General

Let your dreams set sail…

 Experience a total different cruise… combining beautiful cities and the Mediterranean coast of Turkey!

Explore the exciting Istanbul…the ancient Ephesus and the enchanting city of Pamukkale and then sail for 4 days in the deep blue waters of Turkey… joining the Istanbul to Fethiye Tour!

 

DAY 1

Upon arrival to Ataturk airport, a member of our staff will be waiting for you holding a sign with your name, after the luggage claim area. He will transfer you to your hotel, where you will meet with your tour guide

Optional: On your first day, before the begining of the tour, you can enjoy the experience of the Turkish hamam, in one of the most famous ones in the city… the hamam in Hagia Sophia (Hurrem Sultan Hamami). Relax and enjoy this procedure which last about 35 minutes, and get ready for your 10day tour! Turkish baths are very famous in the city, so let us know in advance in oder to make reservation for you

(Overnight stay in Istanbul)

 

DAY 2 

On the first day of our tour, we will explore the amazing Istanbul. The excursion starts at 8:30 in the morning, right after breakfast

Dolmabahce Palace

(Closed on Mondays – Thursday & replaced with Chora Museum)

Dolmabahce Palace is the largest and the most impressive palace in Turkey. It is a stunning palace which is extensively decorated with gold and crystal while the design contains elements of the Baroque, Rococo and Neoclassical styles. Mustafa Kemal Ataturk lived and passed away in the palace and later on his death it was converted into a museum. The main palace was built by the leading Ottoman architects of the era, Karabet and Nikogos Balyan, and it is consisted of three parts: the Imperial Mabeyn (State Apartments), Muayede Salon (Ceremonial Hall) and the Imperial Harem

Camlica Hill

The most amazing hilltop park in the city! The highest point of Istanbul that provides an absolutely magnificent view… It gives you a unique chance to view the entire city as if it was a moving painting

Bosphorus Bridge

It was the first bridge that connected the two continents for the first time in the history…! Live this unique and memorable experience of crossing the bridge which connects Europe to Asia while enjoying the breathtaking view of Bosphorus

Bosphorus Cruise

Taking a cruise on Bosphorus is one of the best ways to discover the elegance of Istanbul. From Bosphorus, you can enjoy the whole city from a new viewpoint! Travel between the two continents and get enchanted by all the beauty you will see…

Spice Market

This unique spice market, also known as Egyptian bazaar, is the most famous covered shopping complex after the Grand Bazaar. It was built by Architect Kazim Agha in 1664 and hosts eighty five shops. There you can find Turkish delights and other sweets, jewellery, souvenirs, herbs, big variety of spices, dried fruits and nuts, fresh tea, scarves, lanterns and Nargile!

(Overinght stay in Istanbul)

Included:

  • Pick up and drop off to your hotel (Old city and Taksim area only)
  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch (local restaurant with veg options)
  • Professional Guidance in English (please ask for other languages)

Excluded:

  • Personal expenses
  • Anything unless specifically included
  • Tip to driver and tour guide

 

DAY 3

Today the full day tour starts very early in the morning. We will pick you up from your hotel and transfer you to Ataturk airport, at 5:20 in the morning. Your flight to Izmir departure at 7:00. At 8:00 you will arrive to Izmir and then you will be transferred to Kusadasi within 1 hour.

Ephesus is a city that contains the largest collection of Roman ruins in the eastern Mediterranean! During the tour , we will visit the impressive temple of the Greek goddess Artemis, we will take a walk at the Celsus Library and admire the Temple of Hadrian which is one of the best preserved and most beautiful structures. Many more sights, such as the Agora, the Theater, the Odeon, the Trajan Fountain, the Domitianus Temple and the Roman Latrines, will amaze you! We will take a break for lunch and after that we will have the chance to observe how the famous Turkish carpets are made! It follows the lovely Catholic shrine of Virgin Mary.

(Overnight in Kusadasi)

 

DAY 4 

On the fourth day, we will pick you up from your hotel early in the morning. We will drive you to Pamukkale ( 3hours approximately), for a half day tour

Pamukkale is a city which in Turkish literally means ”cotton castle”. You will understand why, when you arrive at the valley of Meander! The tour starts visiting the Kirmizi Su. Next stop is the ancient city of Hierapolis, a World Heritage site! An ancient city which according to Stephanus of Byzantium was given this name because of the large number of temples it contained! Hierapolis became a healing centre where doctors used its’ thermal springs as a treatment for their patients. There you will have the chance to swim in the historical roman pool!

Note: On your free time, we suggest that you swim in the Cleopatra’s  pool

After the end of the tour you will be transferred to Fethiye (3 hours approximately)

(Overnight stay in Fethiye)

 

DAY 5 

Our memorable cruise starts from Fethiye right after we transfer you on board, at around 10-10:30 in the morning. As soon as we inform you about the details of the cruise, we will depart for this amazing adventure!

First stop is the Butterfly Valley, an impossing canyon, surrounded by high mountains. Here we will have time to swim in the blue sea, sunbathe under the shiny sun and hike up to the beautiful waterfall.

It follows Oludeniz, a famous peddle beach, known for its turquoise and aquamarine shades. The white sand, the green landscapes and the clean waters will amaze you. For those who want more adventure, they can also try paragliding! Oludeniz offers ideally wind conditions, luring hundreds of paragliders here every week.

In the afternoon, we will visit the ancient Saint Nicholas Island. Archeologists believe that this is the location of Santa Clause tomb! Moreover, on the island there are many wondeful remains from the 4th century. During our stop you can swim and explore all the ancient city! After the excursion, dinner will be served on board

 

DAY 6 

Today we start our cruise sailing to Aquarium Bay, located near the old fishing town of Kalkan. Admire the blue glitter sea while having breakfast.

We continue to Kas harbour, where you can have free time to wander around. Explore this small but lovely and quaint town while admiring the Greek architecture. After finishing your wandering we will have lunch

At the end of the day, we will cruise to a secluded bay near gorgeous Kekova, where we will also stay overnight

 

DAY 7 

On the third day, we will start our tour with a cruise to the unbelievable Sunken city of Kekova, which was destroyed in the 2nd century. We will sail over the amazing ancient ruins of this World Heritage site!

After that comes the medieval Simena castle. We will walk up until there, to admire the magical view of the bay! Returning to the boat, you will have free time wandering into the local cafes and shops

At the end of the day, we will dock at Gokkaya bay, the largest bay in Kekova, where ocassionally Caretta Caretta turtles have been seen! Spending the night there, you will have the chance to visit the famous Smuggler’s Inn bar , where you dance the night away!

 

DAY 8 

Today the excursion starts right after breakfast. We begin with a visit to the wonderful Pirates Cave, a natural place with great phosphorescent waters, ideally for snorkeling and diving, full of colored corals and fishes!

It follows the harbour town of Andriake, which in ancient years used to be an important trade center. There we will take a break for lunch.

We continue with a visit to the antique city of Myra, one of the six leading cities of the Lycian League. This city is famous for its rock-cut tombs,its Roman theatre and the Church of Saint Nicholas (Santa Claus)!  After exploring this great place, you will have free time to visit Demre for shopping and coffee.

At the end of the tour, we will transfer you to Antalya airport to catch the flight back to Istanbul

Included:

  • Cabin accommodation with private en-suite
  • Traditional Turkish open buffet breakfast & lunch
  • BBQ every night( Seafood, chicken, Turkish meatballs, Mediterranean salads with vegetarian meals )
  • Games ( backgammon, chess, cards, etc)
  • Snorkeling gear
  • Fishing gear

Excluded:

  • Drinks available at the bar on board ( low price )
  • Entrance fees (Butterfly Valley, St. Nichols Island, Simena Castle, and Myra). Total cost   approximately 20 TL
  • Optional activities: Paragliding, Diving, Water sports

 

DAY 9 

You will have this day free for yourself so that you can explore on your own this unbelievable city!

 

DAY 10 

You will check out at your hotel and then we will transfer you to Ataturk airport so that you can catch your flight


Notes:

  • These itineraries are an indication of the destinations we visit and activities on offer. While every effort will be made to follow this itinerary we do reserve the right to vary this itinerary and make allowances for weather, tidal conditions and any other event that may affect the operation of the vessel. No money will be refunded
  • The order of the tour itinerary may change in order to avoid congestion
  • In summer, comfortable shoes, hat and sunscreen are recommended
  • In winter, comfortable shoes, gloves, hat and warm clothes are recommended
  • Guests must be able to walk approximately 2.5 miles over uneven and cobblestone surfaces
  • Guests should watch their step at all times in order to avoid injuries

Available Departures

Price for this tour is flexible. Please fill out the form belowSend Request

We are sorry, there are no reviews yet for this tour.

Leave a Review
  • Visitors who booked this tour also viewed:

    Private Boat on Bosphorus (Meal and Drinks)

    Private Boat on Bosphorus (Meal and Drinks)

    Bosphorus Tours
    You can’t conquer Istanbul, Istanbul always conquers you! Give yourself the opportunity to adm More info
    Istanbul Classics & Ottoman Relics Tour by Walk

    Istanbul Classics & Ottoman Relics Tour by Walk

    Istanbul Tours10 / 10
    Price Per Person From 60
    What strange phenomena we find in a great city…All we need to do is to walk with our eyes open More info
    Private Istanbul Tour with Guide and Driver (Self Schedule)

    Private Istanbul Tour with Guide and Driver (Self Schedule)

    Istanbul Tours
    Istanbul is one of the most significant, beautiful and unforgettable cities that someone should visi More info