Anzac Day Tour- 8 Days

from $1038/per person

Before visiting the shores of Gallipoli, discover some of the most epic sights of Turkey in our 8 Day ANZAC Day tour. Soak in the famous natural spa pools of Pamukkale and experience best preserved ruins and ancient wonders of Ephesus. Visit the ever popular Trojan horse in Troy, before embarking on the emotional and unforgettable experience at Gallipoli.

Duration
8 Day
Destination(s)
ANZAC Day
Starts in / Ends in
Istanbul / Istanbul
Departs on
Mondays
Hotel Rating
4&3 Star
25-30 people

Sight Visited

  • Asklepion
    Asklepion

    The Asklepion is a famed ancient medical center built in honor of Asclepius, the god of healing. It was also the world's first psychiatric hospital.

  • Blue Mosque
    Blue Mosque

    The exterior features a beautiful cascade of domes and six minarets and blue Iznik tiles adorn the interior giving the building its unofficial but commonly used name.

  • Ephesus
    Ephesus

    The best preserved ancient town in Turkey, Ephesus embarks you on a journey to ancient times while roaming the streets.

  • Gallipoli
    Gallipoli

    Lone Pine, Chunuk Bair, Anzac Cove, Johnston's Jolly, North Beach, Ari Burnu, Hell Spit, Brighton Beach, Shrapnel Valley, Artillery Raod, Quinn's Road and more…

  • Hagia Sophia
    Hagia Sophia

    The Hagia Sophia, among the Seven Wonders of the World, awaits you with all its magnificence. The hundreds of years old structure will fascinate you on sight.

  • Istanbul
    Istanbul

  • Pamukkale
    Pamukkale

    Home of the world-famous travertines, the cotton castle. You will witness the unusual and beautiful scenery just near the ancient city of Hierapolis, the ancient cure center.

  • Topkapi Palace
    Topkapi Palace

    Home of the Sultans, heart of the Ottoman Empire… Roam through the royal palace of the Ottomans and follow their footsteps to see their most valued treasures.

  • Troy
    Troy

    The legendary city where you can outline layers of ruins of cities built on top of each other and visit the famous Trojan horse, awaits you.

ITINERARY

1
Day 1: Istanbul
Welcome to Turkey! At the Istanbul airport terminal keep your eyes peeled for the Travel Talk sign for your transfer to the hotel. Meet in the hotel reception in the evening (please check the board in reception) for an informal meeting with your group and guide. After the meeting, join in an optional group dinner at a local restaurant to get to know your new travel mates.
  • Included Activities: Welcome Meeting
  • Optional Activities: Group Dinner
  • Meals: No
2
Day 2: Istanbul, Pamukkale
Today we sit back and relax in the coach. Watch the amazing Turkish scenery unfold before us and see small towns and villages as we pass on by. We will stay overnight in Pamukkale.
  • Optional Activities: No
  • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
3
Day 3: Pamukkale, Kusadasi
Get your cameras ready, as it is time to visit Pamukkale, or ‘cotton castle’ in Turkish. Pamukkale is a natural site that contains hot springs and travertine, giving the appearance of terraces made by carbonate minerals left by the flowing water. The ancient city of Hierapolis was built on top of the white castle and people have bathed in its pools for thousands of years. We will sleep overnight in the seaside town of Kusadasi.
  • Included Activities: Pamukkale Sightseeing
  • Optional Activities: No
  • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
4
Day 4: Kusadasi, Ephesus, Pergamum, Ayvalık
Our first stop today is Ephesus which is a spectacular, well preserved ancient city. Ephesus was cited in the book of Revelations, and historians believe the Gospel of John was written here. Famed for the Temple of Artemis which was completed around 550 BC and is one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. Our next stop for the day is Pergamum, where we will visit the ruins of the Asklepion, an ancient healing centre. We will then drive to Ayvalik where you will have the afternoon to relax and discover the seaside town.
  • Included Activities: Ephesus & Pergamum Sightseeing
  • Optional Activities: No
  • Meals ; Breakfast, Dinner
5
Day 5: Ayvalik, Troy, Gallipoli, Dawn Service
Today we will depart for ancient city of Troy. You may of heard of Troy from Greek mythology or maybe just watched the Brad Pitt movie, but now you will visit the ruins and archaeological site of the city of Troy, and of course the famous wooden horse. In the evening we head to the shores of Gallipoli. Tonight, we will sleep under the stars at the ceremony space to ensure we have the best position for the Dawn Service.
  • Included Activities: Troy & Gallipoli Sightseeing
  • Optional Activities: No
  • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
6
Day 6: Gallipoli, National Ceremonies, Canakkale
We wake before the break of dawn and watch as the sun rise over the battlefield, as we remember the soldiers who lost their lives on this exact day all those years ago. We will also attend the national ceremonies and services at Lone Pine and Chunuk Bair later in the day. This afternoon we will depart for Canakkale.
  • Included Activities: National Ceremonies
  • Optional Activities: No
  • Meals: Dinner
7
Day 7: Canakkale, Gallipoli, Istanbul
Today we will explore the Gallipoli peninsula without the crowds. It is in silence and quiet contemplation we can truly capture the ANZAC spirit. Today provides a more in-depth and emotional experience to reflect and explore the history and heartbeat of this region. We will visit Kabatepe War Museum, Lone Pine, Chunuk Bair, Jonston’s Jolly, North Beach, Ari Burnu, Hell Spit, Brighton Beach, Shrapnel Valley, Artillery Road, and the Turkish Memorial. In the afternoon, we will drive back to where our adventure began, Istanbul.
  • Included Activities: Gallipoli Sightseeing
  • Optional Activities: No
  • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
8
Day 8: Istanbul City Tour, Bosphorus Cruise
After breakfast, we begin to experience the magnificence of Istanbul. We will stroll through the historical heart of the old city, making stops along the way to the Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, majestic Topkapi Palace and the Hagia Sophia Museum. We will then take a relaxing cruise along the Bosphorus capturing the delights of Istanbul. Important: the tour finishes around 4.30pm please book flights accordingly.
  • Included Activities: Istanbul Guided City Tour, Bosphorus Cruise
  • Optional Activities: No
  • Meals: Breakfast
Start
Price ($)
Mon 20 Apr 2020
$1038

The tour price and the local payment cover the following services:

The tour price and the local payment cover the following services: Accommodation 3 and 4 star hotels, Click for the arrival details Airport Transfer From Istanbul Ataturk and Sabiha Gokcen Airports (on day 1) Meals 8 breakfasts 3 dinners Transportation Air-conditioned non-smoking coach or mini-bus Guide Services of experienced Travel Talk local guides licenced by the Ministry of Tourism Excursions As per the itinerary (entrance fees NOT included) What is not included in the tour price and local payment? Any flights Travel insurance Meals not stated in the itinerary Items of a personal nature Tips & gestures Visa fees Entrance fees to the sights and museums Optional activities Other services not stated in the itinerary How to budget for this tour? Please remember that the tour price and the local payment cover the services stated in the "Inclusions" section of this page and there are many other personal expenses which will occur during your journey. For detailed information about your possible expenses please click on "Your Budget" button above this page.
Accommodation

5, 4 and 3 star hotels

Airport Transfer

From Istanbul Ataturk and Sabiha Gokcen Airports (on day 1)

Meals

6 breakfasts | 4 dinners

Transportation

Guide

Services of experienced guide licenced by the Ministry of Tourism

What is not included in the tour price and local payment?

  • Any flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals not stated in the itinerary
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Tips & gestures
  • Visa fees
  • Entrance fees to the sights and museums
  • Optional activities
  • Other services not stated in the itinerary

LEGACY OTTOMAN HOTEL - ISTANBUL


TRIPOLIS HOTEL - PAMUKKALE


RAMADA HOTEL - KUSADASI


GRAND TEMIZEL HOTEL - AYVALIK


ZILELI HOTEL - CANAKKALE


OLIMPIYAT HOTEL - ISTANBUL


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