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Turkey Tour & Yacht Cruise

May 19 - June 4, 2022

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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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Bookings Closed
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
  • Gratuities
  • English speaking guide
  • Women's Travel Club Tour Host
Itinerary

 

Day 1
Women's Travel Club Turkey Tour & Private Yacht Cruise - 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: Galata's Hotel

Day 2
Women's Travel Club Turkey Tour & Private Yacht Cruise - The Blue Mosque
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: Galata's Hotel

Day 3
Women's Travel Club Turkey Tour & Private Yacht Cruise - Bosphorus
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. Bosphorus forms 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
Women's Travel Club Turkey Tour & Private Yacht Cruise - Cappadocia
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
Women's Travel Club Turkey Tour & Private Yacht Cruise - Uchisar
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
Women's Travel Club Turkey Tour & Private Yacht Cruise - Temple of Artemis
Selcuk

Today we will visit the House of Mary, Ephesus 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
Women's Travel Club Turkey Tour & Private Yacht Cruise - Pamukkale
Pamukkale

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
Women's Travel Club Turkey Tour & Private Yacht Cruise - Marmaris
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
Women's Travel Club Turkey Tour & Private Yacht Cruise - Kaunos
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
Women's Travel Club Turkey Tour & Private Yacht Cruise - Medsea Yachts
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
Women's Travel Club Turkey Tour & Private Yacht Cruise - Loryma Bay
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
Women's Travel Club Turkey Tour & Private Yacht Cruise - Gemiler Island
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
Women's Travel Club Turkey Tour & Private Yacht Cruise - Turquoise Coast
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
Women's Travel Club Turkey Tour & Private Yacht Cruise - Kekova
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
Women's Travel Club Turkey Tour & Private Yacht Cruise - Kalkan
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
Women's Travel Club Turkey Tour & Private Yacht Cruise - Turkish Gulet
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
Women's Travel Club Turkey Tour & Private Yacht Cruise - Turkish Gulet
Sogut - Depart

It is time to say good-bye to this beautiful destination and fabulous new friends. Please make sure flights are booked for after 11 AM.

**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 - $6549 CAD per person (sharing a room)- approx. $5200 USD - Waitlist Only
Single Occupancy - $7319 CAD per person (your own room) - approx. $5850 USD

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 may be limited. CAD = Canadian dollars. USD = United States of America dollars. Conversion to USD is approximated by current exchange rates and subject to change. You will be charged in CAD and your bank may charge a slightly different rate or fees.

Full payment due at time of booking

*Any payments are non-refundable if you cancel after their date due, we strongly recommend travel insurance. Please see full terms and conditions. Prices are subject to change and availability.

Please note that if travel restrictions related to Covid-19 affect our tour travel plans, do not worry. We will reschedule our trip, free of any additional costs, for as many times as needed on future dates until travel can safely take place. It is also important to note that all our tours comply with the utmost standards of safety and hygiene protocols to ensure your well being during your visit.

 

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 - 18 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)
  • Gratuities on personal expenses
  • Optional Activities
  • Expenses of a Personal Nature
  • Early check-in and late check-out of hotel
Hosted by:

Kirsten Ness
Kirsten is a veterinarian and owns a small animal practice. When she isn't busy looking after adored family pets she loves to explore the world. Kirsten is a fun and very knowledgeable tour leader.

Flight Information

Once your flights are booked please forward a copy of your itinerary to info@womens-travel-club.com.
Please do not book any flights until tour is confirmed.

Arrive to Istanbul, Turkey
Depart from Dalaman, Turkey - after 2 PM

Please complete the form to request flight options for your tour. The Women's Travel Club Flight Department will work with you to arrange the best options. Our Flight management fee is CAD 100.00 + HST, per tour.

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.

Insurance Quote
Accommodations
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Galata's Hotel

Galata’s Hotel is in the heart of the city, where luxury meets art and history meets today!
Galata's Hotel combines luxury and comfort with its modern architecture and unique interior design. It provides service with a total of 52 rooms, including Standard, Family, Corner and Handicapped Rooms. Air conditioning in the rooms, international TV channels and free Wi-Fi are some of the many amenities it offers to its guests.

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Kapadokya Sofa Hotel

You will find a very comfortable accommodation and lodging facility with a very genuine atmosphere in our boutique hotel. Sofa Hotel is a beautifully restored historic mansion designed for our guests who wish to experience a different way of living. Each room is different with a special colour touch cave houses and a cosy atmosphere. They all are equipped with modern comfort and central heating and especially beautiful architecture and design. These exceptional cave houses are renovated and decorated with care in their own distinct style strictly respecting the local character of Cappadocian houses.

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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).

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Double Cabin

Each cabin has their own en-suite washroom complete with walk-in shower and air conditioning.

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Single Cabin

Each cabin has their own en-suite washroom complete with walk-in shower and air conditioning.

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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

Member Reviews

See what our clients who have traveled with us have to say about this tour.

 

5 Star Rating

"MedSea yacht was fabulous time! Definitely a repeat trip!"

Brenda

 

5 Star Rating

Donna

 

5 Star Rating

"This trip was amazing. Close to perfection"

Diane