Have a great holiday with people you want
to spend time with. Choose the  the itinerary
which fits you and your activity perfectly.

Families - The school summer holidays are
a great time for families who often sharing
the boat with their extended family..
Walkers - We've created a very special
hiking holiday in the Spring and Autumn. .
Singers -  Singing in small quiet bays,
amongst ruins and of course on deck.
Painters - the incredible views and colours
of the sea and pine clad mountains are
waiting to be captured on canvas.
Photographers - the morning light and
sunsets make for some stunning
photography. A great place to improve your
photography skills - combine it with some
gentle walking to get the most from this trip.
Massage Groups  - absolute relaxation for
groups of friends who charter a gulet for
this private trip with our Turkish female
massage therapist.
Who Charters a Gulet
Bordered by four seas and with more than 8000 kilometres of beautiful coastline, Turkey is a treasure
chest of coves, inlets, bays, islands and secret beaches. Visiting Turkey is an experience of a lifetime. It is
a country renowned for its hospitality, culture, history and of course its natural beauty seen from the unique
position of the sea.

Sailing the Turkish Blue Cruise coast onboard a traditional, handcrafted gulet is one of the most
pleasurable pastimes imaginable; you'll swim and snorkel in warm, jewel coloured waters; feast on
lavish spreads prepared by the onboard chef and sleep peacefully at night anchored in small pretty bays.
Maybe you'll even decide to sleep under the stars with the sound of the sea gently lapping the side of the

Enjoy total relaxation and great food on your Blue Cruise as the Captain and crew take care of you.
Cruising for a few hours each day between small coves and bays surrounded by pine clad mountains, you
will have plenty of time for swimming in clear, turquoise waters.
Whether you choose to relax on any of our Blue Cruise routes from Marmaris, Bodrum, Fethiye or Gocek;  
be pampered on our Mind, Body and Soul cruise you're sure to love this wonderful holiday.
The leading operator of specialist cruises we have a great
reputation for creating trips of a lifetime for families,
friends and small independent tour operators.

There's no need to look further than Meridian Travels &
Yachting for the widest choice of gulet cruises. Simply
choose what type of relaxing holiday you want.

Whether you want to book just a cabin or charter a whole
boat for your holiday our friendly team takes care of every
detail and are waiting to take your booking.

Choose an active hiking holiday or a relaxing cruise with
your family and friends where you just watch the world go

We look forward to seeing you soon!
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The Lycian coast of Turkey is a
region of honey bees, sure-footed
turquoise sea.

The ancient Lycians mentioned in
Homer's Iliad sailed into sandy
bays that are still only accessible
by sea.
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Thank you for another lovely holiday and yes we all really enjoyed ourselves.
Stephen told me he’d never wanted not to leave somewhere so much!! Quite
honestly there aren’t many holidays I’d want to repeat as much as I do with you but
each time is just a delight. I thought our little group gelled very well too and we all
got along effortlessly. Thank you for looking after us so well and I hope that your
current group are as appreciative as we all were!
Mary Humphries, UK on her 3rd trip 2017

Hiking and Cruising
The walking/sailing tour between Marmaris and Fethiye should be on everyone's
Turkish itinerary. It's a marvellous way to discover the history and natural beauty of
the Mediterranean Coast.
Anne from Meridian Travels provides a personalised and engaging week of
activities which could not be faulted. In some ways it's best not to know the full
itinerary but be surprised and delighted by the simple pleasures of discovery of new
places at a leisurely pace. We loved it and would recommend it to anyone visiting
Brian McGrath, Geelong, Australia

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A week of musicality with acoustic and electric
guitars together with drums and singing. Plenty
of coaching sessions for beginners and
improvers and even song writing exercises too.

There was still plenty of time for cruising,
swimming, snorkelling and eating great food

Come and join Thomas Binns
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Gulet cruise around the Gocek Islands onboard East Meets West
The Guitar Gulet
© Adil Bektas Yat Isletmesi
Gulet in a turquoise bay
for groups of families and friends
We've all seen the news reports about the plight of
refugees fleeing Syria. There are more than 3m who
have found temporary respite in Turkey and need help..

Living in Marmaris. we only see refugees on tv or
facebook and wondered what we could do to help when I
stumbled upon an organisation based in Kusadasi
(about 5 hours north of here by car) and run by Dianne
Jones. She set up L.I.L.Y some five years ago and has
galvanised people from around the world into knitting or
crocheting blankets and clothing.

Many of you have already been making a difference when
onboard East Meets by bringing donations of wool and
knitting or crocheting blankets and I thank you.

See how we help and look at what our lovely passengers
have been making whilst they've been cruising the
Surely there's no better way to explore the
beautiful beaches and coves of the
Turquoise coast than cruising and hiking.

We explore trails only accessible from the
sea, follow in the footsteps of Romans,
stumble upon ancient ruins and eat
fabulous food.
6 - 13 May 2019
23 - 30 September 2019
Singing is incredibly good fun; it's also a
great way to socialise and stay in the

Imagine singing amongst ancient ruins and
in coves of turquoise; relaxing in the shade
of pine and eucalyptus; feeling the warmth
of smooth, teak decks beneath your feet.

Come along and sing with your own choir or
try it out first on one of our many singing
cruise. They're filling fast
Pure indulgence.

Get closer to your health goals by joining
our Wellness and Massage cruise.

What could be more relaxing than listening
to the gentle lap of the sea against the boat
and birds in the trees whilst having a
massage by a talented, qualified female
When Anne Parry came along on one of our
singing and hiking tours she knew she had to
try to dance too.

Having been a circle dance tutor for many years
and having run several circle dance holidays
she was certain she could find a way of
incorporating circle dancing with gulet cruising.

Sometimes you'll dance on the back deck, in a
nomad's garden, on the back deck of the boat in
a small bay; you can be sure it will always in an
idyllic, peaceful spot.

Download the brochure
East Meets West isn't only the name of our
own gulet but sums up this tour beautifully.

Yoga sessions as the sun rises over the
minarets of Istanbul, the ancient ruins of
Ephesus and from behind pine clad
mountains reflected in turquoise seas.

Whether you're a beginner or more
experienced there's plenty fulfillment on this
unique tour of Turkey.
What could be better than holidaying with the people who
make you laugh and feel good about life.

Kids of all ages love this holiday and if children are happy
then mum, dad and gran will be happy too.

Other people charter a gulet with friends to celebrate a big
birthday or just simply to relax with people they want to
spend time with.

Which boat would you choose?
©Meridian Travels & Yachting 2007 - 2019
26 August - 2 September 2019
In 1974 an artist, a poet and a writer  
chartered a gulet for 6 months. Their goal
was to seek  inspiration for their art; they
succeeded so much that a bay has been
named after one of the artists Bedri Rami
who painted this fish on the rocks at the
water's edge.

Australia's most recognised artists
chartered East Meets West and displayed
their work in a number of exhibitions around

Why not bring your local Art Group for
inspiration too!
Join us as we enter our
second decade
of gulet cruising
Hike & Cruise
for deaf, hard of hearing and hearing
Do you enjoy being outdoors, hiking and good
food? And would you like to enjoy it with people
who you can easily communicate with?

Then try this gulet cruise for a really relaxing and
unique holiday, endorsed by Sarah Playforth,
who enjoyed it so much she's been several

"Yet again, a truly marvellous week, you do it so
well, huge thanks for this third trip for women
from the deaf community.."
Sarah Playforth

30 September - 7 October 2019

Yoga against a backdrop of pine clad mountains reflected in
turquoise seas, amongst ancient ruins and in quiet.

We'll also some hiking and explore this glorious coastline on foot
and by wooden boat.

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Yoga & Hiking


Sian Lalita Alcock
13 - 20 July 2019