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Turkey with all the trimmings for Easter

Turkey specialist Exclusive Escapes is opening its Kalkan programme for the Easter holidays, from 16th April 2011, including a range of hi spec private villas with pools and the Kalkan Regency boutique hotel. This news should appeal to hard working singles and parents, since as the Easter weekend is followed by the Royal Wedding and 2nd May Bank Holiday, it’s possible to escape to warmer climes for up to two weeks taking just a handful of days off work. Those booking their Easter escape now will secure the best deals for the Lycian Coast since, unlike other operators, Exclusive Escapes’ prices rise as departure dates draw nearer. And for those who commit before the end of April, there are a range of luxurious early booking rewards. Guests can save almost 40% off business class supplements on London Heathrow-Dalaman flights, travelling in style on a BMI aircraft chartered solely for Exclusive Escapes’ guests. Enjoy use of the BMI Lounge and a 1 hour check-in at Heathrow. On arrival in Dalaman, guests are channelled separately through the CIP Terminal and can be en route to their property within 30 minutes of touch-down. Other early booking rewards include a film-star day at sea on a motor cruiser, passing the sunken ruins at Kekova and stopping off for champagne and a cooling dip in one of the jaw-dropping coves, only accessible by boat. The luxury day’s cruise includes a freshly prepared lunch and costs £80pp (normally £150pp) if booked by the end of April. Traditionalists may prefer a day on a Turkish gulet from just £35pp (normally costs £40pp) – which is complimentary for every hotel guest. Departing 16th April, Exclusive Escapes offers 7 nights’ B&B in a standard room at the Kalkan Regency from £540pp sharing or 14 nights from £945pp, including return Heathrow-Dalaman flights, transfers, and a days’ gulet cruise. Or treat yourself to a private pool suite which costs from £1050pp for 7 nights on the same basis. Business class flight supplements cost from £400pp.

Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson is Editor of A Luxury Travel Blog and has worked in the travel industry for more than 30 years. He is Winner of the Innovations in Travel ‘Best Travel Influencer’ Award from WIRED magazine. In addition to other awards, the blog has also been voted “one of the world’s best travel blogs” and “best for luxury” by The Daily Telegraph.

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  1. An alternative to Kalkan is the unspoilt Bozburun Peninsula, with its lovely villages like Orhaniye, Selimiye and Bozburun.

  2. You can also cruise the fabulous Turkish coast and sail to the local Greek islands of Symi and Tilos on a traditional ‘Gulet’- the traditional wooden yachts that are built in Bozburun on the Bozburun Peninsula.

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