Anzac Day Tour-10 Days

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Enhance your ANZAC experience & see the best of Turkey. Start your tour in Istanbul and experience an unforgettable cruise along the magnificent Bosphorus. View the astonishing natural formations of caves and fairy chimneys in Cappadocia and bathe in the natural healing pools of Pamukkale. Visit Troy, Pergamum and the incredibly Ancient wonders. Then head to Gallipoli to pay respect to fallen Soldiers at Anzac Cove and be a part of the National Services for Australians or New Zealanders.

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Destinations
  • Europe
  • Istanbul
  • Greece
Tour Types
  • Adventure
  • Cultural
Day 1: Istanbul
At the terminal keep your eyes open for the Travel Talk representative, we will pick you up from the airport and take you to the lovely Istanbul hotel. Sometime between 6-7pm (check the board or ask the reception), we gather round in the hotel lobby to meet both the other tour members and the guide. Listen up for a fast and informal meeting with the leader including registration and a short brief about the adventures ahead and some country info. Included Activities; Welcome Meeting Optional Activities ; Group Dinner Meals ; No

Day 2: Istanbul, Cappadocia.
Today we sit back and relax in the coach. This is a day to enjoy the amazing Turkish scenery unfold before us, while listening to your music player or just watching the small towns and villages we pass by. We drive through the capital Ankara bound for a night sleep in Cappadocia. Included Activities; Derinkuyu Underground City Optional Activities ; Turkish Bath Meals ; Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3: Cappadocia.
We wake up for breakfast and are located amongst the fairy chimney rock formations, in a town in Cappadocia, a historical region of the Nevsehir Province in Central Anatolia. The Göreme National Park (Göreme Milli Parklar in Turkish) was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1985 and continues to astound visitors. We also visit Göreme Open Air Museum, Pigeon Valley, Uchisar and Cavusin. Included Activities; Goreme Open Air Museum, Cavusin, Uchisar, Pigeon Valley Sightseeing Optional Activities ; Hot Air Ballooning, Turkish Night Meals ; Breakfast,  Dinner

Day 4: Cappadocia, Ihlara, Pamukkale.
Today get ready to be more delighted with what Turkey has to offer both naturally and historically. What makes the valley of Ihlara unique is the ancient history of its inhabitants. The whole canyon is honeycombed with rock-cut underground dwellings and churches from the Byzantine period. Included Activities; Ihlara Valley Sightseeing Optional Activities ; No Meals ; Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5: Pamukkale, Ephesus, Kusadasi
Now we head to Pamukkale meaning cotton castle in Turkish, this is a natural site that contains hot springs and travertine’s, giving the appearance of terraces made by carbonate minerals left by the flowing water. The ancient city of Hierapolis was built on top of the white castle and people have bathed in its pools for thousands of years. The best preserved ancient town in Turkey, Ephesus, will be our next stop. Ephesus is a spectacular ancient city and was one of the seven churches of Asia that are cited in the Book of Revelation. Famous also given that historians believe that The Gospel of John was written here. It is also the site of a large gladiators' graveyard and famed for the Temple of Artemis (completed around 550 BCE), one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Included Activities; Pamukkale and Ephesus Sightseeing Optional Activities ; No Meals ; Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6: Kusadasi, Pergamum, Ayvalik
After breakfast we continue to Pergamum, and the remains of the Asklepion.Then we will drive to our 5 star hotel in Ayvalik.You will have full afternoon to relax and discover the town Ayvalik. Included Activities; Pergamum/Asklepion Sightseeing Optional Activities ; No Meals ; Breakfast, Dinner

Day 7: Ayvalik, Troy, Gallipoli, Dawn Service
Today we depart for ancient city called Troy, then we head for the shores of Gallipoli. Tonight we set up base camp to ensure the best position is kept for the Dawn Service and we sleep under the stars in the ceremony area. Included Activities; Troy & Gallipoli Sightseeing Optional Activities ; No Meals ; Breakfast, Dinner

Day 8: Gallipoli, National Ceremonies, Canakkale
We wake before the break of dawn and watch as the sun rises over the battle field, we remember the soldiers who lost their lifes on this exact day all those years ago. We also attend the National ceremonies and services later in the day. Tonight we re-charge and freshen up with dinner and an overnight stay in Canakkale. Included Activities; National Ceremonies Optional Activities ; No Meals ; Dinner

Day 9: Canakkale, Gallipoli, Istanbul
Today we explore the Gallipoli peninsula without the crowds.It is in silence and quiet contemplation we can truly capture the ANZAC spirit. Today provides a more detailed, personal and emotional experience to reflect and explore the history and heartbeat of this region. We visit Kabatepe War Museum, Lone Pine, Chunuk Bair, Jonston’s Jolly, North Beach, Ari Burnu, Hell Spit, Brighton Beach, Shrapnel Valley, Artillery Road, Turkish Memorial.Overnight in Istanbul. Included Activities; Gallipoli Sightseeing Optional Activities ; No Meals ; Breakfast, Dinner

Day 10: Istanbul City Tour, Bosphorus Cruise.
After breakfast we begin to experience the magnificence of Istanbul. We stroll through the old town visiting Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, and the Underground Cistern. Today you can shop for keepsakes in the old town, visit the splendid Ottoman Palaces or discover its many evocative mosques. We will then take a relaxing cruise along the magnificent Bosphorus capturing the delights of Istanbul. Important: As the tour finishes around 4.30pm please book flights accordingly. Included Activities; Istanbul Guided City Tour, Bosphorus Cruise Optional Activities ; No Meals ; Breakfast

Accommodation
5, 4 and 3 star hotels

Airport Transfer
From Istanbul Ataturk and Sabiha Gokcen Airports (on day 1)

Meals
8 breakfasts | 6 dinners

Transportation
Air-conditioned non-smoking coach or mini-bus

Guide
Services of experienced guide licenced by the Ministry of Tourism

Bosphorus Cruise


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Group Size:25 - 30
Suitable For: 18-39 years
Accommodation:5, 4 and 3 star hotels
Difficulty:Easy
Meals:8 breakfasts | 6 dinners
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