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Turkey Tour & Yacht Cruise

May 2024

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.

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Inclusions & Highlights
  • 10 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
  • Breakfast daily, 2 lunches, 4 dinners
  • All meals, beer & wine on yacht
  • Airport transfers*
  • Gratuities
  • English speaking guide
  • Women's Travel Club Tour Host

Airport transfers only included on first and last day of tour.

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 (not included) 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

After the breakfast we will visit Topkapi Palace including the Harem section. Then we will have lunch at a local restaurant (not included) 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.
Accommodations: Galata's Hotel

Day 4
Women's Travel Club Turkey Tour & Private Yacht Cruise - Cappadocia
Cappadocia

You will fly to Cappadocia today. When you get there, you will visit Kaymakli Underground City, Ortahisar view point, Three Beauties and Dervent. Then, you will drive to the hotel.
Accommodations: Maya Cave

Day 5
Women's Travel Club Turkey Tour & Private Yacht Cruise - Uchisar
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, you will visit Goreme Open Air Museum, Uchisar Castle and Pasabag. You will also do panoramic view stops to see the region from different angles.
Accommodations: Maya Cave

Day 6
Women's Travel Club Turkey Tour & Private Yacht Cruise - Temple of Artemis
Cappadocia - Izmir - Selcuk

You will fly to Izmir today. After getting our new van, you will drive to Selcuk, where you will have 2 nights.
Accommodations: Kalehan Hotel

Day 7
Women's Travel Club Turkey Tour & Private Yacht Cruise - Pamukkale
Selcuk

Today you will visit Virgin Mary's House and Ephesus. After lunch at Sirince Villgae you will also have time to explore this lovely place which was founded by Greeks. Then back to the hotel. You can rest at your hotel or continue exploring Selcuk.
Accommodations: Kalehan Hotel

Day 8
Women's Travel Club Turkey Tour & Private Yacht Cruise - Marmaris
Selcuk - Marmaris

Today, you will drive to Pamukkale first. Here, you will visit Hierapolis and the white terraces of Pamukkale. Then you will drive through Taurus Mountains to get to Marmaris.
Accommodations: Candan City Beach Hotel

Day 9
Women's Travel Club Turkey Tour & Private Yacht Cruise - Kaunos
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 10
Women's Travel Club Turkey Tour & Private Yacht Cruise - Medsea Yachts
Dalyan

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 11
Women's Travel Club Turkey Tour & Private Yacht Cruise - Loryma Bay
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.
Accommodations: ES Canada

Day 12
Women's Travel Club Turkey Tour & Private Yacht Cruise - Gemiler Island
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 13
Women's Travel Club Turkey Tour & Private Yacht Cruise - Turquoise Coast
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 14
Women's Travel Club Turkey Tour & Private Yacht Cruise - Kekova
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 15
Women's Travel Club Turkey Tour & Private Yacht Cruise - Kalkan
Kekova

Kekova is a fascinating area to visit. Here are famous ancient monuments, cities immersed in water - Aperlai, Kekova, Simena and Theimussa that were founded in the 10th century BC by the Lycians. We will view the sunken city on our way to Kekova and then explore the castle ruin on the island.
Accommodations: ES Canada

Day 16
Women's Travel Club Turkey Tour & Private Yacht Cruise - Turkish Gulet
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 17
Women's Travel Club Turkey Tour & Private Yacht Cruise - Turkish Gulet
Serce Bay

Enjoy a day in this beautiful secluded bay with crystal blue waters. This is the perfect opportunity to take advantage of the many water activities offered by the yacht.
Accommodations: ES Canada

Day 18
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 1 PM.

**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
Pre-Booking Only

Pre-book now to hold your spot. As soon as we have full details and pricing we will let you know. At that time you can decide if you would like to confirm this tour. If you do book you will save $100 off the tour as a thank you for showing us your interest.

Rates

Double Occupancy - TBA
Single Occupancy - TBA

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.

Payment of TBA due at time of booking
Final payment due TBA

*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.

 

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 - 10 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
  • Airport transfers outside of first and last day of the tour.

 

Tour Host

Women's Travel Club tours are hosted tours. Your tour host is in addition to local tour guides. Your Women's Travel Club tour host is your tour conceierge and there to make sure every part of the tour runs smoothly. Our trained hosts are seasoned travelers who are with you every step of your tour so that you only have to worry about enjoying yourself and having fun.
The Women's Travel Club Tour Host for this tour is TBA.

 

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 1 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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Maya Cave Hotel

As if plucked from a whimsical fairytale and set down upon the stark Anatolian plains, Cappadocia is a geological oddity of honeycombed hills and towering boulders of otherworldly beauty. The fantastical topography is matched by the human history here. The Hotel, Maya Cave is located in Uchisar. They will welcome you and want you to stay comfortable and discover this unique land as much as possible.

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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.

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