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ANZAC Day Gallipoli Tours

Itinerary

This 11 day tour, starts and ends in Istanbul, Turkey. Whilst the ANZAC Day ceremonies are the central point of the tour it also visits, amongst other places, Cappadocia, Pamukkale, Kusadasi, 5 UNESCO Heritage sites in all.

2025 - 'ANZAC Day 2025 Major Tour'
11 - Day itinerary

Day 1
Tuesday 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
Day 2
Wednesday 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, St. Sophia Museum, Topkapi Palace (including Hagia Irene and the Harem), the Hippodrome and the Grand Bazaar. Tonight don't miss the optional Turkish Folklore evening.

Overnight Istanbul
4 star
(B)
Day 3
Thursday 24th April

Gallipoli Battlefields

One of the most emotionally touching places in Turkey, today we visit the WWI Battlefields of Gallipoli including Lone Pine and Chunuk Bair Memorials, ANZAC Cove, The Nek, Johnston's Jolly, original trenches and tunnels.

Overnight Çanakkale
Special Class
(B, D)
Day 4
Friday 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 returning to the hotel in the afternoon.

Overnight Çanakkale
Special Class
(B, D)
Day 5
Saturday 26th April

Troy, Troy Museum

Depart from Canakkale and head towards Troy where we will explore the and award-winning Troy Museum and the ancient city of Troy, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Walk through the legendary city walls, stand where heroes like Achilles and Hector once battled, and marvel at the remnants of temples and theatres that whisper stories of a glorious past.

Overnight Kuşadası
Boutique
(B, D)
Day 6
Sunday 27th April

Ephesus, Sirince, Kusadasi

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
Boutique
(B, D)
Day 7
Monday 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
4 star
(B, D)
Day 8
Tuesday 29th April

Silk Road, Konya, Cappadocia

Today we travel the ancient Silk Road visiting Sultanhani Caravansary and the Mevlana museum in Konya along the way. Tonight, don't miss the optional traditional Turkish folklore evening!

Overnight Cappadocia
Boutique Cave
(B, D)
Day 9
Wednesday 30th April

Goreme, Underground City

Marvel at the lunar landscape of Cappadocia today as we visit the Goreme Valley Open Air Museum and the fairy chimneys, and explore the many levels of an underground city.

Overnight Cappadocia
Boutique Cave
(B, D)
Day 10
Thursday 1st May

Ankara

Early morning departure to the nation's capital, Ankara where we visit Anitkabir, mausoleum of the famed Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, before returning to Istanbul.

Overnight Istanbul
4 star
(B)
Day 11
Friday 2nd May

Istanbul

Our tour concludes after breakfast and we bid farewell to our new friends.

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

Please Note :
1. Group Size : Minimum Group Size of 2. Maximum Group Size of 20.
2. Age : Minimum Age of 8. Whilst there is no Maximum Age set it is assumed the customer is fit enough to take part in the activity or tour. Health documents may be requested.
3. Single travellers are obliged to pay Single Supplement and will have the hotel room to themselves.
4. From 2024 onwards this tour will also include a visit to the new, award winning, Troy Museum while we are at Troy
5. 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.
6. The latest information regarding ANZAC Day 2025 at Gallipoli may be found at this "Department of Veteran Affairs - ANZAC Day 2025 page" .. https://www.dva.gov.au/recognition/commemorations/commemorative-services/overseas-commemorative-services
7. For information on how ANZAC day is run visit our ANZAC Day Information page.
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Inclusions

Tour includes :-
  • Inbound Transfer - Istanbul
    Istanbul Airport (IST)
    Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW)
  • Outbound Transfer - Istanbul
    Istanbul 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
  • Entrance fees
  • Tips except Driver and Guide
  • 10 nights - accommodation.
    - 2 nights
    4 star
    Istanbul
    - 2 nights
    Special Class
    Çanakkale
    - 2 nights
    Boutique
    Kuşadası
    - 1 night
    4 star
    Pamukkale
    - 2 nights
    Boutique Cave
    Cappadocia
    - 1 night
    4 star
    Istanbul
  • 10 Breakfasts, 7 Dinners
Tour does not include :-
  • Suggested optional activities
  • Tips - Driver and Guide
  • Compulsory Travel Insurance
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Highlights

  • Ankara - Atatürk's Mausoleum
  • Ephesus - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Gallipoli - ANZAC Day - Dawn Service and ANZAC Memorial Services
  • Gallipoli - Chunuk Bair - New Zealand Memorial
  • Gallipoli - Lone Pine - Australian Memorial
  • Göreme - Open Air Museum (Dark Church)
  • Istanbul - Blue Mosque
  • Istanbul - Old City - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Istanbul - Topkapi Palace (Hagia Irene and Harem)
  • Pamukkale - Calcium Travertines - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Sirince - Village
  • Sultanhani Caravansary
  • Cappadocia - Kaymakli - Underground City
  • Gallipoli - ANZAC Cove
  • Gallipoli - Battlefields Tour
  • Gallipoli - Johnson's Jolly - original tunnels
  • Gallipoli - The Nek - original trenches
  • Göreme - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Istanbul - Hippodrome
  • Istanbul - St. Sophia Museum
  • Konya - Mevlana Museum
  • Pamukkale - Hierapolis
  • Site of the Temple of Artemis
  • Troy - Ancient City and Museum - UNESCO Heritage site
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Accommodation

This 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 an overnight stop this means that one of those hotels will be used.

Turkey

Çanakkale
MD Barbaros Hotel
Standard : Special Class
Address :-
Barbaros Mahallesi
Troya Caddesi No: 20-22
Çanakkale
MD Barbaros Hotel
MD Barbaros Hotel
MD Barbaros Hotel
Cappadocia
Gamirasu Hotel
Standard : Boutique Cave
Address :-
Ayvali Koyu
Ürgüp
Cappadocia
Ph. :
+90 (0384) 354 5815
Gamirasu Hotel
Gamirasu Hotel
Gamirasu Hotel
Istanbul
Port Bosphorus Hotel
Standard : 4 star
Address :-
Kılıçali Paşa Mah
Meclis-i Mebusan Cd. No:13
Karaköy
Istanbul
Ph. :
+90 (212) 247 00 00
Port Bosphorus Hotel
Port Bosphorus Hotel
Port Bosphorus Hotel
Kuşadası
Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel
Standard : Boutique
Address :-
Atatürk Blv. No: 42
Kuşadası
Ph. :
+90 (0256) 614 7608
Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel
Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel
Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel
Pamukkale
Adem Pira Hotel
Standard : 4 star
Address :-
Karahayıt Mah.
113 Mustafa Sezer Sokak No:5/1
Pamukkale
Ph. :
+90 (258) 271 42 20
Adem Pira Hotel
Adem Pira Hotel
Adem Pira Hotel
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Prices

Prices
per person in twin share accommodation
From
To
Currency:- USD
Cost
S.S.
Single Supplement explanation
01 Jan 2025
31 May 2025
2,449.00
850.00
Deposit Option available for ANZAC Day 2025 Major Tour :
 
Booked between
Departing
Deposit
01 Apr 2024 - 31 May 2025
01 Apr 2025 - 30 Apr 2025
$ 250.00
Child Discounts available for ANZAC Day 2025 Major Tour :
 
Departing between
From Age
To Age
Discount
01 Apr 2025 - 30 Apr 2025
8
11
25.00 %
* Conditions apply. Please refer to the 'Child Discount Rates' section of our Terms and Conditions.

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