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We’ll visit the honeycombed hills and towering boulders of Cappadocia, the underground refuges of Kaymakli city, and Ephesus, the grandest and best preserved of Turkey’s ancient cities. Walk through Istanbul’s varied and vibrant neighbourhoods and renowned markets. Embrace the Mediterranean way of life on your own private sailing vessel along the southern Mediterranean coast and even have the opportunity to see the grand landscape of Cappadocia from a hot air balloon.

Join this adventure to one of the most ancient and diverse areas of the world.

Highlights

  • Three nights sailing on a traditional gulet ship
  • Halicarnassus & Ephesus, Ancient World Wonders
  • Underground city of Kaymakli
  • Famous pools of Pamukkale
  • Five UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • Premium accommodation and expert guides

Trip Itinerary

Days 1 & 2 - Bodrum

City tour with private guide to see an underwater museum, the mausoleum of Halicarnassus (one of the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World) and finish off learning to make local appetizers.

Days 3-5 - Blue Voyage

Tour the coast of Turkey in your own private gulet (traditional wooden sailboat)  enjoying the crystal clear waters & local villages along the way.

Days 6-9 - Sagalossos/Pamukkale/Aphrodisias/Ephesus

Here you’ll taste the best of local dishes, visit Lake Salda (compared to the Maldives for its turquoise blue waters), tour the ancient city of Sagalossos and emerge from the third longest underground cave in Turkey.

Continue touring the ancient realm, visiting UNESCO protected Pamukkale and Hierapolis before heading to see Aphrodites temple and Ephesus, one of the original Ancient Wonders.

Days 10 & 11 - Cappadocia

Fly from Izmir to Cappadocia. Descend into the underground city of Kaymakli, with its 8 stories of connecting tunnels. Back above ground, explore the intriguing rock formations.

Day 12-14 - Istanbul

Watch the city “unfold” around you as you cruise the Bosphorus Strait aboard your private boat. Then get into the action as you tour the most fascinating monuments and areas of Istanbul.

Day 15 - Departure

For the detailed itinerary, accommodation list and daily activities please visit our interactive itinerary here.

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Not sure that 2 weeks is enough in this incredible area? Contact one of our experienced Custom Travel Advisors to arrange extensions before or after the adventure, designed to match your interests.

Trip Route

Cost

Due to the great fluctuation of the euro currency, prices for all of our services will be quoted upon request. This policy enables us to provide you with the most competitive quotes. We invite you to browse our website to select the travel style that meets your needs, our Custom Travel Advisors are only a call/email away ready to provide any assistance in designing your itinerary.