Anzac Day 12-Day Tour from Istanbul

Anzac Day 12-Day Tour from Istanbul
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$1295.3
Duration: 12 days
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Anzac Day tours will let you experience the original landing in 1915 at the Anzac Day Dawn Service, held in Anzac Cove, Gallipoli, as well as the Australian service at Lone Pine Memorial or the New Zealand service at Chunuk Bair Memorial.

Day 1:
You'll be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. Overnight in Istanbul, Hilton Double Tree Piyalepasa

Day 2: Istanbul Old City (B)
Enjoy a fully-guided tour of the city, visiting the Blue Mosque, St. Sophia Museum, Topkapi Palace, and the Hippodrome. Then drive to Harbiye Military Museum. Overnight in Istanbul, Hilton Double Tree Piyalepasa.

Day 3: Ankara, Cappadocia (B, D)
Drive to Ankara, visit the Mausoleum of Turkey's first President. Head for Cappadocia. Overnight in Cappadocia, Ramada Cappadocia

Day 4: Goreme, Underground City (B, D)
Tour the Goreme open-air museum, Pasabag, Uchisar castle, and one of the area's fascinating underground cities. Optional Turkish folk-dance. Overnight in Cappadocia, Ramada Cappadocia

Day 5: Konya, Caravansary (B, D)
Leaving Cappadocia, head west along the old Silk Road. See Sultanhani Caravansary and Mevlana Whirling Dervish Museum in Konya. Overnight in Pamukkale, Colossae Thermal Hotel

Day 6: Pamukkale, Hierapolis (B, D)
Visit the calcium terraces of Pamukkale and the ruins of Hierapolis, an ancient spa town overlooking the terraces.
Overnight in Kuşadası, Suhan 360

Day 7: Ephesus, Sirince (B, D)
Visit the site of the Temple of Artemis and a guided tour of Ephesus. Experience the mystical atmosphere of the ancient city and stadium. Visit the former Greek village of Sirince. Carpet weaving has long traditions in Turkey and at a local carpet village you can learn how carpets are made by hand. Overnight in Kuşadası, Suhan 360

Day 8: Acropolis of Pergamum (B, D)
Enjoy a display of handcrafted leather goods before driving along the Aegean coast to the ancient city of Pergamum, where you'll visit the Acropolis of Pergamum. Overnight in Assos

Day 9: Troy (B, L)
Visit the archaeological ruins of Troy and enjoy a BBQ lunch. Cross the Dardanelles to the Gallipoli Peninsula, and head straight to the Dawn Service area to secure the best spot possible.

Day 10: Anzac Day at Gallipoli (D)
At first light, commemorate our fallen forefathers during the ANZAC Day Dawn Service. You will have the chance to attend the Australian or New Zealand Memorial Service. Later in the day, you'll check into your hotel for some well-deserved rest. Overnight in Çanakkale, Iris Hotel

Day 11: Gallipoli (B)
Visit the Gallipoli Peninsula in the early morning. Highlights will include the original trenches and tunnels and Anzac Cove, Lone Pine Australian Memorial, Chunuk Bair New Zealand Memorial. You'll then return to Istanbul. Overnight in Istanbul, Hilton Double Tree Piyalepasa

Day 12: Istanbul (B)
Your tour ends.

Anzac Day tours will let you experience the original landing in 1915 at the Anzac Day Dawn Service, held in Anzac Cove, Gallipoli, as well as the Australian service at Lone Pine Memorial or the New Zealand service at Chunuk Bair Memorial.