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Cathy Winston
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Gulet cruising in the Med

Cathy's verdict:

What better way to see the beautiful Turkish coastline than from the water in a traditional gulet? With 8 cabins exclusively for singles, all meals included and the chance to snorkel in secluded bays or enjoy the nightlife after anchoring up, these trips departing from Fethiye, Bodrum and Kemer are the perfect escape.

Recommended tour operator: Friendship Travel

Friendship Travel says

We can’t imagine a more relaxing week than chilling out on board one of our traditional gulets, cruising around the coast of coast of Turkey with stops en route in picturesque bays, pretty harbours and charming fishing villages.

  • house party atmosphere
  • relaxing cruise
  • singles only

We have selected a fleet of beautiful gulets, each with eight en-suite guest cabins with a twin or double bed for solo occupancy.

You’ll find plenty of deck space (these vessels are built to accommodate 16) with comfortable cushions and sunbeds and there’s nothing as special as dining al fresco each day. All meals on board are included in the price and are prepared by the crew using delicious local produce.

On board, you’ll find snorkelling equipment and a canoe if you want to be a bit more active and, of course, you are surrounded throughout by nature’s azure swimming pool – the beautiful Aegean Sea.

These unique holidays also give you the chance to explore those harder-to-reach islands and coves, swim in pristine bays and enjoy low-key nightlife in the various harbours, where we moor up each evening. You can be as social as you wish.

Add on a week in one of our hotels for a fortnight’s holiday with a difference. Whichever option you choose, you will enjoy the company of like-minded solo travellers of all ages and be safe in the knowledge that there is a Friendship host on hand throughout.

We don’t have age-specific departures but the ages are generally between 35 and 65 years (the minimum is 25 years with no upper limit). You can choose from three departure points – Bodrum, Fethiye (Dalaman airport) and Kemer (Antalya airport) with plenty of flights from the UK’s regional airports.

Find out more about our gulet holidays and other cruise holiday options.

Established in 1999, Friendship Travel is a bonded company with an ATOL licence offering full financial protection.

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