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Istanbul & Luxury Gulet Cruise  

One of the best ways to experience Turkey is to combine a short break in Istanbul with a relaxing gulet cruise. Sightseeing can be tiring so what better way to unwind than to spend the following 7 nights soaking up the sun on board a relaxing, authentic gulet cruise on full-board.
The total duration of this holiday will be 10 nights, however, you can stay longer or shorter in Istanbul as this type of holiday offers great flexibility - please contact us if you wish to tailor your own Istanbul & gulet cruise experience.

Sample  itinerary

10 nights total: 3 nights in Istanbul 4* BB Hotel  + 7 nights in luxury Gulet cruise

Day 1: UK to Istanbul:

 Fly to Istanbul and meet our representative in Istanbul airport, private transfer to your chosen hotel.

Day 2 - 3: Istanbul

Choose to explore the city independently or book a sightseeing tour through our representative.

Day 4: Istanbul to Gulet Cruise

Private transfer back to the Istanbul airport and fly to D and meet at the airport private transfer to your hotel.

Day 4 -10 : On board an authentic Gulet Cruise

Relax and enjoy the beauty of the Turkish Coast (or Greek Islands). Gulets are built from wood in traditional style and are very attractive. Sizes vary and these gulets usually have between 6 to 10 cabins .

We offer Deluxe Gulet- Semercioglu 4 which operates as  all Inclusive basis. Prices includes breakfast, lunch, dinner, tea, cafes,  all soft drinks, and unlimited alcoholic drinks.
Or we offer Seyhan jan - standard gulet - which operates on Full Board basis.  Prices includes breakfast, lunch, dinner,  soft drinks only. The alcoholic drinks are extra. 
Greek Island Gulet Cruises operates just Full Board basis and prices includes breakfast, lunch, dinner. 

Day 11: Gulet Cruises to the UK

Pick up from your Gulet for the return private transfer to the airport and fly back to the UK.  You may choose to fly directly with different airlines or remain with Turkish airlines and fly via Istanbul (your luggage will go directly to your final destination, you will be transferred by your hand luggage to another airplane in Istanbul ). 

Please note above durations given for a sample itinerary, you can stay shorter or longer in any resorts, Please ask for quotation.  


Istanbul is uniquely positioned at the crossroads of the Orient and the Occident, with one foot in Europe and the other in Asia. Standing on the shores of the Bosporus, the narrow strait where the waters of the Black Sea mingle with those of the Sea of Marmara, Istanbul is also divided by the Golden Horn.

Surrounded by water, the city guards the precious remains of the empires of which she has been capital from the Byzantine to the Ottoman.

Istanbul is a unique link between East and West, past and present. Soak up the history of Topkapi Palace, the centre of the Ottoman Empire, the place from which the Sultans ruled their Empire, or marvel at the sheer beauty of the Blue Mosque and Hagia St. Sophia, and the incredible Grand Bazaar.

However long you stay, your time in this unforgettable city will be a unique experience.

Gulet Cruise

Turkey’s coastline is the longest in the Mediterranean; sailing on board an authentic gulet cruise is the perfect way to explore it, meandering at a slow pace and stopping off en route at hidden coves, charming villages and historic sites.

You can remain in Turkish waters or cross the Aegean to the Greek islands. This is a great way to explore the region's many hidden treasures and sleepy backwaters, enjoying perfect serenity at sea and making friends along the way.

We offer a range of itineraries along the Turquoise coast for the gulet cruises. Some gulet cruises embark from the Dalaman region and others from Bodrum. You will either fly in to Dalaman Airport or Bodrum Airport on a domestic flight before joining your fellow passengers and crew for your gulet cruise.


Departure Dates for 2019

Flexible, dailly  departures : 1 May - 31 Oct


Special Offer

Special Discount for March Bookings

Book your holiday for 2020 & pay 2019 prices. Plus.. Early booking discount  & Loyalty discount

10 nights from £1.149 per person

Option 1
Empire Palace Hotel in Istanbul 4* BB - 3 nights
Semercioglu 4 - De luxe gulet cruise - 7 nights  All inclusive basis.
Total: 10 Nights from £1.449 per person
Option 2
Nowy Efendi Hotel 4* BB - 3 nights
Seyhan Cann Gulet cruise - 7 nights  Full Board & Soft drinks
Total: 10 Nights from £1.149 per person 
Option 3
Empire Palace Hotel in Istanbul 4* BB - 3 nights
Greek Island Gulet cruise - 7 nights  Full Board
Total: 10 Nights from £1.229 per person 

Prices for both options include:

  • Turkish Airlines flight to Istanbul from Gatwick, Heathrow, Manchester, Birmingham, Edinburgh and Dublin
  • Transfer from the airport to your hotel in Istanbul
  • 3 nights B&B at the 4* Empire Palace Hotel in Istanbul
  • Transfer from Istanbul hotel to airport
  • Flight from Istanbul to Dalaman or Bodrum
  • Transfers from Dalaman or Bodrum airport to your chosen gulet cruise
  • 7 nights on board your chosen gulet cruise as per board basis mentioned above
  • Transfer to Dalaman airport and flight back to the UK via Istanbul with Turkish Airlines, (or alternatively a direct flight from Dalaman airport to the UK with a different airline.)

Gulet Cruise 

Semercioglu IV 

Semercioglu IV  has been built using the best teak and mahogany materials available in a traditional style. Semercioglu IV was completely refurbished in 2016 and major improvements were made to the decks and the cabins. The large decks have been designed with space, comfort and relaxation in mind.

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Why Book with Diamond Sky Holidays...

I established Diamond Sky Holidays to offer to our discerning clients the most selective products using the 26 years knowledge and experience I have gained in the holiday industry. Whilst running my previous company Anatolian Sky for 26 years, I personally inspected all products, ensuring the quality of the every aspect. For Diamond Sky I have selected only the finest of those collections with unique products such as Small Ship Cruises, Tailor Made Holidays and relaxing Beach Holidays for families and couples. As a small family run company we take pride in being able to offer you a truly personalised service and we pay attention to the smallest of details. We are passionate about holidays and our biggest satisfaction is seeing our clients with the upmost satisfaction in their holiday. We put memorable experiences and the special memories at the heart of everything we offer.  Please feel free to call me 0121 242 00 36. I am happy to talk to you personally and recommend the ideal holiday to suit your requirements and ensure that you and your family get the perfect holiday you deserve.

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