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2018 ANZAC Day Tours

Itinerary

2018 - 'ANZAC Day Tour 2018 - The Colonel Tour'
16 - Day itinerary

Day 1
Sunday 22nd April

Welcome to Istanbul

Welcome to Istanbul, where you will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. Tonight, meet your guide and the rest of your group.

Overnight Istanbul
4 star
Hotel to be advised
Day 2
Monday 23rd April

Istanbul Old City

After breakfast, you enjoy a fully guided tour of the only city to span two continents, visiting the Blue Mosque, Aya Sophia, Topkapi Palace and the Hippodrome. Late in the afternoon we will drive to Harbiye Military Museum for a short visit. Tonight don't miss the optional Turkish Folklore evening.

Overnight Istanbul
4 star
Hotel to be advised
(B)
Day 3
Tuesday 24th April

Gallipoli

Today we spend the morning at the southern tip of the Gallipoli peninsula at the Turkish memorial, Mehmetcik Abide, and Cape Helles to visit the British memorial and V Beach. We then enjoy a BBQ lunch before heading to the Dawn Service site.

(B, L)
Day 4
Wednesday 25th April

Anzac Day at Gallipoli

Awake before sun rise for the ANZAC Day Dawn Service. We become aware of the almost deafening silence as the moving service to commemorate our fallen forefathers on this special day begins. You will then have the chance to attend the Australian or New Zealand Memorial service before we cross the Dardanelles and head to our hotel for a well-deserved rest.

Overnight Çanakkale
4 star
Hotel to be advised
(D)
Day 5
Thursday 26th April

Troy, Pergamum

This morning, step back in time as we visit Troy, home of the famed Trojan Horse and then tour the magnificent acropolis of Pergamum. Its impressive temples and library made Pergamum a renowned cultural and political centre in its time.

Overnight Kuşadası
4 star
Hotel to be advised
(B, D)
Day 6
Friday 27th April

Ephesus, Sirince

Absorb yourself in history today with a guided tour of Ephesus and a visit to the site of the Temple of Artemis. Feel the mystical atmosphere of the ancient city and theatre before continuing to the former Greek village of Sirince, famous for its fruit wines. Carpet weaving has long traditions in Turkey and at the carpet village we learn how the carpets are made by hand and what determines their value.

Overnight Kuşadası
5 star
Hotel to be advised
(B, D)
Day 7
Saturday 28th April

Pamukkale, Hierapolis

This morning we will enjoy a display of locally handcrafted leather goods before heading to the magnificent white calcium terraces, known as Travertines, in Pamukkale where we also tour the ancient city of Hierapolis. Take a dip, amongst ancient columns, in the hot springs that were used in Roman times for their therapeutic powers.

Overnight Pamukkale
5 star
Hotel to be advised
(B, D)
Day 8
Sunday 29th April

Aphrodisias, Fethiye

Today we drive south towards the Mediterranean coast, visiting the ancient site of Aphrodisias along the way.

Overnight Fethiye
Boutique
Hotel to be advised
(B)
Day 9
Monday 30th April

Fethiye

Today you have the option to relax on a day cruise around the 12 Islands of Fethiye or experience one of Turkey's highlights on an optional day tour to Saklikent Gorge, Turkey's longest and deepest canyon

Overnight Fethiye
Boutique
Hotel to be advised
(B)
Day 10
Tuesday 1st May

Kayakoy, Antalya

Relaxing morning, before a late afternoon drive to the resort town of Antalya visiting the deserted Greek village of Kayakoy on the way.

Overnight Antalya
4 star
Hotel to be advised
(B)
Day 11
Wednesday 2nd May

Aspendos, Manavgat Waterfalls

Today, we will visit famous theatre at Aspendos which is known for one of the best preserved theatres of Asia Minor, still used today. Then we will visit Manavgat Waterfalls for a pleasant resting spot.

Overnight Antalya
4 star
Hotel to be advised
(B, D)
Day 12
Thursday 3rd May

Konya

Early departure for Konya and the mausoleum of Mevlana Celaleddin Rumi with its accompanying museum.

Overnight Konya
4 star
Hotel to be advised
(B, D)
Day 13
Friday 4th May

Sultanhani Caravansary, Goreme, Uchisar Castle

Today we depart for Cappadocia visiting Sultanhani Caravansary, the largest in Anatolia, en route. We continue onto Cappadocia and marvel at the lunar landscape with a fully guided tour of Goreme Valley, the fairy chimneys, Uchisar castle and more. Tonight, don't miss the optional traditional Turkish folklore evening!

Overnight Cappadocia
Boutique Cave
Hotel to be advised
(B, D)
Day 14
Saturday 5th May

Pigeon and Love Valleys, Underground City

Today we visit trek through the Pigeon and Love Valleys and explore the many levels of an underground city.

Overnight Cappadocia
Boutique Cave
Hotel to be advised
(B, D)
Day 15
Sunday 6th May

Nation's Capital Ankara

Leaving the surreal landscape of Cappadocia behind, we head for the nation's capital, Ankara to visit the Mausoleum of Turkey's first President, Ataturk, before continuing on to Istanbul.

Overnight Istanbul
4 star
Hotel to be advised
(B)
Day 16
Monday 7th May

Istanbul

After breakfast, our tour concludes and we say goodbye to our new friends.

(B)
(B - Breakfast, L - Lunch, D - Dinner)
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Notes

Please Note:
1. Attendance passes will be required for the ANZAC Day services at Gallipoli in 2018.
For more information please visit this page
http://www.dva.gov.au/commemorations-memorials-and-war-graves/commemorations-and-anniversaries/overseas-commemorations-5
2. For information on how ANZAC day is run visit our ANZAC Day Information page.
3. Instead of travelling between Cappadocia and Istanbul by bus, an optional morning flight from Kayseri (Cappadocia) to Istanbul is available at extra cost.  Please contact with us for a quote.
4. Single travellers may share a twin room with another traveller of the same sex, if available. If a same-sex room share is not available then the single room supplement will be payable. Room shares are arranged in order of booking.
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Inclusions

Tour includes :-
  • Inbound Airport Transfer - Istanbul
    Atatürk Airport (IST)
    Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW)
  • Outbound Airport Transfer - Istanbul
    Atatürk Airport (IST)
    Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW)
  • Professional English-speaking tour guide for the duration of the tour
  • Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking vehicle
  • Car ferry fees between Canakkale and Eceabat
  • Tips except driver and guide
  • Entrance fees
  • 14 nights - accommodation.
    2 nights
    4 star
    Istanbul
    Hotel to be advised
    1 night
    4 star
    Çanakkale
    Hotel to be advised
    2 nights
    5 star
    Kuşadası
    Hotel to be advised
    1 night
    5 star
    Pamukkale
    Hotel to be advised
    2 nights
    Boutique
    Fethiye
    Hotel to be advised
    2 nights
    4 star
    Antalya
    Hotel to be advised
    1 night
    4 star
    Konya
    Hotel to be advised
    2 nights
    Boutique Cave
    Cappadocia
    Hotel to be advised
    1 night
    4 star
    Istanbul
    Hotel to be advised
  • 15 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 8 Dinners
Tour does not include :-
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Highlights

  • Ankara - Atatürk's Mausoleum
  • Aspendos - Ancient Site
  • Cape Helles
  • Cape Helles - V Beach
  • Cappadocia - Love Valley
  • Cappadocia - Üçhisar - Citadel
  • Göreme - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Istanbul - Blue Mosque
  • Istanbul - Hippodrome
  • Istanbul - St Sophia Museum
  • Kayaköy - Greek Village
  • Manavgat Waterfalls
  • Pamukkale - Calcium Travertines - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Pergamum - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Site of the Temple of Artemis
  • Troy - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Aphrodisias - Ancient Site
  • BBQ
  • Cape Helles - British Memorial
  • Cappadocia - Kaymakli - Underground City
  • Cappadocia - Pigeon Valley
  • Ephesus - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Göreme Open Air museum
  • Istanbul - Harbiye Military Museum
  • Istanbul - Old City - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Istanbul - Topkapi Palace
  • Konya - Mevlana Museum
  • Mehmetcik Abide - Turkish Memorial
  • Pamukkale - Hierapolis
  • Sirince - Village
  • Sultanhani Caravansary
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Accommodation

This page is intended to give an idea of the type of accommodation that may be expected. The actual hotels used for any given tour may change due to many reasons such as group size, availability, time of year, hotel standard has dropped or simply we found a better hotel. We update the website immediately if and when any changes take place. If and when we do change hotels it will be to a hotel of equal or higher standard and will be at no extra cost.

Where more than one hotel is shown for a given overnight stop this means that we alternate between the listed hotels. The pre departure pack will show hotel for a given departure.

Turkey

Antalya
Hotel to be advised
Standard : 4 star
Address :-
Antalya
No images available for this hotel.
Çanakkale
Hotel to be advised
Standard : 4 star
Address :-
Çanakkale
No images available for this hotel.
Cappadocia
Hotel to be advised
Standard : Boutique Cave
Address :-
Cappadocia
No images available for this hotel.
Fethiye
Hotel to be advised
Standard : Boutique
Address :-
Fethiye
No images available for this hotel.
Istanbul
Hotel to be advised
Standard : 4 star
Address :-
Istanbul
No images available for this hotel.
Konya
Hotel to be advised
Standard : 4 star
Address :-
Konya
No images available for this hotel.
Kuşadası
Hotel to be advised
Standard : 4 star
Address :-
Kuşadası
No images available for this hotel.
Hotel to be advised
Standard : 5 star
Address :-
Kuşadası
No images available for this hotel.
Pamukkale
Hotel to be advised
Standard : 5 star
Address :-
Pamukkale
No images available for this hotel.
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Prices

Prices
per person in twin share accommodation
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Currency:- USD
Cost
S.S.
01 Apr 2018
30 Apr 2018
2,539.00
1,210.00
Deposit Option available for ANZAC Day Tour 2018 - The Colonel Tour :
 
Booked between
Departing
Deposit
01 Jan 2017 - 30 Apr 2018
01 Jan 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
$ 350.00

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