Tour Start Date: 22.04.2010
Tour End Date: 30.04.2010
TravelShop Turkey ANZAC Day Tour Prices - Per Person
Double / Twin / Triple: Euro 529.00
Single Room: Euro 659.00
5% discount on early bookings or 10% off full payments!
9 DAYS SILVER ANZAC DAY TOUR GALLIPOLI SUMMARY:
First of all Welcome to Turkey. When you arrive International İstanbul Airport you will be met by our staff who will be responsible for your transfer to your 4 star hotel. The transfer to hotel and welcome coctail at the hotel lobby will be all inclusive. Durin this tour Profassional Anzac experts from Australia and New Zeland and Also from Turkey will accompany to you adn enlighten about the tour.
9 Days Silver ANZAC Tour Turkey Itinerary:
Day 1 - Istanbul - Thursday 22nd April 2010
(Welcome cocktail and ANZAC conference included)
After meeting at Atatürk Airport, you will be taken to your 4 star hotel. You will be charged cost extra if you come from Sabiha Gökçen Airport. When you come to hotel, first you will be given your rom key. At 06:00-07:00 pm there will be a welcome party at the lobby and our well experienced guides will give you information about your Gallipoli- Anzac tour.
Traditional 1001 Turkish nights departs optional from hotel lobby at 08:00pm. Includes Turkish dinner, drinks and entertainment. Enjoy the mystical atmosphere of Istanbul at night. Overnight 4 star hotel in Istanbul.
Day 2 - Istanbul City Tour - Friday 23rd April 2010
We depart from the hotel at 08:30am for the Istanbul city tour.
TOPKAPI PALACE: The great palace of the Ottoman sultans from the 15th to the 19th centuries housing an wonderful collection of crystal, silver, and Chinese porcelain, robes worn by the sultans and their families, the famous jewels of the Imperial Treasury, miniatures, the Holy Mantle; enshrining relics of the Prophet Mohammed.
SULTANAHMET IMPERIAL MOSQUE: Across the St. Sophia built in the 16th century by the architect Mehmet, is known as the BLUE MOSQUE because of its magnificent interior decoration of blue Iznik tiles.
HIPPODROME: Ancient Hippodrome, where the chariot races were held in Byzantine times. It was a great enjoyment for the people at that centuries.
After the Istanbul city tour you have the option to experience a Bosphorus cruise, you will have the chance to enjoy magnificent views of the Bosphorus straigt which is connecting Asia to Europe. Overnight 4 star hotel in Istanbul.
For those in a party mood we have an optional ANZAC party scheduled for tonight. Party information, prices and details can be found here >>>
Day 3 - Gallipoli Tour - Saturday 24th April 2010
(Breakfast included - BBQ buffet dinner optional)
We leave for Gallipoli at 07:00am. On the way we will watch the latest documentary on the Gallipoli Campaign. A break will be provided on the way down for supplies. We begin our tour of the Gallipoli Peninsula a little after midday. The Gallipoli tour covers the Kabatepe War Museum, ANZAC Cove, Lone Pine (Australias Memorial and Cemetery), Quinns Post, Turkish 57th Regiment Cemetery, The Nek and Chunuk Bair (New Zealand's Memorial and Cemetery).
After the tour we go to the coast of Gabatepe for our big ANZAC BBQ and buffet dinner thats optional. At about 09:30pm we will depart for the ANZAC Dawn Service. Overnight at ANZAC Cove. If you dont want to stay outside at the ANZAC Commemorative Site overnight, we provide optional hotel accomodation at Gallipoli. This option is not available after your arrival in Turkey, pre-booking is required.
Day 4 - Gallipoli Dawn Service - Sunday 25th April 2010
Take your sleeping bags with you,also warm clothes, wet weather gear and torches because Gallipoli is still as dark and as cold today as it was 95 years ago when our ancestors landed. Please don't forget your hat, sunscreen and good walking shoes! Optional we provide sleepings bags, please let us know at time of booking.
04:30am ANZAC Day Dawn Service
10:30am Australian National Service
11.45am Turkish National Service
01:00pm New Zealand National Service
After the services with time available we will leave for the historic city of Troy (about an hour drive). Your guide will give you the explanation about the mythology surrounding Troy, the Trojan Horse and Helen of Troy. After Troy, we drive to our hotel (3 hours drive) in Ayvalik where we will have dinner at the fantastic beach front hotel and a comfy bed to rest your weary bodies. Overnight 4 star hotel in Ayvalik.
Day 5 - Bergama Tour & Kusadasi - Monday 26th April 2010
(Breakfast and dinner included)
Proceed to Pergamom (45 minutes drive) - have a look at Asklepion, Zeus's alter etc. BERGAMA is named from the city of the Hellenistic - and later Roman city of Pergamon, ruled for several centuries by a powerful local dynasty. Its best attraction is the Kizil Avlu or "Red Basilica", a big edifice on the river not far from the acropolis, originally built as a temple to the Egyptian god Osiris and converted to a basilica by the early Christians, when it was one of the Seven Churches of Asia Minor though sadly it's now a crumbling ruin with a mosque in one of its towers. After Pergamon we go on towards the city of Kusadasi. On the way, we will see a place which keeps going on to perform one of the oldest arts of Turkey; a carpet weaving centre, followed by an optional Turkish Bath. After a good scrub down we will check into our hotel in time for dinner. Overnight 4 star hotel in Kusadasi.
Day 6 - Ephesus & Kusadasi - Tuesday 27th April 2010
(Breakfast and dinner included)
At 08:30am we leave for Ephesus - once the trade centre of the ancient world - is a wonderful of any visit to Turkey. The city is among the largest archeological sites in the world. Her huge temple, once considered one of the seven wonders of the Ancient World and rebuilt several times, dates in its latest form from the third century B.C. The tour of the ruins also includes a theatre, gymnasium, agora and baths, as well as the Library of Celsus. After lunch, we will make a shopping tour in which you will be aware of the ancient arts of Turkey like leather manufacturing and jewellery. As this will be a guided tour, you will avoid the constant nagging and sometimes bullying that is well known in the markets of Turkey. Having you to enjoy the shopping experience whilst gaining the knowledge of the ancient craftsmen. We will stay the night in 4 star hotel in Kusadasi.
Day 7 - Pamukkale Tour - Wednesday 28th April 2010
(Breakfast and dinner included)
At 08:30 we depart from Kusadasi for Pamukkale. In Pamukkale we are going to visit the calcium terraces of Pamukkale (Cotton Castle) and the tracess of Hierapolis, strolling around this natural phenomenon gives you the option of lying in the waters of the natural springs that flow down the calcium terraces. After our days activities we will check into our hotel intime for dinner and have a rest of the evening is yours to discover the small village or relax around the pool bar. Stay the night in 4 star hotel in Pamukkale.
Day 8 - Pamukkale & Istanbul - Thursday 29th April 2010
After having the breakfast, you can go to the thermal pool and sun till 10.00am. At which time we leave for our long return to Istanbul. Once checked into your hotel you final evening is yours to enjoy. Overnight 4 star hotel in Istanbul.
Day 9 - Istanbul Tour The End - Friday 30th April 2010
After breakfast, please check out from your room before 11:00am, as your ANZAC day tour ends today. Please make your own arrangements for departure or simply ask us.
We hope you had a memorable tour and we look forward to seeing you in the future on another TravelShop Turkey Tour. Have a safe trip back home and thanks for choosing.
9 DAYS SILVER ANZAC TOUR INCLUDES:
- Welcome Cocktail
- ANZAC Conference
- A range of Gallipoli documentaries
- 7 breakfasts, 4 dinners
- 3 nights at 4 star hotel in Istanbul
- 1 night at 4 star beach hotel in Ayvalik
- 2 nights at 4 star hotel in Kusadasi
- 1 night 4 star hotel in Pamukkale
- Guided Istanbul city tour
- Guided Gallipoli tour
- Guided Troy tour
- Guided Pergamon tour
- Guided Ephesus tour
- Guided Pamukkale tour
- Dawn and National Services (Australian & New Zealand)
- Fluent English speaking professional tour guide for the duration of the tour
- All transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking new luxury coach
- All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary
- Arrival airport transfers between 8:00am and 11:00pm every two hours
- FREE T-Shirt
TOUR PRICES: 5% discount on early bookings or 10% off full payments!
Euro: 529.00 per person (double, twin or triple share)
Euro: 659.00 per person (single room)