ANZAC 2020

  • Anzac Day 2020 Total Exploration 18 Day Tour
  • Anzac Day 2020 Total Exploration 18 Day Tour
  • Anzac Day 2020 Total Exploration 18 Day Tour
  • Anzac Day 2020 Total Exploration 18 Day Tour
  • Anzac Day 2020 Total Exploration 18 Day Tour
  • Anzac Day 2020 Total Exploration 18 Day Tour
  • Anzac Day 2020 Total Exploration 18 Day Tour
  • Anzac Day 2020 Total Exploration 18 Day Tour
  • Anzac Day 2020 Total Exploration 18 Day Tour
  • Anzac Day 2020 Total Exploration 18 Day Tour
  • Anzac Day 2020 Total Exploration 18 Day Tour
  • Anzac Day 2020 Total Exploration 18 Day Tour
  • Anzac Day 2020 Total Exploration 18 Day Tour

Anzac Day 2020 Total Exploration 18 Day Tour

Tour map

18 day Anzac Day 2020 official tour, visiting all of the best sights of Turkey, including a Gulet cruise along the Mediterranean. Your tour will begin and end in Istanbul, and you will be shown around this dazzling and historical city. You will also receive a full guided tour of the Gallipoli battlegrounds and memorial sites before the Anzac Day ceremonies at Anzac Cove. Other sites you will visit during this tour are the historic city of Troy, the site of one of the seven ancient wonders of the world in Ephesus, which itself was once the second largest city in the Roman Empire. You will visit the white cliffs and hot springs of Pamukkale, before taking off on a 3 day cruise along the Mediterranean from Fethiye to Olympos, with diving and paragliding options available. Finnally, you will have 3 days to soak up the mind-boggling landscapes of Cappadocia, before returning to Istanbul.

Included: - Ataturk airport transfer on arrival - Professional guided tours in Istanbul, Gallipoli, Troy, Pergamon, Ephesus, Pamukkale and Cappadocia - Dawn Service, Australian and New Zealand Ceremonies - Breakfast box during ANZAC Day ceremonies - Entrance fees per itinerary (except the gulet cruise) - Fethiye to Olympos 4 day Gulet Cruising - All tours door to door, related transfers & shuttles - 3 nights accommodation in Istanbul - 2 nights accommodation in Gallipoli - 2 nights accommodation in Ephesus - 1 nights accommodation in Fethiye - 3 nights accommodation on Gulet cruise - 1 nights accommodation in Olympos - 2 nights accommodation in Cappadocia - 2 overnight buses

- The airport transfers in Istanbul are for Ataturk Airport only. If you are flying in or out of Sabiha Gokcen Airport there will be 30 euro per person / per transfer additional costs involved.
- Sleeping bags or blankets are not provided on Commemorative site.
- Gulet cruise is non guided, entrance frees during gulet cruise are not included

 Welcome to Turkey!

Transfer service direct from Ataturk Airport to the hotel for check-in.

Overnight Istanbul.


Today take a unique tour of the less known but beautiful parts of Istanbul. You begin by visiting the famous Grand Bazaar, one of the largest covered markets with 4399 shops, 2195 workshops and 497 stalls. Next is Spice Bazaar a wonder to the sense, brightly coloured herbs and spices scent the air while customers and stall owners barter back and forth, all the while refreshment stands offer traditional Turkish tea and coffee. 

Following your time in the Bazaars, you will head to the port for a Bosphorus Cruise. You will sail along the waters the separate the two halves of the city seeing amazing historical locations. Passing under its bridges you will notice that the architecture style changes with the age of the bridges. 

After your time on the water, you will head to Taksim Square, where you will see friends chatting, children playing and others simply enjoying the sun with a book. You will walk along Istiklal street with its ancient cobbles passing Galata Tower towards Karakoy and its beautiful waterfront ending on Galata Bridge. During your walking tour, you will be able to enjoy a variety of homemade savoury foods and delicious sweet delights. 

Important - During this walking tour you will have the chance to try a selection of street food, these are optional but highly recommended. 

                  - Lunch is not included in the day tour.

Overnight in Istanbul.


 08:30 am  - Pick up from accommodation in Istanbul.

Today you get another look at the magical city of Istanbul. You will be picked up from your accommodation, heading off to see some of the major attractions of this historical, mystical city. You will visit the Blue Mosque along with Hippodrome & Obelisk and the breathtaking Hagia Sophia and then go into the old Sultan's Palace of Topkapi to see some of the Sultan's many ancient treasures and visit the Palace rooms and gardens. You also get a look at some of the best shopping in Istanbul and the world. 

Overnight Istanbul.


 06:30 am - 07:00 am - Pick up from your accommodation.

Depart for Eceabat (Gallipoli region) by non-smoking, A/C minibus.

12:00 pm Arrive in Eceabat and restaurant lunch in Eceabat.

13:00 pm Fully guided regular Gallipoli tour.

Brighton Beach, Beach Cemetery
Anzac Cove, Ariburnu Cemetery
Anzac Commemorative Site, Respect to Mehmetcik Statue
Lone Pine Australian Memorial
Johnston's Jolly, (Turkish and Allied trenches and tunnels)
Turkish 57. Infantry Regiment Cemetery, The Nek
Chunuk Bair New Zealand Memorial

18:00 pm - Check in at your hotel.

Overnight Eceabat or Canakkale


07:30 am - Breakfast at the hotel.

Troy Tour - 08:00 - 12:00
Departure for fully guided regular Troy tour for 4 hours until 12:00. During the Troy tour, you will visit the Trojan Horse, the 3700-year-old city walls, the first Houses of Troy the Bouleuterion (Senate Building), the Odeon (Concert Hall) and the remains of the various cities from Troy I through to Troy IX. You will return to Eceabat or Canakkale at around 12:00 in the afternoon.

Free Time - 12:00 - 20:00

 After your tour of the ancient city of Troy, you will have the rest of the day free to rest before your departure for Anzac Cove for the commencement of the Dawn Service. If you wish you may use this time to visit the many famous attractions in nice coastal town including Cimenlik castle, various beaches (Habbele Plaji), and museums (Canakkale Naval Museum).

Departure to Anzac Cove - 20:00 - Departure from Eceabat to Anzac Cove.
20:00 pm Departure from Eceabat to Anzac Cove.

Overnight Anzac Cove.


Today you will be given a lunch box.

05:30 am -
Dawn Service at Anzac Cove.

10:30 am -
Australian Service at Lone Pine.

11:45 am -
New Zealand Service at Chunuk Bair.

Return to Eceabat or Canakkale.

Overnight Eceabat or Canakkale.


10:00 am - Pick up from Accommodation and depart for Bergama (Pergamum / Pergamon Ancient city)

13:30 pm - Lunch in Bergama & depart for Pergamon

Pergamon City & Acropolis tour
Discovering ancient Pergamon, which was once one of the ancient world's, major powers, will be the highlight of your day. Amongst the many breathtaking sites you will visit today, are some of the most intricately designed architectural structures of the ancient city. The Acropolis which was once the capital of the Hellenistic Attalid dynasty one of the major centers for learning and the arts of the ancient world.

The Acropolis
The ancient Library of Pergamom, which once held over 200.000 books
The Temple of Athena,
The Altar of Zeus
The Gymnasium situated on terraces
The lower Agora
The Hellenistic Theater with a seating capacity of 10,000
Temple of Dionysus (god of wine)

17:30 pm - End of the tour & depart for Selcuk / Kusadasi

20:30 pm - Arrive at your hotel in Selcuk

21:30 pm - Arrive at your hotel in Kusadasi 

Overnight in the Ephesus region. (Selcuk or Kusadasi)


8:30 am - Pick up from the accommodation.

Ephesus full day tour
Today you get to start to explore the wonders of Ephesus. You are picked up from your accommodation and get taken out to see some of the best-preserved marble ruins in the modern world –
Ephesus. Ephesus was one of the Ancient Capitals of Roman Asia - the second largest ancient city of the world! A city where over 200,000 people lived over 3,000 years ago. You also get to visit the House of the Virgin Mary. An important place for the Christian faith, as it is believed it is where Mary spent the last years of her life. You will also visit one of the seven wonders of the ancient world – The Temple of Artemis.

Overnight in the Ephesus region. (Selcuk or Kusadasi) 


08:30 am - Pick up from the accommodation. 

Pamukkale & Hierapolis tour
After breakfast, you are collected from your accommodation and depart for
 Pamukkale, which in Turkish translates to "cotton castle". On arrival, you have lunch before taking in the magnificent views of the “cotton castle” travertines. You get a guided tour of the white cliffs of Pamukkale and of the ancient, historical ruins of Hierapolis.

You then continue your journey for the gorgeous seaside town of

Overnight Fethiye.


09:45 am - Pick up from accommodation in Fethiye 

After breakfast, you will all be checking in to one of our Alaturka Gulets to start your 4 days of cruising the beautiful Mediterranean coastline. Today you visit Butterfly Valley, Oludeniz/Blue Lagoon and spend the evening anchored down at St Nicholas Island. Be sure to climb to the top of the island for the most beautiful sunset, possibly one of the best, of the whole cruise.

There is the optional extra today to go paragliding from the Mount Baba Dag that sits high overshadowing Oludeniz Beach. Said to be one of the best places in the world to paraglide you will get to appreciate the Blue Lagoon and the infamous Oludeniz Beach from the best vantage point. For the daredevils out there an optional extra not to miss out on.

Overnight cabin cruise.


Today after making some stops along the way for swimming, breakfast and lunch you will get to spend some time in the beautiful town of Kas. Here you can shop up a storm with the abundance of jewellery shops in town or spend time just wandering the cobblestone streets soaking up the ambience of the seaside fishing village. For those of you who are into diving, there is the optional extra here to partake in a dive off the shores of Kas. Said to be the best place to dive in Turkey you may get to dive a cave, wreck or within the beautiful sites that surround Kas. You will then meet back up with your cruise boat in Kas Harbour.

Overnight cabin cruise.


Today you sail past the Sunken City. Once part of the original settlement that still makes up the island of Kekova, after a devastating earthquake many centuries ago, this part of the town has fallen into the ocean. You will sail past slowly for a closer look before anchoring down on the opposite side to visit what still remains of Kekova. Here you can wander the island and walk up to the Lycian tombs for a closer look or climb to the top and enter Simena Castle for some beautiful views over the coastline you have just cruised.

Overnight cabin cruise.


10:30 am - Today you farewell your gulet and head onto Olympos by bus.

Here, you enter the National Park where you can explore the ruins of ancient times as you make your way down to the beach for some more sun and swimming. That evening you have the optional extra of visiting Chimera – The Eternal Flame.

Overnight Olympos.


Today you get a free day to relax, soak up some more sunshine and have one last swim in the Mediterranean before boarding your overnight bus bound for the Cappadocia region. 

19:00 pm - You will leave Olympos in the early evening to meet the overnight bus in Antalya, that will take you directly to Goreme. 

22:00 pm - Tonight you will board an overnight bus bound for Cappadocia.

Overnight bus to Cappadocia

This morning you arrive at the unusual and breathtaking scenery of Cappadocia. 

Once you checked in to your Cave Hotel, you can relax for the day or catch up on some sleep. 

This afternoon you will be picked up from your accommodation for a walking tour through some of the beautiful valleys of this region. So be sure to wear some comfortable shoes and pack your camera, fully charged.

Overnight Cappadocia


Optional Balloon Flight:
This morning the optional extra of hot air ballooning is on offer. An experience not to miss and to ensure you budget for. You will be picked up just before sunset and taken out to the launch site in time to rise up into the air whilst watching the sun rise over one of the most breathtaking sceneries you will ever witness in your life. A once in a lifetime experience and one that is on many peoples bucket list. Be sure to tick it off yours too.

09:30 am - Pick up from accommodation in Cappadocia.

South Cappadocia Tour

Today you will be picked up from your accommodation after breakfast, to start exploring parts of the Cappadocia region. The highlights of the day will include, Underground City, Pigeon Valley, Uchisar Castle, Cavusin Village and a beautiful stroll through the Rose Valley to name a few. The day is full of some of the most beautiful sites to see in Cappadocia. There is also a 4 km trek from Mskendir Valley, Rose Valley to Red Valley.

Overnight cappadocia


09:30 am - Pick up from accommodation in Cappadocia.

North Cappadocia Tour
You have one more day in this spectacular region to soak up the rest of the sites to see. Today you will be picked up from your accommodation and get to visit some of the oldest settlements in the Cappadocia region. You will visit some small villages, take in some local handicrafts and also get to soak up the natural wonders and visit the Goreme Open Air Museum, Monks Valley, Devrent Valley and Avanos.

21:00 pm - Tonight you will board an overnight bus bound for Istanbul.

Overnight bus to Istanbul

09:00 am - You arrive early into Istanbul this morning where the tour ends. If you require any assistance with onwards travel within Turkey, accommodation bookings, or have any queries, please let us know & we will be happy to assist.

End Of Tour. Thank you for choosing Alaturka!

Tour Prices

-Rates are per total person, in a double/twin/triple private room

1. Please press BOOK NOW above to submit an enquiry or book this package tour which will be based on standard range accommodation. 
2. Once your online enquiry/booking is completed, please email us if you wish to upgrade to following packages: 
-Upgrades to 'Top End' and 'Premium' accommodations
-Single private room
-Dorm rooms are available for budget travelers

To see list of accommodation options included on your range, please go to 'Accommodation Options' tab above. 

Please contact us for further information.

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STANDARD: Standard style accommodation in Turkey is your where you will find basic style guesthouses and/or hostels that have a variety of private rooms and some dorm rooms. The rooms will be clean but basic with no extras found within. Most standard style accommodation options would be 1-2 star equivalent.
Type of accommodations at this range: Guesthouse, Boutique guesthouse, Hostels, 1* and 2* Hotels.

TOP END: Top End style accommodation in Turkey is where you will find 3-5 star equivalent. Here you will get a mix of larger style hotel rooms to smaller boutique places that will have clean, comfortable rooms with a little extra.
Type of accommodations at this range: Boutique Hotels, 3*, 4* and 5* Hotels.

PREMIUM: Premium Luxury accommodation in Turkey is your 5 star and similar hotels. This can include your large chain hotels and you will also find a variety of smaller locally run Luxury Boutique places that are full of charm and worth the extra dollar.
Type of accommodations at this range: Premium Boutique +4* and +5* Hotels.

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Departure Info
  • Tour Duration
    18 Days
  • Departing Cities
  • Returning Options
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Essential Info
  • Pick-up Time
    To be confirmed
  • Tour Type(s)
    Group Tour
  • Language(s)
  • Tour Range(s)
    Standard, Top End, Premium
  • Public bus, Tour bus, Shuttle transfer, Turkish gulet, Domestic ferry
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