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2017 - 'ANZAC Day Tour 2017 - The Corporal Tour'
9 - Day itinerary

Day 1
Saturday 22nd 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
Boutique
Day 2
Sunday 23rd April

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 and the Hippodrome. Late in the afternoon we will drive to Harbiye Military Museum for a short visit. Tonight don't miss the optional Turkish Folklore evening.

Overnight Istanbul
Boutique
(B)
Day 3
Monday 24th April

Gallipoli

Today we spend the morning at the southern tip of the Gallipoli Peninsula at the International Service at the Turkish Memorial, Mehmetcik Abide, and then the Commonwealth Service at the British memorial. We then enjoy a BBQ lunch before heading to the Dawn Service site.

(B, L)
Day 4
Tuesday 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 visit the Chunuk Bair Memorial to attend the New Zealand Memorial Service before we cross the Dardanelles and drive to Ayvalik for a well-deserved rest. Unfortunately the Australian service at the Lone Pine memorial has been cancelled.

Overnight Ayvalik
4 star
(D)
Day 5
Wednesday 26th April

Pergamum

After breakfast we drive along the Aegean coastline and tour the magnificent acropolis of Pergamum. We will enjoy a display of locally handcrafted leather goods before heading to the resort town Kusadasi.

Overnight Kuşadası
Boutique
(B, D)
Day 6
Thursday 27th April

Ephesus, Sirince

Absorb yourself in history today with a visit to the site of the Temple of Artemis and a guided tour of the ancient city and theatre of Ephesus. Carpet weaving has long traditions in Turkey and next we learn how 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 Kuşadası
Boutique
(B, D)
Day 7
Friday 28th April

Pamukkale, Hierapolis

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

Overnight Pamukkale
5 star
(B, D)
Day 8
Saturday 29th April

Bursa

Today we head back to Istanbul, passing through rural Turkey and ancient Bursa where we will visit the famous Green Mosque and explore the Silk Bazaar.

Overnight Istanbul
Boutique
(B)
Day 9
Sun day 30th April

Istanbul

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

(B)
(B - Breakfast, L - Lunch, D - Dinner)
Tour includes :-
  • Inbound Airport Transfer - Istanbul - Atatürk Airport (IST)
    OR Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW)
  • Professional English-speaking tour guide for the duration of the tour
  • Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking vehicle
  • Commemorative gift
  • Tips except driver and guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Entrance fees
  • 7 nights - accommodation.
    1 night
    4 star
    Ayvalik
    3 nights
    Boutique
    Istanbul
    2 nights
    Boutique
    Kuşadası
    1 night
    5 star
    Pamukkale
  • 7 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 4 Dinners
Tour does not include :-
  • Suggested optional activities
  • Tips - driver and guide
  • Compulsory Travel_Insurance.asp
Highlights :-
  • Istanbul - Old City - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Istanbul - Blue Mosque
  • Istanbul - St Sophia Museum
  • Istanbul - Topkapi Palace
  • Istanbul - Hippodrome
  • Istanbul - Harbiye Military Museum
  • Cape Helles - International and Commonwealth Memorial Services
  • Mehmetcik Abide - Turkish Memorial
  • Cape Helles - British Memorial
  • Gallipoli - ANZAC Day program - Dawn Service and ANZAC Memorial Services
  • Pergamum - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Site of the Temple of Artemis
  • Ephesus - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Sirince - Village
  • Pamukkale - Calcium Travertines - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Pamukkale - Hierapolis
  • Bursa - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Bursa - Green Mosque
  • Bursa - Silk Bazaar
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Where more than one hotel is shown for a given overnight stop this means that we alternate between the listed hotels. The pre departure pack will show hotel for a given departure.
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Attendance passes will be required for the ANZAC Day services at Gallipoli in 2017.
For more information please visit this page
http://www.dva.gov.au/commemorations-memorials-and-war-graves/commemorations-and-anniversaries/overseas-commemorations-5
For information on how ANZAC day is run visit our ANZAC Day Information page.
Single travellers may share a twin room with another traveller of the same sex, if available. If a same-sex room share is not available then the single room supplement will be payable. Room shares are arranged in order of booking.
This tour is a '
Guaranteed Departure
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