11 days

Anzac Day The Major

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Tour Overview

11 day Premium quality tour

Turkey

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

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

Whirling Dervishes - Istanbul - 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.

Whirling Dervishes - 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!

Vaulted tunnel at the Asclepeion - Pergamum - 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.

Turkish Memorial - Gallipoli - 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.

John Simpsons Grave - ANZAC Day - 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 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 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.

Anzac Cove - ANZAC Day - 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
  • BBQ Dinner
  • Meals as shown in the itinerary

Extras

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

Please Note

  • 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.
  • Single travellers are obliged to pay Single Supplement and will have the hotel room to themselves.

Overnight Accommodation

Overnight StaysAccommodationComfort
IstanbulHotel to be advisedBoutique
ÇanakkaleHotel to be advised4 star
KuşadasıHotel to be advisedBoutique
CappadociaHotel to be advisedBoutique Cave
PamukkaleHotel to be advised4 star

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Single Supplement Policy

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Our tours are based on twin share accommodation. Thus on most tours a single traveller does not HAVE to purchase single supplement unless they specifically want a single room to themselves.

Single travellers that are happy to share with someone of their own sex do not need to select single supplement. On the rare occasions that there is no option but to charge for a S.S. we will advise you before completing your booking

However with pre and post tour accommodation we are unable to allocate shared accommodation and so single travellers must pay the single supplement with any pre or post tour accommodation they purchase.

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