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Turkish archaeology holidays which appeal to all ages

14th June 2013 Print

Since the company was founded in 2002, expert guides have always played a crucial role on Peter Sommer Travels’ holidays. Each one a specialist and an authority on all things archaeological, the guides are also experts at capturing children’s imagination, too; they bring the ancient world to life.

A family tour, Cruising Western Lycia, new for summer 2013, explores Turkey’s Western Lycia coastline aboard a gulet, with guests staying on the boat and cruising each day. The gulet’s traditional style and design make the vessel ideal for travelling the coast, with families enjoying real-life adventures ashore, plus plenty of time to cool off in the water, with snorkelling, kayaking and swimming galore.

The coastline, and its many archaeological sites, offers all the ingredients for an exciting family voyage: ancient burial sites, impressive Ottoman castles, excavated cities and spectacular scenery, which all have their own fascinating pasts. Archaeologist Heinrich Hall will unlock these ancient mysteries with stories, descriptions and an interactive approach which will inspire all ages.

Cruising Western Lycia – family tour costs from £2,195 per adult and £2,080 per child (ages 6-12) – two sharing – including seven nights’ full-board accommodation, transfers, all entrance fees and expert guiding. Flights extra. Departs 20 July.

Or, if you’d prefer an adult-only alternative, Cruising the Carian Coast, combines Turkey’s Carian coast with a spot of Greek island-hopping on a two-week gulet cruise. Led by an expert guide, visit the islands of Rhodes, Halki and Symi, before heading back to Turkish waters.

Reach the remote landscapes of this stretch of coast aboard a gulet, passing secluded coves and pine-fringed fjords. Stop to visit ancient towns such as Phoenix and Lydae, Cleopatra’s Island, plus Crusader castles, while enjoying delectable Turkish and Greek cuisine.

Cruising the Carian Coast costs from £3,625 pp (two sharing) including fourteen nights’ full-board accommodation, transfers, all entrance fees and expert guiding. Flights extra. Departs 31 August.

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