ANZAC & Western Highlights 9 Day Tour

  • Anzac & Western Highlights 9 Day Tour
  • Anzac & Western Highlights 9 Day Tour
  • Anzac & Western Highlights 9 Day Tour
  • Anzac & Western Highlights 9 Day Tour
  • Anzac & Western Highlights 9 Day Tour
  • Anzac & Western Highlights 9 Day Tour
  • Anzac & Western Highlights 9 Day Tour
  • Anzac & Western Highlights 9 Day Tour

Anzac & Western Highlights 9 Day Tour

Tour map

9 day tour of the cultural and historical highlights of western Turkey, including the Anzac Day 2020 Memorial Service. On this tour, you will be taken on a comprehensive tour of Istanbul, Gallipoli and Troy before spending Anzac Day at Anzac Cove. After Anzac Day, you will visit Ephesus, the site of one of the seven wonders of the ancient world,as well as the white cliffs and hot springs of Pamukkale, and then return to Istanbul.

Included:
- Ataturk airport transfer on arrival
- Professional guided tours in Istanbul, Gallipoli, Troy, Ephesus and Pamukkale
- 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
- 1 nights accommodation in Gallipoli
- 2 nights accommodation in Ephesus

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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08:30 - 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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Today you will take a special tour that starts at the Grand Bazaar, this fantastic covered market is one of the largest in the world, with 4399 shops and 497 stalls as well as 2195 workshops handmaking items. Followed by a walk through the quiet back streets to the Spice Bazaar where the senses are delighted, with bright coloured dried and fresh herbs and spices are sold and sampled all around with small refreshment stands to offer traditional Turkish tea and coffee.

You will take a Bosphorus Cruise where you will view the city from a totally different angle viewing amazing historical sites as you sail along the waterway. While sailing you will pass under the different bridges built at different time periods they offer a look into the change in architectural style.

Following our time on the water, you will visit the famous Taksim Square, with is a popular park where you will find families with children playing, men and women chatting and people enjoying the good weather with a book. From Taksim you will walk small streets rarely seen by tourists, you will walk Istiklal Street passing Galata Tower into Karakoy ending your walk at Galata Bridge. As you walk these streets you will get a chance to enjoy homemade food, from quick savoury snacks to brilliant 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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06.30 - 07.00 - Pick up from your accommodation.

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

12.00 - Arrive in Eceabat and restaurant lunch.

13.00 - 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



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07:30 - Breakfast at the hotel.

08:00 - Departure for fully guided regular Troy tour.

Visiting:

  • The Trojan Horse, Sacrificial Altars

  • The 3700-year-old city walls

  • Houses of Troy I, 3000 B.C. - 2500 B.C.

  • The Bouleuterion (Senate Building), The Odeon (Concert Hall)

  • Remains of the various cities from Troy I through to Troy IX

20:00 - Departure from Eceabat to Anzac Cove.


B

A Breakfast picknic box is provided for today.

05:30 - The Dawn Service begins. Afterwards, we head up to Lone Pine for the Australian Ceremony.

10:30 - Australian National Ceremony at Lone Pine. Continue up to Chunuk Bair.

11:30 - New Zealand National Ceremony at Chunuk Bair.

After you have honoured the lives and sacrifice by those who fell here you will take a journey to Selcuk, this will take approximately 6 hours.

Overnight in the Selcuk region.


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8.30 - Pick up from the accommodation.

Today 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 - 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.

22.00 - Tonight you will board an overnight bus bound for Istanbul.



09.00 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.

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
  • 6
  • 4

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
    9 Days
  • Departing Cities
    Istanbul
  • Returning Options
    Istanbul
  • Departure days
    Saturday
Essential Info
  • Pick-up Time
    To be confirmed
  • Tour Type(s)
    Group Tour
  • Group Size
    16
  • Language(s)
    English
  • Tour Range(s)
    Standard, Top End, Premium
Transport
  • Public bus, Tour bus, Shuttle transfer, Domestic ferry
Overnight Stays