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Set sail on your Magical Carpet Tour over land and sea
Price from : aud$3,990.00 per person twin share
DEPARTURE DATE: Thursday 08 September 2016
TOUR CODE: MMTS/EET Meal Plan – B: Breakfast L: Lunch D: Dinner
Enjoy the chance to experience a unique holiday with no planning involved! Just your spirit of adventure.
Experience a unique & relaxing holiday to Turkey designed and tailored for all adventure travelers. Be part of like-minded adventurers having fun and learning about Turkey and of course dining and shopping. We will be magically transported by land in our private coach chaperoned by driver and experienced guide. Ah, but there’s more… before we conclude our magical tour we will be whisked away on our own Private GULET by our ‘Captain’ and his crew motoring and sailing around the turquoise waters along the Turkish Riviera . Suggested flights ex Australia: we are able to assist with this To be advised 08 September 2015 …Arrive Istanbul… Arrival transfer from Airport to Hotel. First night is free for recovery after a long flight. Overnight in Istanbul.
ITINERARY Day 1 (Thursday) 8 Sep’16 : : Istanbul
Welcome to Istanbul! You will be transferred to your hotel and the remainder of the day is yours, free to explore. Overnight Istanbul
Day 2 (Friday) 9 Sep’16 :: Istanbul Old City
After breakfast, you enjoy a fully guided tour of the only city to span two continents, visiting the Blue Mosque, the Aya Sofya, TopkapiPalace and the Hippodrome. Overnight Istanbul. Meals: Breakfast
Day 3 (Saturday) 10 Sep’16 :: Gallipoli Battlefields
One of the most emotionally touching places in Turkey, today we visit the WWI Battlefields of Gallipoli including Lone Pine and Chunuk Bair Memorials, ANZAC Cove, The Nek, Johnston’s Jolly, original trenches and tunnels. Overnight Canakkale. Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 4 (Sunday) 11 Sep’16 :: Troy, Acropolis of Pergamum
This morning, step back in time as we visit Troy, home of the famed Trojan Horse and then tour the magnificent acropolis of Pergamum. Its impressive temples and library made Pergamum a renowned cultural and political centre in its time. Overnight Kusadasi. Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 5 (Monday) 12 Sep’16 :: Ephesus, Kusadasi
Absorb yourself in history today with a guided tour of Ephesus and a visit to the site of the Temple of Artemis. Feel the mystical atmosphere of the ancient city and theatre before continuing to the former Greek village of Sirince, famous for its fruit wines. Carpet weaving has long traditions in Turkey and at the carpet village we learn how the carpets are made by hand and what determines their value. Overnight Kusadasi. Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 6 (Tuesday) 13 Sep’16 :: Pamukkale, Hierapolis
This morning we will enjoy a display of locally handcrafted leather goods before heading to the the magnificent white calcium terraces, known as Travertines, in Pamukkale where we also tour the ancient city of Hierapolis. Take a dip, amongst ancient columns, in the hot springs that were used in Roman times for their therapeutic powers. Overnight Pamukkale. Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 7 (Wednesday) 14 Sep’16:: Silk Road, Konya
Today we travel the ancient Silk Road visiting Sultanhani Caravansary and the Mevlana museum in Konya along the way. Tonight, don’t miss the optional traditional Turkish folklore evening! Overnight Cappadocia. Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 8 (Thursday) 15 Sep’16 :: Cappadocia, Goreme, Underground City
Marvel at the lunar landscape of Cappadocia through the GoremeValleyOpenAirMuseum, the fairy chimneys and explore the many levels of an underground city. Overnight Cappadocia. Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 9 (Friday) 16 Sep’16 :: Ankara
Early morning departure to the nation’s capital, Ankara where we visit Anitkabir, mausoleum of the famed Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, before returning to Istanbul. Overnight Istanbul. (Optional morning flight to Istanbulfrom Kayseri, Cappadocia) Meals: Breakfast
Day 10 (Saturday) 17 Sep’16 :: Istanbul
After breakfast our tour concludes and we say goodbye to our new friends and we are transferred to the airport for our onward flight. Meals: Breakfast Saturday morning flight from Istanbul to Marmaris
ITINERARY Marmaris – Fethiye – Marmaris on board a Gulet. The Ultimate Holiday in Turkey
Day 10 Saturday 17 Sep’16 :: Marmaris
Boarding starts at 3:30pm from MarmarisHarbour. On this first day, service starts with dinner on the boat and overnight stay at MarmarisPort. Marmaris, which was built upon one of the antique Karian cities called Phyckos, has been under the rule of many different civilizations. The most valuable work of art that you can see today is MarmarisCastle dating back to 1577. There is also a mosque and an 8-room caravansary covered with arches from the Ottoman period. Ruins of the antique times lie on Asar Hill; a small, low hill located on the northern side of the city. Being one of the best-known touristic places of Turkey, Marmaris also has a large marina.
Day 11 Sunday 18 Sep’16 :: Ekincik Gulf – Dalyan
After breakfast, you will be informed about the cruise itinerary and the boat. The cruise will move towards EkincikGulf. You may join our optional Dalyan Tour from here. You will be taken from your yacht by a small boat called “piyade” and arrive at Caretta-Caretta (turtle) Beach where we will take a swimming break. You will enjoy the natural beauty of the delta as you cruise along the river. You will see the ancient Rock Tombs and finally arrive at mud baths to relax and be rejuvenated. A fishing village called Dalyan will be our final destination before we return to our yacht by piyade boat. Dinner and overnight stay will be in the Gulf of Ekincik.
Day 12 Monday 19Sep’16 :: Tersane Island – Sunken Turkish Bath – Kizil Island
Because of the wavy seas of Disibilmez and Kurtoglu capes that we have to cross, we will cruise earlier than the other days and reach the world-famous GocekGulf. We will anchor at TersaneIsland for breakfast and swimming break. This naturally protected harbor was used as the shipyard in Byzantine and Ottoman times. We will cruise to Manastir (Monastery) Bay. This place is also known as CleopatraBay or SunkenBathBay due to the beautiful underwater ruins of an old bath. Dinner and overnight stay at KizilIsland.
Day 13 Tuesday 20 Sep’16 :: Fethiye
Arrive at FethiyeHarbor early in the morning. Fethiye, which was known as Telmessos in the ancient times, was the most important city situated on Lycia’s western border with Caria. It is believed that the city’s name comes from Apollo’s son Telmessos. As the name suggests, the city was the city of light and was famous for its prophets. We also offer the option of a jeep safari tour in Fethiye. For those who will not join the Safari, the boat will cruise to Samanlik Bay for lunch and swimming. Afterwards around 16:00 the boat will anchor at Ece Saray Marina for dinner and overnight stay. Our guests who have joined mini tour from Marmaris will disembark here.
Day 14 Wednesday 21 Sep’16 :: Gocek Island – Yassıca Islands
The new guests for mini tour must embark the boat at 09:00 a.m. from Ece Saray Marina. After breakfast, depart from FethiyeHarbour for GocekIsland. While moving through uniquely beautiful islands, we finally anchor at YassicaIslands. Lunch will be taken in this beautiful chain of little islands. Snorkeling in the crystal clear water is recommended. Dinner and overnight in a bay amongst the islands of Gocek.
Day 15 Thursday 22 Sep’16 :: Bedri Rahmi Bay – Sarsala – Aga Limani
After breakfast, sail to the spectacularly stunning BedriRahmiBay, named after a famous Turkish artist and then to SarsalaBay. Cruise to Aga Limani before lunch. Overnight stay in this lovely bay.
Day 16 Friday 23 Sep’16 :: Kadirga – Cennet Island – Marmaris
After breakfast, depending on the weather, depart early for CapeKadirga with swim stops along the way. KadirgaBay is a quiet picturesque location where we’ll spend ample time swimming. This little bay is a paradise for snorkeling fans. Tea is served at 5 pm somewhere in the vicinity of Cennet Island. Afterwards we sail to Marmaris port. Overnight stay at MarmarisHarbour. Guests wishing to see more of Marmaris are recommended to go to the city center and experience the lively night life.
Day 17 Saturday 24 Sep’16 :: Marmaris
Guests will leave the boat with precious memories by 10:30am, after breakfast. Flight back to Istanbul … ( time to be advised)
- 9 nights accommodation in 4* and 5* hotels
- 9 breakfasts, 6 dinners
- Inbound and outbound airport transfer – Istanbul
- Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking coach
- Professional English-speaking tour guide for the duration of the tour
- Tips except driver and guide tips
- Entrance fees
- Suggested optional activities
- Driver and guide tips
- Turkish Visa fee not included
- Internal domestic flights Istanbul to Marmaris Approx aud$410.00 subject to change
- 7 nights accommodation aboard the yacht in twin share cabin
- 8 days of cruising / sailing
- Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
- Welcome cocktail
- Fully qualified crew
- Harbor expenses
- Local VAT taxes
- Shore Exclusion
- Customary tips to Cruise Crew
END OF SERVICES. Itinerary and prices subject to change. Contact Marguerite McMahon Travel Services for further details. Turkey Tour with Driver and Guide. Groups Minimum 12 passengers with a maximum 23 passengers. Maximum number on Gulet Cruise 10 passengers
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