Anzac Day Tour-11 Days

from $1274/per person

Before visiting the shores of Gallipoli, discover some of the most fascinating sites of Turkey in our 11 Day ANZAC Day tour. Ravel in the magic of Cappadocia from high above in a hot air balloon. Soak in the famous natural spa pools of Pamukkale and experience the best preserved ruins and ancient wonders of Ephesus. Visit the ever popular Trojan horse in Troy, before embarking on the emotional and unforgettable experience of Gallipoli.

The wellbeing and safety of our passengers, staff and communities visited have always been our utmost priority. We are committed to ensuring your peace of mind with our enhanced Safe Travels protocols and Special Flexible Conditions, so that you can book and travel with confidence. We have also recevied the Safe Travels stamp by the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), which allows travellers to recognise companies around the world that have adopted health and hygiene global standardised protocols.

11 Day
Starts in / Ends in
Istanbul / Istanbul
Departs on
Hotel Rating
5-4-3 Star
Average Tour Group Size Avr. Group Size
25-30 people

Why You’ll Love This Tour

  • Visit Turkey’s best bucket-list destinations on this 11-day ANZAC adventure with through vibrant cities, ancient ruins, desert-like paradises and seaside towns. All breakfasts, 6 dinners and complimentary airport transfers on Day 1 of tour included.
  • Make the most of an extended 3-night stay in Istanbul to visit the Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia with your local guide.
  • An extra full day in Istanbul means you’ll get plenty of time to explore the Old Town, shop the Grand Bazaar and enjoy an included Bosphorus River cruise.
  • A trip to Cappadocia wouldn’t be complete without an optional hot-air balloon ride at sunrise, before exploring Pigeon Valley, Uchisar Castle and more with your guide.
  • Get your camera ready for the Cotton Castle pools of Pamukkale – One of the world’s most magical natural hot springs. This place is filled with Insta-worthy scenes!
  • The highlight of this trip will be an unforgettable Dawn Service after camping out by ANZAC Cove for sunrise over the battlefields. Plus, an extra day in Gallipoli to explore the peninsula and wander without the crowds.
  • After jam-packed days learning about the myths and legends of ancient Ephesus, Troy and Pergamum – enjoy the contrast of relaxing by the seaside of Ayvalik for a night.

Sight Visited

  • 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

    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

    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

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

  • 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

  • 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

    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.


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 between 6pm to 7pm (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.
  • Accommodation
    Ottoman Legacy Hotel – 5 Star
  • Included Activities
    Welcome Meeting
  • Optional Activities
    Group Dinner
Day 2: Istanbul City Tour, Bosphorus Cruise
It's time 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. In the afternoon take an optional cruise down the Bosphorus river and see the epic skyline.
  • Accommodation
    Ottoman Legacy Hotel – 5 Star
  • Meals Included Breakfast
  • Included Activities
    Sightseeing of Blue Mosque
    Sightseeing of Hagia Sophia
    Sightseeing of Topkapi Palace Museum
    Bosphorus Boat Trip
  • Entrance Fees
    Blue Mosque - Free
    Hagia Sophia - Free
    Topkapi Palace Museum 100 TL
Day 3: Istanbul, Cappadocia
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 drive through the capital city of Ankara before we reach Cappadocia. In the afternoon, we will visit Derinkuyu Underground City, a city complete with a church, wells, food stores, and even stables which is all located 60m under the ground. End the day with an optional traditional Hamman (Turkish bath).  We will sleep overnight in Cappadocia.
  • Accommodation
    Avrasya Hotel - 4 Star
  • Meals Included
    Breakfast, Dinner
  • Included Activities
    Sightseeing of Derinkuyu Underground City
  • Optional Activities
    Turkish Bath Experience - 130 TL
  • Entrance Fees
    Derinkuyu Underground City - 50 TL
Day 4: Cappadocia
Rise and shine, it will be an early start for our optional sunrise hot air balloon ride over the stunning landscapes and fairy chimneys of Cappadocia. Or if preferred enjoy a leisurely start to the morning before we all fill up on breakfast. We will explore the UNESCO World Heritage listed Göreme, and tick off bucket list sights along the way including Göreme Musuem, Pigeon Valley, Uchisar and Cavusin. Tonight, get your dancing shoes on for our optional Turkish Night.
  • Accommodation:
    Avrasya Hotel - 4 Star
  • Meals Included:
    Breakfast, Dinner
  • Included Activities
    Goreme Open Air Museum Visit
    Sightseeing of Cavusin
    Sightseeing of Pigeon Valley
    Sightseeing of Uchisar
  • Optional Activities
    Hot Air Balooning - 195 EUR
  • Entrance Fees
    Goreme Open Air Museum - 75 TL
Day 5: Cappadocia, Ihlara, Pamukkale
It’s time to hit the road to Pamukkale. Along the way we will stop at Ihlara Valley, a unique honeycombed canyon with rock-cut underground dwellings and churches from the Byzantine period. Time to rest up at our overnight stay in Pamukkale.
  • Accommodation
    Tripolis Hotel - 4 Star
  • Meals Included
    Breakfast, Dinner
  • Included Activities
    Photo Break over the Ihlara Valley
Day 6: Pamukkale, Ephesus, 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. Our next stop 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. We will sleep overnight in the seaside town of Kusadasi.
  • Accommodation
    Marina Hotel - 4 Star
  • Meals Included
    Breakfast, Dinner
  • Included Activities
    Sightseeing of Pamukkale White Terraces
    Sightseeing of Ephesus Ancient City
  • Entrance Fees
    Pamukkale White Terraces - 80 TL
    Ephesus Ancient City - 100 TL
Day 7: Kusadasi, Pergamum, Ayvalık
After breakfast we continue to Pergamum, and 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.
  • Accommodation
    Hotel Grand Temizel - 5 Star
  • Meals Included
    Breakfast, Dinner
  • Included Activities
    Sightseeing of Asklepion Ancient City
  • Entrance Fees
    Asklepion Ancient City - 45 TL
Day 8: Ayvalik, Troy, Gallipoli, Dawn Service (Overnight at Anzac Cove)
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.
  • Meals Included
  • Included Activities
    Sightseeing of the ancient city of Troy
  • Entrance Fees
    Troy Ancient City - 50 TL
Day 9: 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.
  • Accommodation
    Troia Tusan Hotel - 4 Star
  • Meals Included
  • Included Activities
    Dawn Ceremony
    National Ceremonies
Day 10: 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.
  • Accommodation
    Legacy Ottoman Hotel - 5 Star
  • Meals Included
  • Included Activities
    Sightseeing of Anzac Cove
    Sightseeing of Beach Cemetery
    Sightseeing of Lone Pine
    Sightseeing of Chunuk Bair
    Sightseeing of War Trenches
Day 11: Istanbul
Our trip will end in Istanbul after we say goodbye to our new friends over breakfast and check-out of the hotel by 11:00am.
  • Meals Included

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


5, 4 and 3 star hotels

Airport Transfer

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


9 breakfasts | 6 dinners


Air-conditioned non-smoking coach or mini-bus


Services of experienced guide licenced by the Ministry of Tourism

Bosphorus Cruise

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





There is no better place to stay in Cappadocia than a real stone-carved room. With its world widely unique geography, you can experience staying in cozy authentic stone rooms like locals of ancient times and receive the good quality service of today.




This hotel has a seafront location in the Aegean coast, only 250 metres from the beach. The hotel offers an outdoor pool and a terrace with panoramic views of the sea and Kusadasi Marina. The air-conditioned rooms of Marina Hotel Kusadasi include a minibar and an LCD TV with satellite channels.








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