Fairy Chimneys Travel © ATAS Accreditation A11130. All Rights Reserved.
In 2015 you will have a once in a lifetime chance to be touring on a cruise ship heading to Gallipoli for the 100th year commemoration of ANZAC day. The face is of Private Leslie John Langdon, 11th Battalion, killed in action 25 April, 1915.
Gallipoli To Bodrum
11 day cruise
Ports - Canakkale, Bozcaada, Assos, Dikili, Phocaea, Alacati, Kusadasi, Bodrum
The Boutique Cruise - meet Esma Sultan
Brochure - download PDF
Excursions - Dawn Service, Gallipoli Battlefields, Troy, Assos, Pergamum, Ephesus, Sirince, Priene, Miletus, Didyma
Group Size - Maximum 16 guests
The soldiers of Gallipoli have passed into legend. Learn their story. Follow their footsteps. Remember their sacrifice.
Anzac Day Cruise offers you a truly exceptional travel experience. A glimpse into history to discover legends beyond the battlefields.
Board on a luxury yacht (gulet) and set sail upon the Aegean, just as the Athenian, Spartan and Allied armadas have done. Explore the legendary ancient city of Ephesus for a glimpse of life as the ancient Greeks and Romans lived. Re-enact the 1915 voyage to Anzac Cove, departing the Greek island of Lemnos like the first ANZACs.
Gain insight into ancient cultures, battles old and new, the Turkish Gallipoli story and intriguing links between the battlefields and legends beyond. Share the unforgettable moment as dawn breaks over Anzac Cove, immersed in the solemn recollection of more than a century. A once-in-a-lifetime chance to join the proud Gallipoli tradition and participate in Anzac Centenary commemorations.
Infused with the perception of over 20 years tour design experience, Anzac Day Cruise is a sumptuous blend of tribute and luxury. A simply unmissable opportunity.
Itinerary in Brief
|Sun 23rd April||Canakkale||Arrive in Istanbul
transfer to Canakkale
|1:00 pm Transfer from Ataturk Airport
6:00 pm Arrive at 4 star hotel in Canakkale
|Mon 24th April||Canakkale||Excursion: Troy
and Navy Museum
|9:00 am Excursion
2:00 pm Return to hotel, free afternoon
11:00 pm Leave for Anzac Cove Dawn
|Tue 25th April||Canakkale||Dawn Service,
|1:00 am Anzac Boat Tour
2:00 am Dawn Service Registration
5:30 am Dawn Service
1:00 pm Leave Gallipoli Battlefields
2:00 pm Arrive Canakkale
|Wed 26th April||Bozcaada||Excursion:
Overnight in Corlu
Embark on Luxury
Gulet in Canakkale
|9:00 am Excursion
2:00 pm Embark Cruise and Depart
5:00 pm Arrive Bozcaada (Tenedos)
|Thu 27th April||Assos||Free morning
Sail to Assos
Temple of Athena
|1:00 pm Depart
3:00 pm Arrive and Excursion
|Fri 28th April||Dikili||Lunch in Ayvalik
|10:00 am Depart
12:00 pm Arrive in Ayvalik,
Lunch & Excursion
9:00 pm back to cruise in Dikili
|Sat 29th April||Phocaea||Sail to Phocaea,
|9:00 am Depart
1:00 pm Arrive
|Sun 30th April||Alacati||Sail to Alacati,
|9:00 am Depart
1:00 pm Arrive
|Mon 01st May||Kusadasi||Sail to Kusadasi
Virgin Mary & Sirince
|8:00 am Depart
12:30 pm Arrive
1:30 pm Excursion
5:30 pm back to cruise in Kusadasi
|Tue 02nd May||Bodrum||Excursion: Priene,
Sail to Bodrum
|9:00 am Excursion
11:30 pm back on cruise in Didim
5:00 pm Arrive
|Wed 03rd May||Airport||Disembark from
8:00 am and
transfer to airport
|9:00 am Transfer to Bodrum Airport (1 hr)|
Welcome to Istanbul where you will be greeted at 1pm at Ataturk Airport making way for a 5 hour drive to the Gallipoli Peninsula. Cross the Dardanelles by ferry to your accommodation in the town of Canakkale.
Indulge a passion for culture in the ruins of Troy, and uncover secret links between Priam’s celebrated kingdom and Gallipoli. The Ancient city of Troy, where excavations began in the late 1800s is impressive for its great age (the oldest ruins date from 3000 BC) and beautiful situation. We will then visit the Canakkale Military Museum where HMS Queen Elizabeth’s 15” shell landed without exploding. In the afternoon we will have a chance to rest with time at leisure before our big night tonight.
Anzac Boat Tour, Dawn Service
From midnight, your Anzac boat will cruise around the peninsula for a minute-by-minute re-enactment of the ANZAC soldiers approaching Gallipoli in exactly the same way in 1915. Our Anzac boat will dock in Kabatepe, only a short drive from the Anzac Commemorative Site. Pay your respects as a lone bugle sounds and the shadows of 102 years loom against the breaking dawn sun. At first light we will commemorate our fallen forefathers during the moving ANZAC Day Dawn Service. You will also have the chance to visit the Australian Memorial at Lone Pine before heading to Chunuk Bair Memorial to attend the New Zealand Memorial Service. After the Dawn Service, we return to our hotel and have free time to relax.
Gallipoli Battlefields Tour
This morning we cross the Dardanelles for an exclusive tour of the Gallipoli WWI battlefields including Lone Pine, Chunuk Bair memorials, Anzac Cove, Brighton Beach and Ari Burnu Cemetery as well as Johnston’s Jolly, with its original Allied and Turkish trenches. We board our luxurious boutique gulet in Eceabat and cruise to Bozcaada also know as Tenedos Island.
Bozcaada Island, Assos
Enjoy time at leisure wandering the peaceful and picturesque alleys of Bozcaada or walk up to the Fortress looming over the town. Home to vineyards and orchards, winetasting is a must here.
Discover an old Greek village a few streets from the waterfront. The town is surrounded by groves of olive trees and has several Orthodox churches now converted to mosques, and some graceful old mansions converted into boutique hotels. Enjoy the picturesque harbour of Ayvalik before heading to the ruins of Pergamum on the Upper Acropolis. Here you will see the Acropolis temple remains and theatre which has the steepest seating of any theater in the ancient world.
Phocaea, a Turkish Aegean seaside resort divided in to Old and New Town. Phocaea Ancient site located between two towns, enjoying the seaside atmosphere, the old Ottoman-Greek houses fronted by open-air restaurants lining the shore are the highlights of today’s visit. Enjoy fine dining tonight in a seafood restaurant by the harbour.
Enjoy the wonderful scenery this morning as we cruise to Alacati, an Aegean Sea coast town world famous for wind-surfing. Explore the charming old stone houses on Alacati's narrow cobblestone streets before tasting local food and wine.
Ephesus, Sirince wine-tasting
Soak up the mystical ambience of history today with a visit to The House of Virgin Mary followed by the ruins of Ephesus, one of the ancient world wonders. Walk the 2,000 year old marble streets of this fine archaeological site on the way to Hadrian’s Temple and the renowned Celsus Library. Enjoy wine-tasting in Sirince Village located on top of a mountain overlooking wine yards and peach trees surrounding the cultural and historical village houses.
Priene, Miletus, Didyma, Bodrum
Travel through history's backroads today exploring the hidden gems of ancient times. Discover the ancient cities of Priene where there are many examples of Hellenic art and architecture, its well-preserved theatre and bouleuterion (council chamber), and the remains of its grand Temple of Athena, a work of Pythius of Halicarnassus, the architect of the famed Mausoleum. The Athena Polias Temple was reconstructed by Alexander The Great as a gift to the city. Continue to the ancient city of Miletus which was once one of the largest cities in Anatolia with many colonies and lastly to Didyma, once one of the largest temples in the Hellenic World, dedicated to Apollon. We board our gulet in Didim in time for our farewell dinner with our fellow travellers.
This morning we disembark our wonderful gulet journey after breakfast. Complimentary transfer to Bodrum Airport is available, alternatively extend your stay to experience the vibrant atmosphere of Bodrum.
- Luxury Boutique Cruising on Esma Sultan
- Spectacular Ancient Site of Ephesus
- All inclusive program
- Landing Enactment to Anzac Cove
- Dawn Service at Gallipoli
- Ancient Site of Pergamum and its Acropolis
- Small Fishing Villages in The Aegean
- All inclusive tour
- Airport transfers on arrival and departure
- 7 nights onboard luxury boutique gulet
- 3 nights hotel stay
- Daily breakfast, lunch & dinner
- Beverages including soft drinks, house wine and local beer
- Speciality local restaurants
- Excursions, museum entrance fees and admissions
- Luxury Van and Professional Local Tour Guide
- Dawn Service
- Ferry Tickets
- Turkey Tourist Visa
- 24/7 Butler service - Deluxe Suite and Owners Suite
Available on request
- Travel Insurance
Sorry, there are currently no departures in the system. Please Contact us to find a suitable departure for you.
We'll take care of everything
We'll probably get you the best rates on flights. You can also book pre & post tour accommodation, airport transfers and travel insurance. We can also advise you on visa information.
If you're not sure about which trip is best for you then talk to our friendly travel agents. Creating your ultimate Turkey travel experience is our passion.
Can't decide? We're ready to help you