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Blue Cruise Bodrum Gokova Bodrum on a Turkish Gulet

Day 1:

Bodrum 

Transfer to your gulet in the harbour of Bodrum. Boarding, dinner & overnight in the harbour.

Day 2:

Orak Island 

After breakfast, we sail to Orak Island, an endless aquarium with sparkling turquoise waters!
Enjoy some swimming here. Lunch.
Arrival at Cokertme where very friendly Turkish locals live.
Dinner and overnight here or in another bay closeby.

Day 3:

Seven Islands 

Today we cruise to the Yedi Adalar (Seven Islands) with its coral reefs. Snorkeling, sunbathing, some fishing, swimming.
A crazy-lazy day! Lunch.
Afterwards we sail to Karacasogut for dinner.
Optional visit of Marmaris. Overnight.

Day 4:

Sedir Island 

Arrival at Sedir Island after breakfast.
The coast here and the antique city are in the shape of a horseshoe. Lunch. Optional visit.
We spent our day here in this beautiful area.
Dinner and overnight.

Day 5:

Ballisu 

Breakfast.
We cruise to Paradise Bay, surrounded by pine forests.
Here, English war ships lie under the sapphire blue water surface... Lunch.
Dinner and overnight is in Ballisu.

Day 6:

Longoz 

After breakfast, we sail to the marvellous natural harbour of Longoz. Lunch.
You can spend the rest of the day swimming or take a walk through the pine forest.
Dinner. A most quiet night in Tuzla Bay.

Day 7:

Bodrum harbour 

After breakfast in Tuzla, arrival at Papuc Bay for some last swimming and lunch.
Afterwards we cruise to Kara Island for the mud baths and then continue to Bodrum harbour.
Dinner and overnight in the harbour.

Day 8:

Orak Island 

After breakfast, it is time to say farewell to your gulet and crew.

NOTE:

Yacht 

In case of poor weather and/or sea conditions, this program is subject to change without notice.

Blue Cruise Fethiye to Antalya on a Turkish Gulet

Day 1:

Fethiye Harbour 

Transfer to your gulet in the harbour of Fethiye.
Dinner and overnight here.

Day 2:

The Blue Lagoon 

After breakfast, we cruise to Oludeniz (The Blue Lagoon), sea conditions permitting.
Swim break and lunch.
We then continue our travels to Firnaz Bay, near Kalkan.
Dinner and overnight.

Day 3:

Aperlai Bay 

Breakfast. Departure to Kas Harbour.
Optional visit of this little town. Lunch.
Afterwards, we cruise around the Small Islands.
Lots of swimming, snorkeling and sun bathing!
We spent the night at Aperlai Bay.
Optional visit of this archaeological site, dinner.

Day 4:

Sunken City 

After breakfast we sail to the Sunken City of Kekova (this Lycian- Roman archaeological site is protected, so only looking!).
Simena, a traditional Turkish fishing village with no car access and Byzantine/Ottoman castle. Lunch.
Optional land tour to Myra and the St.Nicholas Church in Demre.
Dinner and overnight in Gokkaya Bay.
Relax in this pirates haven or party the night away at the Smugglers Inn.

Day 5:

Olympos 

Today, we cruise further to Olympos, optional visit of the ancient city, hidden, overgrown and hardly touched.
Swim near the beautiful beach.

Day 6:

Porto Ceneviz 

Breakfast.
Cruising to Porto Ceneviz or the bay of Sazak.
At both places the sheer cliffs drop into the sea & the bays are completely deserted.
Dinner and overnight.

Day 7:

Phaselis 

Sailing to Phaselis, optional visit of the well preserved ancient city.
The 3 harbours here were once a major commercial center. The ruins of aqua educts, baths, a theatre, Hadrian's Gate and the Acropolis reveal the city's historical importance.
Cruising to Antalya where dinner is served.
Optional visit of the city.
Overnight in the harbour.

Day 8:

Fethiye Harbour

 After breakfast disembarkation.
Time to say farewell to your gulet and crew.

NOTE:

Yacht 

In case of poor weather and/or sea conditions, this program is subject to change without notice.

Saturday, 02 December 2017 17:45

Blue Cruise Kemer Kas Kemer on a Turkish Gulet

Blue Cruise Kemer Kas Kemer on a Turkish Gulet

Day 1:

Kemer  

Transfer to your gulet in the harbour of Kemer. Dinner and overnight here.

Day 2:

Olympos

After breakfast, we cruise to Olympos. Lunch.
Optional visit of the Hidden City and some swimming at the beautiful beach here.
Afterwards we continue to the bay of Adrasan for dinner and our 1st overnight stay at sea.

Day 3:

Andriace  

An early start today.
We cruise to Demre harbour(ancient Andriace).
Breakfast. Optional visit of the ancient site of Myra with its Roman theatre & famous Lycian rock tombs and the St Nicholas Church.
Afterwards, we sail to Kekova, the Sunken City.
Lunch, swimming, sunbathing in neighboring coves.
Overnight stay in the bay of the village of Ucagiz.

Day 4:

Kas  

After breakfast we cruise to a little bay near Kas, called Bayindir.
Lunch. We then cruise to Kas harbour from where optional excursions to Xanthos, Patara or Saklikent are available.
Dinner and overnight in the harbour.
Enjoy the nightlife here in this little town!

Day 5:

Simena  

Departure after breakfast.
Simena, a traditional Turkish fishing village with no car access and Byzantine/Ottoman castle.
In Gokkaya Bay optional water sports are available.
Dinner, relax in this pirates haven or party the night away at the Smugglers Inn.

Day 6:

Porto Ceneviz  

Early departure. Breakfast.
Cruising to Porto Ceneviz or the bay of Sazak. At both places the sheer cliffs drop into the sea & the bays are completely deserted.
Then sailing to Phaselis for an optional visit of this archaeological site.
Dinner and overnight.

Day 7:

Kemer  

Breakfast.
We sail to Alacasu Bay where we enjoy a swim break. Lunch is served here.
Departure to the bay of Ayisigi.
In the afternoon we cruise back to Kemer Harbour.
Overnight here.

Day 8:

Andriace  

After breakfast disembarkation.
Time to say farewell to your gulet and crew.

NOTE:

Yacht  

In case of poor weather and/or sea conditions, this program is subject to change without notice.

Saturday, 02 December 2017 17:43

Islamic Sahabe Tour Istanbul

 

Islamic Sahabe Tour Istanbul



08:30 Departure from the hotel or port.
We will see sahabe- Kiram named below.

* Visiting Tomb of Eyup El Ensari ( RA ) Eyup

* Visiting Tomb of Ebu Derdag ( RA ) Eyup

* Visiting Tomb of Hz. Ka'b ( RA ) Toklu Dede

* Visiting Tomb of Hz. Ebu Seybetul Hudri ( RA )Toklu Dede

* Visiting Tomb of Hz. Hamidullah El Ensari ( RA )Toklu Dede

* Visiting Tomb of Hz. Ahmad El Ensari( RA )Toklu Dede

* Visiting Tomb of Hz. Muhammed-Ul Ensari ( RA )Toklu Dede

* Visiting Tomb of Cabir ( RA ) Toklu Dede

* Visiting Tomb of Ebu Zer( RA ) Toklu Dede

* Visiting Tomb of Amr Bin As ( RA ) Underground Mosque

* Visiting Tomb of Hz. Vehb Bin Huseyre ( RA ) Underground Mosque

* Visiting Tomb of Sufyan Bin Uyeyne ( RA ) Underground Mosque

* Visiting Tomb of Hz. Hafir ( RA ) Kariye Mosque

* Visiting Tomb of Hz. Abdullah El-Hudri( RA ) Kariye Mosqueı

* Visiting Tomb of Hz. Su'be ( RA ) Kariye Mosque

* Visiting Tomb of Hz. Hafir ( RA ) Kariye Mosque

* Visiting Tomb of Hz. Abdurrahman Eş-Şami ( RA ) Sultanahmet

17:00 Back to the hotel.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Price for Children: 30% discount for children below the age 7, free for the ages 0-2.
Duration : 7 hours

What's Included:
- Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking coach
- Professional English-speaking tour guides

What's Extra:
- Hotels
- Lunch.
- Admission fees.

Transportation Method: Modern clean cars. According to your group size it can be a car, or a van. We like to organize small size group tours. This big groups like more than 30 people we organize more than one guides and more buses. 
Ideal size for us is 1 to 16 people.

Dates and Times: All around the year
Meet up location: Your hotel or Union Station (or other convenient location). Will be waiting you with board written your name on it at the time of arrangement or meet at the hotel lobby.
End location: Depending on the tour, your hotel or near one of the downtown Metro stops or taxi stands -- convenient for relaxing with dinner or drinks before going back to the hotel.
Duration: 7 Hours
Attention Please: According to museums crowd, tour might take around 1 hr longer or lesser.

Saturday, 02 December 2017 17:38

Istanbul Butterfly Farm Tour

Istanbul Butterfly Farm Tour

 
Butterfly Farm is on the Asian side of Istanbul. 
Our tour starts to picking you up from your address (hotels, ports, apartments). We drive to Asian side from the second bridge of Istanbul called Fatih sultan Mehmet. You will have a chance to see Bosphorus from the bridge. On the way to the farm our guide will inform you about the sights as well.

Turkey's first tropical butterfly paradise.

The Butterfly Farm located in a very beautiful garden. You and your family able to have a chanse spending time outside at the garden after visiting the farm.
Up on arrival in the farm you will watch the 'Story of Butterfly' is told on 20 minutes cinevision program.
This short film gives information about biological structure, camouflage and interesting reproduction form 'metamorphosis', lifecycle, of butterflies.
After having sufficient information about butterflies, the trip starts in the air-conditioned butterfly greenhouse attended by a guide. All butterflies have "complete metamorphosis." To grow into an adult they go through 4 stages: egg, larva, pupa and adult. Each stage has a different goal - for instance, caterpillars need to eat a lot, and adults need to reproduce. Depending on the type of butterfly, the life cycle of a butterfly may take anywhere from one month to a whole year. You can take any photos while walking among the colorful butterflies, tropical plants and flowers.

You can let the butterflies perch on you.
After the tour we will have time at the garden of the farm. Glutton Caterpillar Cafe is good to have hot and cold drinks or some snacks.
After you have enough time, you will be drive back to city center.

Saturday, 02 December 2017 17:38

Whirling Dervishes Show

Whirling Dervishes Show

January 2015 - February 2015 : Every tuesday , thursday and saturday at 19:00
March 2015 -December 2015 : Everyday at 19:00 exept monday and friday
According to demand extra days can be added . Please ask us program calendar .
The Mevlevi Sema Ceremony is known worldwide for its whirling dances and dervishes , featuring a complex musical repertoire called " ayin " . The ceremony represents the mystical journey of man's spritual ascent through mind and love to perfection. It is one of the most important richness and heritage of Turkish Culture as a tradition of 800 years old. This unique traditional ritual is proclaimed as Intangible Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO in 2005.Program starts with the classical turkish music concert performed by a traditional orchestra for 15 minutes. Then after The ceremony starts and lasts about 45 minutes under the amazing lighting and mystic atmosphere of Hodjapasha. 
Duration : 1 hour in one part
Free multilanguage explanation booklet 
Free Refreshment including tea , Turkish Cofee , water and juice 
Free DVD for every online purchase of two tickets.
Saturday, 02 December 2017 17:37

4Morning & 4Afternoon Bosphorus Cruise Tour

Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise Tour 

OVERVIEW

 

Tour Style : Group Tours
Duration : 4 Hours
Departures : All year round - Guaranteed Departure
Pick Up Time  : 08:30 ( It might change according to your hotel location.Please ask.)
Highlights : Sultan Ahmet Center,Old City,Blue Mosque,Hippodrome,Grand Covered Bazaar
Tour Itinerary

(Half Day Morning or Afternoon)

4MorningTour Begins at : 8:30 ( It might change according to your hotel location.Please ask)

 4Afternoon Tour Begins at : 13:30 ( It might change according to your hotel location.Please ask)

CITY WALLS The first breach of the walls was by the Fourth Crusade in 1204, the second by the cannons and troops of Sultan Mehmet the Conqueror in 

DRIVE BY BUS TO GOLDEN HORN As natural and extremely secure harbor, the Golden Horn has played an important role in the development of Istanbul. The inlet separates the European shore into two. It is approximately 8 km long, and the widest part is the entrance from the Bosphorus. Two streams drain into this inlet at its far 

SPICE BAZAAR(Egyptian Bazaar): The air here is filled with the enticing aromas of cinnamon, caraway, saffron, mint, thyme and every other concievable herb and 

BOAT TRIP ON THE BOSPHORUS A traditional excursion by boat along the waterway separating Europe and Asia. The shore is lined with old wooden villas, palaces of marble, fortresses, and small fishing villages. During the excursion you will pass the magnificent Dolmabahce Palace, and further along, the parks and imperial pavilions of Yildiz Palace. On the coastal edge of this park, is Ciragan Palace, 300 meters of is marble facade faces the shore. At Ortakoy a great variety of artists gather every Sunday to display their work along the street. Ortakoy is a symbol of tolerance with a church, a mosque and a synagogue existing side by side for 

RUMELI FORTRESS (FROM THE SEA, NO INTERIOR VISIT) Built by Mehmet the Conqueror in 1452 prior to the conquest of Istanbul, was completed in only four months to control and protect Bosphorus. It is one of the most beautiful works of military architecture anywhere in the 

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GENERAL INFORMATION & CONDITIONS

We kindly request our guests to be ready 10 minutes before departure 

What's Included

- Air-conditioned cars.

- English Speaking Professional Tour Guide

- Museum Tickets.

- Transfers (Not airport transfers)

What's Extra:

- Your own expenses.

Transportation Method: Modern clean cars. According to your group size it can be a car, or a van. We like to organize small size group tours. This big groups like more than 30 people we organize more than one guides and more buses. 

Ideal size for us is 1 to 16 people.

Dates and Times: All around the year

Meet up location: Your hotel or Union Station (or other convenient location). Will be waiting you with board written your name on it at the time of arrangement or meet at the hotel lobby.

End location: Depending on the tour, your hotel or near one of the downtown Metro stops or taxi stands -- convenient for relaxing with dinner or drinks before going back to the hotel.

Duration: 4 hours

Attention Please: According to museums crowd, tour might take around 1 hr longer or lesser.

Saturday, 02 December 2017 17:36

Bosphorus & Two Continents Tour

Bosphorus Cruise & Two Continents Tour

OVERVIEW

 

Tour Style : Group Tours
Duration : 7 Hours
Departures : All year round - Guaranteed Departure
Pick Up Time  : 08:30 ( It might change according to your hotel location.Please ask.)
Highlights : City Walls, Golden Horn, Bosphorus Boat trip, Beyerbeyi Palace, Camlica Hill.
 

TOUR ITINERARY
(EUROPE & ASIA) (Full Day Tour / Lunch Included)

CITY WALLS The first breach of the walls was by the Fourth Crusade in 1204, the second by the cannons and troops of Sultan Mehmet the Conqueror in 1453.

DRIVE BY BUS TO GOLDEN HORN As natural and extremely secure harbor, the Golden Horn has played an important role in the development of Istanbul. The inlet separates the European shore into two. It is approximately 8 km long, and the widest part is the entrance from the Bosphorus. Two streams drain into this inlet at its far end.

SPICE BAZAAR(Egyptian Bazaar): The air here is filled with the enticing aromas of cinnamon, caraway, saffron, mint, thyme and every other concievable herb and spice.

BOAT TRIP ON THE BOSPHORUS A traditional excursion by boat along the waterway seperating Europe and Asia. The shore is lined with old wooden villas, palaces of marble, fortresses, and small fishing villages. During the excursion you will pass the magnificent Dolmabahce Palace, and further along, the parks and imperial pavillions of Yildiz Palace. On the coastal edge of this park, is Ciragan Palace, 300 meters of is marble facade faces the shore. At Ortakoy a great variety of artists gather every Sunday to display their work along the street. Ortakoy is a symbol of tolerance with a church, a mosque and a synagogue existing side by side for centuries.

RUMELI FORTRESS (FROM THE SEA, NO INTERIOR VISIT) Built by Mehmet the Conqueror in 1452 prior to the conquest of Istanbul, was completed in only four months to control and protect Bosphorus. It is one of the most beautiful works of military architecture anywhere in the world.

LUNCH

BEYLERBEYI PALACE The summer residence of Ottoman Sultans with its original furniture and magnificent gardens with the HAREM on the ASIAN.

BOSPHORUS BRIDGE Unique chance to step from one continent (ASIA) to another (EUROPE)

CAMLICA HILL The highest point in Istanbul. At the top of it you can rest and admire the magnificent panorama of Istanbul and the Bosphorus from the beautiful gardens, landscaped in traditional style.

SHOPPING POSSIBILITY AT BEDESTEN exhibits the traditional silk weaving girls at the carpet weaving courses authorised by the Ministry of National Education Possibility to see jewellery, handicrafts center and leatherware show. Free time provided for shopping.

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GENERAL INFORMATION & CONDITIONS
We kindly request our guests to be ready 10 minutes before departure time,

CLOSED 
Beylerbeyi Palace on Monday and Thursday Replaced with Chora Churc
Rumeli Fortress on Wednesday 
Spice (Egyptian) Bazaar on Sunday Replaced with Golden Horn

Price for Children: 30% discount for children below the age 7, free for the ages 0-2.
Duration : 7 hours

What's Included:

- Air-conditioned cars.
- English Speaking Professional Tour Guide
- Museum Tickets.
- Transfers (Not airport transfers)
- Lunch

What's Extra:
- Your own expenses.

Transportation Method: Modern clean cars. According to your group size it can be a car, or a van. We like to organize small size group tours. This big groups like more than 30 people we organize more than one guides and more buses. 
Ideal size for us is 1 to 16 people.

Dates and Times: All around the year
Meet up location: Your hotel or Union Station (or other convenient location). Will be waiting you with board written your name on it at the time of arrangement or meet at the hotel lobby.
End location: Depending on the tour, your hotel or near one of the downtown Metro stops or taxi stands -- convenient for relaxing with dinner or drinks before going back to the hotel.
Duration: 7 hours
Attention Please: According to museums crowd, tour might take around 1 hr longer or lesser.

Saturday, 02 December 2017 17:36

Byzantian and Ottoman Relics Tour

BYZANTIAN & OTTOMAN RELICS TOUR

OVERVIEW

 

Tour Style : Group Tours
Duration : 7 Hours
Departures : All year round - Guaranteed Departure
Pick Up Time  : 08:30 ( It might change according to your hotel location.Please ask.)
Highlights : Sultan Ahmet Center,Old City,Blue Mosque,Hippodrome,Grand Covered Bazaar
 

TOUR ITINERARY

(Full Day Tour / Lunch Included)

Tour of "Sultan Ahmet Center", the heart of the "Old City" from where the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires were ruled. 

Hagia Sophia, the Church of the Divine Wisdom, one of the greatest marvels of architecture, constructed as a basilica in the 6th century by Emperor Justinian. 

Blue Mosque, facing Hagia Sophia, famous with its blue İznik tiles and unique with 6 minarets, built in the name of Sultan Ahmet. 

Hippodrome, center of sportive events (chariot races, athletics) and political activities of the old city. Serpentine Column, Obelisk of Theodosius and German Fountain of Wilhelm II are the monuments decorating the Hippodrome. 

Grand Covered Bazaar, most attractive shopping center and the biggest "souk" in the world with nearly 4000 shops selling antiques, jewellery, gold, carpets, leatherware and souvenir. (Art demonstration of handmade Turkish carpets upon request)

Lunch at a Turkish Restaurant. 

Topkapı Palace, residence of Ottoman Sultans exhibiting imperial treasury, sacred Islamic relics of Prophet Mohammed, kitchen, Chinese porcelain, weapons, calligraphy section etc. Live guide commentary is not allowed in special sections. (Harem is not included in the program)  

Sultan Tombs, there are five tombs of Ottoman Sultans within the graveyard at Hagia sophia. The ceramic panels are the most beautiful examples of the 16th century with purple, red, green and blue flower motives. Prince robes and a small piece from the Kaaba covers are displayed on the sarcophaguses.

End of the tour transfer back to hotel.

GENERAL INFORMATION & CONDITIONS
We kindly request our guests to be ready 10 minutes before departure time,

CLOSED 
Hagia Sophia on Monday Replaced with Underground Cistern
Topkapi Palace on Tuesday Replaced with Beylerbeyi Palace
Grand Covered Bazaar on Sunday.

Price for Children: 30% discount for children below the age 7, free for the ages 0-2.
Duration : 7 hours

What's Included:
- Air-conditioned cars.
- English Speaking Professional Tour Guide
- Museum Tickets.
- Hotel Transfers (Not airport transfers)
- Lunch

What's Extra:
- Your own expenses.

Transportation Method: Modern clean cars. According to your group size it can be a car, or a van. We like to organize small size group tours. This big groups like more than 30 people we organize more than one guides and more buses. 
Ideal size for us is 1 to 16 people.

Dates and Times: All around the year
Meet up location: Your hotel or Union Station (or other convenient location). Will be waiting you with board written your name on it at the time of arrangement or meet at the hotel lobby.
End location: Depending on the tour, your hotel or near one of the downtown Metro stops or taxi stands -- convenient for relaxing with dinner or drinks before going back to the hotel.
Duration: 7 hours
Attention Please: According to museums crowd, tour might take around 1 hr longer or lesser.

Saturday, 02 December 2017 17:35

Byzantian Relics Tour

BYZANTIAN RELICS TOUR

OVERVIEW

 

Tour Style : Group Tours
Duration : 4 Hours
Departures : All year round - Guaranteed Departure
Pick Up Time  : 08:30 ( It might change according to your hotel location.Please ask.)
Highlights : Sultan Ahmet Center,Old City,Blue Mosque,Hippodrome,Grand Covered Bazaar
Tour Itinerary
(Half Day Morning)

ST. SOPHIA This ancient basilica, built by Constantine the Great in the 4th century and reconstructed by Justinian in the 6th century, is one of the architectural marvels of all time.

SULTANAHMET IMPERIAL MOSQUE Across from St. Sophia built in the 16th century by the architect Mehmet, is known as the BLUE MOSQUE because of its magnificent interior decoration of blue Iznik tiles.

HIPPODROME Ancient Hippodrome, the scene of chariot races, with the three monuments; the Obelisk of Theodosius, the bronze Serpentine Column and the Column of Constantine.

GRAND COVER BAZAAR In this labyrinth of streets and passages are more then 4,000 shops with each trade having its own area: the goldsmiths' street, the carpet sellers, Turkish arts and crafts, such as handpainted ceramic plates, hand-honed copperware, brassware and trays, water ewers, onyx-ware and meerschaum pipes.

End of your service.

GENERAL INFORMATION

What's Included:
- Air-conditioned cars.
- English Speaking Professional Tour Guide
- Museum Tickets.
- Transfers (Not airport transfers)

What's Extra:
- Your own expenses.

Transportation Method: Modern clean cars. According to your group size it can be a car, or a van. We like to organize small size group tours. This big groups like more than 30 people we organize more than one guides and more buses. 
Ideal size for us is 1 to 16 people.

Dates and Times: All around the year
Meet up location: Your hotel or Union Station (or other convenient location). Will be waiting you with board written your name on it at the time of arrangement or meet at the hotel lobby.
End location: Depending on the tour, your hotel or near one of the downtown Metro stops or taxi stands -- convenient for relaxing with dinner or drinks before going back to the hotel.
Duration: 7 hours
Attention Please: According to museums crowd, tour might take around 1 hr longer or lesser.

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