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Turkey Tour & Yacht Cruise

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May 21 - June 6, 2020

Classic Tour

Turkey is home to one of the world’s oldest civilizations and is the meeting place of the Eastern and Western worlds. Join us on a journey to this fascinating land between not only Europe and Asia but also between yesterday and today. Our journey starts in Istanbul where we will explore the interior and the treasures it holds. Then on to the vibrant resort beach town of Marmaris, a little bit mediterranean, a little bit Middle East and a little bit European but unlike any where else in the world. Finally, relax on a 7 day cruise on a private traditional Turkish Gullet.

 

Signature Moments

  • Tour bucket list sites such as the blue Mosque, Hippodrome, and Basilica Cistern in the truly world class destination city Istanbul!
  • Learn to haggle like a pro in the Byzantine tradition as you tour and explore the Uskudar market place on the Asian side of Istanbul
  • Walk back into ancient times as you visit the Cappadocia -Ismir- Selcuk region and see first hand the intersection of Greek, Roman and Arabic cultures
  • Visit the fascinating seaside Town of Marmaris, where the ancient, medieval and modern seamlessly blend together with spectacular scenery, beaches and shopping!
  • Relax and enjoy the comfort of a Turkish sailing gullet as you tour the bluest water you will ever see on the amazing Turkish coast with Medsea yachts.
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Inclusions & Highlights
  • 9 Nights deluxe accommodations
  • 7 Nights yacht accommodation
  • Transportation by private, luxury air-conditioned coach
  • Internal Flights
  • Visit Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Hippodrome and Basilica Cistern
  • Instanbul Grand Bazaar, Spice Market & Old Ottoman Inns visit
  • Visit Topkapi Palace including the Harem section
  • Bosphorus Boat Tour
  • Explore Uskudar market place
  • Hot air balloon ride over Cappadocia
  • Goreme Open Air Museum
  • Visit Uchisar Castle
  • Kaymakli Underground City
  • Ephesus and Artemis Temples
  • St. John Basilica
  • Visit Hierapolis
  • White terraces of Pamukkale
  • Tour to Fethiye
  • Tour to Myra
  • Breakfast daily, 2 lunches, 3 dinners
  • All meals, beer & wine on yacht
  • Airport transfers
  • English speaking guide
  • Women's Travel Club leader
Itinerary
Turkey Tour
Day 1 - Arrive Istanbul

Welcome to Turkey!
Transfer in private service from international airport to the hotel. You will have today at your leisure to relax or explore this vibrant city. We will meet in the evening for a brief welcome meeting and then on to a fabulous welcome dinner.
Accommodations - Hotel Momento Golden Horn

 

Day 2 - Istanbul

After breakfast we will embark on a tour of Istanbul. Together we will visit Hagia Sophia (often referred to as the 8th wonder of the World), the Blue Mosque, the Hippodrome and Basilica Cistern. Cisterna Basilica is the largest of several hundred ancient cisterns that lie beneath the city of Istanbul. After lunch at a local restaurant we will continue to Grand Bazaar, one of the largest and oldest covered bazaars in the World. From here we will have a nice walk from here to the Spice Market and then on to old Ottoman inns.
Accommodations - Hotel Momento Golden Horn

 

Day 3 - Istanbul - Cappadocia

After the breakfast we will visit Topkapi Palace including the Harem section. Then we will have lunch at a local restaurant and continue to Golden Horn to do a Bosphorus Tour by boat. Bosphorusforms part of the continental boundary between Europe and Asia. You will get off on the Asian side of Istanbul and explore Uskudar market place. From here you will be transferred to the airport (Sabiha Gokcen) to catch your flight to Cappadocia.
Accommodations - Taskonaklar Hotel

 

Day 4 - Cappadocia

Early in the morning we will enjoy a hot air balloon ride over Cappadocia. Even the most stunning photos fail to capture the true beauty of Cappadocia. It is a landscape like no other in the world. Because of its surreal, otherworldly features, it is one of the most popular destinations in the world for hot air ballooning.
After a late breakfast we will visit Dervent, Pasabag, Goreme Open Air Museum and have lunch at a local restaurant. Then you will visit Uchisar Castle and also do panaromic view stops to see Cappadocia from different angles.
Accommodations - Taskonaklar Hotel

 

Day 5 - Cappadocia - Izmir - Selcuk

After the breakfast we will continue to explore the region. Today you will visit Kaymakli Underground City and Mustafapasa town.
Then you will drive to airport to catch your flight to Izmir. Once you get to Izmir you will be transferred to your hotel.
Accommodations - Kalehan Hotel

 

Day 6 - Selcuk

Today we will visit the House of Mary and the famous Temple of Artemis. After lunch we will explore Sirince Villgae a lovely place which was founded by Greeks. Then we will visit St. John Basilica before making our way back to our hotel.
Accommodations - Kalehan Hotel

 

Day 7 - Selcuk - Pamukkale - Marmaris

Today we depart for the lovely seaside resort town of Marmaris. Along the way we will visit Pamukkale, Turkey's Cotton Castle . Here you will visit Hierapolis, its cemetery Necropolis and the white terraces of Pamukkale.
Accommodations - Candan City Beach Hotel

 

Day 8 - Marmaris

Today is free to enjoy Marmaris with it's Beautiful coastline, friendly people, good fresh foods and delicious local wines, that could easily compete against many European vineyards. Relax, shop or explore this amazing town that will easily become one of your favorite places in the World.
Accommodations - Candan City Beach Hotel

 

Day 9 - Marmaris - Fethiye

After breakfast in our hotel, you will be met by your private guide and will be boarding our minivan to drive on to Dalyan. Covering some of the most beautiful and fecund fields in Southwest Turkey, you will reach the village of Dalyan from where we will take our private wooden boat named “taka” and will have an adorable cruise on the waters of Koycegiz Lake. The first place we will visit is the sulphur baths that are known as the Baths of Cleopatra. The tradition states that even the great Queen of Egypt bathed here to make her skin look more attractive. Continue your cruise on the waters of Koycegiz Lake and reach the famed beach at the mouth of the lake opening on to the Aegean Sea, where Caretta Caretta turtles come to lay their eggs once every year. You can enjoy cold refreshments at a cafe on this beach enjoying the beautiful scenery of the Aegean Sea. Returning back to our boat, we will cruise on to ancient Caunos that was known for piracy in the antiquity. The rock carved tombs of the Lycian Kings, which date back to 4th century BC, will be another scenic asset to your day. After touring the ruins of Caunos, you will return again by your boat to Dalyan where we will board our minivan to lead your way back to hotel in Marmaris.
Accommodations - Candan City Beach Hotel

 

Day 10 - Sogut - Embarkation

We will transfer from Marmaris to Sogut Yacht Marina where we will board our home for the next 7 nights, the ES Canada. This gulet is very spacious with a large salon and a dining area on both the forward and aft decks. All cabins are ensuite. A number of water sports is on board such as canoe, windsurfing, snorkel, fishing (available at no charge).
Accommodations - ES Canada

 

Day 11 - Loryma Bay

Today we will visit the lovely Bay of Laryma. This large, sheltered bay is easily identified by the ancient citadel on the western headland as you approach. This bay is perfect for a relaxing afternoon swimming, paddle boarding or snorkelling.
Accommodations - ES Canada

 

Day 12 - Gemiler Island

Welcome to Gemiler Island, this historical island is filled with history, incredible views onto the Mediterranean and is even though to be the birthplace of Saint Nicholas (Father Christmas!)

Here we will have a self-guided tour - they will drop us on the island approximately 1.5 hours before sunset where we will climb to the top of the island. As we climb you will walk past all the ruins. Once on top, at the lighthouse, we will enjoy a spectacular sunset. Accommodations - ES Canada

 

Day 13 - Kas

Kas is everything that a typical Mediterranean seaside resort in Turkey should be. White washed houses cascade down the winding mountain roads to show the way to beautiful beaches and a harbor that reminds you that life is in fact quite good and while in Kas, the best thing to do is to adapt quickly to the Mediterranean lifestyle. Explore this quaint village or relax on the yacht, the day is yours to enjoy. Accommodations - ES Canada

 

Day 14 - Kekova- Demre

Today we will have a tour to Myra. Our guide will introduce us to this beautiful area and take us on tours of St Nicolas Church and Andraike Museum. Once back on board we will view the sunken city on our way to Kekova. Kekova has a castle ruin you can explore.
Accommodations - ES Canada

 

Day 15 - Kalkan

Enjoy your day in Kalkan, a beautiful and lively resort town. Explore, shop or relax with endless options for the day.
Accommodations - ES Canada

 

Day 16 - Ekincik

Ekincik has a beautiful stretch of beach with a beautiful backdrop of lush green pine trees and home to many caverns and caves. These can be accessed by boat or by swimming. The mountains located behind the beach prove to be great for trekking as well.
Accommodations - ES Canada

 

Day 17- Sogut - Depart

It is time to say good-bye to this beautiful destination and fabulous new friends.

 

**Prices are subject to change and availability. Space is limited and activities and specific hotels are subject to change. Travel insurance is strongly recommended. Depending on group size some tours and excursions may not be private.

 

Important Details & Pricing
Rates

Double Occupancy - $5689 CAD per person (sharing a room) Sold Out

Single Occupancy - $6689 CAD per person (your own room)

 

If you would like the double occupancy rate but don't have a roommate we will match you with a suitable roommate. The single occupancy rate will give you your own room. Single occupancy very limited.

Deposit of $1350 CAD per person due at time of booking.
a second deposit of $1250 CAD per person is due on March 1, 2020

Final Payment due - April 1, 2020

*All payments are non-refundable Please see full terms and conditions.

 

Booking Deadline

December 1, 2019
Book Now! Tour may fill up at any time.
Please do not book flights until you are notified by the Women's Travel Club that the tour is guaranteed. If not enough ladies are booked by the release date then this tour may be cancelled. If the Women's Travel Club cancels the tour all payments made will be refunded.

 

Activity Level

Low Moderate Activity
Some walking tours at elevations. You should be able to walk comfortably for a few hours at a relaxed pace with stops.

 

Group Size

Minimum - 9 ladies
Maximum - 9 ladies

 

Exclusions
  • International Airfare (can be arranged by WTC)
  • Visa/passport handling fees
  • Meals not listed in itinerary
  • Alcoholic Beverages (other than beer & wine on cruise)
  • Gratuity
  • Optional Activities
  • Expenses of a Personal Nature
  • Early check-in and late check-out of hotel

 

Tour Leader

Debbie Groulx
Besides being an excellent tour leader, Debbie is our office manager. She will often be the person helping you with the all the details of your tour. Debbie is equally as organized on tour as she is in the office and will make sure everything is well taken care of. She loves photography and you will often find her off taking pictures of all the amazing sights you will see.

 

Flight Information

Once your flights are booked please forward a copy of your itinerary to info@womens-travel-club.com.
A Women's Travel Club agent is available to help you book your flights. Please do not book any flights until tour is confirmed. Follow this link to a form to request flight options and quotes. A Women's Travel Club agent will send you back the recommended flight option that best suits you. We are pleased to offer a flight booking service for your tour. As quoting of flights can be a time-consuming endeavor, a service fee of $113 ($100 plus HST) will apply.

Arrive to Istanbul, Turkey
Depart from Dalaman, Turkey

Flight Quote

Travel Insurance:

Out of country medical insurance is required. We strongly recommend that you obtain cancellation and interruption insurance to protect your investment.
Use this link to request an insurance quote.
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Accommodations
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Hotel Momento Golden Horn

Hotel Momento Golden Horn is located in Istanbul Golden Horn, right in the center of the chamber formed by historical and touristic places. It consists of 35 Rooms with modern style, you will take the advantage of high speed free Wi-Fi service in all rooms and all over the Hotel. Rooms have air conditioning, direct dial telephone, private bath, hair dryer, satellite LCD TV, minibar, electronic combination safe, 24 hour room service.

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Taskonaklar Hotel

This polished, cave-like hotel is carved into volcanic rock and has panoramic views of the area’s unique landscape, including the “fairy chimney” rock formations. It’s a 6-minute walk from Uchisar Castle and 5 km from the Zelve Open Air Museum. Quaint rooms with stone walls have free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and minibars. Most have fireplaces and desks. Suites add living rooms and/or patios. Distinctive touches in individual rooms and suites include ornamental wall carvings, and arched stone or wood timber ceilings.

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Kalehan Hotel

The bright, simply furnished rooms offer Mediterranean-style decor and minifridges. Upgraded rooms add pull-out sofas. Amenities include a terrace restaurant, a cozy fireplace lounge and a garden patio. There's also an outdoor pool with a sundeck, and pets are welcome.

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Candan City Beach Hotel

Candan city beach hotel, from the first to the shopping center, restaurants, bars and cafés, to move away, right on the sea, beach, with sun loungers and parasols, daytime sparkling with plenty of sea and sparkling night of peaceful, it promises plenty of fun holiday. Candan city beach hotel, all rooms with air conditioning, room phone, television, balcony, mini bar, bathtub, hair dryer are included as standard. All the features as well as some of our room in the morning for guests who want to wake up with the sounds of the sea and the waves with sea views.

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ES Canada

This luxe gulet has 8 cabins which can accommodate up to 16 guests. Each cabin has their own en-suite washroom complete with walk-in shower and air conditioning. This gulet is very spacious with a large salon and a dining area on both the forward and aft decks. A number of water sports is on board such as canoe, windsurfing, snorkel, fishing (available at no charge).

Extra Hotel Nights

Often ladies will book a night at the first hotel prior to the tour. This gives them a chance to relax after a long flight and settle in before the tour starts. Let us know if you would like pricing and information on the hotel.
Follow this link to request pre or post tour hotel nights.

Hotel Request