Anzac Day Tour-10 Days

$1049/per person

Enhance your ANZAC experience & see the best of Turkey. Start your tour in Istanbul and experience an unforgettable cruise along the magnificent Bosphorus. View the astonishing natural formations of caves and fairy chimneys in Cappadocia and bathe in the natural healing pools of Pamukkale. Visit Troy, Pergamum and the incredibly Ancient wonders. Then head to Gallipoli to pay respect to fallen Soldiers at Anzac Cove and be a part of the National Services for Australians or New Zealanders.

Duration
10 Day
Destination(s)
ANZAC Day
Starts in / Ends in
Istanbul / Istanbul
Departs on
Mondays
Hotel Rating
5-4-3 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.

  • Ayvalik
    Ayvalik

    Feel and experience the local life around the town. Ayvalik has many local cafes and restaurants, and is surrounded with many beautiful beaches.

  • 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.

  • Cappadocia
    Cappadocia

    A region of exceptional natural and man-made wonders. Take the chance to discover underground cities carved into rock, fairy chimneys and many more...

  • 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, Bosphorus Cruise.
At the terminal keep your eyes open for the Travel Talk representative, as we pick you up from the airport and take you to our Istanbul hotel. Gather round in the hotel lobby as we meet both the other tour members and the guide. Listen up for a fast and informal meeting with the leader including registration and a short brief about the adventures ahead and some country info.We will then take a relaxing cruise along the magnificent Bosphorus capturing the delights of Istanbul.
  • Included Activities; Welcome Meeting, Bosphorus Cruise
  • Optional Activities ; Group Dinner
  • Meals ; No
2
Day 2: Istanbul, Cappadocia.
Today we sit back and relax in the coach. This is a day to enjoy the amazing Turkish scenery unfold before us, while listening to your music player or just watching the small towns and villages we pass by. We drive through the capital Ankara bound for a night sleep in Cappadocia.
  • Included Activities; Derinkuyu Underground City
  • Optional Activities ; Turkish Bath
  • Meals ; Breakfast, Dinner
3
Day 3: Cappadocia.
We wake up for breakfast and are located amongst the fairy chimney rock formations, in a town in Cappadocia, a historical region of the Nevşehir Province in Central Anatolia. The Göreme National Park (Göreme Milli Parklar in Turkish) was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1985 and continues to astound visitors. We also visit Göreme Open Air Museum, Pigeon Valley, Uchisar and Cavusin.
  • Included Activities; Goreme Open Air Museum, Cavusin, Uchisar, Pigeon Valley Sightseeing
  • Optional Activities ; Hot Air Ballooning, Turkish Night
  • Meals ; Breakfast,  Dinner
4
Day 4: Cappadocia, Ihlara, Pamukkale.
Today get ready to be more delighted with what Turkey has to offer both naturally and historically. What makes the valley of Ihlara unique is the ancient history of its inhabitants. The whole canyon is honeycombed with rock-cut underground dwellings and churches from the Byzantine period.
  • Included Activities; Ihlara Valley Sightseeing
  • Optional Activities ; No
  • Meals ; Breakfast, Dinner
5
Day 5: Pamukkale, Ephesus, Kusadasi
Now we head to Pamukkale meaning cotton castle in Turkish, this is a natural site that contains hot springs and travertine’s, 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. The best preserved ancient town in Turkey, Ephesus, will be our next stop. Ephesus is a spectacular ancient city and was one of the seven churches of Asia that are cited in the Book of Revelation. Famous also given that historians believe that The Gospel of John was written here. It is also the site of a large gladiators' graveyard and famed for the Temple of Artemis (completed around 550 BCE), one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
  • Included Activities; Pamukkale and Ephesus Sightseeing
  • Optional Activities ; No
  • Meals ; Breakfast, Dinner
6
Day 6: Kusadasi, Pergamum, Ayvalik
After breakfast we continue to Pergamum, and the remains of the Asklepion.Then we will drive to our 5 star hotel in Ayvalik.You will have full afternoon to relax and discover the town Ayvalık.
  • Included Activities; Pergamum/Asklepion Sightseeing
  • Optional Activities ; No
  • Meals ; Breakfast, Dinner
7
Day 7: Ayvalık, Troy, Gallipoli, Dawn Service
Today we depart for ancient city called Troy, then we head for the shores of Gallipoli. Tonight we set up base camp to ensure the best position is kept for the Dawn Service and we sleep under the stars in the ceremony area.
  • Included Activities; Troy & Gallipoli Sightseeing
  • Optional Activities ; No
  • Meals ; Breakfast, Dinner
8
Day 8: Gallipoli, National Ceremonies, Canakkale
We wake before the break of dawn and watch as the sun rises over the battle field, we remember the soldiers who lost their lifes on this exact day all those years ago. We also attend the National ceremonies and services later in the day. Tonight we re-charge and freshen up with dinner and an overnight stay in Canakkale.
  • Included Activities; National Ceremonies
  • Optional Activities ; No
  • Meals ; Dinner
9
Day 9: Canakkale, Gallipoli, Istanbul
Today we 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 detailed, personal and emotional experience to reflect and explore the history and heartbeat of this region. We visit Kabatepe War Museum, Lone Pine, Chunuk Bair, Jonston’s Jolly, North Beach, Ari Burnu, Hell Spit, Brighton Beach, Shrapnel Valley, Artillery Road, Turkish Memorial.Overnight in Istanbul.
  • Included Activities; Gallipoli Sightseeing
  • Optional Activities ; No
  • Meals ; Breakfast, Dinner
10
Day 10: Istanbul City Tour
After breakfast we begin to experience the magnificence of Istanbul. We stroll through the old town visiting Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, and the Underground Cistern. Today you can shop for keepsakes in the old town, visit the splendid Ottoman Palaces or discover its many evocative mosques. Important: As the tour finishes around 1.30pm please book flights accordingly.
  • Included Activities; Istanbul Guided City Tour
  • Optional Activities ; No
  • Meals ; Breakfast
Start
Price ($)

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

Accommodation

5, 4 and 3 star hotels

Airport Transfer

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

Meals

8 breakfasts | 6 dinners

Transportation

Air-conditioned non-smoking coach or mini-bus

Guide

Services of experienced guide licenced by the Ministry of Tourism

Bosphorus Cruise

Commemorative hoodie

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

TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON


Tour Review Scores And Breakdown

At Travel Talk we do not only provide excellent value for premium adventures, but also strive to exceed expectations in every aspect of our trips, which is reflected in an enviable 98.9% customer satisfaction for 2016. We believe that our affordable tours, quality accommodation, transportation and sightseeing tours combined with likeminded people, passionate tour leaders and the overall atmosphere of a Travel Talk tour have made these results. However, we are never ones to rest on our laurels, and we continually try to improve on this year after year; and what do we get out of this? The satisfaction of our travellers!

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P. Burton

Excellent! Our tour guide and driver were both great. Very professional tour guide and funny.

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J. Burton

Very informative & professional tour guide. Made the trip fabulous. The driver of the bus was such a kind, caring and accommodating man. Thank you Travel Talk for a fabulous, memorable trip.

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N. Carlton

Yavuz was a fantastic tour guide. Can’t recommend him highly enough.

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C. Crennan

The tour was fantastic! Yavuz was an amazing guide, really had a positive impact on the group dynamic.

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G. Lilly

Could not have asked for a better tour guide. Yavuz went over & above to ensure our comfort, happiness & fun. He showed so much interesting information & I learnt a lot. His fun personality gave us a lot of joy. Thank you for such a great experience.

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B. Munro

Yavuz has been an exceptional guide. His knowledge about Turkey and its culture is outstanding and it’s a real credit to himself. I thoroughly enjoyed this tour & would do it again any day 🙂

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J. Young

Amazing tour, highly recommend, Yavuz the guide is brilliant, his knowledge + professionalism is beyond expectations.

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A.Gallacher

I have been on many tours across Europe, this one was the best by far, great tour leaders – fun, friendly, itinerary is perfect and overall just amazing. Can’t wait for my next Travel Talk tour! Already started planning. Such a good company!!

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C. Lane

Good value for money especially when booked on sale. Best part was the boat cruise in Ayvalik and camping in Gallipoli.

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C. Pritchard

Excellent!!! Enjoyed everyday of the Turkey trip. The sights were amazing & the guides and driver were very helpful , informative & friendly. Five stars.

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