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2020 ANZAC Day 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 and 6 UNESCO Heritage sites.

2020 - 'ANZAC Day Tour 2020 - The Major Tour'
11 - Day itinerary

Day 1
Thursday 16th 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.

Day 2
Friday 17th 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, the Hippodrome and the Grand Bazaar. Tonight don't miss the optional Turkish Folklore evening.

Overnight Istanbul
Boutique
(B)
Day 3
Saturday 18th April

Ankara, Cappadocia

After breakfast, drive to the nation's capital, Ankara, visit the Mausoleum of Turkey's first President, Ataturk and learn a little about why he is so revered in this country. With Ankara behind us, we head for the surreal, lunar-like landscape of Cappadocia.

Overnight Cappadocia
Boutique Cave
(B, D)
Day 4
Sunday 19th April

Goreme, Underground city

Today we tour the Goreme open-air museum, Pasabag, Uchisar castle and one of the area's fascinating underground cities, home to early Christians who hid underground from Roman persecution. Photo opportunities are everywhere so have your cameras ready! Tonight, don't miss the optional Turkish folkdance evening featuring folk and belly dancers... a night you won't forget!

Overnight Cappadocia
Boutique Cave
(B, D)
Day 5
Monday 20th April

Konya, Caravansary

Leaving Cappadocia we head west along the old Silk Road for the stunning Aegean Coast. We take time out along the way to visit Sultanhani Caravansary and the Mevlana Whirling Dervish Museum in Konya.

Overnight Pamukkale
4 star
(B, D)
Day 6
Tuesday 21th April

Pamukkale, Hierapolis

This morning we will visit the magnificent white calcium terraces, known as the 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. Then head for Kusadasi where will enjoy a display of locally handcrafted leather goods.

Overnight Kuşadası
Boutique
(B)
Day 7
Wednesday 22th April

Ephesus

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. Carpet weaving has long traditions in Turkey and at a carpet village we learn how carpets are made by hand and what determines their value.

Overnight Kuşadası
Boutique
(B)
Day 8
Thursday 23th April

Pergamon

Today we step back in time as we visit tour the magnificent acropolis of Pergamon. Its impressive temples and library made Pergamon a renowned cultural and political centre in its time.

Overnight Çanakkale
Special Class
(B, D)
Day 9
Friday 24th April

Troy

Early today we tour Homer's famous Troy, home of the famed Trojan Horse. We then cross the Dardanelles and the remainder of the evening is free until we head to the Dawn Service site as soon as it is opened to the public. Here we will spend the night in nervous anticipation of the Dawn Service at 5:30 a.m.

(D)
Day 10
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 a late afternoon drive back to Istanbul.

Day 11
Sunday 26th April

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. Group Size : Minimum Group Size of 2.
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. 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
5. For information on how ANZAC day is run visit our ANZAC Day Information page.
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Inclusions

Tour includes :-
Tour does not include :-
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Highlights

  • Ankara - Atatürk's Mausoleum
  • Cappadocia - Optional Traditional Turkish night
  • Ephesus - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Göreme - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Istanbul - Blue Mosque
  • Istanbul - Old City - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Istanbul - Topkapi Palace
  • Pamukkale - Calcium Travertines - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Pergamon - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Sultanhani Caravansary
  • Cappadocia - Kaymakli - Underground City
  • Cappadocia - Paşabağ - Fairy Chimneys
  • Gallipoli - ANZAC Day - Dawn Service and ANZAC Memorial Services
  • Göreme Open Air museum
  • Istanbul - Hippodrome
  • Istanbul - St. Sophia Museum
  • Konya - Mevlana Museum
  • Pamukkale - Hierapolis
  • Site of the Temple of Artemis
  • Troy - 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
Hanedan Cappadocia Suites
Standard : Boutique Cave
Address :-
Davutlu Mah. Yukarı Mevki
Şehit Ramazan Çelik Sk.
Mustafapaşa
Ürgüp
Cappadocia
Hanedan Cappadocia Suites
Hanedan Cappadocia Suites
Hanedan Cappadocia Suites
Istanbul
Galata Istanbul Hotel - MGallery by Sofitel
Standard : Boutique
Address :-
Bankalar Caddesi No 27
Beyoglu
Istanbul
Ph. :
+90 (212) 317 3400
Galata Istanbul Hotel - MGallery by Sofitel
Galata Istanbul Hotel - MGallery by Sofitel
Galata Istanbul Hotel - MGallery by Sofitel
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
Colossae Thermal Hotel
Standard : 4 star
Address :-
Karahayit Mevkii
Denizli
Pamukkale
Ph. :
+90 (0258) 271 41 56
Colossae Thermal Hotel
Colossae Thermal Hotel
Colossae Thermal 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 2020
26 Apr 2020
1,619.00
450.00
Deposit Option available for ANZAC Day Tour 2020 - The Major Tour :
 
Booked between
Departing
Deposit
01 Jan 2019 - 24 Apr 2020
01 Jan 2019 - 24 Apr 2020
$ 350.00
Child Discounts available for ANZAC Day Tour 2020 - The Major Tour :
 
Departing between
From Age
To Age
Discount
01 Jan 2019 - 24 Apr 2020
8
12
25.00 %
* Conditions apply. Please refer to the 'Child Discount Rates' section of our Terms and Conditions.

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