The Guitar Gulet 2021 with Thomas Binns
12 – 19 July 2021

The Guitar Social is London’s number one place to learn some guitar, meet some people and go on some adventures and nothing quite encapsulates the spirit of The Guitar Social quite like this popular voyage across the Mediterranean in a beautiful boat. 

On board we have guitar players of all levels taking the time to get some practice in assisted by lead tutor at The Guitar Social, Thomas Binns. The hours are spent swimming, talking, eating, jamming. It’s simple, splendid living. 

On an evening when the sun goes to rest we gather for songs, played solo, played as a group, with the stars as our audience and the gentle lapping of the ocean as the backing chorus.

We can’t wait to get on board.

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What you need to know

 Type of boat:Cabin with ensuite bathroom on comfort plus gulet East Meets West for 7 nights/8 days.
 Full Board:Turkish Breakfast, Cooked Lunch, Afternoon Tea and Biscuits, Cooked Dinner starting with dinner on day 1; finishing with breakfast on day 8.
 Embarkation:Marmaris or Fethiye depending upon actual itinerary
 Disembarkation:Marmaris or Fethiye depending upon actual itinerary
 Optional excursionsTurkish Hamam

 

    July 12 – 19 2021

Early Booking Discount

£895 per person(based on two people sharing)

£50 (last date for discount 31 December 2020)

Deposit£200 pp due at the time of booking
Interim Payment19 April 2021
Balance17 May 2021
Single OccupancyLimited availability. Supplement applies
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Full Board

  • Breakfast: Turkish breakfast cheese, eggs, olives, jams, local honey, bread, tea, coffee
  • Lunch: Cooked lunch with salad
  • Afternoon tea & biscuits
  • Dinner: includes Mezes, main course, salad and dessert of fruit
  • Water for singing provided in your refillable bottle
  • Juice and filter coffee available as extra

We have a very good reputation for our food which is cooked using fresh, locally grown vegetables; our olives, honey, fish and meat are locally sourced from truly organic smallholders.

Vegetarian, gluten free and dairy free are available but please advise via your personal login to help us with our provisioning. We may not be able to provide your food choices if you advise us on arrival.

Cabin: 7 nights in a single or twin share cabin with ensuite private bathroom

Air-conditioning: Air-conditioning can be in use up to 6 hours daily during hotter months, generally in the evening so you can shower in comfort. Please note the use of A/C in port is strictly forbidden. 

Diesel: 3-4 hours cruising per day

Harbour Fees at Marmaris and Fethiye

Crew: food and wages

Transfer: Travel to/from Marmaris or Fethiye. Transfers can be arranged.

Drinks: there is a reasonably priced bar onboard stocked with water, soft and alcoholic drinks including beer, wine and spirits. Please do not bring your own drinks onboard.

Tips for the Crew. Recommend £40 per traveller .

Travel Insurance: please remember to arrange your own travel insurance and provide a copy to the Guide on arrival. See additional notes relating to travel insurance.

Riverboat Trip: including entrance fees to Kaunos, mudbaths, riverboat hire and Captain

Turkish Bath Take a traditional Turkish Bath and massage in Marmaris

The Headlines!

  1. All payments you make to Meridian Travels & Yachting are non-refundable. The gulet has been chartered for your private trip, so if you cancel you will still be liable to pay for your place. You should claim from your travel insurance.
  2. After paying your deposit, if the departure is not guaranteed your deposit will be refunded by Meridian Travels & Yachting.
  3. It is a condition of booking that you have Travel Insurance. You are recommended to book your travel insurance when you have paid your deposit.
  4. For full terms and conditions click here
  5. If you have any questions about the holiday please email 

Flights

You will need to book your own flights to/from Dalaman airport.

Transfers

Dalaman to/from Marmaris one-way£65
Dalaman to/from Fethiye one-way£55
Price is for the vehicle
Private Transfer (5-14 pax)
Dalaman to/from Marmaris one way£105
Price is for the vehicle
Shuttle service:
Dalaman to/from Marmaris one-way£16 per person

There will be one free group transfer each way to/from Dalaman airport, time to be confirmed. We recommend that travellers book any additional transfers directly with us because occasionally the start/finish ports can change at the last minute. If transfers are booked with us it is easy for us to ensure travellers are delivered to the correct port.

 

Itinerary at a glanceAccommodationGuitar Sessions

Cabins are ready from 4pm although luggage can be dropped off earlier if needed. Service starts with Dinner onboard followed by an overnight stay in Marmaris port.

We enjoy a varied itinerary ; seeking out quieter bays wherever possible. 

DAY 1 MARMARIS
With its vibrant nightlife and shopping there’s plenty to see in Marmaris. Cabins are ready from 4pm although luggage can be dropped off earlier if needed. Service starts with Dinner onboard followed by an overnight stay in Marmaris port.

DAY 2 MARMARIS—EKINCIK GULF—DALYAN
After breakfast, you’ll be given information about the cruise and onboard safety before cruising for a couple of hours to take lunch, swim and of course play in a small bay in the Ekincik Gulf.  Join the optional Dalyan Tour for the afternoon. Take a riverboat up the beautiful Dalyan River past the ancient burial tombs high in the rocks and onto the mudbaths, stop off at the village of Dalyan before spending time on Iztuzu beach, home of Loggerhead Turtles before returning to the gulet for the evening. Dinner and overnight stay in Ekincik Gulf.

DAY 3 ADALI BAY—MANASTIR—TERSANE
See the sunrise as we leave for our early start, cruising for around 3 hours towards the Fethiye Gulf. We will anchor at Adali Bay for breakfast. Later in the morning we will move on to Manastir (Monastery) Bay, also known as Cleopatra’s Bay and see the beautiful underwater ruins.  

DAY 4 SARSALA—KIZIL ADA
After breakfast we will cruise to Bedri Rami named after a Turkish artist who took inspiration for his art from this area. Plenty of time for swimming, massages and relaxation before moving on to Kizil Ada (Red Island) for the evening.

DAY 5 KATRANCI – GOCEK ISLAND
We anchor amongst the Gocek Islands, where the James Bond film Skyfall was shot.

DAY 6 YASSICA ISLAND—DOMUZ ISLAND—AGA LIMANI
While cruising through these beautiful islands we anchor at Yassica Island. Afterwards we will go to Domuz Island then onto Aga Limani for our overnight stay.

DAY 7 KUMLUBUK—CENNET ISLAND—MARMARIS
An early morning start sees us taking breakfast in Kumlubuk Bay. We’ll then go to Cennet Island for lunch before returning to Marmaris around 4pm. There will be an opportunity to go to the Turkish Baths before dinner and enjoying the nightlife in Marmaris.

DAY 8 MARMARIS
Our last breakfast in port and then it is time to say goodbye until we meet you again.

Our itinerary is flexible and open to change but we hope this example describes a little glimpse of our beautiful coastline.

*Cruise will start/finish in Marmaris or Fethiye; could operate one way or start and finish in the same port.

*Both Fethiye and Marmaris use Dalaman airport

 

Cabins on a gulet are smaller than you’d expect in a hotel but larger than a sailing yacht. They are handcrafted from mahogany, oak, pine and teak, clean and have a small wardrobe with a little storage for luggage. 

Every cabin has a private en-suite bathroom with toilet,  shower and hot water in the evenings. One bath towel and one hand towel are provided, please bring your own beach towel.

With plenty of sunbeds on the fore and aft decks choose how to relax; sunbathing, reading, chatting or perhaps you’ll even sleep here under the stars. Meals are usually taken on the aft deck where you have a different view for almost every meal.

There’s a well-stocked bar with reasonably priced soft and alcoholic drinks. Please do not bring your own drinks onboard.

*IMPORTANT NOTE: Air-conditioning can be in use up to 8 hours daily, the use of A/C in harbours is strictly forbidden. Depending on sea and weather conditions, Meridian Travels & Yachting reserves the right to make necessary changes to the tour itinerary to ensure the safety and comfort of our guests. The Captain’s decision is final.

Traditionally built and recently refitted, our luxury gulet East Meets West has 4 double and 4 twin cabins for West has sails although operates under motor for most of the trip to ensure we can keep to our schedule.

Cabins on are smaller than you’d expect in a hotel but larger than on a sailing yacht. They have a small wardrobe with storage under the bed for luggage, window and a bedside light. Every cabin has a private en-suite bathroom with toilet,  hand basin and shower; hot water is available in the evenings. One bath towel and one hand towel are provided; a beach towel is also provided.

The bar, galley and salon are located in the wheelhouse where there are stunning 360° views. With plenty of sunbeds on the fore and aft decks choose how to relax; sunbathing, reading, chatting or perhaps you’ll even sleep here under the stars. There’s plenty of time to swim and snorkel too.

Meals are taken on the aft deck where you’ll enjoy a different view with every meal.

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