25 days

Anzac Day The Corporal

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Tour Overview

25 day Premium quality tour from $1,361

Turkey

Visiting - Ephesus, Sirince, Istanbul, Pamukkale, Hierapolis, Gallipoli, Bursa, Troy, Pergamum, Cape Helles

Activities - ANZAC Day, Culture, History, Archaeology

Tour Highlights

  • Istanbul - Blue Mosque
  • Istanbul - St Sophia Museum
  • Istanbul - Topkapi Palace
  • Istanbul - Hippodrome
  • Istanbul - Harbiye Military Museum
  • Bursa - Green Mosque
  • Bursa - Silk Bazaar
  • Cape Helles
  • Mehmetcik Abide - Turkish Memorial
  • Cape Helles - British Memorial
  • Cape Helles - V Beach
  • Site of the Temple of Artemis
  • BBQ
  • Pamukkale - Hierapolis - Tour
  • Istanbul - Old City - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Troy - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Pergamum - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Ephesus - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Pamukkale - Calcium Travertines - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Bursa - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Sirince - Village
Inscription - Ephesus - Escorted Tour

Day 1
22 April, 2018
Celsus Library - Ephesus - Escorted Tour

Ephesus, Sirince

Day 1
Monday 23 April, 2018

Absorb yourself in history today with a guided tour of Ephesus and a visit to the site of the Temple of Artemis. Feel the mystical atmosphere of the ancient city and theatre before continuing to the former Greek village of Sirince, famous for its fruit wines. Carpet weaving has long traditions in Turkey and at the carpet village we learn how the carpets are made by hand and what determines their value.

Day 2
Tuesday 24 April, 2018
breakfast

Day 2
Wednesday 25 April, 2018

Welcome to Istanbul

Day 2
Thursday 26 April, 2018

Welcome to Istanbul, where you will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. Tonight, meet your guide and the rest of your group.

Istanbul skyline - Istanbul - Escorted Tour

Pamukkale, Hierapolis

Day 3
Friday 27 April, 2018
lunch

This morning we will enjoy a display of locally handcrafted leather goods before heading to the magnificent white calcium terraces, known as Travertines, in Pamukkale where we also tour the ancient city of Hierapolis. Take a dip, amongst ancient columns, in the hot springs that were used in Roman times for their therapeutic powers.

Istanbul view from Ferry - Istanbul - Escorted Tour

Anzac Day at Gallipoli

Day 3
Saturday 28 April, 2018
breakfast

Awake before sun rise for the ANZAC Day Dawn Service. We become aware of the almost deafening silence as the moving service to commemorate our fallen forefathers on this special day begins. You will then have the chance to attend the Australian or New Zealand Memorial service before we cross the Dardanelles and head to our hotel for a well-deserved rest.

Inside the Blue Mosque - Istanbul - Escorted Tour

Istanbul Old City

Day 3
Sunday 29 April, 2018

After breakfast, you enjoy a fully guided tour of the only city to span two continents, visiting the Blue Mosque, Aya Sophia, Topkapi Palace and the Hippodrome. Late in the afternoon we will drive to Harbiye Military Museum for a short visit. Tonight don't miss the optional Turkish Folklore evening.

Day 4
Monday 30 April, 2018
dinner

Day 4
Tuesday 1 May, 2018

Bursa, Istanbul

Day 4
Wednesday 2 May, 2018

Today you head back to Istanbul, passing through rural Turkey and ancient Bursa to visit the famous Green Mosque and explore the Silk Bazaar.

Limestone travertines - Pamukkale - Escorted Tour

Day 5
Thursday 3 May, 2018
breakfast
Limestone travertines - Pamukkale - Escorted Tour

Day 5
Friday 4 May, 2018
dinner

Day 6
Saturday 5 May, 2018

Day 6
Sunday 6 May, 2018

Day 6
Monday 7 May, 2018
dinner

Troy, Pergamum

Day 6
Tuesday 8 May, 2018
breakfast

This morning, step back in time as we visit Troy, home of the famed Trojan Horse and then tour the magnificent acropolis of Pergamum. Its impressive temples and library made Pergamum a renowned cultural and political centre in its time.

Roman Baths - Hierapolis - Escorted Tour

Day 7
Wednesday 9 May, 2018
breakfast

Day 7
Thursday 10 May, 2018
Tombs - Hierapolis - Escorted Tour

Day 7
Friday 11 May, 2018
dinner

Day 8
Saturday 12 May, 2018
breakfast

Day 8
Sunday 13 May, 2018

Day 8
Monday 14 May, 2018

Gallipoli

Day 8
Tuesday 15 May, 2018

Today we spend the morning at the southern tip of the Gallipoli peninsula at the Turkish memorial, Mehmetcik Abide, and Cape Helles to visit the British memorial and V Beach. We then enjoy a BBQ lunch before heading to the Dawn Service site.

Turkish Memorial - Gallipoli - Escorted Tour

Istanbul

Day 9
Wednesday 16 May, 2018
breakfast

After breakfast, our tour concludes and we say goodbye to our new friends.

What's included

  • Professional English-speaking tour guide for the duration of the tour
  • Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking vehicle
  • Car ferry fees between Canakkale and Eceabat
  • Tips except driver and guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Meals as shown in the itinerary

Extras

  • Suggested optional activities
  • Tips - driver and guide
  • Compulsory Travel_Insurance.asp

Please Note

  • Attendance passes will be required for the ANZAC Day services at Gallipoli in 2018. For more information please visit this page http://www.dva.gov.au/commemorations-memorials-and-war-graves/commemorations-and-anniversaries/overseas-commemorations-5
  • For information on how ANZAC day is run visit our 'ANZAC_Day_Information.asp' page.
  • Single travellers are obliged to pay Single Supplement and will have the hotel room to themselves.

Overnight Accommodation

Overnight StaysAccommodationComfort
IstanbulSirkeci Mansion HotelBoutique
PamukkaleColossae Thermal Hotel5 star
KuşadasıIlayda Avantgarde HotelBoutique
ÇanakkaleIris Hotel4 star

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