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Cruising to Ephesus

Sat Aug 30 - Sat Sep 6, 2014


£2,125 per person

Sing Supp £580

Tour Guide: Prof. Julian Bennett

Tour Price includes:
Full board accomm on gulet
Airport transfers on first and last day of tour
All crew services on gulet
Entrance fees & tips on land
Archaeological excursions
WiFi on our scheduled gulet cruises (when coverage permits)


It really was a wonderful holiday; the perfect combination of culture and relaxation. Swimming in secluded bays, excellent food and good company. What more could one ask for? Everyone looked after us so well and we came back refreshed and relaxed and much better informed.”
Simon Tompsett & Alison Ledgerwood, Middlesex, UK

“Fabulous food, great crew, beautiful boat, wonderful guides, fun guests, truly the trip of a lifetime.”
Lawrence and Brenda Johnson, Switzerland

“excellent, excellent, excellent - so knowledgeable, so much enthusiasm, and such fun. Brought the history to exciting life. I can’t imagine a better guide.”
Monica Bloxam, London, UK

“We had a great time, the food was very tasty and the crew extremely friendly and helpful. All in all a wonderful experience of Turkish hospitality.”
Russel and Karen Bainbridge, Western Australia

“We had terrific food and extraordinary historic sites, we couldn’t have been happier”.
Peter Thompson, Hong Kong

Cruising to Ephesus

A glorious tour that includes the stunning ruins at Ephesus.

Beginning in Bodrum, ancient Halicarnassus, birthplace of Herodotus, this gulet cruise heads north to Ephesus one of the best preserved Roman cities in the Mediterranean. En route we visit some of the prettiest and most interesting sites in Turkey.

The highlights are plentiful: from the small harbour of Myndos, where Cassius harboured after murdering Julius Caesar, to Iasos, a wealthy ancient port, celebrated for its fish market and red marble. Today one can easily glimpse Iasos’ past vitality in the splendid ruins that litter the site - from the colonnaded agora to the Roman villa decked with mosaics.

Inland we’ll see two soaring temples, the elegant shrine to Zeus at Euromus, and the gargantuan oracular temple at Didyma. While at sea there are pretty rocky coves perfect for swimming, relaxing, and fine dining.

Our final destination is Ephesus, capital of Roman Asia. One of the very first cities in the world to have street lighting, the site is magnificent - marble streets, agoras, villas, a theatre for 28,000 and an extraordinary library.

This cultural tour is a perfect combination of magnificent sites, quiet coves, wondrous walks, breathtaking vistas and glorious swims.

To book your place, please contact our office.