8 days unique coastal cruise and cultural trip
Coastal luxury cruise on the MS Grand Admiral
Look forward to a very special cruise aboard the MS GRAND ADMIRAL ** (or equivalent yacht).
Enjoy the romantic experience of the traditional boat combined with luxury amenities to ensure passengers a modern comfort. With the turquoise sea, the bright sky and the beautiful Taurus mountains as a backdrop, you‘ll get an unforgettable trip on the magnificent three-mats MS GRAND ADMIRAL **. This trip combines the pleasures of nature and those of culture.
The 3 mats Grand Admiral (inaugural trip in May 2006) has a length of 67 meters and 9 meters wide. It is built in solid teak. With Its refined and elegant interior, it offers a lot of comfort and conviviality.
It has a lounge of 150 m2 in a marine style with a large bar serving both restaurant and lounge. In addition, it has a cozy little lounge in Ottoman style. On the upper deck you can relax on the mattresses and the front deck is equipped with chairs and teak tables for meetings. it has 220 V power supply (during the day). The navigation is usually done with the engine and not sailing on this trip.
Cabins: 18 double cabins are equipped with a double bed, wardrobe, air conditioning (generator a few hours a day / in the port and the night from 23:00 to 8:00 to reduce noise.) And a private bathroom with WC and shower, hairdryer. No extra bed.
For hygiene reasons, you must bring your own towels.
Meals: Full board without drinks
Full board: breakfast, lunch and dinner on board (the cruise will start with dinner on the day of arrival and will end with the breakfast on the day of departure. It is forbidden to bring drinks from outside)
Drinks on board and participation in optional excursions will be paid in cash and euros. The credit card is not accepted (The optional excursions are sold by Admiral Yatcilik)
Day 1: Arrival
Flight to Antalya. You will be met at the airport by an English-speaking travel guide. Afterwards we drive by bus along the Taurus Mountains to Fethiye. At the port, we go aboard MS Grand Admiral (or ship Admiral). We are being welcomed and have dinner aboard ship. Overnight at the harbor (in case of arrival after 10:00 PM a cold snack is served).
Day 2: Tersane Bay - Batik Hamam Bay
After breakfast, we sail out to the Tersane Bay, where we cast anchor to eat lunch and swim in the clear water. Tersane means “shipyard” and alludes to the island’s earlier Greek inhabitants, who were ship builders. The ship building tradition on Tersane hales all the way back to the Byzantine period. Afterwards we go on towards the Batik Hamam Bay, where we can see the ruins of a half-sunk Roman bath. It is said that it was Cleopatra who had built it. The water here is incredibly clear, so naturally we take a swim-- or go snorkeling. Dinner and overnight on board.
Day 3: Batik Hamam Bay - Manastir Bay - Bedri Rahmi Bay
After breakfast, we sail to Manastir Bay, where we drop anchor to eat lunch. In the afternoon we sail further to Bedri Rahmi Bay. The bay is named after the famous Turkish painter and writer, Bedri Rahmi Eyuboglu. He and his friends were the first ones, on their sailing trips, to explore Turkey’s wonderful coast line. On one of these trips in l973, he painted a fish on a cliff behind a well and since then the bay has been named after him. Dinner and overnight on board.
Day 4: Bedri Rahmi Bay - Gocek
We sail to Gocek, where we cast anchor in a bay close to the harbor to have breakfast. Afterwards you have the chance to visit the charming fishing village Dalyan in the middle of a reedy turtle beach, where the Caretta sea turtles lay their eggs, and also the ancient city of Kaunos, as well as taking mud bath in one of the hot pools in the area (optional). Dinner and overnight in a bay on board.
Day 5: Gocek - Yassica Islands - Fethiye
After breakfast we set our course for the Yassica Islands,
where we can relax on the ship in the lovely surroundings or take a swim in the sea. After breakfast we are ready for the final stage, and in the afternoon we went our way back to our starting point, the harbor in Fethiye. Here you have an opportunity to visit Fethiye’s old city and go for a walk along the beach. Dinner and overnight on board.
Day 6: Back to Antalya
We leave the ship after breakfast and drive from Fethiye back to Antalya over a beautiful mountainous region. Today we go first toward Tavas, where we visit a typical carpet village at around 1200 m. You walk around and see different looms and dye containers, where the traditional Turkish carpet craftsmen are at work. You get a chance to see how wool and silk are spun, dyed, and knotted and how the world famous Turkish carpets are made. You will be fascinated by the finished carpets’ incredible design and color combinations while at the same time getting a glimpse of typical country village living. Afterwards we go further to the Turkish Riviera. Overnight, including breakfast in Antalya vicinity (2 nights).
Day 7: Antalya
After breakfast we go to the Antalya Archeological Museum in Konyaalti (Antalya), this is one of the biggest and most important museums in Turkey. With its 13 display halls and an open air gallery, it covers an area of 7,000 sq. m. In all, there are around 5,000 works of art displayed. Besides these, the museum houses 25,000 - 30,000 artifacts which are not on display. At the Antalya Museum, among other things, are displayed many works that showcase the various Anatolian regions. Today there will also be opportunity buy tax free at a jewelry and leather store. In the late afternoon we drive back to the hotel.
Day 8: Departure
Travel home from Antalya Airport.
We reserve the right to adjust the sailing route according to the weather. The captain always has the final word with regard to adjustment in the program.
Minimum number of participants: 30
- International flights
- All transfers
- 2 nights in 4 stars hotel (local norm) in double standard room with bath or shower room, WC, air conditioning
- 2 breakfasts and 2 dinners at hotel
- English speaking guide in Antalya
- On board:
• 5 nights in luxury cabins
• Double cabins with shower, WC, air conditioning (some hours)
• Full board (from evening arrival to Morning departure on boat)
Services not included
- All expenses for personal needs such as drinks, phone, extra meals, insurance…
- Single Supplement