A Gastronomic Gulet Cruise
‘This cruise reminded me why I travel in the first place’ - The Globe and Mail, Canada’s leading national newspaper. Read the full feature by a leading travel writer who was on our Gastronomic Gulet Cruise in Turkey in Sept 2013 - Globe and Mail travel article.
One of the top 10 food and drink holidays in Turkey for 2015’ - The Telegraph (UK)
Rated One of ‘The World’s Tastiest Cruises’ - The Sunday Times (UK)
So many of our guests have raved about the food served on our gulet cruises in Turkey and asked for recipes, that we decided to create a trip with an even more gastronomic flavour.
Not only will you enjoy all the usual dishes served up by the onboard cook, on this trip you will see demonstrations in small traditional restaurants and get involved in the cooking, conjuring up some of the excellent Turkish dishes you’ll eat. You’ll cook with local Turkish people and prepare regional delicacies.
This is a journey to treat your taste buds, a voyage of discovery through Turkish Mediterranean cuisine. But you won’t miss out on the history. Your expert guide, Serdar, is an archaeologist who has been excavating in Turkey for many years. He also happens to be a foodie, a man with a great passion for Turkish cuisine. He will lead you on a culinary and cultural adventure through one of the least developed and most stunning areas of natural beauty in Turkey.
You’ll explore some of Turkey’s most impressive ancient sites, including monumental wonders like Kaunos (where Serdar has been excavating for more than 30 years) with its exquisite rock-cut temple tombs, and beautifully preserved Knidos, a stunning marbled city arranged around a double harbour. You’ll also enjoy some wonderful walks in magnificent scenery and visit ancient towns like Lydae, set in remote and beautiful locations, which remain as yet completely unexcavated.