Anzac Day Tour-9 Days

$958/per person

The tour will commence in the varied city of Istanbul where we will be able to sightsee its delights. We’ll then head to Gallipoli where we remember the soldiers who lost their lives at Anzac Cove. Next we will explore the ancient city of Troy, see the remnants of the Asklepion in Pergamum, discover the best conserved olden town in Turkey, Ephesus and then finally call in on the healing pools and ancient ruins of Pamukkale before heading back to Istanbul.

Duration
9 Day
Destination(s)
ANZAC Day
Starts in / Ends in
Istanbul / Istanbul
Departs on
Fridays
Hotel Rating
4&3 Star
35-40 Pax

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, 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, Pamukkale
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. Overnight in Pamukkale.
  • Optional Activities ; No
  • Meals ; Breakfast, Dinner
3
Day 3: Pamukkale, Kusadasi
After breakfast,  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.Overnight in Kusadasi.
  • Included Activities; Pamukkale Sightseeing
  • Optional Activities ; No
  • Meals ; Breakfast, Dinner
4
Day 4: Kusadasi, Ephesus, Pergamum, Ayvalık
Today, our first stop will be Ephesus ; the best preserved ancient town in Turkey. 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.Our next stop will be 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; Ephesus & Pergamum Sightseeings
  • Optional Activities ; No
  • Meals ; Breakfast, Dinner
5
Day 5: Ayvalik, Troy, Gallipoli, Dawn Service
After breakfast we head to the ancient city of Troy, the setting of Homer's epic, Iliad, involving a giant wooden horse. We then continue to Pergamum and the remains of the Asklepion. In the evening we arrive in Kusadasi.
  • 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 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
7
Day 7: 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
8
Day 8: 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.
  • Included Activities; Istanbul Guided City Tour
  • Optional Activities ; No
  • Meals ; No
9
Day 9: Istanbul
Our trip will finish after breakfast in Istanbul. We wish you safe travels!
  • Meals ; Breakfast
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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

7 breakfasts | 3 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


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