Turkey

Treasures of Turkey - The Ultimate Luxury Small Group Tour with Insider Experiences & Incredible Inclusions

Discover Turkey and its ancient history, wondrous architecture, colourful bazaars and incredible cuisine on a 12-day luxury, small-group tour (max. 16 travellers). Float above the valleys of Cappadocia in a hot air balloon, sail the Mediterranean aboard a traditional gulet and taste authentic local flavours, including an exquisite dinner at Istanbul’s hottest new restaurant, a farm-to-plate cooking class in a coastal village and wine tasting in Turkey’s deepest underground wine cellar. Includes 11 nights of luxury accommodation with stays at Shangri-La Bosphorus and The Marmara Bodrum, daily breakfast and hand-picked gourmet experiences, private transportation, all domestic flights and airport transfers, the services of an expert local, English-speaking guide, insider experiences and so much more.

travel Options


Earn 3,999 Qantas Points
12 Days
TWIN SHARE
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  • Valid for one person (twin share) – you must purchase two packages
  • 11 nights of luxury accommodation including four nights at Shangri-La Bosphorus, two nights at The Marmara Bodrum, two nights at Nisanyan Hotel and two nights at Argos Hotel and one night at Doga Thermal Health & Spa
  • Daily breakfast and gourmet experiences, including an exquisite celebrity chef-created dinner, a tasting trail through Istanbul’s vibrant streets, a farm-to-table traditional Turkish dining experience, a seafood lunch on board a traditional gulet, dinner with a local Turkish family and more
  • Domestic flights from Istanbul to Bodrum, Izmir to Kayseri, and Cappadocia to Istanbul
  • Private cruise along the beautiful Bodrum peninsula in a traditional gulet including a sumptuous lunch prepared on board
  • Sunrise hot-air balloon flight over the spectacular Cappadocian landscape
  • All airport transfers and air-conditioned transport throughout
  • The services of a local, English-speaking guide and entrance fees to all sightseeing listed
Earn 5,199 Qantas Points
14 Days
TWIN SHARE - EXTENDED TOUR
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  • Valid for one person (twin share) – you must purchase two packages
  • 11 nights of luxury accommodation including four nights at Shangri-La Bosphorus, two nights at The Marmara Bodrum, two nights at Nisanyan Hotel and two nights at Argos Hotel and one night at Doga Thermal Health & Spa
  • Daily breakfast and gourmet experiences, including an exquisite celebrity chef-created dinner, a tasting trail through Istanbul’s vibrant streets, a farm-to-table traditional Turkish dining experience, a seafood lunch on board a traditional gulet, dinner with a local Turkish family and more
  • Domestic flights from Istanbul to Bodrum, Izmir to Kayseri, and Cappadocia to Istanbul
  • Private cruise along the beautiful Bodrum peninsula in a traditional gulet including a sumptuous lunch prepared on board
  • Sunrise hot-air balloon flight over the spectacular Cappadocian landscape
  • All airport transfers and air-conditioned transport throughout
  • The services of a local, English-speaking guide and entrance fees to all sightseeing listed

Tour Extension - Troy & Gallipoli Battlefields

  • Two nights of luxury accommodation at the Parion Hotel and Shangri-La Bosphorus
  • Daily breakfast and lunch
  • A drive through the Dracian Peninsula, and a ferry crossing of the Dardanelles
  • A tour of Troy and a visit to the Gallipoli battlefield
Earn 5,999 Qantas Points
12 Days
SINGLE TRAVELLER
Sold out
  • Valid for one person
  • 11 nights of luxury accommodation including four nights at Shangri-La Bosphorus, two nights at The Marmara Bodrum, two nights at Nisanyan Hotel and two nights at Argos Hotel and one night at Doga Thermal Health & Spa
  • Daily breakfast and gourmet experiences, including an exquisite celebrity chef-created dinner, a tasting trail through Istanbul’s vibrant streets, a farm-to-table traditional Turkish dining experience, a seafood lunch on board a traditional gulet, dinner with a local Turkish family and more
  • Domestic flights from Istanbul to Bodrum, Izmir to Kayseri, and Cappadocia to Istanbul
  • Private cruise along the beautiful Bodrum peninsula in a traditional gulet including a sumptuous lunch prepared on board
  • Sunrise hot-air balloon flight over the spectacular Cappadocian landscape
  • All airport transfers and air-conditioned transport throughout
  • The services of a local, English-speaking guide and entrance fees to all sightseeing listed
Earn 7,599 Qantas Points
14 Days
SINGLE TRAVELLER - EXTENDED TOUR
Sold out
  • Valid for one person
  • 11 nights of luxury accommodation including four nights at Shangri-La Bosphorus, two nights at The Marmara Bodrum, two nights at Nisanyan Hotel and two nights at Argos Hotel and one night at Doga Thermal Health & Spa
  • Daily breakfast and gourmet experiences, including an exquisite celebrity chef-created dinner, a tasting trail through Istanbul’s vibrant streets, a farm-to-table traditional Turkish dining experience, a seafood lunch on board a traditional gulet, dinner with a local Turkish family and more
  • Domestic flights from Istanbul to Bodrum, Izmir to Kayseri, and Cappadocia to Istanbul
  • Private cruise along the beautiful Bodrum peninsula in a traditional gulet including a sumptuous lunch prepared on board
  • Sunrise hot-air balloon flight over the spectacular Cappadocian landscape
  • All airport transfers and air-conditioned transport throughout
  • The services of a local, English-speaking guide and entrance fees to all sightseeing listed

Tour Extension - Troy & Gallipoli Battlefields

  • Two nights of luxury accommodation at the Parion Hotel and Shangri-La Bosphorus
  • Daily breakfast and lunch
  • A drive through the Dracian Peninsula, and a ferry crossing of the Dardanelles
  • A tour of Troy and a visit to the Gallipoli battlefield

Access insider experiences and embark on an exquisite epicurean journey on this 12-day luxury, small-group tour (max. 16 travellers) through the beautiful and exotic land of Turkey – staying in world-class accommodation all the way.

From breathtaking landscapes to bustling bazaars and ancient ruins, soak up the sights of this fascinating country - and after days of exploring, rest in luxury in the finest, hand-picked accommodation, including Shangri-La and unforgettable boutique havens.

What You’ll Love…

The Accommodation – World-renowned Shangri-La splendor and boutique luxury awaits

The award-winning Shangri-La Bosphorus is nestled on Istanbul’s Bosphorus Strait, boasting breathtaking views across the blue waters. In true Shangri-La style, classic elegance abounds with glittering chandeliers, plush fabrics and marble accents throughout. Five-star service and facilities await you, from the blissful CHI, The Spa with its luxurious private spa suites and hammams to Chinese fine dining at Shang Palace.

Once a monastery, the award-winning Argos in Capadoccia offers a luxury stay like no other. This world-class boutique hotel, high above the village of Uchisar, has been carefully built from its surrounding stunning terrain: ancient ruins, caves and underground tunnels. Sleep under beautifully arched stone ceilings and relax in unique and cosy spots at seven different mansions. The hotel has a winery attached, providing an endless flow of top-shelf local and foreign beverages to accompany the superb menu at its award-winning Seki restaurant.

Nestled on a hilltop overlooking the Aegean Sea is The Marmara Bodrum, a spectacularly located boutique hotel with a swimming pool offering sweeping vistas across the white buildings and the glittering blue waters of the coastline. Wake each morning to breakfasts of warm homemade bread accompanied by orange jam crafted using hand-picked fruits from the gardens.

The Scenery – From the dreamy spires of Cappadocia to the glittering waters of the Mediterranean Sea

From Mediterranean beach resorts to verdant olive groves, ancient rock formations and soaring mountains, when it comes to scenery, Turkey has it all.

Marvel at the landscape of the Cappadocia region with its tall volcanic spires, high plateaus and deep valleys gloriously bathed in light. The region is famous for its dreamlike vistas of hot air balloons filling the skies, and you’ll have the opportunity to float above the landscape yourself on an unforgettable included balloon flight.

Discover the beauty of Turkey from another perspective as you take to the waters of the Mediterranean Sea off the shore of Bodrum in a traditional wooden gulet boat. Soak up the sights from coastal villages to lush hillsides as you make your way to Kara Ada, famed for its mineral springs, stopping to snorkel and swim along the way.

Visit Pamukkale (the ‘cotton castle’) and the ancient Roman ruins of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Hierapolis. Marvel at the famous limestone terraces filled with mineral rich waters and step back in the time at the Necropolis, the main Street and Gates, the thermal Baths, the devil’s hole and Ancient Theatre.

The Food & Wine – Sample the flavours of Turkey, from street food to fine dining

Foodies will be in their element with a host of hand-selected gourmet experiences showcasing the best of Turkey’s exotic cuisine.

Enjoy an exquisite dinner at Mükellef, one of Istanbul’s finest dining experiences spearheaded by celebrity chef Arda Türkmen.

After all this delicious food, you'll have the opportunity to learn how to craft Turkish cuisine yourself. Enjoy a hands-on, farm-to-table cooking class using fine local produce, during which you’ll create delicious traditional meze dishes which you'll enjoy followed by a drop of local raki, an anise-flavoured spirit native to Turkey.

Spend a memorable afternoon wine tasting in the biggest underground wine cellar in Turkey, SEKI, located in the heart of Capadoccia, which once lay undiscovered for tens of thousands of years. Encounter some of the finest wines in the Anatolian region, learn about the wine-making process and sample local drops selected by an expert paired with irresistible cheeses.

The History – Step back in time to the age of Byzantine Empires and Roman Emperors

Turkey’s compelling history dates back thousands of years. Immerse yourself in an ancient world as you journey from bustling cities to once-forgotten archaeological treasures.

Walk in the footsteps of Turkey’s great emperors on a tour of Istanbul together with a local guide, discovering wonders such as the ancient and exquisite Hagia Sophia, the Hippodrome where Byzantine Emperors would have once watched chariot races and the Grand Bazaar – one of the biggest and oldest markets in the world, which dates back earlier than the 15th century.

Stroll the streets where Mark Antony and Cleopatra once walked in Ephesus, a dream destination for lovers of history and one of the finest Greek-Roman archaelogical sites in the world. Explore the amphitheatre, the Temple of Artemis (one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World), the baths, the Library of Celsius and more.

Your Package Includes:

  • 11 nights of luxury accommodation including four nights at Shangri-La Bosphorus, two nights at The Marmara Bodrum, two nights at Nisanyan Hotel and two nights at Argos Hotel and one night at Doga Thermal Health & Spa
  • Daily breakfast and a selection of gourmet experiences, including an exquisite celebrity chef-created dinner, a tasting trail through Istanbul’s vibrant streets, a farm-to-table traditional Turkish hands-on cooking experience, a seafood lunch on board a traditional gulet, dinner with a local Turkish family and more
  • Domestic flights from Istanbul to Bodrum, Izmir to Kayseri, and Cappadocia to Istanbul
  • Private cruise along the beautiful Bodrum peninsula in a traditional gulet including a sumptuous lunch prepared on board
  • Sunrise hot-air balloon flight over the spectacular Cappadocian landscape
  • All airport transfers and private air-conditioned transport throughout
  • The services of an expert local, English-speaking guide and entrance fees to all sightseeing listed
  • Insider experiences

Extend Your Time in Turkey with Legendary Troy and Historic Gallipoli

Make the most of your time in Turkey by extending your tour and visiting the UNESCO World Heritage-listed city of Troy, one of the most famous archaeological sites in the world, as well as the Gallipoli Peninsula, the scene of one of the most significant battles in Australia and New Zealand's war history.

The ’7 day change of mind guarantee’ does not apply for Tour bookings. Due to the high demand and limited departures any cancellation / refund requests must be made within 48 hours of purchase. Otherwise, the standard Luxury Escapes Refund Policy applies.

After you have made your booking, please follow the instructions on your confirmation email and ensure you complete your traveller information details within 48 hours.

Important: Please allow for travelling time from Australia. International flights are not included in your package and must be purchased separately. It is your responsibility to make your own travel arrangements and ensure that you arrive in Turkey on your chosen tour start date.

Valid for the following departure dates:

2019

13 April 2019 - LIMITED AVAILABILITY

15 May 2019 - SOLD OUT

8 June 2019 - SOLD OUT

13 July 2019

17 August 2019 - LIMITED AVAILABILITY

7 September 2019 - SOLD OUT

14 September 2019 - SOLD OUT

21 September 2019 - SOLD OUT

12 October 2019 - LIMITED AVAILABILITY

2020

14 March 2020

18 April 2020 - LIMITED AVAILABILITY

9 May 2020 - LIMITED AVAILABILITY

23 May 2020 - LIMITED AVAILABILITY

13 June 2020 - LIMITED AVAILABILITY

Instant Booking: To secure your dates at purchase, click 'Instant Booking' and select your preferred package. Once your preferred package is selected you'll click through to 'Choose Your Dates of Travel' and will be able to enter in your preferred tour commencement date.

Twin Share Package: The package is valid for ONE PERSON aged 18 years or older (based on twin share). If you are travelling with another person you must purchase TWO PACKAGES, otherwise, an additional single traveller surcharge will apply. Single travellers will get their own room throughout the tour.

Private Departures Available: Guests must be aged 18 years or older. If you wish to travel with children, or on your own private tour together with friends, please enquire for further information (minimum four travellers).

Tour includes accommodation at the following hotels:

Shangri-La Bosphorus - Deluxe Room (Atrium view)

The Marmara Bodrum - Deluxe Room

Nisanyan Hotel - Deluxe Room

Argos Hotel - Deluxe Room

Doga Thermal Health & Spa - Standard Room

Maximum Room Capacity: The maximum room capacity is two adults.

Maximum tour capacity is 16 people, minimum tour capacity is two people.

Please note, disability access is limited during the tour, please consider this when making your booking.

Packages do not include international flights, visa fees, travel insurance, additional activities and upgrades and anything else not listed in the itinerary.

Travel insurance is compulsory. We suggest purchasing travel insurance as soon as possible after purchasing this package.

Tipping and gratuities are not included in the package and are at your own discretion (as a guide, approx. US$10-15 per person, per day is the industry standard).

Strictly no refunds for this package for amendments and change of date.

Arrival and departure transfers are only available on the first and last day of the tour. Any arrivals and departures outside of these days will need to make their own arrangements to/from the airport.

Travellers should have a basic level of physical fitness and mobility and must be able to negotiate uneven surfaces, climb stairs and board boats.

Travellers are advised to check with their local health professional at least 45 days prior to departure, as some vaccinations require 30 days or more to be effective. Proof of vaccination is not usually required unless you are coming from an infected area.

Dining inclusions do not include beverages (unless otherwise stated) and menu options are subject to change.

Not valid in conjunction with any other offer or on existing reservations.

Any unused portion of the package is non-refundable and cannot be exchanged for other services or cash.

Additional expenses such as (but not limited to) flights are not included with this package.

Package cannot be split.

Offer only available for consecutive nightly stays.

Your passport must be valid at least 6 months beyond your intended stay overseas.

A visa may be required to the countries you are visiting and transiting. It is your responsibility to ensure you are holding a current visa.

The value and comparative savings have been determined based on published rack rates and the value of inclusions. Please be advised that rack rates may not be reflective of actual rates being charged, dependent on the timing and manner of your booking and therefore are only indicative of the level of saving.

Occasionally our itineraries are updated prior to departure to incorporate improvements stemming from past travellers’ feedback as well as updates from our ground operators. Please note that while we operate successful tours in this region throughout the year, some changes may be necessary due to inclement weather and common seasonal changes to timetables and transport routes. This can happen with little notice so please be prepared for modifications to the route. The order and timing of included activities may also vary from time to time.

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