8-Day Anzac Day 2016 Captain Tour From Istanbul

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Key Details

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  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 8 Days
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Overview

This Anzac Day Dawn Service tour will let you experience the amazing 101st Anniversary of the 1915 landing, held at Anzac Cove, Gallipoli, as well as the Australian service at Lone Pine Memorial or the New Zealand service at Chunuk Bair Memorial. While you are in Turkey for the ceremonies, you will be able to explore some highlights of Turkey, such as Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque and Ayasophia in Istanbul, Ephesus, the magnificent temple of Artemis and amazing calcium terraces, as well as the ancient city of Hierapolis in Pamukkale.

Highlights

  • All entrance fees included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide

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Day 1, Tuesday 19th April - 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, 4-star Nidya Hotel Galataport
Day 2, Wednesday 20th 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. Tonight don't miss the optional Turkish Folklore evening. Overnight Istanbul 4-star Nidya Hotel Galataport (B)
Day 3, Thursday 21st April - Bursa
Today you head to Pamukkale, passing through rural Turkey and ancient Bursa where you will visit the famous Green Mosque and explore the Silk Bazaar. Overnight Pamukkale, 5-star Colossae Thermal Hotel (B, D)
Day 4, Friday 22nd April - Pamukkale
This morning, you'll visit the magnificent white calcium terraces, known as the Travertines, in Pamukkale. You'll also tour the ancient city of Hierapolis. Take a dip in the hot springs amongst ancient columns that were used in Roman times for their therapeutic powers. Then, head for Kusadasi where you'll enjoy a display of locally handcrafted leather goods. Overnight Kuadas, 4-star Ada Class Hotel/Royal Palace Hotel (B, D)
Day 5, Saturday 23rd April - Ephesus and Pergamum
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 theater. Carpet weaving has long traditions in Turkey and at a carpet village. Learn how carpets are made by hand and what determines their value. Then, travel up the Aegean coastline, stopping to visit the magnificent acropolis of Pergamum. Overnight Akcay, 5-star Gure Saruhan Thermal Hotel (B, D)
Day 6, Sunday 24th April - Troy
This morning, visit the archaeological ruins of Troy, then cross the Dardanelles to enjoy a BBQ lunch before heading to Anzac Cove to secure a good spot on the grass for the long night ahead. (B, L)
Day 7, Monday 25th April - Anzac Day at Gallipoli
Awake before sun rise for the Anzac Day Dawn Service to 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 returning to Istanbul. Overnight Istanbul, 4-star Nidya Hotel Galataport
Day 8, Tuesday 26th April - Istanbul
After breakfast, your tour concludes and you'll say goodbye to your new friends. (B)
*B - Breakfast, L - Lunch, D - Dinner

Inclusions

  • Accommodation as per itinerary
  • Entrance fees
  • Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
  • Professional guide
  • Small-group tour
  • Round-trip shared transfer
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Commemorative gift

Exclusions

  • Drinks

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults

Not recommended for child aged 8 and under

Not wheelchair accessible

Your tour will commence with a welcome meeting at 7pm in the reception of your hotel, where you will have the chance to meet your guide and the rest of your tour group

The Anzac Commemorative Site is expected to be closed to visitor entry from approximately late morning to early evening on Thursday 24 April