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

Your Contribution to Sustainable Tourism

Environmental Impact: Measures have been taken to positively impact our environment

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Social Impact: This journey positively affects the local communities visited

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Cultural Engagement: Experiences on this journey provide authentic cultural interaction and connection

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Building Global Community: Evolved Experiences are incorporated into this journey as a means of building our global community

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Carbon Offset

The Evolved Traveler is allocating $95 per person* in conjunction with our partners, Offset Alliance,  to help offset this journey through verified carbon removal and reversals projects.

The amount is determined by calculating the carbon footprint for this journey considering flights to the destination, intra-tour flights if applicable, hotel stays, and ground transportation. An additional 25% is added to the static factors to offset components we cannot immediately account for, such as food.

The carbon emissions accounted for are calculated by using measurement benchmarks determined by the United Nations World Tourism Organization. The projects our carbon-offset donations are distributed to can be seen at

*The amount shown is an estimation for this journey. The exact will be calculated at the time of booking based on the city of origin for flights to the destination, and the specifications of the itinerary.

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