Peter Sommer Travels is the world’s leading Cultural Gulet Cruise company. If you’re looking for a truly relaxing and invigorating holiday, discovering the ancient and historic sites of a range of countries in the Mediterranean, personally escorted by specialist guides, an expert-led gulet cruise will be perfect for you.
Expert-led Gulet Holidays
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.
Life Aboard a Traditional Turkish Gulet
Our superb range of vessels have 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 motor to keep to schedule under glorious sail when weather and time permits. There are plenty of opportunities for swimming, snorkeling, 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 on-board 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.
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 with a one week trip from £2,495 per person. Greece costs a little more and Croatia a little more again.
In addition to our scheduled gulet cruises, we also arrange private trips for groups, large and small. 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? We can customise a gulet charter just for you.
Getting In Touch
Peter created, organised and led his first ever cultural gulet cruise in 1996. We will be delighted to use our experience and knowledge to help and create the perfect gulet voyage for you. Please get in touch.
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