The Fethiye to Olympos Blue Cruise that takes 4 days and 3 nights to cruise down to Olympos, is the most popular route along the Turquoise Coastline*. Travelling on a Turkish gulet, this blue cruise has something for everyone. From the ancient cities and sights to crystal clear waters for swimming and snorkeling.
You depart Fethiye to cruise on for Butterfly Valley where you can take the time to hike in the valley or just enjoy the vivid blue ocean for your first swim. You then cruise past Europe’s most photographed beach, Oludeniz, anchoring on the back of the Blue Lagoon. That afternoon you anchor at St Nicholas Island, where you can explore the ruins before catching the sunset. Kas and the Kekova region will be explored over the next few days. You will be taken past the famous Sunken City of Kekova, have time to go shopping in Kas and visit the ruins of Simena Castle. Throughout your blue cruise you will be offered the chance to undertake some optional activities of paragliding and diving, you will get the chance to relax and swim in some stunning bays, whilst the whole time enjoying a plentiful of Turkish dishes and hospitality.
When you board your Blue Cruise, you will be cruising along on a standard Turkish gulet. These gulets are now to a very high standard and all the cabins come with private ensuite bathroom. The gulet will be equipped with sunbeds, shaded area and some water toys are usually on board with snorkeling gear. The cabin options on the gulet could be twin, double or triple depending on the yacht layout. You will depart your gulet cruise in Ucagiz Village Harbor where you will then be transferred to Olympos as part of your Blue Cruise adventure. Fethiye to Olympos gulet cruise is the most popular gulet cruise in Turkey because of the variety of highlight destination of sites which this coastline includes. The coastline keep relics from the ancient Lycians, Romans, Ottoman and Greeks.
Lycia in Turkey is an ancient region in Turkey famous for the Lycian Way which is a hiking track that stretches for 500 miles from Oludeniz to Antalya. Lycia derives from ancient Greece and was once a thriving civilization of the Mediterranean. There are many extraordinary beaches that are scattered along this coastal hiking route. One such beach is Patara beach in Lycia which is a highlight of the cruise.
Day 1 : Fethiye to St Nicholas Island
Lunch and Dinner Included
Today you will begin your cruise with check-in at the TravelShopTurkey office at the Fethiye harbour at 09:00 am, here you will be given information before boarding the gulet where you will be given a brief about your cruise. We will depart Fethiye harbour and cruise to Butterfly Valley for swimming, lunch and an optional hike up to the waterfall. Butterfly Valley is known to be the home to over 136 different types of butterflies and moths, however in the summer months difficult to spot. Afterwards, we will visit Oludeniz beach, Europe’s most photographed beach and one of the best sites in the world to paraglide. Tonight we will anchor at St. Nicholas Island, we arrive in time to walk up through the island's ruins and witness the amazing sunset.
Day 2 : St Nicholas Island to Kas
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included
Today we cruise to Kalkan (Aquarium Bay) for breakfast and swimming. This is a fantastic spot to put on the goggles, do some snorkelling and make the most of the crystal clear waters. We will then cruise onto Kas, a small fishing village with a charming little harbour, to enjoy lunch on the boat. We will spend the night in one of the secluded bays between Kas and Kekova.
Day 3 : Kas to Gokkaya Bay
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included
Today after breakfast we will cruise to the area of Kekova. First, on the list, we will discover the Sunken City, an ancient town dating back 2000 years to the Lycian period and destroyed by an earthquake. We will cruise over this protected World Heritage site, however, no swimming, diving or snorkelling is allowed in this area. We will then cross to Simena Castle where you can walk to the top and witness a magical view over the bay, taking in the underwater Lycian Tombs and the Sunken City. Overnight in Gokkaya Bay.
Day 4 : Gokkaya Bay to Olympos
Breakfast and Lunch Included
On your last day, you can enjoy a lazy start, resting off any sore heads from partying until the wee hours. After breakfast, you will head to Ucagiz Village Harbour. Lunch is not included on the last day. There will then be a free transfer to the treehouse of your choice in Olympos (2-hour drive). Or, if you're planning to travel onto other locations, you'll be dropped off at Demre bus station (10-minute drive) where you can catch a local bus. Buses to Antalya depart every 30 minutes, buses to Kas or Fethiye depart every hour and no need to (can't) book pre-book these buses.
TRAVELSHOP TURKEY NEW TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
We would like to offer you our updated cancellation policies due to Corona Virus issue.
TravelShop Turkey and Murti’s Tour; cares for the well-being of its guests and its partners very much. As a company, we keep guests’ satisfaction, health & wealth as our priority.
In order to pre-book your tours and benefit from your bookings until the last day, we have made some alterations to ease the process. As a result of this process, you will save time and money and no risk taken when you book to travel with us.
BOOKING PAYMENT CONDITIONS:
TravelShop Turkey and Murti’s Tour; makes it easy to book the tours with an advanced payment of only 25% with the rest of 75% payable on arrival. You can cancel your new bookings anytime until 15 May 2020 up to 2 working days prior to your departure. If you will prefer to make bank transfer for the remaining balance of 75%, you need to make sure that it is received by our side by the tour start date. If through a credit card, you can always make the payment our online service only to be withdrawn by the tours start date.
TravelShop Turkey and Murti’s Tour; will not apply any penalties to you if you cancel before 2 working days of tour departure date until 15 May 2020, your deposit of 25% to be refunded. This way, our guests will be on the safe side and will not worry about penalties. In case that you have informed us of your arrival/departure flight details and received related confirmations for accommodation and tour programs, yet haven’t showed up for the tour, 25% deposit to be non-refundable. With the exception of ready-made packages, if you require different accommodation venues like any international brand name hotels, your tours would fall under “customized/tailor-made tours” category and hotels’ regulations to be applicable and to be announced within the itinerary. Our aim is not to charge guests’ for a penalty and care for the benefit of the guests that we will comply from here on end.
DOMESTIC FLIGHT PAYMENTS AND CANCELLATIONS:
As we strive to refund our guests fully, we haven’t included our domestic flights. Each domestic flight has its own set of regulations applicable. Therefore, to cover you and keep from a no-show penalties, we will provide our tours without the calculation of domestic flights. Domestic flight price for adult travelers is approximately Euros: 50,00 for one way and for under 2 years old, approximately Euros: 20,00 as an insurance policy. When your booking is ascertained, we will require flight ticket price in full. If cancelled, we will comply by Airline Company’s cancellation policy. This way, we would be able to ease the process and provide a comfortable and worry-free travel.
WE TRULY APPRECIATE YOUR COOPERATION
We would like to again underline that our purpose is to cover you from any harm due to this virus issue and help as best we can. You may direct this information to your guests with a comfort and the fact that no loss on their part that, this may help you to travel to Turkey as a popular destination that TravelShop Turkey caters for. TravelShop Turkey has over 1.000 tours in 30 different categories that you can book and purchase with a comfort and confidence as no cancellation fees will be deducted from you.
Please let us know in case of any further assistance required by yourselves that we are willing to help in every way that we can.
P.S. Besides from the Updated Terms & Conditions, Cancellation Procedures and Domestic Flights Regulations as listed above, all current terms and conditions on the itineraries still valid and applicable respectively.
RESTRICTIONS- Children of 6 and under are not allowed on this cabin cruise. Ages 7 to 10 years old are charged at 50% of the full cruise rate if staying in their parent/guardian’s cabin. If there is more than one child, the first child is charged 50% and every child after at full price. Ages 11+ charged at full cruise price.
Bringing your drinks is not allowed on this cruise. - Your cabin charter is a non-guided tour. There is no local guide on board providing information on the sites and locations. - All efforts will be made to follow this itinerary, however, in cases of poor weather and/or sea conditions, this schedule may change. This could include altered daily plans and overnight stops. In these situations all efforts will be made to consult customers on alternative options, no money will be refunded.
Pickups and Meeting Point Departing from Fethiye: There are no Hotel pick-ups available. You will need to meet at Our Office at 09.00 AM. Please visit 'Location & Contact page' for TravelShopTurkey office location.
Departing from Kas: There is no Hotel pick up available. You will receive the meeting poing details on your e-ticket.
Departing from Olympos: Pick up is available from Olympos Hotels. Pick up is not provided from Cirali or Antalya.
Departing from Demre: Meeting time is at noon at Demre Bus station. Transfers are available for an additional cost, please contact us if you want to book transfers.