15 days

Anzac Day The Colonel

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Tour Overview

15 day Premium quality tour from $2,615

Turkey

Visiting - Istanbul, Canakkale, Gallipoli, Cape Helles, Troy, Pergamum, Ephesus, Kusadasi, Sirince, Pamukkale, Hierapolis, Fethiye, Bedri Rahmi Bay, Gocek, Göcek island, Antalya, Kayakoy, Cappadocia, Konya, Sultanhan, Goreme, Ankara

Activities - ANZAC Day, Culture, History, Archaeology, Gulet Cruising

Tour Highlights

  • Istanbul - St. Sophia Museum
  • Istanbul - Hippodrome
  • Istanbul - Blue Mosque
  • Cape Helles - International and Commonwealth Memorial Services
  • Mehmetcik Abide - Turkish Memorial
  • Cape Helles - British Memorial
  • Gallipoli - ANZAC Day - Dawn Service and ANZAC Memorial Services
  • Troy - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Pergamum - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Site of the Temple of Artemis
  • Ephesus - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Sirince - Village
  • Pamukkale - Calcium Travertines - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Pamukkale - Hierapolis - Tour
  • Fethiye Harbour - Overnight
  • Islands and Secluded bays
  • Swimming, sunbaking, relaxing
  • Kayaköy - Greek Village
  • Antalya - Kaleiçi (Old Town) - Tour
  • Antalya - Hadrian's Gate
  • Antalya - Suna-İnan Kıraç Kaleiçi Museum
  • Konya - Mevlana Museum
  • Sultanhani Caravansary
  • Göreme - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Göreme Open Air museum
  • Cappadocia - Kaymakli - Underground City
  • Ankara - Atatürk's Mausoleum
Istanbul Bosphoros - Istanbul - Escorted Tour

Istanbul

Day 1
Wednesday 22 April, 2020

Welcome to Istanbul! You will be transferred to your hotel and the remainder of the day is yours free to explore at your own pace.

Istanbul Old City

Day 2
Thursday 23 April, 2020
breakfast & dinner

After breakfast, you enjoy a fully guided tour of the only city to span two continents, visiting the Blue Mosque, St. Sophia Museum and the the Hippodrome. In the afternoon we head for the Gallipoli Battlefields and spend the night in the near by town of Canakkale.

The Sphinx - Gallipoli - Escorted Tour

Cape Helles Services

Day 3
Friday 24 April, 2020
breakfast

Today we spend the morning at the southern tip of the Gallipoli peninsula at the International Service at the Turkish memorial, Mehmetcik Abide, and then the Commonwealth service at the British memorial.

Anzac Day at Gallipoli

Day 4
Saturday 25 April, 2020
dinner

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 we cross the Dardanelles and head to our hotel for a well-deserved rest.

Entrance to the ancient city - Troy - Escorted Tour

Troy, Acropolis of Pergamum

Day 5
Sunday 26 April, 2020
breakfast & dinner

Step back in time today as we visit Troy and its famed Trojan Horse, followed by a tour of the magnificent acropolis of Pergamum. Its impressive temples and library made it a renowned cultural and political centre in its time.

Ephesus, Kusadasi

Day 6
Monday 27 April, 2020
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 before continuing to the former Greek village of Sirince, famous for its fruit wines. Carpet weaving has long traditions in Turkey and at the carpet village we learn how the carpets are made by hand and what determines their value.

Celsus Library - Ephesus - Escorted Tour

Pamukkale, Hierapolis

Day 7
Tuesday 28 April, 2020
breakfast & dinner

This morning we will head to the magnificent white calcium terraces, known as 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.

Fethiye, Gulet

Day 8
Wednesday 29 April, 2020
breakfast & dinner

This morning we drive to Fethiye and board our Gulet. Relax at the pre-cruise information session. Enjoy an onboard dinner while meeting the other passengers.

Cotton Castles - Pamukkale - Escorted Tour

Fethiye, Gulet

Day 9
Thursday 30 April, 2020
breakfast, lunch & dinner

This morning we drive to Fethiye and board our Gulet. Breakfast is served on deck before continuing the cruise to Dockyard Island, Tasyaka and Bedri Rahmi Bay. Tonight will be spent at a secluded cove or island.

Gulet

Day 10
Friday 1 May, 2020
breakfast, lunch & dinner

Today we cruise to Gocek Island to swim, snorkel or just laze in the sunshine.

Town - Gocek - Escorted Tour

Kayakoy, Antalya, Kaleiçi

Day 11
Saturday 2 May, 2020
breakfast

This morning we disembark from our gulet after breakfast and head to Kayakoy. The morning light provides excellent photos of this deserted Greek village. Afterwards we drive to the resort town of Antalya. Here we will take a walking tour of the old town area of Antalya known as "Kaleiçi". Amongst other things we'll visit Hadrian's Gate, the Ancient Harbour and Suna-Inan Kiraç Kaleiçi Museum which even has a Greek Orthdox Church in its garden!

Konya, Cappadocia

Day 12
Sunday 3 May, 2020
breakfast & dinner

Today we travel the ancient Silk Road visiting Sultanhani Caravansary and the Mevlana museum in Konya along the way. Tonight, don't miss the optional traditional Turkish folklore evening!

Anzac Cove - ANZAC Day - Escorted Tour

Cappadocia, Goreme, Underground City

Day 13
Monday 4 May, 2020
breakfast & dinner

Marvel at the lunar landscape of Cappadocia today as we visit the Goreme Valley Open Air Museum and the fairy chimneys, and explore the many levels of an underground city.

Ankara

Day 14
Tuesday 5 May, 2020
breakfast

Early morning departure to the nation's capital, Ankara, where we visit Anitkabir, mausoleum of the famed Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, before returning to Istanbul.

Istanbul

Day 15
Wednesday 6 May, 2020
breakfast

After breakfast our tour concludes and we say goodbye to our new friends and are transferred to the airport for your onward flight. (B)

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
  • Meals as shown in the itinerary

Extras

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

Please Note

  • Group Size : Minimum Group Size of 2.
  • Age : Minimum Age of 12. Whilst there is no Maximum Age set it is assumed the customer is fit enough to take part in the activity or tour. Health documents may be requested.
  • Single travellers are obliged to pay Single Supplement and will have the hotel room and/or gulet cabin to themselves.
  • Attendance passes will be required for the ANZAC Day services at Gallipoli in 2020.
  • - 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.

Overnight Accommodation

Overnight StaysAccommodationComfort
ÇanakkaleMD Barbaros HotelSpecial Class
KuşadasıIlayda Avantgarde HotelBoutique
IstanbulGalata Istanbul Hotel - MGallery by SofitelBoutique
CappadociaHanedan Cappadocia SuitesBoutique Cave
AntalyaAspen HotelBoutique
Göcek BayGuletGulet Cabin
Fethiye HarbourGuletGulet Cabin
PamukkaleColossae Thermal Hotel4 star

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