ANZAC Day 2016 Tour – The Major Tour 12 – Day itinerary

ANZAC Day 2016 Tour – The Major Tour 12 – Day itinerary

The Major Tour

Day 1 – 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. Overnight Istanbul.

Day 2 – 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, Aya Sofya, Topkapi Palace and the Hippodrome. Overnight Istanbul. (B)

Day 3 – 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 moonscape of Cappadocia.

Overnight Cappadocia. (B, D)

Day 4 – 19th April Goreme, Underground city

Today we tour the Goreme open-air museum, Pasabag, Uchisar castle and one of the 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 folklore evening featuring folklore and belly dancers… a night you won’t forget!

Overnight Cappadocia.  (B, D)

Day 5 – 20th April Konya, Caravansary

Leaving Cappadocia we head west along an ancient 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 Antalya. (B, D)

Day 6 – 21st April Pamukkale, Hierapolis

Today we visit the calcium terraces of Pamukkale and the ruins of Hierapolis, an ancient resort city overlooking the terraces.D)

Overnight Kusadasi. (B, D)

Day 7 – 22nd April Ephesus, Sirince, Kusadasi

Absorb yourself in history today with a visit to the Temple of Artemis and a guided tour of Ephesus. Experience the mystical atmosphere of the ancient city and stadium. This afternoon we visit the former Greek village of Sirince, which is 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. Overnight Kusadasi. (B, D)

Day 8 – 23rd April Acropolis of Pergamum

This morning we will enjoy a display of locally handcrafted leather goods before driving along the Aegean coast to the ancient city of Pergamum. We visit the magnificent Acropolis of Pergamum, its impressive temples and library that made Pergamum a renowned cultural and political centre in its time. Overnight Ayvalik (B, D)

Day 9 – 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 10 – 25th April ANZAC Day at Gallipoli

Awake before sun rise to the ANZAC Dawn Service. We become aware of the almost deafening silence as we commemorate our fallen forefathers on this special day. We attend the Australian &/or New Zealand Memorial services, later we check into our hotel for some well deserved rest. Overnight Çanakkale.  (D)

Day 11 – 26th April Gallipoli

Depart for the Gallipoli peninsula early morning and tour this now serene site. Visiting original trenches and tunnels and ANZAC Cove, Lone Pine Australian Memorial, Chunuk Bair New Zealand Memorial, Johnston’s Jolly and The Nek before returning to Istanbul. Overnight Istanbul.  (B, L)

Day 12 – 27th April 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

Entrance fees

10 nights – 4 star accommodation.

10 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 7 Dinners

Tour does not include

  • Suggested optional activities
  • Tips – driver and guide

2016 Price : 

$2,189.00 per person in double share

$480.00 single supplement