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Anzac Day The Captain

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Tour Highlights

  • Bursa
  • Bursa - Ulu Cami (Grand Mosque)
  • Bursa - Silk Bazaar
  • Site of the Temple of Artemis
  • Istanbul - Blue Mosque
  • Istanbul - St. Sophia Museum
  • Istanbul - Topkapi Palace
  • Istanbul - Hippodrome
  • Istanbul - Harbiye Military Museum
  • BBQ Dinner
  • Gallipoli - ANZAC Day - Dawn Service and ANZAC Memorial Services
  • Pamukkale - Hierapolis - Tour
  • Pamukkale - Calcium Travertines - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Ephesus - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Pergamum - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Troy - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Istanbul - Old City - UNESCO Heritage site

Welcome to Istanbul

Day 1
Saturday 20 April, 2019

Welcome to Istanbul, where you will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. Tonight, meet your guide and the rest of your group.


Day 2
Sunday 21 April, 2019
breakfast & dinner

Today you head to Pamukkale, passing through rural Turkey and ancient Bursa where you will visit the famous Grand Mosque and explore the Silk Bazaar.


Day 3
Monday 22 April, 2019
breakfast & dinner

This morning we will visit the magnificent white calcium terraces, known as the Travertines, in Pamukkale where we also tour the ancient city of Hierapolis. Take a dip, amongst ancient columns, in the hot springs that were used in Roman times for their therapeutic powers. Then head for Kusadasi where will enjoy a display of locally handcrafted leather goods.


Day 4
Tuesday 23 April, 2019
breakfast & dinner

Absorb yourself in history today with a guided tour of Ephesus and a visit to the site of the Temple of Artemis. Feel the mystical atmosphere of the ancient city and theatre. Carpet weaving has long traditions in Turkey and at a carpet village we learn how carpets are made by hand and what determines their value.

Pergamum and Troy

Day 5
Wednesday 24 April, 2019
breakfast & dinner

Today we step back in time as we visit tour the magnificent acropolis of Pergamum. Its impressive temples and library made Pergamum a renowned cultural and political centre in its time. Later in the day we tour Homer's famous Troy, home of the famed Trojan Horse. We then cross the Dardanelles and enjoy a BBQ dinner. The remainder of the evening is free until we head to the Dawn Service site as soon as it is opened to the public. Here we will spend the night in nervous anticipation of the Dawn Service at 5:30 a.m.

ANZAC Day at Gallipoli

Day 6
Thursday 25 April, 2019

Awake before sun rise for the ANZAC Day Dawn Service. We become aware of the almost deafening silence as the moving service to commemorate our fallen forefathers on this special day begins. You will then have the chance to attend the Australian or New Zealand Memorial service before a late afternoon drive back to Istanbul.

Istanbul Old City Tour

Day 7
Friday 26 April, 2019

After breakfast, you enjoy a fully guided tour of the only city to span two continents, visiting the Blue Mosque, St. Sophia Museum, Topkapi Palace, the Hippodrome and the Grand Bazaar. Tonight don't miss the optional Turkish Folklore evening.


Day 8
Saturday 27 April, 2019

After breakfast, our tour concludes and we say goodbye to our new friends.

What's included

  • Professional English-speaking tour guide for the duration of the tour
  • Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking vehicle
  • Car ferry fees between Canakkale and Eceabat
  • Tips - driver and guide
  • Entrance fees
  • BBQ Dinner
  • Meals as shown in the itinerary


  • Tips except driver and guide
  • Suggested optional activities
  • Compulsory Travel_Insurance.asp

Please Note

  • Attendance passes will be required for the ANZAC Day services at Gallipoli in 2019.For more information please visit the Australian Department of Veteran Affairs website here..http://www.dva.gov.au/commemorations-memorials-and-war-graves/commemorations-and-anniversaries
  • For information on how ANZAC day is run visit our 'ANZAC_Day_Information.asp' page.
  • Single travellers are obliged to pay Single Supplement and will have the hotel room to themselves.

Overnight Accommodation

Overnight StaysAccommodationComfort
IstanbulHotel to be advisedBoutique
KusadasiHotel to be advised4 star
BursaHotel to be advisedBoutique

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