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Tour the historic Gallipoli battlefields in Turkey in 2023.
Learn of the Anzacs at a conference held by Australia, New Zealand and Turkish experts.
See the exquisite Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace in Istanbul.
Ephesus, an ancient Greek city now in Turkey, reflects centuries of Greek and Roman influences.
Topkapi Palace.
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Turkey & Gallipoli Dawn Service

Explore Istanbul, Pamukkale, Ephesus & More
Attend the Anzac Cove Dawn Service at Gallipoli
Earn & Use Qantas Points Earn & Use Qantas Points
Return International Flights (economy class) ex SYD/MEL/*BNE/*ADL/*PER
8 nights quality hotel accommodation
1 night sleeping under the stars at ANZAC Cove, or alternatively 1 additional night 4-star accommodation at Troia Tusan Hotel (not included)
14 meals are included throughout the tour
Overview

Overview

2023 will mark the 108th anniversary of the ANZACs landing on the rocky shores of the Gallipoli Peninsula on the 25th April 1915.
This special 12-day tour is an opportunity to honour their memory at the moving Anzac Cove dawn service, learn the history of the brave allied troops who continue to inspire all Australians and New Zealanders, and also experience the highlights of Turkey on tour.

Tour the solemn battlefields and memorials of the Gallipoli Peninsula, visit the Kabatepe War Museum overlooking the Aegean Sea, and learn the history and legacy of the ANZAC troops at a conference held by Australian, New Zealand and Turkish experts.
Take in the highlights of Istanbul, a city which has seen numerous empires rise and fall over the millennia; journey to the ancient ruins of Troy, Ephesus and Pergamon; and relax in the terraced hot springs of beautiful Pamukkale.
Package includes return international flights, accommodation, English-speaking tour guides, 14 meals and more!

Have more time? Choose the 14 day with Cappadocia extension or the Stay Behind in Istanbul package.

Tour Inclusions

HIGHLIGHTS
  • Explore the highlights of tantalising Turkey
  • See the exquisite Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace in Istanbul
  • Delight the senses with a visit to the Spice Bazaar
  • Visit Lone Pine, The Nek, Chunuk Bair and more
  • Learn of the Anzacs at a conference held by Australia, New Zealand and Turkish experts
  • Attend the Dawn Service at Anzac Cove
  • Enjoy a tour of the Gallipoli Peninsula & historic Gallipoli battlefields
  • Visit the Kabatepe War Museum, ANZAC Cove, Australia’s Memorial and Cemetery
  • See the ancient city of Troy and the replica of the Trojan Horse on a city tour
  • Visit the Asklepion healing temples, Zeus’s Altar, and the Red Basilica in Pergamon
  • Stop at the carpet weaving centre, which continues to perform one of the oldest arts of Turkey
  • Enjoy a guided tour of Ephesus
  • See the Sirince vineyards and learn how to make fruit wine
  • Visit the Cotton Castle calcium terraces of Pamukkale and the ancient ruins of Hierapolis
  • Admire the stunning terraced pools and bathe in the mineral rich waters
FLIGHTS
  • Return International Flights (economy class) ex SYD/MEL/*BNE/*ADL/*PER
ACCOMMODATION
  • 8 nights quality hotel accommodation
  • 1 night sleeping under the stars at ANZAC Cove, or alternatively 1 additional night 4-star accommodation at Troia Tusan Hotel (not included)
DINING
  • 14 meals are included throughout the tour
TOUR ESSENTIALS
  • English-speaking tour leader
  • Airport taxes and surcharges
TRANSPORT
  • Transportation by private A/C vehicles
TRANSFERS
  • Istanbul Airport to Hotel
  • All domestic airport transfers as per itinerary
14 Day Package with Cappadocia Extension:
All of the above, plus the following:
  • 1 x One Way Domestic Flight (economy class): Cappadocia - Istanbul
  • Enjoy 2 x additional nights in Cappadocia at a Cave Hotel
  • See the Cappadocia region, with a jaw-dropping volcanic area known for its unique geological formations
  • Enjoy a city tour of Cappadocia visiting Ozkonak Underground city, Goreme Open Air Museum and Cavusin
  • See the famous three-headed ‘fairy chimneys and visit a pottery workshop
  • Visit Devrent Valley, which is also called Imagination Valley, where you can see natural rock formations
Itinerary 1
Standard Itinerary
Day 1 Australia - Istanbul, Turkey

Today fly from Sydney, Melbourne, *Adelaide, *Perth or *Brisbane to Istanbul! 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).


Meals included: In-Flight
Day 2 Welcome to Istanbul!

Welcome to Istanbul! Upon arrival, be met by your English-speaking tour guide and transferred to your hotel.

Overnight: Pullman Hotel, Ramada Hotel & Suite Golden Horn or Similar
Meals included: None
Day 3 Istanbul City Tour & Anzac Conference

Today you will enjoy a guided tour of Istanbul, a city which has witnessed the rise and fall of several empires over the millennia. See sights such as the Topkapi Palace, Sultanahmet Imperial Mosque and the Hippodrome, as well as the wonderfully fragrant Spice Bazaar. The Topkapi Palace, the great palace of Ottoman sultans from the 15th to 19th centuries, houses an exquisite collection of crystal, silver and Chinese porcelain. There are also robes worn by the sultans and their families, the famous jewels of the Imperial Treasury, miniatures, the Holy Mantle and enshrining relics of the Prophet Mohammed. Between 1609 and 1616, the impressive Sultanahmet Imperial Mosque is known popularly as the Blue Mosque for the blue tiles that adorn the walls of its interior. Today the Hippodrome area is officially known as Sultan Ahmet Square, and is carefully maintained by the Turkish authorities. The course of the old racetrack has been indicated with paving, although the actual track is some 2m below the present surface. The surviving monuments of the Spina, the two obelisks and the Serpentine Column, now sit within a landscaped garden.
The Spice Bazaar, or Egyptian Bazaar, is one of the oldest markets in the city. Located in Eminonu, it’s the second largest covered shopping complex after the Grand Bazaar. The air here is filled with the intoxicating aromas of cinnamon, caraway, saffron, mint, thyme, and every other conceivable herb and spice. After the city tour there is an option to enjoy a Bosphorus boat cruise (not included). Admire magnificent views of the Bosphorus Strait, which connects Asia to Europe. With the shores rising to heights up to 200-meters, lined with palaces, ruins, villages, and gardens, this is one of the most beautiful stretches of scenery in Turkey.

This evening there will be a conference about the ANZAC Dawn Service and Turkey (approx. 1 hour). The conference is held by ANZAC experts from Australia and New Zealand, together with professional Turkish ANZAC tour guides.
A welcome cocktail, coffee, tea and snacks are included. Here you will meet your fellow ANZAC Day Gallipoli tour members and the tour staff.

Overnight: Pullman Hotel, Ramada Hotel & Suite Golden Horn or Similar
Meals included: Breakfast
Day 4 Gallipoli Tour (approx. 320 KM day)

Depart for Gallipoli early this morning (approx. 4.5 hours).
On the way you can watch the latest documentaries about the Gallipoli campaign. Arrive in Gallipoli in time for lunch (not included) on the coast of Gabatepe.
Following lunch you will begin your tour of the Gallipoli Peninsula. Visit the Kabatepe War Museum, ANZAC Cove, Lone Pine, Australia’s Memorial and Cemetery, Quinn’s Post, Turkish 57th Regiment Cemetery, The Nek, Chunuk Bair, and the New Zealand Memorial and Cemetery. After the tour, travel to Canakkale to the hotel for check in. The rest of the evening is at leisure.
Please note: Normally on 23rd April; Anzac Cove is open for visitors but this year Anzac Cove and Beach Cemetery are closed between the 22nd April to 25th April noon time, which means the ceremony's finish time was closed to visitors. Lone Pine, Chunuk Bair and other places are open and accessible for a guided tour.

Overnight: Troia Tusan Hotel or similar
Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner
Day 5 Troy Tour & ANZAC Cove

Today visit the ancient city of Troy, on the other side of the Dardanelles (approx. 1.5 hours including ferry). The once-lost is one of the most famous in antiquity. The guide will explain the mythology surrounding Troy, the Trojan Horse - of which a replica can be seen onsite - and the tale of Helen of Troy, a woman said to have been the most beautiful in the world.
This evening, meet at the hotel for a buffet dinner before heading to Anzac Cove in the late evening in preparation for the Dawn Service. Don't forget your warm clothes, sleeping bags, wet weather gear, torches, hat, sunscreen and good walking shoes. Sleeping bags can be provided at an extra cost ($45 per person - pre-booking required). Please add this to your order at checkout if you would like to hire a sleeping bag for the night. If you do not wish to sleep outside at the Anzac Commemorative Site overnight, optional hotel accommodation in Çanakkale is available at checkout for an extra cost ($90 per person twin share/$150 solo traveller, pre-booking required). Transfers to and from the ANZAC Commemorative Site will be available for customers who purchase the accommodation in Canakkale.

Please note: In 2022 the Anzac Commemorative Site will open later than it has in previous years. The new opening time will be decided at a later date on and confirmed prior to arrival in Turkey. All guests need to be registered for attendance passes prior to arrival - further instruction regarding this pass will be provided closer to departure.

Overnight: Anzac Cove Commemorative Site or Troia Tusan Hotel or similar, Canakkale (optional extra)
Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner
Day 6 ANZAC Dawn Service at Commemorative Site Gallipoli

Today you will attend the Dawn Service at Anzac Cove.
5:30am - 6:15am Dawn Service, Anzac Commemorative Site, North Beach
9:30am - 10:15am Australian Memorial Service, Lone Pine
11:30am - 12:15pm New Zealand Memorial Service, Chunuk Bair

This afternoon after attending the Anzac services you will travel back to the hotel in Canakkale.
The night is yours to relax. Dinner will be served at the hotel.

Overnight: Troia Tusan Hotel or similar
Meals included: Dinner
Day 7 Bergama/Pergamon Tour - Kusadasi (approx. 420km day)

Today drive to Pergamon (approx. 2 hours) to see the Asklepion healing temples, Zeus’s Altar, and the Red Basilica.
Located near Bergama, Pergamon was a once-great Hellenistic/Roman city, ruled for several centuries by a powerful local dynasty. The city’s foremost attraction is the Red Basilica, a huge edifice on the river not far from the acropolis. It was originally built as a temple to the Egyptian god Osiris and later converted to a basilica by the early Christians.
After a guided Bergama/Pergamon tour, continue towards Kusadasi.
On the way, visit a place which continues to perform one of the oldest arts of Turkey: a carpet weaving center, followed by an optional Turkish Bath (not included).
Afterwards, check into the hotel in time for dinner.

Overnight: Suhan 360 Hotel or similar
Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner
Day 8 Ephesus & Kusadasi (approx. 40km day)

This morning depart for Ephesus (approx. 20 minutes) for a guided tour. Once the commercial centre of the ancient world - this city is a highlight of any visit to Turkey. Ephesus, whose wealth and patronage supported its splendid architectural program, was dedicated to the goddess Artemis. Her enormous temple, considered one of the Seven Wonders, dates in its latest form from the third century B.C.
Then enjoy a Turkish Village Tour.
Sirince’s construction style today belongs to Anatolian Greeks. The houses on the slope are all original with their white paints. Sirince Village also has a fantastic reputation for making some of the best wines in Turkey - especially fruit wines. See the vineyards and learn how to make fruit wine.
Visit one of the famous leather production centers of the region, where you will have the opportunity to browse the products whilst enjoying the shopping experience and gaining the knowledge of the ancient craftsmen.

Overnight: Suhan 360 Hotel or similar
Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner
Day 9 Pamukkale & Hierapolis Tour (approx. 200km day)

Optional Activity - Hot Air Balloon Ride at $425 per person (not included).
Early this morning, why not take the opportunity to join an amazing optional experience? See the idyllic views and beautiful sunrise over splendid fairy-tail valleys in a Hot Air Balloon.

Today, leave Kusadasi for Pamukkale (approx. 2.5 hours). Visit the Cotton Castle calcium terraces of Pamukkale and the ancient ruins of Hierapolis. While admiring the stunning terraced pools, you also have the option of laying in the mineral rich waters. Afterwards check into the hotel in time for dinner. The rest of the evening is yours to explore the small village, or relax around the swimming pool.

Overnight: Pullman Hotel, Ramada Hotel & Suite Golden Horn or Similar
Meals included: Breakfast
Day 10 Pamukkale - Istanbul (approx. 570km day)

After breakfast, you can enjoy the thermal pool and sun until 10:00AM before departing to Istanbul (approx. 8 hours). Today is a travel day, however there will be plenty of refreshment stops along the way to ensure a comfortable journey.

Overnight: Pullman Hotel, Ramada Hotel & Suite Golden Horn or Similar
Meals included: Breakfast
Day 11 Istanbul - Australia

Today marks the end of your amazing Turkey holiday experience. After breakfast, check-out from the hotel before 11:00am and make your own way to the airport for your return flight back to Australia (transfer not included, as departure times for fellow guests may vary).


Meals included: Breakfast;In-Flight
Day 12 Arrive to Australia

Please note some guests may arrive +1 day

Itinerary 2
Cappadocia Extension
Day 1 Australia - Istanbul, Turkey

Today fly from Sydney, Melbourne, *Brisbane *Adelaide or *Perth to Istanbul! 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).


Meals included: In-Flight
Day 2 Welcome to Istanbul!

Welcome to Istanbul! Upon arrival, be met by your English speaking tour guide and transferred to your hotel.

Overnight: Pullman Hotel, Ramada Hotel & Suite Golden Horn or Similar
Meals included: None
Day 3 Istanbul City Tour & Anzac Conference

Today you will enjoy a guided tour of Istanbul, a city which has witnessed the rise and fall of several empires over the millennia. See sights such as the Topkapi Palace, Sultanahmet Imperial Mosque and the Hippodrome, as well as the wonderfully fragrant Spice Bazaar.
The Topkapi Palace, the great palace of Ottoman sultans from the 15th to 19th centuries, houses an exquisite collection of crystal, silver and Chinese porcelain. There are also robes worn by the sultans and their families, the famous jewels of the Imperial Treasury, miniatures, the Holy Mantle and enshrining relics of the Prophet Mohammed.
Between 1609 and 1616, the impressive Sultanahmet Imperial Mosque is known popularly as the Blue Mosque for the blue tiles that adorn the walls of its interior. Today the Hippodrome area is officially known as Sultan Ahmet Square, and is carefully maintained by the Turkish authorities. The course of the old racetrack has been indicated with paving, although the actual track is some 2m below the present surface. The surviving monuments of the Spina, the two obelisks and the Serpentine Column, now sit within a landscaped garden.
The Spice Bazaar, or Egyptian Bazaar, is one of the oldest markets in the city. Located in Eminonu, it’s the second largest covered shopping complex after the Grand Bazaar. The air here is filled with the intoxicating aromas of cinnamon, caraway, saffron, mint, thyme, and every other conceivable herb and spice. After the city tour there is an option to enjoy a Bosphorus boat cruise (not included). Admire magnificent views of the Bosphorus Strait, which connects Asia to Europe. With the shores rising to heights up to 200-meters, lined with palaces, ruins, villages, and gardens, this is one of the most beautiful stretches of scenery in Turkey.

This evening there will be a conference about the ANZAC Dawn Service and Turkey (approx. 1 hour).
The conference is held by ANZAC experts from Australia and New Zealand, together with professional Turkish ANZAC tour guides. A welcome cocktail, coffee, tea and snacks are included. Here you will meet your fellow ANZAC Day Gallipoli tour members and the tour staff.

Overnight: Pullman Hotel, Ramada Hotel & Suite Golden Horn or Similar
Meals included: Breakfast
Day 4 Gallipoli Tour (approx. 320 KM day)

Depart for Gallipoli early this morning (approx. 4.5 hours). On the way you can watch the latest documentaries about the Gallipoli campaign. Arrive in Gallipoli in time for lunch (not included) on the coast of Gabatepe. Following lunch you will begin your tour of the Gallipoli Peninsula. Visit the Kabatepe War Museum, ANZAC Cove, Lone Pine, Australia’s Memorial and Cemetery, Quinn’s Post, Turkish 57th Regiment Cemetery, The Nek, Chunuk Bair, and the New Zealand Memorial and Cemetery. After the tour, travel to Canakkale to the hotel for check in. The rest of the evening is at leisure.

Please note: Normally on 23rd April; Anzac Cove is open for visitors but this year Anzac Cove and Beach Cemetery are closed between the 22nd April to 25th April noon time, which means the ceremony's finish time was closed to visitors. Lone Pine, Chunuk Bair and other places are open and accessible for a guided tour.

Overnight: Troia Tusan Hotel or similar
Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner
Day 5 Troy Tour & ANZAC Cove

Today visit the ancient city of Troy, on the other side of the Dardanelles (approx. 1.5 hours including ferry). The once-lost is one of the most famous in antiquity. The guide will explain the mythology surrounding Troy, the Trojan Horse - of which a replica can be seen onsite - and the tale of Helen of Troy, a woman said to have been the most beautiful in the world.
This evening, meet at the hotel for a buffet dinner before heading to Anzac Cove in the late evening in preparation for the Dawn Service. Don't forget your warm clothes, sleeping bags, wet weather gear, torches, hat, sunscreen and good walking shoes. Sleeping bags can be provided at an extra cost ($45 per person - pre-booking required). Please add this to your order at checkout if you would like to hire a sleeping bag for the night. If you do not wish to sleep outside at the Anzac Commemorative Site overnight, optional hotel accommodation in Çanakkale is available at checkout for an extra cost ($90 per person twin share/$150 solo traveller, pre-booking required). Transfers to and from the ANZAC Commemorative Site will be available for customers who purchase the accommodation in Canakkale.

Please note: In 2022 the Anzac Commemorative Site will open later than it has in previous years. The new opening time will be decided at a later date on and confirmed prior to arrival in Turkey. All guests need to be registered for attendance passes prior to arrival - further instruction regarding this pass will be provided closer to departure.

Overnight: Anzac Cove Commemorative Site or Troia Tusan Hotel or similar, Canakkale (optional extra)
Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner
Day 6 ANZAC Dawn Service at Commemorative Site Gallipoli

Today you will attend the Dawn Service at Anzac Cove.
5:30am - 6:15am Dawn Service, Anzac Commemorative Site, North Beach
9:30am - 10:15am Australian Memorial Service, Lone Pine
11:30am - 12:15pm New Zealand Memorial Service, Chunuk Bair

This afternoon after attending the Anzac services you will travel back to the hotel in Canakkale.
The night is yours to relax, dinner will be served at the hotel.

Overnight: Troia Tusan Hotel or similar
Meals included: Dinner
Day 7 Bergama/Pergamon Tour - Kusadasi (approx. 420km day)

Today drive to Pergamon (approx. 2 hours) to see the Asklepion healing temples, Zeus’ Altar, and the Red Basilica. Located near Bergama, Pergamon was a once-great Hellenistic/Roman city, ruled for several centuries by a powerful local dynasty. The city’s foremost attraction is the Red Basilica, a huge edifice on the river not far from the acropolis. It was originally built as a temple to the Egyptian god Osiris and later converted to a basilica by the early Christians. After a guided Bergama/Pergamon tour, continue towards Kusadasi. On the way visit a place which continues to perform one of the oldest arts of Turkey; a carpet weaving center, followed by an optional Turkish Bath (not included). After a good scrub down, check into the hotel in time for dinner.

Overnight: Suhan 360 Hotel or similar
Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner
Day 8 Ephesus & Kusadasi (approx. 40km day)

This morning depart for Ephesus (approx. 20 minutes) for a guided tour. Once the commercial centre of the ancient world - this city is a highlight of any visit to Turkey. Ephesus, whose wealth and patronage supported its splendid architectural program, was dedicated to the goddess Artemis. Her enormous temple, considered one of the Seven Wonders, dates in its latest form from the third century B.C.
Then enjoy a Turkish Village Tour. Sirince’s construction style today belongs to Anatolian Greeks. The houses on the slope are all original with their white paints.
Sirince Village also has a fantastic reputation for making some of the best wines in Turkey - especially fruit wines. See the vineyards and learn how to make fruit wine. Visit one of the famous leather production centers of the region, where you will have the opportunity to browse the products whilst enjoying the shopping experience and gaining the knowledge of the ancient craftsmen.

Overnight: Suhan 360 Hotel or similar
Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner
Day 9 Pamukkale & Hierapolis Tour (approx. 200km day)

Optional Activity- Hot Air Balloon Ride at $375 per person (not included)
Early this morning why not take the opportunity to join an amazing optional experience, see the idyllic views and beautiful sunrise over splendid fairy-tail valleys in a Hot Air Balloon.

Today, leave Kusadasi for Pamukkale (approx. 2.5 hours).
Visit the Cotton Castle calcium terraces of Pamukkale and the ancient ruins of Hierapolis. While admiring the stunning terraced pools, you also have the option of laying in the mineral rich waters. Afterwards check into the hotel in time for dinner.
The rest of the evening is yours to explore the small village, or relax around the swimming pool.

Overnight: Pam Thermal Hotel or Similar
Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner
Day 10 Pamukkale - Konya – Cappadocia (approx. 530km day)

After breakfast, continue your journey to Konya (2.5 hours drive). Visit the Mevlana Museum and witness the striking green-tiled mausoleum of Mevlana that will take you to the peaceful world of the Sufi sect known as the Whirling Dervishes.
Afterwards drive to Cappadocia (approx 3.5hrs). Upon arrival this evening check into the unique hotel.

Overnight: El Puente Cave Hotel or Similar
Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner
Day 11 Cappadocia Tour

Today you will get to know the Cappadocia region, a jaw-dropping volcanic area known for its unique geological formations, as well as its history of ceramics and carpet weaving. The beautiful horse country Katpatuka, as the Persians called it, is an enchanting and mysterious strip of land.
The tour begins with an Ozkonak Underground city visit, that was built in Idis Mountain where volcanic granite-made tuff layers are quite dense and the galleries are connected by tunnels. Then you will visit Goreme Open Air Museum, at the heart of Cappadocia. The museum is famous for its 10th century frescoes depicting the life of Jesus Christ and monks. Next stop is Cavusin, an abandoned village with old cave Greek houses. After Cavusin you will travel to the restaurant in Avanos to have lunch (not included).
After lunch at leisure, you will visit a pottery workshop and then continue on to Pasabagi, where you will see the famous three-headed ‘fairy chimneys’. After Pasabagi 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 which look like animals. The last stop is the Three Beauties, three beautiful fairy chimneys with their hats, which are the symbol of Cappadocia.
Optional Activity - Hot Air Balloon Ride at $425 per person
Early this morning why not take the opportunity to join an amazing optional experience, see the idyllic views and beautiful sunrise over splendid fairy-tail valleys in a Hot Air Balloon.

Overnight: El Puente Cave Hotel or Similar
Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner
Day 12 Cappadocia - Istanbul

After breakfast, you will have free time shopping in Cappadocia. Then depart for Kayseri airport for the domestic flight to Istanbul with transfer to your hotel.

Overnight: Pullman Hotel, Ramada Hotel & Suite Golden Horn or Similar
Meals included: Breakfast
Day 13 Istanbul - Australia

Today marks the end of your amazing Turkey holiday experience. After breakfast, check-out from the hotel before 11:00am and make your own way to the airport for your return flight back to Australia (transfer not included, as departure times for fellow guests may vary).


Meals included: Breakfast;In-Flight
Day 14 Arrive in Australia

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. 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. 
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 prior to travel, as well as any requirements post-travel upon their return. 
 
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).
Offer essentials

Travel offer is valid for travel on selected dates until the 21 April 2023
 
This travel offer is priced per person based on a twin share. 
 
Single Traveller Supplement
For solo travellers, a mandatory single supplement applies: 
Itinerary 1 single supplement: $600
Itinerary 2 single supplement: $750
 
Departure Dates
2023
April: 20
Please note: See checkout for live dates and availability.
 
Surcharges
Not Applicable
 
Departure Cities
Sydney, Melbourne, *Brisbane, *Adelaide or *Perth 
 
Departure City Surcharges
Brisbane: $100 per person
Perth or Adelaide: $300
Flights


Full Service Airline(s) Used


Emirates, Etihad Airways, Singapore Airlines, Qatar Airways, Turkish Airlines and 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
Not Available 
 
Stay behind in Istanbul
$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.
Black Out Dates: 
15 June 2023 - 01 January 2024
  
Stopover Packages
Not Available 
 
Flight Class Upgrades
• Premium Economy (Not Available)
• Business Class (Australia - Istanbul / Istanbul - Australia): $6,999 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.
Accommodation


Accommodation Used


3-5 Star (self-rated)

Istanbul: Pullman Hotel, Ramada Hotel & Suite Golden Horn or Similar

Canakkale: Troia Tusan Hotel or Similar

Kusadasi: Infinity By Yelken Aqua Park & Resorts or Similar 

Pamukkale: Pam Thermal Hotel or Similar

Cappadocia: El Puente Cave or Similar 

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

 
Child Policy
• No child discounts. Full price applies for 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 allowed.
 
Triple Share
Not Available 
 
Bedding Configuration
Double or Twin (subject to availability).
 
Adjoining / Interconnecting Rooms
Subject to availability and at the hotels discretion. Please enquire on booking if you require this option.
General tour information

Minimum group size 20, maximum group size 28 per vehicle.
 
Optional Tours / Activities
(Day 5) Sleeping Bag at $45 per person
(Day 5) Additional Night Accommodation: Twin Share at $90 per person / Solo Traveller at $150 per person 
Itinerary 1: (Day 9) Hot Air Balloon at $425 per person 
Itinerary 2: (Day 11) Hot Air Balloon at $425 per person 
 
Please note:
• The optional tours listed above must be purchased on checkout or over the phone prior to submitting your passenger information form (subject to availability) 
• Some tours require minimum numbers to operate.
Exclusions

• Visa fees and requirements (A Visa is a strict requirement if travelling on an Australian passport)
• Meals/beverages not stated in the itinerary 
• Recommended gratuities/tipping: €5 per person per day
• Optional activities/tours 
• Personal expenses
• Travel insurance (Mandatory)
• City Tax
Please note: A comprehensive travel Insurance policy must be organised BEFORE all details can be finalised.
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 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 (Approx)
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
 
Cappadocia
Cappadocia has a continental climate 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.
 
Kusadasi
There are two main seasons in Kusadasi: the cold season and the 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.
 
COACH TOUR
Meals:
14 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 EUR 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.
 
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.
Visas

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.
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 - $100.00 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.
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