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Gulet Cruise & Private Charter

Peter Sommer Travels is the world's leading Cultural Gulet Cruise & Charter company. If you’re looking for a truly relaxing, cultural and invigorating holiday, a scheduled expert-led gulet cruise or private gulet trip will be perfect for you. See below to view all our available scheduled gulet cruise tours in Croatia, Greece and Turkey.

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Average rating 5 out of 5 from 764 reviews for Gulet Cruise & Private Charter, according to AITO reviews.

Take a Gulet Cruise in Turkey, Croatia & Greece

We offer the finest gulet cruises with a cultural theme. Enjoy total relaxation, beautiful food, and superb swimming as well as archaeological, hiking or gastronomic adventures. We have a wide range of itineraries, from the Dodecanese Islands to the Cyclades in Greece, from Split to Dubrovnik along the Dalmatian Coast of Croatia and in Turkey from Kuşadasi in the Aegean to Antalya on the Mediterranean coast.

There was a perfect balance between exploring the ruins and time for relaxation (snorkelling, kayaking, swimming, or lounging on the deck). Our archaeologist was extremely knowledgeable and a wonderful storyteller. He really made the history come alive. Our chef was creative and inspired and offered a wonderful variety of dishes which were rarely repeated. The gulet cruise in Turkey was absolutely beautiful with a skilled and friendly crew. An excellent rating for my experience with Peter Sommer Travels does not seem high enough.
Robert Allen


Our superb range of gulet vessels has been carefully selected to ensure both comfort and quality. Every gulet is hand-crafted in Turkey and can host groups from 2 to 22 people. On most of our trips, we cruise for an average of 3-4 hours a day, generally by motor to keep to schedule under glorious sail when weather and time permits.

Private Gulet Charter Trips

Alongside our scheduled trips, we offer expert-led gulet charters for private groups, large or small. We are happy to assist with any logistics you might require. We provide you with an expert guide and all logistical support and can tailor the itinerary to your wishes. What could be finer than exploring the Mediterranean with your family or some friends? To find out more about our private gulet charter trips, click here.

What is the Cost of a Gulet Cruise?

Our prices vary according to the destination and the duration of the cruise. Typically Turkey is the least expensive location, Greece costs a little more and Croatia a little more again. Browse our gulet cruise schedule below to find out more. You can also find out what's included in the cost here.

Life Aboard a Traditional Turkish Gulet

Our superb range of vessels has been carefully selected to ensure both comfort and the quality that you would expect. Every gulet is hand-crafted in Turkey and can host groups from 2 to 22 people. On most of our trips, we cruise for an average of three hours a day, generally by a motor to keep to schedule under glorious sail when weather and time permits. There are plenty of opportunities for swimming, snorkelling, and kayaking.

Service on a gulet holiday is a prime consideration and we boast experienced captains and excellent cooks to make your adventure simply unforgettable. All food is prepared in the boat’s galley by the onboard cook, who conjures up a variety of fresh local delicacies.

Breakfast typically consists of bread, tomatoes, olives, cheese, eggs, yoghurt, cereals, fruit and honey. Lunch and dinner are usually one or two main courses, accompanied by salads and tasty side dishes, followed by fruit. Local wines are stocked on board, along with a range of spirits, beers, soft drinks and fruit juices.

The History of Gulets

The word ’gulet‘ (Turkish gulet – aka gulette or gullet) is said to derive from the French goulette, or schooner. These two-masted wooden vessels, usually made from local pine, were long used for transport and fishing along the southern coasts of Turkey. Typically designed with a sharp bow, broad beam and rounded aft, these days they are designed and fitted with comfort and not trade in mind.

Booking a Gulet Cruise or Charter with Peter Sommer Travels

Peter Sommer created, organised and led his first-ever cultural gulet cruise in 1996. If you’d like to know more about our gulet cruise schedule, browse our tours below or view our online travel brochure. Or if you're interested in a private gulet charter, please get in touch. We’ll be delighted to help.

Gulet Cruise in Croatia - 2024

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Croatia Cruising the Dalmatian Coast: from Šibenik to Zadar

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Croatia Cruising the Dalmatian Coast: from Split to Dubrovnik

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Croatia Walking and Cruising Southern Dalmatia

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Croatia A Gastronomic Gulet Cruise in Croatia

Gulet Cruise in Greece - 2024

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Greece Cruising the Aegean: From Kos to Patmos

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Greece Cruising to the Cyclades

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Greece Cruising to the Cyclades

Gulet Cruise in Greece - 2025

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Greece Cruising the Dodecanese

Gulet Cruise in Turkey - 2024

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Turkey Cruising the Carian Coast - from Mediterranean to Aegean

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Turkey Cruising the Lycian Shore

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Turkey Cruising to Ephesus

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Turkey Cruising to Ephesus

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Turkey A Gastronomic Gulet Cruise in Turkey

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Turkey Cruising Western Lycia

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Turkey Walking and Cruising the Carian Coast

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Turkey Walking and Cruising the Lycian Shore

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Turkey Walking and Cruising Western Lycia

Gulet Cruise in Turkey - 2025

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Turkey Walking and Cruising Western Lycia

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Turkey Cruising the Lycian Shore

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Turkey Cruising to Ephesus

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Turkey A Gastronomic Gulet Cruise in Turkey

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Turkey Cruising the Carian Coast - from Mediterranean to Aegean

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Turkey Cruising to Ephesus

Accreditations

AITO Tour Operator of the Year 2015 Gold Award AITO Tour Operator of the Year 2017 Gold Award AITO Tour Operator of the Year 2018 Silver Award AITO Tour Operator of the Year 2019 Silver Award Best Travel Company for Arts and Culture Holidays Silver British Travel Award 2022 Member of AITO The Specialist Travel Association Member of ABTA the Association of British Travel Agents Member of ASTA The American Society of Travel Advisors Member of ABTOI the Association of British Travel Organisers to Italy

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