Expert-Led Gulet Cruise Holidays
Peter Sommer Travels is the world's leading Cultural Gulet Cruise company. 2022 marks our 20th anniversary!
If you’re looking for a truly relaxing, cultural and invigorating holiday, an expert-led gulet cruise will be perfect for you. Click here to view all our available gulet cruises & charters in Croatia, Turkey and Greece.
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Gulet Cruises & Charters 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.
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.
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 was absolutely beautiful with a skilled and friendly crew. An excellent rating for my experience with Peter Sommer Travels does not seem high enough.
Private Gulet Charter Trips
We also arrange private gulet charters 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?
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 trips 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 cruises and charters please browse our tours below, view our online brochure or get in touch. We’ll be delighted to help.