Anzac Day Tour-12 Days

from $1798/per person

Encounter the history, natural formations and magnificent scenery that Turkey has to offer in this 12 Day Tour. Begin your trip roaming the palaces and mosques of Istanbul then explore the breathtaking sites of Cappadocia before sunbathing on the long sunny beaches of Antalya on the Mediterranean Coast. Visit the hot calcium laden waters of Pamukkale, the Roman Architectural theatres of Ephesus and the incredible ancient wonders of Troy and Pergamum.

12 Day
Starts in / Ends in
Istanbul / Istanbul
Departs on
Hotel Rating
5-4-3 Star
25-30 people

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
At the terminal keep your eyes open for the Travel Talk representative, we will pick you up from the airport and take you to the lovely Istanbul hotel. Sometime between 6-7pm (check the board or ask the reception), we gather round in the hotel lobby to 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.
  • Included Activities; Welcome Meeting
  • Optional Activities ; Group Dinner
  • Meals ; No
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, Ihlara Valley Sightseeing
  • Optional Activities ; Turkish Bath
  • Meals ; Breakfast, Dinner
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
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; Pamukkale Sightseeing
  • Optional Activities ; No
  • Meals ; Breakfast, Dinner
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; Ephesus Sightseeing
  • Optional Activities ; No
  • Meals ; Breakfast, Dinner
Day 6: Kusadasi, Pergamum, Ayvalık
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
Day 7: Ayvalik, Troy, Gallipoli, Dawn Service
Today we depart for ancient city called Troy.In the evening 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 Sightseeing, Dawn Service
  • Optional Activities ; No
  • Meals ; Breakfast
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 lives on this exact day all those years ago. We also attend the National ceremonies and services later in the day. This afternoon we will depart for Canakkale.
  • Included Activities; National Ceremonies
  • Optional Activities ; No
  • Meals ; Dinner
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
Day 10: Istanbul City Tour, Bosphorus Cruise
After breakfast we begin to experience the magnificence of Istanbul. We stroll through the old town visiting Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, Majestic Topkapi Palace and the Underground Cistern. We will then take a relaxing cruise along the magnificent Bosphorus capturing the delights of Istanbul.
  • Included Activities; Istanbul Guided City Tour, Bosphorus Cruise
  • Optional Activities ; No
  • Meals ; Breakfast
Day 11: Istanbul, Prince Islands
After breakfast, we will move by boat from Istanbul to Büyükada and explore the largest of the Princes islands by horse-drawn carriage.
  • Included Activities; Istanbul Prince Island Tour
  • Optional Activities ; No
  • Meals ; Breakfast
Day 12: Istanbul.
Our trip will finish after breakfast in Istanbul. We wish you safe travels!
  • Meals ; Breakfast
Price ($)
Thu 18 Apr 2019

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)


10 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.





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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 2017. 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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Jessie Faulkner

Really great tour. very well organised & all the activities were great. Yavuz was an amazing tour guide, so friendly, helpful & well informed. Overall had the ‘BEST’ 12days in Turkey. Thank you Travel Talk.

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Courtney Hicks

2 thumbs up to Kev! Had an amazing trip. Would definitely travel with Travel Talk again 🙂

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Stacey Griffiths

Thanks, was awesome! Kev was the best tour guide I’ve had, made the trip 120% better, always making sure things were good and just epic adventure time in Turkey. Cheers 🙂

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Chris Hugo

Would just like to make a special mention for Kev. Incredible tour guide that made sure we always had the best time possible resulting in this trip being the best one of my life. Cheers.

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Lauren Woodbridge

Thank you so much Kev and Murat for an amazing ANZAC tour around Turkey. Kev’s enthusiasm and knowledge was infectious and ensured we all had a very fun tour with no hassles. We will miss you 🙂

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