9-Day Anzac Day 2016 Corporal Tour From Istanbul

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Key Details

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  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 9 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 fairy chimneys, as well as the underground cities in Cappadocia.

Highlights

  • Small group ensures personal service
  • All entrance fees included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide

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Day 1, Friday 22nd April - Istanbul
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, Saturday 23rd 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 you'll drive to Harbiye Military Museum for a short visit. Don't miss the optional Turkish Folklore evening. Overnight Istanbul, 4-star Nidya Hotel Galataport (B)
Day 3, Sunday 24th April - Gallipoli
Spend the morning at the southern tip of the Gallipoli Peninsula for International Service at the Turkish Memorial, Mehmetcik Abide, and then the Commonwealth Service at the British memorial. We then enjoy a BBQ lunch before heading to the Dawn Service site. (B, L)
Day 4, Monday 25th April - Anzac Day, 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 the fallen forefathers as this special day begins. You will then have the chance to attend the Australian or New Zealand Memorial Service before crossing the Dardanelles for a drive to Ayvalik for a well-deserved rest. Overnight Akcay, 5-star Gure Saruhan Thermal Hotel (D)
Day 5, Tuesday 26th April - Pergamum
After breakfast, drive along the Aegean coastline and tour the magnificent acropolis of Pergamum. Enjoy a display of locally handcrafted leather goods before heading to the resort town of Kusadasi. Overnight Kuadas, 4-star Ada Class Hotel / Royal Palace Hotel (B, D)
Day 6, Wednesday 27th April - Ephesus, Sirince
Absorb yourself in history today with a visit to the site of the Temple of Artemis, and a guided tour of the ancient city and theater of Ephesus. Carpet weaving has long traditions in Turkey. Learn how carpets are made by hand and what determines their value, before an afternoon visit to the former Greek village of Sirince, famous for its fruit wines. Overnight Kuadas, 4-star Ada Class Hotel/Royal Palace Hotel (B, D)
Day 7, Thursday 28th April - Pamukkale, Hierapolis
This morning we will enjoy a display of locally handcrafted leather goods before we drive east to the calcium terraces of Pamukkale (cotton castles), where we also visit the ruined city of Hierapolis, an ancient spa town just above the calcium terraces. Overnight Pamukkale, 5-star Colossae Thermal Hotel (B, D)


Day 8, Friday 29th April - Bursa
Today, head back to Istanbul, passing through rural Turkey and ancient Bursa, where you will visit the famous Green Mosque and explore the Silk Bazaar. Overnight Istanbul, 4-star Nidya Hotel Galataport (B)
Day 9, Saturday 30th 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