Experience the stunning coastline and islands of Turkey
Board a traditional gulet and cruise the glistening Mediterranean waters that lap the islands and shores of the incredible Turkish coast. Embark on a 10-day sailing adventure that explores the history, culture and mystery of Turkey, by land and sea, from the incredible mosques and monuments of Istanbul to the glistening ocean hugging the sands of Butterfly Bay. Explore an ancient, abandoned ghost town on the island of Kayakoy, pick up some cooking tips from a local in Kekova, soak up the salty sea breeze on the streets of Kas – and witness the beautiful sunset with a glass of local wine from the seat of an ancient amphitheatre. Embark on a journey that provides perfect way to explore a beautiful country, on and offshore.
Explore the vibrant city of Istanbul on a walking tour, get the insider lowdown from your local leader and discover hidden gems and highlights that you won’t find in a guidebook.
Wander through the ruins of an abandoned ghost village on Gemiler Island, or if you prefer the company of the living, play backgammon and sip tea with the locals.
Cruise to the sunken city of Kekova, where you can swim and snorkel in crystal-clear waters, then spend the afternoon tasting delicious local cuisine.
Head to the market in Fethiye and select a fish for a local restaurant to prepare for your dinner, enjoy this fresh and tasty dish while street performers serenade you with music.
Discover the ancient town of Kas, the centre of Episcopacy in Byzantine times. Join your leader for an orientation walk to see the monumental tombs from Lycian times.
This is a small ship Adventure Cruise, which means you’ll be sailing on a traditional Turkish gulet with up to 31 other people. The boat is comfortable, but the focus of this trip is exploring the wonders of Turkey – not the on-board activities. For example, instead of a pool, we have the sea itself and instead of a casino, we’ve got board games and a good book. There’s also no formal dress code to worry about. Wi-Fi is available for a small charge.
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 probably worth packing earplugs if you’re a light sleeper.
Onshore activities and excursions will involve a bit of walking. You’ll be visiting ancient sites and historical places, and at times you may have to cross cobbled streets and uneven ground. At certain times of year, the weather can get quite warm, so if you have any concerns, please speak to your local leader before taking part.
There are no lifts (elevators) on-board our ships, so you’ll have to navigate a few steep flights of stairs. Handrails are always available.
Our traditional gulet is air conditioned but the air conditioner does not run at night to limit noise from the generator.
The cabins on the M/S Grand Admiral gulet have ensuites and are comfortable, but quite small. It is advised to keep luggage to a minimum and use a soft bag for easier storage.
Explore the coast of Turkey in traditional style aboard the Grand Admiral
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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.
COMPLIMENTARY ARRIVAL TRANSFER
A complimentary airport arrival transfer is included. This transfer is valid from either Istanbul New Airport (IST) and Sabiha Gocken Airport (SAW), Please provide your flight details at the time of booking, or at a minimum 15 days prior to travel.
There are 2 dedicated single cabins on board for single travellers. If these cabins are fully booked, a single passenger cannot be booked or confirmed in a double cabin unless a single supplement is paid.
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