Save up to £150 with this Turkish cruise and stay deal from Sun N Sea Holidays. The price is now £539 per person for a scenic week-long cruise of the Mediterranean on a gulet -- a traditional 2-masted wooden sailing boat -- followed by a week in an apartment in İçmeler.
The package includes return flights with checked luggage, return airport transfers, taxes and all meals on board the boat. There are two itineraries to choose from -- one departing from Bodrum and the other departing from Marmaris.
The Bodrum sailing visits Orak Island, Cokertme, Cati, Adalar, Sedir Island, Karacasogut and Paradise Harbour, Balli Su and Kerme Bay before returning to Bodrum. Highlights include swimming in the sparkling blue waters of Orak Island, coral reef diving in Adalar and a wander through the Roman city of Kedrai on Sedir Island. Travel on 7 October from Birmingham for £539. Fly from Manchester, Liverpool, London Gatwick and London Stansted from £429 per person.
The Bodrum cruise ends in Gumbet, where you'll spend a week relaxing at the Jasmin Beach Apartments on a bed-and-breakfast basis. The Bodrum region is home to some fascinating sites and ancient ruins, including the site of King Mausolus' Tomb, the towers and dungeons of St Peters Castle, and the underwater city of Mindos.
The Marmaris cruise calls at Ekincik, Manastir Bay, Bedri Rahmi Bay, Tersane Island, Göcek Bay, Kargi Bay, Fethiye, Saklikent and Kadirga Bay, before docking in Marmaris. Travel on 6 May from Birmingham for £539. Fly from Manchester, London Gatwick, London Stansted and London Luton from £499 per person.
The Marmaris cruise ends in İçmeler, where you'll spend your second week at the award-winning Grand Aquarium Apartments on a self-catering basis. The resort ranks in the top five resorts in the area on TripAdvisor, winning a Travellers' Choice Award in 2012. Activities in this town on the Turkish Riviera include hiking in mountains, sampling local watersports and scuba diving to explore the diverse underwater landscape of the area.