Embark on a delightful tour & yacht cruise on a traditional Turkish gulet along the Turkish Riviera.
Istanbul's majestic Blue Mosque is a must-see on this amazing tour/cruise package through Turkey.
The ruins of Ephesus hold a mystical allure for all who witness the ancient structures.
Plunge into the crystal-clear turquoise waters of Oludeniz, Turkey, during your gulet cruise.
Be charmed by the cobbled streets of Kas, Turkey.
Visit the ornate Topkapi Palace in Istanbul, Turkey.
Take home some local treasures, Turkey is known for its beautiful hand-painted ceramics.
Remember the WWI fallen at the Turkish 57th Regiment Memorial on the Gallipoli Peninsula.
Tour the magnificent ancient ruins of Pergamon, Turkey.
You'll visit the charming town of Sirince, near Ephesus, with its Hellenic history.
Embark on your Turkish gulet cruise of the Turkish Riviera.
A waterfront cafe in Fethiye, Turkey.
Sail into one of the beautiful coves the Mediterranean is famous for and visit Butterfly Valley.
Cruise to Oludeniz (the Blue Lagoon) for a visit and swim in the alluring blue water.
See the ruins of a Byzantine church on St Nicholas Island, Turkish Riviera.
Simena is the only Mediterranean village in Turkey that is inaccessible by road.
Visit the charming and secluded traditional fishing village of Simena, Turkey.
Visit the haunting sunken city ruins of Kekova.
Have a chance to enjoy the sunshine in beautiful Tersane Bay, Turkish Riviera.
Visit the pretty seaside town of Kalkan.
You'll experience many stunning locations during your holiday, including Kalkan.
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Treasures of Turkey

Operated by TripADeal
Istanbul, Gallipoli, Pergamon, Troy, Ephesus & more
Take a 7-night traditional gulet cruise along the Turkish Riviera
Travel to historic battlefields, archaeological sites & more
Dates: 22 Sep 2024 - 19 Oct 2025
Earn & Use Qantas Points
Includes return international full-service flights
7-night traditional gulet cruise
7 nights 4-5 star hotel accommodation
30 meals including all meals while cruising
Overview
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Overview

This amazing journey through the striking wonders of Turkey promises to delight all the senses. Turkey blends Middle Eastern and European influences to create an extraordinary tapestry of experiences. This comprehensive 17-day tour and a picturesque, traditional Turkish gulet yacht cruise unveil the country's grand cities, hidden villages, and breathtaking coastlines.

Begin your cultural odyssey on a city tour of the timeless city of Istanbul, where the majestic Topkapi Palace, Sultanahmet Imperial Mosque (Blue Mosque), and Hippodrome, with its intriguing past as well as other architectural marvels are ready to discover. Immerse yourself in the vibrant ambience of the Spice Bazaar, where the senses come alive with tantalising sights, sounds and aromas. Journey to Gallipoli and the hallowed grounds of historic battlefields before visiting the archaeological site of Troy to wander among ancient ruins that hold tales of legendary warriors before climbing to the awe-inspiring acropolis of Pergamon. Delve into the rich history of Ephesus as you visit the renowned Temple of Artemis and the House of the Virgin Mary. Uncover the secrets of Turkey's oldest art form at a carpet weaving centre, where intricate designs come to life, then continue to the charming village of Sirince.

Embark on a seven-night crewed yacht charter along the sparkling Turkish Riviera, starting from the stunning harbour of Fethiye, sailing aboard a traditional Turkish gulet. Surrounded by picturesque views of turquoise waters and secluded beaches, witness a breathtaking sunset over Fethiye's tranquil harbour, and visit Butterfly Valley, home to myriad vibrant species of these winged beauties. Plunge into the crystal-clear waters of the blue lagoon in Oludeniz, a slice of paradise nestled within the stunning coastline. Unearth the ruins of a Byzantine settlement on St Nicholas Island before experiencing the bustling markets of Kas, known as the pearl of the Mediterranean, then relax in the tranquillity of Simena, a secluded fishing village. See a Byzantine church resting on the sands of Tersane Bay and the haunting ruins of the sunken city on Kekova Island. Wander the charming cobblestoned streets of Kalkan and enjoy a day at leisure in Fethiye.

With return international flights, an additional internal flight, seven nights in luxurious 4 to 5-star hotel accommodations, and an idyllic seven-night yacht cruise, this extraordinary journey promises to win a place in your heart.

Want more? Add extra days to your itinerary with Arrive Early and Stay Behind in Istanbul, Turkey packages.

Tour Inclusions

HIGHLIGHTS
  • Discover the delights of Turkey
  • Visit Topkapi Palace and more on a city tour of Istanbul
  • Experience the sights, sounds and scents of the Spice Bazaar
  • See Sultanahmet Imperial Mosque (Blue Mosque) and explore the historical Hippodrome
  • Travel to Gallipoli on a small group tour to explore the historic battlefields
  • Separate fact from fiction at the archaeological site of Troy
  • Explore the magnificent acropolis of Pergamon and stop at a jewellery centre
  • Visit the Temple of Artemis and House of the Virgin Mary on a tour of Ephesus
  • See a carpet-weaving centre and learn about one of Turkey's oldest arts
  • Travel to the pretty Turkish village of Sirince
  • Visit a vineyard and learn how to make fruit wine with Turkish winemakers
  • Sail the stunning Turkish Riviera from Fethiye
  • Watch a memorable sunset from Fethiye harbour
  • Stop in Butterfly Valley nature reserve, home to 136 different species of these winged insects
  • Swim in the inviting blue lagoon of Oludeniz
  • Explore the ruins of an ancient Byzantine settlement on St Nicholas Island
  • Explore the markets of Kas, the pearl of the Mediterranean
  • Visit Simena, a secluded fishing village with no car access
  • Discover the ruins of a Byzantine church on the beach in Tersane Bay on Kekova Island
  • Witness the hauntingly unforgettable sunken city of Kekova
  • Explore the cobblestoned streets of delightful Kalkan
  • Enjoy a day at leisure in Fethiye port city
FLIGHTS
  • Return international full-service flights (economy class), departure city surcharges may apply
  • An internal one-way flight from Dalaman to Istanbul, Turkey
CRUISE
  • 7-night traditional gulet yacht cruise along the Turkish Riviera
ACCOMMODATION
  • 7 nights of 4-5 star hotel accommodation
DINING
  • Enjoy 30 meals including all meals while cruising
ESSENTIALS
  • English-speaking tour leader
  • Airport taxes and surcharges
TRANSPORT
  • Transportation by private air-conditioned vehicles
TRANSFERS
  • Return airport transfers
UPGRADES AVAILABLE
  • Arrive Early: Arrive up to 30 days before your tour starts (does not include hotel accommodation, meals or transfers)
  • Stay Behind: Return up to 30 days after your tour concludes (does not include hotel accommodation, meals or transfers)
  • Stopover Packages: Break up the long-haul flight with a stopover at a fantastic location (see checkout for details)
  • Flight Upgrades: Upgrade to Business Class or Premium Economy (see checkout for details)
  • Guaranteed Airline: Fly with a guaranteed airline (see checkout for details)
Day 1 Australia (or New Zealand) – Istanbul, Turkey

Today depart for Istanbul, Turkey!

Please note: Flight times will be indicated on your final documentation, which you will receive 4-6 weeks prior to departure. Some customers may depart on day 2 and arrive on day 2.

Meals included: In-Flight

Day 2 Welcome to Istanbul

Upon arrival, be met and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to spend at leisure and explore this magnificent historic city.

At Istanbul Airport, please make your way to Exit Gate 14, and in Sabiha Gokcen Airport you will use column 9.

Overnight: La Quinta Hotel or similar

Meals included: None

Day 3 Istanbul City Tour

This morning, after breakfast, you will be picked up at 08:30 from the hotel for a day tour of old Istanbul city. Visit the Topkapi Palace, the great palace of Ottoman sultans from the 15th to the 19th centuries, housing an exquisite collection of crystal, silver and Chinese porcelain. Also found here are robes worn by the sultans and their families, the famous jewels of the Imperial Treasury, miniatures, the Holy Mantle and enshrining relics of the Prophet Mohammed.

Next, you will see Sultan Ahmet Imperial Mosque, built in the 16th century by the architect Mehmet, it’s known as the Blue Mosque because of its magnificent interior decoration of blue Iznik tiles. Afterwards, you will see the Ancient Hippodrome, the scene of chariot races, with the three monuments: the Obelisk of Theodosius, the bronze Serpent Column and the Column of Constantine.

After lunch (not included), you will visit the Spice Bazaar (Egyptian Bazaar). The air here is filled with the enticing aromas of cinnamon, caraway, saffron, mint, thyme and every other conceivable herb and spice.

Please note: Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesdays. If the tour is affected, it will be replaced with a visit to the Ibrahim Pasha Palace - Turkish Islamic Art Museum.

Overnight: La Quinta Hotel or similar, Istanbul

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 4 Gallipoli Tour – Canakkale

Today, depart for Gallipoli to visit the historic battlefields of World War I. Along the way, there will be a rest stop in a restaurant area.

Arrive in Gallipoli at midday and enjoy lunch at leisure (not included) before departing for the battlefields. Visit Gaba Tepe Museum, Ari Burnu Cemetery, Anzac Cove, Beach Cemetery, Shrapnel Valley and Plugge’s Plateau. After the tour, drive to the hotel in Canakkale, travelling approximately 315 kilometres throughout the day.

Overnight: Troia Tusan Hotel or similar

Meals included: Breakfast; Dinner

Day 5 Canakkale – Troy Tour – Pergamon Tour – Kusadasi

Today, you will visit the famous archaeological and mythological site of Troy, home of the Trojan Horse and Helen of Troy.

After the tour, drive to Pergamon. Upon arrival, enjoy lunch at leisure (not included) then depart for a tour of the magnificent acropolis of Pergamon. Its impressive temples and library made it a renowned cultural and political centre at the time. Pergamon is famous for its jewellery, stones and silver, so today you will enjoy a stop at a jewellery centre. Arrive in Kusadasi this evening in time for dinner, travelling approximately 400 kilometres today.

Overnight: Ramada Kusadasi Hotel & Spa or similar, Kusadasi

Meals included: Breakfast; Dinner

Day 6 Ephesus Tour & Sirince Tour

Today, enjoy a guided tour of Ephesus. One of the best preserved ancient sites in the world, visit the Temple of Artemis, Curetes Street, Roman baths, the Library of Celsus, Grand Theatre and the House of the Virgin Mary. Then visit a place that continues to perform one of the oldest arts of Turkey, a carpet-weaving centre.

Afterwards, enjoy a tour of the Turkish village of Sirince. A pretty village that mostly dates back to the 19th century, with original white painted houses. Sirince also has a fantastic reputation for making some of the best wines in Turkey - especially fruit wines. Visit a vineyard and learn how to make fruit wine with Turkish winemakers. On the way back to the hotel, visit one of the famous leather production centres of the region.

Overnight: Ramada Kusadasi Hotel & Spa or similar, Kusadasi

Meals included: Breakfast; Dinner

Day 7 Kusadasi - Fethiye - Turkish Riviera Gulet Cruise

After breakfast, depart for Fethiye. Stop for a refreshment break on the way, before arriving at the Fethiye Harbour. Here you will board a traditional gulet, your home for the next 7 nights.

Get to know your crew for the first dinner before setting sail from the picturesque harbour. Fethiye Harbour is where the Mediterranean meets the Aegean Sea and is full of delightful little coves. This evening is the chance to get to know fellow sailors over a few drinks and a sunset on board. The boat will dock in Samanlik Bay.

Overnight: Gulet 'Mozaik', 'Buket' or similar

Meals included: Breakfast; Dinner

Day 8 Samanlik Bay - St Nicholas Island

Set sail early this morning along the picturesque coast of Fethiye, stopping for lunch in a secluded bay. Next, depart to Butterfly Valley, where you will get the chance to visit this amazing bay that hosts 136 different varieties of butterflies.

Next, cruise to Oludeniz (the Blue Lagoon) for a visit and swim. Oludeniz is a virtual paradise, with the warm turquoise waters flanked by sheer mountains; it’s a beautiful place to escape. Tonight the boat is anchored just near St Nicholas Island, where you can explore the ruins of a Byzantine settlement before another social dinner on deck.

Overnight: Gulet 'Mozaik', 'Buket' or similar

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 9 St Nicholas Island - Kas

Enjoy a sunrise departure to Yesilkoy this morning for breakfast and a swim in a quiet bay surrounded by olive groves. Afterwards, it’s on to Kas, the pearl of the Med, where you'll spend 1 to 2 hours in the afternoon wandering tiny little streets and markets with the chance to go shopping for local hand-made trinkets, including beautiful ceramics and jewellery. Kas is one of the best shopping ports along the Mediterranean. Later in the day, we’ll depart for the idyllic Limanagzi Bay for a well-earned swim and dinner.

Overnight: Gulet 'Mozaik', 'Buket' or similar

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 10 Kas - Ucagiz

This morning, set sail for Cayagzi, Demre where you will have the option to transfer by car to Myra and St Nicholas Church. (Please inform your captain if you would like to visit there, transfers not included).

After lunch, visit the city of Simena which is a traditional fishing village with no car access. Here you can see the impressive castle overlooking the bay. The natural amphitheatre of Ucagiz Bay with its Lycian tomb is a perfect morning point to catch a fiery sunset. Today provides an opportunity to explore the ancient sites of Turkey’s Mediterranean coast, before spending the night near Ucagiz surrounded by rolling green hills.

Overnight: Gulet 'Mozaik', 'Buket' or similar

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 11 Ucagiz - Gokkaya

Enjoy a relaxed day today as the boat moves at a slow pace. After a short cruise along the Mediterranean coast, visit Kekova which is home to the sunken city. Afterwards, the boat will settle in the wide Tersane Bay where you will see the ruins of a Byzantine church and a Roman dockyard on the beach. From here, the journey will take you towards Gokkaya where you will spend the remainder of the evening.

Overnight: Gulet 'Mozaik', 'Buket' or similar

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 12 Gokkaya - Yesilkoy

After breakfast, cruise to Firnaz Bay for a swim. Then it’s on to Kalkan, a picturesque little town of true unspoilt beauty where you can eplore the cobbled streets of this charming Turkish village. In the afternoon, enjoy swimming in the crystal clear waters and dinner in Yesilkoy.

Overnight: Gulet 'Mozaik', 'Buket' or similar

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 13 Yesilkoy - Fethiye

After an early start, you'll moor up in Camli Burun which is a sheltered bay surrounded by pine clad ridges. After breakfast, you'll sail to Boncuklu Bay for some more leisure time, sunbathing and swimming. Tonight, you will port back to Fethiye to discover the long history of this important hub.

Overnight: Gulet 'Mozaik', 'Buket' or similar

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 14 Fethiye - Free Day

After breakfast, disembark your gulet cruise and make your way to your hotel. Enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.

Overnight: Alesta Yacht Hotel or Similar

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 15 Fethiye - Istanbul

This morning, depart to Dalaman Airport for your internal flight to Istanbul. Upon arrival, be transferred to your hotel and enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.

Overnight: La Quinta Hotel or similar, Istanbul

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 16 Istanbul, Turkey - Australia (or New Zealand)

Today, at the appropriate time, you will be transferred to the airport for your return flight to Australia (or New Zealand).

Meals included: Breakfast; In-Flight

Day 17 Arrive in Australia (or New Zealand)

Please note: Some flights may arrive +1 days later.

Important Info

Booking information
 
After purchase, you will receive a receipt and a Purchase Confirmation, directing you to an online Passenger Information Form. You must complete the Passenger Information Form within 72 hours of purchase. Any special requests, preferences and optional extras MUST be clearly stated in your Passenger Information Form. Any change requested after submitting your Passenger Information Form cannot be guaranteed, is strictly subject to availability and will incur surcharges as outlined in the Schedule of Fees below.
 
On purchasing this Travel Offer, you are bound by the General Terms and Conditions and the specific terms and conditions outlined in this Important Information.  
 
Please note: All countries and territories have different entry requirements in relation to vaccinations, quarantine/isolation periods and travel restrictions. Due to the evolving nature, we would ask all of our customers to monitor, meet and adhere to the specific requirements of their intended destination(s) in the lead-up to and immediately before travel, as well as any requirements post-travel upon their return.
 
CANCELLATION POLICY
Covid-19 Booking Policy
Qantas Tours packages are non-refundable. If your Qantas Tours package is affected by Covid-19 related travel restrictions and you are unable to travel, you will receive either a free date change (credit that is specific to your original package and purchase value) or an open credit less any non-recoverable supplier fees to the value of your original purchase for use on any other Qantas Tours or package available via the TripADeal website.
 
Please note: Date change credits are subject to availability and not guaranteed until confirmed by TripADeal, not the tour operator you are due to stay with.
 
We recommend you consider purchasing travel insurance with Covid-19 protection. The standard cancellation policy will apply if you cannot travel because you have tested positive for Covid-19.
 
Please note: All additional charges are payable in AUD (unless otherwise stated). 
 
 
 
Offer essentials

This travel offer is valid for travel on selected dates until 13 October 2024
 
This travel offer is priced per person based on a twin share.
 
Single Traveller Supplement
For solo travellers, a mandatory single supplement of $1,600 applies. 
 
Please note: Accommodation for single customers who are travelling on a tour or cruise package may be in a single room, depending on availability.
 
Departure Dates 
2024 
September: 22
 
2025
March: 30
April: 13, 27
May: 4, 18
June: 8, *22
September: *14, *28
October: 05, 19
Please note: See checkout for live dates and availability.
 
Surcharges
Please note: 
• Dates/months with a * incur a high season surcharge of $650 per person.
 
Departure Cities 
Sydney, Melbourne, *Brisbane, Perth, *Adelaide or *Auckland
 
Departure City Surcharges
Brisbane: $100 per person
Auckland or Adelaide: $200 per person 
 
Flights

International Full-Service Airline(s) Used  
• Cabin Class: Economy Class.
• Airlines: Singapore Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Etihad Airways, Qatar Airways, Air New Zealand, Emirates, Thai Airways, Qantas and partners (subject to availability). 
 
Domestic Flights Luggage Allowance 
• 15 kilograms checked-in baggage.
• 8 kilograms of hand luggage.
Please note:
• TripADeal cannot accommodate one-way flights. Travellers must take all included flights within the package, and any flights intentionally forfeited will result in later flights being subject to cancellation.
• Passengers can purchase more baggage allowance if required at the airport however additional charges may apply. 
 
Preferred Airline Surcharge  
Cabin Class: Economy Class.
• Singapore Airlines: $400 per person.
• Emirates: $400 per person.
• Qatar Airways: $400 per person.
• Turkish Airways: $400 per person.
Please note:
• Preferred airlines are subject to availability. If we are unable to fulfil your request, the above extra cost will be refunded.
• On any upgrade purchase, short-haul flights and domestic flight sectors are not guaranteed, subject to aircraft configuration.
• In the event that a purchased stopover package and a purchased preferred airline upgrade are not compatible, you will have the option to receive a refund for the guaranteed airline upgrade or be offered an alternative stopover city option, e.g if you choose to fly with Singapore Airlines you cannot stopover in Dubai.
• Preferred airline refers to the marketing carrier and could include codeshare partners. 
 
Arrive Early in Istanbul, Turkey  
$300 per person.
High season dates range up to $700 per person, subject to availability.
Please note:
• This fee does not include extra nights' accommodation, meals or airport transfers.
• You may book a date to arrive early via our website but only a date that is within 30 days of the tour departure date. If you wish to arrive earlier than 30 days before your tour departure date, please call our friendly staff for availability and pricing. Additional costs may apply.
• No flight booking changes or cancellations are permitted after air tickets have been issued.
• Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking.
• High season arrive early can be purchased for up to $700.
• High season surcharges apply to flights departing between the below date ranges (only available for purchase over the phone):
01/06/2024 - 14/08/2024
23/09/2024 - 20/10/2024
06/12/2024 - 31/01/2025
28/03/2025 - 27/04/2025
16/06/2025 - 20/07/2025
15/09/2025 - 12/10/2025
01/12/2025 - 31/01/2026 
 
Stay Behind in Istanbul, Turkey  
$300 per person.
High season dates up to $700 per person, subject to availability.
Please note:
• This fee does not include extra nights' accommodation, meals or airport transfers.
• A stay behind can only be booked up to one month after your package end date upon check-out. Should you wish to stay later, please contact us to request availability. Additional costs may apply.
• No flight booking changes or cancellations are permitted after air tickets have been issued.
• Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking. High season stay behind can be purchased for up to $700 per person, subject to availability.
• High season surcharges apply to flights departing between the below date ranges (only available for purchase over the phone):
01/06/2024 - 14/08/2024
23/09/2024 - 20/10/2024
06/12/2024 - 31/01/2025
28/03/2025 - 27/04/2025
16/06/2025 - 20/07/2025
15/09/2025 - 12/10/2025
01/12/2025 - 31/01/2026 
 
Stopover Packages 
*Dubai
Twin share: $1,000 per person twin share/one way.
Solo Traveller: $1,500 one way.
* Doha
Twin share: $1,000 per person twin share/one way.
Solo Traveller: $1,500 one way.
* Singapore
Twin share: $1,200 per person/one way.
Solo Traveller: $1,800 one way. 
Please note:  
• When a pre and post-tour stopover is chosen, the same stopover location must be chosen each way, due to the airline used.
• When selecting an Arrive Early or Stay Behind in conjunction with a Stopover Package, the stopover will take place after the departure date you select for your Arrive Early or Stay Behind.
• Stopover packages are subject to availability.
• Blackout dates apply to flights departing between the below date ranges:
01 December 2023 - 09 February 2024
18 March 2024 - 30 April 2024
01 June 2024 - 14 August 2024
23 September 2024 - 20 October 2024
06 December 2024 - 31 January 2025
Singapore Grand Prix: September 2024
Doha Grand Prix: October 2024
Doha MotoGP: November 2024 
 
Flight Class Upgrades  
For Business Class or Premium Economy pricing, please refer to the payment cart at checkout. 
Please note: 
• Flight upgrades are subject to availability and pricing changes (if we cannot fulfil your request, the upgrade cost will be refunded).
• On any upgrade purchase, short-haul flights and domestic flight sectors are not guaranteed, subject to aircraft configuration. 
 
Domestic Flight Information  
Baggage allowance per person:
• 1 x 15 kilograms of checked baggage.
• 1 x 7 kilograms of carry-on baggage. 
 
Cruise 

Gulet Cruise  
Sail aboard a chartered gulet, such as the Mozaik, Buket or similar. Gulets are traditional wooden sailing vessels that have been used along the southwestern coast of Turkey for centuries. Ranging in size from 14 to 35 metres in length, they are now one of the most popular ways for tourists to explore the coastlines of Turkey and Greece. Depending on the group size- it will be either an 8-cabin or 10-cabin gulet. 
 
Cabins  
All cabins are subject to availability; some cabins may have restricted views. 
 
Accommodation

Accommodation Used 
4 & 5-Star Properties (Self-Rated) 
• Istanbul: La Quinta Hotel.
• Canakkale: Troia Tusan Hotel.
• Kusadasi: Ramada Kusadasi Hotel.
• Fethiye: Alesta Yacht Hotel.
• Cruise: Buket Gulet, Mozaik Gulet or similar. 
Please note: Accommodation/rooms offered are based on a lead-in room type and are subject to availability based on seasonality. In the instance a property is not available, a similar standard of accommodation will be provided. Properties will be confirmed and included in your travel pack, which you will receive 4-6 weeks before travel. 
 
Extra Nights  
Not available. 
 
Maximum Room Capacity  
2 people. 
 
Child Policy  
• No child discounts. The full price applies to all children travelling with their parents.
• Valid for Children 12 years old and over. 
Please note: Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult 18 years old and over to travel. No unaccompanied minors are allowed. 
 
Triple Share  
Not available. 
 
Bedding Configuration  
Double Bed Configuration.
Please note: Due to cabin sizes, twin singles are not available.
 
 
 
General information

Minimum group size 16, maximum group size 20 per vehicle.
 
 
 
Exclusions

• Visa fees and requirements 
• Meals/beverages not stated in the deal offer
• Gratuities/tipping 
• Optional activities/tours 
• Personal expenses
• City tax
• Travel insurance
 
 
 
Other important information

TOUR GUIDE VS. TOUR LEADER
Tour Guide: 
Often locals with intimate knowledge of an area, its culture, and history. Their role entails providing commentary, routing the tour, and seeing that people have a good time. They are a licensed, qualified expert who supplies specific information on the history, art, architecture and culture of the city/village/attraction where they are guiding the tour. The guide meets the group at the required place and leaves it at the end of the tour; they do not travel with the group. 
 
Tour Leader: 
An experienced person tasked with ensuring the smooth operation of tours, as well as providing practical support to passengers throughout the whole trip. Their role primarily includes assisting with accommodation, transportation between locations, and communication with tour guides at each stop. A tour leader may provide general guidance around a city or village and offer information on the place visited on the bus. However, they are not required to have specific art, architecture, or historical knowledge. They are not allowed to provide a guided tour or commentary of a city/village/attraction once there and, if caught doing so, can be fined. 
 
Please note: Tour leaders/guides are not a standard inclusion in all travel offers. Tour leaders/guides will only be made available when required to enhance the experience of the destination featured. 
 
CLIMATE & AVERAGE TEMPERATURES
Istanbul
Temperatures in May/June and September/October are between 22°C and 30°C.
 
Kusadasi
There are two main seasons in Kusadasi: the cold season and hot season, which basically correlate with winter and summer in other parts of Europe. The shoulder seasons, autumn and spring, experience weather patterns that are a mix of both the cold and warm seasons.
 
Fethiye
Average temperatures in Fethiye vary greatly. Considering humidity, temperatures feel comfortable most of the year, excluding some hot weeks in the summer, with a very low chance of precipitation throughout the year.
 
FLIGHTS
Seat Selection & Frequent Flyer Points:
At Qantas Tours, we do not arrange seat selection. It is essential to highlight that some airlines do not allow pre-selected seats. We strongly suggest you contact the airline directly with seating allocation requirements and/or arrive at the airport earlier to arrange your seating. While we do not add frequent flyer member details to bookings, you can do this directly with the airline once you have your flight information.
 
Passport Validity:
Customers must provide valid passport details either at the time of purchase or no later than 45 days before the departure date. Failure to do so may result in the cancellation of the booking. Customers will be responsible for any costs and fees incurred in this instance.
 
COACH TOUR
Meals:
30 meals in total are included in the package, for all other meals; lunches and dinners the tour leader (when available) will offer assistance with reservations, suggestions and directions to local restaurants. It is your responsibility to notify Qantas Tours of any dietary requests/requirements.
Please note: We will do our best to meet your requests/requirements; however, we cannot guarantee that we will always be able to.
 
Luggage:
You will be responsible for all your personal belongings while on tour. You must carry your own luggage from the vehicle to the hotel room and back to the vehicle. The driver will assist with the uploading and unloading of bags from the vehicle.
 
OTHER
Mobility:
If you would love to travel with Qantas Tours and require wheelchair access please contact our friendly sales and service team to inquire on your behalf.
 
Fitness Level Required:
Our vehicles are not equipped with wheelchair access, so, unfortunately, our tours are currently not suitable for wheelchair users and those less mobile.
Please note: A general level of fitness will be required. If you have any concerns please consult your healthcare provider prior to purchase/travel.
 
Gratuities / Tipping:
Land
Gratuities (tips) are not included in the tour price for the services of the tour leader (when available) and driver throughout the tour. The recommended tip is €5 EUR per person per day this covers the guide/leader and the driver, which will be collected whilst on tour.
 
Please note: Tipping for services provided is always a matter of personal discretion; however, please be aware that many locals consider tipping part of their normal remuneration, and they may approach you for payment; there's no need to be intimidated by the request.
 
Sightseeing:
Please note: If entrance to a site is affected by changes in operating hours or public holiday closures, your itinerary, where possible, may be adjusted, or a similar activity will be offered in its place (subject to availability).
 
Shopping: 
Shopping overseas can be a daunting and confusing experience, especially when there is a language barrier. Please be very cautious when foreign currencies and prices are involved. If paying by credit card, please pay close attention to the amount you are being charged and keep all your receipts. 
 
Do not make any purchases you are not comfortable with or feel pressured into. If you are uncertain or need assistance with the language barrier, please seek assistance from your tour guide/leader.
 
Please refer to our Terms and Conditions regarding shopping for further information.
 
 
 
 
Visas

A tourist visa is a strict requirement if travelling on an Australian Passport. You will be able to start your e-Visa application process once you receive your final travel documentation 6 weeks prior to departure.
 
Important: 
• Please start arranging your visa three weeks before departure to account for any delays due to consulate operating hours.
• Visa rules may have changed since Covid-19. Some countries and airlines may require you to obtain an additional visa before arrival. Please check with the nearest embassy, consulate or immigration department of the destination you're entering.
 
Please note: 
• Passengers who are not Australian citizens must also check with the respective consulate or visa agency to determine what their visa requirements are and what personal identification is required.
• It is also important to note that some areas of employment, such as journalism, government authorities and charity organisations, may have additional restrictions in applying for visas. This may, in turn, affect the type of application required.
 
 

Schedule of fees

Voluntary Changes
Includes booking changes requested by you, including but not limited to those changes requiring an airline ticket or a Purchase Confirmation reissue.
 • Changes - $100.00 per booking + additional charges from the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel providers.
 
Name Changes Due To Passenger Error
• If the incorrect name has been advised to Qantas Tours, charges of $100.00 per booking + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel providers.
 
Supplier Fees
In the event the Travel Offer you have purchased is unable to proceed, and/or a travel Supplier is unable to fulfil the Travel Offer due to external circumstances (Limitation of Liability e.g. a Force Majeure event), there may be a fee or amount of money that is withheld by our Suppliers and is unrecoverable. This may be due to non-refundable airline tickets, cancellation penalties with cruise cabins or unrecoverable payments with our land/accommodation partners. Qantas Tours has committed to these costs as your Agent and will endeavour to recover all funds committed and/or paid for your Travel Offer, but this may not be possible in all circumstances. If refunds are unavailable from Suppliers, we will endeavour to obtain a travel credit on the best terms available and communicate these outcomes to you. If Qantas Tours cannot obtain a refund or travel service credit, or part thereof, this cost is passed on to the customer as a Supplier Fee. This fee is not revenue-raising and is paid to or withheld by our suppliers when recovering payments.

Important information
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You must be a Qantas Frequent Flyer member to earn points. A joining fee may apply. Membership and points are subject to the Qantas Frequent Flyer program terms and conditions.

To earn Qantas Points with Qantas Tours, Members will be required to provide a valid Frequent Flyer number and last name at checkout. Only the lead traveller, the primary contact for the booking, will earn 3 Qantas Points per AU$1 spent (including GST) on eligible holiday packages. Qantas Points will not be earned and cannot be redeemed on any amounts payable directly to the hotel. Conditions apply. Qantas Points will be credited to a member's account up to 8 weeks after tour completion. Qantas Points will not be earned on cancelled bookings.

In addition to the 3 Qantas Points per AU$1 spent, each Frequent Flyer member who enters their Qantas Frequent Flyer number into the booking will also earn Status Credits and Qantas Points on the flight component of the package. The amount you earn depends on your flights, the operating airline, fare class and member status. Find out how many Qantas Points you could earn on your next Qantas Tours flights with our online Points Calculator. Terms and conditions apply.

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Points Plus Pay allows you to choose the number of Qantas Points you redeem above the minimum level of 4,000 and pay for the remainder of the booking value with an accepted payment method. TripADeal booking terms and conditions apply.

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Earn up to 30,000 Bonus Qantas Points Offer - Terms and Conditions

You must be a Qantas Frequent Flyer member to earn and use points. Qantas Frequent Flyer members can earn up to 30,000 Bonus Qantas Points on deals listed on qantas.com/tours where cash spent criteria (as listed below) is met during the promotion period of 12:01am Tuesday 16 April 2024 to 11:59pm Friday 31 May 2024 (AEST).

Cash spent criteria is the following:
Customers who spend $999 - $4,999 will receive 10,000 Bonus Qantas Points; customers who spend $5,000 - $9,999 will receive 15,000 Bonus Qantas Points; customers who spend $10,000 - $14,999 will receive 20,000 Bonus Qantas Points; customers who spend $15,000 - $19,999 will receive 25,000 Bonus Qantas Points; and customers who spend $20,000+ will receive 30,000 Bonus Qantas Points.

The offer can be used in conjunction with bookings made using Qantas Points, however the Bonus Qantas Points are based on cash spent excluding Point Redemptions, and the minimum cash spend to qualify for the offer is $999, excluding Point Redemptions and promotional vouchers.

Bonus Qantas Points will be issued to the member who has made the booking and is valid once per order. This is in addition to the standard 3 Qantas Points earnt per $1 spent on the total booking value.

The offer is non-refundable, non-redeemable for cash, and cannot be used with any other offer/promotion. Offer excludes credit card surcharges.

All deals and associated base prices and travel dates are subject to availability and may be sold out, or can be withdrawn or varied without notice. All bookings will be bound by the Terms and Conditions and Important Information of your selected deal.

Payment is required in full, together with the redemption of the offer. The offer must be used within the stated validity period.

Qantas Tours is operated by TripADeal. To redeem this offer, book online at qantas.com/tours or contact the TripADeal Sales and Service centre on 137 066. Changes, refunds, cancellations and other service queries are bound by the TripADeal terms and conditions. Qantas Points will be credited to a member's account up to 8 weeks after cruise, or tour completion. Qantas Points will not be earned on cancelled bookings, or on any amounts payable directly to the hotel, cruise or tour operator.

Terms and conditions are subject to change at any time and without notice