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Blue Cruise - Ephesus and Cappadocia
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This 11 night sample itinerary includes:
  Flight into Dalaman and out of Istanbul
  International Round Trip Air Fare
  Transfer from Dalaman Airport to Marmaris
  1 night hotel in Marmaris
  3 nights on board a Gullet
  Breakfast, Lunch and dinner daily on yacht
  Welcome Cocktail
  Harbor Expenses plus Local VAT Taxes
  1 night hotel in Fethiye
  Flight from Dalaman to Izmir
  Round trip transfers from the airport
  2 nights hotel accommodation
  Tour to Prefamum and Asclepion
  Tour to Ephesus and Virgin Mary`s Cottage
  Flight from Izmir to Kayseri
  Round trip transfers from the airport
  Tour of Cave Mosque and Kaymakli Underground City
  Transportation to Cappadocia
  Visit Pigeon Valley and Open Air Museum in Goreme
  Meal plan according to hotel selected
  2 Nights in Cappadocia at selected Hotel
  Flight to Istanbul
  2 nights hotel in Istanbul
  Hotel taxes and service Charges
  Not Included in cruise:
  Shore Excursions
  Drinks
  Customary tips to Cruise Crew
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Related Cities:
Istanbul (62)  Izmir (13)  Kayseri (4)  Marmaris (6)  Turkey (65)  

Start in Marmaris with a 3 night Blue Cruise, then proceed to Izmir and visit ancient Ephesus, from there fly to Kayseri for a visit to the Cappadocia Region and finally end with a stay in Istanbul.
Every Friday between May 8 and October 9 2015

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Marmaris
Day 1
Arrive to Marmaris
Transfer from Airport in Dalaman to Marmaris
Overnight in Marmaris    50 hotels offered
Day 2
Departing from Marmaris
Transportation to next city by: Regional Air
Blue Cruise - Marmaris - Fethiye - 3 nights
Day 2 to Day 5

Day 1: Marmaris
Boarding starts at 3:30pm from Marmaris Harbour. On this first day, service starts with dinner on the boat and overnight stay at Marmaris Port. 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 Marmaris Castle dating back to 1577. There is also a mosque and an 8-room caravanserai 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 2: Ekincik Gulf - Dalyan
After breakfast, you will be informed about the cruise itinerary and the boat. The cruise will move towards Ekincik Gulf. 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 3: Oludeniz (Dead Sea) - Gemiler Island
Because of the rough seas of Disibilmez and Kurtoglu, which we have to cross, we will cruise earlier than the other days and reach the world-famous Oludeniz Bay. Our yacht will be anchored in Oludeniz for lunch and a swimming break. The next stop will be Gemiler Island. An early evening walk is recommended on this island and pay a visit to the Church of St. Nicholas, located at the top of the island, which remains from Byzantine times. Dinner and overnight stay will be in the Gemiler Strait.

Day 4: Turunc Pinari - Fethiye
After breakfast, we will cruise to Turunc Pinari for lunch and a swimming break. On this fourth day of our cruise, we will arrive at Fethiye Harbour around 4 pm. The guests who joined for `Mini Cruise` should leave the boat here. Fethiye, which was known as Telmessos in 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 Apollon`s son Telmessos. As the name suggests, the city was the city of light and famous for its prophets. Fethiye stretches in a half circle along the bay, protected by 12 Islands. You can visit the city centre if you wish. Dinner and overnight stay will be at Fethiye Harbour.

At 4:30pm, you will disembark in Fethiye. End of Cruise.

Day 2
Arrive to Marmaris
Overnight in Marmaris    50 hotels offered
Day 3
Overnight in Marmaris    50 hotels offered
Day 4
Overnight in Marmaris    50 hotels offered
Day 5
Departing from Marmaris
Transportation to next city by: Regional Air
Fethiye and Oludeniz
Day 5
Arrive to Fethiye and Oludeniz
Overnight in Fethiye and Oludeniz    39 hotels offered
Day 6
Transfer from Fethiye to Dalaman Airport
Departing from Fethiye and Oludeniz
Transportation to next city by: By Air - .Intercity Flight
Aegean and Ephesus Tour
Day 6 to Day 8

Day 1: Pergamum & Asclepion
An early morning flight to Izmir. Arrive and transfer to Pergamum`s ancient acropolis, home to the Altar of Zeus and the Roman Medical Center of Asclepion, work site of the great physician, Galen. Overnight in Izmir or Kusadasi. (Lunch)

Day 2: Ephesus & St. Mary`s House - Izmir
After breakfast depart to Ephesus where you will explore 2,000 year-old marble streets, a theater, the Library of Celsius, a gymnasium, and Hadrian`s Temple in Ephesus. Visit Virgin Mary`s stone cottage. Overnight in Izmir or Kusadasi. (Breakfast, Lunch)

Day 3: Izmir
Transfer to the airport for the flight home. (Breakfast)


Charisma Hotel


Grand Order Hotel


Efe Boutique


Swiss Grand Efes

Day 6
Arrive to Izmir
Overnight in Izmir    41 hotels offered
Optional   1 Things to do
Day 7
Overnight in Izmir    41 hotels offered
Optional   1 Things to do
Day 8
Departing from Izmir
Transportation to next city by: Regional Air
Cappadocia Tour II - 2 Nights
Day 8 to Day 10

Day 1: Arrive to Kayseri
Pick up from Kayseri Airport. Visit Rose Valley, one of the most beautiful trekking valleys in Cappadocia, and explore the famous rock cut churches by hiking through the valley. Rest in Cavusin, an old Greek village, known for its Christian houses and churches. After having time for lunch visit Ortahisar Castle, similar to Uchisar Castle in style, where storage caves can also be observed. In the afternoon visit Kaymakli Underground City where early Christians lived in fear and faith. On the way back visit to panoramic Pigeon Valley where pigeons contributed to the lives of locals with their manure to fertilize the vineyards. You may also like to taste Cappadocia wine in a local winery.

Overnight in Cappadocia. (Breakfast, Lunch)

Day 2: Cappadocia
Early Morning Optional: Hot Air Balloon Tour.
Depart from the hotel at 09.30?10.00 depending on the arrival time of the participants and visit Devrent Valley where various types of Fairy Chimneys are abundant. We will walk through this amazing valley. Thereafter visit Pasabagi (Monk?s Valley) with multiple stems and caps, peculiar to this area. After visiting Pasabagi, drive to Avanos which is known for the pottery, a craft dating back to the Hittite period. The red clay which is worked by local craftsmen comes from the residue in the Kizilirmak River, the longest river of Turkey. Further to the time for lunch proceed to Goreme Open Air Museum to visit the churches, chapels and monasteries carved into the Fairy Chimneys from the 10th to the 13th centuries with frescos painted on the walls. Overnight in Cappadocia. Shopping time for the well-known merits of the area.(Breakfast, Lunch)

Day 3: Cappadocia / Kayseri - Return
After breakfast transfer to the airport in Kayseri. (Breakfast)
Choice in Accommodation:


Alfina Hotel


Cappadocia Cave Resort


Dilek Kaya


Dere Suites


Cappadocia Cave Suites


Cappadocia Lodge


Gamirasu Cave Hotel


Yunak Evleri Hotel

Day 8
Arrive to Kayseri
Overnight in Kayseri    2 hotels offered
Day 9
Overnight in Kayseri    2 hotels offered
Day 10
Departing from Kayseri
Transportation to next city by: Regional Air
Istanbul
Day 10
Arrive to Istanbul
Overnight in Istanbul    277 hotels offered
Optional   28 Things to do
Day 11
Overnight in Istanbul    277 hotels offered
Optional   28 Things to do
Day 12
Overnight in Istanbul    277 hotels offered
Optional   28 Things to do
Day 13
Departing from Istanbul

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Blue Cruise - Marmaris - Fethiye - 3 nights
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Aegean and Ephesus Tour
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Cappadocia Tour II - 2 Nights
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Turkey

Turkey straddles East and West, modern and traditional. Turkey bills itself, and rightfully so, as the "Cradle of Civilization," boasting more Greek ruins than Greece and more Roman archaeological sites than all of Italy. Turkey is also a major custodian of sacred sites revered by Christians, Jews, and Muslims alike, and of invaluable remnants of early Greek civilization, Byzantine majesty, and Ottoman culture and artistry. The Turkish people have an unrivalled reputation for hospitality, the cuisine is to die for, the coastline is a dream, and many Turkish cities are dotted with spectacular mosques and castles.
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Marmaris
Set against a backdrop of pine clad hills with a pretty harbor, crowned by a castle and lined by wood-hulled yachts and the vessels, Marmaris is a resort that combines natural beauty with an incredible nightlife, which is unending, with numerous clubs and bars stretching along the coast from the elegant marina to the curve of Icmeler, the smaller resort close by. On the other hand, the surrounding countryside offers the best in culture, due to the succession of scenic roads and sympathetic villages, which lead to ancient ruins and unspoiled beaches.
Marmaris
Set against a backdrop of pine clad hills with a pretty harbor, crowned by a castle and lined by wood-hulled yachts and the vessels, Marmaris is a resort that combines natural beauty with an incredible nightlife, which is unending, with numerous clubs and bars stretching along the coast from the elegant marina to the curve of Icmeler, the smaller resort close by. On the other hand, the surrounding countryside offers the best in culture, due to the succession of scenic roads and sympathetic villages, which lead to ancient ruins and unspoiled beaches.
Fethiye and Oludeniz
Located at the hillsides of the Mount Mendos, the part of the Tourus Mountain chains, Fethiye is one of the most beautiful Turkey's tourist centres. Rocky cliffs, pine-clad mountain ranges, and offshore islets that speak of ancient civilizations, all constitute a breathtaking natural environment. Scuba diving, paragliding off a mountain peak, hiking ancient mountain paths, or wading slowly through an ice-cold gorge, these are just a few of the activities possible in and around Fethiye. The area is also famous for carved tombs in the mountain. Fethiye Museum displays ancient and more recent artifacts testifing to the successive chain of civilizations which existed in the area, starting with ancient Lycia. Nearby you can admire the Blue Lagoon of Oludeniz, one of the most astonishing natural beauties in all of Turkey.
Izmir
Surnamed the "Pearl of the Aegean", Izmir is Turkey's third largest city and second most important port. It is a superb city of palm-lined promenades, avenues and green parks set along a circular bay. The magnificent coastline abounds in vast and pristine beaches surrounded by olive groves, rocky crags and pine woods. Konak Square and Konak Street are the best points to start your visit to Izmir. One of the most impressive landmarks of Izmir harbor is the Clock Tower, a beautiful marble tower 25 meters height. Other sights are the nine synagogues, concentrated either in the traditional Jewish quarter of Karatas or in Havra Sokak (Synagogue street) in Kemeralti. The Izmir Birds Paradise in Cigli, a bird sanctuary near Karsiyaka, containing 205 species of birds, is not to be missed. Izmir is also a good starting point to explore the many sights in the region.
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Istanbul
Istanbul is one of the truly great romantic cities. Istanbul is home to a layering of civilization on civilization, of empire built on empire. A stroll through this historic city will reveal ancient Roman hippodromes, peristyles, and aqueducts, the greatest excesses of the Byzantine Empire and the mystique and power of the Ottoman Empire. In this sprawling, continent-spanning city you can tramp the streets where crusaders and janissaries once marched; admire mosques that are the most sublime architectural expressions of Islamic piety; peer into the sultan's harem; and hunt for bargains in the Kapali Çarsi.
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