This 11 day tour starts in Istanbul, Turkey and ends in Fethiye, Turkey. Taking is many of the gems Turkey has to offer, Istanbul, Troy, Acropolis of Pergamum, ancient Ephesus, the calcium terraces at Pamukkale, Mediterranean Marmaris before cruising the Turquoise coast for 3 days on a Turkish Gulet.
Welcome to Istanbul! You will be transferred to your hotel and the remainder of the day is yours free to explore at your own pace.
After breakfast, you enjoy a fully guided tour of the only city to span two continents, visiting the Blue Mosque, St Sophia Museum, Topkapi Palace and the Hippodrome.
Cruise between two continents on the stretch of water that separates Europe from Asia in the afternoon with an optional 'Half day Bosphorous cruise'.
Today we visit the WW1 battlefields of Gallipoli including Lone Pine and Chunuk Bair Memorials, ANZAC Cove, The Nek, Johnston's Jolly, original trenches and tunnels.
Step back in time today as we visit Troy and its famed Trojan Horse, followed by a tour of the magnificent acropolis of Pergamum. Its impressive temples and library made it a renowned cultural and political centre in its time.
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.
This morning we will enjoy a display of locally handcrafted leather goods before heading to 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.
After breakfast you will be transferred to Marmaris, where you will check in your hotel and the remainder of your day is free to explore.
Your morning is free until heading to the Marmaris Harbour for boarding the Gulet at 3:30 pm. Relax at the pre-cruise information session. Enjoy an onboard dinner while meeting the other passengers.
After breakfast we cruise to Ekincik and the beautiful beach of Izturu, which is famous for the sea turtle called Carette. The ancient city of Caunos is closeby where you can take a boat trip up the Dalyan river, passing Lycian rock tombs on the way to the sulphurous mud baths and hot springs.
We will sail towards world-famous Gocek Gulf and anchor at Tersane Island for breakfast and swimming break. We will cruise to Monastery Bay which is also known as Cleopatra Bay or Sunken Bath Bay due to the beautiful underwater ruins of an old bath.
Arrive at Fethiye Harbour early in the morning where you have chance to visit city centre. We 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 16.30 the boat will anchor at Ece Saray Marina and guests will leave the boat with precious memories.