Anzac Day Turkey Highlights 13 day tour

  • Anzac Day Turkey Highlights 13 Day Tour
  • Anzac Day Turkey Highlights 13 Day Tour
  • Anzac Day Turkey Highlights 13 Day Tour
  • Anzac Day Turkey Highlights 13 Day Tour
  • Anzac Day Turkey Highlights 13 Day Tour
  • Anzac Day Turkey Highlights 13 Day Tour
  • Anzac Day Turkey Highlights 13 Day Tour
  • Anzac Day Turkey Highlights 13 Day Tour
  • Anzac Day Turkey Highlights 13 Day Tour
  • Anzac Day Turkey Highlights 13 Day Tour
  • Anzac Day Turkey Highlights 13 Day Tour
  • Anzac Day Turkey Highlights 13 Day Tour
  • Anzac Day Turkey Highlights 13 Day Tour
  • Anzac Day Turkey Highlights 13 Day Tour

Anzac Day Turkey Highlights 13 Day Tour

Tour map

13 day Anzac Day 2020 official tour, visiting all of the best sights of Turkey. 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, and you will have 3 days to contemplate the mind-boggling landscapes of Cappadocia.

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

Note:
- 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.

Welcome to Turkey!

Transfer from Ataturk Airport to your accommodation in Istanbul for check-in.

Overnight Istanbul.


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Istanbul Old City Tour
Today you will enjoy a unique tour showing parts of Istanbul that is normally only seen by locals. Beginning at the Grand Bazaar you will be able to enjoy shopping in one of the largest covered markets, with 4399 shops and 497 stalls with 2195. Heading to the Spice Bazaar, you will enjoy a chance to try exotic herbs and spices in a local style market. 

After shopping, you will take a Bosphorus cruise where you will view some historical monuments. As you cruise you will pass under the many bridges that separate the Asian and European side of the city. These bridges will show you the change in architecture style throughout the generations. 

Following your time on the water, you will head to Taksim Square where the open park offers a great place to relax in the sun, where you can find families playing, people chatting the day away and other reading books in the sunshine.  After your time at this famous meeting point, you will walk some of the streets less seen by tourists.  Walking from Taksim Square you will follow Istiklal Street, passing by Galata Tower into Karakoy waterfront area before ending your walk at Galata Bridge. During your time you will have the chance to enjoy some homemade savoury food and delicious traditional sweet treats.

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

Overnight in Istanbul.



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08:30 am - Pick up from accommodation in Istanbul 


Today you get your first 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, 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.


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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.

Gallipoli Tour
13:00 pm - Fully guided regular
Gallipoli tour.

Visiting
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 - Check in at your hotel.

Overnight Eceabat or Canakkale.



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07:30 am - Breakfast at the hotel.

Troy Tour - 08:00 am - 12:00 pm
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 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 or Canakkale to Anzac Cove.
20:00 - Departure from Eceabat to the Commemorative Site at Anzac Cove.

Overnight Anzac Cove (no hotel tonight)


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Breakfast box.

05:30 - Dawn Service at Anzac Cove.

10:30 - Australian Service at Lone Pine.

11:45 - New Zealand Service at Chunuk Bair.

Return to Eceabat or Canakkale.

Overnight Eceabat or Canakkale.


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

Pergamon Tour: 13:00 - 17:30
13:30 pm Lunch in Bergama & depart for Fully guided Pergamon Acropolis tour

Ancient 
Pergamon, which was once one of the ancient world's major powers and 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. 

Visiting

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 Selcuk or Kusadasi


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8:30 am - Pick up from the accommodation.

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oday you get to start to explore the wonders of the small town of Selcuk. 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 Selcuk.


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08:30 am - Pick up from the accommodation. 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.

21:00 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 region.


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Optional Balloon Flight: This morning the optional extra of hot air ballooning is on offer. You will be picked up just before sunrise 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. This tour costs extra.

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.


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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.

Overnight Bus to Istanbul
20.00 - Tonight you will board an overnight bus bound for 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 any queries, please let us know & we will be happy to assist.

End of Tour. 


Tour Prices

HOW TO MAKE AN ENQUIRY OR BOOK
-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.

INCLUSIONS
  • Accommodations
  • Hotel transfers
  • Entrance tickets
  • VAT
  • Drinks-Beverages
  • Tips
  • City transfers
  • Ferry Ticket
  • Guided tours
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MEALS INCLUDED
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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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
    13 Days
  • Departing Cities
    Istanbul
  • Returning Options
    Istanbul
  • Departure days
    Monday
Essential Info
  • Pick-up Time
    To be confirmed
  • Tour Type(s)
    Group Tour
  • Language(s)
    English
  • Tour Range(s)
    Standard, Top End, Premium
Transport
  • Public bus, Tour bus, Shuttle transfer, Domestic ferry
Overnight Stays