If you are pushed for time then the shorter Blue Cruise for 3 days and 2 nights departing Fethiye is your best choice to still get to see the stunning Turquoise Coastline. Travelling on a standard gulet, you will cruise onto Demre and depart the boat after the third day so you will still be able to enjoy the best of the ancient sights and sights, swimming and snorkelling.
You leave Fethiye to cruise on to Butterfly Valley. Here you will be given the chance to take a hike in the valley or you may choose to just stay and enjoy the vivid blue ocean around you. It will then be time to cruise past Oludeniz, which is Europe’s most photographed beach, before you anchor on the backside of the Blue Lagoon. That evening you spend the night at St Nicholas Island, where you have time to go and explore the ruins before the sunset. The following few days you get to enjoy the fishing village of Kas and the ancient sites of the Kekova region. Before you depart the gulet you will get to visit the Sunken City of Kekova and visit the ruins of Simena Castle. Whilst on board you will be offered the chance to undertake some optional activities of paragliding and diving.
This amazing blue cruise is undertaken on a traditional Turkish gulet. The gulet will offer each twin share or couple their own private cabin whilst other solo travellers will share together. All cabins come with private bathroom and there is plenty of room to store your bags. The standard gulet will have lounge areas for you to chill out and fully relax. At the end of the third day you will depart from your amazing blue cruise in Demre. The 3 day Fethiye to Demre gullet cruise is slightly shorter version of Fethiye to Olympos blue cruise, perfect for those short on time. Because of the coastline, this is one of the most popular Gulet cruise in Turkey.
Day 1 : Fethiye to St Nicholas Island
Lunch and Dinner Included
The first day of your cruise you will meet at the Our Fethiye office at 09:00 for check-in and given information if you require directions our staff are able to aid. Following check-in, we will board the gulet for a short briefing. The gulet will then depart Fethiye harbour and cruise to the first stop, Butterfly Valley. Time for some swimming, lunch and an optional hike up to the waterfall. Butterfly Valley is known to be home to more than 136 different types of moths and butterflies, however, in the hotter days, they can be difficult to spot.
Optional Activity: Paragliding Blue Lagoon
The next stop is the most photographed beach in the world - Oludeniz (Blue Lagoon). Here there is the option to go paragliding. This involves taking off from Babadag Mountain, 2000 metres high and fly over the Blue Lagoon and Oludeniz. This is the best spot in Europe and probably the world for paragliding and will offer you the most spectacular views! We recommend pre-booking this activity either online for special rates or with our friendly office crew. However, if you decide whilst here that this is the activity for you, please let your captain know.
Tonight the gulet will anchor down at St Nicholas Island, where you will have time to walk up through the ruins covering the island and sit and enjoy the sunset.
Day 2 : St Nicholas Island to Kas
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included
Today our guests will wake up just outside of Kalkan in the beautiful Aquarium Bay for a morning swim and breakfast.
We then cruise onto Kas, a small fishing village with a cafe culture home to great cafes, beer gardens and restaurants. It also has some of the best shopping in the area, especially unique jewellery. You will have plenty of time to explore these shops, cafes and even the town's ancient theatre.
Optional Activity: Diving
At this stop, there is also the option to do scuba diving. It is the best place in southern Turkey to dive. For those without a license, you can do an introduction dive or certified divers can view everything from caves or even a wreck. We recommend pre-booking this optional activity online before your cruise to receive special discounted rates and also to guarantee your dive . Tonight is spent in a secluded bay between Kas and Kekova.
Day 3 : Kas to Demre
Breakfast and Lunch Included
Today, following breakfast we will cruise onto the Sunken City, an ancient town destroyed by an earthquake in the second century. This dates back 2000 years to the Lycian period. We will cruise parallel to this protected World Heritage site nice and slowly. There is, however, no swimming, diving or snorkelling allowed in this area as it isa protected sight.
Afterwards the gulet will anchor down near Kekova to visit Simena Castle and the rest of the island. Walking to the top of Simena Castle provides a magical view over the bay. In the afternoon you will be transferred to Demre Harbour where your cruise ends.
Our ground crew member will then transfer you by car to Demre Bus Station where you can make your own way onto your next destination. There are regular buses onto both Olympos, Antalya and Fethiye from this bus station.
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.
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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.
IMPORTANT NOTICE All efforts are made to follow this itinerary, however in cases of poor weather and/or sea conditions, this schedule may change. This is at the Captain's discretion. Our passenger's safety is our number one priority. This could include daily destinations as well as overnight stops. If these situations arise, all efforts will be made to consult customers on the alternative options. No money will be refunded.
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 Our 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.