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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.
 

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; We offer alternative Gulet Cruises; Seyhan jan - standard gulet - which operates on Full Board & soft        drinks.  Or Greek Island Gulet Cruises operates just Full Board basis. Above durations given for a sample itinerary, you can stay shorter or longer in Istanbul.


Istanbul

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.

Istanbul optional Tours


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.




 

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 all 3 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.)

 Istanbul optional Tours from £65

Special Offer

£100 off for Jun 2019 Departures

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


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...

Dear guest,
Welcome to Diamond Sky Holidays - if you are looking for a quality holiday, something a bit different with personal service, then you are in the right place. Please relax and enjoy browsing through our many interesting holiday ideas.

Diamond Sky Holidays offers discerning clients the most selective products using the 30 years of knowledge and experience I have gained in the holiday industry. During my 30 years in the travel industry I have experienced many happy moments and received many awards at the Travel Oscars, thanks to our core principle of customer care and our passion and dedication to what we do.

I have personally inspected all of our products, ensuring the quality of the every aspect. At Diamond Sky, you will find only the finest, unique holiday experiences,  such as Cappadocia, It is a very unique place, a fairy-tale like land that offers visitors an unforgettable experience.  My passion for traditional Gulet Cruises    remains strong and we still offer unforgettable luxury gulet cruise experiences full of authentic character.

Our aim is to exceed your expectations and to do this we take care of everything for you. Plus, we offer 100% financial protection for your peace of mind - every  penny you pay will be protected through our secure licencing arrangements.  Please feel free to call me on  my direct number 0121 794 26 24, our main office number of 0330 390 0999 or email me at akin@diamondskyholidays.com. I am happy to talk to you personally and recommend the ideal holiday to suit your requirements and ensure that you and your companions get the perfect holiday you deserve

Best regards,

Akin Koc
Founder & Managing Director

 

Don't just take our word for it...

"We have travelled all over the world and I can safely say that this holiday was one of the best - full of new experiences including a trip in a hot air balloon, visiting underground cities, ancient cave dwellings with amazing frescoes and fabulous landscapes. It was fun and exciting. For the first 2 days of tours in Cappadocia we went with the local representative, who were excellent and our guide, Mustafa Sahin was outstanding. Thank you again for a brilliant trip and we will recommend your company. We may be interested in Croatia next year.

Yours sincerely,"

Barbara Lewis, 30.7.2018
 

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