11 days

Anzac Day The Major

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Tour Overview

11 day Premium quality tour


Visiting - Istanbul, Cappadocia, Ankara, Goreme, Uchisar, Konya, Sultanhan, Pamukkale, Hierapolis, Ephesus, Sirince, Pergamum, Troy, Gallipoli

Activities - Gallipoli 2015, ANZAC Day, Culture, History, Archaeology

Tour Highlights

  • Istanbul - Old City - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Istanbul - Blue Mosque
  • Istanbul - St Sophia Museum
  • Istanbul - Topkapi Palace
  • Istanbul - Hippodrome
  • Istanbul - Harbiye Military Museum
  • Ankara - Atatürk's Mausoleum
  • Göreme Open Air museum
  • Cappadocia - Kaymakli - Underground City
  • Cappadocia - Pa?aba? - Fairy Chimneys
  • Cappadocia - Optional Traditional Turkish night
  • Sultanhani Caravansary
  • Konya - Mevlana Museum
  • Pamukkale - Calcium Travertines - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Pamukkale - Hierapolis - Tour
  • Site of the Temple of Artemis
  • Ephesus - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Sirince - Greek Village
  • Pergamum - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Troy - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Gallipoli - ANZAC Cove
  • Gallipoli - Lone Pine - Australian Memorial
  • Gallipoli - Johnson's Jolly - original tunnels
  • Gallipoli - The Nek - original trenches
  • Gallipoli - Chunuk Bair - New Zealand Memorial
  • Gallipoli - ANZAC Day program - Dawn Service and ANZAC Memorial Services
Uchisar - Cappadocia - Escorted Tour

Welcome to Istanbul

Day 1
Sunday 16 April, 2017

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 Old city

Day 2
Monday 17 April, 2017

After breakfast, you enjoy a fully guided tour of the only city to span two continents, visiting the Blue Mosque, St Sophia Museum, Topkapi Palace and the Hippodrome. Late in the afternoon we will drive to Harbiye Military Museum for a short visit.

Inscription - Ephesus - Escorted Tour

Ankara, Cappadocia

Day 3
Tuesday 18 April, 2017
breakfast & dinner

After breakfast, drive to the nation's capital, Ankara, visit the Mausoleum of Turkey's first President, Ataturk and learn a little about why he is so revered in this country. With Ankara behind us, we head for the surreal, lunar-like landscape of Cappadocia.

Goreme, Underground city

Day 4
Wednesday 19 April, 2017
breakfast & dinner

Today we tour the Goreme open-air museum, Pasabag, Uchisar castle and one of the area's fascinating underground cities, home to early Christians who hid underground from Roman persecution. Photo opportunities are everywhere so have your cameras ready! Tonight, don't miss the optional Turkish folkdance evening featuring folk and belly dancers... a night you won't forget!

Ancient Pergamum - Pergamum - Escorted Tour

Konya, Caravansary

Day 5
Thursday 20 April, 2017
breakfast & dinner

Leaving Cappadocia we head west along the old Silk Road for the stunning Aegean Coast. We take time out along the way to visit Sultanhani Caravansary and the Mevlana Whirling Dervish Museum in Konya.

Pamukkale, Hierapolis

Day 6
Friday 21 April, 2017
breakfast & dinner

Today we visit the calcium terraces of Pamukkale and the ruins of Hierapolis, an ancient spa town overlooking the terraces.

Achaeological Site - Troy - Escorted Tour

Ephesus, Sirince

Day 7
Saturday 22 April, 2017
breakfast & dinner

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

Acropolis of Pergamum

Day 8
Sunday 23 April, 2017
breakfast & dinner

This morning we will enjoy a display of locally handcrafted leather goods before driving along the Aegean coast to the ancient city of Pergamum. We visit the magnificent Acropolis of Pergamum, its impressive temples and library that made Pergamum a renowned cultural and political centre in its time.

Lone Pine on a cloudy day - Gallipoli - Escorted Tour


Day 9
Monday 24 April, 2017
breakfast & lunch

Today we visit the archaeological ruins of Troy and then head to the Gallipoli peninsula where we will learn more about the place where the ANZAC legend was born. Highlights will include the original trenches and tunnels Lone Pine Australian Memorial, Chunuk Bair New Zealand Memorial, Johnston's Jolly and The Nek. As soon as we are able to enter Anzac Cove, head straight to the Dawn Service area to secure the best spot possible.

ANZAC Day at Gallipoli

Day 10
Tuesday 25 April, 2017

At first light we will commemorate our fallen forefathers during the ANZAC Day Dawn Service. You will have the chance to visit the Australian Memorial at Lone Pine before heading to Chunuk Bair Memorial to attend the New Zealand Memorial Service after which we head back to Istanbul. (In 2016 the Australian service at the Lone Pine memorial was discontinued.)

John Simpsons Grave - ANZAC Day - Escorted Tour


Day 11
Wednesday 26 April, 2017

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
  • Commemorative gift
  • Tips except driver and guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Meals as shown in the itinerary


  • 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 2017. 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
ÇanakkaleIda Kale Resort4 star
KuşadasıIlayda Avantgarde HotelBoutique
PamukkaleColossae Thermal Hotel5 star
CappadociaRamada Cappadocia5 star
IstanbulSirkeci Mansion HotelBoutique

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