Cruising Western Lycia - Family Tour
Open to Families and All
“I can’t think of anything to improve. This was a wonderful trip for our family, especially for our children. The Turkish people LOVE children, so having them with us allowed us to connect with Turks in a way we never could have as an adult couple.”
Jill Horwitz, California, USA
“Best family vacation by a mile. Everything was wonderful. The sites, the people, the food and the boat totally exceeded our expectations. Definitely did not want the week to end. Thank you!!”
Pat & Sam Bryden, Alberta, CAN
One of the best family holidays for 2013 - The Times, Sat Jan 19, 2013 (needs subscription).
This family tour in Turkey offers a marvellous mix of fantastic ancient sites, gorgeous landscapes and superb swimming opportunities. This newly announced trip is open to all, families and non-families alike.
Cruising Western Lycia explores a magnificent stretch of coastline behind which developed an extraordinary culture and a fiercely independent people - the Lycians.
Once a day we visit one of the ancient cities that adorn this timeless coast. We stroll along ancient roads lined with wild herbs, or through olive trees strewn with rock tombs.
We have the chance to snorkel over sunken harbours, and climb rocky fastnesses for unrivalled vistas. From mighty theatres to churches floored with mosaics, each site is an archaeological adventure, part of a historical puzzle that reveals a remarkable story of human civilisation.
Travelling aboard a beautiful Turkish gulet, every day there are plenty of opportunities to swim in the crystal waters of the Turquoise coast, or to kayak, or go for a hike.
Highlights include Xanthos, the great capital of ancient Lycia, whose great treasures caused an extraordinary stir when they were brought to the British Museum; and Gemiler, where a small town clings to the slopes of a rocky island. It blossomed for just a couple of centuries in Byzantine times, decked out with houses and resplendent with a processional way and five churches.