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2018 Anzac Day Tours
     

 

A variety of tours are on offer of varying lengths  - all ex Istanbul, and all coach tours.  Rule of Thumb - the longer the tour, the more you see of Turkey

 


 
09 night /10 day
 
17 - 26 April 2018
Istanbul - Canakkale - Hellespont - Pergamum - Kusadasi - Ephesus - Pamukkale - Cappadocia - Ankara - Istanbul
 
 
Classical Anzac
 
 
Day 1 - Tuesday 17 April
 
Istanbul arrival:  transfer from airport to hotel.  Remainder of the day at leisure to relax or explore.
Day 2 - Wednesday 18
 
Istanbul sightseeing: Guided tour to Hagia Sophia, Underground Cistern, Blue Mosque & Grand Bazaar. B
Day 3 - Thursday 19
 
Istanbul - Cappadocia: After a picturesque trip along the salt arrive arrive in Cappadocia. (B)
Day 4 - Friday 20
 
Cappadocia:  Optional early morning Balloon Tour.  Full day of sightseeing including Kaymakli Underground City, Goreme open air museum and Uchisar.  Cave restaurant lunch.  Optional dinner & show in evening. (B,L)
Day 5 - Saturday 21
 
Cappadocia - Konya - Pamukkale: Visit to 13th century Sultanhan Caravanserai, visit to the Mausoleum of Mevlana in Konya before arrival in Pamukkale for overnight stay and dinner. (B,D)
Day 6 - Sunday 22
 
Pamukkale - Kusadasi: Visit to the ancient Hierapolis & Necropolis, graveyard and lime cascade before a drive to Ephesus.  Nomadic Tent lunch in Selcuk before overnight in Kusadasi. (B, L, D)
Day 7 - Monday 23
 
Kusadasi - Troy - Canakkale: Early departure to visit the Asklepion and ancient medical centre at Bergama before continuing to Troy.  Continue to Canakkale for overnight and dinner. (B, D)
Day 8 - Tuesday 24
 
Canakkale: Guided tour of the Gallipoli Peninsula, Anzac Cove, Nek, Lone Pine & Chunuk Bair (subject to ANZAC cove opening hours & traffic conditions.  Return to hotel for dinner.  Depart 10 pm to settle in for the dawn service. (B, D)
Please note: due to security measures the program today may change
Day 9 - Wednesday 25
 
Canakkale - Istanbul:  Dawn Service & full day dedicated to the Anzac Ceremonies.  Breakfast box will be served.  Afterwards continue to Istanbul for overnight stay. (B)
Day 10 - Thursday 26 April
 
Istanbul: After breakfast transfer to the airport. (B)

 
01 night /02 day
 
24-25 April 2018
Istanbul - Gallipoli - Istanbul

 
 
ANZAC EXPERIENCE
 

Day 1 - Tuesday 24 April


 
Istanbul - Gallipoli:
Morning hotel pick up.  Free time for lunch in Eceabat. Day at Leisure.  Evening drive to Anzac Cover.  This is a night without sleep - join the crowds and soak up the atmosphere
Day 2 - Wednesday 25



 
ANZAC day commemorations - Istanbul:
This intensely emotional day begins in the early hours.  Take part in the Dawn Service remembering and honouring the numerous lives cut short.  After the service pay your respects at the battlefields and attend international services.  Afternoon drive back to Istanbul and drop off at your hotel. (B)


 
06 day / 05 night
 
21 - 16 April 2018
Istanbul - canakkale - Troy - Dardanelles - Gallipoli - Istanbul
 
 
ANZAC - OPTION D
 
 
Day 1 - Saturday 21 April

 
Istanbul Arrival
Arrival transfer from airport to hotel.  Evening welcome cocktail and briefing.
Day 2 - Sunday 22 April


 
Istanbul full day sightseeing
Topkapi Palace (excluding harem), St. Sophia, Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, Grand Bazaar
Optional:  Dinner with belly dancing entertainment. (B)
Day 3 - Monday 23 April


 
Istanbul - Canakkale
Visit Soliman the Magnificent Mosque. Continue to Gallipoli and visit Anzac Cove, Lone Pine Cemetery & Chunuk Bair.  Cross the dardanelles to Canakkale for overnight stay. (B, D)
Day 4 - Tuesday 24 April

 
Canakkale - Troy - Dardanelles - Gallipoli
Morning visit to Troy.  Continue to Gallipoli for the Anzac Ceremony.  No hotel accommodation tonight
Day 5 - Wednesday 25 April


 
Anzac Ceremony - Istanbul
After the morning Anzac Ceremony continue to Istanbul for overnight. (B)
Note: a breakfast box will be served in lieu of a proper breakfast
Day 6 - Thursday 26 April

    Istanbul Departure
Transfer to the airport.

       
   
 

 

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