Meandering lazily along past the forest-clad mountains and exploring the multitude of hidden bays and inlets onboard a gulet is an unforgettable way of experiencing the real beauty of 'Hidden Turkey'.

These traditional Turkish gulets were originally used for fishing or cargo but nowadays they are custom-built twin-masted ketches designed for a somewhat different purpose. The majority of bays in this region are accessible only by sea and as such, you will be fortunate enough to have them completely to yourself. Many remnants of Turkey's rich heritage are to be found amongst these bays, with cultural sites scattered throughout the region and these cruises allow you to see a beautiful and culturally rich part of the world in a manner that few people are able to.

Exclusive Escapes operates two beautiful gulets along the Turkish coast. The Aleyna is 27m in length and has just 4 spacious master cabins. She offers high levels of onboard comfort, with large deck areas, corners of shade for an afternoon nap and an excellent crew who sail her with both skill and pride. Their other vessel is Seyhan Hanna, an exceptional new gulet offering unprecedented space being a huge 39m in length. Her attentive crew, hotel-style cabins, excellent food and variety of water-sports guarantee to make this a very special experience.

Both gulets provide a luxurious base from which to enjoy the stunning scenery and explore the heritage of this beautiful coastline. The hand-picked Captains and crew work hard to make sure your every need is catered for and the excellent service and a la carte menu ensure you are looked after to the highest level.

We would recommend combining a week onboard one of these luxury gulets with a week in a hotel selected from the Exclusive Escapes’ portfolio. Please contact us for ideas and suggestions.
Prices start from £900 per person for a one week trip including flights from Stansted, transfers, full board a la carte menu, complimentary fresh bottled water and a variety of water-sports, based on a minimum of 10 people sharing.
‘After two weeks of clear blue skies, warm seas and fresh local food we all fell in love with Turkey and felt there was genuine warmth to the hospitality here.’
The Churchill family
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