11 days

Anzac Day The Sergeant

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Tour Overview

11 day Premium quality tour from $1,882

Turkey

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

Activities - ANZAC Day, Culture, History, Archaeology

Dolmabahce Palace work of Sultan

Welcome to Istanbul

Day 1
Sunday 22 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 Old City

Day 2
Monday 23 April, 2018
breakfast

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.

Temple - Pergamum - Escorted Tour

Gallipoli

Day 3
Tuesday 24 April, 2018
breakfast & lunch

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.

Anzac Day at Gallipoli

Day 4
Wednesday 25 April, 2018
dinner

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.

Celsus Library - Ephesus - Escorted Tour

Troy, Pergamum

Day 5
Thursday 26 April, 2018
breakfast & dinner

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.

Ephesus, Sirince

Day 6
Friday 27 April, 2018
breakfast & dinner

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.

Limestone travertines - Pamukkale - Escorted Tour

Pamukkale, Hierapolis

Day 7
Saturday 28 April, 2018
breakfast & dinner

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.

Silk Road, Konya, Cappadocia

Day 8
Sunday 29 April, 2018
breakfast & dinner

We continue east along the old Silk Road heading for the lunar-like landscape of Cappadocia. We take time out along the way to visit the Mevlana Whirling Dervish Museum in Konya and Sultanhani Caravansary, a former stop for traders on the Silk Road

Tombs - Hierapolis - Escorted Tour

Goreme, Underground city

Day 9
Monday 30 April, 2018
breakfast & dinner

Marvel at the lunar landscape of Cappadocia today as we visit the Goreme Valley Open Air Museum and the fairy chimneys, and explore the many levels of an underground city.

Ankara, Istanbul

Day 10
Tuesday 1 May, 2018
breakfast

Leaving the surreal landscape of Cappadocia behind, we head for exotic Istanbul, stopping to visit the nation's capital, Ankara and the Mausoleum of Turkey's first President, Ataturk, to learn a little about why he is so revered in this country.

Goreme open air museum - Cappadocia - Escorted Tour

Istanbul

Day 11
Wednesday 2 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

Overnight Accommodation

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

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