Sunshine, sea and sunken ruins – history never looked so good
Combine relaxation and discovery on this eight-day Adventure Cruising tour of Turkey’s southern coast. Follow the coastal cliffs from Fethiye to Demre and back again on a traditional gulet boat, dropping anchor to hike Roman ruins and swim in secluded bays. Recharge with days spent soaking up sun, sea and stories of empires gone by. Strap on a snorkel to explore sunken cities, sip a beer while watching a sunset and explore the best hidden swimming spots the Turquoise Coast has to offer.
Spend an afternoon wandering around the photogenic ghost town on Gemiler Island, abandoned 100 years ago but still peaceful and pretty (and a little spooky).
Tuck into Turkey with traditional meals cooked on board, a local cooking class and a trip to a fish market where you can select your preferred catch for dinner.
Blend discovery with relaxation – snorkel around the ruins of a sunken city in Kekova, sip a sunset drink in a Roman-era theatre and eat ice cream in an ancient city.
See Lycian rock tombs carved into the side of cliffs, ranging from man-made caves to elaborately decorated crypts.
Our compact but comfortable gulet boat can go places the big ships can’t reach, making it the perfect vessel for exploring the tiny islands and beaches of Turkey.
This Adventure Cruising tour takes place on a traditional Turkish gulet with up to 31 other people. The focus of this trip is exploring the wonders of Turkey and accessing small beaches and ports, not onboard activities. There are no lifts (elevators) on board the boat, so you will need to feel comfortable using steep stairs between decks. While the gulet is air-conditioned, we do not use it at night to limit noise from the generator. Wi-fi is available for a small charge.
Cabins are comfortable and compact, with ensuites. We advise packing a light, soft bag for easier storage in a small space.
Our ship uses engine power, with the occasional opportunity to hoist the sails, so all cabins will experience light engine noise when the ship is moving (and occasionally when we drop anchor). It’s worth packing earplugs if you’re a light sleeper.
Onshore activities and excursions will involve a bit of walking, sometimes in very warm weather (depending on the time of year). You’ll be visiting ancient sites and historical places, and at times you may have to cross cobbled streets and cover uneven ground.
Explore the coast of Turkey in traditional style aboard the Grand Admiral
Trip departures are unavailable.
There are currently no scheduled departures on our Cruising the Turkish Coast From Fethiye trip. If you are interested in other trips in the region visit one of the links below.
This trip starts at Fethiye Port on Day 1 at 6 pm and finishes at Fethiye Port on Day 8 after breakfast and disembarkation.
COMPLIMENTARY AIRPORT ARRIVAL TRANSFER
A complimentary arrival transfer is available for passengers who are flying into Dalaman Airport on Day 1, or who have booked pre-trip accommodation through Intrepid. In order to organise your transfer, you must advise us of the details of your flight no later than 14 days before your tour begins.
SPECIAL BOOKING CONDITIONS
Please note this trip has special booking conditions that deviate from our standard booking conditions. You are required to pay a non-refundable deposit of AUD600, USD600, EUR400, NZD600, GBP300, CAD600, CHF450 or ZAR6,000 per person per trip for your booking to be confirmed.
ENHANCED HEALTH SCREENING
We have introduced additional safety measures on this trip, all customers must be fully vaccinated to join this trip. You will need to be fully vaccinated by receiving the full dosage of the COVID-19 vaccine and allowing enough time for immunity to take effect. More information can be found on our Coronavirus (covid 19) – Customer Information page https://www.intrepidtravel.com/au/covid19
There are two dedicated single cabins on board for solo travellers. If these cabins are already booked, a single passenger cannot be booked or confirmed in a double cabin unless a single supplement is paid.
This trip is run by our sibling company, Peregrine Adventures. Your group will be a mixture of Intrepid booked passengers and other international like-minded travellers from Peregrine.
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