Friday, 25 February 2011

Turquoise Coast & Eastern Aegean

You can now travel with Noble Caledonia to some of the greatest ancient sites and hidden islands as you make your way through the Dodecanese and along Turkey’s Turquoise Coast. The journey is perfectly timed to take advantage of the gentle spring temperatures and enjoy the islands at their quieter time of year when the high season crowds have yet to arrive.

The private yacht, with just 24 guests, is a wonderful way to experience the lesser known islands of the Aegean. The laid-back atmosphere of the islands will complement the small, informal vessel as you explore delightful towns, sleepy villages and visit some magnificent ancient sites, all in the company of like-minded travellers and informative guides.

With a nice mix of time spent at sea and explorations ashore, you will visit some fascinating Greek islands, many that are out of bounds to the big ships. Some highlights include untouched Fourni, delightful Simi (above), and Kos with its white-washed buildings and 14th century fortress. You will also see some splendid archaeological sites such as Ephesus, Pergamon and Asklepion. This is an incomparable region of Greek and Roman architectural treasures and offers opportunities to learn more about the many facets of ancient Greek society, and how much of this culture has influenced Western civilisation.

Split into two sections from April 20-May 31, the price includes: Economy class scheduled air travel, 10 or 11 nights aboard the Halis Temel on full board, shore excursions, tour manager, transfers, port taxes, airport taxes. 10/11 nights from £2,795.

For more information, visit http://www.noble-caledonia.co.uk/ or cruise specialists The Cruise Line Ltd.