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Turkish Sailing

4.4
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The one that serves up ultimate relaxation as you sailing the Turkish Coast

Duration
8 Days
Places
12 places

Visiting Bodrum, Cokertme, Seven Islands, English Harbour, Longoz, Kisebuku, Orak Island, Cleopatra Island, Ballisu, Mazi, Pabuç Burnu, Yaliciftlik

Is this trip for me?

Travel Style

Sailing

Group Size

Max 20 people

Transport Style

Sail Boat

Highlights

  • Turkish Hammam Bath
  • Only $200 deposit to book
  • Part pay financing available with UpLift
  • No change fees
  • No booking fees

What's included?

7 nights accommodation

7 nights in Traditional Turkish Gulet

There'll be fun and frolics aplenty on board a traditional Turkish Gulet boat where cabins consist of a mix of bunks & double beds however most people choose to sleep under the stars up on deck.

20 Meals

7 Dinner, 7 Breakfast, 6 Lunch

In addition to breakfast, we'll be keeping you fed and watered with 6 lunches and 7 scrumptious dinners. Think melt-in-your mouth meat platters, salads crumbled with feta and sugar-dusted Turkish delight.

Team

Captain & Crew

An expert Captain & Crew to navigate the seas and take care of the essentials. This is your team. Trusted Contiki partners who are specialised, smart, friendly, fun, and integral to your adventure.

Transport

All transport included during the trip

Included in your trip is transport across Europe on our fleet of comfy, state of the art coaches. They're kitted out with all the necessities: USB charge points, WiFi, Air Con and a rocking sound system. You bring the other essentials, like tunes, friendships and stories from the night before. For the Sailing portion of this trip, you'll jump on board a traditional Turkish Gulet. your home for the next 7 days and the perfect spot for sunbaking relaxation.

Experiences

1 optional that you can add

TOP EXPERIENCES ON THIS TRIP:

- Snorkel the azure, pine-sheltered waters of Longoz Bay
- Visit the markets of Mazi and stock up on essentials amongst the orange groves
- Anchor at Longos for an evening BBQ and a night sleeping under the sparkling Turkish stars
- Soak away your sins in a Dalyan mud bath* 
- Experience life like a local with a guided tour of a Turkish village*
- See the glittering city of Marmaris by night*

*This experience is a Free Time Add-on and not included in trip costs
Turkey's Gulf of Gökova is an astoundingly under hyped holiday destination. Endearing seaside towns, shrubby mountain backdrops and private coves with shimmering blue sea are being totally missed by the masses. Which makes it perfect for us to explore. Picture yourself aboard a traditional Turkish gulet boat, eating home cooked meals and lapping up sunshine between snorkels. 

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Turkish Sailing

0 Inclusions

Experiences that are included with your trip

1 Free Time Add-Ons

Optional experiences that you can choose from and pay for on your trip

  • Turkish Hammam Bath

Itinerary

Nights spent per location
1
1 night
Bodrum
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Orak Island
1
1 night
Cokertme
1
1 night
Seven Islands
1
1 night
English Harbour
via
via
Cleopatra Island
via
via
Ballisu
1
1 night
Longoz
via
via
Ballisu
via
via
Mazi
1
1 night
Kisebuku
via
via
Pabuç Burnu
via
via
Yaliciftlik
1
1 night
Bodrum
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Are flights included in my trip?

International flights to/from the destination your trip starts and ends in are not included in the cost of the trip, and must be purchased separately. You can book these independently if you want to shop around for the best quote, or through your travel agent.

Any flights you take during your Contiki are included in the cost of your trip. On certain European trips we use planes to get you from A to B as quickly as possible, and all of this is included.

What documents do I need to travel?

Dependent on where you’re travelling and your nationality, you'll need a valid passport and may also need visas to enter into certain countries - please check this well in advance of your trip departure date. The majority of our Europe trips travel in countries that are covered by the Schengen Agreement which relates to visas. Citizens of many countries - e.g. Australia, New Zealand, United States, Canada - can travel in the Schengen area without a visa. If you require a visa to enter the Schengen area you only need to obtain one visa which will allow you to travel in all Schengen countries. For non-Schengen countries, you may be able to obtain a visa upon arrival, depending on your nationality. Some countries also require passports to have 3-6 months left on them before the given expiry date, so be sure to double check this before booking your travels.

IMPORTANT
1. Visas can take up to six weeks & a fee is normally charged.
2. Failure to obtain all necessary visas could cause you to miss part or all of your trip & will result in you incurring considerable expense & inconvenience.
3. It is better to apply for all visas through your travel agent or local consular services before you leave home.
4. Contiki will provide you with visa contacts from our London base at the Royal National Hotel, if necessary.

What are the luggage restrictions?

On our European trips, you can bring one bag or suitcase of 73cm x 50cm x 25cm (29” x 20” x 10”), with a max weight of 20kg (44lbs) to be stored in the hold & one small day bag to take on board. Your day bag should be a backpack, duffel bag or satchel only (no small luggage cases or suitcases with wheels on board the coach).

What do the Contiki team do?

People are at the heart of everything we do, and our team is what makes our trips the best. Our worldwide On-Road Team, locally based staff & network of Local Guides are all extensively trained & widely travelled, & are the best in the business. But we know it’s not just about training, it’s about passion & our team have it in their blood. 
Your Trip Manager is like your walking, talking guidebook – just for you. They plan your itinerary every day, organise your food and accomodation and book your Free Time Add ons, and because they know everything about where you’re going, you will too. Your Drivers are the experts on getting you from A to B efficiently and safely in Europe. They know their way around better than google maps & they’ll drop you at your door & unload your bags for you. Local Guides provide specialist knowledge when you need it and will always help you avoid the tourist traps.

What's not included that I should budget for?

Aside from essentials like flights, how much spending money you’ll need will depend on the duration of the trip and how much you anticipate spending on personal expenses like alcohol or shopping. Before you travel, it’s also a good idea to read up on and get an idea of the Free Time Add-Ons you think you’ll want to do on trip, as these will form part of your overall budget. We’d advise doing some research on your chosen European destinations beforehand, looking at things like:
 
- Cost of a local lunch
 
- Cost of a local dinner
 
- Cost of a local taxi
 
- Cost of entry to a sightseeing spot


In all areas of the service industry in Europe, from restaurants, bars, hotels & taxis, it is common practice to tip if you feel that the service received has been excellent.
The same goes for your Contiki Team. If you feel that your Trip Manager & Driver’s service has been exceptional, then feel free to tip them if you feel they’ve done a great job. If you choose to tip, we recommend around 2 Euros per day, however whether or not you choose to tip (& how much) is completely up to you.

Will I be able to access WiFi on my trip?

Yes! Our fleet of modern, sleek coaches are kitted out with WiFi in all places except Greece, as are most hotels & hostels across the continent, so you’ll always be able to effortlessly get online and update everyone back home about your incredible adventure.

What are Contiki’s sustainability credentials?

We believe that travelling sustainably and consciously, matters. Contiki Cares is our commitment to protecting the communities we visit, the wildlife we interact with, and the planet we all share. Our founding partner, the TreadRight Foundation was established 10 years ago as a not-for-profit organisation focused on promoting sustainable tourism within The Travel Corporation’s family of brands. From street tours that support local residents, refugees and the vulnerably housed, to dining experiences that support local farmers, our consciouc travel experiences let you see things from a different perspective. Find out more at https://www.contiki.com/uk/en/about/contiki-cares.

How to I redeem the % off deal?

Our great deals and offers are only in market for a limited time are subject to pay in full deadlines. If you cannot pay in full by the specified date shown alongside the offer/deal you can still  lock in the trip date of your choice at our Standard Price where normal payment terms of pay in full 45 days prior to your trip departing apply.  Visit the deals page for the full terms & conditions. Discounts apply to the land portion of your trip price only (this excludes taxes, included flight costs, extra accommodation & optional activities. Your trip price does not include the costs of international flights that start or end your trip).

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