Gocek GulfFor Single Travellers and Couples

Jenny Day has been bringing together individuals and couples into small group holidays in Turkey for over 30 years. Many of these holidays have been personally led by her. Over the years, a loyal following of DayDreamers have joined her in exploring new places and developing new holiday locations. Her idea of continuing this concept with the formation of The Travel Club was launched in 2012 with holidays on land and sea.

A tour leader/hostess travels with all these small group holidays. Sue Sutherland, a landscape architect by profession, led many of our schooner parties during the early years of the company and returns in 2017 as a tour leader. She is pictured below, to the right of Jenny and captain Mustafa. Sarah Soden will also work with us as a tour leader.

There is no charge for joining The Travel Club, but we do ask for some information from those participating in the holidays, your name, age, contact details, your profession and/or interests. We do not pass this information on to third parties, it is for our internal use only. We might also ask for information on your fitness to travel if it is appropriate to the holiday. Our philosophy of bringing together small groups of like-minded people to achieve a good social mix remains a critical factor in the success of these holidays. You can of course expect to receive the close attention to detail which is a hallmark of our business.

Captain Mustafa, Jenny Day, Sue Sutherland at Bencik

Captain Mustafa with Jenny Day and Sue Sutherland

Andriake new excavations

The outline programme for 2018 will be published shortly.  The 2017 programme is detailed below which will provide an indication of the routes we follow.  Gulet holidays on board Cevri Hasan III with itineraries around the southern Dodecanese islands; the Hisaranu and Gokova gulfs and the Lycian coastline between Fethiye and Kekova will be repeated.

2017 - our 29th Year

Gulet Holidays on board CEVRI HASAN III


The Programme and dates:

May 23-June 2
10 nights/11 days

Gulet holiday - Southern Dodecanese islands (Kos, Nissyros, Tilos and Symi)
A coastal cruise starting and finishing at Bodrum exploring these islands before returning to Turkey at Datca for a final few days along the Datca peninsula.

September 7-17
10 nights/11 days

Gulet holiday –Bodrum - Fethiye
Starting at Bodrum, we visit Knidos en route to Bozzukkale, Ekincik with a visit to Caunus and lovely anchorages into the Gocek gulf before finishing at Fethiye.

September 20-30
10 nights/11 days

Gulet holiday - The Lycian Coastline Fethiye-Kekova-Kas-Fethiye
Starting at Fethiye, our itinerary will follow the coastline to the Kekova area with visits to Asar, Kale, Ucagiz, the marvellous new excavations and museum at Andriake and a day out driving up into the Taurus mountains to the site at Arykanda and the old Ottoman town of Elmali. We will finish the cxruise at Fethiye..

October 4-15
10 nights/11 days

Gulet holiday - Gocek to Bodrum
A very relaxing holiday returning the boat to its home port of Bodrum via the Hisaranu gulf visisting favourite places en route.

Please note that on all gulet holidays, it may be necessary to fly out one or two days beforehand in order to board the boat at the appropriate time and to take advantage of direct flights from regional UK airports. We will organise transfers and hotel accommodation at our favourite new boutique hotel, the Ena in Bodrum or an equivalent hotel in Fethiye.


To protect you, the client, under the terms of the EU Travel regulations, DayDreams Travel Ltd has established a separate Clients Account with Barclays Bank plc under the control of an independent accountant: Mr Robert Mugford FCCA of Bray Accountants, Tiverton, Devon, EX16 6PE. Monies received from clients for the sea and land-based elements of a holiday are held in the Clients Account until completion of the holiday. In the unlikely event of our insolvency, all clients' monies due will be returned to them.


DayDreams Travel offers gulet holidays, charters and cabins on a wide range of gulets from low budget to luxury and superior deluxe gulets with numerous itineraries along the Turkish coastline and Dodecanese islands. 

Tailor-made land tours to Istanbul, Cappadocia and throughout the Aegean and Mediterranean regions can be added along with guided walking on coastal paths or hiking in the Taurus mountains.

DayDreams Travel was founded by Jenny Day in 1987 following a 5-day/5 star corporate weekend to Istanbul for 100 clients from her London based PR consultancy. Using her expert organisational skills  she put together several  gulet charters. They were so successful the word spread and her dream of offering a special style of holiday  to a wider audience become a reality.


"Again a great trip.  New crew, fantastic chef.  Swimming to the extreme and much enjoyed."  Shira Robinson travelled in May 2016

"When was it Mustafa, some 36/37 years ago (Small World) and then Jenny with DayDreams.  How the years fly – looking back through the guest books, so many good memories-now old and grey.  Perhaps more grumpy (who mentioned Mustafa!) we thank Cevri Hasan III for all those happy times and memories.  All the best Sue &Alan Swales from Yorkshire (yet again). " September 2016

"Many thanks again for another super trip. Great food, lovely people, fantastic crew and 2 days with sails up, simply marvellous.  I’ll be back – sooner than you think.".  Christina Watson September 2016.

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