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Itinerary

This 13 day tour, starts and ends in Istanbul, Turkey.

2024 - 'ANZAC Day 2024 Colonel Tour'
13 - Day itinerary

Day 1
Tuesday 23rd 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
Wednesday 24th April

Gallipoli Battlefields

One of the most emotionally touching places in Turkey, today we visit the WW1 Battlefields of Gallipoli including Lone Pine and Chunuk Bair Memorials, ANZAC Cove, The Nek, Johnston's Jolly, original trenches and tunnels.

(B, D)
Day 3
Thursday 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.

(B, D)
Day 4
Friday 26th April

Troy, Acropolis of Pergamon

Step back in time today as we visit Troy where we will explore the ancient city, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the new, award winning, Troy Museum. We continue on to Bergama and up to the magnificent acropolis of Pergamon. Its impressive temples and library made it a renowned cultural and political centre in its time.

(B, D)
Day 5
Saturday 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 6
Sunday 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.

(B, D)
Day 7
Monday 29th April

Laodacia, Antalya

After breakfast we head for the resort town of Antalya, stopping along the way to visit isit the Laodicea which was the chief city of the Lycus River Valley region. The full name of the city was Laodicea ad Lyceum (Laodicea on the Lycus). The city was originally known as Diospolis ("the City of Zeus"). The Greek deity considered to be the greatest of the Olympian gods. Then, we will head to resort town, Antalya. We will visit Antalya Arecheological Museum in the afternoon.

(B)
Day 8
Tuesday 30th April

Perge, Aspendos

Full day tour of the ancient ruins of Perge and Aspendos. In Aspendos, you can see the Roman Theatre built in the 2nd century and seating 15,000 people. Side is one of the best classical sites in Turkey with its Temple of Apollo and ancient ruins.

(B)
Day 9
Wednesday 1st May

Antalya, Cappadocia

Today we fly to Cappadocia, over the central part of the country. The remainder of the day is free time to explore.

(B, D)
Day 10
Thursday 2nd May

Cappadocia

Today we will visit Pigeon and Red Valley and then we visit Cavusin village and lastly Avanos town where we will learn about hand-made pottery

(B, D)
Day 11
Friday 3rd May

Goreme, Underground City, Istanbul

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. Then, we will head to airport for an evening flight to Istanbul.

(B)
Day 12
Saturday 4th May

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.

(B)
Day 13
Sunday 5th 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. The latest information regarding ANZAC Day 2024 at Gallipoli may be found at this "Department of Veteran Affairs - ANZAC Day 2024 page" .. https://www.dva.gov.au/recognition/commemorations/commemorative-services/overseas-commemorative-services
5. For information on how ANZAC day is run visit our ANZAC Day Information page.
6. We require a copy/image of your passport in order to book flights. You will need to have your passport handy at check-in for any domestic flights. Domestic flight times may vary due to various circumstances.
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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
  • Domestic flight between Cappadocia and Istanbul and transfers
  • Domestic flight between Antalya and Cappadocia (possibly via Istanbul) and transfers
  • Entrance fees
  • Tips except Driver and Guide
  • 12 Breakfasts, 7 Dinners
Tour does not include :-
  • Suggested optional activities
  • Tips - Driver and Guide
  • Compulsory Travel Insurance
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Highlights

  • Antalya - Archaeology Museum
  • Cappadocia - Avanos - Pottery Village
  • Cappadocia - Kaymakli - Underground City
  • Cappadocia - Red Valley
  • 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
  • Laodicea - Ancient Site
  • Pamukkale - Hierapolis
  • Perge - Ancient Site
  • Site of the Temple of Artemis
  • Aspendos - Ancient Site
  • Cappadocia - Çavuşin Village
  • Cappadocia - Pigeon Valley
  • 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
  • Pergamon - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Sirince - Village
  • Troy - Ancient City and Museum - UNESCO Heritage site
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Prices

Future prices have not been released for our ANZAC Day 2024 Colonel Tour at this time.