6 Day Anzac Day 2019 Tour
Start City : Istanbul, Istanbul Hotels / Istanbul Airport.
End City : Istanbul, Istanbul Hotels / Istanbul Airport.
Scheduled / Operates on : Jan 1st 2019 - Dec 31st 2019: Daily
Tour Highlights : The six day Anzac & Troy tour is ideal for those people who have enough time to attend the Anzac Day Commemorations and get a really good taste of what Turkey has to offer and includes a visit to the ruins of the ancient city of Troy. The tour starts and finishes in Istanbul and includes a fully guided tour around Istanbul, Gallipoli region and Troy.
6 Day Anzac Day 2019 Tour
Anzac Tours / 6 Day Anzac Day 2019 Tour
Anzac Day Tour (6 Days/5 Nights)
The six day Anzac & Troy tour is ideal for those people who have enough time to attend the Anzac Day Commemorations and get a really good taste of what Turkey has to offer and includes a visit to the ruins of the ancient city of Troy. The tour starts and finishes in Istanbul and includes a fully guided tour around Istanbul, Gallipoli region and Troy.
22nd April - Arrival in Istanbul
Welcome to Turkey! You will be greeted with hospitality at the Atatürk International Airport by a Online Ephesus Travel representative and driven into the heart of the old city where you can rest and relax for the remainder of the day. Today you may have an optional Bosphorus Cruise (2:30pm) where you can view the wonders of Istanbul from the water. Also tonight you have the option of attending a special Turkish Gala Evening (7:30pm) where you will enjoy amazing Turkish food and world famous Turkish entertainment.
Day Two: 23rd April - Istanbul to Gallipoli
After an early breakfast we drive to the World War I Battlefield of Gallipoli stopping along the way to pick up refreshments for lunch. You will also have an opportunity to watch “Gallipoli” the movie so you get a feel for the type of people who fought in this war and to help you picture conditions 100 years ago. This afternoon on a fully guided tour, you will visit the Kabatepe War Museum, Anzac Cove, Hell Spit Cemetery, Lone Pine, The Nek, and Chunuk Bair War memorial. Your guide will reveal stories of battle woes and will bring alive the legend of the Anzac's. By visiting the peninsula on the 23rd April we get to spend more time exploring without the crowds from other tours that arrive on the 24th.
After visiting Gallipoli we will travel to the ancient city of Troy, the famous archeological and mythological site which is home of the “Trojan Horse” and “Helen of Troy”. We will then travel to our luxurious accommodation, where an all-you-can-eat buffet dinner awaits.
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner.
Day Three: 24th April - Relax at Thermal Resort
Today you have the opportunity to see and enjoy the rural side of Turkey. You don’t need to wake up early in the morning as we will leave after breakfast for Tahtakuşlar. Here you can observe the ideal Turkish village life of nomads as you look around the only village museum in Turkey (awarded by Unesco). In this museum there are objects about the fauna & flora of Turkey and all the handcrafted nomadic arts are displayed. Turkish people are Nomadic in origin but today most of them have settled on the top of mountains. There are more than 40,000 nomadic villages and tribes in Turkey and one of them is the picturesque village of Çamlibel which is on the skirts of mythological Olympos Mountain (today’s Mount Ida). They are waiting for you here to show you the famous Turkish hospitality and friendship. A guest is a king in Turkey therefore you will be made welcome with food and drink while you relax. In the afternoon we head back to the hotel to enjoy the rest of the day. Make sure you get plenty of rest because ANZAC day will be a long busy day. A buffet dinner will be served so you can fill up before departing for Gallipoli late afternoon. We arrive at Anzac Cove to ensure we get a good spot for the dawn service. Don't forget your sleeping bags, warm clothes, wet weather gear and torches because Gallipoli is still as dark and cold tonight as it was 93 years ago when your ancestors landed.
Overnight: Anzac Cove
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner.
Day Four: 25th April - Anzac Day at Gallipoli
At first light the day begins with the Dawn Service held at the ANZAC Commemorative Site, which will be followed by the Australian and New Zealand memorial services held at Lone Pine and Chunuk Bair respectively. Today is the reason you came to Turkey, to commemorate the sacrifice your forefathers have made. Emotions run high and this afternoon you will travel back to Istanbul, arriving there in the late evening.
Day Five: 26th April - Istanbul City Tour
This morning we partake in a fully guided tour of the only city to span two continents. We will visit the Hagia (St.) Sophia, one of the greatest marvels of architecture, constructed as a basilica in the 6th century by Emperor Justinian. Blue Mosque, facing Hagia Sophia, famous with its blue Iznik tiles and unique with 6 minarets, built in the name of Sultan Ahmet. Hippodrome , center of sportive (chariot races, athletics) events and political activities of the old city. Obelisk of heodosius, Serpentine Column, German Fountain of Wilhelm II are the monuments decorating Hippodrome. Topkapi Palace The great palace of the Ottoman sultans from the 15th to the 19th centuries housing an exquisite collection of crystal, silver, and Chinese porcelain, robes worn by the sultans and their families, the famous jewels of the Imperial Treasury, miniatures, the Holy Mantle; enshrining relics of the Prophet Mohammed. The rest of the day is yours free to explore in Istanbul.
Day Six: 27th April - The end of the tour
After breakfast the tour finishes and we bid farewell to our new found friends and exchange e-mails. Wherever you are heading to next you will take unforgettable memories and a new understanding of this country that plays such an important part in your history. If you want to extend your stay or if you need any transport to the airport or bus station please let your guide know.
2 Breakfasts, 1 Anzac Lunch.
Professional licensed English speaking tour guide throughout.
All transportation by private a/c tour coach.
3 nights at 3 star hotel accommodation in Istanbul.
Dawn and National Services (Australian, New Zealand)
All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary.
Arrival Transfers from Ataturk Airport on 23rd April between 07:30 - 24:00.
OPTIONAL EVENTS AND TOURS
TURKISH NIGHT 1001 / WELCOME PARTY - ISTANBUL
BOSPHORUS CRUISE / HALF DAY OR FULL DAY - ISTANBUL ANZAC DAY BBQ - GALLIPOLI
TURKISH BATH / HAMAM
SHOPPING TOUR / SPECIAL INTEREST.
Meals unless stated.
Arrival Transfers from Sabiha Gokcen Airport and all departure transfers.
Important Notice !!!
Please, don't forget to bring your sleeping bag.
Itineraries subject to change according to weather and/or daily circumstances.
Single supplement availability is limited.
Arrivals at 21st April or before please contact for your transfer and hotel accommodation at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Tour Included:
Hotel - Transfer - Guide
(includes dinner, unlimited drinks, animation, Turkish night shows).