Anzac Day tour 08/01/2019




10 Days 9 Nights Istanbul,Gallipoli (Anzac),Troy ,Pergamon,Ephesus,Pamukkale Tour

Highlights ;

St.Sophia - Hippodrome - Blue Mosque - Bosphorus Cruise - Anzac Cove - Lone Pine - Chunuk Bair - Troy - Asclepion - Ephesus - Pamukkale – Hierapolis

Program ;

Day 1.Istanbul Arrival and transfer to your hotel
 Arrival  at Istanbul , will meet you at the A/P and you will get the tour documents and briefing about your tour.Transfer to hotel.After c/in and coffe break, You will be free  rest of today and explore  Istanbul.Over night Istanbul.

Day 2.Istanbul old city tour and Anzac briefing
After having breakfast at hotel, you will have a full day city tour.
Hippodrome: The former center of sprotive and political activities of Constantinople. You will be able to see the Obelisk from Egypt, Serpentine Column from Delphi and fountain of Willhelm II.
Blue Mosque: One of the biggest mosques of Istanbul from 17th century
architecture is one of the principal adornments on the skyline of Istanbul.
Also famous for its blue tiles and 6 minarest.
Topkapi Palace: The former imperial residence from where the Great Ottoman Empire was ruled. Today a spectacular museum that has one of the largest collections of Chinese and Japanese porcelain and the very famous treasury of the Royal Family.
LUNCH: Full Course Deluxe Menu at a charming restaurant.
St.Sophia: The magnificent Byzantine Church of all times; one of the finest
and largest architectural works of art in the world.
Suleymaniye Mosque: The mosque of Sultan Suleyman "The Magnificent" built in the 16th century by Sinan, the famous architect of all times.
Grand Bazaar: In addition to its historical importance, it's a bazaar that will tempt even the nonshoppers with its rich collection of precious handmade carpets, jewellery, leather and souvenirs.
After the tour you will be transferred to  the hotel where you will have a briefing about ANZAC Dawn service and Turkey (About 1 hour).The conference will be held by Anzac and New Zealand experts from their countries,by our  Professional Anzac tour guides.(Welcome coctail,coffee,tea and snacks are included the price and we reccomend to join at this briefing because you will both have wide info about this tour organisation and meet your fellow Anzac Day Gallipoli tour friends.)After briefing then return back to your satying Hotels.Overnight at your hotel, in Istanbul.

Day 3.Istanbul-Gallipoli tour
 We depart for Gallipoli at about  06:30 am (4-4,5 hrs distance).We will arrive in Gallipoli for our lunch at Kabatepe (Gabatepe location).Then after lunch we will start visiting Gallipoli peninsula,visit Kabatepe ‘’War Museum,Anzac Cove,Lone Pine Australias Memorial and Cemetery,Quinns Post,Turkish 57th regiment cemetery,the Nek,Chunuk Bair,New Zeland Memorial and Cemetery.(Every year on 23rd April Anzac  Cove and Beach cemetery is open for visiting but due to some security reasons of imigrants from seaside it is closed for this and some next years that was  taken a decision by the Avustralian  goverment and Turkish Goverment (from 22nd April to 25th April noon time means ceremony finish time will be closed to visitors.But Lone Pine,Chunuk Bair,other places will be opened for guided tour groups.)After visiting all visiting available places then drive to hotel.Overnight at hotel in Çanakkale.

Day 4.Çanakkale-Troy tour and Anzac Cove
To day,After breakfast than we will go for visiting Ancient city TROY and Trojan horse where located on the South-east side of Dardanelles.(Aprox.45 minutes distance)Troy is one of the most famous and strategic ancient city kingdom.So we can remember its fame as mythological names such as Hector,Achilles,Achean Greeks,Beautiful Helen,Her love Paris,Agememnon and others.Tour Guide will inform you about historical and mythological events of Troy and Trojan horse.
To day evening  about  05:30 pm you will have buffet diner at the hotel and then going to Anzac Cove fort he Dawn Service.(If you want you can buy some snacks for overnight camping for Anzac cove  Dawn Service.There will be also some food and drink stalls available at the place)Overnight  at Anzac Cove.If you won’t want to stay outside at the Anzac Commemorative Site overnight  then  please pre-book before arrival to Turkey and let’s know it then we will provide hotel  accommodation otherwise it is not available as obtion after your arrival.(Importand ,Please Note : In 2019 the ANZAC Commemorative Site will open later than it has in previous years.The new opening time will be decided later on and before guests arrival we will inform you., the ANZAC Commemorative Site will not open before the designated opening time. Please all the guests should be registered for attendance passes.)

Day 5 . Anzac Dawn service at Gallipoli
 (Starts at night ) When we left our hotel and go trough Gallipoli to Anzac Commemorative site,and get to there then will take our places.(Don’t forget your warm wearings and clothes,sleeping bags,wet weather gear,torches,hat,sunscreen,confortable shoes.On that date and time it is stil as cold at night as it was 103 years ago….(Please let’s know as booking time,optional  ;We can provide ‘’sleeping bags’’)
Dawn Service Anzac Commmorative site,North Beach 05:30-06:30 am
Avustralian  Memorial  Service,Lone Pine 09:30-10:15am
New Zeland Memorial Service,Chunuk Bair  11:30-12:15 am
Anzac service  03:00 pm end of ceremony.
Then return back to Hotel.Overnight at Hotel in Çanakkale.

Day 6. Depart from Çanakkale,Pergamon tour and drive to Kusadası
After Breakfast ,c/out your rooms  and then we will drive to Pergamon (about 2 hours distance) –The firs visiting place is Asklepion before other sides of Pergamon.(Asclepion is the firs curing  center (Hospital) founded on the name of The healt God Asclepion. Visiting  Asklepion, Zeus''s alter, the Red Bassilcia,Acrapolis (The center of the city and Kingdom of Pergamon) etc. Bergama is the site of the Hellenistic - and later Roman city of Pergamon, ruled for several centuries by a powerful local dynasty. Its foremost attraction is the Red Basilica, a huge 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 addressed by St John in the book of Revelation - though sadly it's now a crumbling ruin with a mosque in one of its towers. After our guided Pergamon tour we continue towards Kusadasi. On the way, we will visit a place which continues 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-in your hotel in time for dinner. Overnight at a nice Hotel in Kusadasi.

Day 7. Kusadası,Ephesus and Virgin Mary’s house tour
After having your Breakfast at your hotel then  At 8:30am departure to Ephesus (About 20 minutes distance) - once the commercial centre of the ancient world - is a highlight of any visit to Turkey.The first place to visit is the House of Virgin Mary.Virgin Mary spent her rest of life in this house after immigration from Jerusalem with St.John to Ephesus.Later, Ephesus, whose wealth and patronage supported its splendid architectural program, was dedicated to the goddess Artemis. Her enormous temple, considered one of the Seven Wonders, dates in its latest form from the third century B.C. The guided Ephesus tour 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 jewellery and leather manufacturing. On this guided tour, you will avoid the constant nagging and sometimes bullying that is well known in the markets of Turkey. Enabling you to enjoy the shopping experience whilst gaining the knowledge of the ancient craftsmen. Overnight at your Hotel in Kusadasi..

Day 8. Kusadası-Pamukkale (Denizli) and Hierapolis tour 
 After having your Breakfast and c/out your rooms At 8:30 we leave Kusadasi for Pamukkale (About 2.5 hours driving distance). We visit the Cotton Castle calcium terraces of Pamukkale and ancient Hierapolis (This name was given by Pergamon Kingdom Eumenes 1 as honor of his wife ‘’Hiera’’), walking around this natural phenomenon gives you the option of lying in the waters of the natural springs that flow down the calcium terraces. Check-in your hotel in time for dinner and the rest of the evening is yours to explore the small village or relax around the swimming pool. Overnight at your nice Hotel in Pamukkale.

Day 9. Pamukkale(Denizli) ,Driveing to Istanbul
 After breakfast, you can enjoy the thermal pool and sun until 10:00-10:30am, then we depart to Istanbul. (Driving will be about 8.5 hours distance).About evening you will get to Istanbul to your hotel,c/in. The night is yours in Istanbul. Overnight at your nice Hotel in Istanbul.

Day 10.Istanbul and fly back home
 After having your Breakfast then c/out your room till 11:00 am and it is time to turn back home.So please make your own arrangements for departure transfers for your flight airport.
We hope you have enjoyed our this tour and keep it in your mind as a unforgetable memory.
Thank you choosing us.We expect you at another nice program again.Have a nice and safety flight.

 

Tour Availablity and Price pp.
1)Tour is available atleast  16 pax (No later than 31 March 2019, with early booking !)
Price P.P. is ;  1.299-USD
 

2)For Individuals available ;
 Sunday,Monday ,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday ,Saturday     Combined with other agents…
Price P.P. is ; 1.399.-USD

 

 

 

Tour Includes

Arrival airport transfer between 8:00am and 11:00pm (every two hours)Welcome
CocktailANZAC Conference in Istanbul
A range of Gallipoli documentaries
Meals ;8 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 6 dinners
3 nights (1 ngt. last day) at accommodations in Istanbul,2 nights accommodations in Çanakkale,
2 nights accommodations in Kusadasi
1 night accommodation in Pamukkale
Guided Istanbul City TourGuided Gallipoli TourGuided Troy TourGuided Pergamon TourGuided Ephesus tourGuided Pamukkale Tour ,Dawn and National Services (Australian & New Zealand)Professional English-speaking tour guides
Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking coach
All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary
Compulsory Travel insurance according to Law no. 1618
 

Tour Excludes  

International flights
Insurance
 All typesTurkey entry visa
Items of a personal expences such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry,shoppings etc.
Any others expenses which are not mentioned at the included section