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Turkey Family Package Tours

Istanbul  and Turquoise Coast Cruise – 7 Days/6 nights

Tour Code: CS-FV03
Highlights: Istanbul (Hagia Sophia, “Blue Mosque”, Hippodrome, Topkapi Palace, Grand Bazaar),4-day/3-night Gulet Cruise
Duration: 7 days,6 nights
Departure: Any date requested from 19 May to 1 October 2017, Every Sunday-Wednesday-Friday
Tour Price: From $1035 per person in double occupancy (Small Group Tour)

Quick Overview

This one week package introduces the major historical and cultural attractions of Istanbul, then whisks your family off to southern Turkey’s Mediterranean coast for a leisurely, 4-day sail boat cruise on its sparkling azure waters.

Itinerary

Day 1 – Arrival in Istanbul

Upon arrival in Istanbul you will be met at the airport and transferred to you hotel. You will also receive an packet of information that will be of help to you throughout your trip. Your hotel is a “boutique” property conveniently located in the city’s “old town” within walking distance to many of Istanbul’s most famous attractions.  Overnight in Istanbul. (D)

Day 2 – In Istanbul (full day tour)

After breakfast, you begin your tour of Istanbul’s Byzantine and Ottoman heritage. Highlights include: the Sultan Ahmet Center in the heart of the “Old City”; Hagia Sophia, an architectural marvel originally constructed as a Christian basilica in the 6th century by Emperor Justinian; the magnificent “Blue Mosque”, famous for its blue Iznik tiles and six towering minarets; the ancient Roman Hippodrome, site of chariot races and other sports events; and the illustrious Topkapi Palace, once the residence of Ottoman Sultans. You will also see the Fountain of Wilhelm II, and visit the exotic “Grand Covered Bazaar”, the largest covered “souk” (bazaar) in the world. You will have some free time to wander among the tiny shops that line the Bazaar’s virtually endlessly maze of winding passageways. Overnight in Istanbul. (B, L)

Day 3 – To Demre (cruise embarkation)

This morning you will be transferred to the airport for a short 1 1/4 hour flight to Mediterranean resort town of Antalya. You’ll be met upon arrival and driven to the town of Demre, where you board a traditional Turkish gulet (sailboat). After being greeted by your captain and crew you, you set sail for Kekova, where you’ll view the renowned “Sunken City” (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) and visit Simena Castle and view the rock cut tombs of the ancient Lydian civilization. Overnight aboard ship. (B, L, D)

Day 4 – Cruising

This morning we set sail for Kas, where we drop anchor in a tranquil bay that’s ideal for swimming. After lunch, we disembark to visit a small nearby town, then relax and enjoy a late afternoon swim and tea aboard ship. Overnight aboard ship. (B, L, D)

Day 5 – Cruising

Early this morning we sail to Butterfly Valley, where you can take an invigorating sunrise hike. If the weather permits Then we head for Olu Deniz, a small, picturesque village and beach resort at the confluence of the Mediterranean and Adriatic Seas, where you can swim, snorkel, or go fishing. Overnight aboard ship. (B, L, D)

Day 6 – To Fethiye (disembark cruise)

One more opportunity to swim in the crystal clear water of the “Turquoise Coast” before bidding your crew farewell at Fethiye. Upon arrival, you’ll be transferred to the hotel Ocean Blue, where you have “swim up” rooms. Overnight in Fethiye. (B)

Day 7 – Fethiye to Istanbul

Free time until you are transferred to Dalaman Airport, where you board your homeward bound flight via Istanbul. (B)

PRICES & DEPARTURE DATES 2017

Departure Period

19 May to 1 October 2017, Every Sunday-Wednesday-Friday

May- June-October July- September August
  Per person in Double room /cabin $1035 $1070 $1090

NOTES: Single Supplement is 100% in August and other months is 75% will apply.
Children of all ages are allowed on this cabin cruise if they stay in their parent/guardian’s cabin and is charged at full price.

NOTE: Exact price will be quoted based on hotel category selected and number/age of accompanying children.

What The Price Includes

  • Airport transfers upon arrival and departure
  • Domestic flight, per itinerary
  • Accommodations at a 4-Star and 5-Star Hotels, and in cabin with WC and shower on Gulet Cruise
  • Meals as specified in itinerary (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner), plus late afternoon tea and cookies on Gulet cruise
  • Transportation by non-smoking, air-conditioned mini/midi bus
  • Services of a professional English-speaking escort/guide per itinerary
  • Sightseeing tour in Istanbul, per itinerary
  • 4-day Gulet Cruise
  • Entrance fees to the sites visited, per itinerary
  • Hotel taxes and services charges
  • Yacht charter and berth taxes, harbor and port formalities, mooring fees, marine fuel, and yacht insurance
  • Use of onboard recreational equipment (fishing tackle, snorkeling gear)*

*Optional activities such as windsurfing, Jetsking, and Banana boating are also available at extra charge

Not Included

  • Gratuities to tour guides and cruise crew
  • All items of a personal nature (laundry, taxis, etc.)
  • Beach towels while on Gulet cruise
  • On the cruise; Alcoholic & non alcoholic beverages including bottled water. These can be purchased from the bar on board.
  • Beverages (except for those served with breakfast and other meals while on cruise)
  • Visa fees


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