Anzac Day Tour-12 Days

11 nights from £757

Start:Istanbul
Finish:Istanbul
Duration:11 Nights
Group size:13 - 35
Suitable for: 18-40 years
Accommodation:5, 4 and 3 star hotels
Physical rating:Low
Meals:10 breakfasts, 6 dinners
Tour operated in: English

Overview

Encounter the history, natural formations and magnificent scenery that Turkey has to offer in this 12 Day ANAZAC Day Tour. Begin your trip roaming the palaces and mosques of Istanbul, and explore the breathtaking sites of Cappadocia. Visit the calcium laden waters of Pamukkale, the Roman architectural theatres of Ephesus and the incredible ancient wonders of Troy and Pergamum. Sleep overnight in Gallipoli and pay homage to those have fallen at the Dawn Service and National Ceremonies. .......read more
Highlights
  • Explore untouched landscapes, historic homelands, seaside towns and colourfully chaotic cities.
  • The Princes’ Islands for incredible views and a slice of local island culture – all just a short ferry-ride away from Istanbul.
  • It will be an unforgettable Dawn Service spent camping out by ANZAC Cove for sunrise over the battlefields.
  • Explore the peninsula and wander without the crowds.
  • The Cotton Castle pools of Pamukkale and One of the world’s most magical natural hot springs.
Add Ons
Local Payment: £0
Tipping and Gratuities
Tips and gestures

Itinerary

Location: İstanbul

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 7pm to 8pm (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.

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Accommodation Name: Ottoman Legacy Hotel – 5 Star

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Location: İstanbul, Kizil Adalar Island

After breakfast, we will take a ferry from Istanbul to Büyükada and explore the largest of the Princes Islands. See lavish mansions and summer villas, and beautiful natural scenery, as you sit back and relax and escape the hustle and bustle of the city.

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Location: İstanbul

It’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.

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Location: İstanbul, 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.

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Accommodation Name: Avrasya Hotel - 4 Star

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Location: 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.

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Location: 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.

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Accommodation Name: Tripolis Hotel - 4 Star

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Location: Pamukkale, Ephesus, Kuşadası

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.

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Accommodation Name: Marina Hotel - 4 Star

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Location: PERGAMUM WORLD OF FLOWERS, Ayvalık

After breakfast, we continue to Pergamum, and 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.

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Accommodation Name: Hotel Grand Temizel - 5 Star

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Location: Ancient City of Troy, Gallipoli Peninsula

Today we will depart for the ancient city of Troy. You may have heard of Troy from Greek mythology or maybe just watched the Brad Pitt film, 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.

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Location: Gallipoli Peninsula, Çanakkale

We will wake before the break of dawn and watch as the sun rise over the battlefield, we will 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.

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Accommodation Name: Troia Tusan Hotel - 4 Star

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Location: Gallipoli Peninsula, İstanbul

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.

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Location: İstanbul

Our 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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What's Included

Included
  • Accommodation
    5, 4 and 3 star hotels
  • Airport Transfer
    From Istanbul Ataturk and Sabiha Gokcen Airports (on day 1)
  • Meals
    10 breakfasts, 6 dinners
  • Transportation
    A/C coach, Bosphorus boat trip
  • Tour Guiding
    Services of experienced guide licenced by the Ministry of Tourism
  • Bosphorus Cruise
  • Airport Transfer(s)
    Arrival airport transfer on first day of the trip.
  • Anzac Hoodie
    Special edition 106th anniversary souvenir Travel Talk ANZAC hoodie

Not Included
  • Entrance Fees
  • Tipping and Gratuities
    Tips and gestures
  • Tipping and Gratuities
  • Optional activities
  • Items of a personnel nature
  • Travel Insurance

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Dates

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16-Apr-2022
11 Nights
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Start:Istanbul
Finish:Istanbul
Duration:11 Nights
Group size:13 - 35
Suitable for: 18-40 years
Accommodation:5, 4 and 3 star hotels
Physical rating:Low
Meals:10 breakfasts, 6 dinners
Tour operated in: English
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