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.
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. Tonight don't miss the optional Turkish Folklore evening.
This morning we will visit the Harbiye Military Museum before heading towards the Gallipoli battlefields. We then enjoy a BBQ lunch, the remainder of the evening is free until we head to the Dawn Service site as soon as it is opened to the public..
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.
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.
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.
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.
Today we drive south towards the Mediterranean coast, visiting the ancient site of Aphrodisias along the way.
This morning we will visiting 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 'Kaleici'. Amongst other things we'll visit Hadrian's Gate, the Ancient Harbour and Suna-Inan Kirac Kaleici Museum which even has a Greek Orthdox Church in its garden!
Early departure for Konya and the mausoleum of Mevlana Celaleddin Rumi with its accompanying museum. We continue on to Cappadocia visiting Sultanhani Caravansary, the largest in Anatolia, en route
Today we 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!
Today we visit trek through the Pigeon and Love Valleys and explore the many levels of an underground city.
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.
After breakfast, our tour concludes and we say goodbye to our new friends.