ANZAC Day Tour 2020 - The Colonel Tour - - Fez Travel
Istanbul - Blue Mosque
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Unfortunately due to Coronavirus the 2020 ANZAC Day ceremonies at Gallipoli have been cancelled.
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Itinerary

This 15 day tour, starts and ends in Istanbul, Turkey. Whilst the ANZAC Day ceremonies are the central point of the tour it also visits, this magical trip is a true showcase of the best of Western Turkey. You'll soak up the rich history of cosmopolitan Istanbul, be amazed by incredible landscapes, soak up the sun, swim in crystal-clear waters, walk in the footsteps of some of history's greats as you visit impressive ruins and cruise on a gulet on the Mediterranean.

2020 - 'ANZAC Day Tour 2020 - The Colonel Tour'
15 - Day itinerary

Day 1
Wednesday 22th April

Istanbul

Welcome to Istanbul! You will be transferred to your hotel and the remainder of the day is yours free to explore at your own pace.

Day 2
Thursday 23th 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 and the the Hippodrome. In the afternoon we head for the Gallipoli Battlefields and spend the night in the near by town of Canakkale.

(B, D)
Day 3
Friday 24th April

Cape Helles Services

Today we spend the morning at the southern tip of the Gallipoli peninsula at the International Service at the Turkish memorial, Mehmetcik Abide, and then the Commonwealth service at the British memorial.

(B)
Day 4
Saturday 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.

(D)
Day 5
Sunday 26th April

Troy, Acropolis of Pergamon

Step back in time today as we visit Troy and its famed Trojan Horse, followed by a tour of the magnificent acropolis of Pergamon. Its impressive temples and library made it a renowned cultural and political centre in its time.

(B, D)
Day 6
Monday 27th April

Ephesus, 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.

(B, D)
Day 7
Tuesday 28th April

Pamukkale, Hierapolis

This morning we will head 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.

(B, D)
Day 8
Wednesday 29th April

Fethiye, Gulet

This morning we drive to Fethiye and board our Gulet. Relax at the pre-cruise information session. Enjoy an onboard dinner while meeting the other passengers.

(B, D)
Day 9
Thursday 30th April

Fethiye, Gulet

This morning we drive to Fethiye and board our Gulet. Breakfast is served on deck before continuing the cruise to Dockyard Island, Tasyaka and Bedri Rahmi Bay. Tonight will be spent at a secluded cove or island.

(B, L, D)
Day 10
Friday 1st May

Gulet

Today we cruise to Gocek Island to swim, snorkel or just laze in the sunshine.

(B, L, D)
Day 11
Saturday 2nd May

Kayakoy, Antalya, Kaleiçi

This morning we disembark from our gulet after breakfast and head to Kayakoy. The morning light provides excellent photos of this deserted Greek village. Afterwards we drive to the resort town of Antalya. Here we will take a walking tour of the old town area of Antalya known as "Kaleiçi". Amongst other things we'll visit Hadrian's Gate, the Ancient Harbour and Suna-Inan Kiraç Kaleiçi Museum which even has a Greek Orthdox Church in its garden!

(B)
Day 12
Sunday 3rd May

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!

(B, D)
Day 13
Monday 4th May

Cappadocia, 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.

(B, D)
Day 14
Tuesday 5th 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.

(B)
Day 15
Wednesday 6th May

Istanbul

After breakfast our tour concludes and we say goodbye to our new friends and are transferred to the airport for your onward flight. (B)

(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 40.
2. Age : Minimum Age of 12. 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. Attendance passes will be required for the ANZAC Day services at Gallipoli in 2020.
- For more information please visit the Australian Department of Veteran Affairs website here..
- http://www.dva.gov.au/commemorations-memorials-and-war-graves/commemorations-and-anniversaries
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Inclusions

Tour includes :-
  • Inbound Transfer - Istanbul
    New Istanbul Airport (IST)
    Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW)
  • Outbound Transfer - Istanbul
    New 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
  • Car ferry fees between Canakkale and Eceabat
  • Tips - Driver and Guide
  • Entrance fees
  • 13 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 10 Dinners
Tour does not include :-
  • Tips except Driver and Guide
  • Suggested optional activities
  • Compulsory Travel Insurance
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Highlights

  • Ankara - Atatürk's Mausoleum
  • Antalya - Kaleiçi (Old Town)
  • Cape Helles - British Memorial
  • Cappadocia - Kaymakli - Underground City
  • Fethiye - Harbour
  • Göreme - Open Air museum
  • Islands and Secluded bays
  • Istanbul - Hippodrome
  • Kayaköy - Greek Village
  • Mehmetcik Abide - Turkish Memorial
  • Pamukkale - Hierapolis
  • Şirince - Village
  • Sultanhani Caravansary
  • Troy - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Antalya - Hadrian's Gate
  • Antalya - Suna-İnan Kıraç Kaleiçi Museum
  • Cape Helles - International and Commonwealth Memorial Services
  • Ephesus - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Gallipoli - ANZAC Day - Dawn Service and ANZAC Memorial Services
  • Göreme - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Istanbul - Blue Mosque
  • Istanbul - St. Sophia Museum
  • Konya - Mevlana Museum
  • Pamukkale - Calcium Travertines - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Pergamon - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Site of the Temple of Artemis
  • Swimming, sunbaking, relaxing
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Prices

Future prices have not been released for our ANZAC Day Tour 2020 - The Colonel Tour at this time.