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

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

The Sergeant 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.  (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. Carpet weaving has long traditions in Turkey and next we learn how the carpets are made by hand and what determines their value before an afternoon visit to the former Greek village of Sirince, famous for its fruit wines.

Overnight Kusadasi. (B, L, 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 Konya, Cappadocia

We continue east along an ancient Silk Road for the lunar like landscape of Cappadocia. We take time out along the way to visit Sultanhani Caravansary and the Mevlana Whirling Dervish Museum in Konya. Overnight Cappadocia.  (B, D)

Day 10 – 30th 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 11 – 1st May Ankara, Istanbul

Leaving the surreal landscape of Cappadocia behind, we head for exotic Istanbul. Along the way we visit the nation’s capital, Ankara and the Mausoleum of Turkey’s first President, Ataturk, to learn a little about why he is so revered in this country.

Overnight Istanbul.  (B)

Day 12 – 2nd May Istanbul

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

Tour includes

Return airport transfers

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, 3 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