Cruise warm turquoise waters to the blue lagoon of Oludeniz, Turkey.
See the impressive Sultan Ahmet Imperial Mosque (Blue Mosque) in Istanbul, Turkey.
Marvel at the ancient ruins of the Library of Celsus in Ephesus, Turkey.
Cruise aboard a luxury Gulet yacht for seven nights through from Fethiye, Turkey.
Admire views from the jacuzzi on the Grand Acar yacht.
Marvel at the grand design of the Topkapi Palace on a tour of Istanbul, Turkey.
Discover why the Sultan Ahmet Imperial Mosque is known as the Blue Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey.
Breathe in enticing aromas as you wander the Spice Bazaar in Istanbul, Turkey.
Walk where soldiers landed on the shores of Anzac Cove in Gallipoli, Turkey.
Explore the Canakkale Martyrs' Memorial on a tour of Gallipoli, Turkey.
Separate fact from fiction at the archaeological site of Troy, Turkey.
See the ancient theatre in the city of Pergamon, Turkey.
Travel to the beautiful village of Sirince, Turkey.
Marvel at the picturesque bays in Fethiye, Turkey.
Explore the Roman theatre in the centre of Fethiye, Turkey.
Make use of water sports equipment on the Grand Acar yacht.
Enjoy outdoor dining with a private chef on the Grand Acar yacht.
Spend an incredible morning docked on the shores of Butterfly Valley, Turkey.
Sit with a book in hand on the deck of the Grand Acar yacht.
Swim in the warm turquoise waters of Oludeniz, Turkey.
Unwind on the sunbathing mats aboard the Grand Acar yacht.
Spend a night anchored near St Nicholas Island, Turkey.
Enjoy a day of shopping for treasure and jewellery in Kas, Turkey.
Relax in the saloon with TV and music system onboard the Grand Acar yacht.
Rest easy in thoughtfully designed cabins onboard the Grand Acar yacht.
Enjoy private bathrooms from all cabins onboard the Grand Acar yacht.
See the impressive castle overlooking the city of Simena, Turkey.
Enjoy a relaxed day docked at the city of Kekova, Turkey.
Unwind in modern and spacious cabins aboard the Grand Acar yacht.
Settle for an afternoon in the picturesque Tersane Bay, Turkey.
Explore the unique geological formations of Cappadocia, Turkey (extension package).
Discover the Ozkonak underground city in Cappadocia, Turkey (extension package).
Take part in an optional hot air balloon ride in Cappadocia, Turkey  (extension package).
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Turkish Riviera Deluxe Cruise

Operated by TripADeal
Enjoy a small group tour of Istanbul, Ephesus, Gallipoli & more
Sail the striking Turkish Riviera on a 4-star yacht with a private chef
Witness breathtaking scenery as you island-hop the stunning Turkish coastline
Dates: 29 Sep 2024 - 26 Oct 2025
Earn & Use Qantas Points
Return international full-service flights & one internal flight
30 meals including all while cruising
7-night yacht cruise with a private chef
7 nights of 4 and 5-star accommodation
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Overview

Take the adventure of a lifetime where history, culture and natural beauty meet on the shimmering Turkish Riviera. Discover the wonders of this incredible country on a 17-day adventure where you’ll have the chance to experience historic landmarks, mythological sites and an unforgettable cruise onboard a grand Gulet yacht.

Your land tour begins in Istanbul, where you’ll dive headfirst into the old city's charm with a thrilling day tour that takes you to the majestic Topkapi Palace, inspiring Blue Mosque (Sultan Ahmet Imperial Mosque) and vibrant Spice Bazaar. Join a small group tour in Gallipoli to immerse yourself in the Anzac legends and visit the infamous World War I battlefields before visiting the legendary archaeological site of Troy. Dive further into history with a visit to the well-preserved ancient ruins of Ephesus before learning the secrets of fruit wine-making from skilled Turkish winemakers in the charming 19th-century village of Sirince.

Your adventure continues as you set sail from the picturesque harbour of Fethiye aboard a luxurious Gulet yacht. Relax onboard this classic wooden boat with modern and spacious cabins, sunbathing mattresses that beckon you to soak up the Mediterranean sun, a steamy hot tub, equipment for watersports and more. Cruise the warm turquoise waters of the Mediterranean Sea to the enchanting Butterfly Valley where 136 different varieties of butterflies await. Marvel at a breathtaking sunrise as you set sail to Kas where you can spend the day wandering markets to shop for local hand-made treasures. Soak up the luxury of sailing to Kekova, Firnaz Bay, Kalkan, Camli Burun and more for leisure time spent sunbathing, swimming and exploring. Disembark your cruise back in Fethiye where an internal flight awaits to transfer you back to Istanbul, marking the end of your incredible journey.

This once-in-a-lifetime voyage includes return international full-service flights, a 7-night deluxe yacht cruise with a private chef, 7 nights of 4 and 5-star accommodation, 30 meals and so much more.

Want more? Choose the extension package to explore Cappadocia and beyond or add extra days to your itinerary with Arrive Early and Stay Behind in Istanbul packages.

Tour Inclusions

HIGHLIGHTS
  • Discover the incredible wonders and hotspots of Turkey
  • Sail the stunning Turkish Riviera from Fethiye on a 4-star Turkish Gulet 
  • Visit the stunning 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
  • Stop by a carpet-weaving centre to learn about one of Turkey's oldest arts
  • Travel to the beautiful village of Sirince, Turkey
  • Visit a vineyard to learn how to make fruit wine with Turkish winemakers
  • Watch a memorable sunset from the incredible Fethiye harbour
  • Admire 136 species of winged insects at a Butterfly Valley nature reserve
  • 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 vehicle access
  • Discover Byzantine church ruins 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 fascinating day at leisure in the port city of Fethiye
FLIGHTS
  • Return international full-service flights (economy class), departure city surcharges may apply
  • One internal flight from Fethiye to Istanbul (standard package)
CRUISE
  • 7-night deluxe Gulet yacht cruise 
  • Yacht cruise with air-conditioning and entertainment sound system
  • Private chef for the group
ACCOMMODATION
  • 7 nights of 4 and 5-star accommodation
DINING
  • 30 meals including all while cruising
ESSENTIALS
  • English-speaking tour leader (Day 2 to Day 7)
  • 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)
  • Optional Tours: Optional experiences and tours are available to add to your itinerary (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
EXTENSION PACKAGE
  • Three additional nights in a cave hotel in Cappadocia
  • One internal flight from Cappadocia to Istanbul
  • Cappadocia tour to the underground city and Goreme Open Air Museum
  • 3 x Additional Meals
Itinerary 1
Day 1 Australia (or New Zealand) - Istanbul, Turkey

Today you'll 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.


Please note: At Istanbul Airport, please make your way to Exit Gate 14 otherwise in Sabiha Gokcen Airport please use column 9.

Overnight: La Quinta Hotel or similar, Istanbul

Meals included: None

Day 3 Istanbul City Tour

After breakfast this morning, you will be picked up at 08:30 from the hotel for a day tour of old Istanbul city. You'll visit the Topkapi Palace, the great palace of Ottoman sultans from the 15th to the 19th centuries which houses an exquisite collection of crystal, silver and Chinese porcelain. Here, you'll also find robes worn by the sultans and their families, enshrining relics of the Prophet Mohammed, and famous jewels of the Imperial Treasury and Holy Mantle.


Afterwards, you'll see the Sultan Ahmet Imperial Mosque which was built in the 16th century by the architect Mehmet. It's best known as the Blue Mosque because of its magnificent interior decoration of blue Iznik tiles. Next, you'll see the Ancient Hippodrome which is the scene of a number of chariot races and features three monuments of 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) where the air 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 on an approximately 315-kilometre travel day. When you arrive in Gallipoli at midday, you'll enjoy lunch at leisure (not included) before departing for the historic battlefields of World War I. Here you'll see the Gaba Tepe Museum, Ari Burnu Cemetery, Anzac Cove, Beach Cemetery, Shrapnel Valley and Plugge’s Plateau. After the tour, you'll continue driving to your hotel in Canakkale.

Overnight: Troia Tusan Hotel or similar, Canakkale

Meals included: Breakfast; Dinner

Day 5 Canakkale – Troy Tour – Pergamon Tour – Kusadasi

Today, you will visit the famous archaeological and mythological site of Troy which is home to the Trojan Horse and Helen of Troy. After the tour, you'll drive to Pergamon where you'll enjoy lunch at leisure (not included) before departing on a tour of the magnificent acropolis where impressive temples and a library have made it a renowned cultural and political centre. You will also enjoy a stop at a jewellery centre as Pergamon is famous for its jewellery, stones and silver. In the evening, you'll arrive in Kusadasi for dinner after travelling approximately 400 kilometres today.

Overnight: Ramada Kusadasi Hotel & Spa or similar, Kusadasi

Meals included: Breakfast; Dinner

Day 6 Ephesus Tour & Sirince Tour

Today, you'll enjoy a guided tour of Ephesus which is one of the best-preserved ancient sites in the world. You'll visit the Temple of Artemis, Curetes Street, Roman baths, the Library of Celsus, the Grand Theatre and the House of the Virgin Mary. You'll 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. This is a pretty village that dates back to the 19th century with original white-painted houses. Sirince also has a fantastic reputation for making some of the best fruit wines in Turkey so you'll visit a vineyard and learn how to make fruit wine with Turkish winemakers. On the way back to the hotel, you'll 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 Luxury Gulet Cruise

After breakfast, you'll depart for Fethiye, stopping for a refreshment break along the way before arriving at the Fethiye Harbour. Here you will board the Gulet which is your home for the next 7 nights. Get to know your crew for the first dinner before setting sail from the picturesque harbour, this is where the Mediterranean meets the Aegean Sea so it's full of delightful little coves. This evening is your chance to get to know fellow sailors over a few drinks and a sunset onboard before docking in Samanlik Bay.

Overnight: Gulet Grand Acar 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, you'll head to Butterfly Valley where you will get the chance to visit this amazing bay that hosts 136 different varieties of butterflies.


Afterwards, you'll cruise to the warm turquoise waters of Oludeniz (the Blue Lagoon) which are flanked by sheer mountains. Spend the night anchored near St Nicholas Island where you can explore the ruins of a Byzantine settlement before another social dinner on deck.

Overnight: Gulet Grand Acar or similar

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 9 St Nicholas Island - Kas

Enjoy a sunrise departure to Yesilkoy where'll enjoy breakfast and a swim in the quiet bay surrounded by olive groves. Afterwards, you're on to Kas which is the pearl of the Mediterranean where you'll spend the next few hours wandering tiny little streets and markets to shop for local hand-made trinkets, beautiful ceramics and jewellery. Later in the day, you'll depart for the idyllic Limanagzi Bay for a well-earned swim and dinner.

Overnight: Gulet Grand Acar or similar

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 10 Kas - Ucagiz

This morning you'll 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 are not included). After lunch, you'll 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 and the natural amphitheatre of Ucagiz Bay with its Lycian tomb which is a perfect morning point to catch a fiery sunset.

Overnight: Gulet Grand Acar or similar

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 11 Ucagiz - Gokkaya

Enjoy a relaxed day today as the boat moves at a slow pace along the Mediterranean coast. You'll then 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 Grand Acar or similar

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 12 Gokkaya - Yesilkoy

After breakfast, you'll cruise to Firnaz Bay for a swim before heading to Kalkan, a picturesque little town of unspoilt beauty where you can explore cobblestone streets. In the afternoon, enjoy swimming in the crystal clear waters and indulge in dinner in Yesilkoy.

Overnight: Gulet Grand Acar or similar

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 13 Yesilkoy - Fethiye

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

Overnight: Gulet Grand Acar 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, Fethiye

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.

Itinerary 2
Cappadocia Extension Package
Day 1 Australia (or New Zealand) - Istanbul, Turkey

Today you'll 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.


Please note: At Istanbul Airport, please make your way to Exit Gate 14 otherwise in Sabiha Gokcen Airport please use column 9.

Overnight: La Quinta Hotel or similar, Istanbul

Meals included: None

Day 3 Istanbul City Tour

After breakfast this morning, you will be picked up at 08:30 from the hotel for a day tour of old Istanbul city. You'll visit the Topkapi Palace, the great palace of Ottoman sultans from the 15th to the 19th centuries which houses an exquisite collection of crystal, silver and Chinese porcelain. Here, you'll also find robes worn by the sultans and their families, enshrining relics of the Prophet Mohammed, and famous jewels of the Imperial Treasury and Holy Mantle.


Afterwards, you'll see the Sultan Ahmet Imperial Mosque which was built in the 16th century by the architect Mehmet. It's best known as the Blue Mosque because of its magnificent interior decoration of blue Iznik tiles. Next, you'll see the Ancient Hippodrome which is the scene of a number of chariot races and features three monuments of 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) where the air 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 on an approximately 315-kilometre travel day. When you arrive in Gallipoli at midday, you'll enjoy lunch at leisure (not included) before departing for the historic battlefields of World War I. Here you'll see the Gaba Tepe Museum, Ari Burnu Cemetery, Anzac Cove, Beach Cemetery, Shrapnel Valley and Plugge’s Plateau. After the tour, you'll continue driving to your hotel in Canakkale.

Overnight: Troia Tusan Hotel or similar, Canakkale

Meals included: Breakfast; Dinner

Day 5 Canakkale – Troy Tour – Pergamon Tour – Kusadasi

Today, you will visit the famous archaeological and mythological site of Troy which is home to the Trojan Horse and Helen of Troy. After the tour, you'll drive to Pergamon where you'll enjoy lunch at leisure (not included) before departing on a tour of the magnificent acropolis where impressive temples and a library have made it a renowned cultural and political centre. You will also enjoy a stop at a jewellery centre as Pergamon is famous for its jewellery, stones and silver. In the evening, you'll arrive in Kusadasi for dinner after travelling approximately 400 kilometres today.

Overnight: Ramada Kusadasi Hotel & Spa or similar, Kusadasi

Meals included: Breakfast; Dinner

Day 6 Ephesus Tour & Sirince Tour

Today, you'll enjoy a guided tour of Ephesus which is one of the best-preserved ancient sites in the world. You'll visit the Temple of Artemis, Curetes Street, Roman baths, the Library of Celsus, the Grand Theatre and the House of the Virgin Mary. You'll 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. This is a pretty village that dates back to the 19th century with original white-painted houses. Sirince also has a fantastic reputation for making some of the best fruit wines in Turkey so you'll visit a vineyard and learn how to make fruit wine with Turkish winemakers. On the way back to the hotel, you'll 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 Luxury Gulet Cruise

After breakfast, you'll depart for Fethiye, stopping for a refreshment break along the way before arriving at the Fethiye Harbour. Here you will board the Gulet which is your home for the next 7 nights. Get to know your crew for the first dinner before setting sail from the picturesque harbour, this is where the Mediterranean meets the Aegean Sea so it's full of delightful little coves. This evening is your chance to get to know fellow sailors over a few drinks and a sunset onboard before docking in Samanlik Bay.

Overnight: Gulet Grand Acar 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, you'll head to Butterfly Valley where you will get the chance to visit this amazing bay that hosts 136 different varieties of butterflies.


Afterwards, you'll cruise to the warm turquoise waters of Oludeniz (the Blue Lagoon) which are flanked by sheer mountains. Spend the night anchored near St Nicholas Island where you can explore the ruins of a Byzantine settlement before another social dinner on deck.

Overnight: Gulet Grand Acar or similar

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 9 St Nicholas Island - Kas

Enjoy a sunrise departure to Yesilkoy where'll enjoy breakfast and a swim in the quiet bay surrounded by olive groves. Afterwards, you're on to Kas which is the pearl of the Mediterranean where you'll spend the next few hours wandering tiny little streets and markets to shop for local hand-made trinkets, beautiful ceramics and jewellery. Later in the day, you'll depart for the idyllic Limanagzi Bay for a well-earned swim and dinner.

Overnight: Gulet Grand Acar or similar

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 10 Kas - Ucagiz

This morning you'll 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 are not included). After lunch, you'll 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 and the natural amphitheatre of Ucagiz Bay with its Lycian tomb which is a perfect morning point to catch a fiery sunset.

Overnight: Gulet Grand Acar or similar

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 11 Ucagiz - Gokkaya

Enjoy a relaxed day today as the boat moves at a slow pace along the Mediterranean coast. You'll then 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 Grand Acar or similar

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 12 Gokkaya - Yesilkoy

After breakfast, you'll cruise to Firnaz Bay for a swim before heading to Kalkan, a picturesque little town of unspoilt beauty where you can explore cobblestone streets. In the afternoon, enjoy swimming in the crystal clear waters and indulge in dinner in Yesilkoy.

Overnight: Gulet Grand Acar or similar

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 13 Yesilkoy - Fethiye

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

Overnight: Gulet Grand Acar 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, Fethiye

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 15 Fethiye - Konya – Cappadocia

After breakfast, you'll travel to Konya, stopping for coffee and a break on an approximately 690-kilometre day. Upon arrival, you'll visit the imposing, green-tiled Mausoleum of Mevlana which is the resting place of the mystic founder of the Sufi sect, 'The Whirling Dervishes’. Afterwards, your journey continues to the magnificent historical region of Cappadocia where you will check-in to the hotel and enjoy the rest of the evening at leisure.

Overnight: El Puente Cave Hotel or similar, Cappadocia

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 16 Cappadocia Free Day 

Today, enjoy a full day at leisure to explore this unique magical city. Cappadocia is known for its unique geological formations including surreal landscapes of cone-shaped rock formations, underground cities and ancient cave dwellings. Cappadocia has been inhabited for thousands of years and has a rich history that spans various civilizations.


Overnight: El Puente Cave Hotel or similar, Cappadocia

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 17 Cappadocia Tour with Underground City & Goreme Open Air Museum

Following breakfast, drive to the Ozkonak underground city which is one of Cappadocia’s best preserved underground cities. Afterwards, you'll visit Uchisar Castle, the highest point of Cappadocia. Next, stop by the Goreme Open Air Museum which is famous for frescoes describing the life of Jesus Christ and monks that date back to the 10th century. Head to a pottery workshop to see how the locals make pottery before continuing to Pasabagi to see the unique natural formation of the three-headed fairy chimneys. Your next stop is Devrent Valley, also called Imagination Valley, where you can see natural rock formations before enjoying time shopping at a handicraft centre. The last stop is the Three Beauties which are three fairy chimneys with their hats, thought to be the symbol of Cappadocia.


Optional Activity: Hot Air Ballooning in Cappadocia (book on tour, not included)

Early this morning, why not take the opportunity to join an amazing optional experience? Take a hot air balloon over the spectacular landscape of Cappadocia.

Overnight: El Puente Cave Hotel or similar, Cappadocia

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 18 Cappadocia - Istanbul

Enjoy the morning at leisure or take the opportunity to take part in an optional tour. At the appropriate time, transfer to Kayseri Airport for the domestic flight to Istanbul. Upon arrival, be transferred to your accommodation to enjoy your final evening at leisure.


Optional Tour: Early Morning Jeep Safari - $140 per person

Starting at 06:00 you'll drive to Cappadocia Valley to explore the scenery while all the balloons are up in the air, following their path by land through the Fairy Chimneys. You will be back at the hotel just in time to prepare for your return flight to Istanbul.

Overnight: La Quinta Hotel or similar, Istanbul

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 19 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 20 Arrive in Australia (or New Zealand)

Please note: 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.
 
CANCELLATION POLICY
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 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 20 October 2024. 
 
This travel offer is priced per person based on a twin share. 
 
Single Traveller Supplement
For solo travellers, a mandatory single supplement applies:
• Standard Package: $3,400
• Extension Package: $3,600
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: 29
 
2025
March: 23
April: 27
May: 11, 25
June: ^^15
September: ^^7, ^^28
October: 12, 26
Please note: See checkout for live dates and availability.
 
Surcharges
Please note: 
• Dates/months with a * incur a high season surcharge of $450 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.
Flights

Departure Cities
Sydney, Melbourne, *Brisbane, *Adelaide, *Perth or *Auckland.
 
Departure City Surcharges
Brisbane or Adelaide: $250 per person
Auckland: $500 per person 
Perth: $50 per person
 
International Full-Service Airline(s) Used
• Cabin Class: Economy Class
• Airlines: Singapore Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Etihad Airways, Qatar Airways, Emirates, Thai Airways, Qantas, Oman Air and partners (subject to availability).
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
• Qatar: $160 per person 
• Emirates: $210 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 Options
• Istanbul - $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.
• A high season arrive early package 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):
01/12/2023 - 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 
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 Options
• Istanbul - $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.
• A high season stay behind package 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):
01/12/2023 - 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 
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  
* 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
Includes:
• 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 2024 date ranges:
Singapore Taylor Swift Concert: 01 - 10 March 2024
Singapore Grand Prix: 18 - 24 September 2024
Doha Grand Prix: 28 November to 2nd December 2024
Doha MotoGP: November 2024
Abu Dhabi Grand Prix (for Dubai): 04 December to 10 December 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.
 
Domestic Flight Information
Baggage allowance per person
1 x 15 kg of checked baggage
1 x 7 kg of carry on baggage
 
Cruise

4-Star Cruise
Grand Acar is a high-quality Gulet, 35 metres in length, and was newly renovated in 2022. The cabins are modern and spacious, specially designed with a hall and deck. She accommodates 16 guests in 8 Cabins, Each has a private shower and toilet. All yachts, including cabins, are air-conditioned.
There is a fully equipped kitchen, an indoor and outdoor dining area, and an air-conditioned lounge. There is a TV, DVD and music system in the saloon. There is also a large sun deck with enough sunbathing mats for all. The jacuzzi on the Gulet Grand Acar deck offers guests a pleasant atmosphere as well.
Please note: Gulet’s offered are subject to availability based on seasonality. In the instance a property is not available, a similar boat will be provided.
 
Cabins/Staterooms
Please note: Cruise timetables are subject to change. Some cruise cabins may have restricted views, based on availability.
 
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 
 
4-Star Gulet Cruise
• Gulet Grand Acar
 
Extension Package
• Cappadocia: El Puente Cave 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 18 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 12, maximum group size 16 per vehicle.
Please note: The minimum number for the extension package is 6 people.
 
Optional Tours/Activities
• Day 17: Hot Air Ballooning in Cappadocia (to be booked on tour) - guide to confirm the cost on tour. 
Please note: Prices are based per person, are subject to availability, time permitting and weather conditions, and are payable directly to the tour operator in the currency specified. 
 
• Day 18: Early Morning Jeep Safari $140 per person
Please note:
• The optional tours listed above must be purchased on checkout or over the phone before submitting your passenger information form (subject to availability). 
• Some tours or shore excursions require minimum numbers to operate.
• Shore excursions can be booked/reserved directly with the cruise line before travel (subject to availability).
• Shore excursions can also be booked whilst onboard (subject to availability).
• Shore excursion programmes and itineraries may vary depending on local conditions and/or any unforeseen events concerning the timing on the day of the tour. Some excursions are very popular, and therefore availability cannot always be guaranteed, it is advisable to book in advance to avoid disappointment. 
 
Exclusions

• 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

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
Temperatures in May/June and September/October are between 22 and 30°C. January/December has an average temperature of around 15°C. The continental climate in Turkey is characterised by dry summers and sometimes snowy winters. Rainfall is sparse and the region is largely semi-arid to arid. There is a sharp difference in the temperature between day and night and it is not uncommon to have cold nights interspersed with hot days. 
 
FLIGHTS
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.
 
COACH TOUR
Meals
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.
 
Luggage
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.
 
OTHER
Mobility
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
Land
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.
 
Sightseeing
Please note: If entry 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 for Turkey 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
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 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
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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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Travel More in 2024 Offer - Terms and Conditions

During the promotional period of 12:01am Saturday 1 June 2024 to 11:59pm Thursday 20 June 2024 (AEST), customers will receive $250 off tour, cruise, exclusive hotel package or experience deals listed on tours.qantas.com with departure dates between 1 August and 31 December 2024. Adding an ‘arrive early’ option to a January 2025 departure date will not qualify for the offer. The Offer will not apply where a deal departs in January 2025 and where an ‘arrive early’ option is selected to move the departure date into 2024. The $250 off will be automatically applied at the check-out page on tours.qantas.com when offer requirements are met. The $250 off Offer applies to new bookings only with minimum cash spend of $4,999, excluding Point Redemptions and promotional vouchers. Offer is valid once per order.

The offer can be used in conjunction with bookings made using Qantas Points, however the offer is based on cash spent excluding Point Redemptions and promotional vouchers. Customers will continue to earn the standard 3 Qantas Points per $1 spent on the total cash booking value. You must be a Qantas Frequent Flyer member to earn and use points.

The offer does not apply to non-Exclusive Hotel Packages, associated travel services, concierge flight tickets, travel visas, or travel insurance. The offer can be used in conjunction with Tours Gift Certificates and vouchers. 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 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 Qantas Tours 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.