ANZAC Day 2016 Tour – The Colonel Tour 16 – Day itinerary

ANZAC Day 2016 Tour – The Colonel Tour 16 – Day itinerary

The Colonel Tour  

Day 1 – 21st 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. Overnight Istanbul.

Day 2 – 22nd April Istanbul Old City

After breakfast, you enjoy a fully guided tour of the only city to span two continents, visiting the Blue Mosque, Aya Sofya, Topkapi Palace and the Hippodrome. Overnight Istanbul. (B)

Day 3 – 23rd April Gallipoli Battlefields

Depart for the Gallipoli peninsula early morning and tour this now serene site. Visiting original trenches and tunnels, ANZAC Cove, Lone Pine Australian Memorial, Chunuk Bair New Zealand Memorial, Johnston’s Jolly and The Nek before a short ferry ride across the Dardanelles. Overnight Çanakkale.  (B, L, D)

Day 4 – 24th April Troy

Today, we visit the archaeological ruins of Troy and we will enjoy BBQ lunch. As soon as we are able we will cross the Dardanelles to the Gallipoli peninsula and head straight to the Anzac area to secure the best spot possible. (B, L)

Day 5 – 25th April ANZAC Day at Gallipoli

At the ANZAC Dawn Service we will commemorate our fallen forefathers on this special day. We also attend the Australian &/or New Zealand Memorial services before returning to our hotel for some well deserved rest.

Overnight Ayvalik 4 star Hotel to be advised (D)

Day 6 – 26th April Pergamum

Today we head south to the resort town of Kusadasi, on the way we enjoy a guided tour of the magnificent acropolis of the ancient city of Pergamum. Overnight Kusadasi.  (B, D)

Day 7 – 27th April Ephesus, Sirince

Absorb yourself in history today with a visit to the Temple of Artemis and a guided tour of the ancient city and stadium of Ephesus, before an afternoon visit 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 carpets are made by hand and what determines their value.

Overnight Kusadasi. (B, D)

Day 8 – 28th April Pamukkale, Hierapolis

This morning we will enjoy a display of locally handcrafted leather goods before we drive east for the calcium terraces of Pamukkale (cotton castles), where we also visit the ruined city of Hierapolis, an ancient resort town just above the calcium terraces. Overnight Pamukkale. (B, D)

Day 9 – 29th April Saklikent Gorge, Fethiye

Heading south to the Mediterranean coast, we stop at the breath-taking Saklikent Gorge. Here you can tube down the river and explore the awesome canyon. Overnight Fethiye.  (B)

Day 10 – 30th April Fethiye boat cruise

Today we relax on a leisurely boat cruise around the picturesque 12 islands of Fethiye. Overnight Fethiye. (B, L)

Day 11 – 1st May Termessos, Antalya

En-route to Antalya you visit the ancient Lycian city of Termessos which was built at a height of 1050 meters in the beautiful Taurus Mountain range. Overnight Antalya.  (B)

Day 12 – 2nd May Silk Road, Konya,

Leaving the Mediterranean coast we follow an ancient Silk Road that once connected Europe and Asia. In Konya you visit the Mevlana Dervish Museum before continuing onto Cappadocia via Sultanhani Caravansary. Overnight Cappadocia.  (B, D)

Day 13 – 3rd May Goreme, Uchisar Castle

Marvel at the lunar landscape of Cappadocia through Goreme Valley, the fairy chimneys, Uchisar castle and more. Tonight, don’t miss the optional traditional Turkish folklore evening! Overnight Cappadocia.  (B, D)

Day 14 – 4th May Ihlara Valley, Underground City

Today we trek the wildly beautiful Ihlara valley and explore the many levels of an underground city.

Overnight Cappadocia.  (B, D)

Day 15 – 5th May Nation’s Capital Ankara

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 back to Istanbul. Overnight Istanbul.  (B)

Day 16 – 6th May Istanbul

After breakfast, our tour concludes and we say goodbye to our new friends. (B)

(B – Breakfast, L – Lunch, D – Dinner)

Tour includes

Return Airport transfer

Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking coach

Professional English-speaking tour guide for the duration of the tour

Tips except driver and guide

Commemorative gift

Fethiye cruise

Entrance fees

14 nights – 4 star accommodation.

14 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 8 Dinners

Tour does not include

  • Suggested optional activities
  • Tips – driver and guide

2016 Price : 

$2,899.00 per person in double share

$560.00 single supplement