Gullet holiday in Turkey organised by Marguerite McMahon Travel

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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 2015Arrive Istanbul… Arrival transfer from Airport to Hotel. First night is free for recovery after a long flight. Overnight in Istanbul.

Sunset at Istanbul with Marguerite McMahon

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

Explore the beauty of the famous Blue Mosque whilst touring 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

Marguerite McMahon at Anzac Cove

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

Explore incredible Pamukkale, organised by Marguerite McMahon Travel

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

Enjoy the beauty of Cappadocia aith Marguerite McMahon Travel.

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

Enjoy sailing on the Gulf of Gokova

ITINERARY    Marmaris – FethiyeMarmaris  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.  

Fethiye2

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.  Beach near Marmaris Turkey

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)

stroll around the market place in Istanbul

Tour Includes:

  • 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

Not Included:

  • 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

  Gulet  Includes:

  • 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

Not Included:

  • Shore Exclusion
  • Drinks
  • 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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SPECIAL NOTES All details of sightseeing listed and order of daily arrangements must remain subject to change due to any unforeseen circumstances, which may arise, or at the discretion of travel agent leadership. This overview is based on the standard departure and return dates. Please contact your personal travel concierge Marguerite McMahon for more specific details or amendments pertaining to your travel.
SIMPLE BOOKING PROCEDURES

  • Contact Marguerite McMahon Travel Services on 0408 765 954  to place your booking and to advise any other extension plans.
  • Send a $1000 non-refundable deposit per person with completed booking form to MARGUERITE McMAHON TRAVEL SERVICES. Payment may be made via credit card, direct deposit (contact agent for details ) .
  • Await letter of confirmation containing receipt, visa(s) information (as applicable) and travel insurance detail along with any other specific travel detail.
  • Balance of payment 8 weeks prior to departure.
  • Await the delivery of final tour documentation approximately two weeks prior to departure date.

INCLUSIONS

  • Please contact your personal travel concierge Marguerite McMahon for details.