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  • The Spirit of Anzac

Anzac day Turkey Tour plus Blue Cruise

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Istanbul , Gallipoli , Troy , Pergamon , Ephesus, Pamukkale , Fethiye, Gullet Cruise Olympos and Antalya 12 days 11 Nights

12 Day Anzac day Turkey Tour plus Blue Cruise from Fethiye Olympos will let you the feel spirit of Anzacs commemorations and give you chance to enjoy your holiday. Fun on Gullet and swim in the Mediterranean Sea when you join this package you will discover Istanbul, Gallipoli, Pergamon and Ancient Ephesus Pamukkale Fethiye and Olympos. Blue Cruise by Gullet

HIGHLIGHTStourmap4

  • Istanbul
  • St. Sophia
  • Topkapi Palace
  • Hippodrome
  • Blue Mosque
  • Grand Bazaar
  • Gallipoli Battle Field
  • War Museum
  • Anzac Cove
  • Lone Pine
  • Chunuk Bair
  • Anzac Commemorations
  • Pergamon
  • Ephesus
  • Pamukkale
  • Fethiye to Olympos Gullet Cruise
  • Olympos Antalya

 ANZAC DAY TURKEY TOUR PLUS BLUE CRUISE  ITINERARY

Day 01 – 22nd April Welcome to Istanbul

Welcome to Istanbul, where you will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. (Please note check in times vary between hotels but are normally no earlier than noon) you have the rest of the day free to explore Istanbul and you will meet your guide later that evening who will give you information about the tour and answer any questions you might have. Overnight Stay in Istanbul

Day 02 – 23rd April Istanbul Full day Classic Tour

After breakfast at your hotel, you begin a full day sightseeing tour of Istanbul. Highlights include a visit to the illustrious Topkapi Palace, the ancient Roman Hippodrome (site of chariot races) and the Hagia Sophia, the Byzantine church that was converted to a mosque in 15th century. After lunch we will take a look how the Turkish carpets are made by hand. You will also visit the famed “Blue Mosque” and the Grand Bazaar, the world’s largest covered bazaar, where you’ll have free time to discover some of the nearly 4,000 tiny shops that line its maze of passageways. (B)
Tonight don’t miss the optional Turkish Folklore evening. Overnight Istanbul

Day 03 – 24th April Gallipoli battlefields

Early morning we depart for the Gallipoli peninsula where we will enjoy a BBQ lunch at Kabatepe before a short orientation tour of the WW1 battlefields of Gallipoli visiting Lone Pine Australian Memorial, Chunuk Bair New Zealand Memorial and ANZAC Cove if accessible. After the tour we head straight to the site of the dawn service to get a good spot for the long night ahead. Overnight ANZAC Cove (B)

Don’t forget your sleeping bags, warm clothes, wet weather gear and torches because Gallipoli is still as dark and as cold today as it was 1915 when our ancestors landed. Please bring your hat, sunscreen and good walking shoes

Day 04 – 25th April ANZAC Day Commemorations 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 before a late afternoon drive to Ayvalik for overnight stay (Lunch Box, D)

Day 05 – 26th April Acropolis of Pergamum

Leaving Ayvalik we drive to south towards Bergama for a fully guided tour of Pergamon, once the home of the Royal family and the founder of modern medicine. Tonight we arrive in Kusadasi. Overnight stay Kusadasi. (B, D)

Day 06 – 27th April Ancient Ephesus Full Day Tour Kusadasi

Today we have a fully guided tour of ancient Ephesus – to visit Temple of Artemis (Diana) Isa Bey Mosque ancient Ephesus, one of the best preserved ancient cities in Turkey. Turkey produces some of the finest leather goods in the world and after Ephesus we go to leather goods display… Overnight Kusadasi. (B, D)

Day 07 – 28th April Pamukkale, Hierapolis Fethiye

Leaving the coast we drive east for the calcium terraces of Pamukkale (cotton castles). You also visit the ruins of Hierapolis, an ancient health spa, just above the calcium terraces. Drive to Fethiye for overnight Stay (B)

Day 08 – 29th Fethiye to Olympos Gullet Cruise

Leave Fethiye harbor around 10.30am, destined for Samanlik Bay for swimming & lunch. Butterfly Valley for sunbathing, swimming and an optional hike up to the waterfall Oludeniz Europe’s most stunning beach & one of the best spots in the world for paragliding. Swim to the beach and there is also the option to paraglide. Anchor at St. Nicholas Island for the night. Optional walk up through the Island’s ruins to witness the spectacular sunset. (B, L, D)

DAY 09 – 30th April on Board

Depart to by Gullet to Kalkan (Aquarium Bay) for breakfast relaxations and swimming, keep sail to Kas harbor for lunch. Free Time to discover this small Turkish town for shopping and internet. Take departure to sail a secluded bay near Kekova Island for the night stay. (B, L, D)

DAY 10 – 01 May on Board

Another enjoyable day waiting for you, Sunken City very amazing sail over the ancient ruins will affect you very much. Proceed to Simena Castle – walk up to the top & witness a magical view over the Bay taking in the underwater Lycian Tombs and across to the Sunken City. Gokkaya Bay for the night it’s time for dancing having fun at the nearby Island disco where you can meet up with the other cruising travelers for a night under the thousands of stars, or simply relaxes back and chills out on your yacht. (B, L, D)

DAY 11 – 02 May Disembark and Olympos

Breakfast, we continue to Pirates Cave for snorkeling, lunch at Andriace harbor disembarkation. Drive to Olympos for Overnight Stay (B, L)

DAY 12 – 03 May Olympos to Antalya

Transfer to Antalya airport for the flight back to Istanbul. You can add on Istanbul or Cappadocia extension. End of Anzac day Turkey Tour plus Blue Cruise

Suggested Optional Tours

  • Welcome Gala Dinner Traditional Turkish Night
  • Turkish Bath Istanbul or Kusadasi
  • Gullet sailing Cruise Fethiye to Olympos
  • Pre & Post Accomodation
  • Greek island Hopping and Athens

TOUR PRICE INCLUDE

  • Inbound airport transfer to your hotel.
  • Official Tour Guide Throughout the itinerary
  • Share accommodation in 4 star hotels with breakfast
  • Entrance Fees to the various sites
  • Fethiye to Olympos Gullet Cruise

TOUR PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE

  • Personal Expenses
  • Beverages
  • Domestic Flight Ticket

Important Notice:

Please bring a day pack for carrying things with you overnight at Anzac Cove and the next day in Gallipoli as once you put your main luggage on the coach on the morning of the 24th in Istanbul you will not have chance to access it again until arriving back in Istanbul on the evening of the 25th. Your main luggage will be securely locked away in the coach overnight. Please also note that the weather in Anzac Cove overnight can get very cold so we suggest you bring sleeping bags, blankets and warm clothing for this stay and even a wet weather jacket in the event that it rains.

Important Information:

If you wish to arrive in Istanbul earlier than the 23rd or stay longer than the 26th then we can arrange pre & post tour accommodation for you although we have limited availability of this. The cost of this is per person 55 € for a Double/Twin/Triple or 75 € for a single room. Please indicate that you require this when making your booking

Dates & Prices

DEPARTURE DATE : April 22 Every Single Year

TOUR PRICE: 990 € Per Person in Twin Share

anzac day turkey tour plus blue cruise
anzac day turkey tour plus blue cruise
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