Blue Voyage Sample Itinary







Arrival at BODRUM Marina to embark the boat in the afternoon. While welcome drinks are served on board, a brief informal welcome meeting will be held on deck to run through introductions, life on board and safety procedures. Then guests will have the opportunity to wander around Bodrum, the famous ancient city of Halicarnassus, the metropolis of Caria. This famous seaside town which is recognized today as the heart of entertainment and also the hometown of traditional blue voyages was the city of King Mausoleous, whose tomb the "Mausoleum" was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Bodrum is also famous for its crusaders' castle and the Roman Amphitheater. The group may take a short visit to the castle which is very near to the Marina and to the city center for shopping.

Day 2 - SUNDAY

After breakfast in Bodrum, sail to BLACK ISLAND (Kara Ada) for lunch. Continue to sail to ORAK ISLAND for dinner and overnight.

Day 3 - MONDAY

Early morning start to sail to SEVEN ISLANDS (Yedi Adalar) for breakfast. Spend the rest of the day sailing between the little islands and bays while lunch is served. Dinner and overnight at KUFRE.


After breakfast, sail to LONGOS. In the afternoon continue to ENGLISH HARBOR (Ingiliz Limani). Lunch during the sail. Dinner and overnight at English Harbor.


After breakfast, sail to CLEOPATRA ISLAND. Lunch on the way. Dinner and overnight at KARACASOGUT. Optional drive to MARMARIS (another famous port in this region).


After breakfast, sail from KARACASOGUT to BALLI SU (Honey Water) for lunch. In the afternoon continue to TUZLA for dinner and overnight.

Day 7 - FRIDAY

In the morning, sail to COKERTME for breakfast. After lunch at KIZILLIN, sail back to BODRUM for dinner and overnight. Guests will have the chance to enjoy the attractive night life of Bodrum which has many nice restaurants, bars, night clubs and discoes as well as a shopping area.


After breakfast on board, disembark the boat.


Life on board on the rather limited space of a gulet usually ends up in an atmosphere of sincere friendship even between total strangers, most of whom disembark, tempted by the idea to repeat the marvelous experience again!



Appreciated Appreciations

Thank you so much for EVERYTHING you did to help make our tour to Turkey such a big success. Your support and assistance is greatly appreciated and valued. The group really enjoyed their tour and we now have another 32 disciples who will spread the word about Turkey for us.

Rob Chaplin / The Golf Travel Company /

On behalf of the Rosebank Union Church group I want to thank you most sincerely for all you did to make our tour of Turkey unforgettable. I came home not only with a deeper understanding of the Scriptures, particularly those relating to the Seven Churches, but also with an appreciation of and admiration for the country of Turkey. I was particularly fascinated by Istanbul, and hope to spend more time there in the future exploring the riches of that most fascinating city. I also loved the fertile valleys through which we travelled, the sight of the snow-capped mountains, and the friendliness of the people we met as we walked the streets of those smaller towns along the way.

Leigh Robinson / Rosebank Union Church /

Moreover, the history of Turkey is impressive, not only the recent history but the ancient history which confirms the history of our Bible. I have not visited Greece, Israel or Italy or other countries mentioned in the Bible but think that Turkey is more central to the history of the Bible.We are also amazed at Turkey and what it achieved. It is evident that this would not happen without sound work ethics and commitment by the whole population.

Piet Zeeman / /

One of our very best trips we have ever taken. Turkey was full of memorable moments along with a fascinating history and culture. Thanks for helping plan such an extraordinary trip!!!

Karen & Bruce Levenson / /

There are not enough superlatives in English to describe our trip to Turkey. Most amazing, most friendly, most interesting, most beautiful are just a few that come to mind. We want to thank you for organizing one of the best trips we have ever had. Flights, accommodations, guides and drivers, everything was perfect! Benjamin and Bulent were the most knowledgeable, friendly, and fun people ever. Mustafa was an excellent driver. The sites we visited in Cappidocia and Ephesus were fabulous. To paraphrase General MacArthur: "We will return!" Thanks again.

Jim and Barb / /

Rosemary and I (and, I'm sure, all the others in the party) thouroughly enjoyed the time spent in your beautiful Country. The planning and arrangements laid on were superb. There was a good balance between the secular and the religious aspects, the accommodation and food was great, and the transport went of without a 'glitch'. Halit is, with doubt, a superb guide and his knowledge of so many facets of history, polotics, economic, geography etc is outstanding. He instantly struck a good rapport with the group, and was a real pleasure to be with, and was definitely one to whom listening was not a problem. We came away from the eight days having learnt a tremendous amount both Biblically and about modern and ancient Turkey (as well as other parts of the world).

Lin / /

Over the span of 25 years Universal Travel Services has provided five star service to our 19 tour groups totaling over 500 travelers. Universal and their fine staff have worked with me to develop a series of tours focusing on the biblical and Christian Church history sites in Turkey. One of the most consistent traveler responses in their evaluations of our tours has been, "Great value for the money." Thank you Universal for a quarter century of truly outstanding service.

Donald Cornell / USA / Lutheran Pastor

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...There are not enough good words to describe the extraordinary services that Universal arranged on my behalf upon my request to them regarding the change in my itinerary. I know that you are aware that the hospitality of the Turkish people is greater by tradition than other European Countries. The services and hospitality provided by Universal to me was of this tradition, more than just good business relations...

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