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.

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Terms & Conditions

Start
Fethiye, Turkey
Finish
Fethiye, Turkey
Destination
Turkey
Style
Comfort
Theme
Adventure Cruising
Code
ZSTD
Physical rating
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1, Max 30

Why you'll love this trip

  • 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.

Is this trip right for you?

  • 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.

Boats

Grand Admiral on Turkish Cruise

MS Grand Admiral

Explore the coast of Turkey in traditional style aboard the Grand Admiral

Itinerary

Welcome to Fethiye, the perfect place to begin a sailing adventure around the Turkish Riviera! Your journey officially begins at Fethiye Port at 6 pm. If you have pre-booked accommodation with us, or if you are arriving at Dalaman Airport today, then you are eligible for a complimentary transfer to the port. Board your traditional gulet, settle into your cabin and meet your crew and fellow travellers. Enjoy dinner on board and spend the night at port.
Accommodation
  • M/S Grand Admiral (1 night)
Meals Included
  • Dinner
Special Information
Included transfers to port are only available for passengers who are flying into Dalaman Airport today, 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.

Please check the Essential Trip Information before you depart for the most up-to-date embarkation time.
Hit the water this morning and cruise to Oludeniz, where you’ll anchor for lunch and a swimming break. Continue to Gemiler Island and go ashore for a stroll around the abandoned town of Kayakoy. Once a thriving village, Kayakoy was abandoned in the 1920s and its stone houses remain weathered but charming. You will have time to explore the ghost village at your leisure. Return to the gulet for dinner. Overnight at port.
Accommodation
  • M/S Grand Admiral (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Kayakoy village visit
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
This morning, cross Yedi Burunlar (Seven Capes) before anchoring at Yesilkoy Bay for breakfast and a swim. Continue to Kas Harbour. One of the most important ancient Greek towns of Lycia, Kas gained prominence in the Roman era and eventually became the centre of episcopacy in the Byzantine era. After lunch on board the gulet, go ashore to explore Kas with your leader. During your walk you will see a fourth-century Lycian tomb and get an overview of local shops, cafes and restaurants which you can then explore in some free time. Re-group later and head to the Antiphellos Theatre by the ocean. Watch the sunset while enjoying a glass of local wine, then your leader will take the group to a local restaurant for dinner. Overnight at port.
Accommodation
  • M/S Grand Admiral (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Kas orientation walk
  • Sunset drinks at Kas ampitheatre
  • Kas local dinner
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
After breakfast, cruise to the sunken city of Kekova, where you can swim and snorkel in crystal-blue waters and see the submerged ruins of a Lycian settlement. Enjoy lunch anchored at tiny Tersane Bay, where you can also see an old Roman shipyard and a Byzantine church. Spend a free afternoon doing whatever you please in the sweet sea breeze. For dinner, meet a local for a basic Turkish cooking class followed by a relaxed meal. Tonight, anchor in Ucagiz for an overnight stay
Accommodation
  • M/S Grand Admiral (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Sunken city of Kekova
  • Turkish cooking class
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
After breakfast, cruise to Kalekoy and go ashore to explore the ruins of Crusader Castle, a Byzantine fortress perched on a cliff with spectacular views of Kalekoy Harbour. For a mid-morning snack, you’ll have a chance to try some local homemade ice cream among the ruins. Then go aboard the gulet once more and cruise to Demre for lunch and a swimming break. Go ashore to explore the ruins of Myra (the name for the old part of Demre), then return to the ship and anchor in the calm waters of Gokkaya Bay for dinner and an overnight stay.
Accommodation
  • M/S Grand Admiral (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Myra Lycian city visit
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Rise and shine for a morning cruise to Limanagzi Bay, with breakfast served en route. By the time you arrive it will be time for lunch and a swimming break. Continue to Kalkan where, weather permitting, you’ll visit Kaputas Beach for a swim in crisp and clear waters. Anchor in Firnaz Bay for dinner and an overnight stay.
Accommodation
  • M/S Grand Admiral (1 night)
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Set off early and cruise to Turunc Pinari Bay, with a swimming break stop at Butterfly Valley (weather dependent) on the way. Enjoy lunch on arrival, then cruise to Fethiye. Go ashore for a walking tour including Fethiye Museum, King Midas’ spectacular (alleged) tomb and some picturesque backstreets. Later, head to the fish market and choose a fish for the kitchen staff of a local restaurant to prepare for your dinner. Overnight at port.
Accommodation
  • M/S Grand Admiral (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Fish market and local dinner
  • Fethiye walking tour
  • Butterfly Valley swim
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Your cruising adventure comes to an end after breakfast on board this morning. Bid farewell to your crew and disembark the gulet between 8 am and 9 am.
Meals Included
There are no meals included on this day.
Special Information
While there is no departure transfer include in the price of this trip, we will be happy to organise one for you (at an extra cost). Please speak to an Intrepid sales agent no later than 14 days before your tour begins to organise this.

Meals

6 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners

Transport

Gulet, Bus

Accommodation

Gulet (7 nights)

Included activities

  • Kayakoy village visit
  • Kas orientation walk
  • Sunset drinks at Kas ampitheatre
  • Kas local dinner
  • Sunken city of Kekova
  • Turkish cooking class
  • Myra Lycian city visit
  • Fish market and local dinner
  • Fethiye walking tour
  • Butterfly Valley swim

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Important notes

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.

SINGLE TRAVELLERS
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.

FELLOW TRAVELLERS
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.

Essential trip information

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