Cruise through the sparkling waters of the Aegean aboard a traditional Turkish sailing vessel! Swim and snorkel in sheltered bays, sail to secluded lagoons and explore quaint, seaside towns. Feast on fresh seafood by the shore and visit archeological ruins when you are not busy lazily taking in the sights deck side. This nautical adventure offers total immersion into the culture, cuisine and natural beauty of Mediterranean Turkey. Each day you will explore a new area, enjoy a swim, hike through ancient Byzantine ruins, go shopping in port towns or anchor in a private bay to enjoy the sunset. Relax in the splendour of nature and admire the unspoiled coastal scenery. Based on a design that is centuries old, a gulet is a wooden sailing vessel handmade by the Bodrums in the southwest of Turkey. This classical two-masted sailboat typically comfortably accommodates approximately 18 passengers in 8 cabins. (Exact size of boat depends on availability at time of booking).
Book one cabin or charter the entire cruise for your family and friends. This is a unique and entertaining way of experiencing Turkey and is available from mid April until the end of October. Climb aboard a Turkish gulet and cruise the turquoise waters of the Mediterranean sea. Swim and snorkel in sheltered bays, sail to secluded lagoons and explore quaint, seaside towns. Feast on fresh seafood by the shore and visit coastal teahouses to meet the locals. This nautical adventure offers total immersion into the culture, cuisine and natural beauty of Mediterranean Turkey.
Enjoy a private airport transfer today with a car/driver and airport assistant.
A welcome package with your vouchers, a city map, plane tickets (if relevant) and any other touristic information that you may find useful will be waiting for you upon your arrival at your first hotel on your trip.
Boasting a wonderful location, the Sultanhan Hotel (4*) is a warm guesthouse reflecting Turkish hospitality, authentic decor and oriental east culture. Located on one of the most popular streets of Istanbul, Sultanhan Hotel is close to the tram stop and all the major attractions in the city. The hotel is within walking distance of St Sophia, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, Golden Horn, Archaeology Museum, Obelisks, Suleymaniye, underground cistern and the covered Bazaar.
Enjoy a full day tour of Istanbul and see the most important sights. Visit the St. Sophia Church, the pride and glory of the Byzantine architecture); the Blue Mosque, famous for its blue tiles; Byzantine Hippodrome, where once chariot races were held; and the Grand Bazaar, world’s largest covered bazaar with 4000 shops. Afterwards, visit Topkapi Palace, the famous residence of the Sultans (The Harem section is not included in the tour). The tour ends at your hotel.
Airport transfer with your private car and driver.
Enjoy a direct flight from Istanbul to Antalya . The flight duration is approximately 1 hour.
Enjoy a private airport transfer with private vehicle and driver.
After your departure from Demre harbour in the early afternoon, you'll get to see Pirates Cave before cruising towards the sunken city of Kekova.
The sunken city of Kekova is a protected Roman archeological Site and your boat will pass close by for some viewing opportunities. From here, continue on to Simena, a traditional Turkish fishing village with no car access which boasts a Bytantine / Otoman Castle.
Enjoy afternoon tea on deck this afternoon.
Enjoy your first night onboard and have your dinner on deck as you take in your calming surroundings.
There will be either 2 or 3 staff on board - a Captain, a cook and (where applicable), another hand
Drinks are not included onboard, but can be purchased directly for a reasonable price. Entrances to various sites that are visited along the cruise are not included and can be paid for locally.
The Aegean Sea is an elongated embayment of the Mediterranean Sea located between the mainlands of Greece and Turkey respectively. In the north, it is connected to the Marmara Sea and Black Sea by the Dardanelles and Bosporus. The Aegean Islands are within the sea and some bound it on its southern periphery, including Crete and Rhodes. The Aegean Region consists of nine provinces in southwestern Turkey, in part bordering on the Aegean sea.
Relax on the cruise to Kas this morning where you'll get to have a swim in a nice quiet bay in front of the little town before stopping in the harbour for lunch and a visit of this charming fishing village. Of ancient Antiphellos, as Kas was once known, only Lycian rock tombs & sarcophagi and the Roman theatre are left but the charm of the town remains!
Enjoy afternoon tea on deck thias afternoon.
Dinner this evening will be in Firnaz Bay near Kalkan.
Around sunrise this morning, we'll set sail for Butterfly Valley (sea conditions permitting) where you can enjoy the surroundings as you munch on breakfast and have another opportunity to take a swim. This naturel reserve, hosts 136 kinds of different butterflies and moths. Afterwards, if the weather Gods are kind to us, we'll cruise to Öludeniz, known as The Blue Lagoon.
The last stop of the day is at St Nicholas Island where you can visit the Byzantine ruins, and have a last swim of the day.
Enjoy your last dinner on board as you are moored by St Nicolas island. Take in the calming surroundings and settle in for an enjoyable evening.
After breakfast this morning, you'll get to have your last chance for a swim in Samanlik bay before lunch is served on board.
Bid adieu to your captain this afternoon as you disembark at Fethiye harbour.
Enjoy a private port transfer with your own vehicle and driver.
Yacht Boutique Hotel (4*) is located on Fethiye Gulf, at sea side. With contemporary minimalist design and Mediterranean architecture the hotel is only 5 minutes away from downtown Fethiye. Featuring panoramic views of the marina and Fethiye Bay, this design hotel offers modern rooms with free Wi-Fi and a flat-screen TV. Rooms are decorated in warm colours and wooden furniture. The hotel has 34 rooms, a roof restaurant which serves traditional Turkish and Mediterranean cuisine. The snack bar at the pool area serves a variety of drinks and snacks.
Enjoy a flight from Dalaman Airport to Istanbul.
Citizens of other countries may require a visa. Please ask your Sales Advisor. These requirements change often and therefore it is best that you check with the Embassy of Turkey for the most up to date visa information.
HEALTHHealth insurance is recommended. Medical facilities are good quality. We recommend that you see a health-care provider who specializes in Travel Medicine. The doctor or health-care provider will determine what vaccinations and medication you will need, depending on factors such as your health and immunization history, areas of the country you will be visiting, and planned activities. For more information on travel requirements, visit the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website: http://wwwn.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/turkey.aspx COUNTRY INFOCapital: Ankara. Government: Republic since 1923. Language: Turkish. Kurdish is also spoken by a minority in the southeast. French, German and English are widely spoken in major cities and tourist areas. Religion: Muslim, mostly Sunni, with a very small Christian minority. Turkey is a secular state which guarantees complete freedom of worship to non-Muslims. Time: GMT + 2 (GMT + 3 from last Sunday in March to last Sunday in October). Electricity: 220 volts AC, 50Hz. Telephone: Country code +90. Mobile Telephone: Roaming agreements exist with most international mobile phone companies. Coverage is mostly good, but can be patchy in some rural areas in eastern Turkey. Internet: Internet cafes exist in main urban areas. Some restaurants and hotels have Wi-Fi Internet access.
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