Famous natural spa pools of Pamukkale and experience the best preserved ruins and ancient wonders of Ephesus.
Before visiting the shores of Gallipoli, discover some of the most fascinating sites of Turkey in our 11 Day ANZAC Day tour. Ravel in the magic of Cappadocia from high above in a hot air balloon. Soak in the famous natural spa pools of Pamukkale and experience the best preserved ruins and ancient wonders of Ephesus. Visit the ever popular Trojan horse in Troy, before embarking on the emotional and unforgettable experience of Gallipoli.
Entrance fees to the sights and museums
9 breakfasts, 6 dinners
Tipping and Gratuities
Tips and gestures
From Istanbul Ataturk and Sabiha Gokcen Airports (on day 1)
A/C coach, Bosphorus boat trip
5, 4 and 3 star hotels
Arrival airport transfer on first day of the trip.
Special edition 106th anniversary souvenir Travel Talk ANZAC hoodie
Local Payment: £0
Services of experienced guide licenced by the Ministry of Tourism
- Hot Air Ballooning
- 18-30 somethings
Day 1: IstanbulWelcome 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.
Ottoman Legacy Hotel – 5 Star
Optional Activities Group Dinner
Day 2: Istanbul City Tour, Bosphorus CruiseIt's time 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. In the afternoon take an optional cruise down the Bosphorus river and see the epic skyline.
Ottoman Legacy Hotel – 5 Star
Sightseeing of Blue Mosque
Sightseeing of Hagia Sophia
Sightseeing of Topkapi Palace Museum
Bosphorus Boat Trip
Blue Mosque - Free
Hagia Sophia - Free
Topkapi Palace Museum 100 TL
Day 3: Istanbul, CappadociaToday 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.
Avrasya Hotel - 4 Star
Sightseeing of Derinkuyu Underground City
Turkish Bath Experience - 130 TL
Derinkuyu Underground City - 50 TL
Day 4: CappadociaRise 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 Goreme, and tick off bucket list sights along the way including Goreme Musuem, Pigeon Valley, Uchisar and Cavusin. Tonight, get your dancing shoes on for our optional Turkish Night.
Avrasya Hotel - 4 Star
Goreme Open Air Museum Visit
Sightseeing of Cavusin
Sightseeing of Pigeon Valley
Sightseeing of Uchisar
Hot Air Balooning - 195 EUR
Goreme Open Air Museum - 75 TL
Day 5: Cappadocia, Ihlara, PamukkaleIt’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.
Tripolis Hotel - 4 Star
Photo Break over the Ihlara Valley
Day 6: Pamukkale, Ephesus, KusadasiGet 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.
Marina Hotel - 4 Star
Sightseeing of Pamukkale White Terraces
Sightseeing of Ephesus Ancient City
Pamukkale White Terraces - 80 TL
Ephesus Ancient City - 100 TL
Day 7: Kusadasi, Pergamum, AyvalikAfter 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.
Hotel Grand Temizel - 5 Star
Sightseeing of Asklepion Ancient City
Asklepion Ancient City - 45 TL
Day 8: Ayvalik, Troy, Gallipoli, Dawn Service (Overnight at Anzac Cove)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.
Sightseeing of the ancient city of Troy
Troy Ancient City - 50 TL
Day 9: Gallipoli, National Ceremonies, CanakkaleWe 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.
Troia Tusan Hotel - 4 Star
Day 10: Canakkale, Gallipoli, IstanbulToday 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.
Legacy Ottoman Hotel - 5 Star
Sightseeing of Anzac Cove
Sightseeing of Beach Cemetery
Sightseeing of Lone Pine
Sightseeing of Chunuk Bair
Sightseeing of War Trenches
Day 11: IstanbulOur trip will end in Istanbul after we say goodbye to our new friends over breakfast and check-out of the hotel by 11:00am.
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