Ten days of unique coastal cruise and cultural tour to the Aegean Sea and the Antalya Riviera
A special kind of blue voyage: you will experience one on board the M / S GRAND ADMIRAL ** (example)
Seafaring romantic atmosphere in its original form, only with luxurious equipment for passengers with modern demands. The turquoise sea, the wonderful sky and the wide Taurus Mountains form the perfect backdrop for an unforgettable journey on board the M / S GRAND ADMIRAL ** And where can you enjoy vacation, nature and culture more easily than on a three-masted luxury class? Let yourself be fascinated!
The three-masted Grand Admiral : it is unique in its kind; It is 67 meters long and 9 meters wide. It is made of exclusive, solid teak and offers a high level of comfort and well-being with cozy and exclusive interior design. The almost 150 square meter lounge in a maritime style with a large bar serves as both a restaurant and a lounge. There is also a small Ottoman style seating area. Comfortable sun mats on the roof invite you to sunbathe. The foredeck is furnished with teak chairs and tables for social gatherings. The technical equipment is state-of-the-art and, of course, the 220 volt power supply (during the day). We usually rely on engines and not sails.
Cabins : The 18 double cabins are equipped with a double bed, wardrobes, air conditioning (not in operation for a few hours a day / in the port and at night from 23:00 to 08:00. As the generator is due to the noise) * and a private bathroom with toilet and Shower cubicle, hairdryer. Extra beds are not available. For reasons of hygiene, we ask travelers to bring their own towels.
Board: Full board, it is not permitted to bring your own drinks on board
Additional Information : Drinks on board and participation in optional excursions must be paid for in cash (euros). It is not possible to use a credit or debit card. (Optional excursions are sold by the shipping company Admirals Yatcilik.)
Tersane Bay and Batik Hamam Bay
Batik Hamam Bay, Manastir Bay and Bedri Rahmi Bay
Bedri Rahmi Bay and Göcek
Gocek, the Yassica Islands and Fethiye
Fethiye to Pamukkale
Pamukkale – Tavas – Antalya
Day at leisure
Service on board
Day 1: Arrival
Arrival in Antalya Airport and transfer in comfortable coach to Fethiye port. (3 h). You will be welcomed on M / S Grand Admiral (or equivalent
sister ship) in the marina of Fethiye. Dinner and accommodation on board.
Day 2: Tersane Bay and Batik Hamam Bay
We cast off after breakfast. The trip continues to Tersane Bay, where we will drop anchor to swim and have lunch. Translated, Tersane means „shipyard“. The Greeks who previously lived on the island were shipbuilders. The shipbuilding traditions on Tersane go back to the Byzantine era. Then continue to Batik Hamam Bay, where the ruins of a semi-submerged Roman bath, according to legend, were built on the orders of Cleopatra. The water here is particularly clear and invites you to swim as well as snorkel. Dinner and accommodation on Board.
Day 3: Batik Hamam Bay, Manastir Bay and Bedri Rahmi Bay
After breakfast we will anchor and continue to Manastir Bay, where we will anchor for lunch. In the afternoon the drive goes to Bedri Rahmi Bay. Here we have dinner and anchor for the night. Bedri Rahmi Bay is named after the great Turkish writer and painter Bedri Rahmi Eyuboglu. He and his friends were the first „blue“ sailors in the country to discover the beautiful Lycian coast. On one of his trips in 1973 he painted a fish on a rock behind a well in the bay, and the bay has been named after him ever since. Dinner and accommodation on Board.
Day 4: Bedri Rahmi Bay and Göcek
At breakfast time we continue towards Göcek, where we anchor near the harbor. Here you can visit the place Dalyan (optional 100, - € per person), which lies in the middle of a reed labyrinth, the turtle beach Iztuzu (where the sea turtle lives) and the ancient place Kaunos. There is also the option of taking a mud bath in one of the area‘s hot springs. Dinner and overnight in one of the nearby bays.
Day 5: Gocek, the Yassica Islands and Fethiye
After breakfast we set course for the Yassica Islands, where you can relax, swim and enjoy the beautiful surroundings on board. After lunch we start the last stage and in the afternoon we can moor again in the port of Fethiye. There is an option to explore the old town of Fethiye and take a stroll along the long promenade. Dinner and accommodation on Board.
Day 6: Fethiye to Pamukkale
After breakfast, the luxury cruise along the coast on board the MS Grand Admiral ends and continues in a comfortable coach
The journey leads through the beautiful Taurus Mountains to the world-famous “cotton castle” Pamukkale - a name that makes every fan of Turkey run wild. Behind the name is a geological wonder of the extra class. The name means „cotton fortress“ and has its origin in the cotton-white appearance. The warm water has always flowed in cascades from one basin to the next. Over the course of several millennia, she has created rock information that takes everyone‘s breath away. In 1988 the stone information was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. * optional * visit to the ruins of the city of Hierapoli, which stretches across from the limestone terraces. In the Quellbadhotel you have the opportunity to take a relaxing spring bath. Bed and breakfast in the Denizli / Pamukkale region (1 night).
Day 7: Pamukkale – Tavas – Antalya
How the world famous Turkish carpets are made. You will be fascinated by the many pattern and color combinations of the finished carpets. At the same time you get a rare insight into the social life of village life. Then the journey continues to the Turkish Riviera. Overnight stay with breakfast in the Antalya region (3 nights).
Day 8: Antalya
Today we are going on a tour of this provincial capital. Antalya is called the pearl of the Mediterranean and is the largest city on the Turkish Riviera. A lively and atmospheric port city awaits you. You then have the opportunity to shop in a jewelry and leather shop with competent personal advice (duty and tax free)
Day 9: Day at leisure
Today you can enjoy the day in the hotel complex or ask the tour guide if there are any other optional excursions in the hotel area
Day 10: Journey home
After breakfast transfer to Antalya Airport and flight back to US.