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2017 ANZAC Day Tours

Itinerary

2017 - 'ANZAC Day Tour 2017 - The Major Tour'
11 - Day itinerary

Day 1
Sunday 16th April

Welcome to Istanbul

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.

Overnight Istanbul
Boutique
Day 2
Monday 17th April

Istanbul Old city

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.

Overnight Istanbul
Boutique
(B)
Day 3
Tuesday 18th April

Ankara, Cappadocia

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.

Overnight Cappadocia
5 star
(B, D)
Day 4
Wednesday 19th April

Goreme, Underground city

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!

Overnight Cappadocia
5 star
(B, D)
Day 5
Thursday 20th April

Konya, Caravansary

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.

Overnight Pamukkale
5 star
(B, D)
Day 6
Friday 21st April

Pamukkale, Hierapolis

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

Overnight Kuşadası
Boutique
(B, D)
Day 7
Saturday 22nd April

Ephesus, Sirince

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.

Overnight Kuşadası
Boutique
(B, D)
Day 8
Sunday 23rd April

Acropolis of Pergamum

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.

Overnight Çanakkale
4 star
(B, D)
Day 9
Monday 24th April

Troy

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.

(B, L)
Day 10
Monday 25th April

ANZAC Day at Gallipoli

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.)

Overnight Çanakkale
4 star
(D)
Day 11
Tuesday 26th April

Istanbul

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

(B)
(B - Breakfast, L - Lunch, D - Dinner)
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Notes

Please Note:
1. 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
2. For information on how ANZAC day is run visit our ANZAC Day Information page.
3. Single travellers may share a twin room with another traveller of the same sex, if available. If a same-sex room share is not available then the single room supplement will be payable. Room shares are arranged in order of booking.
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Inclusions

Tour includes :-
  • Inbound Airport Transfer - Istanbul
    Atatürk Airport (IST)
    Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW)
  • Outbound Airport Transfer - Istanbul
    Atatürk Airport (IST)
    Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW)
  • 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
  • 9 nights - accommodation.
    2 nights
    Boutique
    Istanbul
    2 nights
    5 star
    Cappadocia
    1 night
    5 star
    Pamukkale
    2 nights
    Boutique
    Kuşadası
    2 nights
    4 star
    Çanakkale
  • 9 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 7 Dinners
Tour does not include :-
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Highlights

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

This page is intended to give an idea of the type of accommodation that may be expected. The actual hotels used for any given tour may change due to many reasons such as group size, availability, time of year, hotel standard has dropped or simply we found a better hotel. We update the website immediately if and when any changes take place. If and when we do change hotels it will be to a hotel of equal or higher standard and will be at no extra cost.

Where more than one hotel is shown for a given overnight stop this means that we alternate between the listed hotels. The pre departure pack will show hotel for a given departure.

Turkey

Çanakkale
Ida Kale Resort
Standard : 4 star
Address :-
Mola Caddesi
Güzelyali
Çanakkale
Ph. :
+90 (0286) 232 83 32
Fax :
+90 (0286) 232 88 32
Ida Kale Resort
Ida Kale Resort
Ida Kale Resort
Cappadocia
Ramada Cappadocia
Standard : 5 star
Address :-
Karatas Mevkii Nevsehir Cad,
Ortahisar Urgup
Nevsehir
Cappadocia
Ph. :
+90 (0384) 343 3470
Ramada Cappadocia
Ramada Cappadocia
Ramada Cappadocia
Istanbul
Sirkeci Mansion Hotel
Standard : Boutique
Address :-
Taya Hatun Sokak No:5
Sirkeci
Istanbul
Ph. :
+90 212 528 43 44
Fax :
+90 212 528 44 55
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Kuşadası
Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel
Standard : Boutique
Address :-
Atatürk Blv. No: 42
Kuşadası
Ph. :
+90 (0256) 614 7608
Fax :
+90 (0256) 614 4967
Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel
Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel
Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel
Pamukkale
Colossae Thermal Hotel
Standard : 5 star
Address :-
Karahayit Mevkii
Denizli
Pamukkale
Ph. :
+90 (0258) 271 41 56
Fax :
+90 (0258) 271 42 50
Colossae Thermal Hotel
Colossae Thermal Hotel
Colossae Thermal Hotel
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Prices

Prices
per person in twin share accommodation
From
To
Currency:- USD
Cost
S.S.
01 Jan 2017
31 Dec 2017
1,449.00
360.00
Current 'Hot Deals' for ANZAC Day Tour 2017 - The Major Tour :
 
Booked between
Departing
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01 Feb 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
01 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
15%
* This discount is only available to bookings that are paid in full by 31 Mar 2017
Deposit Option available for ANZAC Day Tour 2017 - The Major Tour :
 
Booked between
Departing
Deposit
01 Jan 2016 - 30 Apr 2017
01 Jan 2016 - 30 Apr 2017
$ 350.00

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