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Cruising in Turkey from  399


Imagine wooden sailing boats thousands of years ago carrying cargoes of wine and copper across the Aegean to trade with ancient civilisations, or fishing boats earning a living from the Mediterranean teeming with fish. Such boats were built along the Aegean coast of Turkey and many of the skills and designs used then have been passed down to today's boat builders. The Turkish gulet is very similar to the working boats of old times and, equipped with engines and modern facilities, they allow you explore the beautiful Turkish Coast in style and relive the spirit of bygone days. 

Our gulets are from 14-28 meters long and are also very wide, so there is plenty of space below for large cabins, and above for you to sunbathe, sit under the shade of a sun awning and eat comfortably around a spacious dining table on aft deck. What could be more relaxing than cruising on a traditional wooden boat with ample time to visit historical sites or anchor in secluded bays to snorkel and enjoy the underwater wonders that Turkey has to offer! 

You could spend a year cruising Turkey's south eastern coast from Kusadasi to Antalya and still not see everything, but which ever itinerary you choose there will be plenty of time to relax and explore, cruising for no more than 4-5 hours daily with stops for swimming and long leisurely lunches. We make use of a lot of fresh vegetables, such as aubergine, zucchini, tomatoes and cucumber, often mixed with yoghurt and garlic and served with excellent fish caught locally. Other dishes include lamb, chicken and beef marinated in local spices and grilled on skewers. Food is prepared to individual tastes to make sure every meal is an enjoyable one.

Boats run from May to October and prices start from 399 for a 7-day cruise although longer cruises are available on request. This price includes: transfers to and from the boat, champagne reception on arrival, full board, fully crewed boat and excursions ashore. The price does not include: airfare (from 139-259 depending on season), drinks and items of a personal nature. On some departures we will also provide holistic cruises which will include yoga, massage and meditation as an optional extra. Special charter rates available on request. Also dive Turkey's underwater marine life with its many archaeological sites along the Mediterranean and Aegean coasts. For an additional 5-day dive package add 230 to include accommodation and 2 dives daily.


This site is Sample Tours and Boats, more information being added all the time so if you can't find the tour you want then contact Ania Mudrewicz   by E-mail:- galapagos@btinternet.com at Galapagos Classic Cruises. The Web Site is in the process of being updated and reconstructed.  Other destinations apart from Galapagos are:  Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, Easter Island, Ecuador, Peru, Costa Rica, Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, Falkland Islands, Antarctica, the  Arctic, Pitcairn, French Polynesia, the Marquesas, Fiji, Tonga and Papua New Guinea.  For something a bit closer, cruises to Croatia and Turkey are also on offer.