The perfect holiday! Enjoy the highlights of our “Spires and Spice” itinerary in Istanbul, Cappadocia, and Ephesus before boarding your very own luxury gület in Bodrum for a private seven-night cruise along Turkey’s stunning Turquoise Coast. Your private gület comes with a crew, all meals, and watersports equipment.

Once onboard, the itinerary is yours to decide each day.  Snorkel over shipwrecks and colorful coral reefs, sail down the dramatic natural inlet to Marmaris or drop anchor in a white-sand cove near Fethiye and make it your own for the day. The options are endless!

Destination Overview

A journey that truly offers the best of Turkey in every possible way!

Begin your journey in exotic Istanbul, teeming with treasures from the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman Empires.  Explore the world-renowned Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, and Grand Bazaar. Continue to the mythical landscapes of Cappadocia with its own storied history. Continue to Ephesus, the world’s best-preserved Roman city.  Finally, travel a short distance down the coast to Bodrum, where you will board your private crewed gulet for an extraordinary cruise along the Turkish coast.  There’s no plan here, just whatever however you choose to spend your day, be it soaking in some sun, swimming and snorkeling in the warm, crystal-clear waters, or taking a stroll through one of the traditional coastal towns. This is what a vacation is meant to be!

Trip Highlights

Explore Istanbul's great monuments including the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace

Travel to the Asia side of Istanbul and step on to another continent

Engage with the students of the Livelihoods Innovation through Food Entrepreneurship (LIFE) Project

Sail over the mystical landscapes of Cappadocia on a hot air ballon ride

Marvel at the history and sights of Ephesus

Board your private gulet in Bodrum's yacht harbor

Revel in 7-days of sailing on your private gulet along the Turquoise Coast

Dates & Rates

Price from

From: $6,475 per person based on double occupancy

(This price is based on 4 Guests sharing gulet.  Please inquire for costs for other size parties.) 


Any day – this tour is fully customizable

Optimal times for cruising the Turquoise Coast is May to mid-October



Group size

Private groups of 2 to 12 people

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