmopolitan city - see below for details. On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Relax after your journey and in the evening attend a Welcome Reception with your Travel Director and meet your fellow travellers.Welcome Reception
Armada Old City
Day 2BodrumIstanbul - flight to Izmir - Ephesus Archaeological Site - Bodrum: This morning take a short flight to Izmir and travel to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ephesus. During your visit to the impressive excavations of this ancient Roman port city view the Library of Celsus, the Great Theatre and the Terrace Houses. Later view the House of the Virgin Mary at Mt. Koressos. Enjoy a Regional Meal lunch of local cuisine and then travel on to the vibrant coastal town of Bodrum.Buffet Breakfast, Regional Meal
Day 3Cennet BayBodrum - Marmaris - Embark Gulet Yacht Cruise - Cennet Bay: Visit Bodrum Castle and the Underwater Archaeological Museum. Stop in the local village of Yali for an authentic Be My Guest lunch before continuing to the coastal town of Marmaris where you will board your traditional gulet yacht for a memorable cruise along the Turquoise Coast.Buffet Breakfast
Gulet Boat
Day 4Ekincik BayGulet Yacht Cruise - Ekincik Bay: On your first full day on board, discover the ancient city of Kaunos. Enjoy swimming off the gulet as you stop for spectacular views of the coastline.Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5GocekGulet Yacht Cruise - Gocek: Enjoy a peaceful and relaxing day taking in the beauty of the Turquoise Coast. Stop in several small bays to cool off with a swim in the crystal clear waters before docking for the night in Gocek.Buffet Breakfast, Lunch
Day 6FethiyeGulet Yacht Cruise - Fethiye: Sail to Turunc Bay. A secluded cove with a pristine beach and stunningly clear waters, it is the perfect place to relax on the final day of your cruise. Arrive later in the port city of Fethiye where you can dine at one of the many local restaurants a short walk away from the harbour.Buffet Breakfast, Lunch
Day 7KalkanDisembark Gulet Yacht Cruise - Kalkan: Disembark from your gulet yacht in the port of Fethiye and continue your journey to visit Kayakoy Village. En route to Kalkan, stop at Xanthos Archaeological Site.Buffet Breakfast
Patara Prince
Day 8AntalyaKalkan - Antalya: Drive to Turkey's biggest international sea port, Antalya. Stop en route to visit the ruined Byzantine Church of Santa Claus containing the tomb reputed to be that of St. Nicholas of Myra. Arrive later into Antalya and visit the fascinating Archaeological Museum. This evening you might like to consider a special Optional Experience dinner.Buffet Breakfast
Patara Prince
Day 9IstanbulAntalya - Istanbul: Take a short internal flight to return to the capital, Istanbul. This afternoon consider an Optional Experience cof Galata Tower and Chora museum. This evening enjoy a Farewell Dinner with your Travel Director and companions. (Consider extending you holiday by visiting the breath-taking landscape of Cappadocia. See the extension box below for more information.)Buffet Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
Armada Old City
Day 10Depart IstanbulDepart Istanbul: Say goodbye to your fellow travellers and Travel Director after an unforgettable journey. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply.Buffet Breakfast

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Cruise Connection: This trip starts or ends in a popular cruise port, so you can combine a cruise with a more in-depth guided experience in Europe.

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