16 days

Anzac Day The Colonel

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Tour Overview

16 day Premium quality tour from $3,599


Visiting - Istanbul, Gallipoli, Cape Helles, Troy, Pergamum, Ephesus, Sirince, Pamukkale, Hierapolis, Aphrodisias, Fethiye, 12 Islands of Fethiye, Saklikent, Antalya, Kayakoy, Aspendos, Konya, Cappadocia, Sultanhan, Goreme, Uchisar, Ankara

Activities - Gallipoli 2015, ANZAC Day, Culture, History, Archaeology

Istanbul apartments - Istanbul - Escorted Tour

Welcome to Istanbul

Day 1
Sunday 22 April, 2018

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.

Istanbul Old City

Day 2
Monday 23 April, 2018

After breakfast, you enjoy a fully guided tour of the only city to span two continents, visiting the Blue Mosque, Aya Sophia, Topkapi Palace and the Hippodrome. Late in the afternoon we will drive to Harbiye Military Museum for a short visit. Tonight don't miss the optional Turkish Folklore evening.

Achaeological Site - Troy - Escorted Tour


Day 3
Tuesday 24 April, 2018
breakfast & lunch

Today we spend the morning at the southern tip of the Gallipoli peninsula at the Turkish memorial, Mehmetcik Abide, and Cape Helles to visit the British memorial and V Beach. We then enjoy a BBQ lunch before heading to the Dawn Service site.

Anzac Day at Gallipoli

Day 4
Wednesday 25 April, 2018

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.

Limestone travertines - Pamukkale - Escorted Tour

Troy, Pergamum

Day 5
Thursday 26 April, 2018
breakfast & dinner

This morning, step back in time as we visit Troy, home of the famed Trojan Horse and then tour the magnificent acropolis of Pergamum. Its impressive temples and library made Pergamum a renowned cultural and political centre in its time.

Ephesus, Sirince

Day 6
Friday 27 April, 2018
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.

Oludeniz beach - Fethiye - Escorted Tour

Pamukkale, Hierapolis

Day 7
Saturday 28 April, 2018
breakfast & dinner

This morning we will enjoy a display of locally handcrafted leather goods before heading 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.

Aphrodisias, Fethiye

Day 8
Sunday 29 April, 2018

Today we drive south towards the Mediterranean coast, visiting the ancient site of Aphrodisias along the way.

Fairy Chimneys - Cappadocia - Escorted Tour


Day 9
Monday 30 April, 2018

Today you have the option to relax on a day cruise around the 12 Islands of Fethiye or experience one of Turkey's highlights on an optional day tour to Saklikent Gorge, Turkey's longest and deepest canyon

Kayakoy, Antalya

Day 10
Tuesday 1 May, 2018

Relaxing morning, before a late afternoon drive to the resort town of Antalya visiting the deserted Greek village of Kayakoy on the way.

Goreme open air museum - Cappadocia - Escorted Tour

Aspendos, Manavgat Waterfalls

Day 11
Wednesday 2 May, 2018
breakfast & dinner

Today, we will visit famous theatre at Aspendos which is known for one of the best preserved theatres of Asia Minor, still used today. Then we will visit Manavgat Waterfalls for a pleasant resting spot.


Day 12
Thursday 3 May, 2018
breakfast & dinner

Early departure for Konya and the mausoleum of Mevlana Celaleddin Rumi with its accompanying museum.

Dawn Service at Gallipoli - ANZAC Day - Escorted Tour

Sultanhani Caravansary, Goreme, Uchisar Castle

Day 13
Friday 4 May, 2018
breakfast & dinner

Today we depart for Cappadocia visiting Sultanhani Caravansary, the largest in Anatolia, en route. We continue onto Cappadocia and marvel at the lunar landscape with a fully guided tour of Goreme Valley, the fairy chimneys, Uchisar castle and more. Tonight, don't miss the optional traditional Turkish folklore evening!

Pigeon and Love Valleys, Underground City

Day 14
Saturday 5 May, 2018
breakfast & dinner

Today we visit trek through the Pigeon and Love Valleys and explore the many levels of an underground city.

Soldier at dawn - ANZAC Day - Escorted Tour

Nation's Capital Ankara

Day 15
Sunday 6 May, 2018

Leaving the surreal landscape of Cappadocia behind, we head for the nation's capital, Ankara to visit the Mausoleum of Turkey's first President, Ataturk, before continuing on to Istanbul.


Day 16
Monday 7 May, 2018

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 except driver and guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Meals as shown in the itinerary


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

Overnight Accommodation

Overnight StaysAccommodationComfort
CappadociaSunak Boutique HotelBoutique Cave
IstanbulSirkeci Mansion HotelBoutique
KonyaHilton Garden Inn Konya4 star
AntalyaBest Western Khan Hotel4 star
FethiyeMarina Boutique HotelBoutique
PamukkaleColossae Thermal Hotel5 star
KuşadasıIlayda Avantgarde HotelBoutique
ÇanakkaleIris Hotel4 star

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