11 days

Anzac Day The Major

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Tour Overview

11 day Premium quality tour from $2,265

Turkey

Visiting - Istanbul, Cappadocia, Ankara, Goreme, Uchisar, Konya, Sultanhan, Pamukkale, Hierapolis, Kusadasi, Ephesus, Pergamum, Troy, Gallipoli

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

Tour Highlights

  • Istanbul - Old City - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Istanbul - Blue Mosque
  • Istanbul - St. Sophia Museum
  • Istanbul - Topkapi Palace
  • Istanbul - Hippodrome
  • Ankara - Atatürk's Mausoleum
  • Göreme - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Göreme Open Air museum
  • Cappadocia - Kaymakli - Underground City
  • Cappadocia - Paşabağ - Fairy Chimneys
  • Cappadocia - Optional Traditional Turkish night
  • Sultanhani Caravansary
  • Konya - Mevlana Museum
  • Pamukkale - Calcium Travertines - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Pamukkale - Hierapolis - Tour
  • Site of the Temple of Artemis
  • Ephesus - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Pergamum - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Troy - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Gallipoli - ANZAC Day - Dawn Service and ANZAC Memorial Services
Goreme open air museum - Cappadocia - Escorted Tour

Welcome to Istanbul

Day 1
Thursday 16 April, 2020

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
Friday 17 April, 2020
breakfast

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.

Mevlana Mosque - Konya - Escorted Tour

Ankara, Cappadocia

Day 3
Saturday 18 April, 2020
breakfast & dinner

After breakfast, drive to the nation's capital, Ankara, visit the Mausoleum of Turkey's first President, Ataturk and learn a little about why he is so revered in this country. With Ankara behind us, we head for the surreal, lunar-like landscape of Cappadocia.

Goreme, Underground city

Day 4
Sunday 19 April, 2020
breakfast & dinner

Today we tour the Goreme open-air museum, Pasabag, Uchisar castle and one of the area's fascinating underground cities, home to early Christians who hid underground from Roman persecution. Photo opportunities are everywhere so have your cameras ready! Tonight, don't miss the optional Turkish folkdance evening featuring folk and belly dancers... a night you won't forget!

Limestone travertines - Pamukkale - Escorted Tour

Konya, Caravansary

Day 5
Monday 20 April, 2020
breakfast & dinner

Leaving Cappadocia we head west along the old Silk Road for the stunning Aegean Coast. We take time out along the way to visit Sultanhani Caravansary and the Mevlana Whirling Dervish Museum in Konya.

Pamukkale, Hierapolis

Day 6
Tuesday 21 April, 2020
breakfast

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.

Roman Baths - Hierapolis - Escorted Tour

Ephesus

Day 7
Wednesday 22 April, 2020
breakfast

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

Day 8
Thursday 23 April, 2020
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.

Inscription - Ephesus - Escorted Tour

Troy

Day 9
Friday 24 April, 2020
dinner

Early today we tour Homer's famous Troy, home of the famed Trojan Horse. We then cross the Dardanelles and 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 10
Saturday 25 April, 2020

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.

Entrance to the ancient city - Troy - Escorted Tour

Istanbul

Day 11
Sunday 26 April, 2020
breakfast

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

Extras

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

Please Note

  • Group Size : Minimum Group Size of 2.
  • Age : Minimum Age of 8. 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 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
IstanbulGalata Istanbul Hotel - MGallery by SofitelBoutique
CappadociaHanedan Cappadocia SuitesBoutique Cave
PamukkaleColossae Thermal Hotel4 star
KuşadasıIlayda Avantgarde HotelBoutique
ÇanakkaleMD Barbaros HotelSpecial Class

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