In addition to our scheduled gulet holidays we specialise in expert-led gulet charters. You can choose a gulet trip just like one of our scheduled tours, with the opportunity to explore the ancient sites of Greece, Italy or Turkey. We create gulet charters to order – your own tailor-made cruise (including airport transfers, entrance fees, transport to sites, food etc. – virtually everything) in Turkey, Greece and Italy escorted by one of our expert guides and specialists. They will bring the region’s culture and history vividly to life and also ensure everything runs smoothly so you can relax and enjoy the experience completely.
“We were a group of nine (six adults and three pre-teens) who just spent the most amazing 7 days on a gulet visiting the Carian Coast in Turkey. The trip included something for everyone and was amazingly tailored to satisfy the wishes and desires of everyone in our party. We are looking forward to our next opportunity to sail/tour with Peter Sommer Travels.” Ann White, London, UK
Cost of a Private Expert-Led Gulet Charter
Each expert-led private charter is tailor-made specifically for you, and is created from a great variety of options and add-ons. The price of such a charter can therefore vary greatly depending on your precise desires and requirements. As such, the following is only a general guide, but it will give you some idea of the price range involved.
In 2018, the price for a 1-week cruise on one of our scheduled expert-led gulet tours:
– in Croatia is £3,495 per person
– in Greece is £2,775 per person
– in Italy is £3,650 per person
Generally speaking the larger the group the less expensive a gulet charter becomes per person. The cost for a party of eight people or more is normally slightly less than our scheduled tour prices. If you have a party of 12 or more you’ll start to see substantial discounts on our scheduled tour prices per person.
This price includes: full board accommodation on the gulet, the services of a specialist guide and a local guide who will accompany you throughout the trip, entrance fees, site transfers, airport transfers, gratuities on land, harbour fees, crew services, fuel, all mineral water, teas and coffees, wine with dinner.
This price doesn’t include: flights, airport taxes, visas, travel insurance and on-board gratuities (we recommend £8 per guest per day). There is a reasonably priced bar on board.
Turkish gulets large or small
All the gulets we use for charter have been hand-crafted in Turkey. A private gulet charter can be arranged for couples or small parties looking to charter a boat with just a few cabins, or for much larger groups of travellers looking to charter a gulet with up to a maximum of 12 cabins.
Crewed yacht charter
We do not offer bare boat charters or cabin charters without an expert-guide. All the gulets we work with are fully crewed, with a captain and cook, and additional deck hands depending on the size of the boat. All you need to do is lie back, gaze at the horizon, and relax.
The Gulet Chartering Season
We offer gulets for charter from April until the end of October. Please bear in mind that the price of a gulet charter differs significantly between the low season, spring and October, and high summer – August is the most expensive, followed by July, September and June.
Cruising in Greece, Italy, Turkey or Croatia
As well as the sheer pleasure of being onboard a gulet, there is so much you can do as you cruise upon the Mediterranean, should you wish to do more than just relax. If you are interested in a private charter, do please get in touch. We’ll be delighted to help.
“We experienced one of the most restful, interesting and fun trips ever and it was educational, enriched by our expert guide and archaeologist Serdar. The Turkish gulet was 5 star accommodation, with amazing meals and the most attentive and caring staff. Thank you all. What a memorable trip for us.” Janet Cheetham and Gerard Palmer, South Australia
If you would like to know more about a private gulet charter in Greece, Italy, or Turkey you can watch one of our videos Click here.
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