Featuring a Gulet Cruise


Timeless Istanbul, guided tours; Guided visits to Ephesus & Museum; Roman site of Perge; Four night wooden gulet sail; Walk along the Lycian Way

Trip Information


Breakfast and dinner (mostly local restaurants, some hotels) daily; all meals on gullet. All transport, accommodation, sightseeing and entrance fees for sites noted as 'visited' in the detailed itinerary. Gratuities for local guides, drivers, restaurant staff, gullet crew, porters. Internal flight. Airport transfers for land & air customers arriving / departing on tour dates.


Tour Leader gratuities, most lunches, drinks, personal items (phone, laundry, etc), international (if applicable) and domestic air taxes, visa fees, and excursions referenced as 'optional'. Airport transfers for Land Only customers. Our post-reservation trip notes offer further guidance on optional meal costs, shopping, and visas.

Seasonality and Weather

This tour is offered in spring and fall when temperatures are mild, crowds relatively thin, and airfares lower. Spring is popular for green landscapes and wildflowers; beach-goers prefer fall sea temperatures. The region has a Mediterranean climate with early springs and autumns that are bright and warm into October. Showers are possible in both spring and fall.

Transport and Travel Conditions

Land transport by private air-conditioned motor coach, 36-40 seats depending on group size (see 'Group Size'). Turkish roads are very good and travel is not arduous though we do have some full days. Several walking tours on uneven surfaces.


Well-located, air-conditioned, mid-range hotels (3-4 star) throughout. All hotels have en suite bath, though some have shower only. Hotel porter service is generally available (see 'Inclusions'). Single rooms are limited and likely smaller than twins. A gulet is a wooden boat traditionally hand made by master craftsmen from Bodrum. Our vessels feature an aft deck for dining and lounging in the shade of a sun awning and a forward deck with numerous sun beds. Large living areas, twin-berth cabins, WC, shower and a sun deck furnished lounge area are typical. Our gulet will range in size, depending on number of group participants. Singles are available.

Staff and Support

Tour Leader throughout, full gulet crew, driver (s), local step-on local guides in various locales.

Group Size

10-21 (Plus Tour Leader)




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