Sailing the Turquoise Coast


Timeless Istanbul, guided tours; Antalya, Roman site of Perge; Four night wooden gulet sail; Walk along the Lycian Way; Guided visits to Ephesus & Museum

Trip Information


Family pricing: Age 12 and under at time of travel 30% off land price, based on sharing with 2 adults; sharing with 1 adult 15% off

Breakfast and dinner (mostly local restaurants, some hotels) daily; all meals on gulet. All sightseeing and entrance fees for sites noted as 'visited' in the detailed itinerary. Gratuities for local guides, drivers, restaurant staff, gullet crew, porters. Airport transfers for land & air customers arriving / departing on tour dates.


Tour Leader gratuities, most lunches, drinks, personal items (phone, laundry, etc), international (if applicable) and domestic air taxes, visa fees, and excursions referenced as 'optional'. Airport transfers for Land Only customers. Our post-reservation trip notes offer further guidance on optional meal costs, shopping, and visas.

Seasonality and Weather

This tour is offered in summer when temperatures are high inland though cooler on the sea. The region has a Mediterranean climate with hot dry summers.

Transport and Travel Conditions

Suitability: Age 10 and up. Land transport by private air-conditioned motor coach, 36-40 seats depending on group size (see 'Group Size'). Turkish roads are very good and travelling is not arduous though we do have some full travelling days. Several walking tours on uneven surfaces.


Well-located, air-conditioned, mid-range hotels (3-4 star) throughout. All hotels have en suite bath, though some have shower only. Hotel porter service is generally available (see 'Inclusions'). Single rooms are limited and likely smaller than twins. A gulet is a wooden boat traditionally hand made by master craftsmen from Bodrum area of Turkey. Our vessels feature an aft deck for dining and lounging in the shade of a sun awning and a forward deck with numerous sunbeds. Large living areas, twin-berth cabins, WC, shower and a sun deck furnished lounge area are typical. Our gulet will range in size, depending on number of group participants, accommodating from 4-16 people. Singles are available.

Staff and Support

Tour Leader throughout, full gulet crew, driver (s), local step-on local guides in various locales.

Group Size

10-16 (plus Tour Leader)




TOUR ENDIstanbul