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10-Day Splendid Turkey

This 10-Day tour journeys to Topkapi Palace, Saint Sophia, Blue Mosque, Ephesus, Pergamum Acropol, Troy & Marmaris Gullett Cruise.


Day 1
Tuesday – Depart USA for Istanbul, Turkey
Overnight flight to Istanbul, Turkey.
Day 2
Wednesday – Istanbul
Upon arrival, you will be met at airport and assisted with arrival procedures and transfer to hotel. Enjoy the rest of the day at your own leisure. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 3
Thursday – Istanbul
After breakfast at the hotel, enjoy a guided tour to Topkapi Palace – royal residence of the Ottoman Sultans from 1465-1856- followed by visits to St. Sophia (Hagia Sophia), the greatest church in ancient Byzantium and the Blue Mosque, built 1609 and known for the blue tiles adorning the interior walls and for six minarets that tower over the skyline. We end our day enjoying the sights, sounds, aromas of the Grand Bazaar-one of the largest and oldest covered markets in the world! Overnight in Istanbul. (B)
Day 4
Friday – Canakkale
After breakfast at the hotel we drive to Gallipoli – significant as the landing & battle with the Allies in WWI- and visit Anzac Cove, Nek, Chunuk Bair, Lone Pine and 57th Regiment Memorial and War Museum. After our time here, we cross the Dardanelles strait (connecting the Sea of Mamara and the Aegean Sea.) for an overnight stay in Canakkale.(B,D)
Day 5
Saturday – Troy, Pergamum, Kusadasi
After breakfast at the hotel we drive to legendary Troy- center of ancient civilizations and the site where the legendary Trojan War took place. Crossing the legendary mountain Ida, we arrive in Pergamum to visit the incredible ruins of the Acropolis, famous for the Alter of Zeus and one of the Seven Churches of the Revelation of John. Overnight in Kusadasi (B,D)
Day 6
Sunday – Ephesus, Sirince, Kusadasi
This morning we take a short drive to visit the extensive ruins of Ephesus- famed for the Temple of Artemis, the Letter to the Ephesians that St. Paul wrote, and as one of the seven churches of Asia cited in the Book of Revelation. We continue to the marvelous and beautiful village of Sirince where you may be able to shop for and taste the delicious wines and olive oils of the village. Overnight in Kusadasi. (B,D)
Day 7
Monday – Embark Cruise from Marmaris
Morning transfer to Marmaris, port city on the Mediterranean coast, for 15:30 yacht boarding. Service begins on the yacht with dinner and an overnight stay in the large and beautiful Marmaris Port. Marmaris, built upon one of the antique Karian cities called Phyckos, has been under the rule of many different civilizations. Visible today is Marmaris Castle, dating from 1577, a mosque and an 8-room caravanserais (inn) covered with arches from the Ottoman Period.
Day 8
Tuesday – Ekncik Gulf, Dalyan
After breakfast, the cruise will move towards Ekincik Gulf. You may join our optional Dalyan Tour. Known for its unspoiled sandy beach, reed delta, and a labyrinth of waterways, you will enjoy your day on Dalyan. You will be taken from your yacht by a small boat called “piyade” to Caretta-Caretta (turtle) Beach for a swimming break. You will enjoy the natural beauty of the delta as you cruise along the river seeing the ancient Rock Tombs finally arriving at the thermal springs and natural healing mud baths. mud baths to relax and be rejuvenated. A fishing village will be our final destination after returning to our yacht by piyade boat. Dinner and an overnight stay in the Gulf of Ekincik.
Day 9
Wednesday – Adali Bay, Manastir, Tersane Island
Because of the wavy seas of Disibilmez and Kurtoglu, we will cruise earlier than the other days to reach the world-famous Fethiye Gulf. We will anchor at Adalı Bay for breakfast. For lunch and a swimming break, we will go to Manastir (Monastry) Bay. This place is known as Cleopatra Bay or Sunken Bath Bay due to the beautiful underwater ruins of an ancient Grecian bath. We will anchor at Tersane Island, a naturally protected harbor used as a shipyard in Byzantine and Ottoman times, for dinner and an overnight.
Day 10
Thursday – Kizil Island, Fethiye
After breakfast, we will cruise to Kizil Island for lunch and a swimming break. We will arrive in Fethiye Harbour around 16:00 p.m. The guests who joined for ‘Mini Cruise’ will leave the boat with precious memories. Transfer to your hotel in Fethiye or those departing for Istanbul or Kalaman for their flight home.

Insurance Info

Insurance Info

Optional Travel Protection Information

We recommend that all travelers purchase a travel protection plan to help protect you and your trip investment! We realize that overseas travel is expensive, and while we do all that we can to ensure a safe and flawless trip, there are circumstances that cannot be controlled. Consider Travel Protection for Trip Cancellation, Trip Interruption, Emergency Medical and Emergency Evacuation/Repatriation, Trip Delay, Baggage Delay and more.

For your convenience, Faith Based Expeditions offers a travel protection plan, 360°Adult Group Premier, provided by Travelex Insurance Services. 

Trip Cost

Plan Cost*



$1 – $500


$501 – $1,000


$1,001 – $1,500


$1,501 – $2,000


$2,001 – $3,000


$3,001 – $4,000


$4,001- $5,000


$5,001- $6,000


$6,001 – $7,000


$7,001 – $8,000


$8,001 – $9,000


$9,001 – $10,000


$10,001 – $11,000


$11,001 – $12,000


$12,001 – $13,000


$13,001 – $14,000


$14,001 – $15,000


 Rates are per traveler. Maximum trip length allowed is 364 days.


Plan Benefits

Maximum Coverage Per Person (up to the limits below)

Trip Cancellation

Up to 100% of Insured Trip Cost up to $15,000

Trip Interruption

Up to 150% of Insured Trip Cost up to $22,500

Trip Delay

$1,000 ($250/day)

Missed Connection


Baggage & Personal Effects


Baggage Delay


Emergency Medical Expense

$50,000 ($500 dental sublimit)

Emergency Evacuation & Repatriation




Travel Assistance & Concierge Services**


Please note: This plan may not be purchased after you have made final payment for your covered Trip. 

Contact us to purchase.

For questions regarding benefits or coverages, please contact Travelex Insurance Services at 888-574-7026 and reference plan number APGB-1217.

To view/download the Policy based on your state of residence, go to: http://policy.travelexinsurance.com/APGB-1217

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