Starting from: € 219.00
Meet at the Ataturk international airport, transfer to your 3 star hotel. Transfers from Sabiha Gokcen airport can be arranged at extra cost. You will be given your room key and the rest of the day is yours to explore Istanbul til 6:00pm. Between 6:00pm - 7:00pm we will have a conference about ANZAC Dawn Service and Turkey. The conference will be given by ANZAC experts who will come from Australia and New Zealand and our professional Turkish ANZAC guides. Welcome cocktail, tea, coffee and snacks are included. You will meet with the other ANZAC participants and Tours4Turkey Team. We recommend you to arrange your flights, to be at the hotel prior the conference starts. Overnight 3 star hotel in Istanbul.
We depart for Gallipoli at 7:00am (4.5 hours drive). On the way we will have the chance to watch the latest documentary on the Gallipoli Campaign. A stop will be provided on the way down for supplies. Before we start our guided Gallipoli tour a little after midday, we will have lunch (not included). The Gallipoli tour includes the Kabatepe War Museum, ANZAC Cove, Lone Pine (Australias Memorial and Cemetery), Quinns Post, Turkish 57th Regiment Cemetery, the Nek and Chunuk Bair (New Zealand's Memorial and Cemetery). After the tour we drive to the coast of Gabatepe for our big ANZAC BBQ and buffet dinner (both optional). At approx 9:30pm we will depart for the ANZAC Dawn Service. Overnight at ANZAC Cove. If you don't want to stay outside at the ANZAC Commemorative Site overnight, we provide optional hotel accomodation at Gallipoli. This option is not available after your arrival in Turkey, pre-booking is required.
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 95 years ago when our ancestors landed. Please bring your hat, sunscreen and good walking shoes! Optional we provide sleepings bags, please let us know at time of booking.04:30am ANZAC Day Dawn Service10:30am Australian National Service11.45am Turkish National Service01:00pm New Zealand National Service
After the services at approx 3:00pm we will depart from Gallipoli and drive back to Istanbul (4.5 hours drive). Overnight 3 star hotel in Istanbul, dinner is not included.
We depart from the hotel at 10:00am for our Istanbul city tour. Please check out from your room, as we will not be back at the hotel in time. TOPKAPI PALACE: The great palace of the Ottoman sultans from the 15th to the 19th centuries housing an exquisite collection of crystal, silver, and Chinese porcelain, robes worn by the sultans and their families, the famous jewels of the Imperial Treasury, miniatures, the Holy Mantle; enshrining relics of the Prophet Mohammed. SULTANAHMET IMPERIAL MOSQUE: Across from St. Sophia built in the 16th century by the architect Mehmet, is known as the BLUE MOSQUE because of its magnificent interior decoration of blue Iznik tiles. HIPPODROME: Ancient Hippodrome, the scene of chariot races, with the three monuments; the Obelisk of Theodosius, the bronze Serpentine Column and the Column of Constantine. Lunch break and then we head to the SPICE BAZAAR (Egyptian Bazaar) The air here is filled with the enticing aromas of cinnamon, caraway, saffron, mint, thyme and every other conceivable herb and spice. After Istanbul city tour your ANZAC day tour ends. You have the option to experience a Bosphorus cruise, you will have the chance to enjoy magnificent views of the Bosphorus straigt which is connecting Asia to Europe. We will drop you back to your hotel to pick up your luggage. You can make shopping in the shopping centers that we advise. We will be the responsible from the shopping centers that we recommend. So that, you will have solid and guaranteed stuffs. Please make your own arrangements for departure or please let us know if you need airport transfer. We can arrange your transfer with an additional cost. We hope you had a memorable tour and we look forward to seeing you in the future on another Tours4Turkey Tour. Have a safe trip back home and thanks for choosing Tours4Turkey.
-Welcome Cocktail-ANZAC Conference-A range of Gallipoli documentaries-2 nights at 3 star hotel in Istanbul-2 breakfasts-Guided Istanbul city tour-Guided Gallipoli tour-Dawn and National Services (Australian & New Zealand)-Fluent English speaking professional tour guide for the duration of the tour-All transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking new luxury coach-All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary-Arrival airport transfers between 8:00am and 11:00pm every two hours-FREE T-Shirt