Please Note: This tour is only applicable for 18 to 35 year olds.
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Book any Contiki trip 7+ days during your birthday month or travel during your birthday month and save $50 when you call and mention "its my birthday" to redeem. Offer valid on new bookings during the month of your birthday only. Verification of birthday must be sent at time of booking to receive promotion. Must book and pay non-refundable $200 deposit & final payment must be completed 46 days prior to departure. Discount not available on pre- & post-trip accommodation rates, diving packages, & other selected products. Discount based on availability and applies to the land portion of your trip price only (this excludes taxes, food funds, and internal airfare). Restrictions apply.
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Welcome to Turkey, a diverse cultural mecca where relics of the ancient world blend seamlessly with buzzing exotic markets, luxury bathhouses and palm-fringed promenades. Expect to bring back a suitcase full of Turkish treasures.
Day 1 - Arrive Istanbul
The countdown is finally over, global roamers! We're here in Istanbul and all geared up for 7-days uncovering fabulous Turkey. Get comfortable in our swanky hotel before we meet up for our first group dinner.
Day 2 - Istanbul
20,000 hand painted tiles fill the stunning Blue Mosque; millions of trinkets line the kilometres of the Grand Bazaar; and over 1,500 years of history sit within the walls of the Hagia Sophia. This is just some of the exotic magnificence that will keep us glued to Istanbul today. Seal the day of sightseeing with an optional Turkish bath and a belly dancing Turkish evening. Day two and we're already up to our eyeballs in experiences.
Day 3 - Istanbul to Canakkale via Gallipoli
Out of exotic Istanbul we make our way to Canakkale, taking a sobering stop at the World War I site of Gallipoli.Visiting ANZAC Cove, Chunuk Bair & Lone Pine Cemetery today we are gifted with a special opportunity to pay tribute to the heroes of World War I right here where part of the battle took place. Afterwards, we'll brighten the mood with a drive along the Sea of Marmara en route to Canakkale.Shortly after ferrying across the Dardanelles (casually crossing continents) we'll arrive in the sparkling town of Canakkale. Tonight is yours to unwind and relax with your squad.
Day 4 - Canakkale to Izmir via Troy and Pergamum
A big day sits ahead of us. Down as much breakfast as you can before we jump on the road in search of adventure.Today we discover that "Troy" means more than just a Hollywood blockbuster; so much more. Unravel the historical layers of a ten year war & what is now a mythical excavation site, and sign up for an in-depth look at the ancient ruins of the region, including a replica of the famous wooden Horse of Troy, where climbing in for a pic is essential.Further along the Turkish coastline we arrive at Pergamum. Once a political hotspot, this town is now brimming with history. We'll take a scenic mountain drive and give you the chance to get acquainted with Pergamum's hillside ruins, tapping into the archaeologist that you surely are.After our day's adventures are done, we arrive in Izmir, the birthplace of Homer (no kids, that isn't Homer from Springfield). After we tuck into some Turkish dinner, head out and explore the palm-lined promenades of this, the town known as the 'Pearl of the Aegean’.
Day 5 - Izmire to Pamukkale
Buckle up & brace yourself. We are leaving Izmir and heading out to marvel at what will probably be one of the most breathtakingly beautiful natural landscapes you have ever seen, but not before a trip to see the impressive Hierapolis amphitheatre.Ah yes, there she is. Even more spectacular than Instagram & Pinterest had ever suggested. A UNESCO World Heritage site, Pamukkale's flowing waters of arid ridges and white calcium terraces formed by mineral waters are almost too much to fathom. Treating yourself to the optional thermal pool experience with all its healing properties is not an opportunity you're going to want to miss.
Day 6 - Pamukkale to Kusadasi via Ephesus
Don't despair sweet travellers! We may be leaving Pamukkale, but we're finding one of the Seven Ancient Wonders of the World. Get your bucket list ready for another whopping tick!Mark Antony and Cleopatra used to kick it in Ephesus waaaay back in the day. Now you're here just traipsing in their footsteps some 2,000 years later. Has your mind blown yet?As soon as you cast your treasure-hungry eyes on the shopping bazaar of Kusadasi, you'll be very pleased indeed that this an overnight stop. Carpets, silver, local antiques, this place is a haven for those keen to pick up some treasures to take back home.
Day 7 - Kusadasi to Bodrum
This morning we'll share a group breakfast before travelling to Bodrum.This is where the land portion of our trip ends. Grab your Turkish treasures and jump on board our cruise ship: home for the next few days as we hop around the islands of Turkey with a taste of luxury.
Day 8 - Bodrum to Cokertme via Orak Island
Wave goodbye to the Turkish harbourside, it's time to get salty! Our first journey at sea this morning will take us from the arms of Bodrum and into the pristine Gulf of Gokova.The drift to Cokertme just can't be done without a stop on Orak Island. Bikini up and get ready to soak up some sunshine and saltwater - the ocean here is crystal clear.The journey here will be just as good as the destination, with the daybeds onboard the boat creating holiday vibes aplenty.
Day 9 - Cokertme to Seven Islands
After indulging in the crystal clear waters of Çamlı Koy (Pine Bay), it will be on to the postcard-perfect Seven Islands.Here you’ll be free to roam the forests & swim with sea critters, stopping only for lunch aboard our boat. Tonight we’ll stay in Küfre, where we’ll grab some dinner & hike up a hill to see the sunset.
Day 10 - Seven Islands to English Harbour
English Harbour is calling and we’ll be unable to tear ourselves away: we depart early this morning for the English port.We’ll spend most of the day swimming & lapping up the beauty of English harbour. or you can opt in for a day trip to Dalyan. Tonight there’s a chance to check out the nightlife of Marmaris.
Day 11 - English Harbour to Longoz via Cleopatra Island and Ballisu
Sailing out of English Harbour early this morning we’ll arrive amidst the seashell shorelines & ancient mythologies of Cleopatra Island.After soaking up the pristine seas that supposedly once cooled the actual Cleopatra, we’ll head for Ballisu.In Ballisu, we’ll take tea and spend our time swimming.We’ll anchor at Löngöz for an evening barbeque and a night sleeping under the Turkish stars.
Day 12 - Longoz to Kisebuku via Ballisu and Mazi
Drifting on past Ballisu this morning, we’re headed for Kisebuku via Mazi.With wild pirate antics set for the night ahead of us, we’ll take things easy by day in Mazi amongst the orange groves, and stock up on essentials from the market.In this small fisherman’s village, we’ll mooch around the local markets and drift in & out of the sea for swims.
Day 13 - Kisebuku to Bodrum via Pabucburnu and Yaliciftlik
Today we'll sail to the village of Yaliciftlik where traditional Turkish carpets and foods are produced.After absorbing the artisan side of the country we'll sail back to Bodrum for our last night together, enjoying party time or a Hammam spa to unwind.
Day 14 - Depart Bodrum
Team sobs and many hugs will conclude our Turkish sailing adventure shortly after breakfast.
Please Note: This tour is only applicable for 18 to 35 year olds.
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