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#388 | 8 Day Blue Cruise Bodrum and the Gulf of Gokova | Foreign Independent Tours - FIT Tours
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8 Day Blue Cruise Bodrum and the Gulf of Gokova
Sail on a Traditional Two or Three-Masted Wooden Sailing Vessel
A Yacht Sail From Bodrum Through the Gulf of Gokova and back to Bodrum

Package #388

PACKAGE INCLUSIONS
  • Full Board accommodation: Breakfast, lunch - afternoon tea - coffee & cookies – dinner.

  • All charter & berth taxes, Harbour & Port procedures.

  • Transit log & related formalities for the shipping agents.

  • Mooring expenses.

  • Crew service. -Ship water. -Diesel & Gasoline expenses.

  • Clean bed linen and bath towels on arrival (Beach towels are not provided).

  • Use of equipment on board. (Flippers, snorkel and fishing tackle etc.)

  • Yacht insurance (We advise you to take out your own individual travel insurance). V.A.T.
  • To secure your reservation, a deposit of 25 % of the charter fee per person is required at time of booking along with the regular deposit amount.

  • We ALWAYS advise and can provide travel insurance. Or you can buy this on your own. Your choice. But insurance is always a very good idea
  • NOT INCLUDED

    Airfare: International or Domestic unless otherwise indicated.
    We can offer airfare from the airport closest to you. Ask your Destination Specialist.

  • Alcoholic & non-alcoholic beverages including bottled water. These can be purchased from the bar on board.
  • Optional land tours and entrance fees to historical places and museums.
  • Individual port taxes on arrival and departure in Turkey & also Greece
  • If flying in from Istanbul you will need flight and transfer. RT Transfer is $145. Ask your Destination Specialist for flight cost.
  • OPTIONS FOR YOUR TRIP

  • Can be used as a pre or post cruise to any of our travel programs
  • Spend a night or two in Istanbul before your cruise. The President hotel starting at $89 or Arena Hotel from $96
  • ITINERARY
    This is a Private Tour.
    Use alone or as an add-on to any of our Turkey Packages!

    BODRUM – GULF of GOKOVA – BODRUM
    These dates are based on Saturday Departures however Sunday or Monday is also an option after May 4th or 19th respectively.
    (see next paragraph)



    Type of Boat: Traditional Wooden Gulet Duration: 7 Nights – 8 Days Departure Days: Saturday – Sunday –Monday Embarkation: Bodrum Harbour Embarkation Time: By 15:30 p.m. Disembarkation: Bodrum Harbour Disembarkation Time: Before 10:30 a.m. after breakfast Optional Excursions: Dalyan Caunos, Local Village Tour, Turkish Hamam Departure dates: Saturday departures : Every Sat. between April 19th and Oct. 18th inclusive. Sunday departures : Every Sunday between May 04th and Oct.12th inclusive. Monday departures: Every Monday between May 19th and Oct. 06th inclusive.

    Day 1: BODRUM
    Boarding starts at 15:30 from Bodrum Harbour. On the first day, our boat will remain anchored in Bodrum Port for dinner and stay at the port an overnight. Bodrum has a history that goes back to the 12th century B.C. The city was called 'Halicarnassus' and it was the birthplace of Herodotus; the 'Father of History' who lived in the 5th century B.C. The 'Mausoleum' of King Mausolus

    (350 B.C.) one of the Seven Wonders of the World is in this city
    . The only structure that survived from the Classical Era is the Amphitheatre. It is one of the oldest theatres in Anatolia with a capacity of 13.000 guests and it is still hosting many shows and concerts for the art-lovers of Bodrum. Another place that you should visit when you arrive in Bodrum is the landmark of the city, the 'Castle of Saint Peter'. It is one of the best preserved pieces of architecture with a history dating back to the Middle Ages. 'Myndos Gate' through which Alexander the Great entered Halicarnassus is another place that you should not miss to visit.

    Day 2: ORAK ISLAND – COKERTME
    After your breakfast, you will be informed about the cruise itinerary and the boat. Then we will cruise to Orak Island. Here you will have the opportunity of swimming in the crystal-blue waters of Orak Island and enjoying lunch, we will then sail to Cokertme, a small and picturesque fishing town, for dinner and an overnight stay. If the weather conditions permit, it may be possible to use the sail on the way. Guests are welcome to take a short walk on the shore

    Day 3: SEVEN ISLANDS (KUFRE / UZUN LIMAN -LONG PORT-) - ENGLISH HARBOUR
    Before breakfast in the early morning, we will cruise to Seven Islands. You will experience another excellent day in the Seven Islands Region. In this region which is full of many small islands and coral reef; it is recommended that you should dive, swim, sleep and rest. Our guests can also enjoy a walk in the forests which are filled with pine trees. Our first stop in Seven Islands Region will be Kufre Bay. Then we will be anchoring at Uzun Liman (Long Port). Afterwards we will cruise to English Port for dinner and an overnight stay. The name English Port comes from the time of 2nd World War as the ships of British Navy forces used to dock here. In this area, there are so many small and large bays which are suitable and sheltered enough to anchor for the boats.

    Day 4: CLEOPATRA ISLAND – KARACASOGUT
    We will cruise to Sedir (Cedrae) Island. This unique island with its small beach and unbelievable clear water is like an open-air museum. You can see the city walls, the temple from the time of Dorians' reign (later restored as a church), the amphitheatre with 1.500 guest capacity and some vaulted historical buildings. You can walk around the wrecks of pillars with antique writings on them or the ancient stones decorated with reliefs. Cleopatra Beach, located on this island, has a very special kind of sand that can only be found in the deserts of Northern Africa. According to the myth, King Antonius brought the sand from Egypt via sea for Cleopatra. Then our boat will sail to Karacasogut village for dinner and spend the night there. This lovely village is located at 25 km away from Marmaris. Therefore, it is possible to visit Marmaris via 'dolmus'(mini buses) if you want.

    Day 5: LONGOZ – TUZLA
    Morning swimming will soon become a part of your daily activities. For lunch, our captain will cruise to Longoz Bay; another place which is like paradise, sheltered with huge pine forests. After lunch, you can enjoy a short walk in the forest and take a rest in Ali Baba's local shed-like cafe. Afterwards the gulet will be anchoring at Tuzla Bay to enjoy a swimming break in the turquoise-blue waters. Dinner and overnight stay at Tuzla.

    Day 6: KARGILI - KISEBUKU (ALAKISLA BUKU)
    We will be in Kargili Bay (Molla Ibrahim Bay) early in the morning. After lunch, we will be anchoring at Kisebuku (Alakisla Buku).Here you can see the ruins of Byzantines. We will spend the night in this lovely bay.

    Day 7: PABUCBURNU - YALICIFTLIK – BODRUM
    We will sail to Pabucburnu after breakfast and enjoy lunch here. Tea will be served in Yaliciftlik Bay. An optional village tour can be arranged from this bay for those who are wishing to experience the local life. Then our boat will cruise back to Bodrum Port for the last day's dinner and an overnight stay.

    Day 8: BODRUM
    The guests will leave the boat by 10:30 after breakfast.


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