Arrive in Istanbul Airport, where you will be met by our representative, for a private transfer to your hotel. After check-in, you will be given a brief orientation by your English-speaking guide, with the remainder of the day free to spend at your own leisure. Overnight in Istanbul.
After breakfast at the hotel, meet your guide for a full day Old City tour. The tour begins with a visit to the Imperial Palace of Topkapi, from which Ottoman Sultans ruled their grand empire for over 400 years, with Treasury section included. Following a lunch break in the old town, you will visit Hagia Sophia, a 5th century church, once the greatest in all the world. The next stop is at the Blue Mosque, renowned for its striking blue Iznik tiled interior. The ancient Roman Hippodrome follows, featuring the Egyptian Obelisk and other monuments. The tour ends with a final stop-off at the world famous Grand Bazaar - a shopper's paradise of over 4000 authentic shops. Overnight in Istanbul.
Transfer to the airport and fly to Izmir and visit the spectacular site of Ephesus, undoubtedly the most superbly preserved Greco-Roman city in the world. Following a lunch break, you will visit the House of Virgin Mary, reputed to be where she spent her final days.You will be transferred to Bodrum to board the yacht to begin the 'Blue Voyage' cruise. Dinner will be served on the yacht. Overnight onboard. (B-L-D)
Sail to Orak Island, a great swimming spot, at which point lunch will be served onboard the yacht. In the afternoon, sail to Cokertme - a small fishing village where the yacht will harbor overnight. Dinner will be served on the yacht. Overnight onboard (B-L-D)
Sail to the Seven Islands, a group of islands just off the coast in the Gulf of Gokova; and a paradise for those who like to fish and snorkel. All meals served onboard. Overnight onboard. (B-L-D)
After breakfast, cruising to Tuzla Bay. Mid morning continue to Longoz Bay, that is surrounded by beautiful pine forest. Later cruise to a small creek which is called English Harbour. This name is derived from the WWII when English torpedo boats hid in this cove. Dinner and Overnight onboard. (B-L-D)
Cruising to Sedir Island. The island is like an open-air museum with the unique beach, sand and crystal water. The island also known as Cleopatra Island derives its name from the sand of desert from North Africa which were brought by Antonious for Cleopatra. Later cruise to Karacasogut Village which is only 30 min from Marmaris. Overnight onboard. (B-L-D)
Morning cruise to Kargili Bay. Later anchor to Kisebuku for lunch and swimming stop. Byzantine ruins on the shore also can be visited. Overnight onboard in Pabuc Burnu. (B-L-D)
After breakfast cruise to Yaliciftlik Bay. Here guests can join the village tour upon request. Arrival in Bodrum. Overnight onboard at Bodrum Marina. (B-L-D)
Disembarkation and transfer to Bodrum Airport. Flight from Bodrum to Istanbul. Arrival and transfer to your hotel. Free afternoon at your own leisure. Overnight in Istanbul. (B)
Transfer from your hotel to the airport. Departure from Istanbul. (B)