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You will visit: Turkey's Turqouise Coast, including Bodrum, Orak Island, Cokertme, English Harbour, Seven Islands, Cleopatra Island, Karacasogut, Longoz, Tuzla, Kargili, Kisebuku, Pabucburnu & Yaliciftlik

Channel your inner sailor as you explore the stunning Turquoise Coast on a traditional gullet for the ultimate week of relaxation. Swim, snorkel & discover hidden hideaways or just work on your tan on deck in-between delicious home cooked treats. Bliss.

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Itinerary + Backstage Pass & ME Time Optionals

ME Time Optionals

ME Time optionals will take your trip to a whole new level with unforgettable experiences unique to the places you visit. See more, do more, live more & go home completely regret-free. Costs for these aren’t included in your tour cost & are payable to your Tour Manager in local currency.

Backstage Pass

Your Backstage Pass gives you incredible exclusive experiences you’ll only get with Contiki. From food to accommodation to exclusive access to the best sights, your Backstage Pass gives you unbeatable value & a completely unique travel experience.

1 Start Bodrum

Welcome to Bodrum! On arrival, make your way to the port to our traditional Turkish gulet & let the good times begin. Bodrum is one of the most popular spots on the Turkish coast. Surrounded by 32 islands & inlets, it’s packed with cute villages & natural beauty that is perfect for exploring. If you’ve got some time, then you could wander the markets & stop at the galleries and shops here.

Tonight, with the harbour as your backdrop get to know your group over dinner. Bodrum’s nightlife goes off, so check out some of the coolest clubs and start the trip with a bang. If you are out & about, why not head to a few clubs for your late night dance fix, Bodrum has some of the best nightclubs in the world… there are so many places to party

Boat Dinner

2 Bodrum to Cokertme via Orak Island

All aboard! Today we set sail for quiet Orak Island for a swim in the crystal-blue waters, complete with a tasty lunch on-board. It’s all about taking in the incredible coast on our way to Cokertme – there are plenty of spots to relax on the boat, so this afternoon, grab your iPod, camera or book & set yourself up on one of the day beds on deck & get set to relax.

Cokertme is a cute little fishing town - perfect for exploring the streets, shopping or meeting some cheerful and happy locals before dinner overlooking the bay. While your there why not try the local Cokertme kebab for a nice twist on this Turkish classic.

Boat Lunch,Breakfast,Dinner

3 Cokertme to English Harbour via Seven Islands

Wake up and check out the sunrise en route to the beautiful Seven Islands, famous for it’s dotted island landscape. First thing on the cards is breakfast, so fuel up as you have eventful day of exploring ahead. Next we will stop off at Kufre Bay & Uzun Liman (Long Port). The world is your oyster, so you can head on land for a stroll through the forest, play some card games on deck with your fellow sailors or sit back in the sun and work on that tan! Later we cruise to English Harbour

Boat Lunch,Breakfast,Dinner

4 English Harbour to Karacasogut

Explorers could opt to visit Turtle Beach on Dalyan for a day trip to experience one of the famous mud-baths, it’s an amazing and unusual experience! First coat yourself in mud, wait till it’s dry, clean it off and relax in the sulphur pools. Once that’s all over and you’re feeling refreshed, the search for the endangered loggerhead sea turtles species continues.
Then we head to Karacasogut. Tonight you could opt to head to the beach town of Marmaris, located in the Mugla Province. After a day of exploring once the night rolls around you’ll get the chance to take in this cool village vibe, be social and have an awesome time.

Yacht Lunch,Breakfast,Dinner

  • Trip to Dalyan Caunos, mud baths & Turtle Beach
    Euro 50.00
  • Marmaris by Night
    Euro 15.00
5 Karacasogut to Ballisu via Cleopatra Island

Next up: Cleopatra Island. This unique slice of paradise with its small beach, legendary stories & clear water is like an open-air museum, is regarded as one of the most special beaches in the world due to its amazing picturesque views and rare seashell shore. There are some great historical stories about this little island... according to legend Cleopatra used to swim here. Afterwards we pull the anchor and head towards another amazing location, Ballisu. Maybe check out the history of the area before a relaxing dinner & another incredible sunset.

Yacht Lunch,Breakfast,Dinner

6 Ballisu to Pabucburnu via Kisebuku & Kargili

Another relaxing morning and the trip is nearing its end! Today you’ll get the chance to catch the rays on deck before we reach Kargili Bay, the thick pine surroundings come right down to the water's edge in this sheltered bay, which makes it a great place to swim and laze on the yachtdeck. Later, it’s time to get a culture fix as you endeavour through the ancient Byzantine ruins of Kisebuku. Tonight sunbake, chill or take another well-deserved swim after a hot afternoon exploring.

Yacht Lunch,Breakfast,Dinner

  • Explore the Byzantine ruins of Kisebuku
7 Pabucburnu to Bodrum via Yaliciftlik

This morning starts with us discovering Pabucburnu & Yaliciftlik Bay. Chill out on the boat or head on land & experience the vibrant local life in the village on a ME Time optional Locally Guided tour, where you can learn about the areas history, meet the locals, get cultured and make the most of it. This afternoon capture the last of the Turkish coastline views as we cruise back to Bodrum for our last night out with the group.

Yacht Lunch,Breakfast,Dinner

  • Local village tour
    Euroe 10.00
8 Depart Bodrum

The trip ends after breakfast when it’s time to swap email addresses & say goodbye to your travel buddies.

Breakfast

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Backstage Pass

Our backstage pass includes all of this and more, and it's free as part of your trip.

Exclusive Accommodation

  • 7 nights accommodation on a traditional Turkish gullet boat
  • Port & visitors taxes

Exclusive Team

  • A dedicated captain & crew

Exclusive Food

  • 20 meals:
  • 7 breakfasts
  • 6 lunches
  • 7 dinners

Exclusive Inclusions

  • Explore the Byzantine ruins of Kisebuku
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Me Time

  • Trip to Dalyan Caunos, mud baths & Turtle Beach
  • Marmaris by Night
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On a budget?

  • The average cost per day for this tour is US$67
  • You only need a US$200 deposit to book and pay in full 45 days before you travel.
  • Pay in installments, with Contiki Easy Pay

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