Anzac Day Tour-10 Days

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Enhance your ANZAC experience & see the best of Turkey in our 10 day tour. 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 ancient wonder of Ephesus. 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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Local Payment: £0
Destinations
  • Europe
  • Istanbul
  • Greece
Tour Types
  • Adventure
  • Cultural
Day 1: Istanbul
Welcome to Turkey! At the Istanbul airport terminal keep your eyes peeled for the Travel Talk sign for your transfer to the hotel. Meet in the hotel reception between 6pm to 7pm (please check the board in reception) for an informal meeting with your group and guide. After the meeting, join in an optional group dinner at a local restaurant to get to know your new travel mates. Included Activities: Welcome Meeting Optional Activities: Group Dinner Meals: No

Day 2: Istanbul, Cappadocia
Today we sit back and relax in the coach. Watch the amazing Turkish scenery unfold before us and see small towns and villages as we pass on by. We will drive through the capital city of Ankara before we reach Cappadocia. In the afternoon, we will visit Derinkuyu Underground City, a city complete with a church, wells, food stores, and even stables which is all located 60m under the ground. End the day with an optional traditional Hamman (Turkish bath).  We will sleep overnight in Cappadocia. Included Activities: Derinkuyu Underground City Optional Activities: Turkish Bath Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3: Cappadocia
Rise and shine, it will be an early start for our optional sunrise hot air balloon ride over the stunning landscapes and fairy chimneys of Cappadocia. Or if preferred enjoy a leisurely start to the morning before we all fill up on breakfast. We will explore the UNESCO World Heritage listed Göreme, and tick off bucket list sights along the way including Göreme Musuem, 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
It’s time to hit the road to Pamukkale. Along the way we will stop at Ihlara Valley, a unique honeycombed canyon with rock-cut underground dwellings and churches from the Byzantine period. Time to rest up at our overnight stay in Pamukkale. Included Activities: Ihlara Valley Sightseeing Optional Activities: No Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5: Pamukkale, Ephesus, Kusadasi
Get your cameras ready, as it is time to visit Pamukkale, or ‘cotton castle’ in Turkish. Pamukkale is a natural site that contains hot springs and travertine, 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. Our next stop is Ephesus which is a spectacular, well preserved ancient city. Ephesus was cited in the book of Revelations, and historians believe the Gospel of John was written here. Famed for the Temple of Artemis which was completed around 550 BC and is one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. We will sleep overnight in the seaside town of Kusadasi. Included Activities: Pamukkale and Ephesus Sightseeing Optional Activities: No Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6: Kusadasi, Pergamum, Ayvalik
After breakfast we continue to Pergamum, and visit the ruins of the Asklepion, an ancient healing centre. We will then drive to Ayvalik where you will have the afternoon to relax and discover the seaside town. Included Activities: Pergamum/Asklepion Sightseeing Optional Activities: No Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 7: Ayvalik, Troy, Gallipoli, Dawn Service
Today we will depart for ancient city of Troy. You may of heard of Troy from Greek mythology or maybe just watched the Brad Pitt movie, but now you will visit the ruins and archaeological site of the city of Troy, and of course the famous wooden horse. In the evening we head to the shores of Gallipoli. Tonight, we will sleep under the stars at the ceremony space to ensure we have the best position for the Dawn Service. 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 rise over the battlefield, as we remember the soldiers who lost their lives on this exact day all those years ago. We will also attend the national ceremonies and services at Lone Pine and Chunuk Bair later in the day. This afternoon we will depart for Canakkale. Included Activities: National Ceremonies Optional Activities: No Meals: Dinner

Day 9: Canakkale, Gallipoli, Istanbul
Today we will 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 in-depth and emotional experience to reflect and explore the history and heartbeat of this region. We will visit Kabatepe War Museum, Lone Pine, Chunuk Bair, Jonston’s Jolly, North Beach, Ari Burnu, Hell Spit, Brighton Beach, Shrapnel Valley, Artillery Road, and the Turkish Memorial. In the afternoon, we will drive back to where our adventure began, 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 will stroll through the historical heart of the old city, making stops along the way to the Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, majestic Topkapi Palace and the Hagia Sophia Museum. We will then take a relaxing cruise along the magnificent Bosphorus capturing the delights of Istanbul. Important: 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


Dates Price Single Availability
18-Apr-2020 for 9 Nights
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Meals:8 breakfasts | 6 dinners
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