21 April 2014 - Arrival in Istanbul
Welcome to Turkey. Arrival in Istanbul. Meet by our guide at the airport and transfer to the hotel. Welcome dinner at the hotel and overnight in Istanbul.
22 April 2014 - Istanbul tour, Istanbul Bosphorus cruise
Start for full day tour of Istanbul, the only city in the world situated on two continents. Byzantium, Constantinople, Istanbul - its three names span more than 2600 years, nearly 1600 of them as the capital of two of the greatest empires the world has known, Byzantine and Ottoman. We visit the Topkapi Palace , The Blue Mosque, St. Sophia and Hippodrome, where chariot races and the Byzantine riots took place.
Have a Bosphorus cruise in the afternoon before return to the hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.
23 April 2014 - Drive ro Gallipoli, Gallipoli tour
07.00 a.m. Drive to Gallipoli and depart for full day tour of Gallipoli Peninsula. Visit Anzac Cove, after lunch in Kabatepe Harbour continue to visit Lone Pine Australian Memorial and Cemetery, the original tunnels and trenches at Johnston Jolly (Turkish and Allied), The Nek Cemetery, Chunuk-Bair New Zealand Memorial and Cemetery and Kabatepe War Museum. Proceed to Troy, the site of King Priam's Treasures. Probably the most famous city of ancient times, Troy is in fact nine cities built on top of each other. Troy Vl is believed to pertain to the famous Trojan War of Homer, where the legendary heroes included Agamemnon, Achilles, Ulysses and Nestor on the Greek side and Priam, Hector and Paris on the Trojan side. Drive to our hotel in Assos. Arrival in our hotel, dinner and overnight stay.
24 April 2014 - Gallipoli, Anzac Cove
Full day free to relax before a long night and day in Gallipoli Peninsula. Swim and relax by the pool or visit the ancient city of Assos, the city was settled, and has been inhabited, since the Early Bronze Age. After dinner leave hotel and drive to Anzac Cove for Dawn Service at 21.00. We will spend the night at the Anzac Cove to prepare ourselves for Dawn Service.
25 April 2014 - Anzac day, drive to Assos
05:30 a.m. Dawn Service and account of Gallipoli campaign. After Dawn Service our coaches will take us up to Chunuck Bair and Lone pine for National Ceromonies. Breakfast and lunch boxes will be provided on the bus on the way to Chunuck Bair.
10:30 Australian National service.
12:30 New Zealand National service.
After the ceremonies drive to Assos for dinner. Overnight in Assos.
26 April 2014 - Ancient city Pergamon tour, Kusadasi
09:00 a.m. Following breakfast drive to the ancient city of Pergamon. Visit Altar of Zeus, Temple of Dionysus and the 200,000 volume library, The Asclepieum of Pergamon. After lunch in Pergamum, leaving Pergamon behind us. We settle at our hotel in Kusadasi.
27 April 2014 - Ephesus tour, Temple of Artemis, Kusadasi
After breakfast we drive to Ephesus, which was undoubtedly one of the most important cultural centres of the ancient world. We will see impressive structures include the Library of Celsus, Temple of Hadrian, Theatre, Odeon and the Temple of Artemis, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. After lunch in Ephesus, drive to the House of Virgin Mary to visit then proceed to an authentic Turkish handcrafts farm. Back to Kusadasi for our dinner and overnight stay.
28 April 2014 - Pamukkale tour
Departure for Pamukkale with it's amazing white calcium rocks & thermal water springs. This area was once the beauty & health centre of the famous "Queen Cleopatra". You will enjoy relaxing in these hot springs after this unforgetable trip. Dinner and overnight in Pamukkale.
29 April 2014 - Drive to Antalya, Aspendos theatre
After breakfast departure for Antalya to see the best preserved theatre of Turkey Aspendos, perge and Kursunlu waterfall. Overnight in Antalya.
30 April 2014 - Drive to Cappadocia, Konya tour
Departure for Cappadocia. Visit Konya the home of Whirling Derwishes on the way to Cappadocia. Dinner and overnight in Cappadocia.
01 May 2014 - Cappadocia tour
09:00 Full day tour of Cappadocia to see the surreal landscapes of volcanic ash, formed 3 million years ago, spectacular red rock cones, troglodyte churches and homes dating from 4000 BC. Including Pigeon Valley, Uchisar, Goreme open air museum, Pasabag (Fairy Chimneys) and Avanos, to visit one of its famous, pottery workshops. Later return to your hotel for dinner and overnight.
02 May 2014 - Cappadocia tour, drive to Ankara
Visit Mazikoy and Kaymakli Underground Cities, Agzikarahan Ceravanserail and continue to Ankara. Overnight in Ankara.
03 May 2014 - Visit museum, return to Istanbul
After breakfast visit Museum of Anatolian Civilizations and The Mausoleum of Ataturk (Who was the founder of Turkish Republic) and continue to Istanbul in the afternoon. Arrival and overnight in Istanbul.
04 May 2014 - Istanbul tour
After breakfast departure for Istanbul Tour. First visit Underground Cistern and The Museum of Islamic Relics. Military Museum with Sanitary Band and Koc Museum. Then continue to visit of Grand Bazaar and Spice Bazaar. Farewell dinner in a local restaurant and Overnight in Istanbul.
05 May 2014 - End of Anzac day tour
Following breakfast check out the hotel, transfer to Istanbul airport for flight. End of our services.
* The above times shown in the itenerary are for your reference only. Itinerary is subject to change according to weather and/or daily circumstances.
Prices for 2014 - 2015
|Shown prices are per person in the mentioned rooms.
|You don't have to pay single rate just because you are single! We do match up singles in double & triple rooms in male & female categories.
• Boutique Hotel accommodations in Istanbul, Kusadasi, Antalya
• English speaking professional guide licenced by the Ministry of
• Dinners in a local restaurants on day 1, 6, 11 and 14
• 4 star hotel accommodations in Assos and Pamukkale
• Dawn and National Services (Australian, New Zealand)
• Farewell dinner in a local restaurnat in Istanbul
• All transportation by private a/c tour coach
• Private arrival and departure transfers
• Entrance fees to the sites and museums
• Cave Hotel accommodation in Cappadocia
• Sleeping bag for 24th nights use only
• Welcome coctail on a private boat
• 6 lunches and 2 lunchboxes
• All breakfasts and dinners
• Water services on the bus