Dubrovnik, Croatia.
The Blue Mosque, also known by its official name, the Sultan Ahmed Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey.
Plitvice Lakes, Croatia.
Venice, Italy.
Dubrovnik, Croatia.
Inside the Sultan Ahmed Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey.
Spice Bazaar, Istanbul, Turkey.
Turkish coffee brewing process in the sand and elderflower syrup, Sirince, Turkey.
The picturesque village of Sirince, Turkey.
Library of Celsus ruins in Ephesus, Turkey. (optional tour)
Library of Celsus ruins in Ephesus, Turkey. (optional tour)
Kusadasi, Turkey.
The Acropolis of Pergamon (Turkey) was a major centre of learning in the ancient world.
Separate fact from fiction in Troy, Turkey.
Canakkale Martyrs Memorial, Turkey.
Gallipoli, Turkey.
Anzac Cove, Turkey.
St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Sofia, Bulgaria.
Ohrid, North Macedonia.
Ohrid Lake in North Macedonia.
Tirana, Albania.
Kruje, Albania.
Budva, Montenegro.
Dubrovnik, Croatia.
Split, Croatia.
The second largest city in Croatia, Split lies on the Adriatic Sea.
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia.
Dragon Bridge in Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia.
Ljubljana, Slovenia.
Venice, Italy.
St Mark's Square, Italy.
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Best of Italy, Turkey & The Balkans

Operated by TripADeal
Turkey, Croatia, Albania, Macedonia, Italy & more
Discover the historical sites of Istanbul, Sofia, Dubrovnik & Venice
Marvel at the beauty of the Adriatic coastline & Plitvice National Park
Dates: 15 Apr - 21 Oct 2024
Earn & Use Qantas Points
Return international full-service flights
22 nights 4 & 5-star hotel accommodation
Enjoy daily breakfast throughout the tour
Arrival airport transfer on day 2


United by geography, culture and history, Italy, Turkey and the Balkans offer a unique travel experience in this fantastic 25-day package.

Start in Turkey, a diverse nation straddling two continents. With a captivating blend of Eastern and Western influences, its Ottoman and ancient Greek history means this country boasts iconic landmarks like the Hagia Sophia and the ancient ruins of Troy, just to name a few. Its warm hospitality, mouthwatering cuisine, and historical treasures make it a mesmerising destination.

From Turkey, travel through the Balkan region. This geographical area in southeastern Europe takes its name from the Balkan Mountains stretching throughout Bulgaria. This package will take you to Bulgaria, North Macedonia, Albania, Montenegro, Croatia and Slovenia, uncovering the highlights of each nation, the peculiarities of each culture and their most unforgettable sites: the imponent Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Sofia, Lake Ohrid, Europe’s oldest lake, in North Macedonia; the Dragon Bridge in Ljubljana, Slovenia; and the 16 crystal blue lakes cascading into 92 spectacular waterfalls in Plitvice National Park, Croatia.

End your trip in fabulous Italy with a tour of Venice. Built on more than 100 islands in a lagoon in the Adriatic Sea, it became a major financial and maritime power during the Middle Ages and Renaissance. Today, it boasts landmarks such as Piazza San Marco, St Mark’s Basilica, the Doge Palace and the Bell Tower that attract visitors from around the globe.

With return international full-service flights, 22 nights of 4 & 5-star hotel accommodation and daily breakfast throughout the tour, this package is a bucket list experience waiting for you!

Want more? Arrive early in Istanbul or Stay Behind in Venice packages available.

Tour Inclusions

  • Explore the highlights of tantalising Turkey
  • Tour the best of the Balkans, including Bulgaria, Croatia, Montenegro, Albania, Macedonia and Slovenia
  • Enjoy a city tour of Istanbul
  • Visit Topkapi Palace on a city tour of the historic city of Istanbul
  • See Sultan Ahmet Imperial Mosque and explore the Hippodrome
  • Experience the sights, sounds and smell of the Spice Bazaar
  • Visit Cumalikizik village, an ancient Ottoman town and UNESCO world heritage site
  • Travel to the pretty Turkish village of Sirince
  • Visit a vineyard and learn how to make fruit wine with Turkish wine makers
  • Separate fact from fiction at the archaeological site of Troy
  • Travel to Gallipoli and explore the historic battlefields
  • Visit the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral on a sightseeing tour of Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Enjoy a half day city tour of Ohrid in Macedonia
  • Marvel at the beauty of the resort town, Durres in Albania
  • See the historic old town on a city tour of Budva, Montenegro
  • Explore the medieval walled city of Dubrovnik on a guided walking tour
  • Enjoy a day at leisure in the Pearl of the Adriatic – Dubrovnik
  • Swim in crystal clear waters throughout the Dalmatian Coast
  • Spend the night in the historic city of Split, Croatia
  • Explore the magnificent Plitvice Lakes National Park, with 96 spectacular waterfalls
  • Explore Ljubljana, the charming capital of Slovenia
  • Admire the beautiful buildings and architecture as you cruise the waters of Venice
  • Explore the maze-like streets and canals of Venice, Italy

Return international full service flights - City surcharges may apply

  • 22 nights 4 & 5-star hotel accommodation
  • Enjoy daily breakfast throughout the tour
  • English-speaking tour leader and local guides for city tours
  • Transportation by private air-conditioned vehicles
  • Day 2: Airport arrival transfer
  • 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. (See checkout for details)
  • Guaranteed Airline: Fly with a guaranteed airline. (See checkout for details)

Please note: Extra charges may apply. See the Important Info section and checkout cart for fees and details.

Day 1 Australia (or New Zealand) – Istanbul, Turkey

Today, depart for Istanbul, Turkey!

Please note: Some customers may depart on day 2 and arrive on day 2.

Meals included: In-Flight

Day 2 Welcome to Istanbul, Turkey!

Upon arrival into Istanbul, make your way to Exit 14 (IST Airport) and be met by the tour leader and transferred to the hotel. If you are too early for check-in, your luggage can be stored at the hotel until the room is ready. The rest of the day is yours to explore this vibrant city at leisure.

Istanbul was the capital city of Byzantium, Roman Empires and Ottoman State. It is a fascinating city, which crosses two continents: Europe and Asia. Istanbul is full of museums, bazaars, minarets, mosques, churches, palaces, and restaurants catering to everyone’s taste.

Overnight: La Quinta Hotel or similar, Istanbul

Meals included: None

Day 3 Istanbul City Tour

After breakfast, enjoy a tour of Istanbul City. Visit the Hippodrome, the ancient structure was the scene of chariot races, featuring the three monuments: the Obelisk of Theodosius, the bronze Serpentine Column, and the Column of Constantine. Continue to the Sultan Ahmet Imperial Mosque, near the Hagia Sophia Grand Mosque, built in the 16th Century by the architect Mehmet, and known as the Blue Mosque because of its magnificent interior decoration of blue Iznik Tiles.

The next stop is Topkapi Palace, the great palace of the Ottoman sultans from the 15th to the 19th centuries, housing an exquisite collection of crystal, silver, and Chinese porcelain robes worn by the sultans and their families.

Later in the afternoon, after lunch at leisure (not included), head to the famous Spice Bazaar, where the air is filled with the enticing aromas of cinnamon, caraway, saffron, mint, thyme and every other conceivable herb and spice. Browse the authentic gifts, Turkish coffee, herbs, spices and handicrafts.

Overnight: La Quinta Hotel or similar, Istanbul

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 4 Istanbul - Bursa

After breakfast today you will travel to Bursa, Turkey’s fourth largest city, located in Anatolia at the foot of Mount Uludag, which is shrouded by mystery and legends. Bursa was the first capital of the Ottoman Empire. Here, visit the Green Mosque, the Grand Mosque and the Mausoleum complex. There will be time in the afternoon to explore the city’s bazzars, silk markets and historic monuments.

Thereafter you will be transferred to visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Cumalikizik, an important village settlement showcasing ottoman architecture, 12 Km east of Bursa, one Turkey’s main cities. Traditional lifestyles are still maintained in Cumalikzik, and most of the houses continue to be used as residences. In this manner, the village offers visitors an atmosphere that bears traces of ancient times. 

 After the tour, be transferred to the hotel, in an approximately 152-Km day. 

Overnight: Hilton Hotel or similar, Bursa

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 5 Bursa - Sirince Village Tour - Kusadasi

Today, travel to Ephesus and enjoy a lunch break, before embarking on a tour to the Turkish village of Sirince, known for its pretty white-painted houses. Sirince also has a fantastic reputation for making some of the best wines in Turkey, especially fruit wines. Enjoy a visit to the 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. On completion of the tour, continue to travel to Kusadasi, in an approximately 440-Km day.

Overnight: Ramada Kusadasi Hotel, Kusadasi

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 6 Kusadasi – Free Day

Today, enjoy a free day at leisure to explore this magnificent beachside city or choose to embark on an optional excursion to Ephesus.

Overnight: Ramada Kusadasi Hotel, Kusadasi

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 7 Kusadasi - Pergamon Tour- Troy Tour- Canakkale

Today, depart Kusadasi for your next adventure. En-route to Canakkale, commence a tour of Pergamon, where you will enjoy some free time before departing for a tour of its magnificent Acropolis. Pergamon’s impressive temples and library once made it a renowned cultural and political centre. Today, the town is famous for its jewellery, stones and silver, so a stop at a jewellery centre is a must. 


Then, continue to the ancient site of Troy, see the remnants of the ancient city walls and the famed wooden horse as you learn about the groundbreaking archaeological digs and how the site has baffled historians, approximately 444 km/day. 

Overnight: Troia Tusan Hotel or similar, Canakkale

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 8 Canakkale - Gallipoli Tour

This morning, depart for Gallipoli to visit the battlefields, upon arrival in Gallipoli around midday, enjoy some free time for lunch before departing for the battlefields. Visit Kabatepe Museum, Ari Burnu Cemetery, Anzac Cove, Beach Cemetery, Shrapnel Valley and Plugge’s Plateau. After the tour, head back to Canakkale and enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure

Overnight: Troia Tusan Hotel or similar, Canakkale

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 9 Cannakale - Edirne

After breakfast around midday, depart for Edirne, a 231 km/day. Upon arrival to Edirne check in to your hotel and the rest of the day is at your leisure.

Overnight: Sofia Ramada Hotel or similar, Edirne

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 10 Edirne– Sofia, Bulgaria

After breakfast, depart for Sofia in Bulgaria. Arrive in Sofia around noon. Sofia is surrounded by soul-stirring mountains, golden beaches and sprawling parkland. Sofia is the capital and largest city of the Republic of Bulgaria. With a history that stretches over seven millennia, ruin-rich Sofia is one of Europe’s oldest cities.

In the afternoon, commence a city tour of Sofia, visit the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral - one of the largest Eastern Orthodox cathedrals in Europe, as well as one of Sofia’s symbols and a primary tourist attraction. Continue to St George Rotunda, St Sophia Church, National Theatre, and the former Royal Palace, which now houses the National Revival Art Gallery and the Ethnographic Museum, in an approximately 311-km day.

 After the tour, enjoy the rest of the day at leisure to explore this magnificent city.

Overnight: Hotel Ramada Princess or similar, Sofia

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 11 Sofia - Free Day

Enjoy a free day to explore this magical destination. Sofia is the capital and largest city of Bulgaria, located in the western part of the country. The city of Sofia has a long and diverse history, with traces of settlements dating back to at least 7000 BC. Throughout its history, Sofia has been influenced by various civilizations, including Thracians, Romans, Byzantines, Ottomans and Soviets. Sofia is known for its cultural scene, with numerous theaters, art galleries, museums, and music venues. The city has a bustling nightlife and a wide range of dining options, offering both traditional Bulgarian cuisine and international flavours.

Overnight: Hotel Ramada Princess or similar, Sofia

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 12 Sofia - Skopje - Ohrid, North Macedonia

After breakfast,depart to Ohrid. On route, stop in Skopje, Macedonia, where you will arrive in the mid afternoon. The city is famous for being the birthplace of Mother Teresa. Here, enjoy a panoramic city tour with free time for a late lunch (not included). Afterwards depart for Ohrid, upon arrival check into the hotel, in an approximately 443-Km day.

Overnight: Hotel Su or similar, Ohrid

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 13 Ohrid City Tour

Following breakfast, visit a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where you will enjoy a walking tour of the old city situated along a hill at the edge of Lake Ohrid. Lake Ohrid is famous as it’s Europe’s oldest lake, having formed over three million years ago. The tour will include Hadzi Turgut Mosque/ Krst Dazmija. The mosque was built in 1466 by the Turkish Empire and is believed to be the oldest mosque in town. It was built on the former site of the St Kyriaki church. The legend says that the minaret of the mosque had collapsed several times until the Turks left the original Tekke.

Overnight: Hotel Su or similar, Ohrid

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 14 Ohrid, North Macedonia – Durres - Tirana, Albania

After breakfast, depart on a half-day city tour in Durres, visit the newly rebuilt National Archaeological Museum, the Roman Amphitheatre, Venetian Tower and walls, Town Hall Square and the Promenade. Then, continue to Tirana. The remainder of the day will be at leisure for you to explore one of the most fascinating capitals in Eastern Europe, in an approximately 134-Km day.

Overnight: Hotel Tirana International or similar, Tirana

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 15 Tirana – Kruje, Albania – Budva, Montenegro

After breakfast, travel to Budva, the metropolis of Montenegrin tourism due to its sandy beaches, stunning landscapes, nightlife and its historical monuments are just as exciting! Here, enjoy a walk in the city centre and see the most famous tourist attractions: Ballerina and Mogren Beach, Old Town, Ancient Necropolis, Slovenska Plaza, in an approximately 181-Km day. 

Overnight: Hotel Bracera or similar, Budva

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 16 Budva, Montenegro – Dubrovnik, Croatia

After breakfast, you'll head to Dubrovnik, Croatia, known as ‘The Pearl of the Adriatic’. The mediaeval Old Town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy a city tour to discover Rector’s Palace, Franciscan Monastery, Clock Tower and Orlando’s Columns. Afterwards, check into the hotel and enjoy an evening at leisure in this magical destination.

Overnight: Hotel Adria or similar, Dubrovnik

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 17 Dubrovnik Free Day

Today, enjoy a free day to explore this magical city.

Dubrovnik is a captivating city that seamlessly combines history, culture, and natural beauty. Its stunning architecture, picturesque setting and warm Mediterranean climate makes it a must-visit destination for travellers.

Overnight: Hotel Adria or similar, Dubrovnik

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 18 Dubrovnik, Croatia – Split, Croatia

Today, travel to Split, one of the most important cities along the Adriatic Sea. Here you can visit the city’s historical centre (which is UNESCO World Heritage Listed), explore the history of Split, from Diocletian’s Palace (built for the Roman Emperor in 305 CE), Cathedral of Saint Domnius with its 12th century bell tower, and visit the Peristyle courtyard of Diocletian’s Palace, in an approximately 232-Km day. 

Admire the statue of Gregory of Nin by the 20th-century-sculptor Ivan Mestrovic. Also visit the Golden Gate, Riva Promenade, Old Town Hall, City Clock on People's Square. Visit the fish market, explore the old neighbourhood of Varos and much more.

Overnight: Hotel Corner or similar, Split

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 19 Split – Plitvice

After breakfast, proceed to Plitvice National Park, a well known UNESCO World Heritage Site with 16 crystal blue lakes cascading into 92 spectacular waterfalls. Plitvice is Croatia’s oldest National Park. Walk on the wooden promenades with magnificent views on the waters where every turn leads to a breathtaking scenery and yet another waterfall. Surrounded by dense woods, Plitvice Lake is a natural phenomenon of rare and unique beauty, approximately 241-Km day. 

Overnight: Hotel Lakeside or similar, Plitvice

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 20 Plitvice - Croatia – Ljubljana, Slovenia

After breakfast, travel to Ljubljana, Slovenia. On route, see Zagreb city, the capital of Croatia, enjoy a walking tour of Zagreb’s Upper and Lower Town districts with amazing city views from the Strossmayer Promenade. 

Afterwards, cross the border into Ljubljana, Slovenia, and check into the hotel. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure, Ljubljana offers a blend of history, culture, and natural beauty. Its welcoming atmosphere, well-preserved architecture, and numerous attractions make it a delightful destination to explore in Slovenia, approximately a 269-Km day.

Overnight: Hotel Austria Trend or similar, Ljubljana

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 21 Ljubljana City Tour

This morning, enjoy a walking tour to see the main tourist attractions of Ljubljana's city centre. These include the National University Library, Congress Square, Cobbler’s Bridge, the New Square, Franciscan Church, the main square with the Prešeren Monument, the Three Bridges, the river promenade, the Municipality Square, the Open-Air Market, Butcher’s Bridge, the Old Square, St. Nicholas Cathedral and Dragon Bridge.

Continue with a visit to Ljubljana Castle and treat yourself to beautiful views of the city from the castle's ramparts. Ljubljana Castle, standing on a hill above the city for about 900 years, is Ljubljana's main attraction. The castle's outlook tower and ramparts offer some of the most beautiful views of the city, while the castle houses a museum exhibition on Slovenian history, a puppet museum, and a number of historical rooms such as the Chapel of St George, the Prison, and a video presentation room called Virtual Castle.

Overnight: Hotel Austria Trend or similar, Ljubljana

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 22 Ljubljana, Slovenia - Venice, Italy

After breakfast, this morning you will be transferred to the magical city of Venice. En route, visit Noventa di Piave McArthur Glen, where you can enjoy some shopping and a lunch break. Upon arrival in Venice, enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. Venice's captivating beauty, rich history, and distinctive atmosphere make it a truly enchanting destination. 

Overnight: Hotel Pesaro Palace or similar, Venice

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 23 Venice City Tour

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the Punta Sabbioni port, where you will board the water bus into the city. Take the time to admire the beautiful buildings and architecture as you cruise the waters of Venice. Upon arrival, be met by a local tour guide at the Piazza San Marco Square and begin your guided tour of Venice. The Piazza San Marco Square is the hub of Venetian life and a great place to start your tour. Surrounding the square you will see the famous St Mark’s Basilica, the Doge Palace, and the Bell Tower (entrances not included). The tour will continue onwards to the Rialto Bridge, the oldest bridge over the Grand Canal, and an icon of the city. Upon the conclusion of the tour, enjoy some time to explore the city on your own. In the afternoon take the water bus back to the port of Punta Sabbioni and return to the hotel.

Overnight: Hotel Pesaro Palace or similar, Venice

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 24 Venice, Italy - Australia (or New Zealand)

Today, at the appropriate time, make your own way to the airport for your return international flight back to Australia (or New Zealand) after your trip of a lifetime!

Meals included: Breakfast; In-Flight

Day 25 Arrive in Australia (or New Zealand)

Please note that some customers may arrive +1 day.

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.



Tour packages are non-refundable. If your tour 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 tour or package available via the Qantas Tours website.


Please note: Date change credits are subject to availability and not guaranteed until confirmed by Qantas Tours, 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 the 21 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 $1,800 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       


April: 15

May: 06, 20 

June: ^10

July: ^^15 

August: ^^12 

September: *16 

October: *07, *21

Please note: see checkout for live dates and availability.



Please note: 

• dates/months with a * incur a high season surcharge of $200 per person.

• dates/months with a ^ incur a high season surcharge of $550 per person.

• dates/months with a ^^ incur a high season surcharge of $750 per person.


International Full-Service Airline(s) Used

• Cabin Class: Economy Class

• Airlines: Turkish Airlines, Emirates, Qatar, Qantas, Etihad, Singapore Airlines, British Airways, Malaysia Airlines, Cathay Pacific, ITA, FinnAir, Lufthansa, Virgin Australia, Air New Zealand and airline partners (subject to availability).


Departure Cities

Sydney, Melbourne, *Brisbane, *Adelaide, Perth or *Auckland


Departure City Surcharges

Brisbane: $100 per person

Adelaide: $200 per person

Auckland: $400 per person

Please note: We 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. 


Missed Flights 

If you fail to arrive for your outbound flight, you risk all flight and land arrangements in your destination being automatically cancelled by the airlines and land operator, respectively. Additional fees may apply to reinstate these services. If you will miss your flight for whatever reason, please contact us as soon as possible to make arrangements.


Guaranteed Airline surcharge

• Cabin Class: Economy Class

• Emirates: $300 per person 

• Qatar: $300 per person 

Please note: 

• Guaranteed 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 guaranteed 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.

• Guaranteed airline refers to the marketing carrier and could include codeshare partners. 


Arrive early in Istanbul, Turkey

$300 AUD 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.

• Blackout dates apply to flights departing between the below date ranges:

01/12/2023 - 09/02/2024

18/03/2024 - 30/04/2024

01/06/2024 - 14/08/2024

23/09/2024 - 20/10/2024

06/12/2024 - 31/01/2025


Stay behind in Venice, Italy

$300 AUD 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.

• Blackout dates apply to flights departing between the below date ranges:

01/12/2023 - 09/02/2024

18/03/2024 - 30/04/2024

01/06/2024 - 14/08/2024

23/09/2024 - 20/10/2024

06/12/2024 - 31/01/2025


Stopover Packages

* Doha

Twin share: $1,000 per person/one way

Solo Traveller: $1,500 one way


* Dubai

Twin share: $1,000 per person/one way

Solo Traveller: $1,500 one way


* Singapore

Twin share: $1,200 per person/one way

Solo Traveller: $1,800 one way


• 2 nights in 4-star accommodation

• Daily breakfast

• Return airport transfers

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.

• In the event that a purchased stopover package and a purchased guaranteed 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.

• Blackout dates apply to flights departing between the below date ranges:

01/12/2023 - 09/02/2024

18/03/2024 - 30/04/2024

01/06/2024 - 14/08/2024

23/09/2024 - 20/10/2024

06/12/2024 - 31/01/2025

Singapore Grand Prix: September 2024 

Doha Grand Prix: October 2024

Doha MotoGP: November 2024

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix (for Dubai): November 2024


Flight Class Upgrades

Business or Premium Economy Class: For 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.



Accommodation Used:

4 & 5-Star Properties (Self-Rated)

  • Istanbul: La Quinta Hotel
  • Bursa: Hilton Hotel
  • Kusadasi: Ramada Kusadasi Hotel
  • Canakkale: Troia Tusan Hotel
  • Edirne: Ramada Hotel
  • Sofia: Ramada Princess Hotel
  • Ohrid: Hotel Su
  • Tirana: Hotel Tirana International
  • Budva: Bracera Hotel
  • Dubrovnik: Adria Hotel
  • Split: Corner Hotel
  • Plitvice: Lakeside Hotel
  • Ljubljana: Austria Trend Hotel
  • Venice: Pesaro Palace Hotel

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 or Twin (subject to availability).

General information

Minimum group size 20, maximum group size 36 per vehicle.


• Visa fees and requirements

• Domestic transfers and flights not stated in the deal offer

• Meals/beverages not stated in the deal offer

• Gratuities/tipping

• Optional activities/tours

• Personal expenses

• Travel insurance

• City Tax

Other important information



Venice, Italy

From January 2023, to enter Venice it will be mandatory for all tourists who are daytripping or staying less than one night in Venice to pay an entrance tax online prior to arrival. The cost of the tax will change based on the season and the turnout of tourists. Prices will range from €3 up to €10 per person, per day.


- Guests staying more than one night in Venice and Venice area (with proof of stay)

- Children 6 years and under

- Residents, home owners, students of Venice

- Tourist bus passengers



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.




March - April have highs of 20°C and lows of 5°C

May-October have highs of 30°C and lows of 13°C

November has highs of 17°C and lows of 8°C


Bulgaria/ North Macedonia:

Bulgaria and Macedonia have a temperate-continental climate with moderate features which is characteristic for Central Europe. with hot summers, cold winters and very distinct seasons. Abundant snowfalls may occur throughout Bulgaria from December to mid-March, especially if you are in the mountainous areas.


Albania/ Montenegro/ Croatia/ Slovenia:


May is when temperatures really begin to climb and the summer season truly begins. The town and ports are filling up with tourists, restaurants and bars are alive, museums open and extend their hours and the weather triumphs it all by warming up considerably. Average temperatures reach a very pleasant high of around 21°C and reach a low of a very manageable 11°C.



The weather in June is one of the warmest you’ll experience. Daily average temperatures in June are about 22°C, highs reaching up to 27°C and lows plummeting to about 16°C. Over the course of the month, the hours of sunshine remain pretty constant, with an average of about 15 hours per day.



September is still very warm, with the average daily temperature ranging from 16-19°C, the highest still a lovely 24°C and the lowest temperature is only around 13°C.



Is still fairly warm during October, but the temperature is noticeably lower than summertime. October’s average daily temperature is about 18°C over the course of the month, with highs decreasing from 22°C to 18°C and lows from 15°C to 12°C. Of course with the temperature being lower at night, it would be wise to pack a few items such as a light jacket just in case.



Spring (March to May): Spring in Venice is mild and pleasant, with temperatures gradually rising. Average temperatures during this season range from 10°C to 19°C (50°F to 66°F). 

Summer (June to August): Summer in Venice is warm and can get quite humid. Average temperatures range from 18°C to 28°C (64°F to 82°F), but it's not uncommon for temperatures to exceed 30°C (86°F) during heatwaves. July and August are the hottest months.

Autumn (September to November): Autumn is another pleasant time to visit Venice. The temperatures start to cool down, with averages ranging from 12°C to 21°C (54°F to 70°F). September can still be warm, while November tends to be cooler and wetter.



Seat Selection & Frequent Flyer Points:

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.




For meals not included, the tour leader (when available) will offer assistance with reservations, suggestions and directions to local restaurants. It is your responsibility to notify us 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.



You will be responsible for all your personal belongings whilst 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.




If you require wheelchair access please contact our friendly sales and service team to inquire on your behalf.


Fitness Level Required:

A moderate level of fitness will be required. 

Moderate may involve more physical activity, including biking, longer day hikes or extended walking and standing, low-altitude treks, and water-based activities such as canoeing or low-grade kayaking. Guests using any walking aid other than a walking stick would be advised to reconsider as surfaces may be uneven.

Please note: If you have any concerns, please consult your healthcare provider prior to purchase/travel.


Gratuities / Tipping:


Gratuities (tips) are not included for the services of the tour leader (when available) and driver throughout the tour. The recommended tip is €5 Euro per person per day. This covers the guide/leader and the driver and will be collected 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.



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 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.



A tourist visa is a strict requirement if travelling on an Australian Passport. You will be able to start your eVisa application process once you receive your final travel documentation 4-6 weeks prior to departure.



A tourist visa is not required for Europe for stays up to 90 days if travelling on an Australian passport.



• 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

This includes booking changes requested by you, including but not limited to those changes requiring an airline ticket or a Purchase Confirmation reissue.

• Changes - $100 AUD per booking and any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel providers.


Name Changes Due To Passenger Error

• If the incorrect name has been provided, charges of $100 AUD per booking and any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel providers.


Supplier Fees

In the event the tour package you have purchased is unable to proceed, and/or a travel Supplier is unable to fulfil the Qantas Tour 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. If refunds are not available from Suppliers, we will endeavour to obtain a travel credit on the best terms available and communicate these outcomes to you. In the event we are unable to obtain a refund or travel service credit, or part thereof, this cost is passed on to the customer as a Supplier Fee.

Important information

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.


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.