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16 Day Turkey, Israel & Greek Islands

  • Uncover the tantalising delights of Turkey on tour
  • Cruise to beautiful Santorini, Haifa, Rhodes & more
Includes Return Flights & MSC Cruise

It’s a rare gift to be able to see, touch and taste history - to step inside ancient cities brimming with iconic monuments and let your mind swoon with endless sightseeing possibilities. This 16 day tour and cruise through Turkey and the glittering Mediterranean is your chance to do just that. From Istanbul to Gallipoli, Kusadasi to Rhodes, Santorini and beyond, this trip is one for the history books!

Departing from Australia, you’ll first experience the wonders of tantalising Turkey on a guided tour visiting Istanbul, Canakkale and Troy, and the remarkable ruins of Ephesus and Pergamon. Then, it’s time to set sail on a seven night cruise aboard the elegant ‘MSC Lirica’. The 4-star ship boasts glamorous bars and restaurants, a Broadway-style theatre, day spa and swimming pool and more! Cruise to iconic ports such as Haifa in Israel, home of the stunning Bahai Gardens and gateway to the ancient city of Jerusalem; colourful Rhodes, where bustling marketplaces beg to be explored and ‘genuine fakes’ make the best souvenirs; volcanic Santorini, where sun-dappled tavernas are tailor-made for lazy long lunches; and the ancient port of Piraeus, gateway to historic Athens.

Package also includes return international flights, six nights in 4 to 5-star hotels, a seven night MSC cruise, and return airport and cruise transfers. Have more time? Choose the 18 day package with Cappadocia extension and experience its otherworldly landscape first-hand.

ITINERARY

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Itinerary - 1

Today, depart from Sydney, Melbourne or *Brisbane for Istanbul, Turkey! Fly with full service airlines such as Emirates, Etihad, Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Lufthansa, Swiss Airways, plus any codeshare partners (subject to availability).

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


Meals included: In-Flight

Upon arrival, be met and transferred to the hotel. 

Overnight: Pullman Hotel or similar, Istanbul
Meals included: None

After breakfast this morning, be picked up from the hotel for a day tour of old Istanbul city.

First visit will be to the Ancient Hippodrome. It was the scene of chariot races, with the three monuments; the Obelisk of Theodosius, the bronze Serpentine Column and the Column of Constantine. Then you will visit The Sultanahmet Imperial Mosque. Across from Hagia Sophia Grand Mosque, it was built in the 16th century by the architect Mehmet and is known as the Blue Mosque because of its magnificent interior decoration of blue Iznik tiles.

Your next visit will be to The Hagia Sophia Grand Mosque. It was previously known as the Church of Divine Wisdom, it is simply the best of its kind! Hagia Sophia Grand Mosque is the greatest surviving example of Byzantine Architecture. For 1000 years, it was once the largest church in the world, decorated with stunning 6th century golden mosaics. Today it is a mosque.

Afterwards, visit 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, the famous jewels of the Imperial Treasury, miniatures, the Holy Mantle; enshrining relics of the Prophet Mohammed. After lunch, you will be taken to the Grand Spice Bazaar, which is a unique atmosphere with reasonable prices for your shopping. Here you will find; Exotic Spices and Herbs, Turkish Baklava, Turkish Delights, Turkish Coffee, nuts and fruits, small souvenirs such as Ceramic Handicrafts, Evil Eyes totems, all natural olive oil, soaps and many other goods in Souvenir Shops and stores. 

After the tour, transfer back to your hotel. Enjoy the rest of the evening at leisure.

Overnight: Pullman Hotel or similar, Istanbul
Meals included: Breakfast

Today, depart for Gallipoli to visit the battlefields. Along the way, there will be a rest stop at a restaurant area. Arrive in Gallipoli around 12:00pm and enjoy lunch (not included) before departing for the battlefields. Visit Kabatepe Museum, Ari Burnu Cemetery, Anzac Cove, Beach Cemetery, Shrapnel Valley and Plugge’s Plateau. After the tour, drive to the hotel in Canakkale.

Overnight: Troia Tusan Hotel or similar Canakkale
Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner

Today you will visit the famous archaeological site of Troy, of Trojan Horse and Helen of Troy fame. After the tour, continue on to Pergamon. Upon arrival, enjoy lunch (not included) and then depart for a tour of the magnificent acropolis of Pergamon. Its impressive temples and library made it a renowned cultural and political centre at the time. Pergamon is famous for its jewellery, stones and silver, so today enjoy a stop at a jewellery centre. Arrive in Kusadasi this evening and check into the hotel. Enjoy the rest of the night at leisure.

Overnight: Comfort Ada Class Hotel or similar, Kusadasi
Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner

Today enjoy a guided tour of Ephesus, one of the best preserved ancient sites in the world. In Ephesus, you will see Curates street, famous Roman baths, Celsius Library and the Grand Theatre. Then we visit The House of Virgin Mary where she spent her latest years. Afterwards, en-route to the restaurant, you will see the Temple of Artemis.

After lunch (not included), we will visit a place that continues to perform one of the oldest arts of Turkey; a carpet-weaving centre. On the way to the Kusadasi port, visit one of the famous leather production centres of the region, where you will have the opportunity to get a good factory rate. In the late afternoon be transferred to the port terminal to board the 7 night MSC cruise to Israel, Cyprus and Greek Islands. The cruise departs at 6pm.

Overnight: MSC Cruises - 'MSC Lirica' ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner

Overnight: MSC Cruises - 'MSC Lirica' ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Crossroads between East and West and a crucial junction for the new Silk Road trades, Haifa is the gateway to discover the splendour of Israel’s cities such as Jerusalem and Bethlehem, and the The Bahai Gardens on Mount Carmel.

Overnight: MSC Cruises - 'MSC Lirica' ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Sitting on the stunning Cypriot coastline, Limassol makes for a fascinating destination. The city is celebrated for its medieval castle, waterfront sculpture park, and vast array of museums. Beyond Limassol lies the fascinating town of Paphos and a host of natural and archaeological wonders including Millomeri Waterfalls and Apollo’s Sanctuary.

Overnight: MSC Cruises - 'MSC Lirica' ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Rhodes is celebrated for its beautiful beaches, archaeological ruins, and magnificent museums. Its historical Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is the largest medieval city on the European continent!

Overnight: MSC Cruises - 'MSC Lirica' ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Approx. 200km southeast of mainland Greece, lies Santorini, a Cyclades Island. It was formed from the remains of a volcanic caldera which is evident in its rugged geology. Santorini is famous for its sheer cliffs, red beach, and whitewashed houses that contrast strikingly against the blue Aegean Sea. The island is also home to ancient archaeological sites, hot spring swimming, and stunning wineries.

Overnight: MSC Cruises - 'MSC Lirica' ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Piraeus, one of the oldest ports in the world, is the gateway to Athens. It has been the port of the city since ancient times. It’s a city filled with incredible wonders including Mikrolimano Bay, Agia Triada (Church of the Holy Trinity), and the Archaeological Museum. Nowadays, Piraeus is a bustling centre with attractive waterfront cafés and restaurants, making it an ideal stop in the Mediterranean. Use it as a stepping stone to see the Acropolis and greater Athens. 

Overnight: MSC Cruises - 'MSC Lirica' ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

After disembarking, depart for Pamukkale. Upon arrival visit the calcium terraces of Pamukkale (cotton castle) and the ruins of Hierapolis, then walk around this natural phenomenon and have the option of lying in the waters of the natural springs. After the tour head back to Kusadasi.

Overnight: Comfort Ada Class Hotel or similar, Kusadasi
Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner

After breakfast, depart for Izmir Airport for your domestic flight to Istanbul. Upon arrival be transferred to your hotel in Istanbul. The rest of the day is at your leisure to explore the capital the city of Byzantium & Roman Empires and the Ottoman State.

Overnight: Pullman Hotel or similar, Istanbul
Meals included: Breakfast

Today, at the appropriate time, be transferred to the airport for the return flight to Australia.


Meals included: Breakfast;In-Flight

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

Itinerary - 2

Today, depart from Sydney, Melbourne or *Brisbane for Istanbul, Turkey! Fly with full service airlines such as Emirates, Etihad, Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Lufthansa, Swiss Airways, plus any codeshare partners (subject to availability).

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


Meals included: In-Flight

Upon arrival, be met and transferred to the hotel. 

Overnight: Pullman Hotel or similar, Istanbul
Meals included: None

After breakfast this morning, be picked up from the hotel for a day tour of old Istanbul city.

First visit will be to the Ancient Hippodrome. It was the scene of chariot races, with the three monuments; the Obelisk of Theodosius, the bronze Serpentine Column and the Column of Constantine. Then you will visit The Sultanahmet Imperial Mosque. Across from Hagia Sophia Grand Mosque, it was built in the 16th century by the architect Mehmet and is known as the Blue Mosque because of its magnificent interior decoration of blue Iznik tiles.

Your next visit will be to The Hagia Sophia Grand Mosque. It was previously known as the Church of Divine Wisdom, it is simply the best of its kind! Hagia Sophia Grand Mosque is the greatest surviving example of Byzantine Architecture. For 1000 years, it was once the largest church in the world, decorated with stunning 6th century golden mosaics. Today it is a mosque.

Afterwards, visit 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, the famous jewels of the Imperial Treasury, miniatures, the Holy Mantle; enshrining relics of the Prophet Mohammed. After lunch, you will be taken to the Grand Spice Bazaar, which is a unique atmosphere with reasonable prices for your shopping. Here you will find; Exotic Spices and Herbs, Turkish Baklava, Turkish Delights, Turkish Coffee, nuts and fruits, small souvenirs such as Ceramic Handicrafts, Evil Eyes totems, all natural olive oil, soaps and many other goods in Souvenir Shops and stores. 

After the tour, transfer back to your hotel. Enjoy the rest of the evening at leisure.

Overnight: Pullman Hotel or similar, Istanbul
Meals included: Breakfast

Today, depart for Gallipoli to visit the battlefields. Along the way, there will be a rest stop at a restaurant area. Arrive in Gallipoli around 12:00pm and enjoy lunch (not included) before departing for the battlefields. Visit Kabatepe Museum, Ari Burnu Cemetery, Anzac Cove, Beach Cemetery, Shrapnel Valley and Plugge’s Plateau. After the tour, drive to the hotel in Canakkale.

Overnight: Troia Tusan Hotel or similar, Canakkale
Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner

Today you will visit the famous archaeological site of Troy, of Trojan Horse and Helen of Troy fame. After the tour, continue on to Pergamon. Upon arrival, enjoy lunch (not included) and then depart for a tour of the magnificent acropolis of Pergamon. Its impressive temples and library made it a renowned cultural and political centre at the time. Pergamon is famous for its jewellery, stones and silver, so today enjoy a stop at a jewellery centre. Arrive in Kusadasi this evening and check into the hotel. Enjoy the rest of the night at leisure.

Overnight: Comfort Ada Class Hotel or similar, Kusadasi
Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner

Today enjoy a guided tour of Ephesus, one of the best preserved ancient sites in the world. In Ephesus, you will see Curates street, famous Roman baths, Celsius Library and the Grand Theatre. Then we visit The House of Virgin Mary where she spent her latest years. Afterwards, en-route to the restaurant, you will see the Temple of Artemis.

After lunch (not included), we will visit a place that continues to perform one of the oldest arts of Turkey; a carpet-weaving centre. On the way to the Kusadasi port, visit one of the famous leather production centres of the region, where you will have the opportunity to get a good factory rate. In the late afternoon be transferred to the port terminal to board the 7 night MSC cruise to Israel, Cyprus and Greek Islands. The cruise departs at 6pm.

Overnight: MSC Cruises - 'MSC Lirica' ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner

Overnight: MSC Cruises - 'MSC Lirica' ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Crossroads between East and West and a crucial junction for the new Silk Road trades, Haifa is the gateway to discover the splendour of Israel’s cities such as Jerusalem and Bethlehem, and the The Bahai Gardens on Mount Carmel.

Overnight: MSC Cruises - 'MSC Lirica' ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Sitting on the stunning Cypriot coastline, Limassol makes for a fascinating destination. The city is celebrated for its medieval castle, waterfront sculpture park, and vast array of museums. Beyond Limassol lies the fascinating town of Paphos and a host of natural and archaeological wonders including Millomeri Waterfalls and Apollo’s Sanctuary.

Overnight: MSC Cruises - 'MSC Lirica' ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Rhodes is celebrated for its beautiful beaches, archaeological ruins, and magnificent museums. Its historical Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is the largest medieval city on the European continent!

Overnight: MSC Cruises - 'MSC Lirica' ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Approx. 200km southeast of mainland Greece, lies Santorini, a Cyclades Island. It was formed from the remains of a volcanic caldera which is evident in its rugged geology. Santorini is famous for its sheer cliffs, red beach, and whitewashed houses that contrast strikingly against the blue Aegean Sea. The island is also home to ancient archaeological sites, hot spring swimming, and stunning wineries.

Overnight: MSC Cruises - 'MSC Lirica' ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Piraeus, one of the oldest ports in the world, is the gateway to Athens. It has been the port of the city since ancient times. It’s a city filled with incredible wonders including Mikrolimano Bay, Agia Triada (Church of the Holy Trinity), and the Archaeological Museum. Nowadays, Piraeus is a bustling centre with attractive waterfront cafés and restaurants, making it an ideal stop in the Mediterranean. Use it as a stepping stone to see the Acropolis and greater Athens. 

Overnight: MSC Cruises - 'MSC Lirica' ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

After disembarking, depart for Pamukkale. Upon arrival visit the calcium terraces of Pamukkale (cotton castle) and the ruins of Hierapolis, then walk around this natural phenomenon and have the option of lying in the waters of the natural springs. After the tour, check into your hotel for the night.

Overnight: Pam Thermal Hotel or similar, Pumakkale
Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner

After breakfast, at 08:00 drive to Konya and arrive around 13.00 – 14:00. After lunch, visit the imposing green-tiled Mausoleum of Mevlana, the mystic founder of the Sufi sect (Whirling Dervishes). After the Konya Mevlana tour drive to Cappadocia. Arrive in Cappadocia around 18:30 and check into your hotel.

Overnight: Antique Cave Hotel or similar, Cappadocia 
Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner

After breakfast, drive to Ozkonak Underground City, one of the best-preserved underground cities in Cappadocia. Then see the Uchisar Castle, the highest point of Cappadocia. After Uchisar, visit Goreme Open Air Museum, the Heart of Cappadocia. Goreme Open Air Museum is famous for frescoes dating back to the 10th century describing the life of Jesus Christ and monks.

The next stop is Cavusin, which is an abandoned village with old cave Greek houses. After lunch (not included), you will visit a pottery workshop to see the process of making a range of pottery crafts. Then head to Love Valley. Love Valley is a hidden valley with scenic formations, to say the least. Despite the resemblance to manhood, these amazing rock formations are far from man-made. After Love Valley, you will visit another workshop to see Cappadocian handwoven carpets and kilims.

Next stop is Devrent Valley, which is also called Imagination Valley, where you can see natural rock formations looking like animals. Then head to a wine shop in Urgup for wine tasting. Last stop is Three Beauties; three beautiful fairy chimneys with their hats, which is the symbol of Cappadocia. This tour will end approximately at 6pm and you will return to your hotel.

Overnight: Antique Cave Hotel or similar, Cappadocia 
Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner

After breakfast, depart for Cappadocia Airport for your domestic flight to Istanbul. Upon arrival be transferred to your hotel in Istanbul. The rest of the day is at your leisure to explore the capital the city of Byzantium & Roman Empires and the Ottoman State.

Overnight: Pullman Hotel or similar, Istanbul
Meals included: Breakfast

Today, at the appropriate time, be transferred to the airport for the return flight to Australia.


Meals included: Breakfast;In-Flight

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

Tour Inclusions

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  • Explore Turkey, Israel, Cyprus and Greece
  • Uncover the delights of tantalising Turkey on a land tour
  • Visit Topkapi Palace and more on a city tour of Istanbul
  • Experience the sights, sounds and smell of the Spice Bazaar
  • Witness the iconic Sultan Ahmed (Blue) Mosque and explore the Hippodrome
  • Journey through the historic battlefields of Gallipoli
  • 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
  • Stay in Kusadasi a beach resort town on the Aegean coast.
  • Spend a day at leisure in Istanbul
  • Cruise to Haifa the gateway of Israel’s cities such as Jerusalem
  • Dock in medieval Limassol in Cyprus
  • Visit Rhodes, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • See the famous whitewashed houses in Santorini
  • Dock in Piraeus getaway of Athens
  • Return international flights (economy class) ex SYD/MEL/*BNE
  • 1 x additional internal flight: Kusadasi to Istanbul
  • 7 night MSC Cruise through the Mediterranean
  • Sail aboard the fabulous ‘MSC Lirica’ 4-star ship
  • 6 nights 4 to 5-star hotel accommodation
  • Enjoy 29 meals including daily breakfast
  • English-speaking tour leader
  • Parking and checkpoint fees
  • Airport, Port taxes and surcharges
  • Transportation by private A/C vehicles
  • Return airport and cruise transfers
    All of the 16 Day Package inclusions, plus the following:
  • 2 nights 4 to 5-star hotel accommodation
  • Enjoy 4 additional meals
  • Discover Cappadoccia known for its distinctive ‘fairy chimneys’
  • See Ozkonak Underground City the best-preserved underground cities in Cappadocia
  • Visit Uchisar Castle, the highest point of Cappadocia
  • Marvel the10th century frescoes in Goreme Open Air Museum
  • Visit the Love Valley and its amazing rock formations
  • Witness a pottery and a Cappadocian handwoven carpets workshop
  • See the Three Beauties, beautiful fairy chimneys which is the symbol of Cappadocia

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Note: The internal flight will instead fly from Cappadocia to Istanbul

Important info

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After purchase, you will receive a receipt and a Purchase Confirmation, directing you to an online Passenger Information Form. The Passenger Information Form must be completed 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, in addition to the specific terms and conditions outlined in this Important Information.
 
CANCELLATION POLICY
Covid-19 Booking Policy
- TripADeal 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 package available via the TripADeal website. 
Please note: Date change credits are subject to availability and not guaranteed until confirmed by TripADeal, not the property you are due to stay with.
 
Please note: all additional charges are payable direct to your Travel Consultant in AUD (unless otherwise stated).



Travel offer is valid for travel on selected dates until the 13th October 2022.
 
This travel offer is priced for one person based on twin share. 
 
Single Traveller Supplement
For solo travellers, a mandatory single supplement applies. 
16 Day Standard Package
- Inside Cabin: $1650
- Ocean View Cabin: $1950
- Balcony Cabin: $2160
 
18 Day Package with Cappadocia Extension
- Inside Cabin: $1750
- Ocean View Cabin: $2040
- Balcony Cabin: $2250
 
Departure Dates
2022
June: 9, **23
July: ^*21
August: *4, *18
September: *1, *8, 22
October: 6, 13
Please note: See checkout for live dates and availability.
 
Surcharges
Please note:
- Dates/months with a ^ incur a land high season surcharge of $100 per person.
- Dates/months with a * incur a flight shoulder season surcharge of $200 per person.
- Dates/months with a ** incur a flight high season surcharge of $500 per person.
 
Departure Cities
Sydney, Melbourne or *Brisbane
 
Departure City Surcharges
Brisbane: $100 per person



Full Service Airline(s) Used


Etihad Airways, Emirates, Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Lufthansa, Swiss Airways, Austrian Airlines, Finnair, Cathay Pacific, All Nippon Airways, Air France, KLM, Oman Air, British Airways and airline partners (subject to availability)

Please note: One way flights can not be accommodated. Travellers must take all included flights within the package, and any flights intentionally forfeited will result in later flights being subject to cancellation. 

 

Arrive Early in Istanbul, Turkey
$200 per person, subject to availability
Please note:
- This fee does not include extra nights accommodation, meals or airport transfers.
- No flight booking changes or cancellations permitted after air tickets have been issued.
Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking.
-- 16 June 2022 - 31 July 2022
-- 21 August 2022 - 3 September 2022
-- 15 September 2022 - 15 October 2022 
 
Stay Behind in Istanbul, Turkey
$200 per person, subject to availability
Please note:
- This fee does not include extra nights accommodation, meals or airport transfers.
- No flight booking changes or cancellations permitted after air tickets have been issued.
Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking.
-- 16 June 2022 - 31 July 2022
-- 21 August 2022 - 3 September 2022
-- 15 September 2022 - 15 October 2022 
-- 15 December 2022 - 30 January 2023
 
Stopover Packages
Twin share: $450 per person/one way
Solo Traveller: $700 one way
Locations:
* Doha
Includes:
- 2 nights in 4 star accommodation
- Daily breakfast
- Return airport transfers 
Please note: 
- A pre and post-tour stopover may be chosen; however, the stopover location must be the same each way, due to the airline used.
- Stopover packages are subject to availability.
- Stopovers Not permitted during and including the following dates: 
-- 30 March 2022 - 28 April 2022
-- 16 June 2022 - 31 July 2022
-- 21 August 2022 - 3 September 2022
-- 15 September 2022 - 15 October 2022
-- 18 November 2022 - 30 January 2023
 
Flight Class Upgrades
- Premium Economy: Not Available
- Business Class (International Sectors Only): Buy Now: $6999 per person
Please note: 
- All Premium Economy and Business Class upgrades are subject to availability (if we are not able to fulfil your business class request the upgrade cost will be refunded).
- On any upgrade purchase, short haul flights and domestic flight sectors are not guaranteed in a Premium or Business cabin; subject to aircraft configuration.
- If Abu Dhabi, Dubai or Doha stopovers are offered, Premium Economy upgrades will not be available
 
Domestic Flight in Turkey
Luggage included: 15 kg + 8 kg hand luggage



Cabins


All cabins are subject to availability; some cabins may have restricted views.





Accommodation Used


16 Day Standard Package

4-5 Star (self-rated)

Istanbul: Pullman Hotel or similar

Canakkale: Troia Tusan Hotel or similar

Kusadasi: Comfort Ada Class Hotel or similar

 

18 Day Package with Cappadocia Extension

4-5 Star (self-rated)

Pamukkale: Pam Thermal Hotel or similar

Cappadocia: Antique Cave Hotel or similar

 

4 Star (self-rated)

- Cruise: MSC Cruises - MSC Lirica ship

Please note: Accommodation/rooms offered are based on a lead-in room type, and are subject to availability based on seasonality. Properties will be confirmed, no later than two weeks prior to travel.

 

Extra Nights
Not available at check-out. 
Please note: If you are interested in booking additional nights accommodation pre or post tour, please wait until you receive your travel documentation approximately 6 weeks prior to departure for the confirmed list of hotels. If booking your own additional accommodation directly with the hotel please be aware that you may be required to change rooms at the start/end of your tour. 
 
Maximum Room Capacity
3 (subject to availability).
 
Child Policy
- No child discounts. Full price applies for all children travelling with their parents.
- Valid for Children 2 years old and over.
Please note: Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult 18 years old and over to travel. No unaccompanied minors allowed.
 
Triple Share
No discounts apply for 3rd person travelling. Full price applies, subject to availability. 
Please note: Triple shares may be required to share existing bedding.
 
Bedding Configuration
Twin or Double bedding (subject to availability).
 
Adjoining / Interconnecting Rooms
Subject to availability and at the hotels discretion. Please enquire on booking if you require this option.



Minimum group size 20, maximum group size 24 per vehicle.
 
Optional Tours / Activities
Please note:
- Shore excursions can be booked/reserved directly with the cruise line prior to travel (subject to availability)
- Shore excursions can also be booked whilst onboard (subject to availability).



- Visa fees and requirements (A visa is a strict requirement if travelling to Turkey on an Australian passport)
- Meals/beverages not stated in the itinerary
- Gratuities/tipping 
-- Recommended land: €5 Euro per person/day payable on tour
-- Recommended cruise: approx. €10 Euro per person/day payable onboard at the end of the cruise 
- Optional activities/tours 
- Personal expenses
- Mandatory City tax: approximately €1-2 per person/night (hotel stays), payable upon check-in.
- Travel insurance (Mandatory)
Please note: A comprehensive travel Insurance policy must be organised BEFORE all details can be finalised.



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 history, art, architecture and culture of the city/village/attraction in which he or she is guiding the tour. The guide meets the group at the required place and leaves the group 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 in 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 knowledge on art, architecture, or history. 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 particularly required to enhance the experience of the destination featured. 
 
CLIMATE & AVERAGE TEMPERATURES
Istanbul
Temperatures in May/June and September/October are between 22 and 30°C.
 
Kusadasi
There are two main seasons in Kusadasi: the cold season and hot season, which basically correlate with winter and summer in other parts of Europe. The shoulder seasons, autumn and spring, experience weather patterns that are a mix of both the cold and warm seasons.
 
FLIGHTS
Seat Selection & Frequent Flyer Points
At TripADeal we do not arrange seat selection. It is important 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 are required to provide valid passport details either at the time of purchase or no later than 45 days prior to the departure date. Failure to do so may result in cancellation of the booking. In this instance, customers will be responsible for any costs and fees incurred.
 
CRUISE
Disembarkation
- Begins approximately 2 hours after docking.
- Due to security reasons, all guests must be on board 2 hours before sailing.
- Itineraries are subject to change at any time without notice.
- Check your specific sailing for exact departure and arrival times. All times are local to the port.
 
Cruise Loyalty Discounts
Please note: Travellers booked via TripADeal will not be entitled to receive any cruise line customer loyalty discounts. Similar to airline frequent flyer programs, this is outside of the TripADeal booking process. However, customers may contact the cruise line direct upon receiving their TripADeal travel documents to request any membership benefits they are entitled to. 
 
COACH TOUR
Meals
Some meals are included in the tour, for all other meals; lunches and dinners the tour leader (when available) will offer assistance with reservations, suggestions and directions to local restaurants. It is your responsibility to notify TripADeal of any dietary requests/requirements. 
Please note: we will do our best to meet your requests/requirements, however, cannot guarantee that we will always be able to.
 
Luggage
You will be responsible for all your personal belongings whilst on the tour. With regards to luggage, you must carry your own luggage from the coach to the hotel room and back to the coach. The driver will assist with the uploading and off-loading of the luggage from the coach.
 
OTHER
Fitness Level Required / Mobility
Our vehicles are not equipped with wheelchair access, so, unfortunately, our tours are currently not suitable for wheelchair users and those less mobile. 
Please note: a general level of fitness will be required. If you have any concerns please consult your healthcare provider prior to purchase/travel.
 
Gratuities / Tipping

Land
- Gratuities (tips) are not included in the tour price for services of the tour leader (when available) and driver throughout the tour. The recommended tip is €5 per person per day. This covers the guide/leader and the driver, and will be collected whilst on tour. 
- Tipping for all services provided on tour is always a matter of personal discretion, however please be aware that tipping is considered by many locals to be a part of their normal remuneration and they may approach you for payment and there is no need to be intimidated by the request.
 
Cruise
Gratuities (tips) are not included in the tour price for the services of the cruise staff throughout the cruise component of this tour. MSC is an internationally registered company & operates to US & European standards, both of which have an economy driven by a gratuities culture. Gratuities are expected on your cruise and will be charged to your onboard account at approx. €10 per person per day. If you have any questions in regards to the gratuities on your cruise please speak to the guest services staff onboard the ship.
 
Sightseeing
Please note: In the event entrance to a site is affected by changes in operating hours or public holiday closures, your itinerary where possible, will be adjusted or 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 of 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 in regards to 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 6 weeks prior to departure.
 
Important: Visa rules may have changed since COVID-19. Check with the nearest embassy, consulate or immigration department of the destination you're entering.
 
Please note: Passengers who are not Australian citizens must 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, 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.



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 - $100.00 per booking + 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 advised to TripADeal, charges of $100.00 per booking + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel providers.
 
Supplier Fees
In the event the Travel Offer you have purchased is unable to proceed, and/or a travel Supplier is unable to fulfil the Travel Offer due to external circumstances (Limitation of Liability e.g. a Force Majeure event), there may be a fee or amount of money that is withheld by our Suppliers and is unrecoverable. This may be due to non-refundable airline tickets, cancellation penalties with cruise cabins or unrecoverable payments with our land/accommodation partners. TripADeal has committed to these costs as your Agent and will endeavour to recover all funds committed and/or paid for your Travel Offer, but this may not be possible in all circumstances. If refunds are 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, TripADeal is unable to obtain a refund or travel service credit, or part thereof, this cost is passed on to the customer as a Supplier Fee. This fee is not revenue-raising and is paid to or withheld by our suppliers when recovering payments.