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Explore the Turkish Coast on our Singles Gulet Cruise
Climb on board this Gulet Cruise for a singles only sail of the Turkish coastline.
New friends are literally in the same boat as we set off on a charming adventure in a mystical land. Double-masted gulet boats were traditionally used for transporting stock and fishing by the early Turkish civilisations, but are now modernised to provide comfortable cruise over the sea. The air is fresh with the ocean breeze and scent of the boats pine wood structure.
Your gulet cruise will take you on a refreshing tour of the islands most secluded and intimate spots, beyond the locations of a regular visit to Turkey. The caves and bays remain hidden and left to nature until our passing eyes take in their unlimited beauty. Our captain travels along the most picture-perfect routes, stopping at wonderful harbours and we explore islands for a gentle swim or rest by the beach.
The Aegean Sea presents an incredible backdrop to your gulet cruise with other single travellers to share your days with. Bringing together a group of solo travellers has a particular quality on our cruises, one of complete relaxation, social interaction and a fulfilling island dream all on board your cosy boat.
So if you wish to visit and explore Turkeys coast on a unique cruise with sun bathing and traditional cuisine on board, look no further than this Gulet Cruise.
For adventurous solos who wish to further their singles holiday experiences, we have a special addition to our Gulet Cruise which will extend your holiday in Turkey with a week at the Bronze Hotel, Oludeniz. A brilliant mixture of sea and sand!
Aboard our Gulet Hazer, cabins are equipped with an en-suite bathroom (shower hose and basin) including towels, linen and blanket. There is plenty room to enjoy a leisurely rest at the indoor saloon, the rear deck for your dinner or towards the front of the ship for a touch of sunbathing on the beds provided.
The Turkish crew serve a delicious menu of traditional cuisine, freshly made each day, and is a mouth watering highlight to your evening under the starlit sky.
Thrill seeking members of our cruise will enjoy a water activity or two so join us by splashing into the sea for a snorkelling experience, windsurfing trail or cast a rod out to fish directly from the gulet deck. Even a gentle swim can burst into life as the boat rests in the water.
Eight double sized cabins with shower, toilet, warm water and bathing towels. Hair dryer, telephone and mobile charger available on board. Galley equipped with fridge. On board Sunbeds, windsurfer and fishing equipment. Dinghy and outboard motor.
Turkey - Sail & Sand (Twin Centre Option)
Combine the best of both worlds on our dual experience for single travellers.
Begin with a seven day Gulet Cruise:
Mesmerising waves and stunning views of the Turkish coast is a heaven sent getaway. Explore the charming bays and beachside caves under the gleaming sunshine. Tantalise your taste for classic Turkish flavours with sociable lunches and enjoy a water sport to get your heart beating. Your first week is all about relaxation and fun in a stunning environment, on board a quirky little boat.
Spend your second week at Singles Only Olympos Hotel
This holiday is designed exclusively for Solitair singles, where you will enjoy relaxing in the company of like-minded singles, eat, drink and party or enjoy some peace and quiet in our most popular singles retreat Olympos Hotel, Oludeniz.
We are the only singles tour operator to offer this gulet cruise exclusively to independent travellers.
We transfer from the Airport in Dalaman to our Gulet (Hazer Boat) and spend the night at Fethiye Harbour. Introduce yourselves with dinner on board and take in the scenery that surrounds us.
We depart after a lovely morning breakfast and sail past the stunning islands towards the bay of Yazlik. If you feel up for it after lunch, swim to shore as we discover the magic of the island. Domuz Island offers more clear water swimming opportunities before the gulet anchors in the bay of Behdri Rahmi and we enjoy dinner.
Fill your day with a twelve island exploration. Breakfast will be served before we drift along the water to Sarsala Bay and some time to swim or take a look at the underwater creatures with snorkelling equipment. Back on board our gulet we are provided with lunch and then time for more adventure on the water. Get involved with water skiing activities, hop on a banana boat or enjoy a ringo ride. Afterwards we will see the ancient remains of a Roman bath, said to be used by Cleopatra herself, and dock at the bay for dinner.
A good breakfast prepares us for todays cruise as we venture to Merdivenli Bay, named after its cave with carved steps at the entrance. Take advantage of the gulets windsurfing equipment or simply use your best swimming strokes to the shore. Sharing lunchtime in Dis Gobun Bay makes the perfect afternoon a dream come true before we set sail for Ag Liman, the remaining unseen bay of this particular region. After dinner you may be tempted to enjoy a swim under the stars.
We start the days activity early with breakfast enjoyed on the deck and join our trip to Dalyan by road (optional extra). We embark on a river boat tour of Dalyan, from the bay of Ekincik, with beautiful scenes of nature and wildlife in our view. Turtles are of meaningful significance in this area and provide the name to the nearby Turtle Beach, where loggerhead turtles come to lay their eggs. Arriving at Dalyan you will notice a brilliant example of Lycian tombs carved into the rocky cliffs. Your guide will offer their insight and knowledge of the area and the chance to take a mud bath is not to miss. Top off today with a lively lunch at a restaurant by the river before we begin to make our way back to our gulet. Share your laughter with new friends over dinner and get some rest for another early start in the morning.
We will travel by the twelve islands once again as we cruise to the old pirate shelter of Karacaoren Bay. This area is also known as the aquarium bay and you will soon see why! It is the perfect spot for snorkelling and fishing. Colourful butterflies flutter by in the lush valley along the bay, with some truly spectacular sights to take a photograph and enjoy. Lunch is provided at either Butterfly Valley or Oludeniz Beach, our next stop. Relax your body on the beach and fixate yourself with the paragliding activity overhead. We anchor at St Nicholas Island for dinner.
The final day is full of more island exploration and exciting company. Breakfast is served and then we visit an ancient monastery with an equally impressive vista to look around. Return to the shore for a deep blue sea experience, snorkelling amongst underwater ruins.
We will have lunch and set off towards our beginning point, Fethiye. A few final moments to appreciate the sea in Turunc Bay before cruise to Fethiye Port later this afternoon. Dinner at shore is an optional extra and caps off an unbelievable journey with a group of new friends and stunning experiences.
Breakfast provided on board the gulet as we prepare to say goodbye until your next Solitair Holiday.
Transfer to Dalaman Airport.
Those who opted for the second week at the Olympos Hotel, you are transferred to the resort and begin the excitement all over again!
Please Note: The itinerary may change due to weather conditions.
Optional activities include: water skiing, banana boating, parasailing and tubing.
Special Offer: Book early and enjoy Solitair £100 Smart Price Discount
Sail & Sand Twin Centre 15 Days Special Offers:
Sail & Sand - First week on Gulet Cruise & Second week at Singles Only Olympos Hotel
Turkish Visa - All British passport holders must obtain the holiday visa in advance from at a cost of $20 the Turkish Government website www.evisa.gov.tr - failure to comply with entry requirements will result in travel being denied or entry refused.
Flight timings are approximate and for guidance only
Fly from your local airport at a Supplement
Price & Itinerary may be subject to change
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Frequently asked Questions
Who are Solitair?
The specialists in Singles Holidays
Sophisticated, fun & adventurous holidays chosen especially for the single traveller
Who books with Solitair?
Our customers join us from all walks of life. We have found that people choose to travel solo for many reasons, but appreciate the communal ambience created by the Solitair concept. Our guests can be single, separated, divorced, widowed or simply unable to co-ordinate holidays with family and friends. We always endeavour to balance numbers, genders and ages within each group, but naturally, we can never guarantee a particular mix of people.
Read more about just who our customers are, with our survey on Singles Holidays Uncovered!
Why book with Solitair?
We operate our holidays with a real knowledge of the single traveller's wishes and aspirations, with recommendations personally tried and tested by ourselves. Our guests benefit from the knowledge and experience we have accumulated over the past 15 years, enabling us to offer the very best singles holidays. With Solitair you will find great company, total freedom, good food and friendly hosts at all our holiday destinations.
Age - does it matter?
Definitely not... We know from our experience that a cross section of ages offers the best mix for our groups, so you will have the opportunity to meet new friends across a wide range of ages. Our experienced travel advisors will guide you towards your perfect holiday dependent on age and interests.
What is the age range of people travelling on a Solitair holiday?
Solitair arrange specific holidays for singles who want to match their age range and interests. We cater for single travellers from the ages of 29 to 79 with some holiday highlighted for particular age groups as below.
· 29 – 49 years of age
· 30 – 59 years of age
· 50 + up to 89 years of age
What is the average group size on Solitair singles holidays?
The average group size is 12 but the numbers vary depending on time of the year and destination.
What is the ratio of men to women?
We do not manage the proportion of women to men on our solo holidays. The ratio varies, but is usually around three women to each man.
How do I connect with other singles going on holiday?
Once you have booked your holiday, you can register to our site by using your booking reference number to join our on line community of single travellers. Never be bored or stressed in the airport again! Find your new friends before you travel with our email exchange service and online community. Perhaps to meet before you travel at an airport lounge, generally get to know your fellow travellers before to go on holiday or just to chat and share experiences.
Are you a dating agency?
No, we do not design our holiday packages to have any aspect of introduction or dating services. We offer holidays purely for single travellers who want to go it alone but do not want to spend their holiday on their own. Good friends do certainly result from our holidays. Although individuals have met and become a couple as a result of our holidays this is not an intention of Solitair.
First time Traveller?
We understand that going away on your own for the first time can be daunting, which is why becoming part of a Solitair group can help you feel more at ease. In the company of new friends, you can enjoy a different way of holidaying, safe in the knowledge that you are free to enjoy your own company or join others if you wish for exploration, dining, travel and fun.
I have never travelled on my own before ?
Don't worry, more than half of our single customers have never booked on their own before, so you'll be amongst likeminded people with something already in common.
Will I be left on my own?
Only if you choose to be. Our hosts are at hand to greet you at the airport at your holiday destination and organise your ice breaker get together. On all our singles holidays we arrange meals together, offer advice on excursions and answer any questions. Of course there will be plenty of time and space for you to be alone whenever you choose.
When will I meet my Solitair Representative?
Your Solitair representative will meet you either at your resort or at your destination airport.Your representative will be available during your holiday to ensure everything runs smoothly and add that reassuring personal touch. Our friendly hosts are specially selected from the respective countries, as our experience has shown that their local knowledge and skills will add value to your holiday and also we are committed in supporting local tourism.
Can I extend my holiday?
If you would like to extend your holiday at the time of booking just ask and we can sometimes arrange this for you.
How can I book a holiday?
You can book over phone by ringing reservations on 0844 4144010 or online by simply clicking the 'Book On-line’ link and you will be guided through the booking process in easy-to-follow steps.
· acknowledge receipt by e-mail
· send a confirmation invoice by e-mail within 24 hours
· Simply book on-line.
If you have any further queries, please call 0844 414 4010
By phone contact our Travel consultants on 0844 414 4010 and one of our helpful and friendly team will book your holiday and answer any questions you may have. Our team are here to take your call Monday - Friday 9am-7pm, Saturday 9am-5pm, Sunday 10am-5pm (excludes customer services). A telephone answering service is available outside office hours. Calls may be recorded to ensure a high level of customer service.
What is smart price?
Smart price is an early booking discount and to take advantage of smart price you should book early and pay in full at the time of booking.
How much deposit is required to book the holiday?
You can secure your booking by paying £100 deposit for UK holidays, £200 for European holidays & £500 for Worldwide holidays anytime up to 10 weeks prior to departure.
How do I know if my booking has been confirmed?
When booking a holiday on-line or over phone, you will receive a confirmation in 24 hours with a booking reference by e mail. Please print the page or write down the booking reference number when you receive it. You will also receive an e-mail confirming the receipt of your payment.
When do I have to pay for my holiday in full?
The balance is required no later than 10 weeks before departure. If you are due to travel within 10 weeks of making the booking, payment is required in full when you book your holiday.
What payment methods do you accept?
Payment of your holiday can be made by Debit or Credit card over the phone or online. No surcharge is levied on Credit cards, Debit cards, Delta, Visa Debit, Master Debit, Solo and Electron cards
If I have a special request?
If you have a special request this must be made at the time of booking over the telephone or online booking. Please be advised certain request are subject to supplement for e.g: Pre bookable seats, Extra legroom seats, Pool / Sea view rooms. Special dietary request must be notified at the time of booking and vegetarian diet, gluten free diet can be catered on all our holidays. All special request must be notified at the time of booking and appropriate supplement if applicable must be paid to guarantee the service.
Will you send me a reminder when I have to pay the balance?
We do not issue reminders for the balance. Your holiday confirmation advice you the date for balance payment and serves as your final invoice.
Can I fly from my local airport?
To make your travel easier, we endeavour if available to offer direct flights to a selection of our destinations at a supplement. Or we can arrange regional connection to major airports.
When will I receive my tickets?
Your Electronic tickets and final travel details will be issued approximately 7-10 days prior to departure.
What are your opening hours?
You can Contact our Holiday Consultants on 0844 414 4010 and one of our helpful and friendly team will book your holiday and answer any questions you may have. Our team are here to take your call Monday - Friday 9am-7pm, Saturday 9am-5pm, Sunday 10am-5pm (excludes customer services). A telephone answering service is available outside office hours. Calls may be recorded to ensure a high level of customer service.
If there is a mistake in my confirmation, what should I do?
Telephone 0844 414 4010 quoting your booking reference number immediately on receipt of email invoice. Once confirmed and invoiced, any changes by you to your details or holiday arrangements will incur an administration fee of £50.
Can I cancel my holiday?
Yes you can. Please advise us by telephone immediately and also in writing. If you cancel you will be liable to pay cancellation fees detailed in our Booking Conditions.
Do I have to share a bedroom?
No, we recognise that people have the right to travel without the burden of additional supplement costs, which is why Solitair make no single supplement charges and we do not ask or expect you to share a room with one of your companions unless you decide to.
Do you charge a single room supplement?
No. Our prices are based on single occupnacy.
What is Share & Save option
Certain holidays we offer Share & Save option with same gender and similar age group to reduce the cost of the holiday.
Can two single friends travel together?
Although the vast majority of our customers travel alone, some people who have recently become alone or solo and are not ready to go alone do travel with a friend.
Can Solitair organise my car parking and overnight stay at the airport?
Yes just give us a call and we will be pleased to assist you with your arrangements.
Can I pre-book my seats on the aircraft?
Yes, you can pre book your seats on the aircraft for a supplement, please advise at the time of booking.
When are flight times confirmed?
If you contact our Customer Services approximately 7 – 10 days before the departure date, we should be able to confirm final flight times.
Why do you need my insurance and next of kin/friends details?
If you have taken your own insurance we ask for details so that in the event of an emergency, we can deal with any problems. Also to assist you if required to contact your next of kin or friend.
If I have a concern or a complaint what do I do?
Please refer to the Solitair complaints procedure the terms and conditions of booking, and you can use the Contact Us function.
Book with confidence
Solitair is fully bonded and holds an Air Travel Organisers Licence number (ATOL) 6184. This means your money and holiday are fully protected when you book with us.
If you cannot find answers or got any queries regarding this holiday please contact us or request a call back.
Phone - 0844 414 4010
Email - Sales@solitairhols.com