Reed Travel Features
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. -- The World of Oz is combining Classical
Cities and Azure Seas in a deluxe, escorted 13-night vacation that
includes seven nights aboard a private gulet cruising the Carian
coast of Turkey.
The gulet is a broad-beamed, two-masted, wooden hull motor-sail
boat, typical of Turkish design.
Unusual for these comfortable and traditional craft, the gulets
the operator is using -- the nine-cabin Fortuna and the six-cabin
Myra -- are air conditioned.
Cabins also have private bath with separate shower and sink.
World of Oz passengers will find a resident archaeologist on
board who is fluent in English and excels in the fields of Turkish
history, art and archaeology.
The archaeologist will accompany passengers on a cruise starting
in Bodrum and ending in Marmaris, with a stop in Greek waters on
the island of Simi.
Before boarding for the cruise, travelers will have spent three
nights in Istanbul and toured the classical cities of Izmir,
Pergamon, Sardis and Ephesus, with the final two nights in Bodrum
at the 11-room villa, the Golden Key.
Seven departures are scheduled from May to the beginning of
October, in all months except July and August.
The land and cruise price per person, double, is $3,075; the
six-night land rate is $1,925, and the cruise-only cost is
Tour features include deluxe hotels -- in Istanbul at the new
Four Seasons and in Bodrum at the Golden Key, an 11-room private
Also included are most meals on the land portion and all meals
at sea, private guides, motorcoach transfers and sightseeing.
For reservations, contact the World of Oz at (800) 248-0234 or