Tread – or swim, rather – where few travellers to Turkey have tread water before.
When you think of Turkey you might imagine towering domed mosques, ancient bazaars and Cappadocia’s balloons, but head south from Istanbul and you’ll wind up in a perfect little paradise. Welcome to Turkey’s Aegean coastline, a place dotted with fishing villages and secret coves, where life is lived at the laidback pace of approximately 10 knots an hour. Whether you’re exploring sunken cities, Byzantine ruins or the crystal-clear depths, a cruising trip to Turkey does not disappoint – and that’s before you even experience the world-famous hospitality.
Our cruises in Turkey
Highlights of Turkey
Embrace the pirate within
Explore the ruins – both underwater and on land – of the Kekova area, known for being a favourite spot of pirates and smugglers throughout history. See the ancient Lycian tombs and climb to a Byzantine castle for unbeatable views of the area.
Shop up the perfect storm
Stop in at the old, picturesque fishing villages dotted along the coastline to shop for antiques, fabrics, jewellery and, most importantly, homemade ice cream. The bougainvillea-clad buildings tend to offer up both the perfect protection from the heat and ice-cold daiquiris on demand.
Dive into your day
There’s no better way to begin your day than with an early morning swim in the glittering Aegean Sea, especially if you're lucky enough to share it with one of the local sea turtles. Who knew that water could be this blue?
Excursions and experiences
We believe the best moments on the road are those where you get to mingle with the locals, learn a little about the culture and history of each destination and make discoveries you won't find in any guide book. We call these real life experiences, the kind you can only get with a local leader showing you the way.
- Enjoy a glass of local wine and watch the sun set over the Aegean Sea from an ancient amphitheatre, just a short walk from the centre of Kas.
- Discover the real story of Santa Claus as your guide takes you to Saint Nicholas's supposed original resting place.
- Take a cooking class and learn to prepare – and eat – Turkish food like one of the locals.
Meet our fleet
M/S Grand Admiral
Explore the Turkish coast in luxury aboard the Grand Admiral, a traditional teak gulet typical of this area of the Mediterranean.
- Daily cabin service
- Indoor and outdoor eating areas
- Board games
- Audiovisual equipment
- American-style bar area on main deck
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