Complete Turkey with MSC 9 night’s Mediterranean cruise
From Istanbul To Istanbul - 23 Nights

Departing from:
23 Nights
Indulge in a 24-day escorted tour of Turkey with Greek Island cruise!
Travel Dates:
23/05/24 to 15/06/24
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Day 1: Home to Airport

Today everyone will be picked up from their homes and transported to the Gold Coast Airport for our flight to Istanbul via Sydney and Dubai.

Day 2: Arrive in Istanbul

Welcome to Istanbul! You will be welcomed by your tour guide and transferred to your hotel. The remainder of the day is yours, free to explore. Tonight, we will drive to a local restaurant for a welcome dinner.

  • Overnight at Eresin Hotel Sultanahmet or similar
  • Dinner Included

Day 3: Istanbul 

After breakfast, you will enjoy a fully guided tour of the only city to span two continents, visiting the Topkapi Palace (including Hagia Irene), Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, St Sophia Museum and the Grand Bazaar. Enjoy some local cuisine for lunch while you’re out and about with the remainder of the day at leisure.

  • Overnight at Eresin Hotel Sultanahmet or similar
  • Breakfast and Lunch Included

Day 4: Istanbul 

Today, you are free to explore the town at your own pace. Maybe, you would like to book a traditional Turkish Hamam experience.

  • Overnight at Eresin Hotel Sultanahmet or similar
  • Breakfast Included

Day 5: Istanbul to Cappadocia

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Cappadocia. On arrival to Kayseri / Nevsehir Airport; you will be met and transferred to the hotel.

  • Overnight at Eventhia Cave Hotel or Similar
  • Breakfast is Included

Day 6: Cappadocia

After Breakfast our first stop is Esentepe, followed by a visit to Uchisar Castle. We then visit Goreme Open air museum and Ortahisar castle. Afterwards, we visit the Pasabag fairy Chimneys, followed by Devrent Valley.

  • Overnight at Eventhia Cave Hotel or Similar
  • Breakfast and Dinner Included

Day 7: Cappadocia to Konya

This morning, we head to Pigeon Valley and then Red Valley. After visiting the cave churches we head to Kaymakli underground city. Leaving Cappadocia we head south, towards Konya, along the ancient Silk Road, visiting Sultanhani Caravansary, just as the ancient traders did. Once in Konya we tour the Mevlana Museum, the mausoleum of Mevlana Celaleddin Rumi.

  • Overnight at Novotel Konya or Similar
  • Breakfast and Dinner Included

Day 8: Konya to Pamukkale

Today we head for Pamukkale and it’s calcium travertines. Visit the ruins of Hierapolis, the Temple of Apollo, Necropolis, and stroll over the magnificent white calcium terraces of Pamukkale.

  • Overnight at Adempira Thermal Hotel
  • Breakfast and Dinner Included

Day 9: Pamukkale to Bodrum 

We will head Aphrodisias the ancient city dedicated to Aphrodite, the goddess of Beauty, Love and Fertility, also famous for its school of sculpture, we visit the stadium, which is the best preserved in Anatolia, the Temple of Aphrodite, the Tetrapylon, theatre, the Museum. Then, we will head to Bodrum.

  • Overnight at The Marmara Bodrum or Similar
  • Breakfast and Dinner Included

Day 10: Bodrum to Selcuk

We will have relaxed morning, have relatively later departure for Bodrum tour. We will visit Bodrum ancient theater, then we will visit Bodrum Mausoleum. We will also drive up to famous wind roses of Bodrum. Then we will drive to Selcuk.

  • Overnight at Ayasoluk Hotel or Similar
  • Breakfast and Dinner Included

Day 11: Ephesus, St. John to Canakkale

Absorb yourself in history today with a guided tour of the site of one of the Seven Ancient Wonders of the world, the site of Temple of Artemis and the ancient city of Ephesus with its well preserved colonnaded Arcadian Way, Hadrians Temple, Celsus Library, market and theatre.

Feel the mystical atmosphere of the city and stadium where chariot and horse races were once held. You will also have the chance to experience some Turkish handicrafts and your last visit will be St. John. After the visit, you will return to your hotel.

  • Overnight at Barbaros or similar

Day 12: Gallipoli Battlefield Tour – Istanbul

After breakfast, we visit the WW1 Battlefields of Gallipoli including Lone Pine and Chunuk Bair Memorials, ANZAC Cove,

The Nek, Johnston’s Jolly, original trenches and tunnels before driving to back to Istanbul.

  • Overnight at Eresin Hotels Sultanahmet or similar
  • Breakfast and Dinner Included

Day 13: Board Mediterranean MSC Cruise

9 nights cruise onboard the MSC Splendida – Balcony cabin and EC easy drinks package, Wi-Fi and gratuities.

Day 14: At Sea

Enjoy this day at sea as you travel to your next port of call. This is an opportunity to swim, catch some sun on deck or take advantage of the many activities that are onboard your ship. Eat heartily, take a nap and get ready for the next port of call ! This is what makes cruising so great.

Day 15: Corfu

Eluding Ottoman oppression sure makes you beautiful! Besides breathtaking beaches and lovely pools, this Greek island in the Ionian Sea offers many charms, from its Old Town (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) to Venetian fortresses to cypresses waving in the ocean breeze. Corfu’s Byzantine castle, Angelokastro, is located on a dramatic hilltop and offers stunning views. In Greek mythology, Odysseus was washed ashore on Corfu but soon left the island… we recommend staying awhile in this cobalt paradise.

Day 16: Bari

Spend the day exploring Bari.

Day 17: Trieste

Spend the day exploring Trieste

Day 18: At Sea

Enjoy this day at sea as you travel to your next port of call. This is an opportunity to swim, catch some sun on deck or take advantage of the many activities that are onboard your ship. Eat heartily, take a nap and get ready for the next port of call ! This is what makes cruising so great.

Day 19: Katakolon

Katakolon, also known as Katakolo, is a charmingly small port and fishing town on the coast of Greece. A primary entryway to the nearby ancient ruins of Archaia Olympia, Katakolon is a popular stop on many Mediterranean cruises. Before heading to Olympia, be sure to unwind on the warm Grecian sands of Paralia Katakolo or savor a bite of fresh seafood at one of Katakolon’s quaint cafés.

Day 20: Heraklion

The capital of Crete, Heraklion is a Greek port city and a popular stop on Mediterranean and Greek cruises. The city is an historical marvel, replete with archaeological wonders and remnants of the region’s past. Highlights include the Heraklion Archaeological Museum, the Rocca a Mare Fortress, the Venetian Loggia, and just past the city limits, the Palace of Knossos.

Day 21: Kusadasi 

This bustling holiday resort is a major cruise ship destination and a jumping-off point for visiting the ruins at nearby Ephesus. The beaches of Kusadasi a beautiful, welcoming and perfect for all ages!

Day 22: Disembark Istanbul 

After disembarking from our cruise we will be transfer to The Grand Bazaar area for some free time before continuing to the airport for our flight home.

Day 23: Flying

Day 24: Gold Coast to Home

Upon arrival back at the Gold Coast we will be met at the airport for our private transfer home.


Indulge in a 24-day escorted tour of Turkey, paired with a thrilling 9 -night MSC Meditarean cruise. Dive into the heart of Turkish culture and history as you explore iconic sites, guided by expert locals. From ancient ruins to bustling bazaars, each day brings new adventures. Then, set sail on the Celeystal Olympia, where your days are filled with scenic staterooms, exquisite dining, exciting entertainment, and an array of daily activities. Whether you’re exploring ancient ruins, strolling through local markets, or simply relaxing on the deck, this tour is your ticket to an unforgettable journey filled with cultural immersion and breathtaking sights.


  • Return Economy Flights with Checked Luggage
  • Home to Airport Return Transfers
  • Fully Escorted by someone from Casino Travel Shoppe
  • 11 nights accommodation
  • 11 breakfast, 1 lunch & 9 dinner
  • Inboud & Outbound Airport Transfer – Istanbul Airport
  • Domestic flight from Istanbul to Kayseri and transfers
  • Professional English-speaking local tour guides in each place
  • Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking vehicle
  • Entrance fees to sites
  • 9 Night MSC Mediterranean cruise in a Balcony cabin

Deposit of $2,000 per person required at time of booking

Single room supplement of +$1,990


Tour Cost: Total tour cost reflected in this brochure is per person twin share. Single Supplement applies.

(All costs are subject to change until your tour has been paid in full.)

Deposit: A non-refundable deposit per person is required within 7 days of confirmation of your reservation.

Final payment: The final payment, plus single supplement (if applicable) must be received 75 days prior to departure or as advised at the time of the booking.

Payment methods: Payment can be made by cash, cheque, direct deposit and credit card. Credit Cards incur a 1.0% surcharge above the tour cost. The following credit cards are accepted: Visa, MasterCard and American Express. Please note no foreign credit cards can be accepted for payment.

Cancellations: In the event of cancellation, you agree to pay the cancellation fees listed on the Casino Travel Shoppe Schedule of Service Items and Fees. In addition, you agree to be liable for all supplier cancellation fees.

Travel insurance is compulsory and provides protection against most legitimate reasons for cancellation. Your deposit is non refundable. Once you have made the final payment, the full payment is non-refundable. The client is responsible for cancellation fees immediately confirmation of arrangements is conveyed verbally or in writing to you as the client.

Refunds: Once the departure is reached, cancellations for unused services/vouchers are not refundable. Refunds cannot be authorised by service providers.

Amendment Fees: Once tour reservations are confirmed changes will attract a minimum fee of $330 per client file, plus fees applied by airlines and other service providers.

Late bookings: Bookings made within 25 days of departure may require an additional fee. Details of the fee if applied will be advised at the time of requesting your reservation. Additional airfare costs may also be necessary and will also be passed on at the time of your booking request.

Late payment: In some instances suppliers impose a late payment fee, should the late payment be due to the failure of the client to pay by the due date this fee may be passed on as an additional amount payable above the tour cost advertised.

Document reissue: A fee of $330 dollars will apply to reissue and dispatch of documents

Departure date: The departure date is the date selected for this tour. The tour will be operated by a Supplier/s commencing on the date stipulated in the itinerary and the Casino Travel Shoppe group will form part of the overall Supplier departure for this tour. Should this tour date change, clients will be offered alternate departure dates. Where a client is affected by a departure date change, then the client’s consent as to alternatives will be sought.

Prices: All prices and amounts quoted are current at the time of publication. Airfares, taxes, fuel surcharges, and currency fluctuations as well as land content costs from suppliers can change at any time and are beyond our control and the control of suppliers of product offered. Any changes in price affecting the client will be advised immediately they become known. Regrettably in some instances the change is not advised in time to protect the client from additional cost for the tour.

Not included: Charges for excess luggage, personal services, gratuities (unless stated in the departure itinerary), laundry, drinks, meals except as specified, pre travel documentation unless stated in the departure itinerary), personal accident and medical expenses including all communication charges incurred on the passengers behalf

Tour operator’s responsibility: The supplier/s and its/their associated companies or agents act in the capacity as agent for the suppliers of transportation and tour operation services. Seasonal variation in airline, transport and accommodation services may necessitate minor variations to itineraries and hotel standards. Any variation inconsistent with the applicable tour described in this brochure or the Supplier’s brochure/website will be discussed and agreed with the client

Quotations for tours are subject to tariff and exchange rate variations and may differ from prices quoted in this brochure and that of the Supplier.

The Supplier/s and other eligible parties shall not be responsible for any injury, damage, accident, loss, and delay in respect of any person or property. In this clause “eligible parties” shall include any carrier, tour operator or other provider of any service in respect of a tour and for the purpose of conferring the benefit of this clause upon eligible parties. The exclusion of liability contained in this clause shall be subject to all statutory warranties. These conditions of booking shall form part of the contract between the client and the Supplier/s. Where a carrier notifies conditions of carriage on any ticket, coupon or brochure, then the client shall be bound by those conditions.

Cancellation: The Supplier/s reserves the right to cancel or withdraw at any time any booking made for any client and in such an event the Supplier/s shall be under no liability in respect of any loss or damage to a client provided that the client shall be entitled to a full refund in respect of any monies paid.

Holiday costs: Tour costs are a gross amount including all services stipulated and itinerary planning, currency transfers, booking procedures and communication costs. Unless agreed by the Supplier/s, no itemised costing will be provided

Conditions of booking: By instructing Casino Travel Shoppe or the Supplier/s directly, either verbally or in writing to proceed with Reservations on your behalf, you, the client shall be taken to have accepted these conditions of booking as binding.

Fully Escorted Conditions** A member of the Casino Travel Shoppe staff will accompany this tour as long as a minimum of 20 passengers are booked on this tour. Should the required numbers not be reached the tour will operate as normal with national and local guides. All items mentioned in the itinerary will be provided however you will complete the international flights unaccompanied. All transfers will be provided within Australia and at your destination.

Product Descriptions: Descriptions and information on products and services are based on information supplied by our third party suppliers and are subject to change at any time. The standard of accommodation and other services are based on various factors, which are generally accepted as indicative of a certain class; however, we do not guarantee the standard, class, or fitness for purpose of that accommodation or service.

Limit of Liability: We do our best to make sure your arrangements are satisfactory, however many of the goods and services offered by Casino Travel Shoppe are supplied by third parties and we act as an agent only for those suppliers. To the extent permitted by law, Casino Travel Shoppe Pty Ltd excludes all liability for any loss or damage whatsoever (including but not limited to physical and psychological injury, and loss or damage to property of whatever nature) that may arise in any way in connection with the offer or supply of goods or services through Casino Travel Shoppe or any third parties, or in connection with the supply of such goods or services.

f the Trade Practices Act 1974 or any similar law implies a condition of warranty that cannot be excluded, the liability of Casino Travel Shoppe Pty Ltd for a breach of the condition or warranty will be limited as determined by Casino Travel Shoppe Pty Ltd in its absolute discretion to:

In the case of services: The supplying of the services again; or the payment of the cost of having the services supplied again.

Events beyond our control: Casino Travel Shoppe Pty Ltd does not accept any liability whatsoever for any injury, damage, loss, delay, additional expenses or inconvenience caused directly or indirectly by any events which are beyond its control including, but not limited to, war, civil disturbances, fire, floods, acts of God, acts of Government or any other authorities, accident to or failure of machinery or equipment or industrial action.

Destination passenger enquiries: Casino Travel Shoppe makes no representations as to the safety, conditions or other issues that may exist at any destination. International travel advice can be obtained from various sources, including local government, local consular offices and the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. (

Travel Insurance: On all Casino Travel Shoppe Group tours, purchasing a travel insurance policy of your choice to cover loss, damage, illness, injury or other unexpected circumstances is compulsory. In all instances Travel Insurance is compulsory before you are accepted on a tour. You can not insure against changing your mind about your journey.

Health and immigration: You should familiarise yourself with any health or visa requirements that may be applicable in the areas you intend visiting. You are responsible for all exit, entry, health and other documents required by laws, regulations, orders, demands or requirements of the countries visited or transited. Each person travelling internationally shall carry a valid passport with at least 6 months validity at all times. Passports and Visas are your personal responsibility. In some instances the staff at Casino Travel Shoppe can arrange visas.

** Fully Escorted Conditions** The Escort will accompany this tour as long as a minimum of 8 passengers are booked on this tour. Should the required numbers not be reached the tour will operate as normal with national and local guides. All items mentioned in the itinerary will be provided however you will complete the international flights unaccompanied. All transfers will be provided within Australia and at your destination.

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