Sunny skies, a warm, translucent sea, a magical yacht, great hikes, and the glorious treasures of the Greek, Byzantine, and Roman worlds—this idyllic journey is a dream come true! Step aboard for the ultimate experience of Turkey’s exquisite coast as we hike to remote ruins, visit quaint seaside towns, savor Turkey’s renowned cuisine, lunch with a farm family in a beautiful valley, and swim in the crystal-clear waters of the Mediterranean, with a traditional Turkish gulet as our delightful home base. No world traveler should miss this trip!
The Best Itinerary
We offer relaxing 10-day cruises aboard the finest traditional gulets—the ideal (and perfectly heavenly) way to experience this incredible coast. The wonders of Istanbul, glorious Ephesus, dramatic Xanthos and Termessos, plus snorkeling above ruins long buried by the sea and hikes along farmland and village trails—this trip has it all! Shorter cruises miss the best sites.
The private yachts we charter are traditional wooden motor-sailers called gulets, especially designed for cruising this beautiful coastline. They are typically 90 feet in length with a 21-foot beam, twin masted, and feature mahogany interiors and teak hulls and decks with plenty of space to stretch out and relax. Six double cabins each feature a private toilet and shower (single cabins are available). Fresh, creative, and sumptuous cuisine prepared by onboard chefs is served al fresco on deck, and all your meals are included. A crew of four provides first-rate service.
Phenomenal Trip Leaders
Our personable Turkish Trip Leaders are passionate about their country—the archaeology, natural history, culture, and current events—and love sharing it all with our travelers. They are adept at bringing ancient realms to life as well as fostering an appreciation of Turkey’s contemporary culture.
We have more than two decades of experience perfecting the Turquoise Coast cruise, and we’ve honed this journey to utter perfection. Read our Client Comments to see what our travelers have to say about this trip.
Small, Intimate Groups
With a maximum of just 12 trip members, you’re ensured of a fun, personalized experience.
Significant Currency Discount Available for this Trip!
The US Dollar has strengthened dramatically against the Euro, and we want to pass the savings on to you! The amount of the discount will be calculated on the day you sign up, and will be locked in at that rate, no matter how many months away your trip dates are. Call or email us to find out today’s discount, or with any questions you may have. This is the year to visit Europe—Call soon! The US Dollar may not maintain this level of strength for long.
This was truly a magical adventure. The visit to the rug weaving school, tea with the goatherder’s family, and lunch with an extended family high in the mountains were amazing experiences. We visited many wonderful villages, markets, restaurants, and shops as well as ancient ruins. I felt I was really getting a taste of the culture and the history of the region.Claire G., Seattle, WA
We offer a Private Journey with a 5-night cruise—ideal for groups of 7 people or fewer. Our 11-day itinerary includes Istanbul, Ephesus, and the cave churches, villages, and surreal landscapes of Cappadocia, as well as amazing archaeological sites along the Turquoise Coast. From $5395.
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Turkey Private Journey