Days
8
Price from
2255EUR
Map of Cruising the Turkish Coast from Fethiye including Turkey

History comes to life along the sparkling Turquoise Coast

Discover ancient history among the most beautiful settings imaginable on this eight-day Adventure Cruising journey along the Turquoise Coast. Explore the ruins of Lycian, Roman and Byzantine empires that sit along the craggy coast and lush hillside. See rock-cut tombs, abandoned cities and crumbling fortresses, then cool off after days of sightseeing by diving into the crisp waters of the Mediterranean Sea. Cruising on a classic Turkish gulet allows for access to tiny beaches and coves as well as the larger port towns, meaning you can take in both the sophisticated European charm and rustic natural beauty that this part of Turkey has in spades.


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

Why you'll love this trip

  • There’s no better way to cool off after exploring ancient ruins than diving into the clear waters of the Med – this tour blends history and relaxation for the ideal holiday.

  • Visit Gemiler Island, home to the ruins of a town abandoned 100 years ago. Wander through the remarkable remains of this little village.

  • Enjoy plenty of local meals, a cooking class and a trip to a Fethiye market where you can select a fish you’d like for dinner.

  • Swim and snorkel in the crystal-blue waters that surround the sunken city of Kekova, then enjoy an afternoon tasting delicious local cuisine.

  • Take a guided walk around Kas, beginning with the fourth-century Lion’s Tomb and ending with a sunset drink in a Hellenistic seaside amphitheatre.

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. 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 worth packing earplugs if you’re a light sleeper.

  • Onshore activities and excursions will involve a bit of walking, sometimes in warm weather (depending on the time of the year). You’ll be visiting ancient sites and historical places, and at times you may have to cross cobbled streets and cover uneven ground.

  • There are no lifts (elevators) on board the gulet. Stairs are fitted with handrails.

  • While the gulet is air-conditioned, we do not cool the boat at night, in order to limit noise from the generator.

  • The cabins on the gulet are comfortable but compact, with ensuites. We advise packing a light, soft bag for easier storage in a small space.

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 an 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 Peregrine. 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 most up-to-date embarkation time.
Hit the water this morning and cruise to Oludeniz, where you’ll anchor for lunch and enjoy 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. Perhaps wander and enjoy the solitude or play backgammon and sip tea with the locals who live nearby. Return to the gulet for dinner, and 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 swimming break. After cooling off with a swim, cruise 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, served on board the gulet, go ashore to explore Kas with your local leader. During the walk, you will see a fourth-century Lycian tomb and get an overview of local shops, cafes and restaurants. Enjoy some free time to explore at your own pace, then re-group and head to the Antiphellos Theatre by the ocean. Watch a beautiful 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. For dinner, meet a local for a simple cooking class followed by a leisurely 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 the 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 a Peregrine representative 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

1. This trip starts at Fethiye Port on Day 1 at 6 pm and finishes at Fethiye Port on Day 8 after breakfast and disembarkation.
2. 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 Peregrine. 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.

BOOKING CONDITIONS
Adventure Cruising trips have a deposit of AUD 600 per person (different amounts apply in other currencies) and the balance is due 90 days before departure.
If a booking is cancelled 90 days or more before departure the cancellation fee is the full loss of the deposit paid.
If a booking is cancelled between 89 and 31 days before departure the cancellation fee is 50 per cent of the total booking cost, or the deposit, whichever is greater.
if a booking is cancelled 30 days or less prior to departure the cancellation fee is 100 per cent of the total price of the voyage.
Other fees may apply for air tickets and other arrangements booked in conjunction with a voyage.

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.

Essential trip information

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